In talking to many people about going Vegan, the one thing that many have a hard time giving up, surprisingly (to me anyway) is not cheese, ice cream or eggs, it’s yogurt. I’ve never been a huge fan of the stuff. I like it well enough but it certainly wasn’t the thing that made it hard being a vegan (of course I’m a bad vegan but we won’t go there right now).
I thought I’d mention my recipe for Yogurt and make some at the same time. This is my jar sitting in the cupboard. (I knew you were all dying to see the messy cupboards and just love all these high flash 6 am photos)
I made 2 jars of Cashew milk. One was really rich and creamy with very little water, it was quite thick and almost could be described as Cashew butter. The other was the normal milk that I make. The Normal milk version is what I made kefir with and use normally over Granola or what not. I think I’ve mentioned it before that Kefir is something that is generally mammalian milk. My kefir grains were trained to be vegans. They’re happy and they’re multiplying. Mightily slow in their multiplication but they are growing. Kefir feeds off sugar and I feed mine honey (not alot, but enough to survive).
I kefired the milk, strained out my kefir babies and gave them some fresh cashew milk to their magic with. Into the kefired milk I add in the thick cream of cashews to thicken it all up. I stirred it up, added in some vanilla and some stevia and set it into a warm dark place (the cupboard) to thicken and gather more tang. In a couple of days the yogurt is done. It’s not usually super thick but it has that tangy taste and is really good. Sometimes I don’t flavor it at the cupboard stage. Sometimes I leave it alone and add fruit later. This stuff also freezes well. It freezes pretty solid but by scraping a fork, you can get a nice mound of a treat that seems like ice cream.
I finished the body to the green top down thing….I think…
I did a turned hem and was lazy about not sewing it, I did a different bind off that may or may not work. I need to block it and see if it uncurls or I may be redoing the hem.
I’ve started sprout.
People are finding little oopsies in the newest pattern because it wasn’t tested, wasn’t edited and I basically just threw it out there. The mistakes are little and I’m fixing them as needed. So if you see one, let me know. And no, it’s not a mistake that this is Noro and not the handspun I announced I’d be using. I just don’t love peach and I couldn’t bring myself to use it. I want to wear this sweater alot. I’ll save the peach for a vest or maybe something for the girls that isn’t likely to get thrown into the wash by mistake.