Vegan Soy-Milk Ricotta Cheese! Easy – You Just Made $5!!! And Saved the Earth A Little.
March 29, 2021
Sometimes saving the earth and eating plant-based should be easy! Soy-milk yogurt was easy. Home-made pizza dough – easy. Instapot oatmeal – easy. Homemade granola – easy! Vegan bacon with rice paper which we tried this weekend, too many salt. Many “failures” this weekend trying to green our life (ask me about henna hair dye LOL), but soy-milk ricotta cheese???? EASY!!!
So for $1 worth of soymilk from Costco you can make $6 worth of soy-milk basec ricotta cheese. All you do is boil the soymilk 1 L in a small pot. When it comes to a boil, pour into a nonmetal bowl. Put in 3 tablespoons of cider vinegar or lemon. Stir. Wait 10 minutes, And strain with a cheesecloth (I reused the same pot), and then put in pretty bowl you have at home that could act like a mold. Refrigerate. And there you have it! Home-made PLANT-BASED soy-milk ricotta cheese. There are multiple recipes on line, and here is the one I used https://theplantbasedschool.com/vegan-ricotta/
You saved the earth a bit because “This means it takes between .26 and .31kcal of fossil fuel to make 1kcal of soybeans (contrasted with 10-14kcal to make 1kcal of dairy milk protein).” and “The water footprint of the soy milk products analysed in this study was 28% of the water footprint of the global average cow milk.” https://theconversation.com/soy-versus-dairy-whats-the-footprint-of-milk-8498
I also saved some money! $5 for something that was relaxing this morning when I half wrote and deleted an entire post. For me the best part was using three pieces of kitchen things I don’t often use, especially two pretty little bowls from a tea set my mom gave me long ago. I’ll bring a bit over for her to eat later. And that’s it! Sometimes saving the earth and eating plant-based should be easy. I reused plastic wrap from food my mom gave us that was very clean to rewrap the ricotta cheese.
Check Out more recipes at https://drplasticpicker.com/a-to-z-dr-plastic-pickers-cookbook-for-kids/. Going to publish this as an e-book with limited paper copies soon. Because everyone who graduates from Crimson University needs to publish a book, even if no one reads it. But this one I can guarantee my little patients are going to read it!!! I’m going to hand it out for FREE! To save the earth of course and see my name in a glorious byline! Living dreams here on the blog. LOL.