1hr Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

1hr Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

                            While I stick to my everyday avocado toast, I love a good muffin or cinnamon roll for a weekend brunch! Although Thanksgiving is officially over, pumpkin season is still going, and I knew I had to revisit these vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls. I created this concept over a year ago, but I honestly wasn’t greatly impressed with the final result. ...

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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 Pumpkin Biscuits with Maple Butter

Vegan Pumpkin Biscuits with Maple Butter

                    Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             If there is one flavor I’ve always gravitated towards, it’s pumpkin. Long before the dawn of the Starbucks pumpkin spice, it was my favorite flavor. However, as a child it wasn’t as popular as it is today. Seasonally companies would feature a pumpkin flavor, but the options were not have...

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Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Waffles

                          Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             When it comes to waffles, I honestly gave up on them every being a fragment of the quality they are in a restaurant. I always found the flavor or texture just to be off and crispy waffles were just not happening.    However, with a new waffle iron and playing around with various...

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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 Caramelized Banana French Toast

Vegan Caramelized Banana French Toast

                Hello & Happy Saturday!!       Each weekend we whip up a breakfast concept. Whether it’s pancakes, biscuits or french toast, I love to have a brunch recipe to feature with you guys. My typical go to’s are avocado toast etc, but when it comes to the weekends it’s great to have fun and try things that are a lil more indulgent. While I love them all,...

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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 Cinnamon Pear Muffins

Vegan Cinnamon Pear Muffins

                        Hello & Happy Saturday!!             If there is one concept I became obsessed with the past 6 months, it’s a good vegan muffin! For years I skipped them as I could never achieve the perfect texture, but once I did I rolled out countless variations! While I don’t have a muffin on the daily, I do enjoy one on the...

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Vegan Gingerbread Muffins

Vegan Gingerbread Muffins

        I’m currently on a vegan cinnamon roll kick after the recent pumpkin revamp, but I’m still all about an effortless vegan muffin! For the longest time I felt that vegan muffins were a complete dud. The texture was always off or the muffins didn’t cook all the way thru and were just bricks.    Once I stumbled upon the perf vegan muffin recipe, I was on a rampage to create countless concepts! To...

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Vegan Eggnog Muffins

Vegan Eggnog Muffins

                              This week was one for the books and I started breaking into Christmas concepts. I find that every year the holiday creeps up on me and there are countless recipes that I never get to. This year, I have my game face on and have some fab concepts coming your way!   When it comes to holidays, we all love them as it’s a time to get...

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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 Gluten Free White Chocolate Pumpkin Biscotti

Vegan Gluten Free White Chocolate Pumpkin Biscotti

                    Hello & Happy Friday!!         As a new mom, the days are long, but the weeks are short! Basically, I can’t believe it’s already Friday. Time just flies by and I swear, he’s only 7 weeks, but it feels l like he just arrived yesterday.    With the new fall season upon us, I’ve been on the move to create effortless pumpkin...

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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

Hello & Happy Tuesday!! 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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Vegan Blood Orange Thyme Muffins

Vegan Blood Orange Thyme Muffins

Hello & Happy Saturday!! The weekends are all about rest, catching up on real life, and if you’re me, muffins lol. I typically don’t indulge in sweets during the week or keep it to a minimum. However, once the weekend comes I’m much more flexible and love to explore brunch concepts.   My personal favorite the last few months has been, muffins! For the longest time I couldn’t find the right balance, the texture was...

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4 Ingredient Vegan Dark Chocolate Strudel with Toasted Nuts

4 Ingredient Vegan Dark Chocolate Strudel with Toasted Nuts

                        Hello & Happy Friday!!             While my daily go to’s for breakfast are avocado toast and fresh fruit, I love a good indulgent brunch concept. Lately I’ve been obsessed with the perf vegan muffin or working with pastry dough as both are just so easy!!   Making pastry dough from scratch is very involved and...

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