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Why French Pressed Coffee is the Best!

Why French Pressed Coffee is the Best

Are you a coffee drinker? Do you love the smell of coffee in the morning? Are you totally hooked on caffeine but have a weak stomach? ¬†French Pressed Coffee is the best option for you!! You don’t need to quit to be healthier.

1. Cheaper than a keurig or regular coffee machine.

 

2. Faster and Easier than brewing coffee.

 

3. If you’re in a hurry, don’t wait! Just pour your hot coffee right away for some caffeine ūüėČ ¬†Optimal wait time is 4 minutes to use all the grounds, but you know how hard it is to wait to turn on your brains in the morning!

 

4. Cold-pressed coffee is 67% less acidic! Many of us can’t stomach brewed coffee.

Just pour in your grounds, add cold water, and let it soak overnight in the fridge before you press.

 

5. You no longer have to worry about replacing filters or k-cups, or tearing apart your machine to clean it.  

The 2-Piece French Press is so easy to clean!

 

Summary: Why French Pressed coffee is the best

1. cheaper than other coffee
2. faster and easier to make
3. less waiting time
4. 67% less acidic
5. easy as 1-2-3 to clean

Written by Kelly Gibson June 10 2015

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Kelly’s Gluten-Free ThanksLiving Recipe Plans

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ThanksLiving Is The New Thanksgiving!

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With all the amazing meat-free, vegan options out there today, why settle for Turkey as your main course when you could eat healthier and start a new Gluten-Free ThanksLiving tradition. As a vegan of 4 years, I still love to experiment with new foods!  I picked out a few recipes this year, and look forward to digging right in!

I plan on having a ThanksLiving celebration, with my vegan family and vegetarian friend Erica, with delicious plant-based foods! I also donated some help $$ to Mercy for Animals, who is currently doing a Million Dollar Challenge!! This ThanksLiving, give back!

Main ThanksLiving Course: Vegan Meatloaf¬†made out of Lentils and Gluten-free Bread Crumbs, topped¬†with cranberry sauce. (I’m the only one who has a gluten allergy, so the other three will be eating Tofurky as their main course.)

Delicious Plant-Based Sides:

  1. Mashed Potatoes mixed with Non-GMO Canned Corn and topped with a satsifying gluten-free gravy.
  2. Vegan Stuffing made with Gluten-Free Brown Rice Loaf (instead of wholegrain bread).

Amazing Beverages:

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Delicious Latte from Pomegranate Cafe, AZ
  1. Pumpkin Spice Lattes with Vanilla Almond¬†Milk and gelatin-free marshmallows; Hot Cocoa with marshmallows for¬†Vinny¬†ūüôā
  2. Reisling for the adults; grape juice for the kid.

For Dessert:

I’m still debating between this¬†Banana Cream Cake¬†and the Chocolate Pumpkin Pie with Almond Meal¬†Crust. ¬†I will have¬†to post pictures of which dessert I end up¬†making!!

Which one would you choose?¬† I was really eying down that cake… we ended up making both!

Happy Gluten-Free ThanksLiving to all of my vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan friends out there. GO YOU if you are working on reducing meats and introducing new plant-based meals! I would love to help you Рjust contact me for more info.

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Homemade Almond Milk and Almond Crackers

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Finally, A Two-In-One Recipe for Homemade Almond Milk with no wasted leftovers! No second guessing.

Homemade Almond Milk Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw almonds, soaked for 8 hours
  • 3 1/2 cups water, filtered
  • 4 raw dates, pitted
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract + 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of¬†salt
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You’ll need a nut bag and food processor, something like this.

Instructions: After preparing the above ingredients, all you need to do is mix the ingredients on high-speed for at least 1 minute in a food processor until smoothe. (Then, convert to a blender if you want to extract more homemade almond milk.) Use a nut bag to strain your homemade almond milk mixture into a medium sized bowl, as pictured below.

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Homemade Almond Milk, strained into a bowl. It smells and tastes wonderful!

 

Squeeze any remaining liquid from the nut bag until most of the milk is strained into the bowl.  Pour milk from the bowl, into a sealed tight bottle (like below) and store in the refrigerater for up to 5 days.

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Here is what this mixture looks like in a gallon jug. All you need is a a 32oz bottle! If you want more homemade almond milk, double or triple this recipe.

Once you store your homemade almond milk in the fridge, immediately move onto the following recipe.

Use your Remaining Almond Meal for these Delicious Crackers!

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The most delicious cracker recipe in the entire southwest ūüėČ

Sweet and Salty Almond Cracker Recipe:

  • Leftover¬†Almond Meal from the above Homemade¬†Almond Milk recipe
  • 1-1/2 T Sesame¬†Oil
  • 1 tsp basil (for basil lovers like myself ūüėČ )
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1/4 tsp thyme

Instructions: It doesn’t get any easier than this! ¬†Preheat your oven the 375, then mix all of the ingredients together with a spatula. Place¬†parchment paper onto a baking sheet, and use the spatula to flatten out your cracker¬†mix¬†into¬†a¬†1/4″ thick paste across the sheet (careful to keep the corners and edges 1/4″ thick as well).¬†Form the¬†paste¬†into a nicely shaped rectangle. ¬† Once you complete this, carefully¬†use a sharp knife to press down into¬†the paste to create¬†square crackers! ¬†(If you slide the knife too quickly, the almond meal may crumble!) Now they are ready to be baked for 8-10 minutes. ¬†Keep an eye on it to make sure to pull out the dough once the edges start to brown.

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sweet and salty almond meal, sliced into square crackers onto a baking sheet

There you have it! A homemade almond¬†milk recipe with no leftover waste! Complete with sweet and salty almond crackers for the win! And trust me they’re so good you won’t want to leave any behind ūüėČ

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After your first bite, you will be thinking about your next batch!
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The Crumbs are All that is Leftover From this Recipe!

There’s no better way to make Homemade Almond Milk and Almond Meal Crackers ūüôā

Created by Kelly Gibson from Kelly Athletics LLC.

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Kelly is a Vegan Personal Trainer and Plant-Based Nutrition Coach, with over 4 years of experience creating plant-based recipes.

These recipes are inspired by:

    1. YumUniverse
    2. OhSheGlows

 

 

 

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