Vegan Eggplant Cauliflower Meatballs

Vegan Eggplant Cauliflower Meatballs

                              If there is one concept I’m trying to eat more of, it’s pasta! I’ve never been a pasta person, but it actually serves as the perfect medium to pack on the veggies. Today there are also healthier alternatives to standard pasta with the base being lentils or chickpeas etc.  I love to make everything from scratch and skip the...

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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 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 Thai Coconut Lemongrass Soup

Vegan Thai Coconut Lemongrass Soup

                                Hello & Happy Thursday                 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,...

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Vegan Crispy Smashed Buffalo Potatoes

Vegan Crispy Smashed Buffalo Potatoes

                    Hello & Happy Wednesday!!               If there is one thing I love, it’s potatoes! I can easily enjoy a traditional baked potato or mashed potatoes, but playing around with flavors really makes them so much more impactful. Bonus, imparting more flavor with potatoes is so seamless!   When it comes to flavors I love the...

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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 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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15 Easy Vegan Pasta Dishes

15 Easy Vegan Pasta Dishes

                Recipe Roundup            For years I used to shy away from pasta. I feel that it lacked nutrients and was just too heavy. Fast forward to NYU when I was making homemade pasta, which changed the lens through which I view this beloved dish.   Pasta can be heavy and indulgent, but it can also be the perfect quick and easy medium to pack on the veggies. You can...

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Vegan Valentine’s Day Recipes

Vegan Valentine’s Day Recipes

                  Recipe Roundup             If there is one thing I love, it’s a good recipe roundup! We feature them for various categories, but especially holidays. While many may pass on Valentine’s Day, it’s just another excuse to get creative in the kitchen and capture the essence of this nostalgic holiday.    From soups to pasta, drinks, and...

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Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Salad

Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Salad

                      I don’t know about you, but I love all things buffalo. To be honest though, I had an aversion to all things spicy for as long as I can remember. I’m not sure why, but I just hated anything with heat as I couldn’t tolerate it.    Today, I love everything with heat and its almost like salt to me. It’s a component in recipes that just always...

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Pink Vegan Spring Rolls

Pink Vegan Spring Rolls

                          Hello & Happy Monday!!               Valentine’s Day is coming! Cue all the fun pink foods! While this holiday is ubiquitous for heart candy and baked goods, you can absolutely capture the essence of this holiday with some veggie packed dishes.    My personal favorite?  These  Pink  Spring  Rolls!  ...

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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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Butternut Squash Salad with vegan Citrus Maple Dressing

Butternut Squash Salad with vegan Citrus Maple Dressing

                          One thing I do just about every night Mon – Thur, is a big salad! While that may become redundant for many, that all depends how you approach making a salad. The biggest thing I tell my clients in nutrition counseling, is that you have to mix it up. If you make the same thing day in and day out, no matter what it is, your tastebuds are bound to get...

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Crispy Dijon Potatoes with Vegan Horseradish Cream

Crispy Dijon Potatoes with Vegan Horseradish Cream

    Hello & Happy Wednesday   If there is one dish I can’t get enough of, it’s potatoes! You can simply roast or mash them and you’re good to go. However, with just a few more steps you can create a memorable dish that only further enhances your main dish.    We’ve done a few different potato varieties in recent months and I was dreaming of the next concept. One of my absolute favorite flavor...

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Vegan Butternut Squash Burger with Kale Apple Slaw

Vegan Butternut Squash Burger with Kale Apple Slaw

                            Hello & Happy Tuesday               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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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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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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Roasted Veggie Fall Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing

Roasted Veggie Fall Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing

                      Hello & Happy Monday!!           When the colder temperatures arrives we’re instantly craving warmer foods, and more carb heavy options. In many ways, salads are pushed aside because we naturally gravitate away from them.  However, there is something about a gorgeous salad with all the flavor components that blend seamlessly together...

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25 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

25 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

                          Hello & Happy Tuesday!!         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...

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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 Potatoes with Vegan Basil Aioli

Crispy Potatoes with Vegan Basil Aioli

                            Hello & Happy Tuesday!!       If there is one thing I love, it’s a good side. I find that typically people focus on the main dish and forget the rest. However, I love exploring flavors and get bored with a main dish quick. That being said I love a good side whether it’s just myself or I’m entertaining. Being...

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Creamy Vegan Tortellini Soup

Creamy Vegan Tortellini Soup

                        Hello & Happy Wednesday!!               If there is one thing I can’t get enough of, it’s soups! From a distance soups sound like a pain, but they are one of the easiest things to throw tougher and there is so much room for creativity. Bonus, you they are affordable, can easily be made in bulk, and you can can...

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Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes

Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes

                  Hello & Happy Monday!!             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...

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Vegan French Onion Soup

Vegan French Onion Soup

                             Out of the 100’s of recipes available on EDS today, this lil beauty from 2015 still remains to be one I always crave, French Onion Soup! In life there are some things we organically have an affinity for. For me, even long before my plant based days I love, onions!     Whether it was the flavor, the texture, or C all of the above, I was...

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Easy 10 Minute Strawberry Chia Jam

Easy 10 Minute Strawberry Chia Jam

                    Hello & Happy Monday!!         On Sunday I’m going thru my fridge trying to salvage produce before it’s too late. Even with three mouths to feed and cooking full time, there is always something that is on it’s way out. Believe it or not, I hate wasting food, so I’m always looking for ways to still enjoy my favorite fruits!...

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Vegan Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Vegan Curried Butternut Squash Soup

                                  Hello & Happy Thursday!!               When the seasons shift, I’m on the edge of my seat waiting to enjoy all my favorites. When it comes to fall, I’m all about the soups! They are quick, easy, affordable, you can pack on the veggies, and they can be so filling! At restaurants...

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Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta with Rosemary Mushroom Bacon

Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta with Rosemary Mushroom Bacon

      Hello & Happy Wednesday!!     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...

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Vegan Shaved Brussels Salad with Citrus and Olives

Vegan Shaved Brussels Salad with Citrus and Olives

                      Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           If there is one item I could throw in countless dishes, it’s olives! You can throw them in everything from salads to dips, top sandwiches with them and more. One of my personal favorite approaches with olives is to combine the element of salty with sweet. I feel this approach always garners my attention in dishes and...

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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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Vegan “Chicken” Noodle Soup

Vegan “Chicken” Noodle Soup

                              Hello & Happy Thursday!!               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....

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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 Pumpkin Pasta

Vegan Pumpkin Pasta

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. #CookWithCalphalon                            Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           If there is one thing that makes a huge difference in your cooking routine, it’s a good set of cookware! For years I worked with basic pots and pans and while they did the job, a good pan can improve every kind of dish from pasta to veggies and...

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Vegan Cajun Cauliflower Rice

Vegan Cajun Cauliflower Rice

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!             If there is one veggie I’ve grown to know an love over the years, it’s cauliflower! You can simply roast it, make pizza crust, soups, throw it in smoothies, and of course, make a fab rice with it!  For many (including my husband), you have to pack on the flavor when it comes to cauliflower rice...

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Vegan Roasted Garlic Soup

Vegan Roasted Garlic Soup

                      Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           In recent years I’ve become obsessed with all things soup! I love the simplicity in the process, the fact that you can make them as veggie packed as you like and they are perfect for any season. Obviously a soup is more fitting for the colder months, but as long as the air conditioning is pumping,...

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Vegan 10 Minute Creamy Red Sauce

Vegan 10 Minute Creamy Red Sauce

  Disclosure: This post has been compensated by Inmar Intelligence and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FunWithGardeinFrozen                           Hello & Happy Thursday!!           Since exploring plant based living the last 17 years, I’ve tried countless vegan products. One company that has always stood out to me with the...

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Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup

Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup

        If there is one veggie that can be used in both sweet and savory dishes, it’s sweet potatoes! I always have them on hand to simply roast or throw into a brownie recipe and now, soup!    I had yet to explore a sweet potato soup and was intrigued by the concept. For years I steered clear of soups as I had the false impression that they were involved and daunting to make. However, soups are one of the easiest...

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Vegan Chili Cheese Nachos

Vegan Chili Cheese Nachos

                            Game day is just around the corner, so I knew I had to whip up some fun concepts! Believe it or not, I didn’t have anything but  various dips and no nachos! Perhaps that’s because nachos can be chips and just a variety of salsa and toppings making a recipe not warranted. However, I wanted to do a nacho concept that had a lil bit more...

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Vegan Curried Pumpkin Soup

Vegan Curried Pumpkin Soup

                          Hello & Happy Monday!!               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...

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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 Jalapeno Cheddar Pretzels

Vegan Jalapeno Cheddar Pretzels

                    Hello & Happy Friday!!               I don’t know about you, but when I find a recipe that works, I’m off to the races to explore endless flavor combinations. Needless to say, when I found a staple pretzel recipe that worked, I made 5 different recipes all in one day lol. (many pretzels to come!).   Over the last 5+...

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Vegan Greek Salad Wrap with Homemade Tofu Feta

Vegan Greek Salad Wrap with Homemade Tofu Feta

                          Hello & Happy Thursday               If there is one concept I loved while being always on the go in the NYC, it was a salad wrap! While Carbs get a bad “wrap”, you can easily choose everything from whole wheat to gluten free and the list goes on. In addition they are perfect mess free option for...

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30 Minute Vegan Lunch and Dinner Recipes

30 Minute Vegan Lunch and Dinner Recipes

                      Hello & Happy Sunday!!             Given the current situation with the virus circulating, everyone is reaching for effortless eats and ingredients that are either frozen or canned.    That being said, it made sense to whip up a list of some of my favorite recipes the fit the criteria! Below are 30 hand picked recipes encompassing...

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