NO BAKE EASY VEGAN LEMON PIE

NO BAKE EASY VEGAN LEMON PIE

              Let’s talk pie!      One of my personal favorite desserts, is pie! Believe it or not though, I’m not into tedious detailed varieties. I love to mix, fill and go. Also, if it’s no bake, I’m all about it. Needless to say, when I was thinking of doing a the perfect summer pie, I knew we had to do a staple lemon pie. I wanted to ensure that not only were the flavors on point, but the...

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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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Easy Carrot Hot Dogs

Easy Carrot Hot Dogs

                  Let’s talk carrots!      I personally buy almost 2lbs of carrots a week so I’m no stranger to them. I roast them, my son eats them raw, and I juice them every day. However, I had seen the carrot dog concept about a year or so ago and had still yet to explore it. Since you can absolutely derive a hot dog like flavor from just sauces etc, I knew that it was worth...

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Easy Vegan Strawberry Pie

Easy Vegan Strawberry Pie

          Let’s talk pies!     If there is one thing I’m obsessed about, it’s an effortless dessert. Fruit forward is my favorite, so when the warmer temperatures hit I’m searching for fresh fruit as the flavor is best and so is the price point!   Typically pies feature a variety of various fruits, but I feel as though I rarely come across a strawberry pie while dining out. Before...

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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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Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad

Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad

Let’s talk corn! 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 GMO crop or that it’s largely just a carb based veggie, I just didn’t see the allure in using it in dishes.    However,...

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1 Bowl No Bake Vegan Salted Tahini Chocolate Pie

1 Bowl No Bake Vegan Salted Tahini Chocolate Pie

          Let’s talk tahini!    If there is one food trend I was hesitant about, it’s chocolate and tahini. However, for some reason they just compliment each other so much. The match is perfection. Looking back I honestly have regret, because this whole time I could have been enjoying it and sharing it with you lol.    One of my personal favorite desserts, is pie! Believe it or not though,...

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Vegan Lemon Dill Cucumber Salad

Vegan Lemon Dill Cucumber Salad

                    Post holidays, I’m craving all the lighter brighter food! There is no pressure, no dreading the scale, my body just wants real food when it goes without it here and there. So when January hits, I’m dreaming of veggie packed dishes and new seasonal concepts.    When it comes to getting back to your normal routine, easy is always the way to go! In terms of...

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Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cucumber Salad

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cucumber Salad

                      With the warmer temperatures arriving, we’re focusing on lighter and brighter recipes on EDS! Since social distancing, many of us have been finding comfort in food. That being said, lighter foods are even more of a must to break up our routine and pack on the veggies.   Even as a plant based individual I still have to have fun with recipes. Yes, I love...

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Vegan Levain Style S’mores Cookies

Vegan Levain Style S’mores Cookies

                  Hello & Happy Tuesday!!       Let’s. Talk. Cookies.    I’ve tried and baked a myriad of vegan cookies and while I love the majority, nothing compares to this Levain style cookie. 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 features all the baked staples. It’s so...

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Vegan Cookies & Cream Rice Krispie Treats

Vegan Cookies & Cream Rice Krispie Treats

                I’ve dabbled in rice Krispie treats throughout my cooking experience as there is something nostalgic about them that just keeps me coming back. One of the great things about them, is that no matter what kind you make, they are all quick, easy, and the options are endless when it comes to creating flavors. One of my favorite flavors?   Cookies and Cream!   I love a good...

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1 Bowl Vegan Mojito Sheet Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Mojito Sheet Cake

                  Hello & Happy Thursday!!         If there is one flavor profile I love, it’s lime! I’m all about the lemon and lime, so  the fact that this recipe concept was on my mind for years makes perfect sense. Back in 2016 I explored a Lime Cake, but it was layered, more time consuming, and I just knew we had to revisit this dessert to create one that was...

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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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Vegan Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls

Vegan Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls

                      There are a handful of dishes that you just can’t forget. One of them, is the Avocado Egg Rolls from the Cheesecake Factory. I rarely do fried foods, but there is something about this iconic dish that just keeps you coming back. Whether it’s the flavors or the sauce, the combination is just pure magic.      The great thing about this dish, is that...

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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 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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Vegan Sheet Pan Nachos with homemade cheese

Vegan Sheet Pan Nachos with homemade cheese

                          If there is one concept I thought you could never replicate in vegan cuisine, it’s nacho cheese! The flavor, the texture, the color, seemed impossible. However, with some staple ingredients, just a little cashews, some carrots for color and some potato for texture..    You truly can make a fab nacho cheese!!   Even with cooking full time,...

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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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Sugar Free Jalapeño Watermelon Lemonade

Sugar Free Jalapeño Watermelon Lemonade

            Hello & Happy Wednesday!!             If there is one thing I love in the summer, it’s a homemade lemonade. I know you can find countless beverages at the store today, but there is something about a seamless drink that I’m just all about.   My favorite part?   I can control the amount of sugar that goes into it and bonus, you don’t even need...

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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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10 Minute Vegan Pistachio Pudding

10 Minute Vegan Pistachio Pudding

                    Hello & Happy Tuesday!!         If there is one thing I’m all about when it comes to food, it’s texture! While some can gravitate away from the mushy types, I love it. I love it so much, there have been many periods in my life where I was honestly pudding obsessed lol. Needless to say, I’ve tried all the vegan puddings on the market and even whipped up...

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Rosemary Lemonade

Rosemary Lemonade

                  Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             I’m always craving lighter foods with the warmer weather. I’m also craving fun drinks that will motivate me to stay hydrated! I love infused water, tea, but especially lemonade! As a child we’d always get the fresh squeezed lemonade from Chic Fil Le (truth) and the flavor is just like taking a...

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Easy Vegan Ranch Crackers

Easy Vegan Ranch Crackers

                  Let’s talk easy snacks!    When it comes to crackers, it’s easier just to pick some up. Today you can find countless varieties, but some can be a lil on the underwhelming side. The great thing about crackers, is that you can use any simple saltine as your base, and pack on the flavor with accessible dip packets. You can find a myriad of vegan options from major...

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EASY 5 INGREDIENT OLIVE TAPENADE

EASY 5 INGREDIENT OLIVE TAPENADE

                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 ingredients in minutes! One of my main go to’s is olive...

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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 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 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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Cabbage + Arugula Salad with Toasted Walnuts + Apples

Cabbage + Arugula Salad with Toasted Walnuts + Apples

                    If there is one thing we do during the week regardless of the season, it’s salad! It’s quick and easy and there are no rules as to what you can throw in. The struggle I see with clients is that they tend to get board. Same flavors, same dressing etc. By taking a few extra steps you can take an everyday salad and make a fab one!   One of my favorite approaches to salads...

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Easy Kale Salad with Quinoa, Almonds and Cranberries in a Creamy Balsamic

Easy Kale Salad with Quinoa, Almonds and Cranberries in a Creamy Balsamic

                          While I’m all about fresh modern vegan eats, I love bringing you guys back to the staples as it’s easy to get overwhelmed with trying new concepts. There are some recipes that are just timeless, perfect for any season, and will always find a place at my table.   One of those is this fab Kale & Salad!!        ...

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Crispy Greek Style Potatoes with Lemon + Feta

Crispy Greek Style Potatoes with Lemon + Feta

                  If there is once was a concept I rarely explored, it was potatoes! I feel as though I always overlook them not because they are carb heavy, but because they are so wonderful just simply baked or mashed that I never saw the need.   However, there are so many ways to play around with potatoes and this is dish is one of my favorites!    I’m not sure why, but I love all Greek...

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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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Vegan Thai Cabbage Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Vegan Thai Cabbage Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

                            with warmer weather, comes light and brighter eats! I don’t know about you, but the weather dictates what I’m craving. When the temps rise I gravitate towards smoothies and salads. The only struggle with salads is that most people find them not filling or get bored or C, all of the above. That being said, it’s imperative to mix it up...

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Vegan Super Green Goddess Chickpea Salad

Vegan Super Green Goddess Chickpea Salad

                      Hello & Happy Monday!!             In hopes to bring you more effortless lunch concepts I’ve been obsessing over chickpea sales lately. We’ve all gone thru a hummus phase, but there is so much more you can do with chickpeas, one of them is salads! Yesterday we featured a Caesar Chickpea Salad and today I wanted to explore a...

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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 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 your 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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1 Bowl Vegan Pineapple Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Pineapple Cake

                            Every week I love to do a sheet cake! With summer coming to a close I knew I had to do a pineapple cake before it’s just too late. I honestly don’t us pineapple enough in recipes. However, these pineapple cupcakes and muffins are still some of my favorite recipes today. That says a lot of of 700 recipes!   Whether you love pineapple or...

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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 Lobster Mac and Cheese

Vegan Lobster Mac and Cheese

                    Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             If there is one thing that I thought would be had to replicate in the world of vegan cuisine, it was seafood. How could you possibly capture the lobster like flavor? Come to find out, you can easily mirror that seafood flavor by just using seaweed, kelp flakes and other options. Mind blown.    Years...

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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 Valentine’s Day Recipes

Vegan Valentine’s Day Recipes

                  Recipe Roundup             If there is one thing I love, it’s a good recipe roundup! We feature them for various categories, but especially holidays. While many may pass on Valentine’s Day, it’s just another excuse to get creative in the kitchen and capture the essence of this nostalgic holiday.    From soups to pasta, drinks, and...

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Vegan Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits

Vegan Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits

                              Believe it or not, there once was a time that I hated things with spice. However, it’s a fact that the more you age your tastebuds die out and your palate shifts. Today, I love all things with a lil bit of heat. In many ways, it’s like adding salt or pepper to a dish, it only enhances the flavor.    If you can get the...

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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 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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Crispy Old Bay Potatoes with Vegan Remoulade Cream

Crispy Old Bay Potatoes with Vegan Remoulade Cream

                        Hello & Happy Thursday!           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 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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Vegan Caramel Apple Cobbler

Vegan Caramel Apple Cobbler

                                If there is one dessert that everyone loves down south, …it’s apple cobbler. I personally like the concept of  cobbler as there are tons of variations and I love to see everyone’s take on it. One of the best flavor combinations is your staple apple flavor, but I wanted to put a modern spin on it..    and the vegan Caramel Apple...

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