View Full Version : Sun Mylk?
07-06-2008, 11:00 AM
I'm super duper low on seeds and nuts. dh is going to the HFS tomorrow-but I would like to make corn chowdah for dinner.
I've looked and looked but I haven't found a recipe for sunflower milk-is that because it isn't a good idea? has anyone tried it?
07-06-2008, 11:11 AM
I've made it. You need to add more sweetener then you would with the other nuts, but it can come out good.
1 cup Sunflower seeds, soaked
1 cup Agave (or can use dates)
2-3 cups Water
07-07-2008, 05:00 PM
If you want to use sunflower seeds as the milk base in a soup, you're in luck. They do really well in that application. You don't have to make a milk of them first. Just add them to the water. It provides a bit of thickening which is hard to achieve otherwise in raw soups. I make a cream of celery soup and usually use cashews as the milky base, but once when I was out, I used sunflower seeds and after that I was hard-pressed to decide which I like best. One thing to be said for sunflower seeds: they have less calories. The cashews lend a tiny bit of a 'sweetish' flavour, while the sunflower seeds keep it more neutral. For corn chowder of course sweet is okay, but I would definitely use sunflower seeds without any hesitation. In fact, hubby brought home some fresh corn and asked for soup, so I think I will use the seeds. If you do wish it was bit sweeter, you can always add a drop of honey or agave or even a date.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.4 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.