Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

                        This week I whipped up some fab dishes! Something I also do for Eat Drink Shrink is create an effortless concept for the weekend. While some of us prefer to dine out on the weekends, a lot of us take it as an opportunity to get in the kitchen, which I love!   When it comes to full proof brunch concepts, I love a good muffin. I skipped doing muffins for...

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Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

                              If there is one cake I’m forever enamored with, it’s carrot cake! While my birthday is in November, my cake was typically a carrot cake with cream cheese icing. That being said, I’ve always had an affinity for all things vanilla and cinnamon, and been less about chocolate.    Whether it’s the cinnamon, the...

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Vegan Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

Vegan Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

                        Hello  & Happy Saturday!!           If there is one concept every weekend needs, it’s a good pancake recipe!! Vegan pancakes I feel like one of those starter items that opens ones eyes to realize, you can make even the most traditional items sans animal products. There is no need for milk, no need for eggs, it just works!!...

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Vegan Pistachio Pancakes

Vegan Pistachio Pancakes

                          Hello & Happy Saturday             If there are a few concepts I love to save for the weekends, it’s biscuits and pancakes! Since I cook full time, I have to get creative with flavors as I just find myself bored. Pancakes are wonderful as they are such a blank canvas where you can tailor them to your tastebuds and...

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Vegan Pretzel Bagels

Vegan Pretzel Bagels

                      Lately I’ve been all about bread making. Whether it’s something I find relaxing, satisfying, or simply more cost effective, I just have so much fun with it! Even if the bread fails, which is a rare case the more and more I do it, I still love it.   Bread making is one of those things you either do all the time, or rarely. Prior to social distancing,...

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Vegan Super Food Cinnamon Apple Granola with Toasted Pecans

Vegan Super Food Cinnamon Apple Granola with Toasted Pecans

                Hello & Happy Saturday!             If there is one concept I love making from scratch, it’s granola. I typically always reach for my basic avocado toast, but some days I’m craving something a lil sweet and homemade granola is just so easy!    Let’s be honest, right now, the market is saturated with ready made granola. Let’s...

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Vegan Pancake Recipes

Vegan Pancake Recipes

                        Recipe Roundup            When it comes to breakfast concepts, it’s all about the pancakes. While I love a good plain ol’ stack of pancakes like everyone else, there are so many ways to mix it up! From incorporating fruits to herbs, to using various flours, the options are just endless! That being said, we always try to have...

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Vegan Pink Beet Pancakes

Vegan Pink Beet Pancakes

                        Hello & Happy Saturday!           I know we are all cooped up inside, so it’s the perfect time to get in the kitchen and explore new recipes. One of my favorite weekend concepts is your standard pancake! Instead of keeping them plain Jane though, I love to mix it up and feature modern flavors.    Since spring has...

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Easy 10 Minute Strawberry Chia Jam

Easy 10 Minute Strawberry Chia Jam

                      On Sunday I’m going thru my fridge trying to salvage produce before it’s too late. Even with three mouths to feed and cooking full time, there is always something that is on it’s way out. Believe it or not, I hate wasting food, so I’m always looking for ways to still enjoy my favorite fruits!   I like to freeze fruit for smoothies,...

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Vegan Blueberry Almond Muffins

Vegan Blueberry Almond Muffins

      Hello & Happy Saturday!!   Throughout my childhood we always had muffins. While they weren’t homemade, the whole concept of a muffin remains nostalgic for me. A lot of times when you’re working with fruit in a baked good, you run the risk of over saturating the batter and you can be left with just a brick of mush. When it comes to vegan baking and substituting an egg for banana, you run the risk even...

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Vegan Chocolate Avocado Blender Muffins

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Blender Muffins

                      Hello & Happy Monday!!           Since I’m one of those people who always has an avocado on hand, I typically always have one that’s on its way out too lol. That being said, I’m always looking for new ways to salvage them as I hate wasting. One of my favorite things to do is throw them in cookies or brownies, but I had yet...

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8 Vegan Bagel Recipes

8 Vegan Bagel Recipes

                        Hello & Happy Monday!!             If there is one thing I crave on the weekends, it’s a good bagel! After exploring bagels outside NYC and having them always fall short of expectations.. I was on the move to find a good staple bagel recipe!    After landing on the perfect balance, I created nearly 8 recipes and each...

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Vegan Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

Vegan Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

                      Hello & Happy Sunday!!               If you haven’t noticed, we’re all about the bread recently on EDS. For the longest time I overlooked breads. I found that it’s so much easier just to simply go for the store bought options, but like everything else, homemade is always better. As someone who knows their way...

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Vegan Sweet Potato Biscuits

Vegan Sweet Potato Biscuits

                      Hello & Happy Monday!!             As a true Southerner, I’m obsessed with a good biscuit! To date we’ve product an array of varieties from Jalapeño Cheddar to Blueberry and more. There is something about a fresh hot biscuit that just completes a weekend brunch. (view all biscuit recipes here) Biscuits are one of my...

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10 Minute Vegan Puff Pastry Cinnamon Roll with Cream Cheese Icing

10 Minute Vegan Puff Pastry Cinnamon Roll with Cream Cheese Icing

                                    Well we finally got Eat Drink Shrink back up and running last night!! While this was of course an unfortunate and stressful event, especially while pregnant, I always find the silver linings and there were.. plenty!!   My website is now run like a well oiled machine, out with the old, in the with new. (finally kinks...

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Vegan Jalapeno Cheddar Bagels

Vegan Jalapeno Cheddar Bagels

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           I had so many other recipes to share, but lately I’m all about the homemade breads! Once upon a time I found them intimidating. However, after testing at least 10 different recipes I’m not phased by them. Yes, sometimes breads go wrong. A lot of times, it’s not your fault....

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Vegan Buckwheat Pancakes

Vegan Buckwheat Pancakes

                    Hello & Happy Saturday!!             Since social distancing I’ve been on the move to explore new concepts. Believe or not, I had yet to test buckwheat flour with anything. I know, embarrassing lol. My objective is to make recipes approachable, so many times I will start with a basic recipe as a foundation to compare it to. Having made...

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JUST Egg Folded Italian Sliders

JUST Egg Folded Italian Sliders

  This post has been compensated by Inmar Intelligence and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.    #FoldedIsHere                             Hello & Happy Monday!!             As a plant based enthusiast for the last 27 years, I have seen a myriad of plant-based products come and go. However, there are some that just stick around and...

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Vegan Spinach and Mushroom Quiche

Vegan Spinach and Mushroom Quiche

                          Hello & Happy Sunday!!                 Back in circa 2014, in our tiny NYC kitchen, I started getting my feet wet with cooking vegan cuisine. I had finished my first year of the nutrition program at NYU and taken only a few culinary courses. Little by little though, I gained more confidence being in the kitchen...

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Vegan Bourbon Peach French Toast

Vegan Bourbon Peach French Toast

                      Hello & Happy Saturday!!               Every weekend I do a brunch concept and this weekend, I wanted to mix it up! I typically gravitate towards a good biscuit, muffin, or pancake, but I love a good french toast.  My only request is that it has to be a fun flavor concept!   With spring in full swing, but having limitations...

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Vegan Lemon Blueberry Scones

Vegan Lemon Blueberry Scones

                      Hello & Happy Wednesday!!             I’m going thru recipe categories and it occurred to me that I completely skipped over the widely loved scones! I had explored an almond flour option years ago, it was even featured in a magazine, but I was just never sold on them as they can easily not come out right.    Fast forward to...

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Vegan Superfood Ginger Pear Granola

Vegan Superfood Ginger Pear Granola

                          Hello & Happy Monday!!             It’s been decided that the social distancing will extend for an additional month. I find comfort in at least knowing that there is a deadline to revaluate the situation. There are so many unknowns surrounding the spreading of the virus, but just knowing a timeline better enables us...

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Vegan Matcha Pancakes

Vegan Matcha Pancakes

                            Hello & Happy Saturday!!         I’ve created countless matcha concepts, but sadly, pancakes I wasn’t a fan of. I tried with whole wheat, and for whatever reason I just didn’t take to them. That being said, I wanted to revisit this staple concept as I’ve been using a full proof pancake base!   ...

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Vegan Lemon Strawberry Superfood Granola

Vegan Lemon Strawberry Superfood Granola

                            Hello & Happy Monday!!         The spring weather is just around the corner, so I’m already craving all the fruit forward concepts! No matter what the season, I personally love all things lemon. I find that lemon is a palate cleaners, it’s light, refreshing and not overwhelming to the tastebuds. In addition,...

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Vegan Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Vegan Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread

                          Hello & Happy Wednesday!!                 I think we all have our go to’s when grocery shopping. For many, it’s bananas, and for many they go bad before you can even get to them. Believe it or not, I too am one of those people lol. I go thru phases with smoothies, but for the most part I use them to...

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Vegan Lemon Blueberry Superfood Granola

Vegan Lemon Blueberry Superfood Granola

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           Every few months I discover a new love for a food concept. Right now, it’s granola! I’ve never been a granola person as the typical store bought options are packed with sugar and additives and I prefer a less carb heavy breakfast. However, if made from scratch, you have control over the...

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Vegan Sweet Potato Pecan Oatmeal Bake

Vegan Sweet Potato Pecan Oatmeal Bake

                          Hello & Happy Monday!!           If there is one meal I often struggle with, it’s breakfast. With a newborn baby having needs all day long, before I know it, it’s 1:00 and I still haven’t eaten. That being said, I’ve been brainstorming for effortless breakfast concepts that can be made in bulk. Years...

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Vegan Everything Bagel Biscuits with Scallion Cream Cheese

Vegan Everything Bagel Biscuits with Scallion Cream Cheese

                              There’s one thing I love on the  send weekend it’s homemade pancakes or biscuits! As a true Southerner, biscuits are a staple no matter what the season. While the standard biscuit is amazing, I love to have fun with flavors and take a modern approach. To date I have produce everything from Parmesan Rosemary with truffle honey to Jalapeño...

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3 Ingredient Pumpkin Bagels with Pumpkin Cream Cheese

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Bagels with Pumpkin Cream Cheese

                              Hello & Happy Monday!!         Since pregnancy I become more and more about the carbs. I believe it stems from trying to alleviate nausea, but ever since I’ve been all about.. bagels! lol    When it comes to cooking I do everything from scratch, but bagels are very involved and time consuming. It’s...

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Vegan Flourless Blueberry Almond Biscotti

Vegan Flourless Blueberry Almond Biscotti

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.                           Hello & Happy Sunday!!             After living in NYC for 9 years, I developed an affinity for all things coffee related, especially espresso! There is something about the richness of espresso that just simply eclipses any traditional coffee. My husband also agrees, because...

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Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

                        Hello & Happy Monday!!               As soon as I heard the first mention of fall, I was instantly dreaming of all things pumpkin lol. Like most people, after a while I get maxed out on pumpkin, but I love to play around with it as the flavor profile is just so me. Long before there was even a pumpkin spice latte, I was all...

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Vegan 5 Ingredient Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

Vegan 5 Ingredient Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

      Hello & Happy Friday!!     Lately I’ve been on a bagel kick! Typically bagels are yeast based, can fail, are very involved, tedious and the list goes on. Needless to say, unless you’re just obsessed with making your own, you’ll go out and pick some up.    However, bagels can be made with just a handful of ingredients, involve no yeast, and can give you that bagel fix you’re craving...

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Vegan Peach Basil Muffins

Vegan Peach Basil Muffins

                        Hello & Happy Wednesday!!               Since the beginning of the year I’ve been producing a muffin recipe once a week. To date there has to be upwards of 30 different concepts as there is nothing quite like a fab muffin on a Saturday morning. I sometimes prefer them over the traditional pancakes as they’ll...

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Peach Oatmeal Blender Waffles

Peach Oatmeal Blender Waffles

                        Hello & Happy Friday!!           With pregnancy I’ve been craving a handful of items, but nothing in the realm of pickles and ice cream lol. However, I’ve been all about some oat waffles!! Typically waffles are packed with white flour, but oat flour works exactly the same providing a great texture, but also nutrients and...

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Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

        If there is one concept I love on the weekends, it’s a fab vegan muffin!! After finding the perfect muffin base I was off to create countless variations as the options are just endless!! On EDS you can find recipes for a Strawberry Muffin, Lemon Raspberry, Cinnamon & Sugar Muffin, Pistachio, Chocolate Chip Muffin, Carrot Cake, Blood Orange Muffin, Blueberry Basil, Lemon Poppy Seed, Lemon Blackberry, Matcha...

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Vegan Triple Berry Muffins

Vegan Triple Berry Muffins

                        Hello & Happy Saturday!!         If you know me, you know I love a good weekend muffin! While dreaming of warmer temps my mind was instantly filled with berries! While I love each by themselves, together they create the perfect flavor. Blueberries offer a mild sweetness, strawberries a lil more, and raspberries offer a tart flavor, which...

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Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Waffles

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Waffles

                                    Words can’t express how excited I am that this week is wrapping up. At 35 weeks pregnant the days are longer, the aches are more and everything just starts slowing down lol. I’ll still be behind EDS while we navigating life as first time parents, but I’m excited to just be present and soak up all these...

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Vegan Blender Oat Waffles

Vegan Blender Oat Waffles

      I honestly couldnt remember the last time I had a good homemade waffle. Years ago I was using a terrible waffle iron and I just always felt like they never got crispy and were just a soggy mess. I decided to revisit this classic dish to see if you could not only create a crispy waffle, but also one that could be made sans white flour.    and the vegan Oat Waffles were born!!   Not only are they flourless, eggless,...

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Vegan Lemon Raspberry Muffins

Vegan Lemon Raspberry Muffins

      Hello & Happy Friday!!     Every weekend deserves a fab muffin so the next on my list was a Lemon Raspberry! To date I’ve done countless variation as I stumbled upon the perfect batter mixture.   You can find recipes for a Cinnamon & Sugar Muffin, Pistachio, Chocolate Chip Muffin, Carrot Cake, Blood Orange Muffin, Blueberry Basil, Lemon Poppy Seed, Lemon Blackberry, Matcha Chocolate...

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins

Vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins

                              Yesterday was QUITE the day. While I’ve been running EDS since undergrad, I can confidently say that I’m not as tech savvy as I appear and learned so much yesterday. There are many aspects of running a website that go on behind the scenes and more so protecting it. EDS was unfortunately hacked yesterday and was an eye opening...

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