Vegan Cold Sesame Noodle Salad

Vegan Cold Sesame Noodle Salad

                    Let’s talk NOODS lol.  If there is one thing everyone loves, it’s noodles. I’m all about linguini, angel hair, pad thai, orzo, and soba noodles! Typically all pasta dishes are served hot, but there is something amazing about a cold pasta salad that I just crave.    My usual cold pasta go to is Pesto Pasta Salad, but I wanted to explore another...

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3 Ingredient Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

3 Ingredient Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

      Hello + Happy Monday!!         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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Creamy Vegan Lemon Orzo Pasta with Spinach

Creamy Vegan Lemon Orzo Pasta with Spinach

                        If there is one type of recipe I love to explore on a weekly basis, it’s pasta! Typically you envision that pasta is paired with either a red or white sauce and you call it a day. However, there is so much room for diversity when it comes to pasta! Whether it’s the type of pasta, the sauce or the veggies, the options are endless and you’ll...

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Vegan Houston’s Copycat Beet Burgers

Vegan Houston’s Copycat Beet Burgers

                              I literally made this recipe 5 years ago as I was just branching out into the culinary world with EDS. Believe it or not, this recipe still holds up today and remains to be one of my favorites out of 100’s of recipes! It was inspired by my favorite veggie burger at the Houstons restaurant chain and it mirrors the look and taste, but...

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Vegan Everything Bagels

Vegan Everything Bagels

                        Hello & Happy Friday!!             Lately I’ve been obsessed with bread making. Prior to social distancing, I absolutely distanced myself from this category. I found the process overwhelming, many times the bread would fail, costing ingredients etc and the list goes on. So if you feel as though that’s your view of...

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Vegan Lobster Rolls

Vegan Lobster Rolls

                            Spring weather is coming, and I’m making an objective to revisit some of my favorite recipes to update images and add tutorials! I personally love video tutorials versus images as they make recipes so much more approachable, thus it gets people in the kitchen! As a clinical nutritionist I can sit and delegate what you should or...

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Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Cookies

                              Hello  & Happy Monday             Lately I’ve been whipping up recipes that contain minimal ingredients, steps, and knew I had to revisit this recipe from a year or so ago, because it’s just that good! When it comes to cookies, you typically need flour, baking soda and the list goes on. However,...

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Vegan Rosemary & Parmesan Bagels

Vegan Rosemary & Parmesan Bagels

                        If you’ve been following along in recent weeks, you know I’ve jumped on the bread making train lol. There is something so relaxing and comforting about making bread from scratch. Just like everything else, homemade tastes so much better! On EDS we’ve gone thru over 5 different vegan pretzels and now I’m making my way thru all the bagel...

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20 Easy Vegan Salads

20 Easy Vegan Salads

                  Recipe  Roundup          When it comes to salads, you can easily hit a plateau and find yourself bored. That’s why I always make a concerted effort to mix it up. Mix up the ingredients, flavors, and just get creative! If there is one concept where you can seamlessly mix in countless ingredients and still get a good result, it’s truly is salads!  ...

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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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Vegan Thai Roasted Cauliflower

Vegan Thai Roasted Cauliflower

                Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           If you don’t know, I’m all about all things cauliflower. It’s truly one of those remarkable veggies that can be used in countless ways and we’re always discovering a new way to love it. While you can throw it in everything from soups to sauce and even smoothies, I love to simply post it and pair it...

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1 Bowl Vegan Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

                  Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           If there is one thing we all need, it’s a chocolate cookie! While we’ve explored a myriad of 1 bowl cookie recipes, we had yet to do one. The writing was on the wall lol, we had to test some recipes! I honestly don’t have cravings for chocolate like I do with other flavor profiles, but if I do, I love a...

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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 Lemon Poppy Seed Cucumber Salad

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cucumber Salad

                      With the warmer temperatures arriving, we’re focusing on lighter and brighter recipes on EDS! Since social distancing, many of us have been finding comfort in food. That being said, lighter foods are even more of a must to break up our routine and pack on the veggies.   Even as a plant based individual I still have to have fun with recipes. Yes, I love...

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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 Brown Butter Mushroom Crostini with Crispy Sage and Herb Cashew Cheese

Vegan Brown Butter Mushroom Crostini with Crispy Sage and Herb Cashew Cheese

                    Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           If there is one thing I love, it’s a good app! In recent years I’ve gotten bored with main dishes as halfway thru it’s not exciting and that goes for just about any dish. Well, unless it’s perhaps a dessert lol.  So I love to explore effortless apps that can be thrown together, but look...

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes

                       Hello & Happy Sunday!!         Every weekend I whip up a brunch concept, and today was all about pancakes! Believe it or not, I have never made a vegan chocolate chip pancake. I find chocolate to be too decadent and pancakes are almost a dessert. However, a few bites of something sweet like this recipe, is like taking a trip down memory lane to...

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1 Bowl Vegan Mojito Sheet Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Mojito Sheet Cake

                  Hello & Happy Thursday!!         If there is one flavor profile I love, it’s lime! I’m all about the lemon and lime, so  the fact that this recipe concept was on my mind for years makes perfect sense. Back in 2016 I explored a Lime Cake, but it was layered, more time consuming, and I just knew we had to revisit this dessert to create one that was...

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Watermelon Cucumber Lemonade with Mint

Watermelon Cucumber Lemonade with Mint

                    Hello & Happy Monday!              Lately I’ve been all about making fun fresh drinks! Like many of you, I reach for tea or water, but it’s so much fun to have a quick and easy drink recipe that is flavor packed and keeps you hydrated. Summer is slowly winding down, but I had to explore a watermelon lemonade!   Watermelon is...

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Vegan Grilled Corn and Poblano Salad

Vegan Grilled Corn and Poblano Salad

                      Hello & Happy Saturday!!         If there is one thing I love today, it’s corn. Within the last few years I’ve fallen in love with grilled corn as it adds a hint of savory and sweet to countless dishes and its just too good. Believe it or not, for years I steered clear of corn. Whether it was the fact that it’s the largest produced...

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Vegan Italian Pasta Salad

Vegan Italian Pasta Salad

                    Long before my cooking days I would shy away from anything “pasta”. When dining out I never ordered it, I never craved it, and my viewpoint was that it was just adding refined carbs to my diet. It wasn’t until my culinary course at NYU where I made homemade pumpkin ravioli that the beauty behind pasta came to light. We all know everything homemade is better...

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Vegan Roasted Curried Carrots

Vegan Roasted Curried Carrots

                          Hello & Happy Wednesday             This week on EDS, it’s all about the veggies! I’ve found that people struggle most with making everyday veggies taste desirable. While I can easily throw a salad together and call it a day, by taking a few extra steps to pack on the flavor.. You can have a winning dish that...

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Vegan Crunchy Asian Salad

Vegan Crunchy Asian Salad

                                    While I love veggie packed meals, a lot of the time salads can fall flat if not done right. My ideal salad has to be colorful, contain a variety of textures, and combine both savory and sweet with a hint of heat for me to feel satisfied. (true story)     Cue the vegan Asian salad!     For the past few...

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Vegan Hot Honey Butter Biscuits

Vegan Hot Honey Butter Biscuits

                      Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           If there is one thing I love, it’s a good biscuit! I went through a phase years ago where I whipped up countless biscuit recipes as there is just so much room for creativity. You can throw herbs and fruit in the dough, or create a fun butter, the options are truly just needless. If you’re not...

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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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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 Crispy Lemon + Dill Potatoes with Chive Cream

Vegan Crispy Lemon + Dill Potatoes with Chive Cream

                            Lately I’ve been all about exploring potato concepts. For the longest time I honestly overlooked them, but you can play around with flavor profiles and make endless combinations.  One of my favorite herbs is dill. While you’ll find it more in seafood concepts, you can add it to countless dishes and it really creates more flavor dimension. I love to...

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Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Galette

Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Galette

                          The week has just started and it’s already been a hectic one lol. One thing that is never hectic? Making a homemade galette! Long before the dawn of galettes I always saw the typical pie that looked tedious and time consuming. Then just like magic, I discovered a galette and the days of pie making are somewhat obsolete, because these are just SO...

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Vegan Crispy Orange Tofu with Cauliflower Rice

Vegan Crispy Orange Tofu with Cauliflower Rice

                            Believe it or not, I go thru phases with food. When I was first plant based it was tofu everything. To the point I probably got burnt out on it. Today I have it here and there and it still holds up, because it’s just so versatile. It’s like the cauliflower before the boom of cauliflower lol.    You can bake it, fry it, throw it in...

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Vegan Oven Baked Beet Falafel

Vegan Oven Baked Beet Falafel

                              I’ve been going thru my foodie bucket list with social distancing. One on my list, was a fun falafel recipe. I’ve made quinoa falafels years ago, but I’m hoping to revamp that one and offer a full section of falafel recipes as you can really mix up the flavors. I love your traditional falafel, but these beet falafels were...

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Vegan Pretzel Bites with Nacho Cheese

Vegan Pretzel Bites with Nacho Cheese

                              Since social distancing started I’ve been dreaming of all things bread lol. I rarely do breads, but there is something so special about making your own and like everything else homemade, it tastes so much better! I’m not sure if it’s the aesthetic appeal or the slight metallic taste from the baking soda, but I’m all about...

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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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Roasted Chimichurri Cauliflower

Roasted Chimichurri Cauliflower

                        If there is one sauce I instantly fell in love with, it’s Chimichurri! I first tried it back in 2006 while living in Miami and there is something about it that just clicked after the first bite. What is this? and more importantly, where can I get some more? lol    Never heard of Chimichurri sauce?   You’ll typically find this sauce in a...

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Chipotle Honey Lime Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle Honey Lime Sweet Potatoes

                      Hello & Happy Friday!!         When it comes to potatoes, I’m all about variety. There is something about each one that is great for various concepts or entree pairings, but if I had to say so, I love a good sweet potato! They naturally pack more flavor, fiber, a hint of sweet making them a great option for baked goods, pair well with...

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Vegan Greek Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

Vegan Greek Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

                                  I can’t even begin to describe how much I love Greek Food, or well, the concept of dill, olives, feta and cucumber! While my number one favorite thing to do with dill is make a mean vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad…   My second favorite thing to do with dill is, .. MAKE VEGAN GREEK BURGERS!!   This recipe was...

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Vegan Fire Roasted Jalapeño Corn Fritters with Chipotle Aioli

Vegan Fire Roasted Jalapeño Corn Fritters with Chipotle Aioli

            Hello & Happy Monday!!         I don’t know about you, but there was a time when I rarely ate corn. Perhaps it stemmed from it being one of the the largest gmo crops next to soy, or the that it’s composition is mostly carbs with little nutritional value. For whatever reason, I just never ate it. Fast forward to the last 10 years, I discovered Cuban Corn and the rest was history lol....

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Vegan Herb Cauliflower Fritters

Vegan Herb Cauliflower Fritters

                          Hello + Happy Tuesday!!           This week has been a busy one! I’ve been making an effort to go down my foodie bucket list and explore recipes that I keep putting off, these cauliflower fritters were one of them!   Fritters are one of those concepts that never gets old. You typically combine a handful of ingredients...

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Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Parfaits

Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Parfaits

                  The fourth is coming and I’m all about effortless festive eats. I personally love this holiday as there are so many ways to make a vibrant spread featuring red, white, and blue foods. One of my favorite desserts is actually, a trifle! Whether it’s whip cream, cake, or pudding or C, all of the above, I just find them aesthetically fun.    Perhaps it’s combining...

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Vegan Green Goddess Burger

Vegan Green Goddess Burger

                            Today we’re breaking up the holiday recipes to bring you some staple concepts! While there are countless veggie burgers that are accessible today, I promise it’s so easy to make your own. You can make a burger base with everything from black beans to oats, lentils and more. One of my favorite veggie burger bases, is white beans! I feel...

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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 Triple Berry Sheet Pan Pancakes

Vegan Triple Berry Sheet Pan Pancakes

                        We have extra time given the virus going around and practicing social distancing. However, many of us are looking to simplify every aspect of our lives, but especially with food. That being said, I wanted to explore the concept of sheet pancakes. Believe it or not, cooking pancakes can be a daunting task and when you try this sheet pan option.. You’re...

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