Almond Milk

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Non-dairy beverages are coming in all sorts of fascinating forms. My mom is a hemp milk drinker (after a series of explanation on its not having THC properties); my sister gets down with coconut; plenty of people get their liquid oat on; and I really love almond milk.

A friend with nut allergies walked into our kitchen the other day, expertly scouted the area, and murmured:

“I hear you’re milkin’…”.

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Lavender Almond Shortbread Cookies

I know, I know. Another cookie post from the hungrygnomes. But I have a good reason, I swear.

Bette Jane and I have been searching for dried culinary lavender and have been failing miserably. And by searching, I mean going to one fancy grocery store hoping to find it in the spice section. You see, you can’t use the flowers from the lavender plant in your pretty garden unless you know that it hasn’t been treated with pesticides. You don’t really want to eat those yucky chemicals.

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Oreo Almond Butter Cookies

I had a half-eaten pack of Oreos. No butter. A serious craving for cookies. But I was cookie-less. And I couldn’t find a cookie recipe using Oreos and no butter. I was missing a LOT of things. (Mainly cookies and butter.)

So what do you do when you’re missing a lot of things? You work with what you’ve got and make something amazing out of it. Yup, you can apply that to your life, too. That’s right. Free life advice!

What I had to work with in this case was almond butter. I bought this for my vegan week, but ended up eating it with toast only twice. Or something like that. In any case, I had a lot of it left sitting in my fridge waiting to feel some baking love.

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