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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...