Sunny Salad

Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date: December 27, 2017
Yield: 2-4 servings
Time needed:30 minutes

A really good vegetable salad suitable as either side dish or main dish.

Sunny Salad

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Spinach Walnut Salad

Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date: December 8, 2017
Yield: 2-4 servings (fewer servings as a main dish; more as a side dish)
Time needed: 30 minutes

Spinach is one of my favorite salad greens and now this is one of my favourite spinach salads. Very easy to prepare and the dressing is quite good.

Spinach Walnut Salad

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Nut Milk (and Cream)

Source: : Ecological Cooking
Date tried: September 25, 2012
Yield: 4 cups
Time needed: 5 minutes

I don’t like milk. I should qualify that. I use milk for cooking. I pour it on my cereal. I like milkshakes and plenty of milk products (yogurt, cheese, buttermilk, sour cream). But I last had a glass of milk to drink when I was six. I just don’t like milk as a beverage.

Nor have I ever taken to soymilk. I don’t care for soy “dairy” products either. I do not like soybased “cheezes” nor soy-based alternatives to ice cream or yogurt. (Interestingly, I do like soy products that don’t pretend to be something else, such as tofu and tempeh.)

But this nut “milk” has converted me. I like it. Poured straight into the glass as a beverage on its own, I like it. So I expect I will also like it on my cereal and in a smoothie or any other way I may use it. I may even get brave enough to try the “cream” version in my coffee.

I used a combination of almonds and cashews and honey to sweeten.

 

Nut Milk

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Ye’suff Wiha (Sunflower Juice)

Source: The Recipe of Love
Made: January 5, 2014
Yield: 8 servings
Time to make: 30 minutes + time to chill.

This is one of three Ethiopian beverages made from seeds.  The author says this one is frequently used as a beverage during times of fasting. Certainly a change from plain water or fruit juice.  I tried it sweetened with agave syrup.  And this definitely gets a thumbs up.  It is really good!

Ye’suff Wiha (Sunflower Juice)

Ye’suff Wiha (Sunflower Juice)
4 cups raw sunflower seeds
15 cups water
10 cups spring water
1 garlic clove, whole
Large piece of fresh ginger, crushed
Honey or brown sugar to taste

Wash sunflower seeds and drain well.
Combine with 15 cups water in large pot.  Boil on high heat for 20 minutes.
Drain and let seeds cool.
Grind seeds to a fine paste in a blender or food processor.
Add 10 cups spring water and mix well.
Strain into a serving pitcher.
Add garlic and crushed ginger and let sit for awhile to blend flavours.
Sweeten to taste, chill and serve.

Spaghetti for Peanuts

Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Date tried:November 10, 2017
Yield:4 servings
Time needed: 45 minutes

This was a complete flop with the family. Sounds good on paper, but although I love black olives, they detracted from this dish, as did the sauce. A simple oil & garlic dressing might have been much better.

Spaghetti for Peanuts

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Peanut Purée Soufflé

Source:Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried:July 23, 2017
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed:1 hour

Prior Preparation needed
Cook raw peanuts until very tender. (Since peanuts are actually a sort of bean, I used the same timing as for dried beans and that worked well.) See instructions below on making the purée.

Well,just after trying “a soufflé that any fool can make”, here is a much more tricky one. This came out quite nicely, but the flavour was not remarkable and I don’t consider the result to be worth the effort.

Peanut Purée Soufflé

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