April 2nd, 2006


Reconstituting Powdered Soymilk

Ok, I checked the memories and there are lots of tips for how to mix powdered soymilk when you reconstitute it so it doesn't come out sludgy; however, there is nothing that tells me what the ratio of powder to water might be. I bought powdered soy milk at the bulk store (so no package instructions) to use in cooking where I can't taste it, but I need to know how to magically make it into a milk-like substitute.

Also, I just snagged my dad's old yogothem and am experiementing with yogurt making. Do you think it would work with powdered soymilk reconstituted?



A few nights ago I made stroganoff, it was so good! I browned some Gimme Lean in a little olive oil, then added diced portabella , soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic and onion powder. I also put in some frozen mixed organic veggies. After it simmered for a while, I stirred in some Toffutti Better Than Sour Cream and served it over rice. It was really rich and the leftovers were good for lunch, too!

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No Cookies!

Anyone else tried No Cookies? http://www.nocookie.com/

They are AWESOME. They are big - about the same size as one of those Grandma's Cookies you see in vending machines... BUT

They are no egg, no dairy, no hydrogenated oils, no GMO, and no refined sugar. MMMMMmmmmmmmm!

The cookie I got was 2 servings (which is always rough, because you know you're going to eat the whole thing) but 1 serving was 140 cal and 5g fat. I had to read it twice to make sure I didn't misread and it wasn't really 15g fat.

nuts = yes please, peanuts = oh no!

I hate peanuts!! I love all of the other nuts but peanuts and me we just don't get along. Maybe I just discriminate because they aren't truly a nut. Anyway... sometime ago I bought a 500g bag of peanuts because they were cheap and I tried to snack on them but I cringed everytime. So I left them in a gladware container in the cupboard to be added to dishes later. I added some to my stirfry tonight realizing afterwards that this was probably protein overload since I also had tofu in my stirfry. So my question is: What is your favorite way to get rid of peanuts. I'd prefer ideas where you don't end up tasting the peanuts too much. I don't mind peanuts in trailmix but just straight peanuts is a no go for me. And I don't mind peanut sauces in thai cooking, but I can't stand peanut butter straight up. Yea - I am weird like that. Being in Australia right now my main excitement when I first got here back in February was that hazelnut butter is cheaper than almond butter - though the jars of it are smaller. I went through a jar of it in less than a week. As a snack straight out of the jar, on toast or with celery - man it was great. It had been at least 3 years since I had some since its so expensive in the States. Er yea - but back to my main point here. What the heck should I do with my peanuts??