Thursday, February 17, 2011

Homemade Yogurt

Everybody knows that yogurt is a deeply nourishing food.  Calcium rich with a probiotic punch, this health food populates the gut with friendly bacteria which benefits digestion the whole day through.  A good quality yogurt is inoculated with 5 live cultures, they will be listed on the ingredient label.  Also, yogurts made with whole milk verses skim or powdered milks are much more close to nature and will be used by the body far more effectively.  Another ingredient to be wary of is the sweetener used.  Often it is a low grade processed sweetener and lots of it.  Some yogurts are even sweetened artificially by aspartame.

Making yogurt at home makes good sense.  It takes only 2 ingredients; milk and starter and no fancy equipment just a few jars.  I use a countertop starter that cultures at room temperature, no warming to mess with! Ending up with a superior product for less money makes yogurt making a good skill to acquire.

Jenny at Nourished Kitchen is offering an entire ecourse on cultured foods, but if 13 classes is biting off more than you can chew, Jenny also offers a per class option.

March 4th is the class themed; Fermented & Cultured Dairy (I): Yogurt.  This class includes 4 video tutorials, print tutorials, frequently asked questions sheets, 9 recipes and a recorded conference call to ask your own questions for $20. Check it out here.

In my experience, seeing a new technique from start to finish is the best way to gain the confidence to do it on your own.

If you really want to dive in, use the coupon code SOURPICKLES for $20 off the entire ecourse enrollment.  This includes lifetime access, which I have found to be a huge benefit as I go back and relearn new methods.  But hurry, this is the only coupon code that will be offered online and it expires on Saturday, February 19.
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  1. My mom has been telling me for years how easy it is to make homemade yogurt. I really need to try it.

    I would love for you to join our Friday Food Fight. Link up and play along.

  2. Thank you for all the great info on eating healthy. I was wondering what type a blender you use for your smoothies. I am in the market for a new one and I need one that will blend my veggies smooth.

  3. I use a vitamix. They are great machines!


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