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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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APRIL FOOLS CRINKLE APPLE FRIES

APRIL FOOLS CRINKLE APPLE FRIES

                    Happy April Fool’s Day!               Honestly, we’ve never done a AF concept, but this just seemed too easy and too good! If you love to get a good laugh, you have to try this prank! The best part about this, is it’s not mean, it’s just fruit. I would definitely have some fries ready to go though in case it backfires...

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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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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 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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Crispy Greek Style Potatoes with Lemon + Feta

Crispy Greek Style Potatoes with Lemon + Feta

                  If there is once was a concept I rarely explored, it was potatoes! I feel as though I always overlook them not because they are carb heavy, but because they are so wonderful just simply baked or mashed that I never saw the need.   However, there are so many ways to play around with potatoes and this is dish is one of my favorites!    I’m not sure why, but I love all Greek...

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Vegan Pretzel Rolls

Vegan Pretzel Rolls

                      We’re currently developing our EDS bread category and I knew we had to do a dinner roll. When it comes to bread, I’m always one of those nutritionists who embraces balance. On EDS you’ll find everything from white flour to almond flour and more. I find that there is a time and place to enjoy all of the above. To avoid white flour is just, not...

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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 Oven Roasted Baba Ghanoush

Vegan Oven Roasted Baba Ghanoush

                            There are some foods that we just have an organic affinity for. I’ve always been a hummus gal even dating as far back as 2001   (wow, ..long time ago lol)   There was something about hummus that was just.. different. The texture, the flavor, and just how filling it was without that feeling of being overwhelmingly full.    For...

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Roasted Hot Honey Miso Brussels

Roasted Hot Honey Miso Brussels

                  Hello & Happy Monday!!       If there is one thing we can all agree on, it’s that brussels are such a win! I make salads with them, soup, you name it, I make it. While we all love simple roasted brussels, you can easily elevate this concept with a fab sauce. Bonus, the options are endless leaving your tastebuds never bored.    One ingredient that...

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Vegan Whipped Brown Butter Lemon Rosemary Mash

Vegan Whipped Brown Butter Lemon Rosemary Mash

                  Hello & Happy Friday!!           If there is one thing we can all agree on, it’s that carbs are everything, and you can never have too many potato recipes lol. While I love a bowl of plain Jane potatoes, you can easily elevate this classic dish that will keep you coming back for more..    Like these new vegan Whipped Brown Butter Lemon...

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Vegan Roasted Loaded Cauliflower Soup

Vegan Roasted Loaded Cauliflower Soup

                          If there is one soup I’m completely enamored with, it’s loaded potato soup! Typically if you’re dining out this soup is heavy on the cream and all the things you don’t want. While I’ve created a cleaner version, I was curious as to wether you could do a cauliflower version. If you think about it, you can make fab cauliflower...

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Vegan Cheddar and Chive Biscuits

Vegan Cheddar and Chive Biscuits

                                  We can all agree on one thing, biscuits are a win win for just about every meal. You can pack them with whatever you please, tailor them to the season, pair them with anything or just enjoy solo with some butter. Believe it or not, biscuits are one of the easiest concepts to throw together. It’s a handful of ingredients,...

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45 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

45 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

                        I have to admit, if there is something that pushes people to get in the kitchen and connect with their food, I’m all about it. Needless to say, I love the holidays and it’s the perf time to learn classic concepts that you can recreate throughout the year.    I personally love Thanksgiving recipes as the flavors encompass all my “go to’s”...

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Vegan Sautéed Button Mushrooms

Vegan Sautéed Button Mushrooms

                            Thanksgiving is in just a few days, so we’re bringing you another one of my favorite dinner staples, sautéed button mushrooms! Long before my plant based days I was always the one at the table who ordered a side of the mushrooms. They were flavorful, filling, packed nutrients, and was another way to get your plants in besides a salad.   ...

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Vegan Hot Honey Butter Biscuits

Vegan Hot Honey Butter Biscuits

                      Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           If there is one thing I love, it’s a good biscuit! I went through a phase years ago where I whipped up countless biscuit recipes as there is just so much room for creativity. You can throw herbs and fruit in the dough, or create a fun butter, the options are truly just needless. If you’re not...

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Vegan Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Vegan Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

                        Hello & Happy Monday!!           Thanksgiving is this week so we’re featuring some of the staples, like mashed potatoes! While I love a good basic mash, there are countless ways to play around with the flavor and really create something memorable.. like these vegan Caramelized Onion Mash!! Whether you’re all about onions...

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Vegan Brown Butter Mushroom Crostini with Crispy Sage and Herb Cashew Cheese

Vegan Brown Butter Mushroom Crostini with Crispy Sage and Herb Cashew Cheese

                    Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           If there is one thing I love, it’s a good app! In recent years I’ve gotten bored with main dishes as halfway thru it’s not exciting and that goes for just about any dish. Well, unless it’s perhaps a dessert lol.  So I love to explore effortless apps that can be thrown together, but look...

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Crispy Old Bay Potatoes with Vegan Remoulade Cream

Crispy Old Bay Potatoes with Vegan Remoulade Cream

                        Hello & Happy Thursday!           Lately I’ve been exploring potato concepts as there is just so much you can do with them in regards to playing around with the flavors. I love a basic potato, but why go basic when you can easily elevate the flavor to be game changing?   Potatoes get a bad reputation for being white carbs...

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Vegan Herb Cashew Cheese with Pickled Blueberries

Vegan Herb Cashew Cheese with Pickled Blueberries

                          Lately I’ve been all about creating effortless appetizers! While it’s easy just to pick something ready made up from the store after a long day, I love homemade! Just like everything else, it taste better when homemade!    Back in my early cooking days cashews were making a comeback and you would see endless cheesecakes and cheese recipes...

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Vegan Brown Butter Sage Mashed Potatoes

Vegan Brown Butter Sage Mashed Potatoes

                              When it comes to holiday dinners, I’m all about the carbs. I love homemade bread, biscuits, and especially mashed potatoes!! You can easily whip up traditional varieties, but you can’t go wrong with add a seasonal flare to dishes.    One combination I’ve been a fan of since my Pumpkin Pasta in 2012, is a staple brown butter...

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Vegan Butternut Squash Fritters

Vegan Butternut Squash Fritters

        If you know me, you know I’m enamored with all things fritters. There is something that I’m just drawn to whether it be the name or the fact that you can have endless options with them. My favorite dishes are those that serve as a blank canvas, fritters are one of them and they are just SO EASY!!   I’ve done Cauliflower Fritters, Brussles Fritters, Beet & Carrot Fritters, Jalapeño Corn...

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Vegan Rosemary Parmesan Biscuits with Truffle Honey

Vegan Rosemary Parmesan Biscuits with Truffle Honey

                        If there is one thing I can’t live without, it’s carbs. The older I get the more I crave the savory and less the sweet! While I love fresh homemade bread, the processes itself can be overwhelming, tedious, and there are so many factors potentially working against you to make the perfect bread.    The yeas could be bad, the water too warm, you...

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