Levain Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip M+M Cookies

Levain Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip M+M Cookies

                        Let’s talk Levain cookies!    If you’re not familiar with Levain, it’s a widely loved bakery located in NYC. Today they have multiple locations, but the one in the NYC is iconic for this staple chocolate chip cookie. So what makes this cookie style stand out above the rest? So. Much.    To date I’ve tried endless cookies vegan...

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Vegan Oven Baked Churros with Chocolate Ganache and Caramel

Vegan Oven Baked Churros with Chocolate Ganache and Caramel

                            I may have forgotten in the midst of social distancing, but today is Cinco De Mayo!! In the wake of my favorite holiday, I decided to whip up one of the most coveted recipes on eds, the vegan oven baked Churros! While churros are typically fried, you can make a fab churro just by baking. If you’re not familiar with churros, don’t be...

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Vegan Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Vegan Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

                      Let’s. Talk. 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 that features all the baked staples. It’s so good...

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OZO Ground Tacos with Vegan Jalapeño Ranch

OZO Ground Tacos with Vegan Jalapeño Ranch

                    Let’s talk flexitarian!    With so many diet names today, it’s easy to get lost in it all. So many rules and regulations to adhere to, that’s why I gravitate away from all of that and embrace the concept of “plant based” or Flexitarian.  Flexitarian encompasses all that I value in the realm of wellness. Eat what’s good for your body...

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Vegan Lemon Rosemary Pancakes

Vegan Lemon Rosemary Pancakes

                        I’m elated that the weekend is here! Why? Because I love a good brunch concept.. and this one, is one I’ve had on the back burner for months! When you cook full time, you’re always looking for an opportunity to put a modern spin on classic dishes. Pancakes are one of the most classic dishes you can find and I love to play around with the...

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Grilled Veggies with Creamy Chimichurri Sauce

Grilled Veggies with Creamy Chimichurri Sauce

                  Hello & Happy Friday!!         Let’s talk veggies! One thing that clients struggle with most, is getting veggies on their plate. If there is one word of advice that I have, it’s that preparation is everything and a fab sauce will take you far. It’s easy to find anything underwhelming if not done right.      Grilling   When it...

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1 Bowl Vegan Pistachio Sheet Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Pistachio Sheet Cake

                        Hello & Happy Thursday!           On the weekends I love to do a dessert concept, and right now I’m all about the sheet cake! Gone are the days where you have to get fancy with icing and layer cakes. You can easily create an effortless sheet cake with half the time + effort and have get an amazing cake, so I’m hooked! With it...

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Vegan Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Jalapeño Ranch

Vegan Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Jalapeño Ranch

                Hello & Happy Wednesday!!         No matter what the season, potatoes are always a go! While I love your everyday potatoes, it’s great to mix it up and add some flavor. How to do that? Pair it with a sauce! Long ago I once viewed a sauce as stressful. What goes together? Does it make sense?    Bottom line, you can’t go wrong with creating a sauce....

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3 Ingredient Sugar Free Vegan Dark Chocolate Raspberry Avocado Truffles

3 Ingredient Sugar Free Vegan Dark Chocolate Raspberry Avocado Truffles

                                If there is one concept I loved and only did one recipe for, it’s vegan truffles! Long before my cooking days when I heard the word truffles, I instantly thought, complex, intricate, but it’s the furthest thing from it whether vegan or not. Granted you can get as fancy as you want with the flavors and outside coating, but...

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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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Air Fryer Buffalo Pasta Chips

Air Fryer Buffalo Pasta Chips

                          If you haven’t heard the news, pasta chips are a thing! I know what you’re thinking, I’ll take my pasta the traditional way, hard pass lol. I’m the same when it comes to food trends such as these. My train of thought is that, if it’s so good.. why has it only been discovered until now? Believe it or not, fried pasta has always...

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes

                       Hello & Happy Saturday!!         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...

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1 Bowl Vegan Salted Tahini Chocolate Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Salted Tahini Chocolate Cake

                  Hello & Happy Thursday!!             When It comes to cake, everyone likes chocolate!     Believe it or not I’m not big on chocolate. I like it in a few things, but honestly it’s not the first thing that I crave. However, when I do chocolate I always add coffee as it further enhances the flavor. Did you know those at tahini offers the same...

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Vegan Salted Double Chocolate Superfood Granola

Vegan Salted Double Chocolate Superfood Granola

                  Hello + Happy Sunday!           If there is one concept that’s super easy to whip up, it’s a homemade granola! It’s one of those concepts that so seamless that once you try it, you’ll never buy a store-bought option again! I personally love granola as it’s a great play on the traditional oatmeal, it’s filling, affordable, and a great way to...

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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 Pistachio Muffins

Vegan Pistachio Muffins

                  If you know me, you know I love a fab muffin on a weekend. Even though I’ve whipped up upwards of 20 different muffin recipes, a new one always pops into my head. Lately I’ve been craving all things pistachio. I don’t know if it stems from my old affinity for ready made pistachio pudding lol (true story) or the fact that I love the color or almond extract..   ...

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Vegan Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Vegan Lemon Shortbread Cookies

                                  If there is one flavor profile I love, it’s lemon. I have such an affinity for all things lemon that I’d have to say I may prefer it over chocolate lol. (gasps) Some of my favorite vegan concepts are actually these vegan Lemon Rosemary Cookies or these Lemon Rosemary Muffins. I find that lemon cuts through flavors in...

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Easy Authentic Vegan Falafel with Tahini Sauce

Easy Authentic Vegan Falafel with Tahini Sauce

                          Let’s talk falafel! If you’re a plant based enthusiast, I guarantee that you’ve had falafel at one time or another. While living in NYC, I’d have to say that I probably ate nearly 100 falafels at this one shop near the NYU campus. It was quick, easy, affordable, and so good!    If you’ve ever had a really good falafel,...

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Vegan Grilled Sweet Corn and Peach Salad with Basil Dressing

Vegan Grilled Sweet Corn and Peach Salad with Basil Dressing

                    Hello & Happy Monday!!           If there is one veggie I love for summer, it’s corn! It’s great by itself, thrown in a salad or taco and the list goes on. The best way to enjoy fresh summer corn though? Grilled! I have to believe that just about every veggie tastes better grilled, but especially corn. Something else that pairs really well...

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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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Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Muffins

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Muffins

                      If you’ve been following along I’ve been deep in a muffin obsession for weekend concepts. While many opt for pancakes, because well, who doesn’t love pancakes, I love a good muffin! I can control the sugar content better versus pancakes with syrup. I can also eat half of one and get my fill on something sweet versus pancakes where you feel like you just have to finish...

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1 Bowl Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 Bowl Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

                    Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           Lately I’ve been craving all things oats. One of my personal favorites, is a classic oatmeal cookie. If you ever find me browsing a bakery, I have my eyes on this nostalgic cookie. There is something about it that’s like taking a trip down memory lane. I have a fab recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies,...

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Vegan Greek Meatballs with Lemon Garlic Orzo

Vegan Greek Meatballs with Lemon Garlic Orzo

                                When it comes to pasta, I’m currently obsessed with all things orzo! You typically see it at restaurants as a cold pasta salad, and it’s nothing to write home about. However, there is so much to play around with when it comes to this pasta. Believe it or not, there was a long period of time where I couldn’t even find it....

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Gluten Free Vegan Monster Cookies

Gluten Free Vegan Monster Cookies

                        Lately we’ve been developing our cookie category via EDS. There are only so many chocolate chip cookies you can do, but one that resonates with just about everyone, are these nostalgic Monster cookies! I’m not quite sure as to why they were named that, perhaps from Cookie Monster on Sesame Street, but at any rate..    The final result is just so...

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Vegan Crispy Air Fried Avocado Tacos with Chipotle Crema

Vegan Crispy Air Fried Avocado Tacos with Chipotle Crema

              Hello & Happy Thursday!           Let’s talk tacos!   Believe or not, fried avocado was one of the first recipes I ever explored back in 2014! It was a newer concept at the time, rarely done, and it still holds up today. Fast forward to today, the air fryer has become the focal point of cooking. While we did a baked version of avocado fries, I was curious...

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1 Bowl Vegan Coconut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

1 Bowl Vegan Coconut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

                  Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           If there is one thing I love after a long week, it’s cake! Each week I love to produce a new 1 bowl cake concept as they are just so effortless and you can tweak the base I use to cater to whatever you’re craving! If you haven’t delved into our 1 bowl concepts, well you haven’t lived!  ...

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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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Air Fried Vegan Rosemary Parmesan Fries with Garlic Aioli

Air Fried Vegan Rosemary Parmesan Fries with Garlic Aioli

                  Hello & Happy Monday!!         Let’s talk polenta! While I’m big on polenta fries, many have never even tried or heard of them and I can see why. Dining out today, they are still not frequently seen on menus. If you ever do come across them though I highly recommend.    There is something about polenta fries that is just memorable. Whether it...

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Vegan Air Fryer Taco Pasta Chips

Vegan Air Fryer Taco Pasta Chips

                  Hello & Happy Thursday!!             Truth, I still have yet to join Tik Tok as I just can’t fathom taking on another social media platform. However, there have been a few food trends that caught my eye and today, we decided to test one!  While the oven baked pasta with feta looks good, this new pasta chip concept called to me. Chips are...

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Vegan Lemon Rosemary Scones

Vegan Lemon Rosemary Scones

                      This week we’ve been exploring a lot of new concepts to feature via EDS! I’m currently obsessed with breakfast ideas as the weekends are a great opportunity to get into the kitchen and mix it up. I always reach for the typical avocado toast, so it’s nice to break away from the routine for once. Lately, I’ve been falling in love with scones. Last...

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60 Fab Vegan 4th of July Recipes

60 Fab Vegan 4th of July Recipes

                        For many of us, the Fourth of July is an excuse to get together with friends, indulge, and whip up some of our favorite eats!   That being said, I’ve whipped a list of 60 Fab Vegan Fourth of July Recipes to help you navigate what to make this year!! From dips to desserts, drinks and more, here are my favorite picks!          ...

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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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1 Bowl Vegan Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

1 Bowl Vegan Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

                          Hello & Happy Thursday!!             Christmas is just around the corner, so we’re rolling out all the holiday concepts at full speed. One of my favorite concepts during this time, is cookies!  While I love the seasonal staples, I also love to put a modern spin on them to keep things interesting. When thinking of...

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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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Vegan Funnel Cake

Vegan Funnel Cake

                                Since the start of 2020 I’ve been making my way through my food bucket list and with the 4th of July weekend, I knew there was a concept I had pushing off, vegan Funnel Cake!   Whether it’s because its a dessert, it’s fried, indulgent, or far from anything I eat on a regular basis, I thought perhaps it...

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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 Fire Roasted Jalapeño Corn Fritters with Chipotle Aioli

Vegan Fire Roasted Jalapeño Corn Fritters with Chipotle Aioli

               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. If you’ve never tried it, I highly recommend...

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Vegan Grilled Mushroom Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce

Vegan Grilled Mushroom Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce

                    Hello & Happy Friday!!             Lately I’ve been all about everything tacos! One thing we can all agree on is that tacos are a win. No matter what the season or what dietary preferences you have, you can tailor a taco to meet anyone’s needs. While you can easily pick up a vegan product to fill your tacos with, it’s so easy just to make a...

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Vegan Jalapeño Cheddar Bread

Vegan Jalapeño Cheddar Bread

                          Since the current situation allows us to have a little more time on our hands, I’ve been soaking it up and exploring recipes I rarely feature on EDS. One of them, is breads! Working with yeast can be stressful and there is a lot of trial and error. It’s so easy just to pick up a loaf, but just like cooking everything from scratch, there is...

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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 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 Corn Avocado Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Vegan Corn Avocado Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

                      Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           I’ve been craving various corn style summer salads. For years I didn’t really like to work with corn in recipes. It packs minimal nutrients, it’s the largest GMO crop and so on and so forth. However, I simply buy organic, because there is something about corn that just can’t be...

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Vegan 1 Bowl Vanilla Cake with Berries

Vegan 1 Bowl Vanilla Cake with Berries

      Hello & Happy  Wednesday!!   4th of July is coming, cue all things red, white, and blue! While I love all the bbq style foods like grilled veggies and salads, I also love a fun festive dessert. In the warmer temperatures I’m craving desserts that are more fruit forward, versus chocolate. I know, but hear me out!   Fruit packs more water, which is what our bodies crave when the warmer temperatures hit....

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