Easy Almond Milk
We just realized that one of our kitchen staples, homemade almond milk, wasn’t fully posted on our blog. Technically we had a post, THREE years ago (!) but it wasn’t extremely comprehensive. Here’s how to make some almond milk for yourself!
Obviously you can buy it, but I like making my own when I need a LOT or if I’m out of it, which is often because it usually comes in such small containers. Also, you save a lot on packaging & shipping by making it yourself.
What you’ll need:
How to make it:
*If you’re interested in not wasting a bit of this process, save the almond pulp! You can either use it again to make more milk (great for baking) or use it in baked goods such as pie crusts, crackers, or in batters. Just store it in a sealed container in the fridge for up to two weeks. (I haven’t tried storing it longer than that, though I’m sure you could.)
This milk lasts about 5-7 days in the fridge - use it in cereal, baking, curries, hot chai, or to make creamy smoothies! I’ll be using it tomorrow for my birthday cake, which might grace the blog ;)
If you’re looking for more non-dairy milk recipes, we have a REALLY comprehensive guide in the Spring 2013 issue of Chickpea Mag - there are recipes to make use of the almond pulp, how to make make milk out of pretty much any nut/seed/grain, best techniques, and best add-ins for each type. Check it out here in print or digitally.
For public figures, Twitter can be a maelstrom of relentless criticism. But US Senator Cory Booker systematically defuses such attacks by engaging with kindness.
On Feb. 12, he responded to a crass tweet about people suffering from the expiration of unemployment benefits and a stormy winter:
Booker doesn’t shy away from an extreme statement but he doesn’t start a Twitter fight either. He simply highlights the absurdity of the remark in a respectful way, and reinforces his position suggesting that everyone deserves to be heard.
And you can be sure that everyone is watching. Booker’s tweet and his advocacy for extending benefits were so well received that his kind words were photoshopped onto a candy heart:
This strategy is one that Booker has used before to respond to critics before:
When constituents express concern over policy, Booker continues to engage:
There’s a tendency toward caution among public figures on social media because gaffes can be costly. Booker’s approach seems risky, but he’s figured out an excellent way to defuse criticism before it snowballs.
Though, if he overuses the tactic it might start to get old or seem disingenuous. And part of the reason it works is that Booker has spent a long time building this public persona.
We leave you with some more words of extreme kindness from the Senator:
We reached out to Booker’s office about the tweets, but didn’t get a response. Maybe we were too nice.
Bryan Cranston reads a fan letter he received.
После серии обуви «со своим лицом» итальянский художник и дизайнер Фредерико Мауро взялся за оружие. Никто не пострадал :)
Бонни и Клайд
Ли Харви Освальд
Гарри Кэлахан «Грязный Гарри»
«Человек с золотым пистолетом, 007″
Рик Декард, «Бегущий по лезвию»
Хи-Мэн, «Повелители вселенной»
Охотники за привидениями
Джон Макклейн, «Крепкий орешек»
Винсент Вега и Джулс Винфилд, «Криминальное чтиво»
Люди в черном
Чери Дарлинг, «Планета террора»
Рик Граймс, «Ходячие мертвецы»
Антон Чигур, «Старикам здесь не место»