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The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 2
Homemade organic soy milk
Posted By: Ruby
Date: January-20, 1998 at 23:12:16
In Response To: Re: Aluminum in Soy Milk -- try this! (Portia)
Portia, I haven't tried this yet, but here are instructions I picked up at my health food store on how to make your own soy milk. Let me know if it works!! 1. Soak 2 1/2 cups (1 lb.) of organic soybeans in refrigerator overnight in 3 qts. water. Yield - 5 cups. 2. Drain and grind to a fine, gritty paste in blender, in 4-5 batches, using a total of 2 cups very hot water to process. 3. Whisk paste into 3 1/2 qts. rapidly boiling water. Reduce heat to medium low and cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Keep 1 cup cold water at hand to add if pot begins to foam over.) Remember, soy milk acts like dairy milk and scorches easily. 4. Strain through nylon mesh, multiple layers of cheesecloth, a muslin square, or an old pillowcase, working over a colander. Set colander in a larger bowl or pan to catch the strained milk. THen, using a quart jar filled with water for weight, push repeatedly to extract all liquid possible. 5. Save leftover paste (the Japanese call it okara) from the strainer. It can be mixed and cooked with rice, barley, wheat, oats or other grains and used in casseroles, patties or burgers, or added to breads and muffins for extra nutrients. If you cannot use it immediately, it can be frozen. Because this is cooked, it can also be used as a protein supplement in pet food. 6. Taste soy milk. It benefits from a pinch of sea salt and just a little sweetener such as brown rice syrup or malted barley, plus (optional) a little bit of vanilla or almond extract. Consider making two or three quarts plain, one vanilla or almond. 7. Cool, then refrigerate in covered jars for use within four to six days. You may freeze in appropriate containers, leaving ample head space for expansion. Thaw in refrigerator over several hours for use as needed.Yield: approximately 4 quarts soy milk plus 3-4 cups okara.Happy cooking!!
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Vicky -- Tuesday, 20 January 1998, at 11:12 p.m.