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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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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Beer Battered Tofu Tacos

Beer Battered Tofu Tacos

                    One of my all time fave dishes was fish tacos! While there are a handful of faux fish sandwiches, none compare to the actual dish and the crispness that you achieve.    So I was on a foodie mission to find something that mirrored that of the traditional fried fish tacos and boom.. the vegan Beer Battered Fish Tacos made from tofu were born!   While I don’t advocate...

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Vegan Roasted Poblano Dip

Vegan Roasted Poblano Dip

                             I don’t know about you, but when it comes to the weekends, I’m always craving a good dip! That being said, since we’re all reaching for effortless eats, we featured this exclusive recipe last night via Instagram. Lately I’ve been obsessed with all thing poblanos. I had worked with them back in 2015, and just was instantly...

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Vegan Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos

Vegan Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos

                          While I love a good intricate recipe, sometimes I do reach for vegan eats that involve a handful of ingredients, 20 minutes, and that’s it!   Some recipe are so effortless they are not worth sharing. However, for these vegan Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos they are so good and so easy, it would be a tragedy not to lol.         ...

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Classic Pico de Gallo

Classic Pico de Gallo

                      Since the Fourth of July is coming in days, I wanted to whip up some quick and easy concepts from desserts to snacks and more. When thinking of the next recipe it occurred to me that I’ve never done a staple Pico de Gallo! This iconic dish is typically seen at countless restaurants and sadly overlooked. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I heard...

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Vegan Waffle Fry Nachos w/Cashew Cheese

Vegan Waffle Fry Nachos w/Cashew Cheese

                                On the weekends I love fun indulgent eats and nachos are one of my favorites! This concept gets a bad reputation for being just nutritionally deficient, but that’s completely false.  I personally love nachos as they can be simultaneously veggie packed, filling and I make a fab cashew cheese! Another bonus with nachos is that...

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Vegan Copycat Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls

Vegan Copycat Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls

                          We’ve been going down the list creating effortless vegan 4th of July concepts. As I sat and brainstormed about what the next recipe should be, I thought about my bucket list and my mind immediately went to.. Avocado Egg Rolls! While I like to keep fried concepts to a minimum on EDS, there are a few staples you just have experience and one of them is...

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Vegan White Queso

Vegan White Queso

        If there is one concept I always loved back home at the mexican spot everyone went to, it was White Queso!! While it’s been years since I’ve had white queso, the flavor is just something I still long for. That being said, after making a vegan nacho cheese, which I’m still obsessed with, I had a feeling you could recreate a fab vegan white queso with the same approach, and I was absolutely right!...

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Easy Mango Salsa

Easy Mango Salsa

                          This week feels as though it has just flown by! We moved and as you would imagine everything is everywhere and we found ourselves eating frozen dinner that we’ve had for months and drinking out of kids cups lol. (true story)   Needless to say, we’ve been cleaning out our fridge this past week and I had a few mangos lingering around. This...

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Vegan Avocado Fries

Vegan Avocado Fries

                     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 terrible.      Until there was the...

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Vegan Grilled Lemon Artichoke Dip

Vegan Grilled Lemon Artichoke Dip

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!!         Lately I’ve been craving effortless dips. I find that we typically reach for store bought ready made options when they are so easy just to whip up ourselves. bonus, it’s also way more cost effective to go the homemade route and you can skip all the preservatives, additives and make them more...

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Vegan Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Crema

Vegan Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Crema

                      When I decided to pursue cooking full time, sweet potato and black bean enchiladas were one of the first recipes I produced! For myself I had never experienced sweet potatoes in a Mexican food concept and was intrigued by how the flavors would blend together. As I imagined, it blended seamlessly when coated with spices and had notes of lime and a hint of sweet!...

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Vegan Dark Chocolate Pecan Toffee Matzo

Vegan Dark Chocolate Pecan Toffee Matzo

                                If you know me, I’m all about the easy, and this recipe fits the bill! I had seen this concept over the past few years and had been meaning to explore a vegan option. Since you never see that variation, I was curious as to whether it would work or not. Fast forward to today, I STILL didn’t see a vegan version and that was...

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5 Ingredient Vegan Haystacks

5 Ingredient Vegan Haystacks

                        You know those recipes that just stick with you, embredded in your mind whether god or bad. From green jello salad to ambrosia, and of course Haystacks! As much as I love this recipe today, I ironically never tried them until I was 16 or 17.  For countless others, the concept of Haystacks may be even more obscure as it could just be a southern tradition lol. ...

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3 Ingredient Vegan Fruit Loop Marshmallow Treats

3 Ingredient Vegan Fruit Loop Marshmallow Treats

                          In my opinion, life is all about balance and that applies to the diet. We can adhere to these stringent diets as much as we like, but in order to keep your sanity and to have longevity with your routine, your diet has to have a give and take.    My day to day routine is typically avocado toast, salads, fruit, with some fun desserts mixed in. While I...

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1 Bowl Vegan M+M Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan M+M Cookies

                      Hello & Happy Thursday           The first week of 2021 is over, let us celebrate with some effortless cookies! Am I right? Moving out of the holidays, I’m instantly craving veggie packed dishes. However, if there is anything you can capture from my approach to nutrition, is that it’s all about balance. If you put any particular...

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Vegan Soft Baked Frosted Sugar Cookies

Vegan Soft Baked Frosted Sugar Cookies

                                        I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge cookie person. I haven’t made a ton of recipes, I don’t crave them all the time but there are few that are just staples   One of them is Soft Baked Frosted Sugar Cookies!   For most people you could find these staple cookies at your local market. They have them for...

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Easy 1 Bowl Vegan Vanilla Cake

Easy 1 Bowl Vegan Vanilla Cake

                          If there is one thing we all need, it’s an effortless cake recipe. I personally love sheet cakes. They are seamless to throw together, easy to store, and the list goes on. While many are all about the chocolate cake, I’m honestly team vanilla. I love the simplicity of the flavor and the fact that it pairs will with just about any fruit!  ...

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Vegan Oven Roasted Baba Ghanoush

Vegan Oven Roasted Baba Ghanoush

                            There are some foods that we just have an organic affinity for. I’ve always been a hummus gal even dating as far back as 2001   (wow, ..long time ago lol)   There was something about hummus that was just.. different. The texture, the flavor, and just how filling it was without that feeling of being overwhelmingly full.    For...

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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 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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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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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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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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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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