Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cucumber Salad

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cucumber Salad

                      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 individual I still have to have fun with recipes. Yes, I love...

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Vegan Lemon Dill Cucumber Salad

Vegan Lemon Dill Cucumber Salad

                    Post holidays, I’m craving all the lighter brighter food! There is no pressure, no dreading the scale, my body just wants real food when it goes without it here and there. So when January hits, I’m dreaming of veggie packed dishes and new seasonal concepts.    When it comes to getting back to your normal routine, easy is always the way to go! In terms of...

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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 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 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 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 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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Vegan Grilled Sweet Corn and Peach Salad with Basil Dressing

Vegan Grilled Sweet Corn and Peach Salad with Basil Dressing

                    Hello & Happy Monday!!           If there is one veggie I love for summer, it’s corn! It’s great by itself, thrown in a salad or taco and the list goes on. The best way to enjoy fresh summer corn though? Grilled! I have to believe that just about every veggie tastes better grilled, but especially corn. Something else that pairs really well...

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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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20 Easy Vegan Salads

20 Easy Vegan Salads

                  Recipe  Roundup          When it comes to salads, you can easily hit a plateau and find yourself bored. That’s why I always make a concerted effort to mix it up. Mix up the ingredients, flavors, and just get creative! If there is one concept where you can seamlessly mix in countless ingredients and still get a good result, it’s truly is salads!  ...

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Vegan Grilled Corn and Poblano Salad

Vegan Grilled Corn and Poblano Salad

                      Hello & Happy Saturday!!         If there is one thing I love today, it’s corn. Within the last few years I’ve fallen in love with grilled corn as it adds a hint of savory and sweet to countless dishes and its just too good. Believe it or not, for years I steered clear of corn. Whether it was the fact that it’s the largest produced...

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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 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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45 Vegan Cinco de Mayo Recipes

45 Vegan  Cinco de Mayo Recipes

                      If there is one cuisine I love, it’s Mexican style foods or anything with a little bit of heat!   I find that when you add one element of heat it enhances all of the flavors, almost like salt does. However, years ago, I ran from the sight of heat in any dish. This is proof that as you age your tastebuds evolve. In actuality they become less and less to by...

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Vegan Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad

Vegan Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad

                          This week has been on the more exhausting side. There are many things going on behind the scenes of EDS coupled with mom life and it’s honestly been hard to keep up. However, I find that cooking is my saving grace. It soothes the soul and is truly cathartic. Lately I’ve been all about corn! For a long time I passed on various corn concepts,...

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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 Thai Cabbage Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Vegan Thai Cabbage Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

                            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 being said, it’s imperative to mix it up...

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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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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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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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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 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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Kale and Quinoa Salad with Homemade Tofu Feta

Kale and Quinoa Salad with Homemade Tofu Feta

                            Hello & Happy Wednesday!!             While I’m all about fresh modern vegan eats, I love bringing you guys back to the staples as it’s easy to get overwhelmed with trying new concepts. There are some recipes that are just timeless, perfect for any season, and will always find a place at my table....

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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 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

                                  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 source for some people, once the package is...

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