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Fresh Dairy-Free Homemade Coconut Milk

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

Coconut Milk

Fresh Dairy-Free Homemade Coconut Milk

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Paleo-Friendly

Ingredients:         8 ounce package Organic Finely Shredded Coconut

4 cups boiling, or very hot, filtered water

Nut Milk Bag

Instructions:

  1. You will need a high-powered blender, like a Vitamix or equivalent that can sustain high heat.
  2. Add the coconut and boiling/hot water to the blender.
  3. Blend well, about 1 minute on higher setting. Let set for another 2-3 minutes before straining.
  4. Pour the contents of the blender through the Nut Milk Bag into a large bowl or pitcher.
  5. Pull the strings of the bag and squeeze the remainder of the coconut milk out.
  6. Refrigerate the coconut milk and use within 2-3 days.
  7. TIP: Don’t throw away the coconut meal left in your nut bag! I put the fine coconut in a tight container and refrigerate to use in recipes. The coconut is deliciously moist and tastes fresher than boring bagged coconut. You can keep the coconut in your fridge for up to a week if tightly sealed. I use the coconut in smoothies.

Makes:          3 cups


Basic Homemade Dairy-Free Almond/Nut Milk

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

Basic Homemade Dairy-Free Almond/Nut Milk

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Paleo, Vegan

Ingredients

1 1/3 cups Organic RAW Almonds (or cashews)

4-8 cups Filtered Water

Optional:

1 Tbsp Pure Organic Vanilla Extract

1-2 packets Stevia

Special Appliances:

High-Powered Blender (like Vitamix or equivalent)

Nut Bag or Cheesecloth (I prefer Nut Bags… much easier, less messy)

Instructions:

Soak 1 1/3 cups RAW almonds in a bowl or container with plenty of filtered water, at room temperature for 12-18 hours. Soaking will make the almonds softer and more digestible and rinse off any potential chemicals.

Drain the almonds in a colander and rinse with fresh water.

Place the almonds in a high-powered blender. Add 4 cups filtered water and blend until the nuts are pulverized.

Strain through cheesecloth or a nut milk bag. If using cheesecloth, use a spoon to scrape the almond meal around and allow as much liquid to drain through.

Transfer to a glass jar or pitcher and refrigerate, covered for 4-5 days. You can use the remaining pulp in hot steel cut gluten-free oats cereal, fruit or other great vegan recipes. You can even dry the pulp in the oven and use it as almond meal, or freeze in a Ziploc bag for future use.

For a little sweetness, add 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract and 1-2 packets Stevia.

Modifications:

Almond Milk with Coconut Water: Soak almonds in regular water, but use 4 cups coconut water to blend with soaked almonds.

Almond Milk sweetened with Dates: Follow same directions above, but blend soaked almonds with water and 8 pitted dates. Add 1 Tbsp Vanilla for extra flavor.

Makes:  4-6 Servings


Gluten-Free DIY SHRIMP Pesto Zucchini Zoodle Pasta Quick & Easy How-To Cooking Demo

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

What’s for dinner tonight?  How about a Seafood Zoodle Pasta dish?  With all of my food intolerances I had to create a recipe that tasted similar to my favorite pasta pesto dish, but without the cheese and gluten.  I do allow myself shrimp every now and then, and when I do, I love this recipe!  If you are also watching your weight, this option is great because it is also low-carb and guilt-free!

In this QUICK video, I show you how to make a very simple seafood entree tonight!  You will use some of the skills I have been teaching you in the past video cooking demo blogs.  Combine the zucchini “zoodle” making video using the handy-dandy VEGGETTItool, homemade dairy-free pesto, and the super delicious colorful veggie salad.  Combine all of these and you have a slam-dunk winner!!!

This dish is so versatile it is paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and LOW-CARB!  Watch as I demo this recipe for you!


Gluten-Free DIY SHRIMP Pesto Zucchini Zoodle Pasta Quick & Easy How-To Cooking Demo

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

What’s for dinner tonight?  How about a Seafood Zoodle Pasta dish?  With all of my food intolerances I had to create a recipe that tasted similar to my favorite pasta pesto dish, but without the cheese and gluten.  I do allow myself shrimp every now and then, and when I do, I love this recipe!  If you are also watching your weight, this option is great because it is also low-carb and guilt-free!

In this QUICK video, I show you how to make a very simple seafood entree tonight!  You will use some of the skills I have been teaching you in the past video cooking demo blogs.  Combine the zucchini “zoodle” making video using the handy-dandy VEGGETTItool, homemade dairy-free pesto, and the super delicious colorful veggie salad.  Combine all of these and you have a slam-dunk winner!!!

This dish is so versatile it is paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and LOW-CARB!  Watch as I demo this recipe for you!


Gluten-Free DIY SHRIMP Pesto Zucchini Zoodle Pasta Quick & Easy How-To Cooking Demo

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

What’s for dinner tonight?  How about a Seafood Zoodle Pasta dish?  With all of my food intolerances I had to create a recipe that tasted similar to my favorite pasta pesto dish, but without the cheese and gluten.  I do allow myself shrimp every now and then, and when I do, I love this recipe!  If you are also watching your weight, this option is great because it is also low-carb and guilt-free!

In this QUICK video, I show you how to make a very simple seafood entree tonight!  You will use some of the skills I have been teaching you in the past video cooking demo blogs.  Combine the zucchini “zoodle” making video using the handy-dandy VEGGETTItool, homemade dairy-free pesto, and the super delicious colorful veggie salad.  Combine all of these and you have a slam-dunk winner!!!

This dish is so versatile it is paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and LOW-CARB!  Watch as I demo this recipe for you!