Samara’s Blog

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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 ...

Slice of Sweet Potato Pie (Plant-based)

  • Feb
  • 2017

Sweet Potato Pie (…Oh, me, oh, my!)

Sweet potatoes are full of healthy goodness!!!  I have them in my glory bowls, I have them in my candied yams,  I have them in my pies.  I love sweet potato pie.  I make it in the fall and winter.  I hits the spot every time. What is it about them that ...

Coconut Oil Pie Crust

  • Feb
  • 2017

Coconut Oil 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.  However, with the price of Earth Balance at $8.99, I sometimes find myself making a coconut crust ...

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 ...

Gingerbread Muffin (Plant-based)

Gingerbread (… a loaf instead)

Whenever we think of gingerbread, we usually think about cookies.  In truth, I will eat a gingerbread cookie only if there is nothing else around, but amazingly I love a gingerbread loaf.  It may be no small wonder because all my life I’ve been a bread ...

Veggie Elbow Soup (Plant-based)

Veggie Elbow Soup ( … for your winter coop!)

Today is a bit colder than the few previous days this winter, and when it’s cold, I want soup!  Yes, soup warms and comforts me like no other food can.  I am a true fan of hearty soups.  If it’s not hearty, then I’ll find a way to make it ...

Graham Crackers (Ener-G Baking Powder)

Graham Crackers (…without the sodium factors!)

Graham crackers are not something I eat regularly.  Many people eat them on S’mores when camping out or at parties.  I only ever ate them with peanut butter or at the bottom of a cake or pie in the form of a graham cracker crust.  In fact, that is why ...