Friday, 6 February 2009
Wow, this thing works great!
Hubby's mum and dad kindly sent me some money for my birthday, so I decided to use it to order something I've been looking at for a while: the SoyQuick 930P Soy Milk Maker! I first read about this machine on the Fat Free Vegan blog. Susan V. made it seem so simple and attractive that I checked out the website. Everyone there and all over the web seemed to be raving about this machine. So when a little spare cash came my way--I ordered one!
It arrived Wednesday--and Thursday morning I made our first batch of soy milk. It is a dream to use. You really do just have to put your soaked soybeans and some water in the jug, put the lid on, plug it in and press the button marked 'soy'. It does everything else all by itself, and beeps to alert you when it's done. Then you pour the milk through the strainer and into the jug and there you go! The resulting steaming hot soy milk tasted so good. Next time I make it, I'm going to make some hot chocolate with the fresh soy milk.
I saved the okara (the leftover soy bean pulp) and for dinner that night I used it to make 'meatloaf'. It was yummy! And I already have the tofu kit Susan V describes at Fat Free Vegan. (I bought it thinking I could make tofu the old fashioned way--wrong! The day I tried to do that was a no good, very bad day, resulting in every pot,pan, strainer and my blender dirtied up, so much water used that I actually felt guilty, and the resulting mass of icky crumbly stuff flung tearfully into the bin! And we won't even talk about my one attempt to make homemade oat milk in a pan! I realised after those two attempts that if I wanted to do these things, I needed a machine. I just never thought I'd break down and buy one.)
I've only used the thing once, but I can see now it's going to be a big part of my daily life from now on. And it has a seven year warranty! Wow!
So THANK YOU to hubby's parents and thanks, SoyQuick!