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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1 Bowl No Bake Vegan Salted Tahini Chocolate Pie

1 Bowl No Bake Vegan Salted Tahini Chocolate Pie

          Let’s talk tahini!    If there is one food trend I was hesitant about, it’s chocolate and tahini. However, for some reason they just compliment each other so much. The match is perfection. Looking back I honestly have regret, because this whole time I could have been enjoying it and sharing it with you lol.    One of my personal favorite desserts, is pie! Believe it or not though,...

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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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3 Ingredient Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

3 Ingredient Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

      Hello + Happy Wednesday!!         Today is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! If you need an excuse to celebrate, these cookies are it! Years ago I realized that out of hundreds of recipes on EDS, I didn’t have a staple vegan peanut butter cookie recipe! I love to get creative with recipes so I typically gravitate away from the traditional concepts/flavor. The being said, I’m taking a...

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Pink Vegan Spring Rolls

Pink Vegan Spring Rolls

                          Hello & Happy Monday!!               Valentine’s Day is coming! Cue all the fun pink foods! While this holiday is ubiquitous for heart candy and baked goods, you can absolutely capture the essence of this holiday with some veggie packed dishes.    My personal favorite?  These  Pink  Spring  Rolls!  ...

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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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30 Minute Vegan Pansy Shortbread

30 Minute Vegan Pansy Shortbread

            My favorite thing to do with cooking, is create a bucket list! There are so many recipes I come across that fall into this category and I try my best to work my way thru them. However, sometime recipes escape me.. like these vegan Pansy Shortbread Cookies!!   Around 2014 edible flowers started making their way into recipes for everything from salads to desserts. They add aesthetic appeal to just...

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Vegan Pink Glass Noodles with Garlic Sauce

Vegan Pink Glass Noodles with Garlic Sauce

                      Hello Pink Noodles!   I don’t know about you, but I love adding color to dishes. You can add color by simply adding vibrant produce to a recipe or one of personal favorites, dying noodles! Long ago nobody used natural dyes, but they’ve become more accessible and it’s so easy to just use  produce. Pink is actually one color you can easily achieve...

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2 INGREDIENT VEGAN HOT DATE SYRUP

2 INGREDIENT VEGAN HOT DATE SYRUP

                  Let’s talk food trends!    I typically shy away from them as they are all just about buzz and never pan out to be as good as they’re hyped up to be. However, there are a few that truly make the cut.  One of them, is hot honey!    To be honest I believe pepper jelly, which is said to have been around since the beginning of time is very similar. However, there is...

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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 Cream of Asparagus Soup

Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup

                      If you know me, you know I’m all about the soups for countless reasons. They pack nutrient, flavor, you can mimic heavy cream with cashews, and it’s a great way to salvage veggies that are about to kick the bucket. I try to gravitate away from any waste, so soups are my go to. This asparagus soup is one that I did last year and I couldn’t wait to...

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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 Spinach Artichoke Pasta

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Pasta

          Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           One thing I love with recipe development, is remakes! It’s a great way to revisit staples to make sure they really deliver in all areas and also put a fresh spin on them. One of my favorite dishes that I did back in 2018, was this Spinach Artichoke Pasta! At the time there was little to no recipes for it. I questioned, is this something...

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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 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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Avocado Pesto Pasta

Avocado Pesto Pasta

                      Whether I like to admit it, I was never a huge pasta person as I always viewed it as just empty calories and it typically left me feeling bloated. Today though, I have a great appreciation for all things pasta as it’s actually the best medium to pack on the veggies. This recipe is living proof of that!    Fun Fact: This dish was actually one of the first...

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1 Bowl Vegan Strawberry Sheet Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Strawberry Sheet Cake

                    Hello & Happy Friday!!         If there is one concept I love, it’s one bowl anything. When it comes to cooking, I gravitate towards the seamless and those that require less steps and absolutely less dishes. Years ago I would shy away from cake as it was always too tedious to me and icing just isn’t my talent.    However, you can make...

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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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Kale Caesar Salad with Garlic Bread Crumbs

Kale Caesar Salad with Garlic Bread Crumbs

                                  I don’t know about you, but I’ve been enamored with caesar salads since a child. I loved all the flavors and various components. However, down the road we all realized that caesar dressing is mayonnaise based and romaine lettuce doesn’t pack much nutrients and the kale caesar exploded.    A Kale Caesar...

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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 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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Vegan Pink Beet Pancakes

Vegan Pink Beet Pancakes

                        Hello & Happy Saturday!           I know we are all cooped up inside, so it’s the perfect time to get in the kitchen and explore new recipes. One of my favorite weekend concepts is your standard pancake! Instead of keeping them plain Jane though, I love to mix it up and feature modern flavors.    Since spring has...

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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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3 Ingredient Sugar Free Vegan Dark Chocolate Raspberry Avocado Truffles

3 Ingredient Sugar Free Vegan Dark Chocolate Raspberry Avocado Truffles

                                If there is one concept I loved and only did one recipe for, it’s vegan truffles! Long before my cooking days when I heard the word truffles, I instantly thought, complex, intricate, but it’s the furthest thing from it whether vegan or not. Granted you can get as fancy as you want with the flavors and outside coating, but...

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1 Bowl Vegan Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

                         Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           As a Georgia native, there is something about red velvet cake that just always draws me in. This flavor is iconic in my hometown and it can always be found year round at the local market and even fine dining restaurants. That being said, this year we explored a new 1 bowl Red Velvet Cake and I just...

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1 Bowl Vegan Red Velvet Sheet Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Red Velvet Sheet Cake

                       Today was one of those days where I wasn’t sure what I wanted to share lol. We have so many recipes coming through that it can be hard to decide, but it seemed like the right choice because..    You can’t go wrong with a 1 Bowl Vegan Red Velvet Sheet Cake with cream cheese icing!   As an Atlanta native, red velvet cake was very commonplace....

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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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1 Bowl Vegan Pistachio Sheet Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Pistachio Sheet Cake

                        Hello & Happy Wednesday!           On the weekends I love to do a dessert concept, and right now I’m all about the sheet cake! Gone are the days where you have to get fancy with icing and layer cakes. You can easily create an effortless sheet cake with half the time + effort and have get an amazing cake, so I’m hooked! With it...

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3 Ingredient Sugar Free Vegan Ferrero Rocher Truffles

3 Ingredient Sugar Free Vegan Ferrero Rocher Truffles

                  Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             Valentine’s Day is coming, so I’m on the move to feature effortless vegan desserts that will have you swooning long after the holiday is over! One of my personal favorite concepts is truffles! There are many reasons why I love them and the biggest reason, is that they are SO EASY. I’m all about...

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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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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 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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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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Vegan Oven Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Vegan Oven Baked Eggplant Parmesan

                                For many of us plant based enthusiasts, we are drawn to eggplant parm while dining out. However, when dining out you never know what goes into your food and the eggplant is typically fried. While it’s fine to indulge and eat a fried food every now and again (no judgment), you can make a fab oven baked variety for many concepts,...

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Vegan Strawberry Biscuits

Vegan Strawberry Biscuits

        Hello & Happy Sunday!!           To honor that the weekend is finally here, I alway whip up a brunch concept! Typically my breakfast routine is avocado toast or homemade granola, but the weekends are a time to let go of my routine and have fun in the kitchen.    One of my favorite southern staples, is a good biscuit! While I love the traditional variety, you can easily make them milk...

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Vegan Penne Alla Vodka

Vegan Penne Alla Vodka

                                Once upon a time I shared away from pasta. I felt that it held no nutritional value and I just didn’t see the purpose. Today, I take a different approach to the diet and food in general. Food is meant to be enjoyed, and pasta actually serves as the perfect medium to pack on the veggies. Like everything else, it’s also...

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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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1 Bowl Vegan Salted Tahini Chocolate Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Salted Tahini Chocolate Cake

                  Hello & Happy Thursday!!             When It comes to cake, everyone likes chocolate!     Believe it or not I’m not big on chocolate. I like it in a few things, but honestly it’s not the first thing that I crave. However, when I do chocolate I always add coffee as it further enhances the flavor. Did you know those at tahini offers the same...

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Vegan Salted Double Chocolate Superfood Granola

Vegan Salted Double Chocolate Superfood Granola

                  Hello + Happy Sunday!           If there is one concept that’s super easy to whip up, it’s a homemade granola! It’s one of those concepts that so seamless that once you try it, you’ll never buy a store-bought option again! I personally love granola as it’s a great play on the traditional oatmeal, it’s filling, affordable, and a great way to...

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Vegan Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

Vegan Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

                      If there is one concept that’s always a crowd pleaser, it’s ice cream cookie sandwiches! Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I made one, because either the cookies weren’t firm enough or it didn’t hold together well and the list goes on. That being said, I was curious to test a recipe that actually worked.. and the vegan Chocolate...

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Vegan 1 Bowl Vanilla Cake with Berries

Vegan 1 Bowl Vanilla Cake with Berries

      Hello & Happy  Wednesday!!   4th of July is coming, cue all things red, white, and blue! While I love all the bbq style foods like grilled veggies and salads, I also love a fun festive dessert. In the warmer temperatures I’m craving desserts that are more fruit forward, versus chocolate. I know, but hear me out!   Fruit packs more water, which is what our bodies crave when the warmer temperatures hit....

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Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Galette

Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Galette

                          The week has just started and it’s already been a hectic one lol. One thing that is never hectic? Making a homemade galette! Long before the dawn of galettes I always saw the typical pie that looked tedious and time consuming. Then just like magic, I discovered a galette and the days of pie making are somewhat obsolete, because these are just SO...

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Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Parfaits

Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Parfaits

                  The fourth is coming and I’m all about effortless festive eats. I personally love this holiday as there are so many ways to make a vibrant spread featuring red, white, and blue foods. One of my favorite desserts is actually, a trifle! Whether it’s whip cream, cake, or pudding or C, all of the above, I just find them aesthetically fun.    Perhaps it’s combining...

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Vegan Sugar Free Nutella Truffles

Vegan Sugar Free Nutella Truffles

                Hello & Happy Wednesday!           If there is one thing I love, it’s a good truffle and all things hazelnuts! There is something just captivating about toasted hazelnuts. You’ll typically find then in nutella, but you can add them to an array of dishes to add another dimensions of flavor and texture.   While Nutella is widely known and loves,...

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Vegan Strawberry Shortcake

Vegan Strawberry Shortcake

                    As a Georgia native, there are a few southern staples that I’ll always have an affinity for, one of them is Strawberry Shortcake!! While many variations of this recipe have come over the years, this classic dessert is typically biscuit based with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Whether it be the simplicity in it’s components, that it’s fruit forward,...

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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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