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Old 10-25-2010, 08:41 PM   #1
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Red face Recipes using plain yogurt and/or whole milk

Hey all,

My boyfriend and I recently joined a local CSA which provides us with a half gallon of whole milk and a quart of yogurt every week (among other things like eggs, cheese, meat, and bread). Neither of us has a taste for either of these things plain, so I need some fresh ideas for using them in recipes. Help?



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Old 10-25-2010, 09:37 PM   #2
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A little bit of yogurt is great in mashed potatoes. I've had sour cream in mashed potatoes but it's easy to use to much. Then all I can taste is sour cream. The yogurt changes the flavor without making them taste like yogurt. Also, try the plain yogurt in place of sour cream in dishes that have a lot of other flavors, like burritos or tacos. It won't be as sour, but it still tastes great. I don't have a recipe for tzaziki sauce, but it's a great dip with a yogurt base. The other ingredients mellow out the yogurt taste well. Oh, and of course, don't forget smoothies! Whole milk will work in a lot of recipes that call for cream, though obviously yielding a less-rich, but also healthier, end product.

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Old 10-25-2010, 10:02 PM   #3
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Yogurt is used in a number of Indian marinades.
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I use yoghurt or sour cream instead of heavy cream when I make carbonara. It adds a slight tangy taste that we really like. I use it as a base for creamy salad dressings, like ranch. Yoghurt cheese with some fresh herbs makes a wonderful spread on toast or crackers. It's also good in gravies that call for heavy cream. Just don't heat for too long, or it might split. It's used in a number of curries.
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:11 AM   #5
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Yogurt is great mixed into fresh fruit, along with a little honey, lime juice or orange juice. Use it in smoothies or mango lassis or cucumber raitas.

If you do any baking, plain yogurt and/or milk are often in the ingredient mix.
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