A Perfect Homemade Almond Milk!!

I prefer making my own nut milk, but being that Terry is the primary user of milk on his morning granola or muesli, I haven’t found a recipe that passes “the Terry test”. They failed the test because 1) too much nut crud in the jar 2) too thin – “It’s not the same as store bought” and 3) flavor (“I like having the vanilla flavor milk?”). I’d given up trying to make my own, and resolved to just keep buying from the store, when I saw this recipe at Nouveau Raw for homogenized almond milk. It’s fantastic!
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Cashew Cheese

I’ve started experimenting with making different vegan cheeses. One attempt was from Nouveau Raw, but the texture (she used agar to solidify the cheese) didn’t turn me on. There’s a cheesy tasting sauce called Nutro Cheese from “You Won’t Believe It’s Vegan!”  that is one of my favorites (and will be on my pizza tonight). I’m looking for variety in flavor and textures, so I searched around and adapted a few ideas into my recipe for cashew cheese that’s really creamy and yummy. I look forward to using this cashew cheese recipe as a springboard for more flavors – especially when the herbs are growing in the garden again!
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Veggie Noodles

I’ve been making noodles out of vegetables for awhile now, but it usually entailed using a regular vegetable peeler. Using that method, my “noodles” were almost as wide as the slot in the peeler – there was no way I was going to stack those wide veggie strips and then julienne them (I might be a slow food kind of gal, but I do appreciate a great kitchen gadget). Even an offset spatula can make my day.
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Whew!

Knitting sweaters can be a real crap shoot. You spend maybe $80-$120 on some luscious natural fiber, you knit for months on end, picking it up and working on it when you can, and when it’s all said and done, you have that scary moment as you head to the mirror “Please let it look good, please let it look good!”  I mean, seriously, how many times have you walked into a fitting room with an arm load of clothes and NOTHING looks good on you? Yet, you put all your bets on a sweater project and hope you have a winning roll. Such was the case with my last sweater…..
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