Vegan Double Chocolate Levain Style Cookies

Vegan Double Chocolate Levain Style Cookies

                Hello & Happy Thursday!!             Let’s. Talk. Cookies.    I’ve tried and baked a myriad of vegan cookies and while I love the majority, nothing compares to these Levain style cookies! Some of you may be asking, what the heck is Levain cookie and why do I care?   Let me tell you!   Levain Bakery is a widely loved NYC bakeshop that...

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1 Bowl Vegan Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

1 Bowl Vegan Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

                          Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             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 the...

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Vegan Levain Style Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Levain Style Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

                  Hello  & Happy Friday!!             Let’s talk cookies!   If there is one style of cookie I’m currently obsessed with, it’s the Levain style cookies! Levain is a widely loved NYC bakeshop that features all the baked staples. It’s so good you’ll see it on tv left and right and everyone raves about this shop. So how did their...

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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 Crispy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Vegan Crispy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

              Hello & Happy Thursday!!             If there is one thing I crave it’s a fun vegan sandwich! I typically love to make everything from scratch, but there are so many good options today that it’s hard to desire a homemade vegan sandwich. However, I solidly believe that homemade is always better, and that couldn’t be any truer for vegan sandwiches!  ...

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Vegan Fire Roasted Jalapeño Corn Fritters with Chipotle Aioli

Vegan Fire Roasted Jalapeño Corn Fritters with Chipotle Aioli

          Hello & Happy Monday!         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...

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Vegan Crispy Tofu Sandwich with Chipotle Aioli

Vegan Crispy Tofu Sandwich with Chipotle Aioli

                  Hello & Happy Friday!         If there is one thing I crave on the weekends, it’s a fun vegan sandwich! I typically love to make everything from scratch, but there are so many good options today that it’s hard to desire a homemade option. I solidly believe though, with just about all foods, homemade is always better!   When it comes to tofu,...

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Vegan Jalapeno Zucchini Fritters

Vegan Jalapeno Zucchini Fritters

                          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 only fritter I had  was at a vegan donut shop, and that’s probably because...

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Vegan Crispy Korean Bbq Tofu Sandwiches

Vegan Crispy Korean Bbq Tofu Sandwiches

                    Hello & Happy Monday!!           If there is one thing I crave, it’s a fun vegan sandwich! The majority of my days are filled with green juice, salads and fruit. However, I love to mix it up and make a faux meat concept from scratch. While I know there are so many good ready made options, this crispy tofu sandwich is so cheap and easy to throw...

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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 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 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 Everything Bagel Soft Baked Pretzels

Vegan Everything Bagel Soft Baked Pretzels

                                I don’t typically feature new recipes on Sundays, but it’s a holiday weekend and we’re all safe at home and hopefully exploring new recipes! Lately I’ve been obsessed with breads. Even as a seasoned foodie I dreaded working with yeast as it’s just so unpredictable. You could have the perfect recipe, but...

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Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Cookies

                              Hello  & Happy Tuesday             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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Crispy Air Fried Buffalo Tofu Tacos

Crispy Air Fried Buffalo Tofu Tacos

                    Hello & Happy Tuesday!       If there is one thing we can agree on, Taco Tuesday is a must! Also, we need more advocates for a Taco Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lol. All jokes aside, we’ve been making our way through many of the taco staples and I just knew.. we had to do some fab Buffalo Tofu Tacos!   I know what you’re...

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Vegan Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats

Vegan Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats

                                  I don’t know about you, but I love food trends. They keep you on you toes with exploring new ways to love food and sometimes they are so good, they stick around! One of the more recent trends in the last few years has been brown butter. I’ve seen it honestly in anything and everything and while intrigued, I...

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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 Air Fryer Buffalo Tofu Nuggets

Vegan Air Fryer Buffalo Tofu Nuggets

  I was asked to participate in the: #SoyDelishRecipeContest campaign, sponsored by Soy Connection and the United Soybean Board. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.                   Let’s talk soy!      I’ve been consuming soy products since circa 2002! Since the soy industry has exploded and you can find a never ending array of soy options at the...

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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 Greek Meatball Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce

Vegan Greek Meatball Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce

                            Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             I’ve been going thru some bucket list concepts and these vegan Greek Meatball Gyro’s was one of them!! If you know me, you know I have an affinity for all the Greek flavors. Whether it’s the cucumber, oregano or fresh dill, I’m just all about it!  ...

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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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Crispy Old Bay Potatoes with Vegan Remoulade Cream

Crispy Old Bay Potatoes with Vegan Remoulade Cream

                        Hello & Happy Wednesday           Lately I’ve been exploring potato concepts as there is just so much you can do with them in regards to playing around with the flavors. I love a basic potato, but why go basic when you can easily elevate the flavor to be game changing?   Potatoes get a bad reputation for being white carbs...

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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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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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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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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 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 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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