This & that!

I realize that most if not all of you guys live on Long Island.  Did you happen to see the health section in today’s Newsday?  The subject was kids and nutrition. On the subject of protein,  I was pleasantly surprised NOT to see a recommendation to consume the standard “lean protein (meat), fish and eggs” on a healthy diet.  Progress!

Have you made almond milk yet?  If not, it’s pretty easy to do.  Soak one cup of raw almonds in water overnight (or longer) in the fridge.  Put 3 1/2 cups water into a high-speed blender, add the drained and rinsed nuts.  Blend at high speed about two minutes.  Pour into a nut bag (about $8 on Amazon and lasts forever) and squeeze out the milk into a bowl.  Done!  If you want sweetened or vanilla almond milk, add two dates, a touch of cinnamon and a splash of vanilla extract before blending.  Same process.  If you do not have a Vitamix, consider getting one.  Pricey, no doubt.  It does amazing things.  You will never tolerate a regular blender again.

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This picture is huge!  I’ll work on that.  BTW glass bottles purchased at Target and Homegoods.  Perfect size and so cute.

One last thing.  Have I mentioned the Baconut recipe from Dreena Burton?  Another delicious recipe from her latest book Plant-Powered Families .  Coconut flakes (not shredded) coated with spices, tamari, balsamic and liquid smoke.  Bake at 275 degrees 25-30 minutes.  Game changer!  BLTs, fries with cheeze, hummus on baked potatoes, waffles…I top everything with baconut.

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Well, back to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  Wondering what delicious foods await me tomorrow.  The wheels are turning.  Any ideas to share?  Thanks, all!

 

 

 

 

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