Vegan Oven Baked Churros with Chocolate Ganache and Caramel

Vegan Oven Baked Churros with Chocolate Ganache and Caramel

                            I may have forgotten in the midst of social distancing, but today is Cinco De Mayo!! In the wake of my favorite holiday, I decided to whip up one of the most coveted recipes on eds, the vegan oven baked Churros! While churros are typically fried, you can make a fab churro just by baking. If you’re not familiar with churros, don’t be...

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Vegan Levain Style Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Levain Style Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

                  Hello  & Happy Wednesday!!             Let’s talk cookies!   If there is one style of cookie I’m currently obsessed with, it’s the Levain style cookies! Levain is a widely loved NYC bakeshop that features all the baked staples. It’s so good you’ll see it on tv left and right and everyone raves about this shop. So how did their...

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Vegan Funnel Cake

Vegan Funnel Cake

                                Since the start of 2020 I’ve been making my way through my food bucket list and with the 4th of July weekend, I knew there was a concept I had pushing off, vegan Funnel Cake!   Whether it’s because its a dessert, it’s fried, indulgent, or far from anything I eat on a regular basis, I thought perhaps it...

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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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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 Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls

Vegan Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls

                      There are a handful of dishes that you just can’t forget. One of them, is the Avocado Egg Rolls from the Cheesecake Factory. I rarely do fried foods, but there is something about this iconic dish that just keeps you coming back. Whether it’s the flavors or the sauce, the combination is just pure magic.      The great thing about this dish, is that...

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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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Vegan Margarita Cupcakes

Vegan Margarita Cupcakes

                          A new year is coming, and it’s all about going out with fun recipes! While I don’t drink anything but the occasional wine, I love a good Margarita Cupcake!   Back in 2014 in our tiny NYC apartment, this was one of the first recipes I produced. Now that I think about it, it was probably the first cupcake I ever did period lol. Fast forward...

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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 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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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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4 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Pecan Fudge

4 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Pecan Fudge

           Hello & Happy Saturday!!         As a southern native, fudge was always a thing. They sold it at bakeries, people brought it to gatherings etc. However, I hate to say it, but today fudge just isn’t something you much about anymore lol. Perhaps because as a whole we’re gravitating towards healthier dessert options, but at any rate I was wondering…    Can you make...

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Vegan Dark Chocolate Pecan Toffee Matzo

Vegan Dark Chocolate Pecan Toffee Matzo

                                If you know me, I’m all about the easy, and this recipe fits the bill! I had seen this concept over the past few years and had been meaning to explore a vegan option. Since you never see that variation, I was curious as to whether it would work or not. Fast forward to today, I STILL didn’t see a vegan version and that was...

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Levain Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip M+M Cookies

Levain Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip M+M Cookies

                        Let’s talk Levain cookies!    If you’re not familiar with Levain, it’s a widely loved bakery located in NYC. Today they have multiple locations, but the one in the NYC is iconic for this staple chocolate chip cookie. So what makes this cookie style stand out above the rest? So. Much.    To date I’ve tried endless cookies vegan...

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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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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 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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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 Levain Style Snickers Cookies

Vegan Levain Style Snickers Cookies

                    Hello & Happy Tuesday!!               Let’s talk cookies!   If there is one style of cookie I’m currently obsessed with, it’s the Levain style cookies! Levain is a widely loved NYC bakeshop that features all the baked staples. It’s so good you’ll see it on tv left and right and everyone raves about this shop. So how did their cookie...

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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 Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

                      Lately I’ve been going thru the pantry and trying to use all my lingering food items. One thing I always have on hand, is a can of chickpeas! Whether you’re throwing them in a sandwich, making hummus, or using the brine to make aquafaba, there is always a use for them! Honestly, one of the last things I thought I could ever do with them, ..was a cookie...

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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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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 Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats

Vegan Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats

                                  I don’t know about you, but I love food trends. They keep you on your toes with exploring new ways to love food and sometimes they are so good, they stick around! One of the more recent trends in the last few years has been brown butter. I’ve seen it honestly in anything and everything and while intrigued, I...

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Vegan Black and White Cookies

Vegan Black and White Cookies

                              There are some concepts that just become engrained in your memory. While black and white cookies weren’t ever a “thing” down south and more concentrated up north where they were created, everything about this cookie was just so unique to me.   Originally this cookie had a chocolate based, then evolved to be vanilla,...

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Vegan Crispy Tofu Sandwich with Chipotle Aioli

Vegan Crispy Tofu Sandwich with Chipotle Aioli

                  Hello & Happy Friday!         If there is one thing I crave on the weekends, it’s a fun vegan sandwich! I typically love to make everything from scratch, but there are so many good options today that it’s hard to desire a homemade option. I solidly believe though, with just about all foods, homemade is always better!   When it comes to tofu,...

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Vegan Crispy Korean Bbq Tofu Sandwiches

Vegan Crispy Korean Bbq Tofu Sandwiches

                    Hello & Happy Monday!!           If there is one thing I crave, it’s a fun vegan sandwich! The majority of my days are filled with green juice, salads and fruit. However, I love to mix it up and make a faux meat concept from scratch. While I know there are so many good ready made options, this crispy tofu sandwich is so cheap and easy to throw...

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Vegan Lobster Rolls

Vegan Lobster Rolls

                            Spring weather is coming, and I’m making an objective to revisit some of my favorite recipes to update images and add tutorials! I personally love video tutorials versus images as they make recipes so much more approachable, thus it gets people in the kitchen! As a clinical nutritionist I can sit and delegate what you should or...

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Vegan Soft Baked Frosted Sugar Cookies

Vegan Soft Baked Frosted Sugar Cookies

                      Hello & Happy Sunday!!         I’ll be honest, there are some things that never get old. One of them, is the iconic pedestrian sprinkle cookies are one of them lol. Since 2014 I’ve made a few recipes with this concept from various black and white cookies and the traditional version and there is something that just draws me in every...

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60 Vegan Super Bowl Sunday Recipes

60 Vegan Super Bowl Sunday Recipes

                      Recipe Roundup        With Super Bowl Sunday tomorrow I thought I would do a quick round up of some of my favorite game day eats! From fresh new concepts to some of my first staples, here is 60 of the best of the best from salads to snacks, dips and desserts!!   Not finding something you’re looking for?! Let me know in the comments!!    ...

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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 Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Cookies

                              Hello  & Happy Tuesday             Lately I’ve been whipping up recipes that contain minimal ingredients, steps, and knew I had to revisit this recipe from a year or so ago, because it’s just that good! When it comes to cookies, you typically need flour, baking soda and the list goes on. However,...

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Vegan Oreo Brownies

Vegan Oreo Brownies

                        If there is one thing I love, it’s a good brownie! I’ve dabbled in brownie recipes over the years, but never real produced a staple brownie concept until recently. They were always sweet potato or something far from the traditional version. So Last week I was in the kitchen testing a few different recipes. Believe it or not, eggs play an integral role in...

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Crispy Air Fried Buffalo Tofu Tacos

Crispy Air Fried Buffalo Tofu Tacos

                    Hello & Happy Tuesday!       If there is one thing we can agree on, Taco Tuesday is a must! Also, we need more advocates for a Taco Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lol. All jokes aside, we’ve been making our way through many of the taco staples and I just knew.. we had to do some fab Buffalo Tofu Tacos!   I know what you’re...

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Vegan Double Chocolate Levain Style Cookies

Vegan Double Chocolate Levain Style Cookies

                Hello & Happy Thursday!!             Let’s. Talk. Cookies.    I’ve tried and baked a myriad of vegan cookies and while I love the majority, nothing compares to these Levain style cookies! Some of you may be asking, what the heck is Levain cookie and why do I care?   Let me tell you!   Levain Bakery is a widely loved NYC bakeshop that...

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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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1 Bowl Vegan Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

1 Bowl Vegan Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

                          Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             Christmas is just around the corner, so we’re rolling out all the holiday concepts at full speed. One of my favorite concepts during this time, is cookies!  While I love the seasonal staples, I also love to put a modern spin on them to keep things interesting. When thinking of the...

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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 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 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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