Vegan Rosemary and Parmesan Soft Baked Pretzels

Vegan Rosemary and Parmesan Soft Baked Pretzels

                      Hello & Happy Wednesday!!             If there is one thing I’ve come to love over the years, it’s a soft baked pretzel! My husband and I would always get them everywhere we went and today they’ve evolved to be such a staple everywhere. As a child I only experienced the iconic store bought option that you see vendors...

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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 Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding

                          Hell0 & Happy Wednesday!!               Lately we’ve been whipping up recipes that are perfect for the social distancing period. From soups to snacks were featuring all the goods! Being that food options are less vast right now and that the window of ripeness for avocados is so quick, I knew I had to feature a...

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Vegan Buffalo Jackfruit Dip

Vegan Buffalo Jackfruit Dip

                                      I’m a little behind today, but didn’t want you to miss this fab recipe! Buffalo dip was one of those concepts I discovered late in life. While I don’t eat chicken, I loved the combination of the texture and flavor and just how effortless it is. The moment I had a taste I was instantly on the move...

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Olive Tapenade with Garlic Toast

Olive Tapenade with Garlic Toast

                                  When it comes to entertaining or dining out, I get bored with main dishes and enjoy the appetizers more. I find that the appetizers are more flavorful, more creative, and I just love to explore flavors. My favorite apps are the easiest ones! lol   Believe it or not, you can make a fab appetizer with just a handful of...

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Vegan Fiesta Dip with Chipotle Cashew Cheese

Vegan Fiesta Dip with Chipotle Cashew Cheese

                            If there is one thing I love, it’s a good appetizer! The older I get the more I prefer to taste a little bit of everything versus having a whole meal. I get bored halfway thru and am typically reaching for everyone else’s food lol. That being said, I love a good vegan app whether it be the fancy or the practical.    When it comes...

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Vegan French Onion Pretzels

Vegan French Onion Pretzels

                          Hello & Happy Wednesday!!         If there’s one thing I love it’s game day concepts. While you won’t find me watching a sports game ever, if there is one thing I do love.. it’s game day eats!!   The older I get the less I gravitate towards entrees as I get bored midway through. Small bites are my favorite as I get to...

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Vegan Creamy Avocado Dip

Vegan Creamy Avocado Dip

                        Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           If you know me, you know my daily go to is avocado toast. However, did you know they can easily make a fab spread that packs more flavor and a whipped texture?! I love a fab guacamole too, but I find that I gravitate more towards pairing it with veggies if I modify the texture to be silky...

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Vegan Thai Peanut Cauliflower Wings

Vegan Thai Peanut Cauliflower Wings

                              Hello & Happy Tuesday!!               Long before my vegan days, I ate traditional wings here and there. (gasps) I was never into anything with heat, so I gravitated more towards all the fun flavors, and Thai was one of my go to’s! I personally love Thai flavors and will make my staple Pad Thai as...

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5 Minute Beet Hummus Recipe

5 Minute Beet Hummus Recipe

                                   Hello & Happy Wednesday!!                 In my early cooking days of 2014 I went on a binge with all thing beets! They pack nutrients and such a vibrant color making them so much fun to work with. I explored soups, burgers, and of course, a classic hummus!!   While you can...

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Oven Roasted Salsa

Oven Roasted Salsa

                          Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             If there is one recipe I can never get enough of, it’s homemade salsa. While still getting my feet wet in the world of cooking, this was one of the first recipes I explored. If you have an affinity for salsa like I do, you always have some on hand.. While buying a ready made option can be...

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Vegan Nacho Cheese

Vegan Nacho Cheese

                                  If there is one concept I thought you could never replicate in vegan cuisine, it’s nacho cheese! The flavor, the texture, the color, seemed impossible. However, with some staple ingredients, just a little cashews, some carrots for color and some potato for texture..    You truly can make a fab nacho cheese!!  ...

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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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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 Sriracha Spiced Cashews

Vegan Sriracha Spiced Cashews

                                           When it comes to holidays, I’m all about the apps and snacks. Since I cook all day, I love to explore different flavors as I find the most joy in that versus a full meal with one focus. Needless to say, I have a few go to snack/app options that you just can’t go wrong with.    One of them, is...

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4 Ingredient Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cashews

4 Ingredient Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cashews

                            This weekend is the first weekend in a long time that I’m not cooking as a much needed break is warranted lol. While Cooking is my safe haven, creative outlet, and much more..    We can’t be “go go go” all the time. As a result of that lifestyle I find we miss the moments to be present and truly soak up life. So...

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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

                    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 on me and now I’m throwing together some...

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