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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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 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 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 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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Vegan Brookies

Vegan Brookies

                      Lately I’ve been craving things more on the sweet side with nursing. It has to be in part with burning the additional calories an just craving carbohydrates. Either way, I’ve been running through my recipe bucket list to whip up some fun modern sweets and one of them.. was a vegan brookie!!   You don’t see the brookie concepts a lot and I loved...

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3 Ingredient Sugar Free Vegan Blueberry Truffles

3 Ingredient Sugar Free Vegan Blueberry Truffles

                          Hello & Happy Thursday!!               This week has literally flown by!! Since spring is around the corner I’m already starting to crave the lighter dishes and that even applies to desserts. Believe it or not, truffles can be a nutrient packed option if you take my approach.    My favorite truffle...

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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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Vegan Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Spice Caramels

Vegan Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Spice Caramels

                              Hello & Happy Friday!!               We’re wrapping up 2019, so we’re finishing off this fab year with some game changing recipes!! Long before this recipe I had dabbled in vegan caramels. I had tried some with dates, but they didn’t really mirror the taste or texture of real caramel....

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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 Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

                        The past few weeks have been jam packed with catching up on work. So after putting the babe to sleep I was craving something quick and easy that could be thrown together in minutes. Believe it or not, vegan desserts can be so easy and a lot of times less is more, cue the vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars!!   Lately I’ve been obsessed with oat flour...

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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 Butternut Squash Fritters

Vegan Butternut Squash Fritters

    Hello & Happy Wednesday!!!   If you know me, you know I’m enamored with all things fritters. There is something that I’m just drawn to whether it be the name or the fact that you can have endless options with them. My favorite dishes are those that serve as a blank canvas, fritters are one of them and they are just SO EASY!!   I’ve done Cauliflower Fritters, Brussles Fritters, Beet & Carrot...

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4 Ingredient Vegan Cookies and Cream Fudge

4 Ingredient Vegan Cookies and Cream Fudge

                          Lately I’ve been on a fudge kick! Growing up in the South, fudge was a big thing! Ironically while there are countless vegan truffle recipes, there was little to no fudge concepts that mirror the classic rich texture. Once I found the best combination, I was instantly thinking of the next best variety. Believe it or not I’m all about white chocolate...

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Vegan Jalapeño Zucchini Burger with Chipotle Mayo

Vegan Jalapeño Zucchini Burger with Chipotle Mayo

                            When it comes to vegan cooking, you have to have a staple veggie burger! Some of my personal faves are the Greek Burger, Beet Burger, Chickpea Curry Burger, and this new Jalapeño Zucchini Burger!!   Zucchini is one of those veggies I love. You can grill it (my fave), make a lasagna with it, throw it in baked goods to add moisture, and make fab...

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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 4 Ingredient Chocolate Cookie Fudge

Vegan 4 Ingredient Chocolate Cookie Fudge

                              I recently create a fab effortless fudge recipe. While I love a staple chocolate fudge, it’s also an opportunity to mix it up. When I thought of the first flavor concept I should go with, cookies and cream popped in my head!! As a child I loved all things cookies and cream. Today, my diet is plant strong and I haven’t had cookies...

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Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Corn

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Corn

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             Lately I’ve been on a mission to whip up some bucket list recipes, and one of them.. was vegan caramel corn!!   For the longest time I thought about exploring this concept, but I figured a vegan version wouldn’t compare, it would destroy my kitchen lol and it would just be too...

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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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Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Skillet

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Skillet

                                      This is going to be a short holiday week with the Fourth of July on Thursday, so I whipped up one of my fave quick and effortless desserts..    this vegan + gluten free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Skillet!!   I personally love working with cast iron as it adds to the flavor of any dish, speeds up the...

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Vegan Grilled Corn Salad with Jalapeno and Avocado

Vegan Grilled Corn Salad with Jalapeno and Avocado

                        If you’ve never tried Cuban corn, than you’ll have no idea why this combination is so fab! Back in 2007 I had my first experience with street corn at one of my now favorite spots in NYC. It’s flavorful, affordable, coated in cojita cheese and spices, and just an all around game changer. Since 07′ I’ve probably dined there at least...

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Vegan Gluten Free Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Vegan Gluten Free Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

                                  Well, today is a special day as it’s mine and Mr. Eat Drink Shrink’s 2nd wedding anniversary! Not long ago we said our vows in our neighborhood in NYC on the Hudson river with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Though many things may go wrong on your wedding day, you may regret various choices from decor to...

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Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Blondies

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Blondies

      I’ve been on the hunt to create effortless staples that you can incorporate into your routine. When it comes to baking, many of us get overwhelmed with the steps and endless ingredients, but you can really whip up something fab in minutes without just a handful of items.    In terms of vegan blondies, I’ve found that many times they don’t aesthetically look like the traditional variety the texture is...

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