Homemade Soy Yogurt and Green Living Workshop

Living sustainably is something that I’m trying to achieve not only for the new year but for some time now. It’s a goal of mine to be able to reduce my carbon footprint. I’ll be the first to admit that it’s not easy (like losing or gaining weight). It takes quite a bit of planning and you need the motivation to learn how to live green. It’s a huge commitment. As a start, Green Living for Free offers workshops to teach the public how to reduce waste, eat healthfully, and be one with nature. I was one of the lucky few who got to learn how to make soy milk, soy yogurt, veggie patty and a nifty fertilizer tool today. Be sure to “like” them on facebook and join their next event.

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Ingredients to make black soy milk yogurt and black soy, egg, corn, flour and carrot patties.

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Blending the soy beans

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Separating the milk from the ground up soy beans

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Boiling the soy milk

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Finished

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Ground up soy

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Veggie patties ready to be fried

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We used Camilla Seed Cleaning Powder to wash the dishes. Works really well.

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Katie, our teacher showing us how to make a simple fertilizer tool using plastic bottles. Stick the bottle into the soil- top down. Throw in chopped up veggie  and fruit peels.

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All you do is cut the bottom off.

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Don’t waste the product! All you do is cut the bottle in half and you can use up the rest of the product.

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1/2 T plain yogurt and 2 T milk powder

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Scoop in the soy milk and mix mix mix.

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A important message that Katie shared, is to always pay it forward. What we learned today can be shared with others without the expectation of getting something in return.

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