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Old 10-12-2009, 11:35 AM   #1
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Yogurt!!

Confession time. I am a fat American. In my defense, I do have an out of wack thyroid but I have been chubby my whole life so the thyroid just added to that.

I enjoy cooking and have always tried to reach a nice balance between rich and sparce when it comes to fats (cheeses, creams, oils...) but now I realize that I need to change my habits because normal cooking habits just aren't working.

yeah I know, a long way to come to the point. I have started subbing lowfat yogurt in recipies that call for cream, sour cream, mayo, parmesan...

Each instance is at least a 50% replacement but in some cases its as much as 80%! These recipes are turning out fantastic!

Tuna salad 20% mayo, 80% yogurt.

Mashed potatoes I subbed for half the butter and all the sour cream! People RAVED about these potatoes. When I told them it was yogurt they were shocked.

I always add parmesan cheese to my spagetti sauce. Subbed 50% yogurt. It tasted fantastic.

I started this as a diet aid. I am switching full time to these variations as they taste fantastic.

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Old 10-12-2009, 12:11 PM   #2
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Do you use your yogurt as-is, or strain it? I love it strained, nice and thick!
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:20 PM   #3
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What kind of yogurt are you using? I'm assuming "plain," but is it fat free, low fat, or cream top?
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:46 PM   #4
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"I have started subbing lowfat yogurt"
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:18 PM   #5
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:10 PM   #6
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I used it as is but in the past I have made yogurt cheese to make (oh I can never spell this word) tseciki sauce? Gyros sauce!

I am very excited about this as I was reluctant to do it in the past as I don't like to compromise on flavor.
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:20 PM   #7
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Tsatziki I think.
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Old 01-04-2010, 02:33 PM   #8
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some grateded yogurt to go with your pasta sir ?
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Old 01-04-2010, 02:39 PM   #9
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Never gonna happen. LOL

On the other hand! I made horrible boxed macaroni and cheese (yes, yes I know but the kids requested it) and instead of the huge amount of butter I used yogurt. They declared it delicious.
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Old 01-04-2010, 02:40 PM   #10
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this is plain non-fat yougurt ?
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