Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Nut Milk Cheese & Yogurt

This is different form pate' because it is fermented!
  • Ground nuts: {soak for 2 to 4 days} Cashews (the best), Pistachios, Brazil nuts, Almonds.
  • Blend and drain in cheesecloth (colander with weight)
Yogurt Cheese:
Add flavors and micro-biotics before fermenting for a couple days.
  • Lemon juice or zest?
  • smoked chili powder?  (Chipotle)
  • Nutritional Yeast flakes
  • olive oil?
  • Garlic
  • Dulse flakes? (umami)
  • Miso (for the Umami flavor)?
  • Acidophilus?
  • Kimchi juice? (will start it fermenting fast.)
  • yogurt whey?
Leave to culture for 24 to 48 hours in jars or a cheese ring. Dehydrate a bit?
After fermenting the cheese, if it is just too wet, you can bake it dry. Then it may need oil.

Chipotle chilly powder and Lime with Delicotta squash are affinities for almonds.... see the Vegetarian Flavor Bible, a book every one should have.


One way to thicken nut milk is to add non-instant powdered milk. But that is dairy.
Adding sugar to promote fermentation is desirable only if you are not diabetic. Approximately 1½-2 teaspoons sugar per cup of milk is recommended. Rice milk doesn’t need additional sugar.
When preparing the milk, heat it to 160°-180°F, and maintain the temperature for 20 to 30 minutes. Then cool to culturing temperature (about 105° to 112°f)
(If milk is accidentally heated to over 180°F, simply let it cool back to 180°F before maintaining the temperature.)

Heating the milk denatures the proteins, allowing them to form a stronger network when exposed to acid (like lactic acid produced by the bacteria in yogurt cultures). Thus, a higher temperature, held for a longer time, will give you a firmer yogurt.
It's important to heat the milk slowly to make a creamy yogurt. Heating the milk too quickly will create a grainy texture.


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sugar is Poison

This has nothing to do with 'Sweet Leaf' stevia

I accedently drank of these because I though the lable ment that is wes sweetened with with Stevia (Sweet Leaf is a product name of Stevia)
when I got to the bottom of the bottle I noticed the excesive sweetness. Never drink anything without looking at the lable!

Then these idots had the audasity to tell me that it has only 20 grams carbohydrate. I do not know anyone that can drink only half a small bottle of tea when thursty.