In myriad recipes that use nuts/seeds, amounts are listed as: 3 cups of cashews soaked, or 1 cup of soaked walnuts, or 2 1/2 cups of soaked sunflower seeds.
So, does this mean that you take 3 cups of dry cashews and soak them or once they are soaked, measure 3 cups? Where one places the word "soaked" does change the meaning but there is no way to be sure what an author has in mind when listing ingredients. It may not alter the taste that much because the nuts/seeds absorb the flavors of the rest of the recipe ingredients, but it sure makes a difference in the consistency, from a successful dish to one that can be a complete failure. Any ideas, suggesstions, experiences? Thanks.