Tribest: a name I'd never heard of UNTIL I was on a mission for products to simplify my life of whole food plant-based eating, and soymilk drinking and making.
Tribest carries an ENORMOUS variety of healthy living products - some of which I'd never heard of - including: water revitalizers, seeds, sprouters, grain mills, juicers, storage containers, oils, and even some refurbished items. The list goes on and on.
I was given the opportunity to try the Soyabella soymilk (and so much more) maker. You bet I was geeked! It's deemed easy to use and easy to clean... sounds simple enough to me!
What it looks like:
A fine-tuned coffee maker. It's a sleek metal and heavy-duty plastic container with life-improving attachments (one for rice, milk & tofu).
What it sounds like:
Nothing. And then a really loud grinding. And then nothing again. If you're in the same room prepare to be startled!
What it feels like:
A sturdy vessile for food transformation. It comes seperate yet easy-to-assemble and has a nice thick handle for moving and pouring.
What I made:
Potato Leek Soup from the One Pot Wonder cookbook (also available for sale from Tribest) designed specifically for the Soyabella machine!
This was far easier than using a stove or slow cooker. I was skeptical at first but after only five minutes of work I was completely done. I can do five minutes!
1. Cut up ingredients
2. Toss everything in the canister.
3. Plug In.
4. Press "Paste" button.
5. Wait 15 minutes then DONE! It will be extremely HOT!
The most important step in making soymilk is to first and foremost distinguish between the rice screen and the milk screen. I made the mistake of using the rice screen to make milk the first time and then had grainy milk (not good).
1. Soak beans (4 hours or overnight). I chose overnight. This is easy because they soak in the same container that will later get used in the actual milk making process.
Sidenote: you don't have to use soybeans to make milk. The soyabella transforms rice, almonds, and many other nuts into your favorite beverage!
2. Plug it in. Enough said.
3. Put the soaked beans into the soyabella machine along with desired amount of water (more water for thinner milk, and vice versa).
3. Press "Milk", not to be confused with the button right next to it labeled "Mill", which will only grind the contents.
4. Wait 15 minutes then enjoy HOT (seriously hot!) milk (or soup, porridge, beverage, etc.)
5. Save the leftovers for use in future recipes or rinse in the sink.
Overall I'm recommending this multipurpose machine for anyone looking to simplify tasks in the kitchen, or simply navigate the make-your-own-nut-milk waters. The Soyabella works great for small portions, but will not make enough soup or milk to feed a large family. I have a family of five which includes three babies, when everyone is old enough to eat solid foods this machine will have to be replaced by something larger. Add a Soyabella to your Holiday shopping list for a fun, inexpensive surprise!
Price: Regularly $129.95, on sale now for $119.95, savings of $10.00!
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I received the above mentioned Soyabella product for review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions in this post are 100% my own. Photograph used with permission.