Homemade almond milk!

Ok…I know what you’re thinking…I can just buy that at the store. Yes, you can. But read the ingredients. I can’t pronounce them, can you? No thanks. And seriously, making homemade almond milk is so easy! The ingredient list has only 2 items! 2! Ever since I started making my own nut milks a few months ago, I haven’t bought any at the store (I did buy a very small container of almond milk while on vacation since I didn’t think it would be safe to travel with my own nut milk which would be awesome if I could). So here is how you can make it in your own kitchen!

 

Ingredients:

1 cups almonds (soaked overnight)

2 dates (I really like medjool dates)

Equipment needed:

Vitamix or comparable blender

Nut milk bag

Mixing bowl

Strainer to hold the nut milk bag (personal preference)

 

Directions:

1. Drop your soaked almonds into your blender.

2. Add 3-4 cups water to the blender; depending on how creamy you want it. I have found that I really like 3 1/2 cups.

3. Add in your 2 dates. Don’t forget to pit them.

4. Blend, blend, and blend some more. I usually turn mine on and walk away for about 5 minutes and just let it do its thing.

5. Now the hard part (which is actually really easy). You have to strain your milk. Place your nut milk bag in the mixing bowl (I like to use a strainer as it helps hold the nut milk bag) and pour your nut/water mixture into your nut milk bag. Once all the liquid has gone through the bag, start squeezing. Squeeze that bag. You’ll get even more milk that way.

6. You now have milk! Yay for you! Pour your milk into whatever you want to store it in; I really like mason jars. And chill in the fridge.

This will last a few days depending on what you use it for; I love it straight from the jar or on granola. You can use this same recipe for cashews too!!!!

Now…who is interested in making their own creamer? My favorite is Brazil nut. Want the recipe? Let me know in the comments below.

Welcome!

Hi everyone out there! After many people telling me they love my food, want my recipes, ask me how I do it, and so on, I thought I’d give this blog thing a try. As many of my friends know, I don’t just love food…I love love food. I think its mostly in part because of my food restrictions…they developed a few years ago and I wanted to eat food that tasted good and good for me. And let’s face it…a lot of gluten free products back in the day…even just 3-4 years ago just don’t compare to what’s available now. But still…a lot of items aren’t that great or you have to try 10 different expensive products to find one that actually tastes good. I’ve done the hard work and figured out what tastes great with regards to the products on the market now.

Yet, I still want to cook…I want to create food that passes my boyfriend’s taste test (he’s my guinea pig), but is the first thing to disappear at parties. I have always hated when people would say to me about my creations, “Its good…for gluten free”. What the hell does that even mean? I’ve actually had people rave about something i’ve made, I tell them its gluten free and vegan and then they are like, Oh…yah. Had I not said anything, you would have never even known. Luckily, my friends know me and know my stuff is good. That’s why the site is called “Make Allergies Your Bitch!” No matter what your food restriction is, you can still make good food. And healthy too (although everything in moderation right?)

I plan to not only post recipes, but post about ingredients I love; I know some are new to gluten free or vegan or even both and the product choices are daunting. I’ll let you know what I think is worth spending your hard-earned dough on. If there is something you want to know about, have questions, just ask. I want to help….so many blogs helped me in the beginning and I just hope that I can do the same.