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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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 Cream of Asparagus Soup

Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup

                      If you know me, you know I’m all about the soups for countless reasons. They pack nutrient, flavor, you can mimic heavy cream with cashews, and it’s a great way to salvage veggies that are about to kick the bucket. I try to gravitate away from any waste, so soups are my go to. This asparagus soup is one that I did last year and I couldn’t wait to...

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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 Super Green Goddess Chickpea Salad

Vegan Super Green Goddess Chickpea Salad

                      Hello & Happy Monday!!             In hopes to bring you more effortless lunch concepts I’ve been obsessing over chickpea sales lately. We’ve all gone thru a hummus phase, but there is so much more you can do with chickpeas, one of them is salads! Yesterday we featured a Caesar Chickpea Salad and today I wanted to explore a...

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Vegan Strawberry Biscuits

Vegan Strawberry Biscuits

        Hello & Happy Sunday!!           To honor that the weekend is finally here, I alway whip up a brunch concept! Typically my breakfast routine is avocado toast or homemade granola, but the weekends are a time to let go of my routine and have fun in the kitchen.    One of my favorite southern staples, is a good biscuit! While I love the traditional variety, you can easily make them milk...

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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 Zucchini Quiche

Vegan Zucchini Quiche

                            I’ve been on a mission to bring you countless breakfast concepts form savory to sweet! While we all love a good pancake or muffin, it can be more of a challenge to create savory dishes. One of my favorite concepts that typically is overlooked, is a good vegan quiche!   I feel as though quiches were big in the mid to late 90’s and...

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Vegan Peach Oatmeal Muffins

Vegan Peach Oatmeal Muffins

                                With so many recipes on the back burner and the fall weather coming taking over, I knew I had to share this classic Peach Oatmeal Muffin recipe! Last month I went thru a muffin phase as it finally occurred to me that I lacked various breakfast concepts and that muffins were amiss! Out of countless breakfast options I have to say, I...

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Vegan Lemon Strawberry Pancakes

Vegan Lemon Strawberry Pancakes

                  Hello & Happy Saturday!!                 Weekends are for relaxing, and pancakes! While the temperatures are still frigid outside, I’m already starting to crave all the spring flavors. The shifting of the seasons is honestly my favorite thing. New seasons bring new weather, new foods, and new flavors. Spring is all about the fruit...

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Vegan Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Vegan Watermelon Cucumber Salad

                            Within the past 5-7 years, the watermelon mint salad concept has taken over. For some it may sounds like this obscure concept, I get you! However, for whatever reason the salad components just pair so well together and it makes for the perfect warm weather salad. This salad is typically paired with feta cheese or goat cheese, but you can honestly...

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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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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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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 Heirloom Tomato Tart

Vegan Heirloom Tomato Tart

                                I’ve cut down recipes to 2 a week as I’m pursuing a proejct, but with the holiday weekend upon us I knew I couldn’t pass up sharing a fab summer recipe! One of my favorite things about the summer season is countless fruits and veggies are in season.    Meaning great prices, full flavor, and they pack more nutrients...

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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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Vegan Blueberry Biscuits with Blueberry Butter

Vegan Blueberry Biscuits with Blueberry Butter

                          Hello & Happy Friday           If there is one concept I love on the weekends, it’s a good biscuit!! As a Southern native, biscuits are a big deal! They come in tons of varieties and you can create both savory and sweet!! I personally love biscuits as I find them to be nostalgic, and the options are endless in regards to...

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Vegan Lemon Rosemary Muffins

Vegan Lemon Rosemary Muffins

                              If you haven’t heard, I was once on a huge muffin kick! For years I never made them as I found the texture in vegan recipes just to be off. They were always too dense or didn’t cook all the way thru. A truly good muffin should be light, but not cake like, dense, but not a brick lol, and this recipe is just that!   Since finding...

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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 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 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 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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Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

                                Every weekend we whip up a brunch concept, and today was all about the lemon poppy seed!! For whatever reason, this flavor combo just resonates with everyone. It’s one of the EDS muffin recipes that always gets a lot of views so I knew it would make for the next perfect pancake!!   I personally love all things lemon as...

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Vegan Chickpea Caesar Salad

Vegan Chickpea Caesar Salad

                      When the warm weather arrives I’m instantly craving all things salads. However, when in a bind for time or lacking energy I prefer something easier, like a chickpea salad! Chickpeas and white beans are some of my favorite canned items for countless reasons. They are both accessible, affordable, shelf stable, neutral in flavor, they can make everything from dips...

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Vegan Cucumber Hummus

Vegan Cucumber Hummus

                          In keeping with the theme of effortless recipes, hummus is one of my perusal favorites. However, since I’ve been enjoying it for over 15 years I have to mix it up! You can create a good hummus utilizing it’s staple ingrains, but you can make a game changing hummus by throwing in some modern ingredients!   One of the few variations...

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Vegan Strawberry Shortcake

Vegan Strawberry Shortcake

                    As a Georgia native, there are a few southern staples that I’ll always have an affinity for, one of them is Strawberry Shortcake!! While many variations of this recipe have come over the years, this classic dessert is typically biscuit based with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Whether it be the simplicity in it’s components, that it’s fruit forward,...

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Vegan Bourbon Pineapple Parfaits

Vegan Bourbon Pineapple Parfaits

                          When it comes to summer desserts, I’m all about the parfaits. Whether it be that they are typically fruit forward, fun to make or just aesthetically gorgeous, they are one of my favorite concepts. Parfaits can feature everything from granola to pudding or my personal favorite, cake and coconut whip!   Since there are so many flavors the blend...

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Vegan Beet and Carrot Fritters

Vegan Beet and Carrot Fritters

                                I don’t know about you, but I love all things beets and fritters! Beets pack nutrients, a natural sweetness, and of course a gorgeous hue. Fritters on the other hand are this magical concept that has never ending combinations to keep your tastebuds on their toes.    One of my first creations was a Jalapeno Zucchini...

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Vegan Lemon Blueberry Galette

Vegan Lemon Blueberry Galette

                          Hello & Happy Thursday!!           Typically I don’t feature desserts on Monday, but if there is any time of the week that I have fruit going bad, it’s early in the week. I order groceries either Sunday or Monday and there always happens to be fruit lingering behind that’s on it’s way out. No matter...

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Vegan Blueberry Bagels

Vegan Blueberry Bagels

                              Lately I’ve been on a bread kick and have loved exploring everything from pretzels to jalapeno cheddar breads and now bagels! Believe it or not, I gravitated away from all things yeast for a while, because I just had a bad experience with it. However, with all cooking it takes practice, and you have to keep an open mind. There are many...

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1 Bowl Vegan Lemon Blueberry Sheet Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Lemon Blueberry Sheet Cake

                        Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           Fridays are for cakes, so this new vegan Lemon Blueberry Cake seemed like a no brainer! I once found cakes to be overwhelming and too tedious, but a simple sheet cake can be thrown together in minutes and removes all the stress of a layer cake. What’s even better about layer cakes is that...

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Vegan Carrot Cake Pancakes

Vegan Carrot Cake Pancakes

                    Hello + Happy Saturday!             Happy International Carrot Day!! Long ago I wasn’t crazy about carrots. Fast forward to today, we bake them as fries perhaps 2x wk or more. They have the same texture and flavor profile as sweet potatoes, but take less time to bake and are less carb heavy. Needless to say we are all about the carrots in...

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35 Easy Vegan Easter Recipes

35 Easy Vegan Easter Recipes

                        Easter is coming and we’ve rounded up 35 of my top favorite picks! From vegan desserts to brunch, apps and even drinks, these are a few of my favorite recipes!                Looking for another recipe?    Be sure to check out all the Easter options as these are just a handful of what we have on EDS!    ...

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Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes

                          Hello + Happy Friday!!         While we’ll be celebrating indoors, Easter is still coming! Out of all the cake flavors, Carrot Cake has always been one of my personal favorites. Being a November baby, it was still the one I always picked.    I gravitate towards all things vanilla and cinnamon more so than any flavor profile,...

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Vegan Peanut Butter Eggs

Vegan Peanut Butter Eggs

                            If there is one concept that Easter is iconic for, it’s the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs! While honestly I’m not a peanut butter or chocolate person, it was and still is one of my personal favorites, especially when served chilled lol.    Believe it or not, the silver lining to that amazing candy, is that you can easily...

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1 Bowl Vegan Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

1 Bowl Vegan Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

                          Today literally flew by so we’re bringing you this recipe in the evening, because it’s just that good! When it comes to the weekend, I’m all about a sheet cake. Within the last year I’ve explored countless 1 bowl sheet cakes and they just never get old. There is no tedious mixing, excess dishes or fancy icing techinques..   ...

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Vegan Eggless Mayo Free Egg Salad

Vegan Eggless Mayo Free Egg Salad

                              If there is one thing I crave, it’s a good vegan sandwich!! As a Georgia native, egg salad and deviled eggs were iconic. As a result I gravitate towards them still today. Although I don’t do really do a lot of eggs, I was curious as to whether you could create a vegan version. However for the longest time, I never explored this...

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Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

                        This week I whipped up some fab dishes! Something I also do for Eat Drink Shrink is create an effortless concept for the weekend. While some of us prefer to dine out on the weekends, a lot of us take it as an opportunity to get in the kitchen, which I love!   When it comes to full proof brunch concepts, I love a good muffin. I skipped doing muffins for...

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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 Spanakopita

Vegan Spanakopita

                              Let me start by saying, I’ve had Spanakopita a few times, and the times I’ve had it were so long ago, and at that time I didn’t even know what it was referred to. Spankopita is a dish derived from Greek cuisine that you can find anywhere and everywhere and of course, it’s oh so good!   I created this recipe...

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Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

                              If there is one cake I’m forever enamored with, it’s carrot cake! While my birthday is in November, my cake was typically a carrot cake with cream cheese icing. That being said, I’ve always had an affinity for all things vanilla and cinnamon, and been less about chocolate.    Whether it’s the cinnamon, the...

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3 Ingredient Vegan Fruit Loop Marshmallow Treats

3 Ingredient Vegan Fruit Loop Marshmallow Treats

                          In my opinion, life is all about balance and that applies to the diet. We can adhere to these stringent diets as much as we like, but in order to keep your sanity and to have longevity with your routine, your diet has to have a give and take.    My day to day routine is typically avocado toast, salads, fruit, with some fun desserts mixed in. While I...

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Vegan Pansy Shortbread

Vegan Pansy Shortbread

                          My favorite thing to do with cooking, is create a bucket list! There are so many recipes I come across that fall into this category and I try my best to work my way thru them. However, sometime recipes escape me.. like these vegan Pansy Shortbread Cookies!!   Around 2014 edible flowers started making their way into recipes for everything from salads...

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Vegan Pound Cake

Vegan Pound Cake

                      While I sometimes forget, I have deep Southern roots being from Georgia! There are some concepts from childhood that will forever be staples, one of them in particular, is Pound Cake! Ironically it’s not a go to for other cultures and the majority have only experienced with the store bought frozen option.    However, there is nothing better than homemade...

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