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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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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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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Vegan Lemon Rosemary Muffins

Vegan Lemon Rosemary Muffins

                              If you haven’t heard, I was once on a huge muffin kick! For years I never made them as I found the texture in vegan recipes just to be off. They were always too dense or didn’t cook all the way thru. A truly good muffin should be light, but not cake like, dense, but not a brick lol, and this recipe is just that!   Since finding...

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Vegan Nutella Babka with Sugar Free Filling

Vegan Nutella Babka with Sugar Free Filling

                Let’s talk bread!     If there is one thing I love more than even a dessert, it’s homemade bread. Once you get over the fear of working with yeast (me), it’s one of the most fun concepts to explore. When it comes to yeast there are a million things that can go wrong. It can be old, just won’t activate, it can die just from being exposed the plastic and the...

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Vegan Peanut Butter Eggs

Vegan Peanut Butter Eggs

                            If there is one concept that Easter is iconic for, it’s the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs! While honestly I’m not a peanut butter or chocolate person, it was and still is one of my personal favorites, especially when served chilled lol.    Believe it or not, the silver lining to that amazing candy, is that you can easily...

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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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30 Minute Vegan Pansy Shortbread

30 Minute Vegan Pansy Shortbread

            My favorite thing to do with cooking, is create a bucket list! There are so many recipes I come across that fall into this category and I try my best to work my way thru them. However, sometime recipes escape me.. like these vegan Pansy Shortbread Cookies!!   Around 2014 edible flowers started making their way into recipes for everything from salads to desserts. They add aesthetic appeal to just...

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Vegan Carrot Cake Pancakes

Vegan Carrot Cake Pancakes

                    Hello + Happy Saturday!             Happy International Carrot Day!! Long ago I wasn’t crazy about carrots. Fast forward to today, we bake them as fries perhaps 2x wk or more. They have the same texture and flavor profile as sweet potatoes, but take less time to bake and are less carb heavy. Needless to say we are all about the carrots in...

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Vegan Pink Glass Noodles with Garlic Sauce

Vegan Pink Glass Noodles with Garlic Sauce

                      Hello Pink Noodles!   I don’t know about you, but I love adding color to dishes. You can add color by simply adding vibrant produce to a recipe or one of personal favorites, dying noodles! Long ago nobody used natural dyes, but they’ve become more accessible and it’s so easy to just use  produce. Pink is actually one color you can easily achieve...

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Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes

                          Hello + Happy Friday!!         While we’ll be celebrating indoors, Easter is still coming! Out of all the cake flavors, Carrot Cake has always been one of my personal favorites. Being a November baby, it was still the one I always picked.    I gravitate towards all things vanilla and cinnamon more so than any flavor profile,...

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1 Bowl Vegan Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

1 Bowl Vegan Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

                          Today literally flew by so we’re bringing you this recipe in the evening, because it’s just that good! When it comes to the weekend, I’m all about a sheet cake. Within the last year I’ve explored countless 1 bowl sheet cakes and they just never get old. There is no tedious mixing, excess dishes or fancy icing techinques..   ...

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Vegan Lemon Blueberry Galette

Vegan Lemon Blueberry Galette

                          Hello & Happy Thursday!!           Typically I don’t feature desserts on Monday, but if there is any time of the week that I have fruit going bad, it’s early in the week. I order groceries either Sunday or Monday and there always happens to be fruit lingering behind that’s on it’s way out. No matter...

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Vegan Lemon Rosemary Scones

Vegan Lemon Rosemary Scones

                      This week we’ve been exploring a lot of new concepts to feature via EDS! I’m currently obsessed with breakfast ideas as the weekends are a great opportunity to get into the kitchen and mix it up. I always reach for the typical avocado toast, so it’s nice to break away from the routine for once. Lately, I’ve been falling in love with scones. Last...

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Vegan Lemon Rosemary Pancakes

Vegan Lemon Rosemary Pancakes

                        I’m elated that the weekend is here! Why? Because I love a good brunch concept.. and this one, is one I’ve had on the back burner for months! When you cook full time, you’re always looking for an opportunity to put a modern spin on classic dishes. Pancakes are one of the most classic dishes you can find and I love to play around with the...

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Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup

Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup

                      If you know me, you know I’m all about the soups for countless reasons. They pack nutrient, flavor, you can mimic heavy cream with cashews, and it’s a great way to salvage veggies that are about to kick the bucket. I try to gravitate away from any waste, so soups are my go to. This asparagus soup is one that I did last year and I couldn’t wait to...

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Vegan Lemon Blueberry Loaf

Vegan Lemon Blueberry Loaf

                Hello & Happy Monday   If you know me, you know I’m all about the lemon concepts. With pregnancy, I’m even more about it! Did you know that you can actually carry a gene that makes you more likely to enjoy bitter flavors?!     As you guessed it,  I  have it!!   When I think of spring, I think of endless fruit concepts with fresh citrus. While you can get...

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Roasted Carrots with Vegan Carrot Top Pesto

Roasted Carrots with Vegan Carrot Top Pesto

                    Let’s talk Carrots!    In our house, we go through about 2 large bags of carrots a wk. I use them in my daily juice and roast them all the time. They make for the perfect fries and are so good in a soup! Bonus, there are about a handful of veggies that you can use the entire veg. One of those, is carrots!    Why use the tops?   It’s wasteful not to...

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EASY LEMON DILL RICE

EASY LEMON DILL RICE

                  Let’s talk rice!     If there is one dish I never enjoy enough, it’s rice! I’m one of those people who has to have flavor. So when it comes to rice, while I love it plain, I have to put a fresh spin on it. When thinking of the perfect spring dish, Lemon Dill Rice came to mind!  I had tried simple dill rice before, but I love adding lemon to anything....

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CITRUS SALAD WITH TOASTED PISTACHIOS AND MINT

CITRUS SALAD WITH TOASTED PISTACHIOS AND MINT

                  If there is one thing I crave when the spring weather hits, it’s a good salad! While I can simply throw a bunch of veggies together and call it a day. It’s so easy to take a few extra steps and create something that’s truly memorable that will be your go to til the end of time.    One of my personal favorites, is this Citrus Salad!    Everyone has a...

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Creamy Vegan Lemon Orzo Pasta with Spinach

Creamy Vegan Lemon Orzo Pasta with Spinach

                        If there is one type of recipe I love to explore on a weekly basis, it’s pasta! Typically you envision that pasta is paired with either a red or white sauce and you call it a day. However, there is so much room for diversity when it comes to pasta! Whether it’s the type of pasta, the sauce or the veggies, the options are endless and you’ll...

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Vegan Roasted Curried Carrots

Vegan Roasted Curried Carrots

                          Hello & Happy Wednesday             This week on EDS, it’s all about the veggies! I’ve found that people struggle most with making everyday veggies taste desirable. While I can easily throw a salad together and call it a day, by taking a few extra steps to pack on the flavor.. You can have a winning dish that...

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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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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 Lemon Strawberry Pancakes

Vegan Lemon Strawberry Pancakes

                  Hello & Happy Saturday!!             Weekends are for relaxing, and pancakes! While the temperatures are still frigid outside, I’m already starting to crave all the spring flavors. The shifting of the seasons is honestly my favorite thing. New seasons bring new weather, new foods, and new flavors. Spring is all about the fruit and dishes with...

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Vegan Soft Baked Frosted Sugar Cookies

Vegan Soft Baked Frosted Sugar Cookies

                      Hello & Happy Sunday!!         I’ll be honest, there are some things that never get old. One of them, is the iconic pedestrian sprinkle cookies are one of them lol. Since 2014 I’ve made a few recipes with this concept from various black and white cookies and the traditional version and there is something that just draws me in every...

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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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1 Bowl Vegan Pistachio Sheet Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Pistachio Sheet Cake

                        Hello & Happy Wednesday!           On the weekends I love to do a dessert concept, and right now I’m all about the sheet cake! Gone are the days where you have to get fancy with icing and layer cakes. You can easily create an effortless sheet cake with half the time + effort and have get an amazing cake, so I’m hooked! With it...

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Vegan Strawberry Biscuits

Vegan Strawberry Biscuits

        Hello & Happy Sunday!!           To honor that the weekend is finally here, I alway whip up a brunch concept! Typically my breakfast routine is avocado toast or homemade granola, but the weekends are a time to let go of my routine and have fun in the kitchen.    One of my favorite southern staples, is a good biscuit! While I love the traditional variety, you can easily make them milk...

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Vegan Corn Avocado Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Vegan Corn Avocado Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

                      Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           I’ve been craving various corn style summer salads. For years I didn’t really like to work with corn in recipes. It packs minimal nutrients, it’s the largest GMO crop and so on and so forth. However, I simply buy organic, because there is something about corn that just can’t be...

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Vegan Zucchini Quiche

Vegan Zucchini Quiche

                            I’ve been on a mission to bring you countless breakfast concepts form savory to sweet! While we all love a good pancake or muffin, it can be more of a challenge to create savory dishes. One of my favorite concepts that typically is overlooked, is a good vegan quiche!   I feel as though quiches were big in the mid to late 90’s and...

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Vegan Peach Oatmeal Muffins

Vegan Peach Oatmeal Muffins

                                With so many recipes on the back burner and the fall weather coming taking over, I knew I had to share this classic Peach Oatmeal Muffin recipe! Last month I went thru a muffin phase as it finally occurred to me that I lacked various breakfast concepts and that muffins were amiss! Out of countless breakfast options I have to say, I...

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Vegan Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Vegan Watermelon Cucumber Salad

                            Within the past 5-7 years, the watermelon mint salad concept has taken over. For some it may sounds like this obscure concept, I get you! However, for whatever reason the salad components just pair so well together and it makes for the perfect warm weather salad. This salad is typically paired with feta cheese or goat cheese, but you can honestly...

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Vegan Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Vegan Lemon Shortbread Cookies

                                  If there is one flavor profile I love, it’s lemon. I have such an affinity for all things lemon that I’d have to say I may prefer it over chocolate lol. (gasps) Some of my favorite vegan concepts are actually these vegan Lemon Rosemary Cookies or these Lemon Rosemary Muffins. I find that lemon cuts through flavors in...

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Vegan Grilled Sweet Corn and Peach Salad with Basil Dressing

Vegan Grilled Sweet Corn and Peach Salad with Basil Dressing

                    Hello & Happy Monday!!           If there is one veggie I love for summer, it’s corn! It’s great by itself, thrown in a salad or taco and the list goes on. The best way to enjoy fresh summer corn though? Grilled! I have to believe that just about every veggie tastes better grilled, but especially corn. Something else that pairs really well...

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Vegan Heirloom Tomato Tart

Vegan Heirloom Tomato Tart

                                I’ve cut down recipes to 2 a week as I’m pursuing a proejct, but with the holiday weekend upon us I knew I couldn’t pass up sharing a fab summer recipe! One of my favorite things about the summer season is countless fruits and veggies are in season.    Meaning great prices, full flavor, and they pack more nutrients...

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Vegan Blueberry Biscuits with Blueberry Butter

Vegan Blueberry Biscuits with Blueberry Butter

                          Hello & Happy Friday           If there is one concept I love on the weekends, it’s a good biscuit!! As a Southern native, biscuits are a big deal! They come in tons of varieties and you can create both savory and sweet!! I personally love biscuits as I find them to be nostalgic, and the options are endless in regards to...

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Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Galette

Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Galette

                          The week has just started and it’s already been a hectic one lol. One thing that is never hectic? Making a homemade galette! Long before the dawn of galettes I always saw the typical pie that looked tedious and time consuming. Then just like magic, I discovered a galette and the days of pie making are somewhat obsolete, because these are just SO...

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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 Triple Berry Sheet Pan Pancakes

Vegan Triple Berry Sheet Pan Pancakes

                        We have extra time given the virus going around and practicing social distancing. However, many of us are looking to simplify every aspect of our lives, but especially with food. That being said, I wanted to explore the concept of sheet pancakes. Believe it or not, cooking pancakes can be a daunting task and when you try this sheet pan option.. You’re...

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Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

                                Every weekend we whip up a brunch concept, and today was all about the lemon poppy seed!! For whatever reason, this flavor combo just resonates with everyone. It’s one of the EDS muffin recipes that always gets a lot of views so I knew it would make for the next perfect pancake!!   I personally love all things lemon as...

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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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