A couple nights ago we soaked some soy beans in the fridge to make soy milk (not the fermented jar ones). In order to make soy milk, you have to soak the beans*, strain the beans, remove the hulls, add water, blend the beans, filter the mix and heat the liquid with a bit of salt and honey. Removing the hulls was quite the task but worth every second once we tried it as a Green Tea with Ginger Soy Latté! So tasty and sweet in flavor - because of the honey. We'll definitely be trying it again soon! The left over soy pulp is called 'okara'. We searched the internet to see what we can make with okara and discovered that it can be made into tofu and applied to different recipes. We kept it simple and made some Okara Nut Cookies With Shredded Coconut. Very tasty as well! We'll be sharing the recipe for the cookies on some later posts.
* If the anti nutrients in soy are not removed by extensive preparation like fermentation or soaking, soybeans are really bad for your health. Learn more here.