Levain Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip M+M Cookies

Levain Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip M+M Cookies

                        Let’s talk Levain cookies!    If you’re not familiar with Levain, it’s a widely loved bakery located in NYC. Today they have multiple locations, but the one in the NYC is iconic for this staple chocolate chip cookie. So what makes this cookie style stand out above the rest? So. Much.    To date I’ve tried endless cookies vegan...

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Vegan Oven Baked Churros with Chocolate Ganache and Caramel

Vegan Oven Baked Churros with Chocolate Ganache and Caramel

                            I may have forgotten in the midst of social distancing, but today is Cinco De Mayo!! In the wake of my favorite holiday, I decided to whip up one of the most coveted recipes on eds, the vegan oven baked Churros! While churros are typically fried, you can make a fab churro just by baking. If you’re not familiar with churros, don’t be...

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OZO Ground Tacos with Vegan Jalapeño Ranch

OZO Ground Tacos with Vegan Jalapeño Ranch

                    Let’s talk flexitarian!    With so many diet names today, it’s easy to get lost in it all. So many rules and regulations to adhere to, that’s why I gravitate away from all of that and embrace the concept of “plant based” or Flexitarian.  Flexitarian encompasses all that I value in the realm of wellness. Eat what’s good for your body...

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Vegan Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Jalapeño Ranch

Vegan Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Jalapeño Ranch

                Hello & Happy Wednesday!!         No matter what the season, potatoes are always a go! While I love your everyday potatoes, it’s great to mix it up and add some flavor. How to do that? Pair it with a sauce! Long ago I once viewed a sauce as stressful. What goes together? Does it make sense?    Bottom line, you can’t go wrong with creating a sauce....

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Air Fryer Buffalo Pasta Chips

Air Fryer Buffalo Pasta Chips

                          If you haven’t heard the news, pasta chips are a thing! I know what you’re thinking, I’ll take my pasta the traditional way, hard pass lol. I’m the same when it comes to food trends such as these. My train of thought is that, if it’s so good.. why has it only been discovered until now? Believe it or not, fried pasta has always...

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1 Bowl Vegan Salted Tahini Chocolate Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Salted Tahini Chocolate Cake

                  Hello & Happy Thursday!!             When It comes to cake, everyone likes chocolate!     Believe it or not I’m not big on chocolate. I like it in a few things, but honestly it’s not the first thing that I crave. However, when I do chocolate I always add coffee as it further enhances the flavor. Did you know those at tahini offers the same...

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Gluten Free Vegan Monster Cookies

Gluten Free Vegan Monster Cookies

                        Lately we’ve been developing our cookie category via EDS. There are only so many chocolate chip cookies you can do, but one that resonates with just about everyone, are these nostalgic Monster cookies! I’m not quite sure as to why they were named that, perhaps from Cookie Monster on Sesame Street, but at any rate..    The final result is just so...

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Vegan Crispy Air Fried Avocado Tacos with Chipotle Crema

Vegan Crispy Air Fried Avocado Tacos with Chipotle Crema

              Hello & Happy Thursday!           Let’s talk tacos!   Believe or not, fried avocado was one of the first recipes I ever explored back in 2014! It was a newer concept at the time, rarely done, and it still holds up today. Fast forward to today, the air fryer has become the focal point of cooking. While we did a baked version of avocado fries, I was curious...

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1 Bowl Vegan Cookie’s + Cream Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan Cookie’s + Cream Cookies

                    Hello & Happy Tuesday           We’re taking a trip down memory lane today on EDS with these new Cookies and Cream Cookies! This cookie can honestly be a hit or miss. I’ve found that many recipes the dough looked dry perhaps due to the cookies themselves drying out the batter or there was just too much cookies going on, yea I went...

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4 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Pecan Fudge

4 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Pecan Fudge

           Hello & Happy Sunday!!         As a southern native, fudge was always a thing. They sold it at bakeries, people brought it to gatherings etc. However, I hate to say it, but today fudge just isn’t something you much about anymore lol. Perhaps because as a whole we’re gravitating towards healthier dessert options, but at any rate I was wondering…    Can you make a...

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Air Fried Vegan Rosemary Parmesan Fries with Garlic Aioli

Air Fried Vegan Rosemary Parmesan Fries with Garlic Aioli

                  Hello & Happy Monday!!         Let’s talk polenta! While I’m big on polenta fries, many have never even tried or heard of them and I can see why. Dining out today, they are still not frequently seen on menus. If you ever do come across them though I highly recommend.    There is something about polenta fries that is just memorable. Whether it...

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Vegan Air Fryer Taco Pasta Chips

Vegan Air Fryer Taco Pasta Chips

                  Hello & Happy Thursday!!             Truth, I still have yet to join Tik Tok as I just can’t fathom taking on another social media platform. However, there have been a few food trends that caught my eye and today, we decided to test one!  While the oven baked pasta with feta looks good, this new pasta chip concept called to me. Chips are...

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1 Bowl Vegan Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

1 Bowl Vegan Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

                          Hello & Happy Thursday!!             Christmas is just around the corner, so we’re rolling out all the holiday concepts at full speed. One of my favorite concepts during this time, is cookies!  While I love the seasonal staples, I also love to put a modern spin on them to keep things interesting. When thinking of...

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Vegan Funnel Cake

Vegan Funnel Cake

                                Since the start of 2020 I’ve been making my way through my food bucket list and with the 4th of July weekend, I knew there was a concept I had pushing off, vegan Funnel Cake!   Whether it’s because its a dessert, it’s fried, indulgent, or far from anything I eat on a regular basis, I thought perhaps it...

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Honeydew Cucumber Mint Limeade

Honeydew Cucumber Mint Limeade

                      Hello & Happy Friday!!         Lately I’ve been obsessed with making homemade lemonade. When I hear the word lemonade, lim most people, I think.. heavy on the sugar. However, you can made a fab lemonade, infuse it with various fruits and veggies without compromising flavor and skip the white sugar altogether.    That being said, I’ve...

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1 Bowl Vegan S’mores Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan S’mores Cookies

                  I wasn’t going to share a new recipe today as we’ve rolled out a few this week, but I was craving a new cookie and my mind instantly went to.. S’mores! Believe it or not you can find now 3 different versions of this cookie on EDS. One a more traditional variety, a second one that’s comprised of chickpea flour (actually really good) and this one which is my...

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Vegan Fire Roasted Jalapeño Corn Fritters with Chipotle Aioli

Vegan Fire Roasted Jalapeño Corn Fritters with Chipotle Aioli

               I don’t know about you, but there was a time when I rarely ate corn. Perhaps it stemmed from it being one of the the largest gmo crops next to soy, or the that it’s composition is mostly carbs with little nutritional value. For whatever reason, I just never ate it. Fast forward to the last 10 years, I discovered Cuban Corn and the rest was history lol. If you’ve never tried it, I highly recommend...

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Vegan Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

Vegan Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

                      If there is one concept that’s always a crowd pleaser, it’s ice cream cookie sandwiches! Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I made one, because either the cookies weren’t firm enough or it didn’t hold together well and the list goes on. That being said, I was curious to test a recipe that actually worked.. and the vegan Chocolate...

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Vegan Grilled Mushroom Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce

Vegan Grilled Mushroom Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce

                    Hello & Happy Friday!!             Lately I’ve been all about everything tacos! One thing we can all agree on is that tacos are a win. No matter what the season or what dietary preferences you have, you can tailor a taco to meet anyone’s needs. While you can easily pick up a vegan product to fill your tacos with, it’s so easy just to make a...

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Vegan Jalapeño Cheddar Bread

Vegan Jalapeño Cheddar Bread

                          Since the current situation allows us to have a little more time on our hands, I’ve been soaking it up and exploring recipes I rarely feature on EDS. One of them, is breads! Working with yeast can be stressful and there is a lot of trial and error. It’s so easy just to pick up a loaf, but just like cooking everything from scratch, there is...

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Vegan Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

                        Hello & Happy Friday!!           On the weekends, it’s all about the cookies! I had seen tahini cookies online for months now and I have to be honest, I just didn’t see the appeal. I figured it was a food trend to pass on just like many others. However, we’re delving into many food trends lately on EDS and I just...

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Vegan Chipotle Lime Cauliflower Tacos

Vegan Chipotle Lime Cauliflower Tacos

                  Hello & Happy Tuesday!           If there is one thing we all can agree on, it’s that everyone loves tacos! Believe it or not, we had not done a taco concept on EDS in years. That being said, we’re producing a variety of quick and easy taco recipes! (stay tuned)    While you can easily throw a faux meat product on a taco and call it a...

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Vegan Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Dip

Vegan Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Dip

                            Since social distancing has started, I’ve been revisiting various recipe categories to further develop via Eat Drink Shrink. One that’s imperative right now, is snacks! Whether you still have an array of snack options at your store or not, this recipe is just another reminder that it’s so easy to whip up a fab veggie packed dip in...

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Vegan Houston’s Copycat Beet Burgers

Vegan Houston’s Copycat Beet Burgers

                              I literally made this recipe 5 years ago as I was just branching out into the culinary world with EDS. Believe it or not, this recipe still holds up today and remains to be one of my favorites out of 100’s of recipes! It was inspired by my favorite veggie burger at the Houstons restaurant chain and it mirrors the look and taste, but...

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Vegan Lobster Rolls

Vegan Lobster Rolls

                            Spring weather is coming, and I’m making an objective to revisit some of my favorite recipes to update images and add tutorials! I personally love video tutorials versus images as they make recipes so much more approachable, thus it gets people in the kitchen! As a clinical nutritionist I can sit and delegate what you should or...

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Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Cookies

                              Hello  & Happy Monday             Lately I’ve been whipping up recipes that contain minimal ingredients, steps, and knew I had to revisit this recipe from a year or so ago, because it’s just that good! When it comes to cookies, you typically need flour, baking soda and the list goes on. However,...

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Vegan Brown Butter Mushroom Crostini with Crispy Sage and Herb Cashew Cheese

Vegan Brown Butter Mushroom Crostini with Crispy Sage and Herb Cashew Cheese

                    Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           If there is one thing I love, it’s a good app! In recent years I’ve gotten bored with main dishes as halfway thru it’s not exciting and that goes for just about any dish. Well, unless it’s perhaps a dessert lol.  So I love to explore effortless apps that can be thrown together, but look...

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Watermelon Cucumber Lemonade with Mint

Watermelon Cucumber Lemonade with Mint

                    Hello & Happy Monday!              Lately I’ve been all about making fun fresh drinks! Like many of you, I reach for tea or water, but it’s so much fun to have a quick and easy drink recipe that is flavor packed and keeps you hydrated. Summer is slowly winding down, but I had to explore a watermelon lemonade!   Watermelon is...

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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 Flourless Oil Free Avocado Walnut Brownies

Vegan Flourless Oil Free Avocado Walnut Brownies

                        In reviewing various concepts I don’t do a lot of on Eat Drink Shrink, sadly, brownies were one of them lol. Typically brownies are flour based, pack tons of butter or oil, leaving little room to pack in nutrients. However, you can make a fab brownie with sweet potatoes, and even avocados!   I developed a flourless oil free avocado cookie a few years ago...

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Vegan Pretzel Bites with Nacho Cheese

Vegan Pretzel Bites with Nacho Cheese

                              Since social distancing started I’ve been dreaming of all things bread lol. I rarely do breads, but there is something so special about making your own and like everything else homemade, it tastes so much better! I’m not sure if it’s the aesthetic appeal or the slight metallic taste from the baking soda, but I’m all about...

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Vegan Greek Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

Vegan Greek Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

                                  I can’t even begin to describe how much I love Greek Food, or well, the concept of dill, olives, feta and cucumber! While my number one favorite thing to do with dill is make a mean vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad…   My second favorite thing to do with dill is, .. MAKE VEGAN GREEK BURGERS!!   This recipe was...

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Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Parfaits

Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Parfaits

                  The fourth is coming and I’m all about effortless festive eats. I personally love this holiday as there are so many ways to make a vibrant spread featuring red, white, and blue foods. One of my favorite desserts is actually, a trifle! Whether it’s whip cream, cake, or pudding or C, all of the above, I just find them aesthetically fun.    Perhaps it’s combining...

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Vegan Green Goddess Burger

Vegan Green Goddess Burger

                            Today we’re breaking up the holiday recipes to bring you some staple concepts! While there are countless veggie burgers that are accessible today, I promise it’s so easy to make your own. You can make a burger base with everything from black beans to oats, lentils and more. One of my favorite veggie burger bases, is white beans! I feel...

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Cucumber Mint Lemonade

Cucumber Mint Lemonade

                      Hello & Happy Sunday!!           Lately I’ve been all about adding drink recipes to EDS. It’s easy to reach for water, tea, or a kombucha, but I love a homemade beverage like lemonade. The bonus about making a good one is that you can pack on the nutrients and flavor and even skip the traditional white sugar! Think you need a...

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Vegan Chickpea Caesar Salad

Vegan Chickpea Caesar Salad

                      When the warm weather arrives I’m instantly craving all things salads. However, when in a bind for time or lacking energy I prefer something easier, like a chickpea salad! Chickpeas and white beans are some of my favorite canned items for countless reasons. They are both accessible, affordable, shelf stable, neutral in flavor, they can make everything from dips...

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Vegan Cucumber Hummus

Vegan Cucumber Hummus

                          In keeping with the theme of effortless recipes, hummus is one of my perusal favorites. However, since I’ve been enjoying it for over 15 years I have to mix it up! You can create a good hummus utilizing it’s staple ingrains, but you can make a game changing hummus by throwing in some modern ingredients!   One of the few variations...

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Vegan Teriyaki Portobello Burgers

Vegan Teriyaki Portobello Burgers

                                   We’re going thru effortless lunch concepts, and one of my favorites, is this vegan Teriyaki Portobello Burgers! I’ve tried a handful of portobello concepts and sadly any of them fell flat. That being said, years ago I was curious to explore one that really delivered in terms of flavor and texture, and the vegan Teriyaki...

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Vegan Asian Meatball Lettuce Wraps

Vegan Asian Meatball Lettuce Wraps

                                  I’ve been going thru my recipe bucket list and I just knew I had to try a vegan asian meatball concept. I love anything that features a lettuce wrap as I find that it lightens the dish, adds texture, adds color and is perfect for the summer time weather.    What makes the perfect asian meatball is truly the sauce. So...

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Vegan Beet and Carrot Fritters

Vegan Beet and Carrot Fritters

                                I don’t know about you, but I love all things beets and fritters! Beets pack nutrients, a natural sweetness, and of course a gorgeous hue. Fritters on the other hand are this magical concept that has never ending combinations to keep your tastebuds on their toes.    One of my first creations was a Jalapeno Zucchini...

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4 Ingredient Vegan Salted Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

4 Ingredient Vegan Salted Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

                          Hello & Happy Wednesday!! This week we’re celebrating Ronin’s first birthday! That being said I’ve been in the kitchen a little less and exploring nostalgic eats because birthdays are like being a kid all over again. One of my favorite things to do every so often is take nostalgic recipes and put a modern health spin on them!  ...

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Vegan Margarita Cupcakes

Vegan Margarita Cupcakes

                          A new year is coming, and it’s all about going out with fun recipes! While I don’t drink anything but the occasional wine, I love a good Margarita Cupcake!   Back in 2014 in our tiny NYC apartment, this was one of the first recipes I produced. Now that I think about it, it was probably the first cupcake I ever did period lol. Fast forward...

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