Vegan Sticky Buns

Vegan Sticky Buns

                        Hello & Happy Sunday!!             When it comes to brunch, I’m all about the cinnamon rolls. They seem involved, but as long as you get your hands on some fresh yeast and you don’t allow them to over rise, you can’t mess them up! I used to feel overwhelmed by them, but a few tips a tricks really make a huge...

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Vegan Dark Chocolate Salted Tahini Hot Chocolate

Vegan Dark Chocolate Salted Tahini Hot Chocolate

                      Hello & Happy Thursday!!           One area of EDS we need to expand, is drinks! With 2 kids I have a wine every now again, but I love a fun beverage like hot chocolate! Believe it or not, I tried various hot chocolates from shops throughout my pregnancies, and I swear..    There wasn’t even 1 that was mildly good..   ...

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Vegan Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Vegan Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

          ‘         Hello & Happy Thursday!!                 Let’s. Talk. Cookies.    I’ve tried and baked a myriad of vegan cookies and while I love the majority, nothing compares to these Levain style cookies! Some of you may be asking, what the heck is Levain cookie and why do I care?   Let me tell you!   Levain Bakery is a widely...

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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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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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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 Whole Wheat Gingerbread Men

Vegan Whole Wheat Gingerbread Men

                  Hello & Happy Monday           Growing up I was never crazy about ginger anything. However, as someone who is not crazy about chocolate (I like it, I just don’t crave it), I love all things cinnamon, vanilla, and ginger. Needless to say, I’m all about gingerbread!   Something about the flavor just draws me in, is so me, and it just pairs perfectly with...

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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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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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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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Vegan Baked Apples with Salted Brown Butter Caramel

Vegan Baked Apples with Salted Brown Butter Caramel

                Hello & Happy Wednesday!       Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and we’re featuring one of the easiest dessert recipes known to man lol. Back in circa 2013 while at NYU was the first time I ever explored baked apples! I was invited to observe a vegan cooking workshop at ICE culinary institute and I still remember these baked apples. I know what you’re thinking, yawn...

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Vegan Salted Brown Butter Caramel Sauce

Vegan Salted Brown Butter Caramel Sauce

                        Hello & Happy Thursday!!           If there is one thing we can all agree on, it’s that caramel sauce is a win win! You can throw it on anything and everything, and it’s perfect to just have with sliced apples. When it comes to traditional caramel sauce it’s typically made with heavy cream. However, you can easily...

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Vegan Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits

Vegan Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits

                              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 the flavor.    If you can get the...

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Vegan Levain Style Salted Caramel Turtle Cookies

Vegan Levain Style Salted Caramel Turtle Cookies

                    Hello  & Happy Tuesday!!               Let’s talk cookies!   If there is one style of cookie I’m currently obsessed with, it’s the Levain style cookies! Levain is a widely loved NYC bakeshop that features all the baked staples. It’s so good you’ll see it on tv left and right and everyone raves about this shop. So how did their...

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Vegan Pretzel Bread with Garlic + Herb Butter

Vegan Pretzel Bread with Garlic + Herb Butter

                    Hello & Happy Friday!!         When it comes to Thanksgiving, I love to explore new homemade breads! Year round it can be easier for many just to pick some up, but I promise.. homemade bread is not as difficult as you think!   And pretzel bread, is a great place to start when it comes to effortless bread!    Out of all the bread types,...

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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

                            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 something I crave all year round. However, for the...

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Vegan Pumpkin Biscuits with Maple Butter

Vegan Pumpkin Biscuits with Maple Butter

                          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 as vast as they are today.    With the fall...

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1 Bowl Vegan Chewy Molasses Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan Chewy Molasses Cookies

                                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.    Then yesterday someone...

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Vegan Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin Bread

Vegan Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin Bread

        Hello & Happy Monday!!       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...

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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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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 Cinnamon Apple Biscuits

Vegan Cinnamon Apple Biscuits

                  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 moisture to the biscuits and it’s risky or because people...

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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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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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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 Levain Style Brown Butter Cinnamon Apple Snickerdoodle’s

Vegan Levain Style Brown Butter Cinnamon Apple Snickerdoodle’s

                      If there is one thing I’ll forever be hooked on, it’s these new Levain style cookies!    I’ve tried and baked a myriad of vegan cookies and while I love the majority, nothing compares to this Levain style cookie. Some of you may be asking, what the heck is Levain cookie and why do I care?   Let me tell you!   Levain Bakery is a widely loved NYC bakeshop...

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Vegan Pumpkin Cobbler

Vegan Pumpkin Cobbler

                        In the midst of whipping up countless pumpkin concepts, it occurred to me that I’ve only done about 1 cobbler before and that was over a year ago, and it was while I was out of town. (wasn’t crazy about how the pictures turned out) So this vegan Pumpkin Cobbler was a no brainer!     What I love about this dish is everything! It’s a...

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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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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 Brussels Sprout Fritters with Dijon Aioli

Vegan Brussels Sprout Fritters with Dijon Aioli

              If there is one concept I’m completely enamored with, it’s fritters! For years I had no idea what equated to a fritter, but it basically any veggies, with a lil bit of flour, typically eggs, and simply cooked in a skillet!   In many ways, fritters are like a blank canvas. You can make them as healthy or indulgent as you like, cater to your tastebuds and the seasons, leaving the...

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Vegan Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Brown Butter

Vegan Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Brown Butter

            Hello & Happy Friday!!           If there is one thing I love, it’s soup season! Soups are so easy to throw together and you can tailor them to any season. I once thought of soups as difficult and involved, but they are quite the opposite. It’s a handful of ingredients, you can pack on the veggies, and you honestly don’t even need heavy cream to make a fab...

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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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Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta with Rosemary Mushroom Bacon

Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta with Rosemary Mushroom Bacon

            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 is similar to a sweet...

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Vegan Gluten Free White Chocolate Pumpkin Biscotti

Vegan Gluten Free White Chocolate Pumpkin Biscotti

                          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 focused concepts. The older I get, I find...

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Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Waffles

                          Hello & Happy Sunday!!             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 Brown Butter Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

Vegan Brown Butter Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

                    Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             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 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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45 Minute Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

45 Minute Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

              Hello & Happy Thursday!!       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...

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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 Pumpkin Spice Dalgona Coffee

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Dalgona Coffee

                        Hello & Happy Monday!!         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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Vegan Lobster Bisque

Vegan Lobster Bisque

                              Today is an amazing day, because we’re just a lil over a week into the new year and I’ve already crushed so many bucket list recipes I’ve been meaning to get to. One of them, was this staple vegan Lobster Bisque!   While many things can be replicated to be vegan, there are some things that are just a struggle. Seafood...

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Vegan Levain Style Birthday Cake Cookies

Vegan Levain Style Birthday Cake Cookies

                    Hello & Happy Monday              Out of all the cookie flavors that exists today, one thing remains true..  Everyone loves Birthday Cake Cookies!   Whether its the sprinkles or the nostalgia, this cookie resonates with everyone. Lately I’ve been enamored with Levain style cookies! Levain is a widely loved NYC bakeshop that...

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Vegan Penne Alla Vodka

Vegan Penne Alla Vodka

                                Once upon a time I shared away from pasta. I felt that it held no nutritional value and I just didn’t see the purpose. Today, I take a different approach to the diet and food in general. Food is meant to be enjoyed, and pasta actually serves as the perfect medium to pack on the veggies. Like everything else, it’s also...

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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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