3 INGREDIENT PEANUT BUTTER BARS

3 INGREDIENT PEANUT BUTTER BARS

                Let’s talk minimal recipes!       I don’t know about you, but I love something that can be thrown together in minutes! Complex recipes are also my go to, but you have memorable simple recipes, and this is one of them! Years ago I realized that out of hundreds of recipes on LABELESS, I didn’t have a staple vegan peanut butter cookie recipe. The great thing about a...

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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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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 Mexican Rice

Easy Mexican Rice

                    If there is one thing that’s widely loved, it’s Mexican Rice! You’ll typically only find it served at Mexican restaurants, but it’s such a wonderful addition to any dish. Compared to the traditional white rice, it packs so much flavor and it’s so good homemade.    Bonus, it’s so easy to make!    Believe or not, I used to hate making rice....

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1 Hr Vegan Brown Butter Cinnamon Rolls

1 Hr Vegan Brown Butter 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! Aka, worth every piece of dough that stuck to my kitchen counters lol     So let’s talk about these cinnamon rolls!...

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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 Italian Pasta Salad

Vegan Italian Pasta Salad

                    Long before my cooking days I would shy away from anything “pasta”. When dining out I never ordered it, I never craved it, and my viewpoint was that it was just adding refined carbs to my diet. It wasn’t until my culinary course at NYU where I made homemade pumpkin ravioli that the beauty behind pasta came to light. We all know everything homemade is better...

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Vegan Brown Butter Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

Vegan Brown Butter Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

                    I don’t know about you, but I’ve evolved to love food trends. They keep you on your toes with exploring new ways to love food and sometimes they are just 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 didn’t feel as though you could capture it...

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55 Fab Vegan Memorial Day Recipes

55 Fab Vegan Memorial Day Recipes

                          With Memorial Day around the corner I thought I would throw together the best of the best in vegan recipes to compliment your day and recognize those who fought for this country and remember those we’ve lost.   From salads to dips, snacks, desserts and burgers   I’ve got everything you need to make your entertaining complete!  ...

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1HR NO KNEAD VEGAN EVERYTHING BAGEL BREAD

1HR NO KNEAD VEGAN EVERYTHING BAGEL BREAD

                  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...

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Vegan Levain Style Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Levain Style Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

                  Hello  & Happy Wednesday!!             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 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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Vegan Jalapeño Cheddar Bread

Vegan Jalapeño Cheddar Bread

                        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...

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes

                       Hello & Happy Saturday!!         Every weekend I whip up a brunch concept, and today was all about pancakes! Believe it or not, I have never made a vegan chocolate chip pancake. I find chocolate to be too decadent and pancakes are almost a dessert. However, a few bites of something sweet like this recipe, is like taking a trip down memory lane...

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Grilled Cabbage Steaks with Tahini Dressing

Grilled Cabbage Steaks with Tahini Dressing

                  Let’s talk cabbage!       If you know me, you know I love all things cabbage. My go to’s are a cabbage salad as they make the perfect salad for countless reasons. Cabbage will outlive any salad green creating less waste and bonus, its also super filling as it packs more fiber and it’s sturdy enough that you can even grill it!    Can any other...

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1 HR NO KNEAD SUN DRIED TOMATO BREAD WITH ROASTED GARLIC + PARMESAN

1 HR NO KNEAD SUN DRIED TOMATO BREAD WITH ROASTED GARLIC + PARMESAN

                              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...

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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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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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1HR Vegan Chocolate Espresso Cinnamon Rolls

1HR Vegan Chocolate Espresso 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..like, I think they are my number 1 favorite hands down! Worth every piece of dough that stuck to my kitchen counters lol   So...

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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 1HR NO KNEAD CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

VEGAN 1HR NO KNEAD CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

                          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! ...

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Vegan Green Goddess salad

Vegan Green Goddess salad

                    When it comes to dressings I always make my own and keep it simple. I have an olive oil, balsamic and Za’tar dressing that’s my go to, but I love to mix it up and try other concepts. Simply put, life is just too short to reach for ready made dressings when you can whip up a fab one in just minutes! This one packs a lot of herbs, but I’m telling you, it knocks it out of...

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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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Vegan 1hr No Knead Salted Chocolate Pecan Bread

Vegan 1hr No Knead Salted Chocolate Pecan Bread

                  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...

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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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Vegan Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Vegan Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Muffins

                    The weekends are for muffins!   There was a period of time that we did over 20 different muffin recipes! I found that best base that made the perfect muffin and I just explored every flavor variety you could imagine lol.  Fast forward to today, I haven’t done a muffin recipe in ages. That being said, I wanted to revisit this comfort food staple. Muffins get a bad...

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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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Toast with Pickled Strawberries, Thyme and Lemon

Toast with Pickled Strawberries, Thyme and Lemon

                  Lately I’ve been all about creating effortless toasts! While I love your basic avocado toast, it’s fun to mix it up, and even more fun to mitigate waste by salvaging produce on the way out If there is one thing that goes bad so fast, it’s berries. Rather than freezing them, dehydrating them, I actually love to pickle them. Everyone pickles red onion, but I promise, berries are a...

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Easy Chocolate Banana Fruit Leather

Easy Chocolate Banana Fruit Leather

              Let’s talk bananas!   As we speak you probably have banana that are not their way out lingering in your kitchen. Rather than whip up a banana bread, you can actually skip all that and make homemade fruit leather with just 2 ingredients and it takes minute to throw together.    No added sugar, no dehydrator needed, all you need is bananas and cocoa powder!   I’ll be...

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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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Jalapeño Cabbage Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

Jalapeño Cabbage Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

                Salads get a bad reputation for being boring and bland, but just like everything.. it depends how it’s prepared. If you go to a restaraunt and order a salad, chances are there is a little bit of effort that went into it to create all the different components. If we apply the same effort to our own salads, it’s typically a win.    I personally, love cabbage salads! Why are...

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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 1HR ROSEMARY + GARLIC NO KNEAD BREAD

VEGAN 1HR ROSEMARY + GARLIC NO KNEAD BREAD

                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!   ...

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Vegan Chipotle Lime Cauliflower Tacos

Vegan Chipotle Lime Cauliflower Tacos

                  Hello & Happy Tuesday!           If there is one thing we all can agree on, it’s that everyone loves tacos! Believe it or not, we had not done a taco concept on EDS in years. That being said, we’re producing a variety of quick and easy taco recipes! (stay tuned)    While you can easily throw a faux meat product on a taco and call it a...

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VEGAN SALTED TAHINI FREEZER FUDGE

VEGAN SALTED TAHINI FREEZER FUDGE

                    Ok, so I’m kind of obsessed with all things tahini lol. There is something about the combination of tahini and chocolate that just catches my attention. It’s similar to the pairing of chocolate with coffee. They just further enhance each other. A true match made in heaven!   Since I had not made fudge since perhaps 2017, I knew I needed to explore a new...

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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 Thai Coconut Lemongrass Soup

Vegan Thai Coconut Lemongrass Soup

                                          I’d like to start by saying I was once not a soup person I found them not filling and they are typically packed with sodium and animal products unless made from scratch. That being said, for years I didn’t get into soups.    However, once I got my stride and realized just how...

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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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Chipotle Honey Lime Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle Honey Lime Sweet Potatoes

                      Hello & Happy Friday!!         When it comes to potatoes, I’m all about variety. There is something about each one that is great for various concepts or entree pairings, but if I had to say so, I love a good sweet potato! They naturally pack more flavor, fiber, a hint of sweet making them a great option for baked goods, pair well with...

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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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VEGAN AVOCADO CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD

VEGAN AVOCADO CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD

                  Let’s talk avocados!   If you purchased avocados today, they could be going bad already lol. What’s the silver lining? You can make bread! I’ve tried just about every approach with salvaging avocados. I’ve done freezing, smoothies, pesto sauce, truffles, cookies, brownies, but had never tried a bread! Avocado works great as a butter replacement, so...

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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 Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Fritters with Hot “Honey” Butter

Vegan Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Fritters with Hot “Honey” Butter

                    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 its composition is mostly just carbs with little nutritional value. For whatever reason, I just rarely ate it. Fast forward to the last 10 years, I discovered Cuban Corn and the...

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