post #141 of 642
2/2/07 at 9:52pm
|Lightly roast and grind any nuts or seeds. While grinding, gradually add water (whole or reconstituted dry milk can also be used) until a potable consistency is attained. (When using sesame seeds, strain the blended mixture.) One-quarter cup of nuts or seeds will yield one cup of milk. Sweeten it with honey or molasses, and add a few drops of vanilla extract if you desire.
You also can enhance the flavor of nut milk with any of these: one tablespoon of carob powder, honey, or molasses, or a few pitted dates, raisins, or banana slices. After adding them, reblend the mixture thoroughly.
I found a recipe for a bar like granola thing. By bar, I mean more like a 'bar' = cookie bar. Definitely not a crunchy bar.
In a large bowl, mix together 2 cups "instant" oatmeal, 1 cup flour (of your choice), 3/4 cup brown sugar, a dash of salt and any of your choices of 'dry' ingrediants - nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips, etc.
In a smaller bowl, mix together 1 egg, 1/2 cup oil (of your choice, butter or coconut oil should work as well), 1/2 cup honey.
Combine wet ingrediants w/dry in large bowl. Mix with hands for best results.
Pour into greased pan and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Allow to cool completely before cutting.
I thought the original recipe was a bit high on the sugar so I successfully reduced the brown sugar to 1/2 without any negative results. Depending on the nut content, the salt can be omitted. Mine were a bit salty... I think rolled oats could be used but the wet ingrediants may need tweeking.
|1/4 cup baking cocoa
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/3 cups powdered milk
A dash of salt
Mix all ingredients well and store in an airtight container. To use, put three or four teaspoons of mix into a cup, add hot water and a drop of vanilla. Stir well.
-Grate my own Parmesan cheese (though I swore before it was worth the money to buy the grated!)
-Bottled spaghetti sauce - I usually just add fresh veggies to the jarred kind but I could do it all from scratch I guess if it was cheaper?