Vegan Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad

Vegan Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad

                          This week has been on the more exhausting side. There are many things going on behind the scenes of EDS coupled with mom life and it’s honestly been hard to keep up. However, I find that cooking is my saving grace. It soothes the soul and is truly cathartic. Lately I’ve been all about corn! For a long time I passed on various corn concepts,...

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Vegan Beyond Meat Beef Tacos with Chipotle Aioli

Vegan Beyond Meat Beef Tacos with Chipotle Aioli

  This shop has been compensated by Inmar Intelligence. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GoBeyondRecipes                         When it comes to food, I’m all about the tacos! They are quick, easy, and perfect for any season. Since embracing the plant-based lifestyle nearly 17 years ago, there have been only a handful of plant-based meat options to hit the...

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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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Vegan Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Crema

Vegan Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Crema

                      When I decided to pursue cooking full time, sweet potato and black bean enchiladas were one of the first recipes I produced! For myself I had never experienced sweet potatoes in a Mexican food concept and was intrigued by how the flavors would blend together. As I imagined, it blended seamlessly when coated with spices and had notes of lime and a hint of sweet!...

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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 Fire Roasted Jalapeño Corn Fritters with Chipotle Aioli

Vegan Fire Roasted Jalapeño Corn Fritters with Chipotle Aioli

            Hello & Happy Wednesday!!         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...

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Vegan Roasted Poblano Queso

Vegan Roasted Poblano Queso

                  When it comes to dips, I’m all about some queso! Growing up we always would get white queso at various restaurants and it just became such a nostalgic dish. Fast forward to today, there are no vegan queso options and I was excited to explore one. This dish came out so good, I knew we could revisit it and put a fun spin on the flavors.    In the past few years I’ve...

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Vegan Jackfruit Zucchini Enchiladas

Vegan Jackfruit Zucchini Enchiladas

                        One of my favorite large dishes is to make is enchiladas. However, if you know anything about that dish, the tortillas become soggy and let’s not get started about the refined carbohydrates. That being said, these vegan Zucchini Jackfruit Enchiladas were a no brainer! From a distance the thought sounded off-putting. Will the flavor be there? Will they hold...

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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 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...

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Vegan Margarita Cupcakes

Vegan Margarita Cupcakes

                          A new year is coming, and it’s all about going out with fun recipes! While I don’t drink anything but the occasional wine, I love a good Margarita Cupcake!   Back in 2014 in our tiny NYC apartment, this was one of the first recipes I produced. Now that I think about it, it was probably the first cupcake I ever did period lol. Fast forward...

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Vegan Copycat Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls

Vegan Copycat Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls

                      Hello & Happy Friday!!           We’ve been going down the list creating effortless vegan 4th of July concepts. As I sat and brainstormed about what the next recipe should be, I thought about my bucket list and my mind immediately went to.. Avocado Egg Rolls! While I like to keep fried concepts to a minimum on EDS, there are a few...

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Vegan Creamy Roasted Poblano Soup

Vegan Creamy Roasted Poblano Soup

                      Hello & Happy Thursday!!     In all my years of cooking, I have never been in love with poblanos more than I am today! Back in undergrad we had to replicate a salsa in our Food Science lab. We tested this store bought salsa based on the ingredients provided on the label and I believe we tested perhaps 7 different times. Needless to say, the recipe called...

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Easy Mango Salsa

Easy Mango Salsa

                      Hello & Happy Thursday!!           This week feels as though it has just flown by! We moved and as you would imagine everything is everywhere and we found ourselves eating frozen dinner that we’ve had for months and drinking out of kids cups lol. (true story)   Needless to say, we’ve been cleaning out our fridge this past...

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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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Classic Pico de Gallo

Classic Pico de Gallo

                      Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           Since the Fourth of July is coming in days, I wanted to whip up some quick and easy concepts from desserts to snacks and more. When thinking of the next recipe it occurred to me that I’ve never done a staple Pico de Gallo! This iconic dish is typically seen at countless restaurants and sadly...

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Vegan Waffle Fry Nachos w/Cashew Cheese

Vegan Waffle Fry Nachos w/Cashew Cheese

                                On the weekends I love fun indulgent eats and nachos are one of my favorites! This concept gets a bad reputation for being just nutritionally deficient, but that’s completely false.  I personally love nachos as they can be simultaneously veggie packed, filling and I make a fab cashew cheese! Another bonus with nachos is that...

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Vegan Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Vegan Mexican Cauliflower Rice

                            I’ve been recreating all my favorite EDS recipes and tweaking them to perfection! One of my all time favorites, is this Mexican Cauliflower Rice!! In recent years cauliflower has truly taken over. You can use it for anything from soups to mashed potatoes, pizza crusts, and more. One of my favorite approaches to cauliflower, is rice!!   I...

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Vegan Grilled Corn Chowder

Vegan Grilled Corn Chowder

                Hello & Happy Thursday!!         Out of all the amazing veggies at the market, the one I consume the least is actually.. corn. Corn gets a bad rap at its one of the largest produced GMO crops and is lacking in nutrients compared to other veggies being mostly comprised natural sugar. As a result, perhaps that’s why I skip it on most occasions, but there is...

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Vegan White Queso

Vegan White Queso

          Hello & Happy Friday!!   If there is one concept I always loved back home at the mexican spot everyone went to, it was White Queso!! While it’s been years since I’ve had white queso, the flavor is just something I still long for. That being said, after making a vegan nacho cheese, which I’m still obsessed with, I had a feeling you could recreate a fab vegan white queso with the same...

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Vegan Grilled Corn Salad with Jalapeno and Avocado

Vegan Grilled Corn Salad with Jalapeno and Avocado

                              Hello & Happy Friday!!               If you’ve never tried Cuban corn, than you’ll have no idea why this combination is so fab! Back in 2007 I had my first experience with street corn at one of my now favorite spots in NYC. It’s flavorful, affordable, coated in cojita cheese and...

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Vegan Jalapeño Mac and Cheese with Shiitake Bacon and Breadcrumbs

Vegan Jalapeño Mac and Cheese with Shiitake Bacon and Breadcrumbs

                            Hello & Happy Tuesday!!               If there is one thing I’m all about, it’s a quick and easy vegan cheese! When the boom of the cashew cheesecakes came about I was in love with the many ways we can utilize cashews. However, I got so burn out on cashews and found that balance is everything with...

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Oven Roasted Salsa Verde

Oven Roasted Salsa Verde

                        Hello & Happy Thursday!!       Long ago, if you asked me what salsa verde was comprised of, I wouldn’t be able to tell you. Fast forward to NYU, I knew this amazing dish like the back of my hand!   In a food science course we had to recreate a salsa recipe that was mass produced by a company. We replicated it nearly 10x before we...

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Vegan Jalapeno Zucchini Fritters

Vegan Jalapeno Zucchini Fritters

                              Hello & Happy Friday!!             After creating upwards of 300 recipes, there are a few that are just permanent staples in my cooking routine..   These vegan Jalapeño Zucchini Fritter are one of them!   If you had asked me years ago what I fritter was, I probably couldn’t tell you lol. The...

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Vegan Fajitas with Chimichurri Sauce

Vegan Fajitas with Chimichurri Sauce

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           If there are two of my favorite things in this its world.. its tacos and fajitas!I personally love the flavor profile of anything spanish, anything packed with veggies, and of course lots of spice! So fajitas are just a no brainer.      You can make them with a varieties of veggies, spices,...

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