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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5 Minute Salsa

5 Minute Salsa

                        Hello & Happy Thursday!!                 If there are two things I could eat endlessly, it’s chips and salsa. While there are countless ready made options, I love making everything homemade, especially because homemade salsa is just SO EASY.    While at NYU in my food science course I had the opportunity to...

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Buffalo Hummus Dip

Buffalo Hummus Dip

                              Hello + Happy Friday               Like many of us, we’re exhausted by the time 5:00 hits on a Friday. That’s why quick and easy concepts are a must! When it comes to the weekend, I’m all about the snacks and tired of whipping up full dinners. Hummus is one of those effortless game...

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Kale Guacamole

Kale Guacamole

                            Hello & Happy Tuesday             Lately I’ve been craving a lot of older concepts that I created as well as things I enjoyed in my childhood. Perhaps it’s the pregnancy hormones or me wanting to take a trip down memory lane, but whatever the case.. I’ve been soaking it up one bite at a time!! The...

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2 Ingredient Vegan Avocado Crackers

2 Ingredient Vegan Avocado Crackers

    Hello & Happy Tuesday!!     In keeping with the theme of minimalist recipes, I’ve been exploring effortless cracker concepts. Typically crackers have a lot going on in them and are white flour based. That being  said, I was curious to create recipes that involve none of that and only the good stuff..    and the vegan Avocado Crackers were born!         What’s fab about these...

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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 Nachos

Vegan Nachos

                          Hello & Happy Thursday!!                 If there is one thing I gravitate towards it’s Mexican food! I love all things tortillas, guacamole, black beans, lime, cilantro and more that they are always staples in my kitchen. While I whipped up this fab nacho cheese a while back, I figured I would take it all...

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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 Buffalo Jackfruit Egg Rolls

Vegan Buffalo Jackfruit Egg Rolls

        3 cups shredded chicken ¼ cup buffalo sauce (Frank’s) 4 green onions, sliced thin 3 ounces softened, light cream cheese 20 wonton wrappers Blue Cheese Dip 2 teaspoons butter 2 teaspoons flour ½ cup warm milk ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese Salt and pepper to taste 3 cups shredded chicken ¼ cup buffalo sauce (Frank’s) 4 green onions, sliced thin 3 ounces softened, light cream cheese 20 wonton wrappers Blue...

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Vegan Spinach Artichoke Pinwheels

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Pinwheels

                          Hello & Happy Saturday!!         Today I’m giving my kitchen a deep clean, catching up on emails, and developing recipes for the upcoming fall/holiday season. I personally love the shifting on the seasons as it brings new produce to focus on and the ideas always come flooding in!   As we wrap up the summer with Labor Day...

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Vegan Oven Fried Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Aioli

Vegan Oven Fried Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Aioli

                            Hello & Happy Friday!!           If you know anything about me, I love all things artichokes! On any given day, you’ll find them in my pantry as they can seamlessly elevate any recipe in terms of nutrients and flavor. One of my favorite concepts is Fried Artichokes. While I gravitate away from anything fried on...

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Vegan Oven Baked Blooming Onion

Vegan Oven Baked Blooming Onion

                              Hello & Happy Thursday!!             In an effort to go down my foodie bucket list, this blooming onion concept immediately came to mind. If you’re from the U.S.  you’re well versed on this dish as it was iconic at the pedestrian Chili’s chain. Today we all know Chili’s is the...

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Vegan Green Machine Muffins

Vegan Green Machine Muffins

                                          Hello & Happy Thursday!!               Out of all the baked goods to create, muffins are never my go to. Perhaps because in many ways they are considered a dessert and it’s hard to create a healthy option that doesn’t compromise the whole idea of a...

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Green Goddess Hummus

Green Goddess Hummus

                                Hello & Happy Monday!!             When it comes to Monday’s, I feel like I’m always reaching for the most effortless eats. Since I cook full time, I don’t get to indulge in meal prep! That being said, I never have anything prepped for lunch and I’m always reaching for some...

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Vegan Crispy Baked Broccoli Bites with Romesco Sauce

Vegan Crispy Baked Broccoli Bites with Romesco Sauce

                      Hello & Happy Thursday!!             Lately I’ve been focusing on keep recipes simple in terms of ingredients and instructions, while also going down my foodie bucket list! I currently have about 30 recipes or more that I’m always trying to put together, but based on what’s in my kitchen, the season, and what...

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Curried Sweet Potato Hummus

Curried Sweet Potato Hummus

                          Hello & Happy Friday!             I’ve been on the move with creating effortless concepts with a modern spin. One of my favorites, is hummus! Like I always say, it’s a “blank canvas”. You can take the flavor profile in whatever direction you see fit leaving the options endless!   Life is too...

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Edamame Hummus

Edamame Hummus

                            Hello & Happy Tuesday!!               Having explore video tutorials a little over a year, I’ve been weeding through old recipes to recreate them, put a new spin on them and offer a video tutorial to make the concepts even more approachable!   One of my favorite veggies that get’s overlooked a...

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Oven Roasted Salsa Verde

Oven Roasted Salsa Verde

                        Hello & Happy Thursday!!       Long ago, if you asked me what salsa verde was comprised of, I wouldn’t be able to tell you. Fast forward to NYU, I knew this amazing dish like the back of my hand!   In a food science course we had to recreate a salsa recipe that was mass produced by a company. We replicated it nearly 10x before we...

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Oven Bake Vegan Avocado Fries

Oven Bake Vegan Avocado Fries

                  Hello & Happy Tuesday!       Cinco De Mayo is one of my favorite holidays as it encompasses all of the foods I gravitate towards. On any given day, you can find jalapeños, chipotles, lime, cilantro and countless other ingredients that resonate with Mexican foods!   If I have to be honest, I have so many projects coming up that the holiday completely crept up...

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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 Jalapeno Zucchini Fritters

Vegan Jalapeno Zucchini Fritters

                              Hello & Happy Friday!!             After creating upwards of 300 recipes, there are a few that are just permanent staples in my cooking routine..   These vegan Jalapeño Zucchini Fritter are one of them!   If you had asked me years ago what I fritter was, I probably couldn’t tell you lol. The...

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Vegan Scallion Pancake Recipe

Vegan Scallion Pancake Recipe

      Hello & Happy Friday   I don’t know about you, but it took countless years to finally try a scallion pancake. They were always on a menu, but something about the sound of it, I was just never drawn to it.    Now breakfast pancakes, that’s a different story lol   When I finally have the chance to get my tastebuds on a scallion pancake I was of course enamored with the concept just like all...

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Vegan Rosemary & Garlic Solid Cashew Cheese

Vegan Rosemary & Garlic Solid Cashew Cheese

                      Hello & Happy Thursday!!           I don’t know about you, but I love fancy cashew cheese! However, I don’t love the hefty price tag that comes along with it. As someone who likes to create everything from scratch, I decided to finally give solid cashew cheese a go!     I know what you’re thinking though,...

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Vegan Fried Artichokes

Vegan Fried Artichokes

                      Hello & Happy Monday!!   All I can say is that, I’m glad I finally explored one of my favorite recipes again, but this time sans animal products!     While I don’t advocate for fried foods on a regular basis, there are some fried eats that I just can’t live without. One of them of course is fried artichokes! (other faves, homemade...

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Vegan Avocado Fries

Vegan Avocado Fries

                   Hello & Happy Friday     Truth, I had made a baked version of this recipe over a year 1/2 ago and thought that I had struck gold.      After I finally got around to making the fried version.. I realized I was way, way, way off..      One thing that always made me less open to making vegan fried recipes is that the batter never sticks, but slides off and looks aesthetically...

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