Vegan Levain Style Cookies and Cream Cookies

Vegan Levain Style Cookies and Cream Cookies

                          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 cookie become so iconic?    I’ll tell you!  ...

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Vegan Dark Chocolate Pecan Toffee Matzo

Vegan Dark Chocolate Pecan Toffee Matzo

                                If you know me, I’m all about the easy, and this recipe fits the bill! I had seen this concept over the past few years and had been meaning to explore a vegan option. Since you never see that variation, I was curious as to whether it would work or not. Fast forward to today, I STILL didn’t see a vegan version and that was...

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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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5 Ingredient Vegan GF Blossom Cookies

5 Ingredient Vegan GF Blossom Cookies

                          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 goes! Growing up my grandmother would make an...

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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 Gingerbread Muffins

Vegan Gingerbread Muffins

        I’m currently on a vegan cinnamon roll kick after the recent pumpkin revamp, but I’m still all about an effortless vegan muffin! For the longest time I felt that vegan muffins were a complete dud. The texture was always off or the muffins didn’t cook all the way thru and were just bricks.    Once I stumbled upon the perf vegan muffin recipe, I was on a rampage to create countless concepts! To...

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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 Crustless Pumpkin Pie (Gluten Free and Keto Friendly)

Vegan Crustless Pumpkin Pie (Gluten Free and Keto Friendly)

                                  If there are any fall staples, Pumpkin Pie is one of them!! Additionally, if there is one pie you can easily make vegan, it’s also.. Pumpkin Pie!! Since this concept has always been my go to and many of us are searching for flourless and ketone options, I knew I should create a crustless option to feature via EDS!  ...

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Vegan Caramelized Banana French Toast

Vegan Caramelized Banana French Toast

                  Each weekend we whip up a breakfast concept. Whether it’s pancakes, biscuits or french toast, I love to have a brunch recipe to feature with you guys. My typical go to’s are avocado toast etc, but when it comes to the weekends it’s great to have fun and try things that are a lil more indulgent. While I love them all, french toast is my personal favorite!  ...

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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 Levain Style Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Levain Style Pumpkin Chocolate Chip 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...

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45 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

45 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

                        I have to admit, if there is something that pushes people to get in the kitchen and connect with their food, I’m all about it. Needless to say, I love the holidays and it’s the perf time to learn classic concepts that you can recreate throughout the year.    I personally love Thanksgiving recipes as the flavors encompass all my “go to’s”...

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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 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 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 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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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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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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Crispy Old Bay Potatoes with Vegan Remoulade Cream

Crispy Old Bay Potatoes with Vegan Remoulade Cream

                        Hello & Happy Thursday!           Lately I’ve been exploring potato concepts as there is just so much you can do with them in regards to playing around with the flavors. I love a basic potato, but why go basic when you can easily elevate the flavor to be game changing?   Potatoes get a bad reputation for being white carbs...

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Vegan Levain Style Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Levain Style Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

                  Hello  & Happy Wednesday!!             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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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 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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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 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 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 Butternut Squash Fritters

Vegan Butternut Squash Fritters

        If you know me, you know I’m enamored with all things fritters. There is something that I’m just drawn to whether it be the name or the fact that you can have endless options with them. My favorite dishes are those that serve as a blank canvas, fritters are one of them and they are just SO EASY!!   I’ve done Cauliflower Fritters, Brussles Fritters, Beet & Carrot Fritters, Jalapeño Corn...

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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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22 Fab Vegan Soups

22 Fab Vegan Soups

                              Hello & Happy Sunday!!                 Whether its winter or summer, I’m always craving soup! Long before my cooking days I always assumed soups were so involved and intricate. However, soups are by far the easiest thing to throw together and you can easily make them veggie packed!   ...

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1 Bowl Vegan Apple Cider Sheet Cake with Maple Icing

1 Bowl Vegan Apple Cider Sheet Cake with Maple Icing

                          Fall is officially here. So that means you officially don’t look crazy for posting all things pumpkin and apple cider! I personally get excited about the shifting of the seasons, because towards the end I’m craving something new. While summer foods are my favorite, I love all things pumpkin and apple cider!   In recent years pumpkin has...

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Vegan Levain Style Chunky Monkey Cookies

Vegan Levain Style Chunky Monkey Cookies

                         Hello & Happy Monday!!             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?...

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Vegan White & Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Bites

Vegan White & Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Bites

                       Happy Halloween!         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, you can easily make them from...

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Vegan Spinach Artichoke Pasta

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Pasta

                            After diving head first into countless summer dessert concepts via Eat Drink Shrink, I’ve been on a mission to explore all things savory! While I’m not a huge pasta person (I prefer homemade), it’s actually the perf medium to get more veggies on your plate. If you haven’t realized yet, spinach and artichoke is one of my all...

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Creamy Vegan Cajun Pasta

Creamy Vegan Cajun Pasta

                          Hello & Happy Monday             I’ve been going thru my bucket list of recipes that I’ve always wanted to try. Believe it or not, I had never done a classic cajun pasta! Typically this dish is packed with heavy cream and paired with chicken or sausage. However, I knew I could replicate this dish sans animal...

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