Easy Vegan Rosemary and Garlic Focaccia Bread

Easy Vegan Rosemary and Garlic Focaccia Bread

                      Hello & Happy Thursday             There are some recipes that are always a hit, and it’s breads! No matter what your age, cultural background etc, people love a good homemade bread. You can find countless varieties today at the market, but they are typically filled with so many unnecessary extras and homemade is honestly.. so...

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3 Ingredient Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

3 Ingredient Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

      Hello + Happy Wednesday!!         Today is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! If you need an excuse to celebrate, these cookies are it! Years ago I realized that out of hundreds of recipes on EDS, I didn’t have a staple vegan peanut butter cookie recipe! I love to get creative with recipes so I typically gravitate away from the traditional concepts/flavor. The being said, I’m taking a...

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Vegan Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits

Vegan Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits

                          Hello & Happy Thursday!!         Believe it or not, there once was a time that I hated things with spice. However, it’s a fact that the more you age your tastebuds die out and your palate shifts. Today, I love all things with a lil bit of heat. In many ways, it’s like adding salt or pepper to a dish, it only enhances...

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4 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Pecan Fudge

4 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Pecan Fudge

           Hello & Happy Sunday!!         As a southern native, fudge was always a thing. They sold it at bakeries, people brought it to gatherings etc. However, I hate to say it, but today fudge just isn’t something you much about anymore lol. Perhaps because as a whole we’re gravitating towards healthier dessert options, but at any rate I was wondering…    Can you make a...

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Vegan Shaved Brussels Caesar Salad with Garlic Breadcrumbs

Vegan Shaved Brussels Caesar Salad with Garlic Breadcrumbs

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!!       If there is one thing we do during the week regardless of the season, it’s salad! It’s quick and easy and there are no rules as to what you can throw in. The struggle I see with clients is that they tend to get board. Same flavors, same dressing etc. By taking a few extra steps you can take an everyday...

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Vegan Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Dip

Vegan Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Dip

                            Since social distancing has started, I’ve been revisiting various recipe categories to further develop via Eat Drink Shrink. One that’s imperative right now, is snacks! Whether you still have an array of snack options at your store or not, this recipe is just another reminder that it’s so easy to whip up a fab veggie packed dip in...

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Easy Roasted Lemon Cauliflower

Easy Roasted Lemon Cauliflower

                  Hello & Happy Tuesday         With a new year comes new recipes, and this one has been my go to for years! So why wait so long to share it? It’s just so easy to the point I thought it would be a hard pass for many. However,  over the years of doing nutrition you come to realize it’s the easy concepts we crave. How to take an everyday veggie and...

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Vegan Grilled Lemon Artichoke Dip

Vegan Grilled Lemon Artichoke Dip

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!!         Lately I’ve been craving effortless dips. I find that we typically reach for store bought ready made options when they are so easy just to whip up ourselves. bonus, it’s also way more cost effective to go the homemade route and you can skip all the preservatives, additives and make them more...

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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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5 Ingredient Vegan Haystacks

5 Ingredient Vegan Haystacks

                        You know those recipes that just stick with you, embredded in your mind whether god or bad. From green jello salad to ambrosia, and of course Haystacks! As much as I love this recipe today, I ironically never tried them until I was 16 or 17.  For countless others, the concept of Haystacks may be even more obscure as it could just be a southern tradition lol. ...

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Vegan Herb Cashew Cheese with Pickled Blueberries

Vegan Herb Cashew Cheese with Pickled Blueberries

                          Lately I’ve been all about creating effortless appetizers! While it’s easy just to pick something ready made up from the store after a long day, I love homemade! Just like everything else, it taste better when homemade!    Back in my early cooking days cashews were making a comeback and you would see endless cheesecakes and cheese recipes...

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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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Vegan Rosemary Parmesan Biscuits with Truffle Honey

Vegan Rosemary Parmesan Biscuits with Truffle Honey

                        If there is one thing I can’t live without, it’s carbs. The older I get the more I crave the savory and less the sweet! While I love fresh homemade bread, the processes itself can be overwhelming, tedious, and there are so many factors potentially working against you to make the perfect bread.    The yeas could be bad, the water too warm, you...

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Vegan Eggplant Cauliflower Meatballs

Vegan Eggplant Cauliflower Meatballs

                              If there is one concept I’m trying to eat more of, it’s pasta! I’ve never been a pasta person, but it actually serves as the perfect medium to pack on the veggies. Today there are also healthier alternatives to standard pasta with the base being lentils or chickpeas etc.  I love to make everything from scratch and skip the...

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Vegan French Toast Bagels

Vegan French Toast Bagels

                            The weekend is for brunch concepts and bagels are my newest obsession! From a distance, bread sounds involved and tedious, but once you nail the process it’s honestly smooth sailing and so fun. After living in NYC for 10+ years, my now husband and I are enamored with all things bagels. However, once you leave the city, the quality of bagels...

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1 Bowl Vegan Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Sheet Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Sheet Cake

                      Hello + Happy Tuesday!         If there is one thing I love, it’s an effortless sheet cake! While I love a fab layer cake they can be time consuming, more tedious and just more involved when it comes to icing. It’s so much easier to throw everything in one bowl and you can still get a fab flavor packed cake!   Needless to say,...

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Butternut Squash Salad with vegan Citrus Maple Dressing

Butternut Squash Salad with vegan Citrus Maple Dressing

                          One thing I do just about every night Mon – Thur, is a big salad! While that may become redundant for many, that all depends how you approach making a salad. The biggest thing I tell my clients in nutrition counseling, is that you have to mix it up. If you make the same thing day in and day out, no matter what it is, your tastebuds are bound to get...

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40 Fab Vegan Christmas Recipes

40 Fab Vegan Christmas Recipes

                          Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             Christmas is almost here, which means it’s crunch time!! With countless options to choose from, I thought I would pull together a list of some of my top favorite vegan eats that would cater to everyone at your gathering.    From salads to biscuits, dips and desserts, these are a...

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1 Bowl Vegan Chewy Molasses Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan Chewy Molasses Cookies

                    Hello & Happy Monday!!             They say some of the best recipes are made on a whim, and that holds true when it comes to these new 1 bowl vegan Molasses Cookies! I thought about doing a recipe for them a midst all the Christmas concepts, but as a mom, time flies and I wasn’t sure if there was enough time to squeeze them in.   ...

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1 Bowl Vegan Orange Cranberry Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

1 Bowl Vegan Orange Cranberry Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

                        Hello & Happy Wednesday!!               Christmas is coming in just a few days, so we’re whipping up all the holiday classics! When it come to holiday flavors, it’s all about the cinnamon, eggnog, gingerbread, and cranberries! If like the majority you cringe at can cranberry sauce, I’m right there with...

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Vegan Pumpkin Spice Dalgona Coffee

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Dalgona Coffee

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!!         There are many things we learned this past year. One of them, is that the Dalgona coffee will change your world! Months before this concept exploded, I was testing this coffee whip on cake and more. Little did I know that it’s actually a huge concept that I knew nothing about, dalgona coffee!  ...

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Easy Vegan Tomato Basil Focaccia Bread

Easy Vegan Tomato Basil Focaccia Bread

                        Hello & Happy Monday!!         This past year I got into baking bread explored a wide variety. We did countless bagels, pretzels, and I was curious about the staple focaccia bread! You’ll see it served here and there at Italian spots, but that’s about it. Majority of the time I’ve also found that the bread isn’t...

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1 Hour Vegan Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

1 Hour Vegan Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

                      Hello & Happy Saturday!!     Although I love to cook, there was once a time that I hated working with yeast. It’s very temperamental and truly holds the cards to how any bread/cinnamon roll recipe is going to turn out. If the yeast is old, fail. If the yeast is exposed to salt too early, fail. If the yeast has too much sugar, fail. If the yeast is...

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Vegan White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels

Vegan White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels

                      This recipe needs no introduction, because everyone loves a chocolate covered pretzel! If your weeks are long and you find yourself worn out by Friday, effortless concepts are the way to go! While being obsessed with all things peppermint and thinking of the next best holiday recipe, I just knew it..    We had to do vegan White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels!...

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1 Bowl Vegan White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

                                        We’re going thru the list of Christmas staples and I knew we had to do a peppermint cookie! While I find it’s one of those concepts you either love or hate, I love anything with white chocolate and love to mix it up when it comes to sweets! So when it’s Christmas, I absolutely reach for a fun cookie, like...

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1 Bowl Vegan Eggnog Sheet Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Eggnog Sheet Cake

                                One of my food obsessions this past year? Sheet cakes! Typically layer cakes are more tedious and detailed, and I love a fuss free cake that can be thrown together in minutes. Once I found the perfect balance for a vegan sheet cake, we produced countless variations for every flavor preference and season!   If you dread the layer...

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Vegan Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bark

Vegan Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bark

                                  Christmas is almost here, so I’ve been on the move to create a few last minute holiday concepts that pack flavor and are hassle free! One of  my favorite concepts is what they refer to as “Christmas Crack” lol. The name alone is a lil off-putting, but I promise you the name suits the recipe. The concept is so...

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5 Ingredient Vegan GF Blossom Cookies

5 Ingredient Vegan GF Blossom Cookies

                    Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             Today is officially December 1st! That means it’s all about the holiday recipes! What I love most about Christmas concepts, is that there is more room fro creativity. You’ll find the most random combinations for everything from cookies to salads and more, and in many ways, its like anything...

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Roasted Veggie Fall Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing

Roasted Veggie Fall Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing

                      Hello & Happy Monday!!           When the colder temperatures arrives we’re instantly craving warmer foods, and more carb heavy options. In many ways, salads are pushed aside because we naturally gravitate away from them.  However, there is something about a gorgeous salad with all the flavor components that blend seamlessly together...

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Vegan Sautéed Button Mushrooms

Vegan Sautéed Button Mushrooms

                            Thanksgiving is in just a few days, so we’re bringing you another one of my favorite dinner staples, sautéed button mushrooms! Long before my plant based days I was always the one at the table who ordered a side of the mushrooms. They were flavorful, filling, packed nutrients, and was another way to get your plants in besides a salad.   ...

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Vegan Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Vegan Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

                        Hello & Happy Monday!!           Thanksgiving is this week so we’re featuring some of the staples, like mashed potatoes! While I love a good basic mash, there are countless ways to play around with the flavor and really create something memorable.. like these vegan Caramelized Onion Mash!! Whether you’re all about onions...

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1 Bowl Vegan Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

1 Bowl Vegan Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

                      Hello & Happy Friday!!             Thanksgiving is next week, so I’m already craving all the Christmas concepts! One of my personal favorites, is gingerbread cake! There is something that is just captivating about the flavor. It’s rich, flavorful, and just screams Christmas to me. I’ll be honest, it’s not...

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Homemade Vegan Apple Pie

Homemade Vegan Apple Pie

            If there is one dessert I’m forever enamored with, it’s Apple Pie. It’s nostalgic, packed with apples and the majority of the sugar can be derived from the fruit which is always my preference. I think a homemade apple pie was one of the first concepts I tried ages ago while entertaining guests. I of course tried to go all out with a whole wheat crust and it was just was way too rustic,...

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1 Bowl Vegan Dark Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan Dark Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookies

                          There are many things going on behind the scenes at EDS the last few weeks. With a birthday happening tomorrow, we’re celebrating with these staple 1 bowl vegan Dark Chocolate Cranberry and Walnut Cookies!!   There are some cookie varieties that use capture the essence of fall/winter, and for me, these are it. They are sweet yet savory, crunchy...

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Vegan Brown Butter Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

Vegan Brown Butter Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

                    Hello & Happy Friday!!           When it comes to nostalgic eats, I love a good Rice Krispie Treat. There is something about it that just takes you back to childhood and bonus, they are so easy to make! While a classic marshmallow treat is always a win, I love to play around with the flavors and get creative.    When it comes to fall,...

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Vegan Brown Butter Sage Mashed Potatoes

Vegan Brown Butter Sage Mashed Potatoes

                              When it comes to holiday dinners, I’m all about the carbs. I love homemade bread, biscuits, and especially mashed potatoes!! You can easily whip up traditional varieties, but you can’t go wrong with add a seasonal flare to dishes.    One combination I’ve been a fan of since my Pumpkin Pasta in 2012, is a staple brown butter...

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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 Cinnamon Apple Biscuits

Vegan Cinnamon Apple Biscuits

                  Hello & Happy Friday!!          When it comes to fall, it’s all about the pumpkin and apples! Recently we went to our local apple farm for the first time and stocked up! With endless apples I was dreaming of the next weekend apple concept. Believe it or not, there was little to no recipes for apple biscuits. Perhaps because you’re adding a...

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Vegan Caramel Apple Cobbler

Vegan Caramel Apple Cobbler

                                If there is one dessert that everyone loves down south, …it’s apple cobbler. I personally like the concept of  cobbler as there are tons of variations and I love to see everyone’s take on it. One of the best flavor combinations is your staple apple flavor, but I wanted to put a modern spin on it..    and the vegan Caramel Apple...

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Vegan Soft Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

Vegan Soft Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

                                    Hello & Happy Friday!!           I don’t know about you, but I always go thru phases with foods. Once I find a recipe that works I’m off to thinking of a variety of flavors you can create. Needless to say, I tested a few pretzel recipes, and fell back in love with this classic...

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Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta with Rosemary Mushroom Bacon

Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta with Rosemary Mushroom Bacon

      Hello & Happy Wednesday!!     While the majority of us gravitate towards rich pumpkin desserts during the fall, I also love all the savory dishes! Soups, mashed potatoes, and definitely, pasta! Believe it or not you can make a fab fall inspired pasta sauce in minutes! All you need is some veggies, herbs, and a handful of cashews.    One of my favorite fall veggies, is butternut squash. The flavor profile...

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Vegan Shaved Brussels Salad with Citrus and Olives

Vegan Shaved Brussels Salad with Citrus and Olives

                      Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           If there is one item I could throw in countless dishes, it’s olives! You can throw them in everything from salads to dips, top sandwiches with them and more. One of my personal favorite approaches with olives is to combine the element of salty with sweet. I feel this approach always garners my attention in dishes and...

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Vegan Pumpkin Spice Bagels with Maple Cream Cheese

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Bagels with Maple Cream Cheese

                      Fall is here, and so are all things pumpkin! Typically by mid November I’m maxed out on all things, but for now, it’s all about this staple flavor! This year we’ve whipped up countless vegan bagel recipes. We’ve done all the iconic flavors from Jalapeno Cheddar to Everything Bagel and more. So when deciding on the next bagel concept, it was a no...

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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 Creamy Roasted Brussels Sprout Soup

Vegan Creamy Roasted Brussels Sprout Soup

                        If there is one recipe I’m excited about this year, it’s this vegan Creamy Roasted Brussels Sprout Soup! Believe it or not, there were next to no recipes for this concept online and I was shocked. Just about every gravitates towards the flavor of brussel sprouts, so why no soup?!   Well wait no longer, you can now whip brussels sprouts up into a...

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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 Tiramisu

Vegan Tiramisu

  This post is sponsored by So Delicious Dairy Free and all opinions are my own. #SoDeliciousDairyFree  #sponsored                                       When it comes to desserts, we all have our favorites! While I’ve gone through phases with drinking coffee, I actually have an affinity for coffee based desserts. Needless to say, I’m...

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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 Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin Bread

Vegan Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin Bread

                  I know what you’re thinking, another pumpkin bread recipe? However, as someone who is obsessed with pumpkin long before it exploded, I love a good pumpkin bread and luckily I’ve tried tons!   One of the first companies to carry a good pumpkin bread was actually Starbucks. Yes it’s processed, pre-package, not fresh, packed with the lord knows what, but it was just.. so...

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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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