We use a lot of almond and coconut milk at our house, but it isn’t very cost effective for me to make it myself every time I need it (though I think homemade tastes better than store bought) – so I’ve learned to make my own rice milk. It’s so ridiculously easy to make, it practically makes itself. The best part is there’s no overnight soaking required unlike nut milks, so you can whip up a fresh batch of rice milk in a couple of hours. If you can make a pot of rice, you can definitely make rice milk!
Here’s an easy recipe for a quick and tasty vegetarian lentil curry. Lentils are a great source of protein, high in fiber, and and loaded with other good stuff too. Since there’s no soaking time on the lentils this recipe is done in about 35 minutes.
Food as Medicine
I’m a firm believer in food as medicine – you are what you eat. Garlic, one of the most familiar herbs, is one of the world’s most important and most researched medicinal plants. It’s known for its ability to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, relieve coughs and respiratory infections, support beneficial intestinal flora, and is a potent antibiotic. Aside from garlic’s powerful health benefits, this mighty herb makes food come alive!