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Weekly Food Prep Series: Tigernut Milk



What is a tigernut? Well, it's not from a tiger and it isn't a nut! A tigernut is a tuber and can be eaten plain. It has a starchy, dry consistency and a subtly sweet flavor. I like to make sure I chew mine thoroughly, especially since they can be quite dry and if you aren't paying attention, particles can "go down the wrong tube" and you can end up coughing. These are tasty, but for the reason I just mentioned, I tend to enjoy tigernuts as a non-dairy milk. Tigernuts can often be found in health food stores, coop markets, and some grocery stores.

Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup Tigernuts

2 cups filtered water

2 dates

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla

Materials

Blender Large pitcher Mason jar Nut-Milk Bag (<---- In case you would like to order high-quality nylon or hemp nut-milk bags, click on the link for VT Fiddleheads. I do not profit off of promoting this particular business, but I am happy to spread the word because the shop is a local Vermont company. To see my podcast with the owner of the shop, Linda Mahns, please click here)