Nut lovers rejoice! Finally a cookbook that not only features nuts as the focal point of the recipe, but debunks the myths that nuts are too fattening and not healthy to eat. Over 100 gourmet, plant-based recipes showcase nuts in everything from sauces, soups, and spreads to entrees, salads, dressings, and desserts. You'll even learn how to make nutmilks, a delicious alternative to both dairy and soy milk for allergy diets. The latest health studies have also revealed surprising results about how eating nuts can reduce your chance of developing heart disease. Nutritional profiles on each nut list protein, vitamin, and mineral as well as fatty acid composition and omega-3 fat content of each kind of nut. You'll receive expert advice on how and when to purchase and store nuts and garner tips on cracking, toasting, garnishing, and blanching nuts. The Nut Gourmet will help you discover how nuts can contribute a wealth of flavor and satisfaction to your meals.