Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk
Cookbook: Living Cuisine: The Art and Spirit of Raw Foods
Renee Loux Underkoffler
Makes 4 cups.

"A sweet and delicious fresh milk with the elegant essence of vanilla"

1 cup soaked raw almonds (soaked 4-8 hours)
4 cups filtered water
Pinch of sun-dried sea salt
1 T non-alcohol vanilla extract
1/2 vanilla bean (optional)
3 T raw honey or maple syrup (or 3 soft dates, pitted)

In a blender, at medium, then high speed, blend soaked almonds, water, and sea salt until smooth. Pour through a strainer (or use a nut bag) to separate pulp. Pour liquid back in the the blender and blend in vanilla extract and bean (if using) and sweetener until smooth.

Human beings should not drink milk from a cow. It's that simple. So many illnesses and afflictions in children (and adults for that matter) could be cured if they would just cut out milk and milk products. There are tons of doctors, organizations, websites, etc...that will tell you the same thing, so you can do your own research. Here is one to get you started. Almond milk is a delicious alternative to cow's milk. Once you make your own...you'll never go back! It's so creamy and delicious. Perfect for dipping cookies, baking with, or drink it plain. Yum!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

This Week's Bounty

In this week's box from Blue Gate Farm:
Basil - Genovese
Carrot mix
Cucumbers - Lemon (look at how cute that is!) and Suvo Long
Hot Peppers - Wenk's Yellow Hots
Summer Squash - 8 Ball
Swiss Chard
Tomatoes - Blondkopfchen (yellow grape), Costoluto Genovese (Pleated Red) and Paul Robeson (Dark Red with Green Shoulders)