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 Oven Roasted Baba Ghanoush

Vegan Oven Roasted Baba Ghanoush

                            There are some foods that we just have an organic affinity for. I’ve always been a hummus gal even dating as far back as 2001   (wow, ..long time ago lol)   There was something about hummus that was just.. different. The texture, the flavor, and just how filling it was without that feeling of being overwhelmingly full.    For...

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10 Easy Vegan Potato Recipes

10 Easy Vegan Potato Recipes

                  Recipe  Roundup          When it comes to carbs, I’m all about the potatoes. I love them mashed, smashed, or baked! What’s even more fab about potatoes? You can easily mix up the flavor profiles to cater to your tastebuds or the season!   Bonus, potatoes are always in season, cheap and easy to throw together, they make the best side dish, and they can easily...

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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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Easy Vegan Orange Cauliflower

Easy Vegan Orange Cauliflower

                    Hello & Happy Tuesday!             Back in 2015, cauliflower was booming and we were exploring new ways to love this  veggie left and right. While you can throw it in everything from soups to sauces, smoothies, pizza crusts and more.. There was something about Cauliflower Wings that really took off! Unsurprisingly, these Buffalo 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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Easy Vegan Tomato Basil Focaccia Bread

Easy Vegan Tomato Basil Focaccia Bread

                        Hello & Happy Monday!!         This past year I got into baking bread explored a wide variety. We did countless bagels, pretzels, and I was curious about the staple focaccia bread! You’ll see it served here and there at Italian spots, but that’s about it. Majority of the time I’ve also found that the bread isn’t...

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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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Vegan Crispy Everything Bagel Potatoes with Scallion Cream

Vegan Crispy Everything Bagel Potatoes with Scallion Cream

                              Lately I’ve been on a mission to explore more potato recipes. For a long time I overlooked this category as plain jane potatoes are so good! So why get fancy? I’ll tell you why, because there are so many flavor options!!   The past year or so Everything Bagel seasoning exploded and you would see it on anything and...

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Vegan Texas Caviar

Vegan Texas Caviar

                                I know what you’re thinking, a bowl full of veggies, I just can’t get into it. Before you pass on this fab dish, I promise you, veggie enthusiasts or the furthest thing from it.. You’re going to love this recipe!! So just how good is this recipe?! Out of ver 500 concepts on EDS this is still one of my personal favorites...

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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 Pretzel Wrapped Hot Dogs

Vegan Pretzel Wrapped Hot Dogs

                            The past week has been on the busier side, which has left less time to develop recipes for Eat Drink Shrink. However, this was the perfect opportunity to revisit a recipe I explored back in 2014,    Vegan Pretzel Wrapped Hot Dogs!   When it comes to the 4th of July it’s all about grilling and indulgent eats. Rather than feeling left...

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Vegan Pretzel Rolls

Vegan Pretzel Rolls

                      We’re currently developing our EDS bread category and I knew we had to do a dinner roll. When it comes to bread, I’m always one of those nutritionists who embraces balance. On EDS you’ll find everything from white flour to almond flour and more. I find that there is a time and place to enjoy all of the above. To avoid white flour is just, not...

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Vegan Sweet Potato Biscuits

Vegan Sweet Potato Biscuits

                      Hello & Happy Monday!!             As a true Southerner, I’m obsessed with a good biscuit! To date we’ve product an array of varieties from Jalapeño Cheddar to Blueberry and more. There is something about a fresh hot biscuit that just completes a weekend brunch. (view all biscuit recipes here) Biscuits are one of my...

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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 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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Vegan Rosemary and Balsamic Glazed Roasted Beet Salad

Vegan Rosemary and Balsamic Glazed Roasted Beet Salad

                      Hello & Happy Thursday!!           If there is one veggie I love, it’s beets! However, long before my veggie days, like most kids, I wasn’t fond of beets. Whether it be the color, texture, flavor or C all of the above, I wasn’t a fan. Fast forward to today, I love their mellow flavor! I like to throw them in salads, eat...

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Vegan Everything Bagel Biscuits with Scallion Cream Cheese

Vegan Everything Bagel Biscuits with Scallion Cream Cheese

                              There’s one thing I love on the  send weekend it’s homemade pancakes or biscuits! As a true Southerner, biscuits are a staple no matter what the season. While the standard biscuit is amazing, I love to have fun with flavors and take a modern approach. To date I have produce everything from Parmesan Rosemary with truffle honey to Jalapeño...

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Vegan Turmeric Flatbread

Vegan Turmeric Flatbread

                        Hello & Happy Wednesday!!               I’ve been falling in love with quick and easy concepts, and one of my personal favorites, is quick breads! Your typical bread recipes feature yeast, kneading, proofing and the list goes on. Flatbreads are different in that they feature minimal ingredients, can be just thrown...

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Roasted Italian Brussels with Arugula Pistachio Pesto

Roasted Italian Brussels with Arugula Pistachio Pesto

                Hello & Happy Tuesday!!               Since the moment I experienced brussel sprouts, I’ve been hooked! There is something about the flavor and texture that like countless other people, we’re just instantly drawn to.   While you can easily just roast and enjoy, my favorite thing to do with brussels, is to pair them with flavor!  ...

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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 Grilled Corn Salad with Jalapeno and Avocado

Vegan Grilled Corn Salad with Jalapeno and Avocado

                        If you’ve never tried Cuban corn, than you’ll have no idea why this combination is so fab! Back in 2007 I had my first experience with street corn at one of my now favorite spots in NYC. It’s flavorful, affordable, coated in cojita cheese and spices, and just an all around game changer. Since 07′ I’ve probably dined there at least...

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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 Jalapeño Mac and Cheese with Shiitake Bacon and Breadcrumbs

Vegan Jalapeño Mac and Cheese with Shiitake Bacon and Breadcrumbs

                            Hello & Happy Tuesday!!               If there is one thing I’m all about, it’s a quick and easy vegan cheese! When the boom of the cashew cheesecakes came about I was in love with the many ways we can utilize cashews. However, I got so burn out on cashews and found that balance is everything with...

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Vegan Greek Cauliflower Rice

Vegan Greek Cauliflower Rice

                    Hello & Happy Monday             If there is one concept I’ve become completely enamored with over time, it’s cauliflower rice! Just like any vegan recipe, cauliflower rice can be a complete dud if not done right. You have to pack on the flavor and texture or it will disappoint.    this vegan Greek Cauliflower Rice does not!!    In...

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Vegan Truffle Cauliflower Mash with Shiitake Bacon

Vegan Truffle Cauliflower Mash with Shiitake Bacon

                          Hello & Happy Monday!!               If you know me, you know I’m all about the carbs. While I love a good plate of classic mash, it’s wonderful to mix it up and opt for cauliflower. It comes already riced and frozen, is cheap, takes  minutes to throw together, and packs more fiber and nutrient leaving...

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Vegan Cauliflower Fried Rice

Vegan Cauliflower Fried Rice

                          Hello & Happy Tuesday!!                 In recent years cauliflower has finally made a name for itself. Initially everyone was all about the cauliflower rice, but we’ve come to realize that there are countless other concepts that you can make with this miracle veggie.  While I love a cutting edge recipe, I...

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Vegan Arugula Pesto Mashed Potatoes

Vegan Arugula Pesto Mashed Potatoes

                          Hello & Happy Thursday!!             Lately I’ve been exploring new approaches to classic dishes. I find that we can still enjoy the staples such as mac and cheese or mashed potatoes, by putting a fun veggie spin on them! Recently I did a vegan Caramelized Onion Cauliflower Mash that I loved, so this vegan Pesto...

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Vegan Roasted Bbq Brussels

Vegan Roasted Bbq Brussels

                            Hello & Happy Monday!!             I wish I could say that I always loved brussels, but when I was growing up they were never in my home. I don’t think I really had the chance to get into the whole Brussels world until 2009 and I dined out a lot lol. When I finally got the chance, I  I was hooked!   Whether it was...

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Vegan Tomato Basil Hummus

Vegan Tomato Basil Hummus

                            Hello & Happy Wednesday!!               Long before 2019, there was literally 2 companies that featured ready made hummus. While hummus is quick and easy, that arena exploded and you can find countless flavor from savory to even sweet.   However, hummus is so easy, you can skip all the preservatives and...

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Vegan Spinach and Kale Stuffed Mushrooms

Vegan Spinach and Kale Stuffed Mushrooms

                            Hello & Happy Sunday!!               Truth: I made this recipe on a complete whim back in 2014 and it was so good!! Stuffed mushrooms are a staple for entertaining as they are so easy and pack so much flavor!!   Another reason why I love this concept, my husband doesn’t like mushrooms, so I...

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Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup

                              Hello & Happy Friday!!                 When it comes to soups, there was a few years while plant based where I never had them. I thought they had to be too involved to make at home from scratch and if enjoyed while dining out they were laden with sodium and animal products. That being said, I...

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