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Putin and the Alt-Right — Lying Together

By George Harvey Zachary Shahans’s CleanTechnica articles, “How Russian Attacks On Democracy & The USA Relate To Cleantech,” and “Where Does US Democracy Go From Here?” moved me to examine…

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Peaks Matter

Heat stress When calculating how much warmer we can expect it to get, climate models typically use linear projections based on temperature averages, such as annual global average temperatures, daily temperatures that are averages between day and night, etc. Sadly,…

Global fires, droughts and Orwellian Newspeak while Nero fiddles

By Andrew Glikson There was a time when the contamination of drinking water constituted a punishable crime. Nowadays those who willfully ignore or promote the destruction of the Earth’s atmosphere and ocean acidification through the rise in emission of carbon…

How to Make Oat Milk

How to Make Oat Milk

Many people are choosing non-dairy milks like soy, almond and coconut milk these days either because they are sensitive to dairy products or they are concerned about the effect of industrial dairy production on the health of cows and the environment.

But not all non-dairy milks are healthy or sustainable.

Problems with non-dairy alternatives to milk include:

  • Some are made with GMO ingredients or industrial monocultures (especially soy milk);
  • Some require vast, unsustainable quantities of water and generate tons of waste to produce. (almond milk, rice milk);
  • Some are shipped from fragile, tropical ecosystems thousands of miles away (coconut milk);
  • Some are sorely lacking in taste, nutrition and cooking function (rice milk);
  • Most contain questionable or unhealthy additives like sugar, carrageenan and guar gum.

But there is a non-dairy milk that tastes phenomenal, is uses 6 times less water than almond milk, is affordable to produce, and can actually improve incomes for small and mid-size farmers:

Oat milk.

What is Oat Milk?

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Simple Date Spread (Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan)

Simple Date Spread (Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan)

As a transplant to the West Coast, I had never had a fresh date before. I never liked the hard, withered dry dates in the bulk bin of my local health food store on the East Coast, but fresh, ripe dates just picked from the tree are juicy and sweet, with a crisp skin that tries to slip off as you eat them. This simple spread makes the most of them.

Simple Date Spread

Quick, easy to make, and delicious, this fresh date spread is a sweet treat to put on bread, ice cream or any other dessert.

  • 1 cup fresh dates
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice (fresh-squeezed)
  • 1 tsp. rose water ((OPTIONAL))
  1. Pit the dates, chop them roughly, and pack them firmly into a bowl.
  2. Add lemon juice, rosewater (if used), and sufficient pure water to barely cover the dates.
  3. Refrigerate overnight, then purée using a blender.
  4. Store in a jar in the fridge.
  5. Enjoy as a topping for fruit desserts, or as a spread on bread or crackers!

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