Hey Doll--I'm doing well--thanx :)). Yeahh-the soy debate thing will always exist. I love soy milk-i don't drink too much--i mainly have it w/ smoothies & cereals. As long as it's organic--i think we're good to go. U're bewy velcome 4 ze link--yeahh-it's a good site-it answered lots of my questions about soy. Dr. Weil also doesn't think soy is a problemo--http://WWW.drweil.Com/drw/U/id/QAA326575 Dr. Weil sees no reason to worry about eating soy foods, whether fermented or not. He recommends consuming one to two servings of soy per day, an amount equivalent to one cup of soy milk, or one half cup of tofu, soy protein (tempeh) or soy nuts
So glad, hon! :)) I apprrreciate ze link - LOL! I wonder if, like soooo many things, it's simply that different bodies respond differently....why do I get the strong feeling that both sides of the debate are true, huh? :) Me, I seem to respond with no problemo, indeed. Yep, I'm cool with soy milk in recipes, smoothies and stuff...I'm into almond milk for cereal...and I gotta try rice milk - LOL! I like all kinds of tofu, firm and silken (OMG, have you ever had WF's vegan puddings....chocolate mousse??!!)... and some stuff on the fermented side, too. But absolutely, it's not NEARLY an everyday thing. :)
Hey Doll--were u able to find that "rethinking soy" Dr. Weil? Yeahh-4 some reason that link i copied & pasted didn't work. No--didn't try the vegan pudding & choc. mousse--it sounds yummy though. Yeahh-i like almond-and rice-and hemp milks too--a couple o' weeks ago i tried oat milk. Soy milk tastes the best so far-i think. The multi-vit. i take has fermented soy--it's by New Chapter--every woman's one daily. Check it out on the new chapter site!! I do use organic valley's half and half-in my daily org. coffee. I've made coffee w/ soy milk many times-but w/ 1/2 & 1/2 it tastes better :0)
Yay! You're welcome :). I hope the recipes work out for you guys, and I can't wait to hear about the outcomes! For christmas, I'm making my mom a cookbook compiling the favorite yummy recipes I've either tried or created. They have to be easy because she works a lot, doesn't have much time, and never really had an instinct for adding certain spices or flavors. It would be great to get feedback and ideas! There are so many great recipes in Alicia's book, scattered around this site, and online in general. My mom will probably like a homemade vegan cookbook even though she can't see herself giving up meat because she has told me that if vegetarian cooking were easy, tasted good, and filled her up, she'd do it a lot more. And, being my mom, she simply enjoys receiving things I make. I'm excited! I'll post more recipes at some point and perk up my ears for other easy good ones. I'm definitely going to show her Alicia's candied ginger pears recipe. My mom isn't supposed to have much sugar, but she loves sweet things (who doesn't?) and this is a healthier option than the ginger shortbread she loves. I found it easy, and even though I didn't have all the ingredients on hand, it still tasted excellent. For instance, I used apple juice instead of pear juice and put a tiny bit of sweet wine in the sauce (less superhero, but I boiled off the alcohol and didn't add much anyway) I added toasted coconut to the nuts and used a mixture of walnuts, almonds and cashews. That's what I had in the house, and I loved it! I love recipes that allow the chef to experiment and have some freedom. Thanks Alicia! PS. I'm not sure what my stance is on the soy debate...I eat it in moderation and have been reading labels to make sure there isn't hidden soy in certain foods I buy. I don't think it could be too bad in moderation as long as you're not allergic, but who knows!