Coconut originated from India and Southeast Asia but spread naturally to other Pacific Ocean coastlines.
Coconut milk is the liquid found when grating coconut meat. It can be very thick and creamy or thinner and more milk-like. Of all the plant milks, coconut milk has been consumed the longest.
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Some people prefer rice milk to other plant milks, but it doesn't work that well in tea and coffee.
The history of rice milk is shorter. In 1921, the first rice milk factory, Vita Rice, was set up in San Francisco, and in 1990, Rice Dream started rice milk packaged in TetraPak aseptic cartons, making it more available.
The traditional drink in Spanish-speaking countries is made from ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley, cashews or tiger nuts.
Each country and regions have specific horchata recipes with ingredients varying widely. Some people add cow's milk, but the original drink was only plant-based.
Almond milk was a common ingredient in Christian and Islamic cultures in the Middle Ages. The first mention appeared in a Baghdadi cookery book from the 13th century.
Almond milk is easier to digest than cow's milk. It is seen as a beverage or food ingredient and is known for its therapeutic use.
“Pantry” is an antique word with an eternal logic: Cooking is simpler and faster when you already have the ingredients.
Our definition of pantry encompasses refrigerator, freezer and cupboard, so you can make entire meals with “pantry” items.
It is ok not to have everything- there are three levels of pantries- essential, expanded and expert. No two people will agree on a list of staples — but there are fundamentals ingredients to keep on hand that last.
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