Recipes on this page:
-Mock Chicken Salad
-Almond Date Balls
-Using Soaked Raw Almonds
Raw almonds are the best nut to have because of their high alkalinity or pH balance. Not more than a handful a day is recommended. However they can be difficult to chew. Many people have given up raw almonds after a costly visit with their dentist as result of breaking a tooth or cap.
There are other reasons or benefits soaking almonds. As the almonds soak the nutrients and enzymes become more bio available to the body. They become more digestible. I feel more energetic after eating soak almonds. This link helps explain the benefits of soaking almonds.
-Put one to two cups of raw almonds in a medium size mixing bowl.
-Cover with pure water. Let stand until almonds swell. You should see the 'veins' as they swell.
-When you can break an almond with your finger, they are ready for use.
2 cups of soaked and rinsed almonds
2 stalks of celery, chopped fine
1/2 small onion chopped fine
2 TB vegetarian mayo
1 tsp pickled relish
1/8 tsp mustard (optional)
1/8 powdered rosemary
- add poultry season to replace the rosemary.
In a blender or food processor, grin almonds using a tablespoon of water (or more) as needed.
Place ground nuts in a medium mixing bowl.
Add celery and onion. Mix well.
In a small bowl, mix mayo, relish, mustard and rosemary.
Mix well. If too dry add more mayonnaise.
Serve with crackers, on a bed of salad or pita or flat bread.
2 cups of soaked raw almonds
4 to 5 pitted ma dates
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
2 TB of water
-In a food processor chop almonds into very fine pieces. Place in mixing bowl
-blend dates to a smooth paste, using a little water if needed. Add to mix bowl.
-with a spoon, mix the two ingredients.
-sprinkle coconut onto a large plate
-scoop a teaspoon of the mixture and place into the palm of your hand. Roll into a ball and place on the coconut plate.
-Gently roll ball until it is covered.