Monday, October 20, 2008

Wake me up when... the pumpkin milk is ready?

Well, today I woke up really late. I try not to sleep in past 9 but I got up at 10:14. I was just so comfortable. I slept with a heating pad last night because my room was freezing. It's in the back corner of the house and no heat ever gets to it. I also had a really weird dream, but I won't get into that haha They always involve some random person (guy) I haven't seen in a while. But anyway, I have to take care of my sister today. She's sick with what I had last week. I feel so bad for her- I was practically on my death bed haha I made her some soup and Oreo cream cheese cupcakes. She loved the cupcakes, but how could you resist Oreos and cream cheese? She downstairs watching Mrs. Doubtfire and I'm wondering why I'm not watching it with her. haha That's a great movie!!

As for the recipe today, I have two because they were both just really good. First off, there's the pumpkin seed milk I found on GoneRaw. I really liked it and it didn't taste overly pumpkin-like at all. It just tasted really clean and pure if that makes any sense. haha I don't really know how to describe milk. The other recipe is for red wine rice. I was watching 30 Minute Meals with Rachael Ray and figured I'd make it. I really like wine, even though I'm 19 and shouldn't drink it. My mom lets me have a glass once in a while if I'm in the mood. This was honestly the best rice I've ever had. The wine made is really buttery somehow. I just loved it. I ate it for breakfast the next day. Yummy.

Here's the recipes:
Pumpkin Seed Milk
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, soaked
1 tbsp agave nectar
3 1/2 cup water
1 tsp pure vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean

Directions: Soak the pumpkin seeds for at least 2 hours before making the milk. Blend the pumpkin seeds with 1/2 the water until very smooth. Add the agave, vanilla, and rest of the water and blend again. Strain and enjoy!

Red Wine Rice with Grapes
1 cup red wine or burgandy wine
1/2 cup brown rice
3/4 cup red and black grapes seedless grapes, halved

Directions: Heat wine over medium until it starts to boil. Add rice, cover, and simmer for 10-12 minutes. Add grapes after 12 minutes, turn burned off, and let sit for 5 minutes. The grapes get soft and delicious. I served mine over a bed of fresh spinach.


Jenn said...

Wow, both sound delicious. Thanks for the recipes.

fleur said...

Wow I cant believe you made your own milk! I have been thinking about making nut milk for a while now, its so tasty, but really really expensive

Jen Treehugger said...

That milk sounds scrummy - and I'll have a load of Pumpkin Seeds in a few days!
I'm so going to try that Rice dish. How unusual it is!
I like a glass of wine now and again too.

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Pumpkin-seed-butter "milk"????? FASCINATING!!! Especially since I'm a biiiiig fan of pumpkin-seed-butter :0)

Love the rice dish as well!!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Having red wine rice for breakfast is about the coolest thing ever! You should start a trend!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Have you ever tried plum wine? Ohmigosh, so good!

To answer your question from my blog, we move around a lot because my dad works in international insurance... just recently, they asked him if he'd be interested in moving to Korea! But my mom said no haha.

Agnesss =) said...

HEY HEY Joanna :D

Well..I have to try the PUMPKIN SEED MILK!!! :D It sounds great!!

Nice recipe for the rice...interesting!!

What are you eating these days ,Joanna..?? :D

(I'm so happy bout our exchange :D)

Will be happy to see a comment from you onmy new post :D

Hope for your visit!!
Have a great time ...!!

Unknown said...

YUM! i've been wanting to do a nut milk for a while now... you've convinced me!
the rice with grapes also looks delicious!
thanks for the comment on my blog- it helped me to find your lovely blog
hope you enjoy your night :D

Kelly said...

Hmmm. I will have to try the pumpkin milk. Did you use pepitas or the pumpkin seeds that come out of the pumpkin? Did you roast them first or were they just raw. I am very curious.'re it!!!
I've tagged you to share what's in your freezer.

Elizabeth said...

The pumpkin seed milk looks really tasty (I've never heard of it before)! I think I'll make some this weekend.

Celine said...

pumpkin milk? how clever is that??

eatme_delicious said...

Two very intriguing recipes! I've never heard of pumpkin seed milk and I can imagine how delicious the rice was.

Vegan Knitting said...

A friend of mine makes pumpkinseed milk but I had forgotten. Thanks for the reminder!

Also, you know that once you cook the wine, all of the alcohol evaporates, so don't feel guilty!

Kati said...

I love making my own nut and seed milks. They're way better than anything you'd buy in a carton.