Vegan Italian Pasta Salad

Vegan Italian Pasta Salad

                                Hello & Happy Wednesday!!               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...

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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 Thai Cabbage Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Vegan Thai Cabbage Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

                      Hello & Happy Monday!!           with warmer weather, comes light and brighter eats! I don’t know about you, but the weather dictates what I’m craving. When the temps rise I gravitate towards smoothies and salads. The only struggle with salads is that most people find them not filling or get bored or C, all of the above. That...

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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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Vegan Ultra Green Goddess Dip

Vegan Ultra Green Goddess Dip

                    Hello & Happy Monday!!       The temperatures are rising, so I’m instantly craving lighter and brighter foods. Believe it or not, I wasn’t familiar with what a Crudite was until about 2017. A vegetable platter, sure, but I had never heard that term thrown around and I just loved it. If you’ve never heard of them until now, don’t...

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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 Teriyaki Eggplant

Vegan Teriyaki Eggplant

                      Hello & Happy Wednesday!!             Lately I’ve been going through my recipe bucket list and knew I had to do this concept. Typically you’ll only find this veggie in eggplant parm and outside of that it’s not a popular pick. However, I’m exploring more ways to give this veggie some love. I’ve done an...

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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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Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

                                Hello & Happy Monday!!           As of the last month or so, I’ve been going thru endless soup recipes. As a new mom and soup enthusiast, I’m always looking for the next best concept as soups are just so easy, great for the week, veggie packed, and my favorite reason..they are a great way to...

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Pink Vegan Spring Rolls

Pink Vegan Spring Rolls

                      Hello & Happy Friday!!                   Yesterday was the first day of Spring so we are rolling out the bright and vibrant recipes! I know we are all struggling to keep it together given this quarantine period, but this recipe solidifies that you can make a veggie packed meal out of just a handful of items.    One...

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Vegan Lasagna Soup

Vegan Lasagna Soup

                    Hello & Happy Thursday!           Since we’re all craving comfort foods, I thought I would revisit one of my favorites and tweak it to feature more veggies. Since many are working with limited food options, soups are the way to go for endless reasons. You can make them in bulk, pack on the veggies, get 4 portions versus a single portion just...

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Vegan Spinach Pesto Soup

Vegan Spinach Pesto Soup

                            Hello & Happy Tuesday!!               Since the world is a lil chaotic right now. There are so many unknowns for what is to come in the next few months, so I find comfort in be productive with my time and packing on plants. It can be so easy to reach for ready made options, but this is a great time to actually...

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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 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 Creamy Tortilla Soup

Vegan Creamy Tortilla Soup

                                    Hello & Happy Monday!!               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....

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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 Cream of Broccoli Soup

Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup

                                Hello & Happy Monday!!           I wasn’t going to feature this recipe just yet as I whipped it up just over the weekend, but it came out SO GOOD. Spring is coming, but I love a good soup and sandwich any day of the week and I was just so taken by how it came out! Broccoli Cheddar Soup is one of...

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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 Roasted Beet Pasta

Vegan Roasted Beet Pasta

                  Hello & Happy Wednesday!           If there is one vegetable I’ve evolved to love over time, it’s beets! Beets are an interesting vegetable that pack a high natural sugar content, a vibrant color, and can be used in the obvious savory dishes and actually pairs seamlessly with sweet dishes as well.    Years ago while developing a plethora...

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Vegan New England Clam Chowder

Vegan New England Clam Chowder

                            Hello & Happy Thursday!!               I’ve been on a mission in 2020 to check off as many bucket list recipes that I can. Over the years there has been a proliferation of vegan recipes, but there still are a few that you don’t see..   One of them is a vegan Clam Chowder!!   I’ll be...

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Vegan Beet Soup Recipe

Vegan Beet Soup Recipe

                          Hello & Happy Wednesday!!             Let’s talk beets! Even as a foodie today, once upon a time, I wasn’t a fan of beets. The neutral flavor, the texture, you name it, I wasn’t about it. However, today, I love the vibrancy they add to any dish along with their mild flavor and I just love them. If...

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Vegan Lemon Rosemary Pasta with Mushrooms and Kale

Vegan Lemon Rosemary Pasta with Mushrooms and Kale

                    Hello & Happy Thursday!!             For many years, I steered clear of pasta. We all know that pasta carries the stigma of being laden with carbs, which it is, but at the end of the day it’s the perfect medium to pack on the veggies and for myself, I find it very filling!   What’s fab about today, is that there are many...

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Vegan Roasted Brussels Pasta with Shiitake Bacon in Dijon Garlic Cashew Cream Sauce

Vegan Roasted Brussels Pasta with Shiitake Bacon in Dijon Garlic Cashew Cream Sauce

        Hello & Happy Thursday!!     Thanksgiving may be over, but it’s still all about the brussels! Believe it or not, I didn’t get heavy into brussel sprouts until 2009. I had been a vegan, raw vegan, and never had tried them, gasps. For years I always roasted them with rosemary, garlic, olive oil, and balsamic!    Today, thankfully brussels are universal and seen everywhere. You can toss...

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Vegan Oven Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Vegan Oven Baked Eggplant Parmesan

                        Hello & Happy Monday!!               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...

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Vegan Butternut Squash Alfredo

Vegan Butternut Squash Alfredo

   Hello & Happy Thursday!! Butternut squash is one of those fall veggies that never gets old. It’s sad to think of all the years that I never gave it the time of day until I was in my early 20’s. As a child my mom loved yellow squash and of course it wasn’t something I had a preference for. Being that the word squash was associated with this veggie I believe I just assumed that it would be the exact same through and...

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Vegan Spinach Artichoke Soup

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Soup

                        Hello & Happy Thursday!              I don’t know about you, but I’m all about everything spinach and artichoke! Lately I’ve been on a mission to explore as many concepts to feature this classic combo as I find that it’s typically just used as a heavy dip. However, there is so much more you can do with...

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Vegan Romesco Pasta with Broccoli

Vegan Romesco Pasta with Broccoli

                    Hello & Happy Thursday!!             If there is one thing I realized with vegan cuisine, is that you can make anything taste fab, if you have a good sauce! Vegan food naturally is like a blank canvas that is waiting to be seasoned and flavored. If you don’t go the flavor route, you’ll be left with a bunch of bland veggies. ...

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Vegan Beet and Carrot Fritters

Vegan Beet and Carrot Fritters

                          Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           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...

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