Vegan Chickpea Flour S’Mores Cookies

Vegan Chickpea Flour S’Mores Cookies

                      Hello & Happy Monday!!             I don’t typically feature cookies on a Monday, but these were just too good and I couldn’t wait to share. Plus, they are made with chickpea flour!! Lately I’ve been going thru every category to ensure that I have an array of options. Believe it or not, I didn’t have enough...

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1 Bowl Vegan Depression Era Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Depression Era Cake

                          Hello & Happy Friday!!         In going thru new concepts, I came across another current food trend, the Depression Cake. At first glance I thought, this has to be a joke, no cake is depressing, and it’s not, especially this cake! The story behind this cake is that is was big during the Great Depression. Times were tough,...

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

                            Today I was debating whether to feature a zucchini pizza crust or this fab bread, but everyone voted for this one of course, and I completely understand why! While I’ve produced a lot of vegan breads via EDS, I’ve yet to do a full on banana bread. Perhaps it’s because I’ve experienced underwhelming recipes, I’m not quite...

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Vegan Soft Baked White Chocolate Blueberry Cookies

Vegan Soft Baked White Chocolate Blueberry Cookies

          Lately I’ve been whipping up a lot of savory concepts. To be honest, even while pregnant I crave all the savory and when it comes to sweet, I’m all about the fruit! However, I wanted to do an array of new dessert recipes and the first thing that came to mind is..      Cookies!!             While I love a good minimalist almond flour cookie, it’s also...

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Vegan Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

                      Lately I’ve been going thru the pantry and trying to use all my lingering food items. One thing I always have on hand, is a can of chickpeas! Whether you’re throwing them in a sandwich, making hummus, or using the brine to make aquafaba, there is always a use for them! Honestly, one of the last things I thought I could ever do with them, ..was a cookie...

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5 Ingredient Vegan Dark Chocolate Pink Coconut Bars

5 Ingredient Vegan Dark Chocolate Pink Coconut Bars

                                        Believe or not, I have a love hate relationship with all things coconut. I love working with the oil, I love working with the milk as it creates wonderful soups and desserts, but overall, I’m not big on coconut.    However, when going thru some bar concepts, it was just so seamless, I knew I had to...

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Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding

                          Hell0 & Happy Wednesday!!               Lately we’ve been whipping up recipes that are perfect for the social distancing period. From soups to snacks were featuring all the goods! Being that food options are less vast right now and that the window of ripeness for avocados is so quick, I knew I had to feature a...

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3 Ingredient Sugar Free Vegan Dark Chocolate Strawberry Truffles

3 Ingredient Sugar Free Vegan Dark Chocolate Strawberry Truffles

                      Hello + Happy Wednesday!!           A week via EDS wouldn’t be complete without an effortless vegan truffle recipe! As someone who cooks full time I go through phases with food. Right now, I’m in a truffle phase to explore all the variations, because they are just so easy!!   Typically truffles are comprised of heavy cream and...

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Vegan OREO Truffles

Vegan OREO Truffles

                      While I love to make everything from scratch, sometimes time constraints call for the effortless like these vegan OREO Truffles! Believe it or not, Pinterest is inundated with endless variations of this concept making it just such a staple. It’s a lil indulgent, not my usual approach with recipes, but there was something just alluring about this treat. Another...

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2 Ingredient Vegan Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Almond Flour Cookies

2 Ingredient Vegan Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Almond Flour Cookies

                        After the hectic holidays our energy is typically zapped when it comes to food prep. That being said, I’m on a mission to create effortless and affordable concepts from lunch to dinner, snacks and sweets!   When it comes to almond flour, I have a new found appreciation for it. While I like to keep recipes standard and more practical with utilizing...

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Vegan Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

Vegan Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

                              Hello & Happy Friday!!           If there is one concept that’s always a crowd pleaser, it’s ice cream cookie sandwiches! Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I made one, because either the cookies weren’t firm enough or it didn’t hold together well and the list goes on. That...

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Vegan Brookies

Vegan Brookies

                      Lately I’ve been craving things more on the sweet side with nursing. It has to be in part with burning the additional calories an just craving carbohydrates. Either way, I’ve been running through my recipe bucket list to whip up some fun modern sweets and one of them.. was a vegan brookie!!   You don’t see the brookie concepts a lot and I loved...

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3 Ingredient Sugar Free Vegan Blueberry Truffles

3 Ingredient Sugar Free Vegan Blueberry Truffles

                          Hello & Happy Thursday!!               This week has literally flown by!! Since spring is around the corner I’m already starting to crave the lighter dishes and that even applies to desserts. Believe it or not, truffles can be a nutrient packed option if you take my approach.    My favorite truffle...

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Vegan Valentine’s Day Black and White Cookies

Vegan Valentine’s Day Black and White Cookies

                            Valentine’s Day is tomorrow so here’s to one last recipe to celebrate the holiday! One of my personal favorite cookies, is a Black + White!! Before living in NYC I can’t recall if I’d ever had one. However, in NYC they are everywhere. At every deli, corner store, you name it, it’s always at the checkout lol.   ...

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3 Ingredient Sugar Free Vegan Ferrero Rocher Truffles

3 Ingredient Sugar Free Vegan Ferrero Rocher Truffles

                  Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             Valentine’s Day is coming, so I’m on the move to feature effortless vegan desserts that will have you swooning long after the holiday is over! One of my personal favorite concepts is truffles! There are many reasons why I love them and the biggest reason, is that they are SO EASY. I’m all about...

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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 Nutella Pie

Vegan Nutella Pie

                          Valentine’s Day is slowly approaching! While many can say it’s a fabricated holiday that holds no value, I personally find it as just another reminder to show love to those in your life. Any reason to celebrate, I’m all about! Of course one of my favorite ways to show love, is through food! That being said, I was on the move to whip up...

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Vegan Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Spice Caramels

Vegan Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Spice Caramels

                              Hello & Happy Friday!!               We’re wrapping up 2019, so we’re finishing off this fab year with some game changing recipes!! Long before this recipe I had dabbled in vegan caramels. I had tried some with dates, but they didn’t really mirror the taste or texture of real caramel....

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Vegan White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Vegan White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

              Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           When it comes to Christmas, it’s all about the chocolate! You can make a variety of effortless chocolate based desserts that involve minimal steps and ingredients, that will make you look like an iron chef! One of my favorite chocolate concepts is barks. A bark is simply a blend of chocolate and toppings all broken up into pieces and...

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Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

                        The past few weeks have been jam packed with catching up on work. So after putting the babe to sleep I was craving something quick and easy that could be thrown together in minutes. Believe it or not, vegan desserts can be so easy and a lot of times less is more, cue the vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars!!   Lately I’ve been obsessed with oat flour...

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Vegan White & Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Bites

Vegan White & Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Bites

                      Hello & Happy Friday!!               Since all the Halloween festivities are this weekend, I thought I would whip up a quick and easy concept that can not only be used for this holiday, but every holiday..    Vegan Chocolates!!   Candies are typically made from the everyday chocolate melts you find at the store. However,...

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Vegan White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

Vegan White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

                      Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           Staying home with a newborn during the fall can only mean one thing, less time, and more time for effortless recipes!! Cue the vegan White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles!! Believe it or not, truffles are one of the easiest concepts that you can seamlessly make vegan. While it’s easier to feature dark...

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Vegan GF Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

Vegan GF Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

                      Hello and Happy Friday!!         While I love intricate recipes, if there’s one thing I also like it’s easy Concepts! Effortless  recipes are great for beginners and those with minimal time such as myself when caring for a newborn LOL.   Creating an effortless cookie is one of my favorites, because you can make it as indulgent or nutrient dense...

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Vegan White Chocolate Pumpkin Muddy Buddies

Vegan White Chocolate Pumpkin Muddy Buddies

    Hello & Happy Tuesday!         While I typically stick to fruits and veggies, I also love to have fun in the kitchen! One of my favorite things to do is to remake iconic childhood recipes to be more modern and vegan. It wasn’t until recently that I heard of the concept called “muddy buddies”.   I remember seeing them at friends houses as a child, but still wasn’t quite sure as to what it really...

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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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4 Ingredient Vegan Cookies and Cream Fudge

4 Ingredient Vegan Cookies and Cream Fudge

                          Lately I’ve been on a fudge kick! Growing up in the South, fudge was a big thing! Ironically while there are countless vegan truffle recipes, there was little to no fudge concepts that mirror the classic rich texture. Once I found the best combination, I was instantly thinking of the next best variety. Believe it or not I’m all about white chocolate...

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Vegan 4 Ingredient Chocolate Cookie Fudge

Vegan 4 Ingredient Chocolate Cookie Fudge

                              I recently create a fab effortless fudge recipe. While I love a staple chocolate fudge, it’s also an opportunity to mix it up. When I thought of the first flavor concept I should go with, cookies and cream popped in my head!! As a child I loved all things cookies and cream. Today, my diet is plant strong and I haven’t had cookies...

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Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Corn

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Corn

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             Lately I’ve been on a mission to whip up some bucket list recipes, and one of them.. was vegan caramel corn!!   For the longest time I thought about exploring this concept, but I figured a vegan version wouldn’t compare, it would destroy my kitchen lol and it would just be too...

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Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

                          Hello & Happy Monday!!           If there was one flavor that’s always been just me, it’s pumpkin! It’s mild, cinnamon based, and my tastebuds just never get bored with it. My birthday is also in November so everything was just always pumpkin and just the thought of the pumpkin sends positive thoughts so...

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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 GF Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet

Vegan GF Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet

                        Prior to life with a newborn I thought the weeks alway flew by. Today with a baby, you blink your eyes and it’s almost Friday lol. Since delivering our son just two weeks ago, I’ve been easing my way back into work. I love cooking, all things nutrition, so I tend to get antsy if I’m away for too long.    However, it has been easier to take...

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Vegan White Chocolate Matcha Bark with Raspberries + Almonds

Vegan White Chocolate Matcha Bark with Raspberries + Almonds

                      Hello & Happy Monday!!             If there is one flavor I’m forever infatuated with, it’s matcha! I’m all about anything fruit forward, vanilla, and just mild in flavor. That being said, this recipe for Matcha Bark with raspberries + almonds is one of my favorite concepts!   When it comes to making sweets,...

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Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Skillet

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Skillet

                                      This is going to be a short holiday week with the Fourth of July on Thursday, so I whipped up one of my fave quick and effortless desserts..    this vegan + gluten free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Skillet!!   I personally love working with cast iron as it adds to the flavor of any dish, speeds up the...

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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 Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Blondies

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Blondies

      I’ve been on the hunt to create effortless staples that you can incorporate into your routine. When it comes to baking, many of us get overwhelmed with the steps and endless ingredients, but you can really whip up something fab in minutes without just a handful of items.    In terms of vegan blondies, I’ve found that many times they don’t aesthetically look like the traditional variety the texture is...

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Vegan Gluten Free Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Gluten Free Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

                              Lately I’ve been exploring minimalist concepts. One, because I find that they are the most approachable, secondly, because at nearly 34 weeks, I just don’t have the energy.    At about 30 weeks I could absolutely see a shift in my energy levels, which I embrace. I have to believe it’s serendipitous as it’s your...

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Vegan Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies

Vegan Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies

                  Hello & Happy Thursday!!                 Black bean brownies exploded a few years ago. There we endless recipes, but they either had too much going on, featured white flour or the texture was just too off. I’m all about healthier alternatives, but when you comprise the traditional version too much, I just don’t see the value in...

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Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

                          There is nothing like celebrating our moms and some fab chocolate cupcakes!! Believe it or not, out of the hundreds of recipes on Eat Drink Shrink, I only had 1 chocolate cupcake recipe. That being said, it seemed like the perf fit to create a staple vegan Chocolate Cupcake with Sprinkles to celebrate all moms everywhere.   When it comes to crating...

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Vegan White Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Vegan White Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

                            If there is one thing I love, it’s effortless desserts. I’ve never been a huge fudge person as it tends to be on the rich side, but a vegan version can be a lil more mellow, and just like traditional fudge, SO EASY!!   Standard fudge recipes feature condensed milk, however, you can easily swap that out with some peanut butter and...

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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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5 Ingredient Vegan Rocky Road Fudge

5 Ingredient Vegan Rocky Road Fudge

                  Hello & Happy Thursday!!             I’ve been on a mission to create some easy decadent recipes! I typically oscillate between savory and sweet concepts to offer diversity within the recipes. Being 5 1/2 months pregnant my energy comes and goes, but we all love an effortless recipe and this new vegan Rocky Road Fudge doesn’t...

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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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Vegan 3 Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Vegan 3 Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Cookies

                          I’ve been on the move to create minimalistic recipes and believe it or not, cookies are one of those concepts that you can easily throw together without flour, eggs, or even baking soda. There is so much that we throw into cookie recipes, but you can absolutely strip it down to its bare bones and you still have a fab cookie!      ...

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Vegan White Chocolate Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats

Vegan White Chocolate Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats

                            Hello & Happy Tuesday!!               With Christmas coming up I wanted to whip up some quick and easy concepts that you could make in minutes. One of my favorite recipes, is a good rice crispy treat! Something about them is just like taking a trip down memory lane.    They are nostalgic, the flavor...

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Vegan Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Almond Flour Cookies

Vegan Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Almond Flour Cookies

                                Hello & Happy Friday!!           I was on the move to whip up a Christmas cookie for National Cookie Day and realized I was out of my vegan white chocolate lol. While I love working with dark chocolate, vegan white chocolate is fun to work with and you can easily find it on Amazon. (not sponsored)  ...

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