GOT Plant-Based MILK? Today on #LunchBreakLIVE, Actorvist, Writer, Producer Ally Iseman will mix up home fresh artisan-style plant-based milk she calls Chocolate Hazelnut Mylk, Turmeric Coconut Brazil Nut Mylk, and Matcha Almond Mylk. You’ve likely seen Ally on various television shows including American Housewife, Criminal Minds, and NCIS: Los Angeles or in the internationally award-winning film “Wedlocked”.
Originally from the “subrural” town of Derwood, Maryland, which is exactly as glamorous as it sounds, Ally is a modern triple threat actor,writer, and producer. She has worked on stage in productions like Jekyll & Hyde where she portrayed four different characters with just as many dialects, as well as on screens big and small including shows like American Housewife, Criminal Minds, and NCIS: Los Angeles. Ally will make an appearance in Geo Santini’s social media influencer mockumentary Like and as a lead opposite Ray Wise and Bonnie Bedelia in the feature film Life On The Rocks. Ally has spoken on numerous panels about gender parity and inclusive feminism, doing her best to align herself with work that has an eye on advocacy. Herinternationally award-winning film Wedlocked, an LGBTQ comedy about gay divorce written by American Psycho‘s Guinevere Turner and starring Shelli Boone, Showtime’s Whitney Mixter, and Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe and Spirit Award winning actor Sally Kirkland, toured at over 45 film festivals worldwide securing digital, broadcast and theatrical distribution. Most recently, Ally took 3rd Place at the Producers Guild Make Your Mark Competition with Edge Of Internment, an original musical short, in which she starred, co-wrote and produced. In addition, she can be seen in the feature film Solver, hosting the travel show The Road Less Eaten, and starring opposite Lake Bell, Amy Landecker, Michaela Watkins, Rob Huebel, Jeff Garlin and others in her gender parity comedy series Flip The Script, which is being produced in partnership with Women In Film. Ally resides in Santa Monica with the hard-won knowledge that The Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything is 42.
Same basic recipe for all:Chocolate Hazelnut MylkTurmeric Coconut Brazil Nut MylkMatcha Almond Mylk1 cup nuts (soaked)4 cups filtered water2 dates (x4+ for sweet mylks like chocolate)Flavorings like matcha, turmeric, cacao, etc. to taste1. Soak nuts overnight. Softer nuts like cashews, hazelnuts, and brazil nuts only need to be soaked for 2-3 hours. This makes the nuts easier to digest.2. Blend dates, drained nuts, and filtered water in a high powered blender like a Vitamix until nut and date particles are completely pulverized.3. Pour mixture through a nut mylk bag or cheese cloth, straining as much liquid as possible into a large bowl. The left over nut pulp can be used in baking!4. Add flavorings like matcha, turmeric, or cacao and extracts like vanilla to taste and blend mylk again until smooth.