Cave Woman Milk and Crackers

A friend of mine introduced me to the idea of making my own nut milk.   I was very intrigued with trying this process out for a few reasons:

  1. Nut and seed milks can be crazy expensive depending on how much you consume and where you buy them.  I was sick of wasting money on this stuff.
  2. It didn’t seem hard to make or that time consuming.
  3.  Even the cleanest of nut/seed milks still say they have less than 1 or 2% of crap in them.  I wanted to make sure that I was going to put and end to that once and for all.
  4. The bottom line is…I want what I want when I want it and I want it MY WAY!  There is no reason why I can’t have good quality food that tastes great, makes me feel great, and is easy to make!

I was directed to http://www.elliesbest.com/blog/  where I downloaded a free recipe book that showed me how to make different nut and seed milks.  All I had to was get a Nut bag on Amazon and one of those super cool glass milk jugs and I was set!

Ingredients for Cashew Milk: 

(This recipe is doubled so it would fit my milk container.  If you want less, just cut in half).

  • 2 cups soaked cashews for 2 or more hours.
  • 8 cups filtered water.
  • 4-6 dates
  • blender, nut bag, big bowl, glass jug.
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Soaked Cashews.  Make sure to drain.

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Add cashews, dates, and water to your blender.

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Blend for about 3 mins.

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Pour contents of blender into your Nut Bag over a bowl.  Squeeze the bag so it gets all the liquid out.  All that should remain in the bag is simply the pulp.

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Pour the liquid into your glass jar.  Now you have lovely cashew milk!

What do you do with the pulp??   MAKE CRACKERS!!!!!

Ingredients:

  • pulp from cashew milk.
  • 1/8 cup chia seeds.
  • parchment paper
  • toaster oven.  You can use a regular oven, but its so large and uses waaaaay too much energy and it will take longer.

Directions:

  • Mix your pulp with 1/8 cup chia seeds.
  • take the baking pan that came with your toaster oven and cut a piece of parchment paper that fits that size.
  • Spread your mixture evenly on the parchment paper.  The thickness should be 1/8-1/4 of an inch.  Take a butter knife and cute the shapes of the crackers you want before going in the toaster oven.
  • Season however you want…garlic/sea salt/basil/oregano….pick your poison.
  • Bake at 250 for about 45 mins.
  • REMEMBER: There is still a lot of moisture in this mix.  So we are baking a low temperature to help get rid of the moisture without burning.  If you are baking in a larger oven you might have to bake for longer.  Just keep an eye on it.

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