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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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 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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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 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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THE BEST 5 MINUTE COPYCAT CHIPOTLE LIME RICE

THE BEST 5 MINUTE COPYCAT CHIPOTLE LIME RICE

              If there is one thing that’s widely loved, it’s Chipotle. I remember when they first launched and I immediately noticed the difference in their product versus what existed at the time. One of my personal favorite things was the cilantro lime rice. There are so many ways to elevate rice and I love this approach. It packs flavor, but isn’t overwhelming to the tastebuds. It’s...

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Easy Vegan Black Bean Soup

Easy Vegan Black Bean Soup

                                    If there is one staple soup I’ve always loved, it’s Black Bean! My mom would make it and we would order it at a restaurant, so I have a deep love for this soup. For some people its a classic go to, for others I’ve found its typically something they’ve never even tried. (mind blown).    Like...

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Pink Vegan Spring Rolls

Pink Vegan Spring Rolls

                          Hello & Happy Monday!!               Valentine’s Day is coming! Cue all the fun pink foods! While this holiday is ubiquitous for heart candy and baked goods, you can absolutely capture the essence of this holiday with some veggie packed dishes.    My personal favorite?  These  Pink  Spring  Rolls!  ...

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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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Crispy Hot Honey Cauliflower with Peppadew Peppers

Crispy Hot Honey Cauliflower with Peppadew Peppers

                    Hello & Happy Friday             If there is one veggie I had to pick as being the most versatile, it’s cauliflower!   You can honestly do so much with it, the options are endless. From soups to sauces, pizza crust and more, there isn’t anything that cauliflower can’t do. Bonus, it’s packed with fiber so it’s so filling. I have hundreds...

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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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Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Vegan Pesto

Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Vegan Pesto

                        Let’s talk Gnocchi!     If there is one food that’s widely loved, it’s gnocchi. There is a lot of versatility with it. You can use white potatoes, sweet potatoes, and I’ve seen even beets being used. There are countless combinations, it pairs well with a variety of sauces, you can do the traditional and boil it, or even better.....

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Vegan Greek Meatballs with Lemon Garlic Orzo

Vegan Greek Meatballs with Lemon Garlic Orzo

                                When it comes to pasta, I’m currently obsessed with all things orzo! You typically see it at restaurants as a cold pasta salad, and it’s nothing to write home about. However, there is so much to play around with when it comes to this pasta. Believe it or not, there was a long period of time where I couldn’t even find it....

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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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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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Vegan Spinach Artichoke Pasta

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Pasta

          Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           One thing I love with recipe development, is remakes! It’s a great way to revisit staples to make sure they really deliver in all areas and also put a fresh spin on them. One of my favorite dishes that I did back in 2018, was this Spinach Artichoke Pasta! At the time there was little to no recipes for it. I questioned, is this something...

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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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Vegan Folded Breakfast Quesadilla

Vegan Folded Breakfast Quesadilla

                    If there is one thing I’ve come to embrace, it’s food trends. A lot of times they come and go, but there are a few that stick around and really hold up. One of those, is folded quesadillas! I don’t know about you, but I’m all about white tortillas and anything quesadilla inspired. Believe it or not, I even own a quesadilla maker lol, I’ve just...

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Roasted Beet Salad with Toasted Walnuts and Blackberries

Roasted Beet Salad with Toasted Walnuts and Blackberries

                  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 Roasted Beet Salad!   Whether you love or hate beets, I promise the components of this...

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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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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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Vegan Cold Sesame Noodle Salad

Vegan Cold Sesame Noodle Salad

                    Let’s talk NOODS lol.  If there is one thing everyone loves, it’s noodles. I’m all about linguini, angel hair, pad thai, orzo, and soba noodles! Typically all pasta dishes are served hot, but there is something amazing about a cold pasta salad that I just crave.    My usual cold pasta go to is Pesto Pasta Salad, but I wanted to explore another...

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Vegan Air Fried Spiced Carrots with Curry Aioli

Vegan Air Fried Spiced Carrots with Curry Aioli

                        When it comes to carrots, there are countless things we can do with them. While many see them as something that can just be throw into a salad, I see options! You can put them in a salad yes, but soups, sauces, and even enjoy them as fries.    There are some recipes you just need in your back pocket, this recipe for Air Fried Carrot Fries with Curry Aioli...

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Avocado Pesto Pasta

Avocado Pesto Pasta

                      Whether I like to admit it, I was never a huge pasta person as I always viewed it as just empty calories and it typically left me feeling bloated. Today though, I have a great appreciation for all things pasta as it’s actually the best medium to pack on the veggies. This recipe is living proof of that!    Fun Fact: This dish was actually one of the first...

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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 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 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 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 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 Butternut Squash Burger with Kale Apple Slaw

Vegan Butternut Squash Burger with Kale Apple Slaw

                            Hello & Happy Monday!               We’re all typically maxed out on holiday staples like butternut squash, but there is honestly so much you can do with it besides just roasting it. You can make soups, sauces, pizza crusts, pasta, and even burgers! When it comes to veggies burgers, as a seasoned plant...

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Vegan Butter Cauliflower

Vegan Butter Cauliflower

                    Hello & Happy Monday!!             If you’ve ever browsed social media in the last year, I guarantee you have seen this iconic dish! It’s typically chicken based and features heavy cream, but it’s loved by everyone. If there is one dish you’re going to fall in love with, it’s this vegan Butter Cauliflower!  ...

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