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Old 01-17-2013, 01:55 PM   #1
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Substitute for yogurt in Greek recipes?

My new girlfriend is highly allergic to yogurt. I love several Greek dishes that include yogurt - such as moussaka or tzatziki. Is there a good substitute for Greek yogurt in these kinds of dishes? I found a few recipes that suggest cottage cheese. I was wondering if anyone here has tried it or has other suggestions.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:09 PM   #2
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Is it just the yogurt she has a problem with or does it extend to other dairy? I know you mention cottage cheese, but is she ok with that?

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Old 01-17-2013, 02:48 PM   #3
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She says it is only yogurt and all other dairy is OK. She can even eat frozen yogurt. This puzzles me - but she says she worked with a doctor and did the food journal process to narrow it down. Anything with yogurt - even cooked or yogurt coated raisins - will give her vicious migraines. But she is OK with all other dairy - including frozen yogurt.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:57 PM   #4
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Maybe some sour cream thinned with lemon juice?

Cottage cheese doesnt seem like a good sub to me...
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:35 PM   #5
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I thought about sour cream since yogurt is often substituted the other way. And a bit of looking after your post reveals some 'sour cream, cucumber and dill dips' that sound remarkably like tzatziki. I'll give that a try. How much lemon juice would you suggest? And any other modifications if the recipe is baked?
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:47 PM   #6
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i agree about the sour cream, but would add red wine vinegar if you're goin' tsatsiki.

i'll lookk for my tastsiki recipe that i think i posted here in a little while
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:21 PM   #7
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Maybe some sour cream thinned with lemon juice?

Cottage cheese doesnt seem like a good sub to me...
I would go for sour cream or cultured buttermilk. It doesn't need thinning when you cook with it. It will melt anyway.
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I use creme fraiche in place of yogurt but it is similar so not sure if she could eat it ? Has she tried creme fraiche ?
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:57 PM   #9
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I usually use labne instead if yogurt (yummier in my opinion) not sure if its too similar to yogurt thought
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:13 PM   #10
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i thought i'd posted it here before, but i couldn't find it, so i just posted it as a new recipe.

here's my tsatsiki sauce Buckytom's Basic Tsatsiki Sauce with which you could sub sour cream for the yogurt. hth.

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