Milk….and the replacement

As a vegan you don’t drink milk. Why, you could ask yourself? Milk is good for the calcium intake? It’s normal to use? A lot of recipes are made with milk? How you can replace milk?

The reason can be
1. To get the milk, you need cows! The cows will produce milk when they gave birth to a calf (just like a human, I got children and I have milk too for my children). The calf won’t get his own milk, but we take all the milk..this is really not natural. And I must say imagine we keep cows for the milk, they must eat, drink, poop and so on….So this is a real charge for the environment. just for a glass of milk

2. for your health, not organicfarmers give antibiotics to their cows (because of the diseases, they are living close to eaother), and maybe some growhormones (so they will give more milk). So the milk of organic farmers are way better!

3. The milk is made for the calves and not for the human, I know from my own milk that it’s really perfect arranged for my child, he will get the right nutrients from me, the milk will change of substantion every time, first with 3 weeks then 3 months then 6 months. So why are we drinking milk from cows while we aren’t a cow? then it’s for sure not ment for us.
Also, some people have got milk intolerance…

4. the terrible fact of keeping the cows in prison, close to each other in stalls, no daylight, no walking and running in the grazing and even by organic cows they will die after arround  four till seven years (did you know they can reach the age of 20 year), then they won’t give enough milk anymore so they are useless for production.

5. For your health, it isn’t the best way to get your calcium! They say the milk of cows is more difficult to absorb into the bones of humans! There is a lot of calcium in other products so if you eat very different and healthy you will get your amount of calcium from vegetables!

REPLACEMENT
OK enough reasons for me for not drinking milk! But how will you replace the milk in recipes and bakeries?
It’s just easy to replace the milk for soy milk, almond milk, spelt milk, oat milk, coconut milk and rice milk I really like the almond, rice and oat milk. The rice milk is more watery, the oat milk and spelled milk taste more sweet and the almond milk has his own taste. I must say the soya milk I don’t use any more because I heard it is not so good for your health as they say it is (but I must say I didn’t had the time yet to do some research)
This is not a replacement for the calcium!! keep this in mind….and always look on the ingredients list, because some are sweetened with sugar
Beware you have organic soya milk, because soy milk is a product what they really manipulate (just like corn)
And really I am against genetically manipulation
So I hope you have some more information what’s useful for you

already 2…..party and raw key-lime pie

Times flies…we had this Sunday a big child-party, my son had become 2….he got a lot of presents…When there is a bday-party in our house I like to let people taste of some vegan pies and “snacks”, so I am spending a lot of time in the kitchen, cooking, baking and also cleaning because when I am busy in the kitchen there is a war happening in the kitchen.
So also this Sunday, making pies in the morning, 3 home-made bread (and know we have some nice terracotta pot to put the bread in, so you get a different shape!) my boyfriend made some nice herb-butter.
It is funny how the taste of people are, some liked the brownies I made the other the raw key-lime pie. For me the brownies were ok, but the chocolate glaze on top made for me the special chocolate taste, on the key-lime pie I forgot the pistachios (unfortunately), but even-though it has a nice fresh taste and is healthy (so also nice for little kids, without poisoning them with too much sugar) no sugar, only nuts, dates, lemons and avocado
It’s not mine recipe I have it from internet many years ago, so I want to share first the key lime pie recipe and thanks to anonymous girl/boy from the internet

Ingredients raw key-lime pie (whole pie)

for the crust
1 cup of almonds
2 cups of walnuts
1 cup of dates
1/3 cup of raisins
2 tablespoons of orange juice

-for the filling
2 avocados
juice of 4 limes or 7 keylimes
zest of organic lime
1/2 cup of cashew nuts

-for the frosting
1/2 cup of almond milk/oat milk
1 cup macadamia nuts (I didn’t had this nuts, I used a mix of almonds and walnuts)
1/4 cup cashew nuts
2 vanilla beans scraped
7-10 dates

Garnish
I used lemon wedges and vanilla beans rest-overs and some blue berries
An d of course I forgot the pistachios but it’s really nice to put on top, or maybe some dried grated coconut

Kitchentools
a pie-spring 10 inch
a spatula
a mixing machine (magimix is perfect : ))
a fridge

So lets go and make the pie!

we start with the crust, just put all the ingredients in a machinery and process it till its crumbly and soft. Now this is ready to put in the bottom of the spring. Put this in the fridge and cool down. now begin with the filling

the filling is also easy to prepare and make, again put all the ingredients of the filling together in a blender, mix it till it’s creamy. Taste also the cream, if you like it put it on top of the crust with the spatula and again put the spring in the fridge
Of course you can experimentate with the taste maybe you like to put some dried coconut in it or more lime lets chill this for 1 hour

Almost the last action for making the pie ready, lets make the frosting. Again put all the ingredients in the blender and whip until smooth, (and he/she said in the recipe no lumps please ;))
Ready? put this on top of the pie, pipe or spoon this on top…now you can get creative…make the garnish and make the pie beautiful

Have a nice bday and enjoy the fresh pie