Vegan Brown Butter Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

Vegan Brown Butter Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

                    I don’t know about you, but I’ve evolved to love food trends. They keep you on your toes with exploring new ways to love food and sometimes they are just 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 didn’t feel as though you could capture it...

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VEGAN 1HR NO KNEAD CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

VEGAN 1HR NO KNEAD CINNAMON RAISIN 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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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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10 Minute Vegan Pistachio Pudding

10 Minute Vegan Pistachio Pudding

                    Hello & Happy Tuesday!!         If there is one thing I’m all about when it comes to food, it’s texture! While some can gravitate away from the mushy types, I love it. I love it so much, there have been many periods in my life where I was honestly pudding obsessed lol. Needless to say, I’ve tried all the vegan puddings on the market and even whipped up...

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Vegan Sugar Free Salted Tahini Chocolate Pudding

Vegan Sugar Free Salted Tahini Chocolate Pudding

                      Hello + Happy Saturday!!               If there is one thing I’m forever enamored with, it’s puddings. Some people loathe the texture, I always love a fun texture and grew up on the pedestrian boxed puddings. Today, we make everything from scratch and before you get overwhelmed, I promise..    Making homemade pudding...

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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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Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes

                          Hello + Happy Friday!!         While we’ll be celebrating indoors, Easter is still coming! Out of all the cake flavors, Carrot Cake has always been one of my personal favorites. Being a November baby, it was still the one I always picked.    I gravitate towards all things vanilla and cinnamon more so than any flavor profile,...

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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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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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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 Shaved Brussels Caesar Salad with Garlic Breadcrumbs

Vegan Shaved Brussels Caesar Salad with Garlic Breadcrumbs

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!!       If there is one thing we do during the week regardless of the season, it’s salad! It’s quick and easy and there are no rules as to what you can throw in. The struggle I see with clients is that they tend to get board. Same flavors, same dressing etc. By taking a few extra steps you can take an everyday...

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Vegan Creamy Roasted Brussels Sprout Soup

Vegan Creamy Roasted Brussels Sprout Soup

                        If there is one recipe I’m excited about this year, it’s this vegan Creamy Roasted Brussels Sprout Soup! Believe it or not, there were next to no recipes for this concept online and I was shocked. Just about every gravitates towards the flavor of brussel sprouts, so why no soup?!   Well wait no longer, you can now whip brussels sprouts up into a...

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Vegan Eggplant Cauliflower Meatballs

Vegan Eggplant Cauliflower Meatballs

                              If there is one concept I’m trying to eat more of, it’s pasta! I’ve never been a pasta person, but it actually serves as the perfect medium to pack on the veggies. Today there are also healthier alternatives to standard pasta with the base being lentils or chickpeas etc.  I love to make everything from scratch and skip the...

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Vegan Butternut Squash Burger with Kale Apple Slaw

Vegan Butternut Squash Burger with Kale Apple Slaw

                            Hello & Happy Monday!               We’re all typically maxed out on holiday staples like butternut squash, but there is honestly so much you can do with it besides just roasting it. You can make soups, sauces, pizza crusts, pasta, and even burgers! When it comes to veggies burgers, as a seasoned plant...

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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 Lobster Bisque

Vegan Lobster Bisque

                              Today is an amazing day, because we’re just a lil over a week into the new year and I’ve already crushed so many bucket list recipes I’ve been meaning to get to. One of them, was this staple vegan Lobster Bisque!   While many things can be replicated to be vegan, there are some things that are just a struggle. Seafood...

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Vegan Levain Style Salted Caramel Turtle Cookies

Vegan Levain Style Salted Caramel Turtle 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...

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Creamy Vegan Roasted Garlic and Rosemary White Bean Soup

Creamy Vegan Roasted Garlic and Rosemary White Bean Soup

                      If you know me, you know I’m all about the soups! There is something about a good soup that’s comforting and bonus, they are SO EASY and can be packed with veggie goodness. If you think all soups have to be filled with heavy cream and chicken stock, you’re greatly mistaken…    You can make a fab soup, with just a handful of plant based...

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Vegan Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits

Vegan Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits

                              Believe it or not, there once was a time that I hated things with spice. However, it’s a fact that the more you age your tastebuds die out and your palate shifts. Today, I love all things with a lil bit of heat. In many ways, it’s like adding salt or pepper to a dish, it only enhances the flavor.    If you can get the...

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Vegan White Chocolate Pudding

Vegan White Chocolate Pudding

                            If there is one thing I’m all about when it comes to food, it’s texture! While some can gravitate away from the mushy types, I love it. I love it so much, there have been many periods in my life where I was pudding obsessed lol. Needless to say, I’ve tried all the vegan puddings on the market and even whipped up a few. Something I noticed with...

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Vegan Pumpkin Cobbler

Vegan Pumpkin Cobbler

                      Hello & Happy Tuesday!             Being that it’s already December, I honestly thought I was over all things pumpkin lol. Believe it or not, for some reason this recipe has been ranking higher and higher on EDS out of hundreds of recipes. Since this recipe dates back to 2016, I just knew..    We had to remake this staple...

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Vegan Cookies + Cream White Hot Chocolate

Vegan Cookies + Cream White Hot Chocolate

                        Hello & Happy Wednesday!!       One concept that many food blogs are lacking in is drinks! (EDS included) That being said, I was on the hunt to expand our selection and just knew being in the thick of the holiday season..    We had to do some hot chocolate recipes!   Believe it or not I grew up on the powdered hot chocolates we all...

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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 Roasted Curried Carrot Soup

Vegan Roasted Curried Carrot Soup

                                    Super Bowl Sunday is over, so bring on the usual routine! While I’m craving warmer temps, I truly love soup season! Soups are one of the easiest concepts to throw together, you can make them as nutrient packed as you like, and you can stretch your veggies a long way!!   One veggie that’s always on my...

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1 Bowl Vegan Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

1 Bowl Vegan Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

                            Thanksgiving is next week, so I’m already craving all the Christmas concepts! One of my personal favorites, is gingerbread cake! There is something that is just captivating about the flavor. It’s rich, flavorful, and just screams Christmas to me. I’ll be honest, it’s not something I crave all year round. However, for the...

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Vegan Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bark

Vegan Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bark

                                  Christmas is almost here, so I’ve been on the move to create a few last minute holiday concepts that pack flavor and are hassle free! One of  my favorite concepts is what they refer to as “Christmas Crack” lol. The name alone is a lil off-putting, but I promise you the name suits the recipe. The concept is so...

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1 Bowl Vegan Dark Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan Dark Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookies

                          There are many things going on behind the scenes at EDS the last few weeks. With a birthday happening tomorrow, we’re celebrating with these staple 1 bowl vegan Dark Chocolate Cranberry and Walnut Cookies!!   There are some cookie varieties that use capture the essence of fall/winter, and for me, these are it. They are sweet yet savory, crunchy...

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5 Ingredient Vegan GF Blossom Cookies

5 Ingredient Vegan GF Blossom Cookies

                    Hello & Happy Monday!!       Today is officially December 1st! That means it’s all about the holiday recipes! What I love most about Christmas concepts, is that there is more room fro creativity. You’ll find the most random combinations for everything from cookies to salads and more, and in many ways, its like anything goes! Growing up my...

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Vegan Levain Style Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Levain Style Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

                  Hello & Happy Wednesday!!             Let’s talk cookies!   If there is one style of cookie I’m forever 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, they’ve expanded to offer multiple locations, and everyone just...

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Vegan Crustless Pumpkin Pie (Gluten Free and Keto Friendly)

Vegan Crustless Pumpkin Pie (Gluten Free and Keto Friendly)

                                  If there are any fall staples, Pumpkin Pie is one of them!! Additionally, if there is one pie you can easily make vegan, it’s also.. Pumpkin Pie!! Since this concept has always been my go to and many of us are searching for flourless and ketone options, I knew I should create a crustless option to feature via EDS!  ...

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Vegan Baked Apples with Salted Brown Butter Caramel

Vegan Baked Apples with Salted Brown Butter Caramel

                Hello & Happy Wednesday!       Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and we’re featuring one of the easiest dessert recipes known to man lol. Back in circa 2013 while at NYU was the first time I ever explored baked apples! I was invited to observe a vegan cooking workshop at ICE culinary institute and I still remember these baked apples. I know what you’re thinking, yawn...

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Vegan Levain Style Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Levain Style Pumpkin Chocolate Chip 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...

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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 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 Pumpkin Biscuits with Maple Butter

Vegan Pumpkin Biscuits with Maple Butter

                          If there is one flavor I’ve always gravitated towards, it’s pumpkin. Long before the dawn of the Starbucks pumpkin spice, it was my favorite flavor. However, as a child it wasn’t as popular as it is today. Seasonally companies would feature a pumpkin flavor, but the options were not have as vast as they are today.    With the fall...

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1 Bowl Vegan Chewy Molasses Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan Chewy Molasses Cookies

                                They say some of the best recipes are made on a whim, and that holds true when it comes to these new 1 bowl vegan Molasses Cookies! I thought about doing a recipe for them a midst all the Christmas concepts, but as a mom, time flies and I wasn’t sure if there was enough time to squeeze them in.    Then yesterday someone...

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Vegan Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin Bread

Vegan Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin Bread

        Hello & Happy Monday!!       I know what you’re thinking, another pumpkin bread recipe? However, as someone who is obsessed with pumpkin long before it exploded, I love a good pumpkin bread and luckily I’ve tried tons!   One of the first companies to carry a good pumpkin bread was actually Starbucks. Yes it’s processed, pre-package, not fresh, packed with the lord knows what, but it was...

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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 Cinnamon Apple Biscuits

Vegan Cinnamon Apple Biscuits

                  When it comes to fall, it’s all about the pumpkin and apples! Recently we went to our local apple farm for the first time and stocked up! With endless apples I was dreaming of the next weekend apple concept. Believe it or not, there was little to no recipes for apple biscuits. Perhaps because you’re adding a moisture to the biscuits and it’s risky or because people...

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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 Levain Style Brown Butter Cinnamon Apple Snickerdoodle’s

Vegan Levain Style Brown Butter Cinnamon Apple Snickerdoodle’s

                      If there is one thing I’ll forever be hooked on, it’s these new Levain style cookies!    I’ve tried and baked a myriad of vegan cookies and while I love the majority, nothing compares to this Levain style cookie. 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...

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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 Caramel Apple Cobbler

Vegan Caramel Apple Cobbler

                                If there is one dessert that everyone loves down south, …it’s apple cobbler. I personally like the concept of  cobbler as there are tons of variations and I love to see everyone’s take on it. One of the best flavor combinations is your staple apple flavor, but I wanted to put a modern spin on it..    and the vegan Caramel Apple...

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