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 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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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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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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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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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 Penne Alla Vodka

Vegan Penne Alla Vodka

                                Once upon a time I shared away from pasta. I felt that it held no nutritional value and I just didn’t see the purpose. Today, I take a different approach to the diet and food in general. Food is meant to be enjoyed, and pasta actually serves as the perfect medium to pack on the veggies. Like everything else, it’s also...

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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 Air Fryer Buffalo Tofu Nuggets

Vegan Air Fryer Buffalo Tofu Nuggets

  I was asked to participate in the: #SoyDelishRecipeContest campaign, sponsored by Soy Connection and the United Soybean Board. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.                   Let’s talk soy!      I’ve been consuming soy products since circa 2002! Since the soy industry has exploded and you can find a never ending array of soy options at the...

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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 Greek Meatball Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce

Vegan Greek Meatball Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce

                            Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             I’ve been going thru some bucket list concepts and these vegan Greek Meatball Gyro’s was one of them!! If you know me, you know I have an affinity for all the Greek flavors. Whether it’s the cucumber, oregano or fresh dill, I’m just all about it!  ...

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Vegan Butter Cauliflower

Vegan Butter Cauliflower

                    Hello & Happy Monday!!             If you’ve ever browsed social media in the last year, I guarantee you have seen this iconic dish! It’s typically chicken based and features heavy cream, but it’s loved by everyone. If there is one dish you’re going to fall in love with, it’s this vegan Butter Cauliflower!  ...

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Vegan Santa Fe Salad

Vegan Santa Fe Salad

                              This week has been very eventful with countless recipes being created! (I think I hit upwards of 20) With the gorgeous weather upon us I’ve been making a concerted effort to create modern vegan salad concepts. While I love a simple bowl of greens packed with whatever I have in my fridge, the creative ones are the most fun and hold up...

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Crispy Old Bay Potatoes with Vegan Remoulade Cream

Crispy Old Bay Potatoes with Vegan Remoulade Cream

                        Hello & Happy Wednesday           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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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 Miso Soup with Soba Noodles

Vegan Miso Soup with Soba Noodles

                        If there is one soup that never gets old regardless of the season, it’s miso soup! At restaurants you’ll typically find it’s mostly broth, a few cubes of tofu, a few shiitake mushrooms, and a piece of seaweed lol. Basically minimal ingredients altogether. In addition you’ll find tons of sodium and even MSG, so needles to say, I love to...

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Vegan Italian Cauliflower Rice

Vegan Italian Cauliflower Rice

                              Hello & Happy Monday!!           I don’t know about you, but I go on a kick with different food concepts and my mind wanders  to create countless variations. At this time I’m all about cauliflower rice! a few years ago I had dabbled in cauli rice, but didn’t see what all the fuss was about and...

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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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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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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 Butter Tofu

Vegan Butter Tofu

                Hello & Happy Wednesday!!         If you’ve ever browsed social media in the last year, I guarantee you have seen this iconic dish! It’s typically chicken based and features heavy cream, but you can easily mix up the protein and fat in this dish to still capture the same flavors. We’ve explored a Butter Cauliflower and I just knew, we have to try a Butter...

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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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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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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 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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