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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 ...

Orange Cream Sherbet (Plant-based)

Orange Cream Sherbet (Will make you say “What!?!)

I haven’t screamed for ice cream in a good, long time.  Why?  The cow’s milk makes me sick in every way once I partake.  If it’s a vegan variety, then usually it costs a small fortune and perhaps that’s why I don’t think it ...

Plant-based Caesar Salad Dressing

Plant-based Caesar Dressing (…more than impressing!)

What can I say about salad?  It’s healthy and I love it.  It’s literally my “go-to” meal when I’m feeling lazy.  There’s nothing more “Fast Food” than salad.  You may have to do a bit of preparation upfront ...

Agave Spelt Croutons

  • Jun
  • 2017

Croutons or Crumbs (… gives a case of the yums!)

From time to time, we all need either croutons or breadcrumbs for a recipe.  Today, I’m sharing my recipe.  Now, you can simply sprinkle olive oil on your bread and toast it up in the oven, or you could add a bit of flavor to it, like I do.  It makes ...

Agave Spelt Bread (Plant-based)

  • Jun
  • 2017

Agave-Spelt Bread (… without the dread!)

I grew up on homemade bread.  My mother’s bread still has to be the best bread I’ve ever eaten.  It’s hard to make it as it really did not have a measurement recipe.  I can get close, but it’s still not mommy’s.  Alas, I have ...

Health Benefits of Spelt

Article: Health Benefits of Spelt

By Samara Fleming, PhD You might not be surprised to know that spelt is a healthy and nutritious grain.  Indeed, it is packed with health boosting nutrients!  A 1996 study on “Alternative Wheat Cereals as Food Grains,” stated that the ...

Calcium and Sunlight and the Plant-based Diet

  • Apr
  • 2017

Article: A Case for Calcium

By Samara Fleming, PhD For more than seven months now, I have been telling you about plant-based foods and their nutrients, but have you ever wondered about the nutrients themselves?  What functions do these nutrients have in the body?  Well, this week, I am ...

Cauliflower Fettuccine (Plant-based)

Cauliflower Fettuccine (Oh, it’s so creamy!)

About two weeks ago, I stumbled across Oh She Glow’s recipe for Cauli-power Fettuccine “Alfredo,” which I had to try for myself.  It was tasty, but I thought I’d add few extra ingredients, such as Earth Balance butter and a bit of ...