Update, I checked the local listing and Food Inc is on @ 8pm on KUED tonight, (Wednesday). I previously said 9pm, sorry for any confusion.
If you have not heard about this documentary you have probably been living under a rock! It was even nominated for an Oscar this year, it will be showing on KUED (channel 7) April 21 @ 9pm. This is an amazing film about our food and the effects on us and the environment, we all deserve to know where our food comes from and how it is treated. PLEASE if you can WATCH this Wednesday night just in time for Earth Day on Thursday. Much love, (thanx for the email Gwen).
I love this almond milk, this recipe was shared with me by my friend Gwen. This is another one of those items I was happy to remove from my grocery list because I can Do It Myself! I buy the almond and dates for this recipe in bulk section of my store, so it saves me money and I have better quality control when it comes to the ingredients. I probably make two jars a week but here’s the only disclaimer, this milk goes bad in about 4 days. If you can commit to using this homemade almond milk you won’t be sorry, it’s delicious and fun. I say fun because it will be a totally new experience for your taste buds and your insides will rejoice to have some thing so fresh and natural. I use this milk in our breakfast shakes and in my raw cereal. I hope you’ll try it,Enjoy.
1/2 c. raw organic almonds (soaked overnight in water, enough to cover an inch above the almonds)
2 tsp. raw agave nectar, pure vanilla extract
4 c. water
1/2 c. pitted dates
pinch of salt
1. After the almonds have soaked overnight, drain and rinse them under fresh water. Place in the blender with the rest of the ingredients.
2. Blend until all the almonds and dates are blended well. Pour the milk into a bowl and let sit 30 min to an 1 hour. (This let’s the milk absorb all the goodness before you strain it.)
3. Strain the milk through a fine mesh strainer into a new bowl, take a spatula and press as much of the liquids from the solids through the strainer. Discard the solids, stir the milk and pour into a mason jar with a lid. Place in the refrigerator until chilled through. Enjoy!
So I woke up looked outside, and guess what? MORE SNOW. Usually I don’t complain about the weather but I’m a little over the snow, let’s get on with SPRING! At least it is Easter and that makes it feel like spring and I had my mom’s famous Lasagna to look forward to later.
Earlier in the week my mom called and asked us to come over for a family get together on Easter, we were in ofcourse. Then she said “are you guys interested in eating meat?” sounds funny right? But here’s the thing we (Billy and I) don’t eat much meat at our house, just a personal choice. The cool thing for us is that when we do decide to partake in meat it’s usually something special like Thanksgiving turkey or my mom’s famous Lasagna, and it didn’t disappoint. Thanks mom and big Mike for a great get together and mom your Lasagna is amazing, so worth abandoning my veggie ways for a classic homemade dish of love.
P.S. I made an Asparagus dish to take to my mom’s, here’s the recipe ENJOY.
1 lbs. asparagus
1/4 c. finely minced red onion
1/4 c. minced red or yellow pepper
3 T. olive oil
1 T. Dijon mustard
3 T. white wine vinegar (I used a apricot wine vinegar that I got at the Farmers Market, yummy)
salt and pepper to taste
1. Trim the ends from the asparagus and steam for 5 minutes until tender, but not mushy. (I roasted mine, seasoned with olive oil in a 400 degree oven for 17 minutes)
2. In a medium mixing bowl combine the rest of the ingredients. When asparagus is ready lay them in a shallow dish and drape with the mixture in the bowl.
*This dish came from one of my long time clients Mary Strickland, thanxMary.