Who's making milk... it's soo easy I'm serious. My fav is hazelnut milk, I keep a big bag of hazelnuts in the cupboard and always have access to fresh milk within minutes. Way easier than running to the store. This weekend I blended a vanilla bean with the nuts before straining and it was delicious! Vanilla Hazelnut Milk 1 cup hazelnuts 4 cups filtered water 1 vanilla bean stevia to sweeten (optional) Blend all the ingredients, strain through nut milk bag and add stevia to taste. If you need a refresher on how to make milk click here and for an amazing cereal to go with your milk click here. So above are my ingredients and below are the ingredients in a store bought nut milk... just saying. Natural Almond Base (Filtered Water, Almonds) All Natural Evaporated Cane Juice Calcium Carbonate Sea Salt Natural Flavour Locust Bean Gum Sunflower Lecithin Gellan Gum Zinc Gluconate Vitamin A Palmitate Riboflavin Vitamin D2 Vitamin B12.

20130508-131834.jpg New kitchen project, wheat grass juicing!! It has quite a following as an alternative treatment for curing many diseases, there are clinics all over the world dedicated to treating patients using this therapy. And it's your lucky day, you don't even have to own a juicer to make it at home. A few things to know, the fiber is toxic so it needs to be removed, you can't just throw the grass in your smoothie you need to extract the juice from the fiber. If you have a juicer, push a handful or two through. If not you can use your blender, add a little water and press it through a nut milk bags to remove the pulp... click here for directions. Remember to drink it right away! Wheat grass is a complete protein, it has 10x more calcium than cow milk (gag), lots of iron plus B12 which is hard to find in plants. Cool eh! You can grow it yourself, pick up a bag from Kind Organics at Sorauren Market or most health food stores sell it in potters.

photo cred Cat So there I was the other day, sitting at my dinning room table with my Muma.  We were figuring out what to eat for lunch.  I had 5 ripe avocados so instantly thought of my Avocado Fiesta Salad and promptly started to make it. But the avocados jogged my Muma's memory of the delicious vitaminas she and my Grandpa would drink when they lived in Brazil.  Vitaminas, which means vitamins in English, is a word used to describe a wide variety of juices and smoothies. Some use fruits, or a fruit and vegetable mix.  And what's even cooler, in Brazil, they have street vendors all over the place that make them. (p.s. I've booked a one-way ticket to Brazil.  I'll send you a postcard). Here's a recipe for more of a dessert smoothie. Vitamina de Abacate (Avocado Smoothie) 1 cup fresh avocado 1-2  tbsp honey (or desired amount of stevia/xylitol sweetener) 6 ice cubes 1 cup nut milk (add more nut milk or water if trouble blending, but it should be thick) squirt of fresh lime (optional) Blend together until smooth. Listen to "The Girl from Ipanema" and chill out for a bit. Adiós