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When I’m not reading, blogging or doing homework, I’m cooking. Cooking is a lot like reading and writing: it brings ingredients together to create a single dish that tells a story of flavors, family, friends and experiences. And just like with books, you don’t have to be the creator. Sometimes we’re all just looking for a little eye candy. So here’s a little food for thought!
I don’t know if you all know this, but I’m a total foodie. A foodie is “someone who has an ardent or refined interest in food.” Cooking is all about discovery for me – seeing which ingredients work well together, what flavors can be created, and what new foods can be tried. So now I’m bringing this discovery to TGR!
Every Monday I’ll be sharing a new food find, recipe, and of course, some eye candy.
This week: Greek yogurt
In the past few months I’ve not only discovered Greek yogurt, but also grown to love it. Sounds strange, I know – but for me, it’s been a big help. As someone who will choose vegetables over meat any day, I began to realize I wasn’t getting enough protein in my diet (especially while living off dining hall food). And although Greek yogurt is no substitute for meat, it’s still chock full of protein and is a nice change from eating other protein-packed foods, like peanut butter and quinoa.
What I didn’t know is that Greek yogurt can be used for so many other things, aside from being eaten on its own! I’ve only just started experimenting with it, but these are the three things I’ve so far found to be really helpful and, of course, tasty:
- Smoothies. Yep, instead of dumping a scoop or two of ice cream into your smoothie, try Greek yogurt. Same thick texture, but much healthier.
- Dips. This one really surprised me. Yogurt… dip? The two didn’t seem related at all. But plain Greek yogurt has all the taste of sour cream. So if you take some plain Greek yogurt and throw in some seasoning, you’ve got an awesome personal-sized cup of dip. It makes for a really good snack.
- Sour cream replacement. Like I just said, plain Greek yogurt is similar to sour cream. So if you happen to be out of sour cream, or want a slightly healthier alternative, Greek yogurt is the way to go. (However, the yogurt is a bit thicker.)
Do you know of any other uses of Greek yogurt? Please share!
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