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05-03-2006, 09:06 AM
Sometimes the recipes call for things to be soaked and sometimes it doesn't mention soaking. For example, sunflower seeds. If a recipe doesn't say to soak, do I need to? Also, when something is to be soaked, is the measurement before or after?
05-03-2006, 09:14 AM
If the recipe doesn't call for you to soak, then don't. (Soaking activates the enzymes and increases their nutritional value. It also makes them easier to digest.) However, the more you play around with the recipes the more you can decide if you want them soaked, because it gives different tastes. If you soak them, then there is more water in the recipe and could alter the thickness. I hope this helps.
05-03-2006, 09:18 AM
Read Alissa's "Recipes Introduction" in her book, she explains all about it :D
05-04-2006, 12:12 PM
measuring ingredients - soaked vs unsoaked. As I understand it ..
1 cup soaked seeds - means measure after they are soaked
1 cup seeds, soaked - means measure before they are soaked
05-04-2006, 12:15 PM
that is how I interpret it
1 cup soaked almonds means soaked THEN measure
1 cup almonds (soaked) means measure THEN soak,
but I belive in Alissa's book, it explains that ALL ingredients are to be raw, and all nuts and seeds are to be soaked.
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