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Not Milk...Nut Milks!: 40 of the Most Original Dairy-Free Milk Recipes Ever! Paperback – January, 1997

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 127 pages
  • Publisher: Woodbridge Press Publishing Company; Revised edition (January 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0880072180
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880072182
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #848,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book has 40 wonderful recipes.
Kytka Hilmar-Jezek
It contains the best recipes for nut milks I have ever found.
Dea Bea
This book is upfront and center in my recipe shelf.

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Kytka Hilmar-Jezek on June 2, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book not only for children with allergies, but for everyone looking for healthy alternatives... Almonds are hypoallergenic naturally and almond milk is perfectly safe - better yet when organic almonds are used. Peanuts (a bean, really, and not a nut at all) are one of the highest allergens in young children. Peanuts are also not the best choice for nut milks. Almonds contain proteins, fats, carbohydrates, calcium, potassium, and magnesium - they are the BEST choice for nut milks. Other "good" nuts are cashews, pecans, pine nuts, walnuts, pumpkinseeds, sesame seeds (may be a tad strong for the wee ones) and sunflower seeds. This book has 40 wonderful recipes. I have the first edition of this book (1990) for it's been a trusted freind for over 10 years and I have tested each and every recipe myself and they truly are wonderful... I HIGHLY recommend it. The best part is that it really gets you inspired and after tasting the delicious elixir, and knowing all of the benefits, you will NEVER buy boxes soy, rice or almond milk again. It's really a lovely book.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 29, 1999
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This little gem has a neat collection of simple, easy to follow recipes for non-dairy milks that can be prepared from nut and seed slurries...Not only can these milks be used alone, but also in dishes that require milk or for the Kosher cook. These milks are also great for children who don't get enough of their essential fats from their regular diet or who have allergies to milk proteins.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Landen Saffles on December 31, 2011
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I was extremely pleased with this book in that it offered a myriad of recipes for application not only with different nuts, but also different recipes for each type. As a new vegan I have found it very cost effective to make my own raw milks at home, and one can speculate the additional benefits of avoiding the preservatives in the more expensive store bought options. I especially appreciated the recipe for dairy/egg-free "egg" nog =). I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the benefits of nut milks for whatever reason, and especially if you are on a limited budget (like myself) that does not make room for store bought nut milks. If you are trying to remove dairy from your diet, you will also find that these milks make viable substitutes for dairy milk as ingredients in most recipes. Thanks for this infinitely useful product!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AZ buyer on August 4, 2014
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This recipe book was part of the starting of the nut milks. It gives some good combinations of ingredients, but I don't follow any of the recipes, just taste guidelines. Was a good start. Thanks!

I would recommend Milks Alive: 140 Delicious and Nutritions Recipes for Fresh Nut and Seed Milks by Rita Rivera over this one, although I appreciate the start with this one.
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17 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Erika Mitchell TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 17, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book contains a collection of interesting nutritious drinks made with various nuts and seeds. In the introduction, Cole points out some of the nutritional benefits of drinking beverages made from nuts. She includes comparisons of non-sugar sweeteners (such as barley malts, honey, or stevia leaf), and ingredients that can be added to fortify the milks (such as flax seeds or lecithin). The instructions for preparing the milks are explained on one page, and they are the same for all the recipes in the book. Thus, if you get the procedure down, you'll be ready to try anything. Equipment needed for making the milks includes a nut grinder (coffee bean grinder), a blender, a pot and a fine mesh strainer. The recipes in the book are organized by the type of nut or seed in the base, and include chapters for almonds, cashews, pecans, pine nuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds (mainly tahini), and sunflower seeds. The recipes frequently call for fruits, especially apples or bananas. Some also call for flavor extracts, such as vanilla or almond. Included with the recipes are notes about the special nutritional content of the ingredients.

I enjoyed the variety of milks described in the book, and some of them are quite tasty. I'm not entirely convinced by Cole's interpretation of reasons for not drinking cow's milk however. She writes "the most serious threat in drinking milk lies in the fact that its natural chemical structure is altered by the heat and pressure used in processing to the point of making it indigestible." Let's put this into historical perspective, however.
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More About the Author

Candia Lea Cole is a holistic health mentor and eco-lifestyle educator whose passion for wellness began in the early 1970's during her teenage years, when she embarked on a health quest to manage and heal the symptoms of environmental illness that resulted from her exposure to chemicals, vaccines, toxic medicines, industrially processed foods, and an unconscious relationship with her body and the earth. After recognizing the need to make a departure from allopathic medicine, she soon found herself studying the natural healing arts. While learning about a variety of natural self-healing modalities, she grew to understand and appreciate the necessity and value of living in harmony and balance with the natural world.

Along her journey, Candia developed an intuitive process for living well in which she learned to listen to the needs of her body, mind and spirit, and use nature's wisdom of to cultivate a healthy and nourishing lifestyle. The nutritional arts became her primary focus, and she devoted all of her energies to learning about the medicinal values in nature's food pharmacy. While experimenting in her kitchen with a variety of whole, natural foods and herbs, she developed a variety of creative culinary methods for preparing recipes that she refers to as 'eco-friendly cuisine.' This cuisine is featured in her collection of three whole foods cookbooks, including 'Not Milk...NUTMILKS!' 'Grains, Main Dishes Made of Nature,' and 'Super Smoothies-Taste The Nectar of Life!'

Candia loves teaching people how they can use their food, lifestyle, and health care choices as a vehicle for personal, social and environmental health. In 2007, she founded Eco-Learning Legacies, a Minnesota-based company specializing in eco-lifestyle education. One of her company's signature products is: The Eco-Intelligent Eating Model. This eating model (along with a companion curriculum titled 'Farming & Eating the Eco-Intelligent Way') is designed to teach people about the relationship between 'what' they eat and 'how' their personal ecology and planetary ecology are impacted by what they eat. This eating model, featured at: and features traditional earth-grown foods, whose healthy, organic production serves to integrate our earth's dietary needs with our own.

In addition to her food related books, Candia is the creator of the Bring Back the Earth! Eco-Learning Legacy & Eco-Mentor Leadership Training. This curriculum is represented by a collection of books and audio-visual learning aids that are designed to be used together for a full and meaningful experience of eco-learning and eco-living. The books which comprise the curriculum include a Mentor Guide Book titled 'Bring Back the Earth! Nourishing the Eco-Intelligence that Invites Whole Living', as well as the author's memoir 'Born to Live Green-Awakening My Heart's Wisdom to the Path of Eco-Intelligent Living,' and six companion Workbook/Journals.

These books invite families to connect with a culturally creative learning community that shares your concerns about the ecological health and well-being of people and the planet and bring your energy to the community at a time when your energy is greatly needed!

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