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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 ...

Rutabaga Kale and Rice (plant-based)

Rutabagas and Kale (… Never a fail!)

Today, the taste of rutabagas entered my mouth when I awoke.  For me they have a distinctive tangy, sharp, but sweet taste.  I love to pair rutabagas with kale and have it over rice.  What a combination!!!  Add a bit of dressing! Amazing!!!! Rutabagas are ...

Sunflower Seed Dressing

Dressing from Sunflower Seeds (…supplies your needs!)

My mom used to make the most delicious sunflower seed dressing, but she never gave out the recipe.  I remember a bit of this and a bit of that.  This past weekend, while reminiscing about my mother’s food, a family friend asked about this dressing and ...

Carob Chia Pudding

  • Feb
  • 2017

Carob Chia Pudding (…You’ll think you shouldn’t!)

This is chia pudding recipe is another overnight breakfast recipe.  I love it topped with bananas and a sprinkle of Ceylon cinnamon. Just remember to combine all of the wet ingredients first.  I even heat a bit of my milk to stir in the coffee substitute ...

Mushroom Pecan Burger (Plant-based)

Mushroom Pecan Burger (… look no further!)

I’ve been making these burgers for some time now.  They are packed with fiber and so delicious!!!  If you’re looking for a tasty and hearty burger, look no further!  These mushroom- and nut-filled burgers are sure to please. Put them on a bun or ...

Pie Crust --Coconut Oil

  • Feb
  • 2017

Plant-based Pie Crust (… and it’s flaky, TRUST!)

I make three pies that I love!!!  I especially love apple, sweet potato, and blueberry.  However, every pie needs a crust and I love a buttery flaky crust.  Ever since I started making my own butter, I usually make a butter crust. However, if I am low on ...

Steel-cut Oatmeal (Plant-based)

  • Jan
  • 2017

Steel-cut Oatmeal (…in one minute with time to kill)

I prefer to eat steel-cut oatmeal to rolled oats.  Though oatmeal is in general highly beneficial to the body (See article on the Health Benefits of Oatmeal), did a comparison of oatmeal and steel-cut oats, and found that steel-cut ...