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Soy oh boy oh boy

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Last night I made a container of soy yogurt which I made in frustration because the grocery store stopped carrying that. I did not have much choice of soymilk brands and I was discouraged because the one I got had sugar and thickeners in it. So that led me today to ask myself why I am not making my own soymilk as well. I used to make it years ago....There's nothing stopping me now.

I looked up a recipe for homemade soymilk and found that I'd remembered how to do it correctly. So when this yogurt I made today gets eaten, I will go ahead and make soymilk (I still have a big container of the beans). It makes me sad that I will not be able to cook like this once I have my shoulder surgery. It is a three month recovery so I will be sidelined for a while. Fortunately I can still have my groceries delivered to my home as I am doing right now. I can always order lots of veggies and just eat raw veggies a lot. I will make a batch or two of soymilk and yogurt before I go in to the hospital.

And before I go to the hospital I want to make a run to the big Health food store that is a good hour and fifteen minutes from here. I have a good friend who likes that store maybe I can entice her into driving there with me.
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  • _LINDA
    That is amazing you can make your own soy milk from scratch as well as the yogurt.. I second that getting darling daughter to help out with it.
    Hope you get the trip to that big health food store before you go in. I am envious of all the great things you Americans crow about coming from that amazing Trader Joes! We got our first Target here, but I am totally unimpressed, reminds me a lot of our old Zellers. Give me a T J's instead!!!
    Hope you have a good week!
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    1736 days ago
    Wow! How skilled you are to be making your own yogurt! I am glad you are getting support from people who have been through the shoulder surgery. You are in my prayers. Hugs, Laurel emoticon
    1737 days ago
    Best wishes for your surgeries and may God bless you with good recovery. My RA started with 2 shoulder repair surgeries, so I can identify.
    Have you tried asking the grocer to stock soy yogurt? If they know it will sell (to you!) they may be willing to. This has worked for me.
    I am not vegan but have had edamame (whole soybeans) for lunches lately. I think it has complete protein. To help your weight loss, health and healing, I would suggest plenty of protein... beans, lentils, quinoa, etc. And I eat fewer bananas since I realized they have about the highest sugar content of any fruit.
    1737 days ago
    Good going, Cynthia! I'm just thinking and wondering if you could freeze your Oh Boy Soy Yogurt in certain quantities so when you're recovering from your surgery, you could have some readily available. Hmmm, I know that I've froze yogurt before and it works in cooking. I don't know if it would work with eating like yogurt. Just an idea! I can't have soy because of my thyroid, but I sure would eat alot of it if I could! Have a great day! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1737 days ago
    I have been sucking back whey protein shakes like they are going out of style. I never use milk in them, just water and crushed ice and then into the blender with the whey and maybe an apple of banana. We have one of those "Montel Williams" blenders that makes hot soup in 8 minutes. (Dad thought he was gonna eat coconut milk and spinach smoothies every day. I saw the glaze in his eyes that said "I gotta have that", and my mom's glazed eyes going "Another think to clutter my kitchen that he will never use again) Yep, that's pretty much how the conversation went the first week we had it. Then mom started avoiding the kitchen so he wouldn't make a smoothie for her. I have a strong stomach and I am a good sport so I tried several WEIRD concoctions! I'm kind of sad that it is back, but it makes my protein shakes much smoother, even with the apple skins.

    Anyway, I just wanted to say that I admire you and your ambition to make your own soy products. Could you teach your daughter so she can make you a weekly supply while you are recovering? Maybe a little bribery... LOL

    Hope you have a great day. I am trying to get moving but my sinuses are really beating my booty today.
    1737 days ago
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