Ingredient of the Month: Plain Yogurt

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This may be a little unexpected.

Today’s ingredient is something that you’ve probably overlooked. You might pass it in the grocery store and think, who would want to eat that? Or you might have it in your fridge and never have used it for anything other than breakfast.

Well, I’m here today to lift this simple ingredient up a bit and hopefully open your mind to all of its creamy possibilities.

So, let’s talk plain yogurt.

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Plain yogurt is (or should be) thick and creamy yogurt without any flavors or much sugar. Siggi’s is my favorite, but I’m also a fan of Stonyfield’s whole milk plain yogurt. Like any other yogurt, it’s made from milk and contains lots of good probiotics!

I personally prefer plain yogurt to Greek yogurt, so I’ll leave it up to you to pick your favorite since they’re nearly interchangeable for our purposes here.

Where can I buy plain yogurt:

You can find plain yogurt in your grocery store, in the dairy/yogurt section or the organic dairy section. Get a yogurt that has high protein, low sugar and I like more on the whole milk side. Some people also make their own yogurt, which I think is great!

How do I store plain yogurt:

Store your yogurt in its container in the refrigerator. Most yogurts last for a few weeks.

How do I cook with plain yogurt:

Well, where do we start. Plain yogurt is such a versatile ingredient because you can control the flavors you add in, as well as if you’re going the sweet or savory route.

You probably know it’s a good sour cream substitute and that it makes a tasty smoothie. You might not know that it makes the perfect topping for Indian dishes mixed with cilantro, salt, pepper and a little lemon juice.

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Simple Saturday: My Favorite Summer Breakfast

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Good morning, ya’ll!

I hope you’re starting a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. I don’t have much planned this weekend, and I’m totally ready for some lounging, re-watching the second Hobbit movie with my husband, and getting ready for a super fun week this week (my mom and her best friend will be in town and it’s Jason’s bday!)

Today, I wanted to take a quick minute to talk about my absolute favorite summer breakfast.

It’s melon season! Yippee! I’m really happy when I can keep a big Pyrex of some sort of melon in my fridge every week of summer.

From watermelon to cantaloupe, I love it all. When I bring home a melon from the store or farmers market, I like to make it easy on myself and just break it all down (I have a very large serrated knife for this job) and keep it in pieces in the fridge ready to eat at any time.

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