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Yogurt


This food is a good source of Riboflavin, Calcium and Phosphorus.  Filled with beneficial bacteria, eating yogurt can support healthy digestion. 

Fun Food Facts: 
This is a cultured milk product, which is easier than milk to digest , and which contains beneficial bacteria that can produce B vitamins in the intestines.

Simple from Scratch:
Milk Replacement~ CSA Member Michele M.
Substitute for milk when baking muffins.  The final product is fluffier!

Super Simple Frozen Yogurt ~CSA Member Michael Z.
Put yogurt in ice cream maker.  Run/crank for 20-30 minutes.  Add berries, nuts, or other healthy items for extra flavor.  Please note frozen yogurt made in this manner must be consumed right away.  If refrozen it becomes solid!

Raita~ CSA Member Elena L.
Mix cubed cucumbers, yogurt, cumin, chili pepper, minced garlic, and coriander leaves to taste.  Raita is a cooling addition to any meal.  Serve on top of millet, rice, or any other grain you'd like.

Healthy Potato Salad~ CSA Member Michele M.
Cut the mayonnaise of any potato salad recipe in half, and substitute with yogurt.  Decreases the grease and results in a delicious tang!

Spicy Lassi~ CSA Member Elena L. via "Ayurvedic Cooking for Self Healing"
2 c. water
1/2 c. plain yogurt
2 T. sucanat or other sugar
1/2 t fresh ginger
1/2 t ground cardamom

Blend for 1-2 minutes.  Drink immediately.

Quesadilla Dip~ CSA Member Michele M.
Forgo the sour cream and use yogurt instead.  Consider adding spices like chili, onion, etc for added flavor.

Other Recipes: 
"The Grandma" Yogurt Cake~ CSA Member Tatiana G.

Our family eats tons of plain yogurt. In addition to the CSA, we also make our own.  Here is my late grandmother's recipe. In my family, we always called it "the grandma cake", since it was so easy and quick, that whenever we visited grandma unexpectedly, that is what she made for us immediately. We all love the recipe and it is the easiest and the most frequently made cake in the family.

 

2 eggs

1 cup yogurt

1 cup sugar

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup oil

vanilla

cocoa (optional)

 

Beat the eggs, add the yogurt, sugar and flour with the soda. Add the oil and vanilla. You can split it in two parts and put cocoa in one of them. Grease a pan with butter or oil+a bit of flour and pour the mixture. If you have two colors - swirl - it makes a spectacular looking cake. Bake for about 45 min or so in approximately 350 F. You might have to adjust the time and/or the heat a bit, since my late grandma's oven was different from our modern ovens.


We have adjusted the above recipe to avoid the sugar and the cocoa for healthy reasons, and we ended up with a wonderful cake that everyone who's tried it liked it. Here is the alternative recipe


Yogurt cake (alternative)

 

2 eggs

1 cup yogurt

1/2 cup molasses

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup oil

vanilla


the instructions are as above.


Fluffy French Toast~ CSA Member Pat H.

2 eggs whipped with a fork.

Some Celtic Sea Salt, a TINY bit of black pepper, some nutmeg, a TINY bit of clove, and a quick splash of vanilla extract

Heaping table spoon of plain yogurt and whipped the entire mixture with a fork till it was light and "fluffy".


Let three slices of CSA bread soak in the mixture on both sides for a good long while and fried it up in a hot lightly buttered pan over a medium to high flame.  Your organic maple syrup goes nicely on that or your Really Raw Honey.


Yogurt Cream Cheese~ CSA Member Katherine S. 

I don't know if anyone mentioned making the yogurt into a cream cheese very easy and delicious!


Place a colander lined with cheesecloth over a larger mixing bowl (glass if you have it!) and then pour the yogurt carefully into the cheesecloth.  Tie it up with some twine/string, then cover the whole thing with a dish towel. Let it sit in a warm place overnight and the next morning and you have some delicious cream cheese! 


We like it plain but sometimes we add spices to it - oregano, basil, thyme or you could also make it sweeter with maple syrup and raisins and nuts.  You will also have whey in the mixing bowl - don't throw it away as whey can be used when you soak your beans or grains and also can be added to smoothies to help with joint pain/muscle pain. You can find more on the Weston Price Foundation website - www.westonaprice.org - enjoy!

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