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Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

Char Nolan - Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

This event was on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join Chef Char Nolan in her virtual office as she welcomes all of your questions. This event was created for you and we encourage you to ask anything – from cooking techniques to cou… Read More.



I just had my protein levels checked in my blood after being plant based. They came back right in the middle of normal without any meat or protein supplements.?

— Lisa Rittenhouse


That is a great book. But Lisa kudos to you a standing ovation and you know with protein the other question also is people always say to me but where to get your calcium and when I go have bone density tests done. Whomever The Physician is always quite amazed that I have a good calcium score and it's because I eat leafy greens. It's because I use some calcium enriched plant milks, but the more leafy greens that you eat. So that is wonderful, and thank you so much for sharing that I really appreciate it. All right, this is from Tim h. You know, I want to go back for one second because I'm gonna go back to that protein question because that protein question has a life of its own and I want to tell you that I make my own almond milk, if you're drinking almond milk out of a carton. There's a gram of protein in a commercially made, you know, like Silk or whatever the brand might be plus. It's no plastic July and there are a lot of plant milks that do come in plastic bottles. So here's my trick. Here is a generic grocery store almond butter. It is has zero sodium in it. There are seven grams of protein in a serving and what I do is I take a I take a tablespoon. So that would be three and a half grams of protein. I add one pitted date. I had eight ounces of water and if you want a little extra flavor, I prefer using alcohol free vanilla, especially because if you're going to feed it to people or to young children or people who might have an alcohol intolerance, I throw it all in my blender. and two seconds later outcomes 12 ounces of the creamiest most delicious almond milk that you have ever had and we posted a recipe for it today. It's a little bit different from mine, but make it stored in a glass jar like this dated it'll last for five days. I use it in beverages and things like that, but it is totally delicious. It really enhances the flavor of a bowl of oatmeal and there are let's see 15 servings in here. So that means that you would if you multiply 15 times 12, my point is this is a better investment for almond milk. There is no waste no trash and it's so fresh and delicious. So let me know if you decide to make your own and yes, if you choose to use regular vanilla certainly feel free to but I do prefer the alcohol free. It's really good.
Char Nolan

Char Nolan

Chef Instructor