Cashew Milk

Cashew milk has a naturally sweet full flavor and good for any dish that needs a non-dairy milk. Cashew milk is great for cream sauces because it reduces evenly and consistently. The water to cashew ratio can be adjusted as

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needed for your sauce or condiment. For reduction or thickened sauces, 1/2 cup cashews to 5 cups water works well. Higher ratio like 1/2 cup cashews to 1 cup of water works well for dipping sauces giving a consistency similar to mayonnaise. Organic raw cashews are best for the milk. Cashew milk is very perishable and will keep for only a two to three days. Store in the coldest part of the refrigerator until needed. Be sure to put a date on the jar.

Tools Used in this Recipe

  • Glass jar with tight fitting lid
  • Blender
  • Fine sieve or cheesecloth to strain

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Fat-Free Golden Mashed Potatoes
As the potatoes simmer with the garlic & turmeric, a delicious broth emerges becoming the flavored liquid to make rich-tasting fluffy mashed potatoes without any added fat.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 30 min
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs Yukon gold Potatoes about 8 medium sized potatoes
  • 1 1/2 tsps turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt or 2 tsps white miso
  • 2 tbls grated garlic 4–6 cloves
  • 4 cups filtered water
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 30 min
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs Yukon gold Potatoes about 8 medium sized potatoes
  • 1 1/2 tsps turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt or 2 tsps white miso
  • 2 tbls grated garlic 4–6 cloves
  • 4 cups filtered water
Instructions
  1. Scrub the potatoes really well with a vegetable glove or vegetable brush. Continue to step #2 if you want to leave the potato skin on OR continue to step #3 if you want to peel the skin.
  2. Leave the potato skin on: You can score the skin in several directions with a sharp knife to avoid having large pieces of skin in the mix. This way when you mash with a whisk the skin will integrate into the potatoes and give an overall smooth texture.
  3. Peel the Skin off: Peel the potatoes, and set aside to make potato skin crisps [potato skin crisps| https://thenoilkitchen.com/oil-free-potato-skin-crisps].
  4. Cut in quarters or sixths or eighths, depending on how large they are. Place in a large bowl.
  5. Add water to the salad spinner and put it in the potatoes to rinse and lift out to drain them. This step will take off the excess starch and leave just enough water to let the spices cling in the next step.
  6. Put the drained potatoes in the prep bowl. and sprinkle lightly with salt if using and toss in the bowl. Sprinkle with turmeric, toss again and sprinkle again. It should be a light golden color at this point.
  7. Grind some pepper, toss and grind a little more and toss again. If you don’t want black specks, you can use white pepper instead or leave it out and add at the table. Set the bowl aside while you start the pan.
  8. Heat the saucepan to medium heat. Test the pan with a little water. The water should spatter about, bead up and move quickly on the pan surface when the pan is hot enough for the garlic.
  9. Add the grated garlic to the pan and push down with the flat edge of the spatula to form a thin layer on the bottom of the pan.
  10. For 2–3 minutes, continue to move the uncooked garlic around the pan. It should stick to the bottom of the pan forming a light gold layer. Do not let the garlic get fully golden or browned which can give an off taste in this dish.
  11. Add the spiced potatoes to the pan, once the garlic is light gold and you can smell the garlic.
  12. Fill the pan with the filtered water to just cover the potatoes.
  13. Rub the bottom of the pan to release the golden garlic layer and mix into the potatoes. Place the lid on, bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer for about 15 minutes. Then remove the lid, give it a stir and let simmer for 10 minutes more without the lid on to reduce the broth and finish cooking the potatoes.
  14. Test the potatoes with a toothpick or small sharp knife. It should go easily through, even break apart and not look chalky in the center. Continue simmering if needed and check every few minutes.
  15. With a soup ladle, remove excess broth and set aside. It s easy to add the broth back in if needed, but if there is too much liquid the potatoes will be runny and it is hard to fix.
  16. Start breaking up the potatoes with the whisk.
  17. Then start stirring in a figure-eight or circular motion until smooth or the texture you like. Add in the set aside liquid only if needed to get the right texture. This liquid is also good to add a little if you have leftovers the next day when you reheat.
  18. Place the lid back on until you are ready to serve.

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