Homemade coconut milk is without a doubt better than canned. It's also GAPS friendly. The thick and creamy consistency depends on the quantity of water used, so experiment to find the consistency that you prefer.
Freshly roasted almonds break down into nut butter faster than raw almonds. If possible, soak raw almonds overnight before roasting.
This is a variation on the classic French fish stock, used for sauces and soups. Once prepared, the stock can be portioned and frozen for future use.
Homemade almond milk is vastly preferable to packaged store bought and the remaining almond pulp can be used to make desserts or savory cheese-like dips.