Mixed Nuts & Seeds Milk

Mixed Nuts & Seeds Milk
Home made nut milks are so easy to make, it is silly to buy them, especially as you wouldn't add any ingredients that make you wonder why the heck they're in there ;-) Nor would you ever be able to find a nut milk that is made from soaked nuts and seeds - or at least, I haven't found those ;-) (A short explanation about soaking you can find here). Plus you can tweak the flavour to your liking!
No nut milk I make is ever exactly the same, but this recipe just about covers it. (If you wonder what to do with the pulp; I use it in raw cracker recipes, bread recipes, a little bit in dog food (no macadamias though!), (raw) cookies, and more).
For 3 to 4 cups of nut milk (depending on how thick you want it, you can start with less) these are the amounts you'd need: (activated and dehydrated or activated and still wet) :
Cuisine: vegan, blender
Recipe type: Nut milk
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You need
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup hazelnuts
  • ¼ cup pecan nuts
  • ⅛ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ⅛ cup sunflower seeds
  • 4 cups of water
To do
  1. add them to your blender, with the water
  2. blend for 30 seconds, that should do the trick
  3. place a nut bag in a jug and pour the milk in it
  4. then squeeze as much water out as you can (aaaarggghhh!!!!!)
  5. you can flavour the milk with a tiny pinch of himalayan rock salt and a tiny bit of sweetener, or just leave as is till you need it. I use it as is mostly, even for my cappucino, which I give a sprinkle of cinnamon and cacao anyway.


 

Garlic & Chives Almond Cheeze

Garlic & Chives Almond Cheeze
This cheeze is fantastic with fruit, especially when you let it ripen for a bit and let the tartness of the culture come through. Stuff lychees with this cheeze and top with a small piece of olive, mmmmm….. Recipe makes about 200grams
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Cuisine: vegan, vegan 101
Recipe type: cheese
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You need
  • 1.5 cup peeled almonds (blanched almonds come peeled already, raw ones don't)
  • 3 capsules of probiotics
  • ½ tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ½ tbsp raw coconut nectar (or agave, or maple)
  • 20 grams chopped chives
  • 4 smallish cloves of garlic
  • pepper, a good grind
  • Himalayan rock salt, about ¼ tsp, or more to taste
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • poppy seeds, about ¾ tbsp
  • water
To do
  1. soak the nuts for a few hours till plump (if they are raw, soak overnight and then rinse and peel)
  2. rinse and put in your blender, with about ½ cup of water to start with
  3. add contents of the probiotic capsules
  4. run machine till you have a nice smooth paste. Do add water if needed, but not more than strictly necessary to obtain a homogenous paste
  5. scoop nut paste into a folded nut bag (or use 2 bags) and place in sieve or colander, on top of a bowl
  6. now place weight on top. I put a small plate on it first, and then a pan with water; you want the fluid to be pressed out, but not so hard that the cheeze pushes through the cloth
  7. let sit for up to 72 hours. Criteria: taste and texture that you like.
  8. increase weight now and then, especially if you want to go for more solid cheese. Creamier cheeze needs more moisture.
  9. when the texture is to your liking, mix with all the other ingredients (hold on to the lemon juice if you want a creamier cheeze, until you've mixed the lot and then add if it can handle the extra fluids)
  10. place a piece of plastic wrap in a bowl, scoop the cheeze in it, press down nicely and place in fridge
  11. when firm, take out of plastic and sprinkle with poppy seeds
  12. keep in fridge

 

Garlic & Chives Almond Cheeze

Garlic & Chives Almond Cheeze

Power House Bites

Power House Bites
I hummed eating these, and so I know they're not only yum but my body knows they're nutritious too - and of course they are, being full of nuts and seeds ;-) If you don't mind getting your hands a little dirty, these are great for quick energy, and you can take them anywhere. If I make many, I keep them in a container in the fridge but they are fine in a small bag in a lunch box.
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Cuisine: vegan, raw
Recipe type: energy snack
Serves: 50
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You need
  • 5 dates
  • ½ cup of (activated) almonds
  • ½ cup of (activated) hazelnuts
  • ½ cup of flax seeds (I used golden seeds, they taste a tad milder)
  • ½ cup of pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup of activated buckwheat (they are nice and crisp)
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 3 tbsp black tahini (brown will do fine too)
  • zest of ½ (large) lemon, or more to taste
To do
  1. In your food processor, roughly grind the hardest nuts first: almonds and hazelnuts
  2. when rather fine, add the flax seeds and pumpkin seeds, and run machine again
  3. when all is incorporated, add buckwheat, molasses and lemon zest, mix again
  4. the tahini is the glue, so add first 2 table spoons, and see if you need more; take a table spoon of the mixture and squeeze it into a ball. If it doesn't hold together well, add some more tahini.
  5. Do taste while you are mixing, you may want more lemon zest or not. You should be able to pick up a hint of lemony tartness :-)
Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1 ball Calories: 55 Fat: 3.5gr Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 5 Sugar: 1.75 Sodium: 1mg Protein: 2gr Cholesterol: 0