1 Bowl Vegan Mint Cookie Sheet Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Mint Cookie Sheet Cake

                    Hello & Happy Saturday              Lately we’ve been reviewing recipe categories to offer more diversity with options. Believe it or not, we didn’t have a lot of cake recipes. (cue the tears) Cake is one of those things I don’t like to do on a regular basis, but when I do, I like it to be seamless. Layer cakes can be more...

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1 Bowl Vegan S’mores Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan S’mores Cookies

                  I wasn’t going to share a new recipe today as we’ve rolled out a few this week, but I was craving a new cookie and my mind instantly went to.. S’mores! Believe it or not you can find now 3 different versions of this cookie on EDS. One a more traditional variety, a second one that’s comprised of chickpea flour (actually really good) and this one which is my...

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Vegan Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

Vegan Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

                      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 being said, I was curious to test a recipe that actually worked.. and the vegan Chocolate...

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Vegan Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

                        Hello & Happy Friday!!           On the weekends, it’s all about the cookies! I had seen tahini cookies online for months now and I have to be honest, I just didn’t see the appeal. I figured it was a food trend to pass on just like many others. However, we’re delving into many food trends lately on EDS and I just...

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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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1 Bowl Vegan Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

                      If you haven’t noticed, I’m obsessed with all things 1 bowl lol.There is something about minimal effort concepts that deliver in every capacity that I’m just all about. When it comes to baking I always find that there are endless dishes. The measuring cups, measuring spoons and so on and so on. Needless to say, we’ve done over 10+ 1 Bowl Cookie...

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Vegan 1 Bowl Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Vegan 1 Bowl Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

                  Hello & Happy Friday!!       If there is one flavor I skip over when developing recipes, it’s suprisingly, peanut butter. I know, gasps! Countless people have an affinity for all things peanut butter, but whether it’s because my son is severely allergic or that I just don’t crave it as much, I only have a handful of peanut butter forward...

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Vegan Flourless Oil Free Avocado Walnut Brownies

Vegan Flourless Oil Free Avocado Walnut Brownies

                        In reviewing various concepts I don’t do a lot of on Eat Drink Shrink, sadly, brownies were one of them lol. Typically brownies are flour based, pack tons of butter or oil, leaving little room to pack in nutrients. However, you can make a fab brownie with sweet potatoes, and even avocados!   I developed a flourless oil free avocado cookie a few years ago...

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1 Bowl Vegan Chocolate Espresso Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Chocolate Espresso Cake

                  Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           For many years I passed on exploring vegan cakes. The thought sounded long and drawn out and just not my cup of tea. However, a 1 bowl sheet cake is so effortless it can be thrown together in minutes and the flavor options are endless. To day we’ve produce over 10 different sheet cakes and each one has just been...

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Vegan Chocolate Chip Biscotti

                      I’ve been on a mission to explore a variety of new recipes to feature on EDS. One in particular was a traditional biscotti. I’ve whipped up a few almond flour varieties, and while those are good, I love exploring the traditional recipes to compare and of course offer more options.    Almond flour can also be on the pricer side, so it’s great to...

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Vegan Sugar Free Nutella Truffles

Vegan Sugar Free Nutella Truffles

                Hello & Happy Wednesday!           If there is one thing I love, it’s a good truffle and all things hazelnuts! There is something just captivating about toasted hazelnuts. You’ll typically find then in nutella, but you can add them to an array of dishes to add another dimensions of flavor and texture.   While Nutella is widely known and loves,...

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Vegan Dark Chocolate Cinnamon and Sugar Roasted Chickpea Bark

Vegan Dark Chocolate Cinnamon and Sugar Roasted Chickpea Bark

                                If there is one bean that never get’s old, it’s chickpeas!! They make for the perfect snack, the flour can be used as a gluten free binder, and don’t get me started on the hummus.    Packed with plant protein and fiber, chickpeas are one of my favorites and they are a bargain to boot!! Think chickpeas are only...

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Vegan Peanut Butter Eggs

Vegan Peanut Butter Eggs

                            If there is one concept that Easter is iconic for, it’s the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs! While honestly I’m not a peanut butter or chocolate person, it was and still is one of my personal favorites, especially when served chilled lol.    Believe it or not, the silver lining to that amazing candy, is that you can easily...

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1 Bowl Vegan M+M Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan M+M Cookies

                      Hello & Happy Thursday           The first week of 2021 is over, let us celebrate with some effortless cookies! Am I right? Moving out of the holidays, I’m instantly craving veggie packed dishes. However, if there is anything you can capture from my approach to nutrition, is that it’s all about balance. If you put any particular...

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1 Bowl Vegan Brown Butter Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan Brown Butter Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies

                    Hello & Happy Friday!!             Spring is coming and I’m carving all the flavors! One flavor profile that I love for spring, is Matcha! While you can enjoy it all year round, there is something about the mellow flavor that just captures spring to me. Let’s be honest, matcha exploded over 5 years ago and  many are burn out on...

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1 Bowl Vegan Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

                         Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           As a Georgia native, there is something about red velvet cake that just always draws me in. This flavor is iconic in my hometown and it can always be found year round at the local market and even fine dining restaurants. That being said, this year we explored a new 1 bowl Red Velvet Cake and I just...

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1 Bowl Vegan White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

1  Bowl Vegan White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

                              Lately I’ve been going down the list to create a plethora of effortless cookies! Next to classic chocolate chip, I love a good white chocolate macadamia nut cookie! There is something about it I’m just drawn to. Whether it be the aesthetic appeal, the fact I love white chocolate, or just the flavor of macadamia nuts, the cookie...

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1 Bowl Vegan Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (quick oats)

1 Bowl Vegan Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (quick oats)

                          If there is one cookie that will forever remain nostalgic to me, it’s the oatmeal chocolate chip! With all the cookie flavor options today, many gravitate away from this classic. However, each bite is like taking a walk down memory lane.   One instance that sticks out in my mind is making them in home economics class. Looking back, that was...

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1 Bowl Vegan Brown Butter Salted Caramel Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan Brown Butter Salted Caramel Cookies

                        Hello + Happy Thursday!!           In the last 6 months or so I’ve been obsessed with 1 bowl concepts! There is something about a minimalist baked good that provides the same results as those with countless steps, that I’m just all about! Each week I aim to feature one new cake or cookie recipe, and this week.. It’s all...

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1 Bowl Vegan White Chocolate Blueberry Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan White Chocolate Blueberry Cookies

                      Hello & Happy Thursday           At the end of the week, I love to create an effortless baked good. In the last year I’ve been enamored with all things 1 bowl as it just makes for a seamless clean up and well let’s be honest..    Who doesn’t like easy?   We’ve explored countless 1 bowl cookies via EDS and...

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Easy 4 Ingredient Vegan Sugar Free Cashew Butter Pie

Easy 4 Ingredient Vegan Sugar Free Cashew Butter Pie

                              Hello & Happy Wednesday           When it comes to nut butters, there are countless varieties today. You can stick to the standard peanut butter, or venture out into almond butter or my new favorite cashew! The one thing you’ll notice when working with alternatives to peanut butter, is the consistency is...

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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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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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