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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1 HR No Knead Olive Bread with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary

1 HR No Knead Olive Bread with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary

      Let’s talk bread!     For many of us, we dread working with yeast and making homemade bread. Also, it’s so easy to just pick up a loaf just about anywhere. So with all that working against us, why even bother?  I’ll tell you why, because this recipe is so easy, so quick with my proofing hack, and so good, you’ll never want to pick up store bought!    Dutch oven breads are one of the easiest to throw together....

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3 Ingredient Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

3 Ingredient Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

      Hello + Happy Wednesday!!         Today is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! If you need an excuse to celebrate, these cookies are it! Years ago I realized that out of hundreds of recipes on EDS, I didn’t have a staple vegan peanut butter cookie recipe! I love to get creative with recipes so I typically gravitate away from the traditional concepts/flavor. The being said, I’m taking a...

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4 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Pecan Fudge

4 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Pecan Fudge

           Hello & Happy Saturday!!         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...

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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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Vegan Sugar Free Salted Tahini Chocolate Pudding

Vegan Sugar Free Salted Tahini Chocolate Pudding

                      Hello + Happy Saturday!!               If there is one thing I’m forever enamored with, it’s puddings. Some people loathe the texture, I always love a fun texture and grew up on the pedestrian boxed puddings. Today, we make everything from scratch and before you get overwhelmed, I promise..    Making homemade pudding...

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Vegan Pretzel Bread with Garlic + Herb Butter

Vegan Pretzel Bread with Garlic + Herb Butter

                    Hello & Happy Friday!!         When it comes to Thanksgiving, I love to explore new homemade breads! Year round it can be easier for many just to pick some up, but I promise.. homemade bread is not as difficult as you think!   And pretzel bread, is a great place to start when it comes to effortless bread!    Out of all the bread types,...

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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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1hr Vegan Chocolate Salted Tahini Cinnamon Rolls

1hr Vegan Chocolate Salted Tahini Cinnamon Rolls

                      2 things I love, homemade cinnamon rolls and a clean kitchen. That being said, I don’t typically make them as they can be somewhat of a mess lol. So if I’m going to clean up, it’s going to be for a good flavor concept and these were a total win..   Worth every piece of dough that stuck to my kitchen counters lol    So let’s talk about...

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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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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 Sticky Buns

Vegan Sticky Buns

                        Hello & Happy Sunday!!             When it comes to brunch, I’m all about the cinnamon rolls. They seem involved, but as long as you get your hands on some fresh yeast and you don’t allow them to over rise, you can’t mess them up! I used to feel overwhelmed by them, but a few tips a tricks really make a huge...

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Vegan Salted Brown Butter Caramel Sauce

Vegan Salted Brown Butter Caramel Sauce

                        Hello & Happy Thursday!!           If there is one thing we can all agree on, it’s that caramel sauce is a win win! You can throw it on anything and everything, and it’s perfect to just have with sliced apples. When it comes to traditional caramel sauce it’s typically made with heavy cream. However, you can easily...

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Vegan Levain Style OREO Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Levain Style OREO Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

                    If there is one food trend I’m forever all about, it’s Levain style cookies! If you’re not familiar with Levain, its 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 cookie become so iconic?    I’ll tell you!   Everyone loves a classic...

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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 Shaved Brussels Caesar Salad with Garlic Breadcrumbs

Vegan Shaved Brussels Caesar Salad with Garlic Breadcrumbs

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!!       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...

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Vegan Creamy Roasted Brussels Sprout Soup

Vegan Creamy Roasted Brussels Sprout Soup

                        If there is one recipe I’m excited about this year, it’s this vegan Creamy Roasted Brussels Sprout Soup! Believe it or not, there were next to no recipes for this concept online and I was shocked. Just about every gravitates towards the flavor of brussel sprouts, so why no soup?!   Well wait no longer, you can now whip brussels sprouts up into a...

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Vegan Eggplant Cauliflower Meatballs

Vegan Eggplant Cauliflower Meatballs

                              If there is one concept I’m trying to eat more of, it’s pasta! I’ve never been a pasta person, but it actually serves as the perfect medium to pack on the veggies. Today there are also healthier alternatives to standard pasta with the base being lentils or chickpeas etc.  I love to make everything from scratch and skip the...

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Vegan Brussels Sprout Fritters with Dijon Aioli

Vegan Brussels Sprout Fritters with Dijon Aioli

              If there is one concept I’m completely enamored with, it’s fritters! For years I had no idea what equated to a fritter, but it basically any veggies, with a lil bit of flour, typically eggs, and simply cooked in a skillet!   In many ways, fritters are like a blank canvas. You can make them as healthy or indulgent as you like, cater to your tastebuds and the seasons, leaving the...

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Roasted Italian Brussels with Arugula Pistachio Pesto

Roasted Italian Brussels with Arugula Pistachio Pesto

                        Since the moment I experienced brussel sprouts, I’ve been hooked! There is something about the flavor and texture that like countless other people, we’re just instantly drawn to.   While you can easily just roast and enjoy, my favorite thing to do with brussels, is to pair them with flavor!   I’m going to revamp these older recipes,...

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Vegan Black and White Cookies

Vegan Black and White Cookies

                              There are some concepts that just become engrained in your memory. While black and white cookies weren’t ever a “thing” down south and more concentrated up north where they were created, everything about this cookie was just so unique to me.   Originally this cookie had a chocolate based, then evolved to be vanilla,...

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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 Bisque

Vegan Lobster Bisque

                              Today is an amazing day, because we’re just a lil over a week into the new year and I’ve already crushed so many bucket list recipes I’ve been meaning to get to. One of them, was this staple vegan Lobster Bisque!   While many things can be replicated to be vegan, there are some things that are just a struggle. Seafood...

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Vegan Levain Style Salted Caramel Turtle Cookies

Vegan Levain Style Salted Caramel Turtle Cookies

                    Hello  & Happy Tuesday!!               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 Neiman Marcus Cookies

Vegan Neiman Marcus Cookies

                  Hello & Happy Thursday!!             I’ve been enamored with Levain Style cookies, but came across one that actually had a story behind it. That, and it was also about Neiman Marcus lol. Just those two reasons had me curious about this cookie and what all the hype was about.  Supposedly everybody has heard the story about a woman lunching at...

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Vegan Levain Style Dark Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Cookies

Vegan Levain Style Dark Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Cookies

                Hello  & Happy Monday!!               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 cookie become...

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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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Vegan White Chocolate Pudding

Vegan White Chocolate Pudding

                            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 pudding obsessed lol. Needless to say, I’ve tried all the vegan puddings on the market and even whipped up a few. Something I noticed with...

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Vegan Cookies + Cream Bark

Vegan Cookies + Cream Bark

                Let’s talk classic flavors!    No matter what stage of life I’m in, I’ll always have an affinity for all things cookies and cream. Whether it’s in ice cream, cookies, or even hot chocolate..  It’s such a win win in the flavor department! It’s nostalgic, fun, perfect for any season, and you can really add it to just about anything! When it comes to...

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Vegan Pumpkin Cobbler

Vegan Pumpkin Cobbler

                      Hello & Happy Tuesday!             Being that it’s already December, I honestly thought I was over all things pumpkin lol. Believe it or not, for some reason this recipe has been ranking higher and higher on EDS out of hundreds of recipes. Since this recipe dates back to 2016, I just knew..    We had to remake this staple...

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Vegan Cookies + Cream White Hot Chocolate

Vegan Cookies + Cream White Hot Chocolate

                        Hello & Happy Wednesday!!       One concept that many food blogs are lacking in is drinks! (EDS included) That being said, I was on the hunt to expand our selection and just knew being in the thick of the holiday season..    We had to do some hot chocolate recipes!   Believe it or not I grew up on the powdered hot chocolates we all...

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Vegan Whole Wheat Gingerbread Men

Vegan Whole Wheat Gingerbread Men

                              Growing up I was never crazy about ginger anything. However, as someone who is not crazy about chocolate (I like it, I just don’t crave it), I love all things cinnamon, vanilla, and ginger. Needless to say, I’m all about gingerbread!   Something about the flavor just draws me in, is so me, and it just pairs perfectly with anything cream cheese!!  ...

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Vegan Salted “Hot Honey” Nuts with Brown Butter

Vegan Salted “Hot Honey” Nuts with Brown Butter

                      If there is one concept I love, it’s roasted nuts around the holidays lol. For some reason, it’s become a holiday concept even though I could have them year round. They are great on anything and everything from soups to salads, dips and more. There are countless varieties, you can  mix up the herbs and spices, and if you’re like me..    You...

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Vegan Sugar Free Mocha Hot Chocolate

Vegan Sugar Free Mocha Hot Chocolate

                      Hello & Happy Thursday!!             One area of EDS we need to expand, is drinks! With 2 kids I have a wine every now again, but I love a fun beverage like hot chocolate! Believe it or not, I tried various hot chocolates from shops throughout my pregnancies, and I swear..      There wasn’t even one that was mildly good...

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Vegan Eggnog Muffins

Vegan Eggnog Muffins

                              This week was one for the books and I started breaking into Christmas concepts. I find that every year the holiday creeps up on me and there are countless recipes that I never get to. This year, I have my game face on and have some fab concepts coming your way!   When it comes to holidays, we all love them as it’s a time to get...

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1 Bowl Vegan Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

1 Bowl Vegan Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

                            Thanksgiving is next week, so I’m already craving all the Christmas concepts! One of my personal favorites, is gingerbread cake! There is something that is just captivating about the flavor. It’s rich, flavorful, and just screams Christmas to me. I’ll be honest, it’s not something I crave all year round. However, for the...

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Vegan French Toast Bagels

Vegan French Toast Bagels

                            The weekend is for brunch concepts and bagels are my newest obsession! From a distance, bread sounds involved and tedious, but once you nail the process it’s honestly smooth sailing and so fun. After living in NYC for 10+ years, my now husband and I are enamored with all things bagels. However, once you leave the city, the quality of bagels...

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Vegan Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bark

Vegan Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bark

                                  Christmas is almost here, so I’ve been on the move to create a few last minute holiday concepts that pack flavor and are hassle free! One of  my favorite concepts is what they refer to as “Christmas Crack” lol. The name alone is a lil off-putting, but I promise you the name suits the recipe. The concept is so...

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1 Bowl Vegan Eggnog Sheet Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Eggnog Sheet Cake

                                One of my food obsessions this past year? Sheet cakes! Typically layer cakes are more tedious and detailed, and I love a fuss free cake that can be thrown together in minutes. Once I found the perfect balance for a vegan sheet cake, we produced countless variations for every flavor preference and season!   If you dread the layer...

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1 Bowl Vegan Dark Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan Dark Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookies

                          There are many things going on behind the scenes at EDS the last few weeks. With a birthday happening tomorrow, we’re celebrating with these staple 1 bowl vegan Dark Chocolate Cranberry and Walnut Cookies!!   There are some cookie varieties that use capture the essence of fall/winter, and for me, these are it. They are sweet yet savory, crunchy...

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5 Ingredient Vegan GF Blossom Cookies

5 Ingredient Vegan GF Blossom Cookies

                    Hello & Happy Monday!!       Today is officially December 1st! That means it’s all about the holiday recipes! What I love most about Christmas concepts, is that there is more room fro creativity. You’ll find the most random combinations for everything from cookies to salads and more, and in many ways, its like anything goes! Growing up my...

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Vegan White Chocolate Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Vegan White Chocolate Peppermint Hot Chocolate

                      Hello & Happy Saturday!!           When it comes to Christmas recipes, the one thing that always comes to mind.. is all things peppermint! Whether you love it or hate it, there is something about this combo that you just crave around the holidays. In terms of preference, many actually gravitate towards peppermint with white chocolate. While...

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1 Hour Vegan Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

1 Hour Vegan Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

                        Although I love to cook, there was once a time that I hated working with yeast. It’s very temperamental and truly holds the cards to how any bread/cinnamon roll recipe is going to turn out. If the yeast is old, fail. If the yeast is exposed to salt too early, fail. If the yeast has too much sugar, fail. If the yeast is exposed to even rubber spatulas,...

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3 Ingredient Sugar Free Vegan Ferrero Rocher Truffles

3 Ingredient Sugar Free Vegan Ferrero Rocher Truffles

                  Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             Valentine’s Day is coming, so I’m on the move to feature effortless vegan desserts that will have you swooning long after the holiday is over! One of my personal favorite concepts is truffles! There are many reasons why I love them and the biggest reason, is that they are SO EASY. I’m all about...

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Vegan White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Vegan White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

                  When it comes to Christmas, it’s all about the chocolate! You can make a variety of effortless chocolate based desserts that involve minimal steps and ingredients, that will make you look like an iron chef! One of my favorite chocolate concepts is barks. A bark is simply a blend of chocolate and toppings all broken up into pieces and can look like a work of art.    The options...

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