Almond nut milk | Non-dairy milks | GFCF | Vegan

Almond nut milk | Non-dairy milks | GFCF | Vegan
Considering that I have been a vegan for quite a few years and make nut milks on a regular basis, this recipe should have arrived much earlier on the blog.  But then, I have never been a planned person.  I am disciplined but I doubt it can be seen beneath all the layers of absent mindedness that is me.  However, after a few emails came my way requesting me to do a series of alternative milk recipes, I thought - well, why not?  I always wanted to take a picture of milk in a bottle.  It looks pretty.  This one also smells nice and tastes good. Almonds are a good delicious source of calcium.  While the calcium from dairy milk is simply leeched from the body, the calcium from almond milk is completely absorbed.  Homemade almond milk will never turn out as thick as off-the-shelf milk.  That is because packaged nut milks contain carrageenan.  Carrageenan is a sea weed known as 'irish moss' and is used as a thickening agent/gelling agent in sauces, milks, ice creams and non-food products.  The use of carrageenan in food products is a highly debated topic.  I say, why not just make your own almond milk at ...

Uppu / Uluthamparuppu Kozhakottai | Steamed gluten free dumplings with lentil filling | GFCF, Caeliac Recipe, Allergy-friendly, Indian recipe

Uppu / Uluthamparuppu Kozhakottai | Steamed gluten free dumplings with lentil filling | GFCF, Caeliac Recipe, Allergy-friendly, Indian recipe This article was originally written by me for Beyond Curries.  I am reposting it with some editing as the site for which I wrote  is no longer active. I hail from Palakkad and our cuisine is a combination of the best from the regions of Tamilnadu and Kerala. Every festival is celebrated with sweets and savouries that are unique to that festival. The traditional sweets made for Ganesh Chaturthi in Palakkad, are 'vella kozhokottai' (Steamed jaggery and ...

IFBM 2014 – First Indian Food Bloggers Meet

IFBM 2014 – First Indian Food Bloggers Meet (The group photograph used in this post is courtesy of Aloft Bengaluru, CBP) Facebook and twitter were abuzz the whole of last month with #ifbm2014.  It is still ruling most of our posts.  On the 1st and 2nd of August, India had its first ever food bloggers meet. When I started blogging in 2006 (or 2007), bloggers were not taken seriously.  Our writings were construed to be freely available content.  Bloggers were treated as a class of ...