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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Vegan Spaghetti Squash with Meatless Meatballs

Vegan Spaghetti Squash with Meatless Meatballs

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #GardeinPlantBasedProteins #meatlessmonday #GardeinMeatlessMeats                                     If there is one staple recipe that everyone gravitates towards, it’s spaghetti and meatballs. Fast forward to today,...

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Easy Vegan Black Bean Soup

Easy Vegan Black Bean Soup

                                    If there is one staple soup I’ve always loved, it’s Black Bean! My mom would make it and we would order it at a restaurant, so I have a deep love for this soup. For some people its a classic go to, for others I’ve found its typically something they’ve never even tried. (mind blown).    Like...

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Creamy Vegan Enchilada Soup

Creamy Vegan Enchilada Soup

                  Hello & Happy Monday!!           If there is one concept I’m all about, it’s soups! One of the main reasons I have an affinity for all things soup is their simplicity and the fact that there is so much room for creativity. You really can throw in endless veggies and spices enabling you to never get bored. Also, I love the creaminess that...

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Vegan Thai Coconut Lemongrass Soup

Vegan Thai Coconut Lemongrass Soup

                                          I’d like to start by saying I was once not a soup person I found them not filling and they are typically packed with sodium and animal products unless made from scratch. That being said, for years I didn’t get into soups.    However, once I got my stride and realized just how...

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Vegan Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Brown Butter

Vegan Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Brown Butter

            Hello & Happy Friday!!           If there is one thing I love, it’s soup season! Soups are so easy to throw together and you can tailor them to any season. I once thought of soups as difficult and involved, but they are quite the opposite. It’s a handful of ingredients, you can pack on the veggies, and you honestly don’t even need heavy cream to make a fab...

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Easy Creamy Vegan Mushroom Leek Pasta

Easy Creamy Vegan Mushroom Leek Pasta

                    Hello + Happy Tuesday!!       Believe it or not, there was a time that I gravitated away from pasta. While those days are long gone, I’m all about the staple pasta dishes…    and this is one of them!   I actually didn’t explore the glory of leeks until I created this recipe a few years ago. However, I was always intrigued by their...

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Vegan “Chicken” Noodle Soup

Vegan “Chicken” Noodle Soup

                                        Due to the temperatures dropping lately I’ve been all about creating effortless soups. There are so many staples to cover and this one has been on my bucket list for a long time! Chicken noodle soup was timeless and everyone views it as a staple comfort food. Today you can easily throw in some tofu or...

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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 Butternut Squash Pasta with Rosemary Mushroom Bacon

Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta with Rosemary Mushroom Bacon

            While the majority of us gravitate towards rich pumpkin desserts during the fall, I also love all the savory dishes! Soups, mashed potatoes, and definitely, pasta! Believe it or not you can make a fab fall inspired pasta sauce in minutes! All you need is some veggies, herbs, and a handful of cashews.    One of my favorite fall veggies, is butternut squash. The flavor profile is similar to a sweet...

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Vegan Curried Pumpkin Soup

Vegan Curried Pumpkin Soup

                                      While the pumpkin season is somewhat behind us, I won’t lie, I still crave pumpkin concepts on the regular. Some of my most favorite pumpkin recipes are actually not the sweet, but the savory.    Enter the classic Curried Pumpkin Soup!   For some reason, curry blends seamlessly with pumpkin and...

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Vegan Butternut Squash Burger with Kale Apple Slaw

Vegan Butternut Squash Burger with Kale Apple Slaw

                            Hello & Happy Monday!               We’re all typically maxed out on holiday staples like butternut squash, but there is honestly so much you can do with it besides just roasting it. You can make soups, sauces, pizza crusts, pasta, and even burgers! When it comes to veggies burgers, as a seasoned plant...

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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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Vegan Creamy Roasted Brussels Sprout Soup

Vegan Creamy Roasted Brussels Sprout Soup

                        If there is one recipe I’m excited about this year, it’s this vegan Creamy Roasted Brussels Sprout Soup! Believe it or not, there were next to no recipes for this concept online and I was shocked. Just about every gravitates towards the flavor of brussel sprouts, so why no soup?!   Well wait no longer, you can now whip brussels sprouts up into a...

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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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Creamy Vegan Roasted Garlic and Rosemary White Bean Soup

Creamy Vegan Roasted Garlic and Rosemary White Bean Soup

                      If you know me, you know I’m all about the soups! There is something about a good soup that’s comforting and bonus, they are SO EASY and can be packed with veggie goodness. If you think all soups have to be filled with heavy cream and chicken stock, you’re greatly mistaken…    You can make a fab soup, with just a handful of plant based...

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Vegan Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Vegan Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

                        With the temperatures dropping, I’m all about the soup! Believe it or not, I once rarely craved soup. After years of never ordering it while dining out, I just lost my infatuation with soup altogether. They typically are made with chicken or beef brother, packed with heavy cream, with loads of additional salt etc. That being said, I just always avoided...

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Vegan Jalapeno Zucchini Fritters

Vegan Jalapeno Zucchini Fritters

                          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 only fritter I had  was at a vegan donut shop, and that’s probably because...

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Vegan Chipotle Lime Cauliflower Tacos

Vegan Chipotle Lime Cauliflower Tacos

                  Hello & Happy Tuesday!           If there is one thing we all can agree on, it’s that everyone loves tacos! Believe it or not, we had not done a taco concept on EDS in years. That being said, we’re producing a variety of quick and easy taco recipes! (stay tuned)    While you can easily throw a faux meat product on a taco and call it 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 Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes

Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes

                      When it comes to Monday dinner, I typically reach for something I prepped over the weekend. given that some foods just don’t hold up for long, pasta is one of my go to’s! For years pasta has had a bad reputation for being empty carbs and lacking in nutrients.  However, you can easily switch up the type of pasta you use, focus on lentil pasta, whole wheat and so...

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Vegan Oven Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Vegan Oven Baked Eggplant Parmesan

                                For many of us plant based enthusiasts, we are drawn to eggplant parm while dining out. However, when dining out you never know what goes into your food and the eggplant is typically fried. While it’s fine to indulge and eat a fried food every now and again (no judgment), you can make a fab oven baked variety for many concepts,...

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Vegan Crispy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Vegan Crispy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

              Hello & Happy Thursday!!             If there is one thing I crave it’s a fun vegan sandwich! I typically love to make everything from scratch, but there are so many good options today that it’s hard to desire a homemade vegan sandwich. However, I solidly believe that homemade is always better, and that couldn’t be any truer for vegan sandwiches!  ...

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Vegan Creamy Tortilla Soup

Vegan Creamy Tortilla Soup

                            Believe it or not, I was never a huge soup person. Soups are ubiquitous for animal products whether it be broth or heavy cream and are laden with unnecessary excess salt. That being said, for a long time I never enjoyed soups while dining out. Once I started to delve into cooking years ago, I discovered my love for soup again because bottom line,...

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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. If...

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Vegan Crispy Tofu Sandwich with Chipotle Aioli

Vegan Crispy Tofu Sandwich with Chipotle Aioli

                  Hello & Happy Friday!         If there is one thing I crave on the weekends, it’s a fun vegan sandwich! I typically love to make everything from scratch, but there are so many good options today that it’s hard to desire a homemade option. I solidly believe though, with just about all foods, homemade is always better!   When it comes to tofu,...

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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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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 Crispy Korean Bbq Tofu Sandwiches

Vegan Crispy Korean Bbq Tofu Sandwiches

                    Hello & Happy Monday!!           If there is one thing I crave, it’s a fun vegan sandwich! The majority of my days are filled with green juice, salads and fruit. However, I love to mix it up and make a faux meat concept from scratch. While I know there are so many good ready made options, this crispy tofu sandwich is so cheap and easy to throw...

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Vegan Curried Chickpea Salad

Vegan Curried Chickpea Salad

                        Hello  & Happy Thursday!!             If there is one concept I loved, but didn’t experience a ton, it’s curried chicken salad. If you’ve ever been in NYC, I felt as though you would see it at every market and I eventually had a bite and loved the flavor profile.    While there are only a handful of...

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Vegan Crispy Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches

Vegan Crispy Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches

                      Hello & Happy Tuesday!!       If there is one thing I’m all about, it’s putting a fun modern vegan spin on Southern staples! One of my personal favorites? Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches! Believe it or not, this was one of the first concepts I explored on EDS back in 2014. Whether you love or hate tomatoes, there is something about this...

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Vegan Lobster Bisque

Vegan Lobster Bisque

                              Today is an amazing day, because we’re just a lil over a week into the new year and I’ve already crushed so many bucket list recipes I’ve been meaning to get to. One of them, was this staple vegan Lobster Bisque!   While many things can be replicated to be vegan, there are some things that are just a struggle. Seafood...

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Crispy Air Fried Buffalo Tofu Tacos

Crispy Air Fried Buffalo Tofu Tacos

                    Hello & Happy Tuesday!       If there is one thing we can agree on, Taco Tuesday is a must! Also, we need more advocates for a Taco Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lol. All jokes aside, we’ve been making our way through many of the taco staples and I just knew.. we had to do some fab Buffalo Tofu Tacos!   I know what you’re...

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Vegan Levain Style Birthday Cake Cookies

Vegan Levain Style Birthday Cake Cookies

                    Hello & Happy Monday              Out of all the cookie flavors that exists today, one thing remains true..  Everyone loves Birthday Cake Cookies!   Whether its the sprinkles or the nostalgia, this cookie resonates with everyone. Lately I’ve been enamored with Levain style cookies! Levain is a widely loved NYC bakeshop that...

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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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