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 Avocado Salad

Vegan Avocado Salad

                      Hello & Happy Monday!!           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 Super Green Goddess Chickpea Salad

Vegan Super Green Goddess Chickpea Salad

                          Hello & Happy Tuesday!!       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 Asian Salad

Vegan Asian Salad

                              Hello & Happy Thursday!!             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...

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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 Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Vegan Watermelon Cucumber Salad

                        Hello & Happy Wednesday!!             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...

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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 Lemon Poppy Seed Cucumber Salad

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cucumber Salad

                  Hello & Happy Wednesday!!              With the warmer temperatures arriving, we’re focusing on lighter and brighter recipes on EDS! Since social distancing, many of us have been finding comfort in food. That being said, lighter foods are even more of a must to break up our routine and pack on the veggies.   Even as a plant based...

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Vegan Pistacho Pesto Ravioli

Vegan Pistacho Pesto Ravioli

                  Hello & Happy Wednesday!!               Whenever I start with a recipe category, I’m off to dreaming of the next variation! Currently I’m in a homemade pasta phase as homemade is completely different than any store bought variety you can pick up. There is also something about the process that I’m just drawn to. It’s fun,...

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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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45 Vegan Fourth of July Recipes

45 Vegan Fourth of July Recipes

                          Hello & Happy Tuesday!!               For many of us, the Fourth of July is an excuse to travel, attend a party, but leave the cooking to someone else. Since I cook full time and it’s just a party of two for right now (4 more weeks!), we are not cooking this year!.   For those that are, I’ve compiled...

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Vegan Creamy Dill Potato Salad

Vegan Creamy Dill Potato Salad

                          Hello & Happy Wednesday!!             If there is one food I love, it’s potatoes! While potatoes get a bad wrap, they actually contain more potassium than a banana and it’s all about portions. During my first trimester I experienced nausea every day and struggled to eat. Potatoes were definitely my go to as...

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Vegan Cauliflower Tabouli Salad

Vegan Cauliflower Tabouli Salad

                              Hello & Happy Wednesday!!                 If you know me, you know I’m always finding a new way to love cauliflower. I find that the options are just endless in what you can do with it. One of my favorite spring concepts I developed last year is this fab Cauliflower Tabouli Rice! Tabouli...

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Cold Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce

Cold Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce

                        Hello & Happy Friday!!             In keeping with the theme to create flavor and nutrient packed dishes this 2019, I’ve been stepping up my salad game! I personally can throw together some arugula or a cabbage mix, a lil onion, avocado, and my favorite dressing and be good to go. However, for many of us we hit a plateau...

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Kale Caesar Salad with Garlic Bread Crumbs

Kale Caesar Salad with Garlic Bread Crumbs

                            Hello & Happy Thursday!!             I don’t know about you, but I’ve been enamored with caesar salads since a child. I loved all the flavors and various components. However, down the road we all realized that caesar dressing is mayonnaise based and romaine lettuce doesn’t pack much nutrients and...

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Vegan Watermelon Tofu Feta Salad

Vegan Watermelon Tofu Feta Salad

                          Hello & Happy Wednesday!         When I think of warm weather, I crave watermelon! I feel as though it’s one of those fruits that we simply only enjoy by itself, when it makes for a perfect addition to savory dishes, especially salads!   One of the first every EDS recipes that I created was actually this watermelon and tofu feta...

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Vegan Quinoa Tofu Feta Salad

Vegan Quinoa Tofu Feta Salad

                          Hello & Happy Wednesday!!            With warmer weather, comes lighter eats! For countless people, salads are viewed as something they have as an appetizer or just a lunch item, however, salads can be nutrient packed, filling and a complete meal if done right.    Whether I’m in a quick bind or have all the time in...

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Vegan Curried Chickpea Salad

Vegan Curried Chickpea Salad

                              Hello  & Happy Tuesday!!         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 Buffalo Cauliflower Salad

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Salad

                          Hello & Happy Thursday!!             While the majority of us experienced a glimmer of the warm weather to come last week, it sent me on a mission to whip up a variety of salads to share with you. I can easily enjoy a handful of greens, some grilled veggies, etc, but I utilize EDS to curate recipes that are modern and...

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Vegan Tomatoes & “Mozzarella” Salad

Vegan Tomatoes & “Mozzarella” Salad

                              Hello & Happy Tuesday!             Throughout my plant based life there are a few food concepts that I was hung up on, one in particular was..  caprese salads!   I’m not sure if it was the ripe tomatoes, balsamic glaze, or the cheese, but I was instantly hooked. I rarely ate cheese even before my...

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Vegan Shaved Brussels Salad in a champgane vinaigrette

Vegan Shaved Brussels Salad in a champgane vinaigrette

                              Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           I’ll be honest, I love to eat healthy, but I’m not crazy about plain jane salads. So I totally understand when I hear people say, “salads are boring”. However, salads don’t have to be a big disappointment, you just have to get creative, have fun,...

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Vegan Moo Shu Jackfruit Pork Lettuce Wraps

Vegan Moo Shu Jackfruit Pork Lettuce Wraps

                            Hell0 & Happy Thursday!           With the warmer temperatures upon us, I instantly crave lighter foods. However, I love to pack lighter dishes with lots of flavor, color, and tons of nutrients!   One of my favorite warm weather concepts is spring rolls using the rice paper wraps. Unfortunately those can be hard to...

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