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 Chick Fil A Sauce

Vegan Chick Fil A Sauce

                  If there is one thing that can elevate a recipe, it’s a good sauce! Whether it’s fries or roasted veggies, I crave a good sauce as it can completely change a dish. I love something that’s sweet, tangy, and that’s just good with everything. Believe it or not, out of many common sauces, I loved the nostalgic Chic-Fil-A sauce! I think it’s because of the...

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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 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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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 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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Kale Caesar Salad with Garlic Bread Crumbs

Kale Caesar Salad with Garlic Bread Crumbs

                                  I don’t know about you, but I’ve been enamored with caesar salads since a child. I loved all the flavors and various components. However, down the road we all realized that caesar dressing is mayonnaise based and romaine lettuce doesn’t pack much nutrients and the kale caesar exploded.    A Kale Caesar...

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Vegan Oven Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Vegan Oven Baked Eggplant Parmesan

                                For many of us plant based enthusiasts, we are drawn to eggplant parm while dining out. However, when dining out you never know what goes into your food and the eggplant is typically fried. While it’s fine to indulge and eat a fried food every now and again (no judgment), you can make a fab oven baked variety for many concepts,...

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Grilled Veggies with Creamy Chimichurri Sauce

Grilled Veggies with Creamy Chimichurri Sauce

                  Hello & Happy Friday!!         Let’s talk veggies! One thing that clients struggle with most, is getting veggies on their plate. If there is one word of advice that I have, it’s that preparation is everything and a fab sauce will take you far. It’s easy to find anything underwhelming if not done right.      Grilling   When it...

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Vegan Greek Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

Vegan Greek Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

                                  I can’t even begin to describe how much I love Greek Food, or well, the concept of dill, olives, feta and cucumber! While my number one favorite thing to do with dill is make a mean vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad…   My second favorite thing to do with dill is, .. MAKE VEGAN GREEK BURGERS!!   This recipe was...

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Easy Vegan Orange Cauliflower

Easy Vegan Orange Cauliflower

                    Hello & Happy Tuesday!             Back in 2015, cauliflower was booming and we were exploring new ways to love this  veggie left and right. While you can throw it in everything from soups to sauces, smoothies, pizza crusts and more.. There was something about Cauliflower Wings that really took off! Unsurprisingly, these Buffalo Cauliflower...

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Easy 10 Minute Strawberry Chia Jam

Easy 10 Minute Strawberry Chia Jam

                      On Sunday I’m going thru my fridge trying to salvage produce before it’s too late. Even with three mouths to feed and cooking full time, there is always something that is on it’s way out. Believe it or not, I hate wasting food, so I’m always looking for ways to still enjoy my favorite fruits!   I like to freeze fruit for smoothies,...

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Vegan Romesco Pasta with Broccoli

Vegan Romesco Pasta with Broccoli

                    Hello & Happy Thursday!!             If there is one thing I realized with vegan cuisine, is that you can make anything taste fab, if you have a good sauce! Vegan food naturally is like a blank canvas that is waiting to be seasoned and flavored. If you don’t go the flavor route, you’ll be left with a bunch of bland veggies. ...

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Vegan Grilled Corn Salad with Jalapeno and Avocado

Vegan Grilled Corn Salad with Jalapeno and Avocado

                        If you’ve never tried Cuban corn, than you’ll have no idea why this combination is so fab! Back in 2007 I had my first experience with street corn at one of my now favorite spots in NYC. It’s flavorful, affordable, coated in cojita cheese and spices, and just an all around game changer. Since 07′ I’ve probably dined there at least...

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Vegan Roasted Bbq Brussels

Vegan Roasted Bbq Brussels

                            Hello & Happy Monday!!             I wish I could say that I always loved brussels, but when I was growing up they were never in my home. I don’t think I really had the chance to get into the whole Brussels world until 2009 and I dined out a lot lol. When I finally got the chance, I  I was hooked!   Whether it was...

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Vegan Greek Fritters with Cucumber Dill Sauce & Homemade Tofu Feta

Vegan Greek Fritters with Cucumber Dill Sauce & Homemade Tofu Feta

                                Hello & Happy Tuesday!!               If there is one flavor combo I love, it’s Greek! If there is one concept I can’t get enough of, it’s fritters! Fritters are one of those recipes that gives you endless options, perf for any season, and can be a meal or the perfect small...

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Oven Roasted Salsa Verde

Oven Roasted Salsa Verde

                        Hello & Happy Thursday!!       Long ago, if you asked me what salsa verde was comprised of, I wouldn’t be able to tell you. Fast forward to NYU, I knew this amazing dish like the back of my hand!   In a food science course we had to recreate a salsa recipe that was mass produced by a company. We replicated it nearly 10x before we...

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Vegan Shaved Brussels Salad in a champgane vinaigrette

Vegan Shaved Brussels Salad in a champgane vinaigrette

                                 I’ll be honest, I love to eat healthy, but I’m not crazy about plain jane salads. So I totally understand when I hear people say, “salads are boring”. However, salads don’t have to be a big disappointment, you just have to get creative, have fun, and have lots of flavor!   I actually made this salad a few...

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Vegan Fried Artichokes

Vegan Fried Artichokes

                      Hello & Happy Monday!!   All I can say is that, I’m glad I finally explored one of my favorite recipes again, but this time sans animal products!     While I don’t advocate for fried foods on a regular basis, there are some fried eats that I just can’t live without. One of them of course is fried artichokes! (other faves, homemade...

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