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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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 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 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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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 Cold Sesame Noodle Salad

Vegan Cold Sesame Noodle Salad

                    Let’s talk NOODS lol.  If there is one thing everyone loves, it’s noodles. I’m all about linguini, angel hair, pad thai, orzo, and soba noodles! Typically all pasta dishes are served hot, but there is something amazing about a cold pasta salad that I just crave.    My usual cold pasta go to is Pesto Pasta Salad, but I wanted to explore another...

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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 Houston’s Copycat Beet Burgers

Vegan Houston’s Copycat Beet Burgers

                              I literally made this recipe 5 years ago as I was just branching out into the culinary world with EDS. Believe it or not, this recipe still holds up today and remains to be one of my favorites out of 100’s of recipes! It was inspired by my favorite veggie burger at the Houstons restaurant chain and it mirrors the look and taste, but...

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Vegan Lobster Rolls

Vegan Lobster Rolls

                            Spring weather is coming, and I’m making an objective to revisit some of my favorite recipes to update images and add tutorials! I personally love video tutorials versus images as they make recipes so much more approachable, thus it gets people in the kitchen! As a clinical nutritionist I can sit and delegate what you should or...

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Vegan Thai Roasted Cauliflower

Vegan Thai Roasted Cauliflower

                Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           If you don’t know, I’m all about all things cauliflower. It’s truly one of those remarkable veggies that can be used in countless ways and we’re always discovering a new way to love it. While you can throw it in everything from soups to sauce and even smoothies, I love to simply post it and pair it...

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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 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 Crunchy Asian Salad

Vegan Crunchy Asian Salad

                                    While I love veggie packed meals, a lot of the time salads can fall flat if not done right. My ideal salad has to be colorful, contain a variety of textures, and combine both savory and sweet with a hint of heat for me to feel satisfied. (true story)     Cue the vegan Asian salad!     For the past few...

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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 Crispy Lemon + Dill Potatoes with Chive Cream

Vegan Crispy Lemon + Dill Potatoes with Chive Cream

                            Lately I’ve been all about exploring potato concepts. For the longest time I honestly overlooked them, but you can play around with flavor profiles and make endless combinations.  One of my favorite herbs is dill. While you’ll find it more in seafood concepts, you can add it to countless dishes and it really creates more flavor dimension. I love to...

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Vegan Crispy Orange Tofu with Cauliflower Rice

Vegan Crispy Orange Tofu with Cauliflower Rice

                            Believe it or not, I go thru phases with food. When I was first plant based it was tofu everything. To the point I probably got burnt out on it. Today I have it here and there and it still holds up, because it’s just so versatile. It’s like the cauliflower before the boom of cauliflower lol.    You can bake it, fry it, throw it in...

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Vegan Oven Baked Beet Falafel

Vegan Oven Baked Beet Falafel

                              I’ve been going thru my foodie bucket list with social distancing. One on my list, was a fun falafel recipe. I’ve made quinoa falafels years ago, but I’m hoping to revamp that one and offer a full section of falafel recipes as you can really mix up the flavors. I love your traditional falafel, but these beet falafels were...

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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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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 Greek Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

Vegan Greek Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

                                  I can’t even begin to describe how much I love Greek Food, or well, the concept of dill, olives, feta and cucumber! While my number one favorite thing to do with dill is make a mean vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad…   My second favorite thing to do with dill is, .. MAKE VEGAN GREEK BURGERS!!   This recipe was...

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55 Fab Vegan Memorial Day Recipes

55 Fab Vegan Memorial Day Recipes

                          With Memorial Day around the corner I thought I would throw together the best of the best in vegan recipes to compliment your day and recognize those who fought for this country and remember those we’ve lost.   From salads to dips, snacks, desserts and burgers   I’ve got everything you need to make your entertaining complete!  ...

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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 Crab Cake Sandwich with Remoulade Sauce

Vegan Crab Cake Sandwich with Remoulade Sauce

                            If there is one thing I always crave, it’s a good vegan sandwich!! In my early vegan days I was enamored with the staple black bean burger. Today however, I carve the more innovative concepts as the options are endless with sandwiches and you can translate so many different cuisines into a vegan sandwich.    When it comes to any recipe,...

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Vegan Teriyaki Portobello Burgers

Vegan Teriyaki Portobello Burgers

                                   We’re going thru effortless lunch concepts, and one of my favorites, is this vegan Teriyaki Portobello Burgers! I’ve tried a handful of portobello concepts and sadly any of them fell flat. That being said, years ago I was curious to explore one that really delivered in terms of flavor and texture, and the vegan Teriyaki...

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Vegan Asian Meatball Lettuce Wraps

Vegan Asian Meatball Lettuce Wraps

                                  I’ve been going thru my recipe bucket list and I just knew I had to try a vegan asian meatball concept. I love anything that features a lettuce wrap as I find that it lightens the dish, adds texture, adds color and is perfect for the summer time weather.    What makes the perfect asian meatball is truly the sauce. So...

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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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Beer Battered Tofu Tacos

Beer Battered Tofu Tacos

                    One of my all time fave dishes was fish tacos! While there are a handful of faux fish sandwiches, none compare to the actual dish and the crispness that you achieve.    So I was on a foodie mission to find something that mirrored that of the traditional fried fish tacos and boom.. the vegan Beer Battered Fish Tacos made from tofu were born!   While I don’t advocate...

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Vegan Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos

Vegan Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos

                          While I love a good intricate recipe, sometimes I do reach for vegan eats that involve a handful of ingredients, 20 minutes, and that’s it!   Some recipe are so effortless they are not worth sharing. However, for these vegan Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos they are so good and so easy, it would be a tragedy not to lol.         ...

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Vegan Creamy Roasted Poblano Soup

Vegan Creamy Roasted Poblano Soup

              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 for poblanos and I instantly fell in love.    There is something...

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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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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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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 Super Green Goddess Chickpea Salad

Vegan Super Green Goddess Chickpea Salad

                      Hello & Happy Wednesday!!         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 Green...

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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 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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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 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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