Posts Tagged ‘yogurt’

Blueberry Yogurt Muffins

Thursday, August 16th, 2012
Blueberry Yogurt Muffin

Blueberry Yogurt Muffin

Blueberry Yogurt Muffins

The classic blueberry muffin — soft, tender, sweet crumb combined with sweet juicy blueberries and hints of zesty lemon make this pastry a treat for any time of day.
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Quinoa, Mango and Curried Yogurt Salad

Sunday, February 12th, 2012
Quinoa Mango Yogurt Salad

Quinoa Mango Yogurt Salad

Quinoa, Mango and Curried Yogurt Salad

Adapted from Gourmet Magazine

At first this dish may seem like an odd combination.  I came across the recipe on Epicurious when I was try to find some more innovative dishes using quinoa.  And, this one definitely caught my eye.  It’s wonderfully refreshing.  It’s also great because you can serve it warm, cold, or at room temperature and the leftovers are great.  Sometimes I even make it a day ahead of time to let the flavors meld.

I’m not sure that I’ve ever actually used mint, since I don’t often have mint on hand.  Basil works very well.  The original recipe also called for a chopped jalapeno, which I have also never used.  You could add it in, or also add in a pinch of cayenne pepper.  The peanuts really do add a nice salty, roasted crunch to the dish.  I think this salad would also be great placed in Napa cabbage leaves, or butter lettuce leaves, and wrapped up.  Or, serve it on a bed of lettuce.
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Straus Family Creamery

Monday, January 23rd, 2012
Straus Low Fat Milk

Straus Low Fat Milk

Review – Straus Family Creamery

The past couple of weeks we have purchased Straus 2% Cream Top Milk.  Straus bottles their milk and cream in glass bottles, which are then reused, this way there is even less recycling energy needed.  Just return the bottle to where you purchased it and you will receive your refund.
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Lemon Cucumber Salad with Yogurt and Mint

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
Lemon Cucumber Salad with Yogurt and Mint

Lemon Cucumber Salad with Yogurt and Mint

Lemon Cucumber Salad with Yogurt and Mint

Adapted from The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters

This is a refreshing summer salad, easy to make and with few ingredients.  It also holds up relatively well in the refrigerator if you have some leftovers or want to pack it for a workday lunch.  You can use any cucumbers you have on hand.  I happened to find these beautiful cucumbers at the Farmers’ Market.
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Buttermilk Biscuits

Saturday, September 17th, 2011
Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits

Adapted from How to Cook Everything, but Mark Bittman

Once you make these a few times you will see that these are a breeze to get together and just as quick to bake.  Perfect for any meal or a snack, and they can be made on a whim.  This is where keeping plain yogurt as a staple comes in handy.
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