Posts made in August, 2011

Almond milk

Posted by on Aug 24, 2011 | 0 comments

Almond milk

Makes 6 cups of almond milk 2 cups raw almonds with skins on 10 cups boiling water 6 cups water Put the almonds in a large bowl and pour the boiling water overtop. Leave the almonds in the hot water for about one minute, then drain. Rub off the almond skins with a wash cloth and then and discard the skins. Rinse the almonds and then place them in a glass jar. Add the 6 cups water, cover and refrigerate overnight. The next day place the the almonds in a blender with the water. Line a fine-mesh strainer with a damp cheesecloth and place the strainer over a measuring cup (it is much easier to...

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Got almond milk?

Posted by on Aug 24, 2011 | 0 comments

Got almond milk?

As a college student in California, I had regular access to delicious, non-homogenized raw milk from Claravale Farm. But raw milk is controversial (check out the pros and cons for yourself), and in many states, it is illegal to sell non-pasteurized milk. My home state of Maryland is one of them. As a believer in real, unadulterated food, it was distressing to face this reality when I returned home to Baltimore. Not only was there no raw milk, but I couldn’t even find cream-top, non-homogenized pasteurized milk, which is legal in all 50 states. Rather than settle for processed milk, I...

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Yogurt: it’s what’s for dinner

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011 | 0 comments

Yogurt: it’s what’s for dinner

I don’t often write about nutrition, because I’m a big believer that anything tasty and authentic can be part of a healthy and balanced diet. I do get a lot of questions about what people should eat to be healthy or lose weight, though–and I finally have some easy answers to give. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at the diets of 120,000 Americans over a decade or more. Instead of “eat less and exercise more,” which has been the no-nonsense answer given by nutritionists for years, the study suggests a more complex way of...

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