Samara’s Blog

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Taco Seasoning (Plant-based)

Taco Seasoning (…for taco cohesioning!)

I love tacos.  I also love to make them in a jiffy.  In order to do that you need a seasoning that can be mixed with the ingredients to take on the flavor.  Taco seasoning makes making tacos a breeze.  I don’t buy it because many of the ingredients ...

Taco Sauce (Plant-based)

Taco Sauce (…with no flavor lost!)

I’ve been making this taco sauce recipe for years now.  I must reveal that when it comes to taco sauce, I’m REALLY picky.  In my undergraduate years in college, I ate a Taco Bell bean burrito, loaded with mild taco sauce, almost every other day. ...

Gummy Bears (Plant-based)

  • Oct
  • 2016

Gummy Bears (…without the hairs!)

Many people were mortified to find out that gummy bears are made with gelatin, because gelatin is made from boiled bones, cartilage, and skins of animals — or fish (kosher).  This finding means that gummy bears are not a vegetarian or ...

Lemon Tahini Dressing (plant-based)

Lemon Tahini Dressing (…is a blessing!)

To get away from it all this summer and to spend sometime in peace and majesty, I went to the mountains.  While there, I visited the Laughing Seed Cafe, a vegetarian restaurant in Asheville, NC.  On their summer menu, this cafe has their signature Laughing ...

S'margherita Pizza (Plant-based Pizza)

S’margherita Pizza (With the plant-based cheez-za!)

I love basil, tomatoes, and plant-based mozzarella!  These ingredients are great for a pizza!  Yes, you can have your pizza and have it plant-based too!!!  Yea!!!  All that is required is that you make sure your plant-based cheese doesn’t include ...

Hoisin Sauce (Plant-based)

Hoisin Sauce (Has nothing false!)

I love rainbow dishes.  My veggie lo mein recipe is a delicious rainbow dish that I love and I often make.  One of the ingredients is hoisin sauce. Hoisin sauce is an Asian condiment used in a variety of ways because it adds to the flavor of the food. ...

Italian Basil Pasta (Delicious and Plant-based)

Not Pete’s Pasta (But he can have some!)

My junior year of undergraduate college, I met a friend for life. Gorgeous and Italian, he’s been one of my best friends for over 20 years. He made dinner for me when I visited New York a few years ago.  It was a one pot Italian pasta dish that I ...

Greek Salad with Cashew Feta and Delicious Greek Salad Dressing

Greek Salad (Have to have it!)

I absolutely love Greek salad!  The combination of salty and tangy really uplifts my spirits.  In general, most people know that I have an obsession with Mediterranean food.  Why should Greek salad be any different? The Greek salad also feeds my love of the ...

Mango Papaya Salad (Refreshing and Plant-based)

  • Sep
  • 2016

Mango Papaya Salad (Makes me sing a ballad!)

“What is that?  How does it taste?” inquired a voice from behind as I was checking out at my local Walmart.  I was there for the sole purpose to buy papaya.  I had called to the limited grocery markets in my area to see if any sold papaya, and only two ...

Veggie Lo Mein (Delish and Plant-based)

Veggie Lo Mein (That’s never the same.)

I am a true fan of rainbow dishes.  Rainbow dishes contain an array of different colored fruits and vegetables that provide the vitamins and minerals you need. Especially in this blog, you’ll see what I call rainbow fruit salads, vegetable salads, and ...