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 Italian Cauliflower Rice

Vegan Italian Cauliflower Rice

                              Hello & Happy Monday!!           I don’t know about you, but I go on a kick with different food concepts and my mind wanders  to create countless variations. At this time I’m all about cauliflower rice! a few years ago I had dabbled in cauli rice, but didn’t see what all the fuss was about and...

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Vegan Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Jalapeño Ranch

Vegan Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Jalapeño Ranch

                Hello & Happy Wednesday!!         No matter what the season, potatoes are always a go! While I love your everyday potatoes, it’s great to mix it up and add some flavor. How to do that? Pair it with a sauce! Long ago I once viewed a sauce as stressful. What goes together? Does it make sense?    Bottom line, you can’t go wrong with creating a sauce....

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Easy Vegan Rosemary and Garlic Focaccia Bread

Easy Vegan Rosemary and Garlic Focaccia Bread

                      Hello & Happy Thursday             There are some recipes that are always a hit, and it’s breads! No matter what your age, cultural background etc, people love a good homemade bread. You can find countless varieties today at the market, but they are typically filled with so many unnecessary extras and homemade is honestly.. so...

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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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Air Fried Vegan Rosemary Parmesan Fries with Garlic Aioli

Air Fried Vegan Rosemary Parmesan Fries with Garlic Aioli

                  Hello & Happy Monday!!         Let’s talk polenta! While I’m big on polenta fries, many have never even tried or heard of them and I can see why. Dining out today, they are still not frequently seen on menus. If you ever do come across them though I highly recommend.    There is something about polenta fries that is just memorable. Whether it...

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Vegan Crispy Ranch Potatoes

Vegan Crispy Ranch Potatoes

                    Hello & Happy Monday!!         In life everyone has their opinions about food. One thing we can all agree on, is that potatoes are a win-win! During my pregnancy I whipped up a variety of crispy potato dishes, and was on the search for the next best thing. While I was always more of a blue cheese person, there is something about ranch that also draws...

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Vegan Thai Roasted Cauliflower

Vegan Thai Roasted Cauliflower

                Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           If you don’t know, I’m all about all things cauliflower. It’s truly one of those remarkable veggies that can be used in countless ways and we’re always discovering a new way to love it. While you can throw it in everything from soups to sauce and even smoothies, I love to simply post it and pair it...

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Vegan Crispy Lemon + Dill Potatoes with Chive Cream

Vegan Crispy Lemon + Dill Potatoes with Chive Cream

                            Lately I’ve been all about exploring potato concepts. For the longest time I honestly overlooked them, but you can play around with flavor profiles and make endless combinations.  One of my favorite herbs is dill. While you’ll find it more in seafood concepts, you can add it to countless dishes and it really creates more flavor dimension. I love to...

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Roasted Chimichurri Cauliflower

Roasted Chimichurri Cauliflower

                        If there is one sauce I instantly fell in love with, it’s Chimichurri! I first tried it back in 2006 while living in Miami and there is something about it that just clicked after the first bite. What is this? and more importantly, where can I get some more? lol    Never heard of Chimichurri sauce?   You’ll typically find this sauce in a...

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Vegan Beet and Carrot Fritters

Vegan Beet and Carrot Fritters

                                I don’t know about you, but I love all things beets and fritters! Beets pack nutrients, a natural sweetness, and of course a gorgeous hue. Fritters on the other hand are this magical concept that has never ending combinations to keep your tastebuds on their toes.    One of my first creations was a Jalapeno Zucchini...

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45 Vegan Cinco de Mayo Recipes

45 Vegan  Cinco de Mayo Recipes

                      If there is one cuisine I love, it’s Mexican style foods or anything with a little bit of heat!   I find that when you add one element of heat it enhances all of the flavors, almost like salt does. However, years ago, I ran from the sight of heat in any dish. This is proof that as you age your tastebuds evolve. In actuality they become less and less to by...

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Vegan Avocado Fries

Vegan Avocado Fries

                     Truth, I had made a baked version of this recipe over a year 1/2 ago and thought that I had struck gold.      After I finally got around to making the fried version.. I realized I was way, way, way off..      One thing that always made me less open to making vegan fried recipes is that the batter never sticks, but slides off and looks aesthetically terrible.      Until there was the...

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Vegan Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad

Vegan Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad

                          This week has been on the more exhausting side. There are many things going on behind the scenes of EDS coupled with mom life and it’s honestly been hard to keep up. However, I find that cooking is my saving grace. It soothes the soul and is truly cathartic. Lately I’ve been all about corn! For a long time I passed on various corn concepts,...

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10 Easy Vegan Potato Recipes

10 Easy Vegan Potato Recipes

                  Recipe  Roundup          When it comes to carbs, I’m all about the potatoes. I love them mashed, smashed, or baked! What’s even more fab about potatoes? You can easily mix up the flavor profiles to cater to your tastebuds or the season!   Bonus, potatoes are always in season, cheap and easy to throw together, they make the best side dish, and they can easily...

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Vegan Crispy Smashed Buffalo Potatoes

Vegan Crispy Smashed Buffalo Potatoes

                    Hello & Happy Wednesday!!               If there is one thing I love, it’s potatoes! I can easily enjoy a traditional baked potato or mashed potatoes, but playing around with flavors really makes them so much more impactful. Bonus, imparting more flavor with potatoes is so seamless!   When it comes to flavors I love the...

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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 Roasted Lemon Cauliflower

Easy Roasted Lemon Cauliflower

                  Hello & Happy Tuesday         With a new year comes new recipes, and this one has been my go to for years! So why wait so long to share it? It’s just so easy to the point I thought it would be a hard pass for many. However,  over the years of doing nutrition you come to realize it’s the easy concepts we crave. How to take an everyday veggie and...

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Butternut Squash Salad with vegan Citrus Maple Dressing

Butternut Squash Salad with vegan Citrus Maple Dressing

                          One thing I do just about every night Mon – Thur, is a big salad! While that may become redundant for many, that all depends how you approach making a salad. The biggest thing I tell my clients in nutrition counseling, is that you have to mix it up. If you make the same thing day in and day out, no matter what it is, your tastebuds are bound to get...

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Crispy Dijon Potatoes with Vegan Horseradish Cream

Crispy Dijon Potatoes with Vegan Horseradish Cream

    Hello & Happy Wednesday   If there is one dish I can’t get enough of, it’s potatoes! You can simply roast or mash them and you’re good to go. However, with just a few more steps you can create a memorable dish that only further enhances your main dish.    We’ve done a few different potato varieties in recent months and I was dreaming of the next concept. One of my absolute favorite flavor...

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Easy Vegan Tomato Basil Focaccia Bread

Easy Vegan Tomato Basil Focaccia Bread

                        Hello & Happy Monday!!         This past year I got into baking bread explored a wide variety. We did countless bagels, pretzels, and I was curious about the staple focaccia bread! You’ll see it served here and there at Italian spots, but that’s about it. Majority of the time I’ve also found that the bread isn’t...

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Crispy Potatoes with Vegan Basil Aioli

Crispy Potatoes with Vegan Basil Aioli

                            Hello & Happy Tuesday!!       If there is one thing I love, it’s a good side. I find that typically people focus on the main dish and forget the rest. However, I love exploring flavors and get bored with a main dish quick. That being said I love a good side whether it’s just myself or I’m entertaining. Being...

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Vegan Crispy Everything Bagel Potatoes with Scallion Cream

Vegan Crispy Everything Bagel Potatoes with Scallion Cream

                              Lately I’ve been on a mission to explore more potato recipes. For a long time I overlooked this category as plain jane potatoes are so good! So why get fancy? I’ll tell you why, because there are so many flavor options!!   The past year or so Everything Bagel seasoning exploded and you would see it on anything and...

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Vegan Texas Caviar

Vegan Texas Caviar

                                I know what you’re thinking, a bowl full of veggies, I just can’t get into it. Before you pass on this fab dish, I promise you, veggie enthusiasts or the furthest thing from it.. You’re going to love this recipe!! So just how good is this recipe?! Out of ver 500 concepts on EDS this is still one of my personal favorites...

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Vegan Cajun Cauliflower Rice

Vegan Cajun Cauliflower Rice

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!             If there is one veggie I’ve grown to know an love over the years, it’s cauliflower! You can simply roast it, make pizza crust, soups, throw it in smoothies, and of course, make a fab rice with it!  For many (including my husband), you have to pack on the flavor when it comes to cauliflower rice...

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Vegan Pretzel Wrapped Hot Dogs

Vegan Pretzel Wrapped Hot Dogs

                            The past week has been on the busier side, which has left less time to develop recipes for Eat Drink Shrink. However, this was the perfect opportunity to revisit a recipe I explored back in 2014,    Vegan Pretzel Wrapped Hot Dogs!   When it comes to the 4th of July it’s all about grilling and indulgent eats. Rather than feeling left...

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Vegan Sweet Potato Biscuits

Vegan Sweet Potato Biscuits

                      Hello & Happy Monday!!             As a true Southerner, I’m obsessed with a good biscuit! To date we’ve product an array of varieties from Jalapeño Cheddar to Blueberry and more. There is something about a fresh hot biscuit that just completes a weekend brunch. (view all biscuit recipes here) Biscuits are one of my...

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Vegan Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Vegan Mexican Cauliflower Rice

                            I’ve been recreating all my favorite EDS recipes and tweaking them to perfection! One of my all time favorites, is this Mexican Cauliflower Rice!! In recent years cauliflower has truly taken over. You can use it for anything from soups to mashed potatoes, pizza crusts, and more. One of my favorite approaches to cauliflower, is rice!!   I...

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Vegan Jalapeno Cheddar Pretzels

Vegan Jalapeno Cheddar Pretzels

                    Hello & Happy Friday!!               I don’t know about you, but when I find a recipe that works, I’m off to the races to explore endless flavor combinations. Needless to say, when I found a staple pretzel recipe that worked, I made 5 different recipes all in one day lol. (many pretzels to come!).   Over the last 5+...

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Vegan Spinach Pesto Soup

Vegan Spinach Pesto Soup

                            Hello & Happy Tuesday!!               Since the world is a lil chaotic right now. There are so many unknowns for what is to come in the next few months, so I find comfort in be productive with my time and packing on plants. It can be so easy to reach for ready made options, but this is a great time to actually...

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Vegan Rosemary and Balsamic Glazed Roasted Beet Salad

Vegan Rosemary and Balsamic Glazed Roasted Beet Salad

                      Hello & Happy Thursday!!           If there is one veggie I love, it’s beets! However, long before my veggie days, like most kids, I wasn’t fond of beets. Whether it be the color, texture, flavor or C all of the above, I wasn’t a fan. Fast forward to today, I love their mellow flavor! I like to throw them in salads, eat...

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Vegan Everything Bagel Biscuits with Scallion Cream Cheese

Vegan Everything Bagel Biscuits with Scallion Cream Cheese

                              There’s one thing I love on the  send weekend it’s homemade pancakes or biscuits! As a true Southerner, biscuits are a staple no matter what the season. While the standard biscuit is amazing, I love to have fun with flavors and take a modern approach. To date I have produce everything from Parmesan Rosemary with truffle honey to Jalapeño...

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Vegan Turmeric Flatbread

Vegan Turmeric Flatbread

                        Hello & Happy Wednesday!!               I’ve been falling in love with quick and easy concepts, and one of my personal favorites, is quick breads! Your typical bread recipes feature yeast, kneading, proofing and the list goes on. Flatbreads are different in that they feature minimal ingredients, can be just thrown...

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45 Vegan Fourth of July Recipes

45 Vegan Fourth of July Recipes

                          Hello & Happy Tuesday!!               For many of us, the Fourth of July is an excuse to travel, attend a party, but leave the cooking to someone else. Since I cook full time and it’s just a party of two for right now (4 more weeks!), we are not cooking this year!.   For those that are, I’ve compiled...

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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 Creamy Dill Potato Salad

Vegan Creamy Dill Potato Salad

                          Hello & Happy Wednesday!!             If there is one food I love, it’s potatoes! While potatoes get a bad wrap, they actually contain more potassium than a banana and it’s all about portions. During my first trimester I experienced nausea every day and struggled to eat. Potatoes were definitely my go to as...

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