Vegan Herb Cashew Cheese with Pickled Blueberries

Vegan Herb Cashew Cheese with Pickled Blueberries

                          Lately I’ve been all about creating effortless appetizers! While it’s easy just to pick something ready made up from the store after a long day, I love homemade! Just like everything else, it taste better when homemade!    Back in my early cooking days cashews were making a comeback and you would see endless cheesecakes and cheese recipes...

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1 Bowl Vegan White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

1  Bowl Vegan White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

                              Lately I’ve been going down the list to create a plethora of effortless cookies! Next to classic chocolate chip, I love a good white chocolate macadamia nut cookie! There is something about it I’m just drawn to. Whether it be the aesthetic appeal, the fact I love white chocolate, or just the flavor of macadamia nuts, the cookie...

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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 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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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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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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1 Bowl Vegan Brown Butter Salted Caramel Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan Brown Butter Salted Caramel Cookies

                        Hello + Happy Thursday!!           In the last 6 months or so I’ve been obsessed with 1 bowl concepts! There is something about a minimalist baked good that provides the same results as those with countless steps, that I’m just all about! Each week I aim to feature one new cake or cookie recipe, and this week.. It’s all...

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Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Salad

Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Salad

                      I don’t know about you, but I love all things buffalo. To be honest though, I had an aversion to all things spicy for as long as I can remember. I’m not sure why, but I just hated anything with heat as I couldn’t tolerate it.    Today, I love everything with heat and its almost like salt to me. It’s a component in recipes that just always...

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60 Vegan Super Bowl Sunday Recipes

60 Vegan Super Bowl Sunday Recipes

                      Recipe Roundup        With Super Bowl Sunday tomorrow I thought I would do a quick round up of some of my favorite game day eats! From fresh new concepts to some of my first staples, here is 60 of the best of the best from salads to snacks, dips and desserts!!   Not finding something you’re looking for?! Let me know in the comments!!    ...

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1 Bowl Vegan S’mores Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan S’mores Cookies

                    Hello & Happy Friday             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...

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Easy Vegan Green Goddess Hummus

Easy Vegan Green Goddess Hummus

  This shop has been compensated by Inmar Intelligence and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.” #MasterOfCrunch #Charcuterie                   Hello  & Happy Monday               When it comes to the big game, I’m all about the food! I especially love game day eats as it focuses on small bites. You get to explore more flavors and your taste...

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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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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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1 Bowl Vegan Sprinkle Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan Sprinkle Cookies

                    Hello & Happy Thursday!!             I promised this week I would step away from the kitchen lol, but cooking is honestly my safe haven. It can change the entire trajectory of my day by just whipping up a recipe. With the closing of 2020, I wanted to go out doing what I love, so I did!   When thinking of the perfect recipe to capture...

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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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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 Nutty Buddy Bars

Vegan Nutty Buddy Bars

                        Hello & Happy Friday            Since 2020 started I’ve been going thru my recipe bucket list! While many have a life bucket list (myself included), I also have a foodie one lol. Believe it or not, even 1000 recipes later, there is always a new recipe to explore. However, sometimes I procrastinate, because there are countless...

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Vegan 1 Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan 1 Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies

                        Hello & Happy Thursday!!         Lately I’ve been craving all things savory, but I knew it was time to feature a new dessert concept! No matter what they say, you can never have too many cookie recipes, especially when they are this easy! Typically with cookies you have to beat butter and sugar together, make a flax egg and so on.  ...

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Vegan Soft Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

Vegan Soft Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

                                    Hello & Happy Friday!!           I don’t know about you, but I always go thru phases with foods. Once I find a recipe that works I’m off to thinking of a variety of flavors you can create. Needless to say, I tested a few pretzel recipes, and fell back in love with this classic...

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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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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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Vegan Jalapeño Cheddar Bread

Vegan Jalapeño Cheddar Bread

                      Hello & Happy Thursday!!           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...

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Vegan Matcha Rice Krispie Treats

Vegan Matcha Rice Krispie Treats

                          Hello & Happy Thursday!!             Although the matcha craze has faded out, I still love throwing it into some of my favorite recipes as I just crave the flavor profile. Believe it or not, I rarely have matcha tea as I have so much fun baking with it instead. What’s wonderful about matcha is that it provides...

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Vegan Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

                Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           I’ve been going thru effortless savory recipes, and knew it was time for something on the sweet side! In recent years everyone has been becoming infatuated with the brown butter concept. While sometimes it can be hard to detect in recipes making it a waste of your time, the flavor seems to shine thru in cookies! That...

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Vegan Avocado Brownie Sundae Cups

Vegan Avocado Brownie Sundae Cups

                                Today is National Ice Cream Day so it only seemed fitting to whip up an effortless brownie sundae. I don’t know about you, but I love a good homemade brownie. Since getting into vegan cuisine I’ve tried all variations of them. From black beans to pumpkin and more, they typically disappoint in terms of texture or flavor. My...

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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 Raspberry Rice Krispy Treats

Vegan Raspberry Rice Krispy Treats

                    Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           When thinking of the next effortless summer treat, my mind wandered towards Rice Krispy Treats. I’m not sure what it is. Perhaps it’s the seamlessness of the concept, the nostalgia, or the fact that you can place around with the flavors, but I love a modern Rice Krispy Treat!   To date...

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Vegan Dill Pickle Hummus

Vegan Dill Pickle Hummus

                        Hello & Happy Monday!!           In the summer time, I’m all about the light snacks. Rather than picking up ready made snack options though, I love to whip up my own because it’s just so easy! One of my personal favorite snacks, is hummus! However, I have to mix it up when it comes to flavors. After eating plain ol’...

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Vegan Bread Dipping Oil

Vegan Bread Dipping Oil

                      Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             Nearly 20 years ago, I discovered bread dipping oil. Whether you were at a restaurant or the market, this iconic concept became commonplace. No matter what your preferences are, fresh bread with herb infused oil, is always a win! While you can purchase the herb mixture, homemade is just so seamless...

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Vegan Cinnamon + Sugar Pretzel Bites

Vegan Cinnamon + Sugar Pretzel Bites

                              Since quarantining, we’ve been all about the bread! We’ve done everything from countless pretzel recipes to bagels and more. The reason being, that bread tastes a million times better homemade, and it’s just so easy! Yes, bread making is known to be time consuming, involved, and many times just fail altogether. While that...

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Vegan GF Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Vegan GF Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

      If there is one type of cookie that always gets a bad wrap, it’s oatmeal! However, you can make a fab oatmeal cookie that’s sans flour and low sugar! Since our babe is arriving in just a few days, I’ve been on the search for the most effortless recipes from sweet to savory, and an oatmeal cookie was just a must!!   In my early vegan days I would have a bowl of oatmeal with all the fixings and protein...

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Vegan 10 Minute Creamy Red Sauce

Vegan 10 Minute Creamy Red Sauce

  Disclosure: This post has been compensated by Inmar Intelligence and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FunWithGardeinFrozen                           Hello & Happy Thursday!!           Since exploring plant based living the last 17 years, I’ve tried countless vegan products. One company that has always stood out to me with the...

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Vegan Soft Baked S’mores Cookies

Vegan Soft Baked S’mores Cookies

                Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             Lately we’re expanding the recipes via EDS to offer an array of everything. Something we were falling short of, was some solid cookie recipes! I personally have a few go to’s in my routine, but there are so many varieties to tap into, like S’mores cookies! I’m not sure what it is, but something...

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Vegan Vanilla Sprinkle Cupcakes

Vegan Vanilla Sprinkle Cupcakes

                      Hello & Happy Friday!!           Going into the weekend, it’s always a good time for a dessert concept and these vegan vanilla sprinkle cupcakes seemed like a must! Believe it or not, I don’t do a lot of cupcakes on EDS. I find them a lil more on the tedious side, you have to be familiar with icing and the list goes on. However,...

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Vegan Chili Cheese Nachos

Vegan Chili Cheese Nachos

                            Game day is just around the corner, so I knew I had to whip up some fun concepts! Believe it or not, I didn’t have anything but  various dips and no nachos! Perhaps that’s because nachos can be chips and just a variety of salsa and toppings making a recipe not warranted. However, I wanted to do a nacho concept that had a lil bit more...

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Vegan Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

                      Lately I’ve been going thru the pantry and trying to use all my lingering food items. One thing I always have on hand, is a can of chickpeas! Whether you’re throwing them in a sandwich, making hummus, or using the brine to make aquafaba, there is always a use for them! Honestly, one of the last things I thought I could ever do with them, ..was a cookie...

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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 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 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 Greek Salad Wrap with Homemade Tofu Feta

Vegan Greek Salad Wrap with Homemade Tofu Feta

                          Hello & Happy Thursday               If there is one concept I loved while being always on the go in the NYC, it was a salad wrap! While Carbs get a bad “wrap”, you can easily choose everything from whole wheat to gluten free and the list goes on. In addition they are perfect mess free option for...

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Vegan Grilled Corn Chowder

Vegan Grilled Corn Chowder

                Hello & Happy Thursday!!         Out of all the amazing veggies at the market, the one I consume the least is actually.. corn. Corn gets a bad rap at its one of the largest produced GMO crops and is lacking in nutrients compared to other veggies being mostly comprised natural sugar. As a result, perhaps that’s why I skip it on most occasions, but there is...

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Vegan OREO Truffles

Vegan OREO Truffles

                      While I love to make everything from scratch, sometimes time constraints call for the effortless like these vegan OREO Truffles! Believe it or not, Pinterest is inundated with endless variations of this concept making it just such a staple. It’s a lil indulgent, not my usual approach with recipes, but there was something just alluring about this treat. Another...

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