Vegan Brown Butter Nutella Rice Krispie Treats

Vegan Brown Butter Nutella Rice Krispie Treats

                      Hello & Happy Friday!!         This week has been one of those that calls for some chocolate! So cue these new vegan chocolate packed rice krispie treats! Believe it or not while I make countless recipes, there is something simply nostalgic about this classic treat! While you can make an everyday rice krispie treat, I love to mix it up and have...

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Vegan Nutty Buddy Bars

Vegan Nutty Buddy Bars

                        Hello & Happy Friday            Since 2020 started I’ve been going thru my recipe bucket list! While many have a life bucket list (myself included), I also have a foodie one lol. Believe it or not, even 1000 recipes later, there is always a new recipe to explore. However, sometimes I procrastinate, because there are countless...

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Vegan 1 Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan 1 Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies

                        Hello & Happy Thursday!!         Lately I’ve been craving all things savory, but I knew it was time to feature a new dessert concept! No matter what they say, you can never have too many cookie recipes, especially when they are this easy! Typically with cookies you have to beat butter and sugar together, make a flax egg and so on.  ...

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1 Bowl Vegan Cookie Bars

1 Bowl Vegan Cookie Bars

                                            Lately I’ve been craving all things savory, but I knew it was time to feature a new dessert concept! No matter what they say, you can never have too many cookie recipes, especially when they are this easy!   Typically with cookies you have to beat butter and sugar together, make a...

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Vegan Soft Baked Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Soft Baked Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

                    Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           I’ve been craving pumpkin concepts already and going thru the list of the recipes we don’t have. One of them was, a chocolate chip cookie! Typically a pumpkin cookie made with real pumpkin will turn into one that’s more cake like. Perhaps it’s from adding the additional moisture of puree...

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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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Vegan Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

                Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           I’ve been going thru effortless savory recipes, and knew it was time for something on the sweet side! In recent years everyone has been becoming infatuated with the brown butter concept. While sometimes it can be hard to detect in recipes making it a waste of your time, the flavor seems to shine thru in cookies! That...

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Vegan Avocado Brownie Sundae Cups

Vegan Avocado Brownie Sundae Cups

                                Today is National Ice Cream Day so it only seemed fitting to whip up an effortless brownie sundae. I don’t know about you, but I love a good homemade brownie. Since getting into vegan cuisine I’ve tried all variations of them. From black beans to pumpkin and more, they typically disappoint in terms of texture or flavor. My...

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Vegan GF Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Vegan GF Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

      If there is one type of cookie that always gets a bad wrap, it’s oatmeal! However, you can make a fab oatmeal cookie that’s sans flour and low sugar! Since our babe is arriving in just a few days, I’ve been on the search for the most effortless recipes from sweet to savory, and an oatmeal cookie was just a must!!   In my early vegan days I would have a bowl of oatmeal with all the fixings and protein...

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Vegan Soft Baked S’mores Cookies

Vegan Soft Baked S’mores Cookies

                Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             Lately we’re expanding the recipes via EDS to offer an array of everything. Something we were falling short of, was some solid cookie recipes! I personally have a few go to’s in my routine, but there are so many varieties to tap into, like S’mores cookies! I’m not sure what it is, but something...

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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 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 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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