Friday, April 23, 2010

Almond Milk Recipe

A friend of mine gave me this recipe saying it was far better than any store bought milk you can buy. He was absolutely right! I adapted the recipe to have more calories for my calorie-deprived son.

1 cup unsalted, uncooked almonds
6-8 dates
6 cups water


Blend almonds and 3 cups water. Add remaining ingredients. Then add three more cups water. Strain through cheesecloth.

And it's that simple! One small problem is that most blenders can't handle these proportions. I usually cut the recipe in half and do it twice to get the requisite amount of almondmilk.

My adaptation:
1 cup unsalted, uncooked almonds
6-8 dates
5 cups water
1/4 c sugar

Next time I think I will add 1/2 tsp vanilla and perhaps a tough of oil to increase the calories.


Blend almonds and 1 cups water. Add dates and 1/2 cup water. Blend. Add dates, sugar, and vanilla and add liquid a little at a time. Strain through a fine strainer or cheesecloth. The milk is very foamy so I actually poured it into one of those gravy separators first:

That helped keep the foam from blocking the strainer completely.

Product Review: Lindsay's Lipsmakin' Sugar Cookies

These cookies were surprisingly good! They don't look that great in the picture but that's because I let my son paint some with food coloring and frost the others.

There are a few things you need to do though, to make them work:

  • The first batch I followed the instructions on the box and the cookies were nearly impossible to roll out and then when I cooked them they "melted". After that I kneaded a little bit of extra flour into the dough (I used gluten-free oat flour) they worked perfectly.
  • Roll the dough out directly onto the pan and peel away the extra dough because it is incredibly difficult to transfer the cookies.
  • Take the cookies off the pan before they have cooled off completely or they will break into pieces when you move them.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Here is my new favorite gluten-free crust recipe: The recipe does have yeast, however.

I apologize that you have to scroll through a section about beer before getting to it. I do not advocate the drinking of beer, or of any alcohol for that matter.

And for a soy-free pizza sauce, here is my recipe:

1 can tomato sauce
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt