Samara’s Blog

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Sesame Tofu (Plant-based)

Sesame Tofu (… No frying for you!)

I love sesame tofu, but I’d rather prepare it myself.  I’ve tried a variety of recipes and I’m not sure if I’ll ever make sesame tofu like the restaurants, but the dish I’m sharing today is pretty tasty and something I could live ...

Caprese Salad (Plant-based)

Salad: Caprese (…make it with ease!)

Without sounding like a broken record, sometimes I just eat a salad for dinner.  There are a few I absolutely love.  My top choices are my taco salad, my rainbow salad with lemon tahini dressing, my plant-based Caesar salad, and this one — my Caprese ...

Soup: Red Potato and Cheddar (Plant-based)

  • Sep
  • 2017

Soup: Red Potato and Cheddar (…makes the day better!)

We’ve been enjoying cooler weather these days.  When cooler weather comes, soup is always on my mind.  Plus, with the approaching hurricane, I wanted to use up some of the contents of my refrigerator.  Consequently, I decided to make a red potato and ...

Plant-based Sushi

Plant-based Sushi (Eat them with glee!)

A few weeks ago while making rice and beans, I stepped away from my cooking rice for about ten minutes longer than expected.  The result was sticky rice. If you buy organic brown rice like I do, you know the sticker price; I was not going to throw it away! I ...

Buttermilk and Creamer (Plant-based)

Plant-based Buttermilk or Nondairy Creamer ( … a recipe redeemer!)

Yes, indeed I use my plant-based buttermilk in many of my recipes.  I use to make only two cups at a time, but they were usually gone in a day. So, now I make a quart at a time. This doesn’t last as long either given my numerous experiments.  I added ...

Avocado Dressing (Plant-based)

Avocado Dressing (with a guacamole impression!)

I put avocado dressing on almost all of Mexican dishes.  I love the stuff!!!  This avocado dressing resembles guacamole, not a runny dressing.  It is a thick, chunky paste made with plant-based yogurt to stretch the avocado.  If you simply do not have any ...

Unsweetened Coconut Milk

Unsweetened Coconut Milk (… No store-brand bilk!)

Well, the title says it all!  For those of you who have never heard of the word “bilk,” it simply means ” to be cheated” (mostly out of money … and it’s usually by a person, business, or corporation).  When I buy ...

Plain Plant-based Yogurt

Plain Plant-based Yogurt (…that’s truly covert!)

I’ve been making plant-based yogurt successfully since summer 2013.  Before that, I had true failures and would give up and come back to try again from time to time.  I narrowed my failures down to three possible reasons: 1) Maintaining a temperature ...

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (Plant-based)

Vanilla Ice Cream (…Yes, with the bean!!!)

I like ice cream as much as the next person, but the dairy version has never agreed with me.  I like plant-based ice cream, but the price never agreed with me. (Ha!)  I also do not like feeling like I’m eating an overabundance of sugar.  So, those are ...

Green Olives and Seitan-Chicken Rice (Plant-based)

Green Olive Rice with Seitan-Chicken (You’re gonna be smitten!)

Right now, nothing smells better than my house.  Why?  The garlic, onions, and green olives are adding aroma everywhere!  These smells are emitting from my oven! Today, I made seitan-chicken (using a variation of “That Was Vegan?’s My Favorite ...