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03-13-2005, 10:06 AM
Does anyone know where you can buy LARGE amounds of nuts (in bulk)? At $15 a pound, this is getting expensive. I think I may be able to get my family to switch to nut milk, but they only like the almond. I sure could use a place to buy, oh say 50 pounds at a time.
03-13-2005, 11:21 AM
I can recommend bulkfoods.com. They shipped my order promptly, items as described. If you order 50 pounds of almonds it comes out to $5.94 per pound incl shipping. 25 pounds is $6.20 per pound incl shipping. They do add a handling charge of $6 or so for every order.
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Also thought I'd share that after I tried sunflower seed milk [NOT to my liking] I stuck with almond milk. But I recently calculated how much I'm spending on food [good goddess!] and have to make some changes. As an experiment yesterday I tried 50/50 brown unhulled sesame seeds and almonds and if anything it tasted more "milky!" I ordered my sesame seeds from the same website for $2/ pound. Big savings.
03-13-2005, 11:45 AM
Is it an option to start weaning them off milk? Except for poured over things, maybe?
03-13-2005, 11:07 PM
Tracie, I make raw sunflower seed milk. Sunflower seeds are less expensive than raw almonds. After squeezing out the milk, I add a banana or two to the milk and sometimes add some vanilla and raw sweetener. My kids like it alot.
03-14-2005, 04:57 PM
try the sunflower milk...it is inexpensive. you can add cinnamon or a little bit of vanilla extract. also, this is another trick which i use: use 1/3 almond, 2/3 sunflower....so, it gives some of the almond flavor, without the almond price :) you could even do half and half...that will surely help. i use 1 cup nuts/seeds to 5 cups water. to me, that is a good proportion, equivalent to low fat milk consistency.
i have also made oat milk, or oat/almond. also, pumpkin seed milk (but not for cereal)...this is very interesting, smoky. and, sesame/carob. but, that you have to work yourself up to b/c it can be bitter. the carob helps with that. and, sesame milk is so so so much cheaper than almond milk. you could do sesame with some almonds too, again 2/3 and 1/3. And, the sesame and carob both have lots of calcium.
03-31-2005, 04:15 PM
I dont believe it! they actually like it. I mixed the almonds and sunflower seeds, added vanilla and a banana and they really like it!
Thanks so much everyone. Another non raw food out of the house!
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