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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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 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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Toast with Pickled Strawberries, Thyme and Lemon

Toast with Pickled Strawberries, Thyme and Lemon

                  Lately I’ve been all about creating effortless toasts! While I love your basic avocado toast, it’s fun to mix it up, and even more fun to mitigate waste by salvaging produce on the way out If there is one thing that goes bad so fast, it’s berries. Rather than freezing them, dehydrating them, I actually love to pickle them. Everyone pickles red onion, but I promise, berries are a...

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Easy Chocolate Banana Fruit Leather

Easy Chocolate Banana Fruit Leather

              Let’s talk bananas!   As we speak you probably have banana that are not their way out lingering in your kitchen. Rather than whip up a banana bread, you can actually skip all that and make homemade fruit leather with just 2 ingredients and it takes minute to throw together.    No added sugar, no dehydrator needed, all you need is bananas and cocoa powder!   I’ll be...

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Vegan Sheet Pan Nachos with homemade cheese

Vegan Sheet Pan Nachos with homemade cheese

                          If there is one concept I thought you could never replicate in vegan cuisine, it’s nacho cheese! The flavor, the texture, the color, seemed impossible. However, with some staple ingredients, just a little cashews, some carrots for color and some potato for texture..    You truly can make a fab nacho cheese!!   Even with cooking full time,...

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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 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 Pretzel Bagels

Vegan Pretzel Bagels

                      Lately I’ve been all about bread making. Whether it’s something I find relaxing, satisfying, or simply more cost effective, I just have so much fun with it! Even if the bread fails, which is a rare case the more and more I do it, I still love it.   Bread making is one of those things you either do all the time, or rarely. Prior to social distancing,...

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Vegan Grilled Lemon Artichoke Dip

Vegan Grilled Lemon Artichoke Dip

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!!         Lately I’ve been craving effortless dips. I find that we typically reach for store bought ready made options when they are so easy just to whip up ourselves. bonus, it’s also way more cost effective to go the homemade route and you can skip all the preservatives, additives and make them more...

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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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Easy Vegan Ranch Crackers

Easy Vegan Ranch Crackers

                  Let’s talk easy snacks!    When it comes to crackers, it’s easier just to pick some up. Today you can find countless varieties, but some can be a lil on the underwhelming side. The great thing about crackers, is that you can use any simple saltine as your base, and pack on the flavor with accessible dip packets. You can find a myriad of vegan options from major...

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EASY 5 INGREDIENT OLIVE TAPENADE

EASY 5 INGREDIENT OLIVE TAPENADE

                When it comes to entertaining or dining out, I get bored with main dishes and enjoy the appetizers more. I find that the appetizers are more flavorful, more creative, and I just love to explore flavors. My favorite apps are the easiest ones! lol   Believe it or not, you can make a fab appetizer with just a handful of ingredients in minutes! One of my main go to’s is olive...

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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 Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Dip

Vegan Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Dip

                            Since social distancing has started, I’ve been revisiting various recipe categories to further develop via Eat Drink Shrink. One that’s imperative right now, is snacks! Whether you still have an array of snack options at your store or not, this recipe is just another reminder that it’s so easy to whip up a fab veggie packed dip in...

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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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Air Fryer Everything Bagel Chips with Scallion Cream Cheese

Air Fryer Everything Bagel Chips with Scallion Cream Cheese

                      If there is one thing we can call agree on, it’s that bread is everything lol.      Lately I’ve been exploring more ways to love our air fryer. One concept I had to try, was these air fryer bagel chips! If you lived thru the late 90’s, aka the boom of the bagel chips before Stacy’s Pita Chips came about, then you know how good these...

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Vegan Ultra Green Goddess Dip

Vegan Ultra Green Goddess Dip

                          The temperatures are rising, so I’m instantly craving lighter and brighter foods. Believe it or not, I wasn’t familiar with what a Crudite was until about 2017. A vegetable platter, sure, but I had never heard that term thrown around and I just loved it. If you’ve never heard of them until now, don’t stress! They prove that if you...

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Pickled Blueberry Toast with Basil and Lemon

Pickled Blueberry Toast with Basil and Lemon

                Lately I’ve been all about creating effortless toasts. While I love your basic avocado toast, it’s fun to mix it up, and even more fun to mitigate waste! If there is one thing that goes bad so fast, it’s berries. Rather than freezing them, dehydrating them, I love to pickle them. Everyone pickles red onion, but I promise, berries are a million times better. That being...

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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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Vegan Pretzel Bites with Nacho Cheese

Vegan Pretzel Bites with Nacho Cheese

                              Since social distancing started I’ve been dreaming of all things bread lol. I rarely do breads, but there is something so special about making your own and like everything else homemade, it tastes so much better! I’m not sure if it’s the aesthetic appeal or the slight metallic taste from the baking soda, but I’m all about...

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Vegan Salted “Hot Honey” Nuts with Brown Butter

Vegan Salted “Hot Honey” Nuts with Brown Butter

                      If there is one concept I love, it’s roasted nuts around the holidays lol. For some reason, it’s become a holiday concept even though I could have them year round. They are great on anything and everything from soups to salads, dips and more. There are countless varieties, you can  mix up the herbs and spices, and if you’re like me..    You...

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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 Jalapeno Zucchini Fritters

Vegan Jalapeno Zucchini Fritters

                          After creating upwards of 300 recipes, there are a few that are just permanent staples in my cooking routine..   These vegan Jalapeño Zucchini Fritter are one of them!   If you had asked me years ago what I fritter was, I probably couldn’t tell you lol. The only fritter I had  was at a vegan donut shop, and that’s probably because...

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Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

                          As we’re getting deeper into November, it occurred to me that we had yet to feature a staple pumpkin muffin! I don’t know about you, but I love all things pumpkin, especially a muffin! I’ve found that to perfect a vegan pumpkin muffin it’s all about balancing the moisture. Too much and it won’t cook all the way through, too...

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Vegan Everything Bagel Soft Baked Pretzels

Vegan Everything Bagel Soft Baked Pretzels

                                I don’t typically feature new recipes on Sundays, but it’s a holiday weekend and we’re all safe at home and hopefully exploring new recipes! Lately I’ve been obsessed with breads. Even as a seasoned foodie I dreaded working with yeast as it’s just so unpredictable. You could have the perfect recipe, but...

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1 Bowl Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 Bowl Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

                        Lately I’ve been craving all things oats. One of my personal favorites, is a classic oatmeal cookie. If you ever find me browsing a bakery, I have my eyes on this nostalgic cookie. There is something about it that’s like taking a trip down memory lane. I have a fab recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, but wanted to explore a chocolate chip variety and...

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Vegan Air Fryer Buffalo Tofu Nuggets

Vegan Air Fryer Buffalo Tofu Nuggets

  I was asked to participate in the: #SoyDelishRecipeContest campaign, sponsored by Soy Connection and the United Soybean Board. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.                   Let’s talk soy!      I’ve been consuming soy products since circa 2002! Since the soy industry has exploded and you can find a never ending array of soy options at the...

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Air Fryer Buffalo Pasta Chips

Air Fryer Buffalo Pasta Chips

                          If you haven’t heard the news, pasta chips are a thing! I know what you’re thinking, I’ll take my pasta the traditional way, hard pass lol. I’m the same when it comes to food trends such as these. My train of thought is that, if it’s so good.. why has it only been discovered until now? Believe it or not, fried pasta has always...

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Gluten Free Vegan Monster Cookies

Gluten Free Vegan Monster Cookies

                        Lately we’ve been developing our cookie category via EDS. There are only so many chocolate chip cookies you can do, but one that resonates with just about everyone, are these nostalgic Monster cookies! I’m not quite sure as to why they were named that, perhaps from Cookie Monster on Sesame Street, but at any rate..    The final result is just so...

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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 Air Fryer Taco Pasta Chips

Vegan Air Fryer Taco Pasta Chips

                  Hello & Happy Thursday!!             Truth, I still have yet to join Tik Tok as I just can’t fathom taking on another social media platform. However, there have been a few food trends that caught my eye and today, we decided to test one!  While the oven baked pasta with feta looks good, this new pasta chip concept called to me. Chips are...

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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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Vegan Strawberry PB&J Granola with Quinoa

Vegan Strawberry PB&J Granola with Quinoa

                          If there is one area I lack in recipes, it’s breakfast concepts! I typically always reach for the basic girls avocado toast as it’s just my preference. However, there are those days when I just crave something else! While pancakes and muffins are fun, I was intrigued by creating an effortless cereal!   and the vegan Strawberry  PB&J  ...

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4 Ingredient Vegan Salted Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

4 Ingredient Vegan Salted Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

                          Hello & Happy Wednesday!! This week we’re celebrating Ronin’s first birthday! That being said I’ve been in the kitchen a little less and exploring nostalgic eats because birthdays are like being a kid all over again. One of my favorite things to do every so often is take nostalgic recipes and put a modern health spin on them!  ...

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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 Roasted Poblano Dip

Vegan Roasted Poblano Dip

                             I don’t know about you, but when it comes to the weekends, I’m always craving a good dip! That being said, since we’re all reaching for effortless eats, we featured this exclusive recipe last night via Instagram. Lately I’ve been obsessed with all thing poblanos. I had worked with them back in 2015, and just was instantly...

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Classic Pico de Gallo

Classic Pico de Gallo

                      Since the Fourth of July is coming in days, I wanted to whip up some quick and easy concepts from desserts to snacks and more. When thinking of the next recipe it occurred to me that I’ve never done a staple Pico de Gallo! This iconic dish is typically seen at countless restaurants and sadly overlooked. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I heard...

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Vegan Waffle Fry Nachos w/Cashew Cheese

Vegan Waffle Fry Nachos w/Cashew Cheese

                                On the weekends I love fun indulgent eats and nachos are one of my favorites! This concept gets a bad reputation for being just nutritionally deficient, but that’s completely false.  I personally love nachos as they can be simultaneously veggie packed, filling and I make a fab cashew cheese! Another bonus with nachos is that...

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Vegan Roasted Poblano Queso

Vegan Roasted Poblano Queso

                  When it comes to dips, I’m all about some queso! Growing up we always would get white queso at various restaurants and it just became such a nostalgic dish. Fast forward to today, there are no vegan queso options and I was excited to explore one. This dish came out so good, I knew we could revisit it and put a fun spin on the flavors.    In the past few years I’ve...

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Vegan Copycat Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls

Vegan Copycat Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls

                          We’ve been going down the list creating effortless vegan 4th of July concepts. As I sat and brainstormed about what the next recipe should be, I thought about my bucket list and my mind immediately went to.. Avocado Egg Rolls! While I like to keep fried concepts to a minimum on EDS, there are a few staples you just have experience and one of them is...

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Vegan White Queso

Vegan White Queso

        If there is one concept I always loved back home at the mexican spot everyone went to, it was White Queso!! While it’s been years since I’ve had white queso, the flavor is just something I still long for. That being said, after making a vegan nacho cheese, which I’m still obsessed with, I had a feeling you could recreate a fab vegan white queso with the same approach, and I was absolutely right!...

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Easy Mango Salsa

Easy Mango Salsa

                          This week feels as though it has just flown by! We moved and as you would imagine everything is everywhere and we found ourselves eating frozen dinner that we’ve had for months and drinking out of kids cups lol. (true story)   Needless to say, we’ve been cleaning out our fridge this past week and I had a few mangos lingering around. This...

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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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