Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Eating the Alphabet - Letter "A"

Have you ever read this book...
It is one of our favorites.  I love the illustrations and reading the names of fruits and veggies that I have never seen or heard of.  Like Xigua or Quince.

This little children's book gave me a big idea.  Do you want to hear it?

I want to eat my way through the alphabet.  No, not like Cookie Monster eating the letter of the day.  More like this...

Today I am eating letter "A".

"A" for almonds...

These are raw almonds that I am soaking in water for 24 hours.  Why you ask?

Well, in a nutshell (pun intended) soaking nuts helps our bodies' to digest them.  You can read more about that here.

I plan on using these almonds to make a raw pie crust for a raw pumpkin pie.  Sound yummy?  Stay tuned...




  1. Thanks for this post! I had no idea I was eating almonds the wrong way!

  2. Hi April! Nice to meet you! I enjoy your wonderful vegetarian recipes! I hope that your little one (and you) are making it through the tough teething time. Hyland's or Humphries teething tablets always seem to help my little teethers.

    Thank you for reading my goofy blog. Who knew almonds needed to be soaked? The internet can very useful at times. I learned some about this from the Bonzai Aphrodite site. I was eating almonds all wrong too.

    Blessings to you and your family!