Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register


Main Forum Page  ♦   Latest Posts  ♦   Member Center  ♦   Search  ♦   Archives   ♦   Help   ♦   Log In/Out   ♦   Admins
Forum Login
Login Name: Create a new account
Password:     Forgot password

BTD Forums    Lifestyle    Cook Right 4 Your Type  ›  Greek Yogurt
Users Browsing Forum
Margret and 7 Guests

Greek Yogurt  This thread currently has 1,195 views. Print Print Thread
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
gulfcoastguy
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 1:21am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

B to Bnonnie to Nomad, the journey continues
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 2,393
Gender: Male
Location: Ocean Springs, MS
Age: 53
Why do grocery stores only carry plain Greek Yogurt in the nonfat variety? I was going to experiment with baking and you need some fat to do so. I don't want to have to drive 90 miles to Whole Foods.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message
Chloe
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 1:26am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

42% Teacher Rh+ N1, N1b
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 8,595
Gender: Female
Location: Northeast USA
Age: 71
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
Why do grocery stores only carry plain Greek Yogurt in the nonfat variety? I was going to experiment with baking and you need some fat to do so. I don't want to have to drive 90 miles to Whole Foods.


Non fat is probably what sells the best.   Ask your grocery store manager if a special order can be
placed.

You might have to order a carton of 12 but maybe not..It's worth asking before you think of making
such a long trip to WF.



"The happiest people don't have the best of everything.....they know how to make the best of everything!"
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 1 - 12
Victoria
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 3:18am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami Nomad 56%
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 15,332
Gender: Female
Location: Oregon
It just tells you something about the people who shop at that store.  



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
~Mary Jean Irion
Logged
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 2 - 12
Andrea AWsec
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 10:49am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI INFJ Warrior Taster
Kyosha Nim
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 7,630
Gender: Female
Location: Long Island, NY
Age: 51
Make your own with whole milk


MIFHI

"Do not try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many things. Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds; do not overload them." Anatole France

"Healthy people have the least overt symptoms from eating avoid foods." Dr. D'Adamo
Logged
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 3 - 12
Spring
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 2:10pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI Explorer
Ee Dan
Posts: 2,893
Gender: Female
Location: Southeastern USA
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
Why do grocery stores only carry plain Greek Yogurt in the nonfat variety? I was going to experiment with baking and you need some fat to do so. I don't want to have to drive 90 miles to Whole Foods.


Do you have a Publix there? They will special order some products I know.


"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." -- Benjamin Franklin
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 4 - 12
gulfcoastguy
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 5:51pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

B to Bnonnie to Nomad, the journey continues
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 2,393
Gender: Male
Location: Ocean Springs, MS
Age: 53
Nope, no Publix. It's Rouse's, Winn Dixie(haven't checked there yet, other side of town), or Wally World.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 5 - 12
Spring
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 7:05pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI Explorer
Ee Dan
Posts: 2,893
Gender: Female
Location: Southeastern USA
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
Nope, no Publix. It's Rouse's, Winn Dixie(haven't checked there yet, other side of town), or Wally World.


Walmart used to special order some things, too, but I haven't asked about anything there in a while. BUT have you looked into making Greek yogurt in a CrockPot? It is VERY simple! And CHEAP compared to buying it. If I could still eat yogurt, I would make it this way in a minute!! Do a search for making Greek yogurt in a crock pot. Some of the entries I liked better than others. If you don't like the idea of having your yogurt in the crock you can place a pyrex dish that fits in it right on the crock bowl and make yogurt!


"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." -- Benjamin Franklin
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 6 - 12
gulfcoastguy
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 7:30pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

B to Bnonnie to Nomad, the journey continues
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 2,393
Gender: Male
Location: Ocean Springs, MS
Age: 53
I'll check a couple of other places first. I make ghee but it keeps a long time. A crock pot full of yogurt is a lot for now.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 7 - 12
Chloe
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 9:02pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

42% Teacher Rh+ N1, N1b
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 8,595
Gender: Female
Location: Northeast USA
Age: 71
I just checked out making crock pot yogurt and it begins with 8 cups of milk...When you think about
it 8 cups isn't going to be 8 cups of Greek yogurt because you wind up straining out the liquid with
cheesecloth and what's left is likely to be closer to 6-7 cups of yogurt. If you bought 6 or 7 containers it really wouldn't be all that much....  It might be worth the trouble....

gulfcoastguy, see what you think.  I'd like to try making it just to see if it works.  Spring, you mentioned it.  Have you ever made it?

http://noelskitchentips.com/2011/06/28/homemade-crock-pot-greek-yogurt/


"The happiest people don't have the best of everything.....they know how to make the best of everything!"
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 8 - 12
Spring
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 9:20pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI Explorer
Ee Dan
Posts: 2,893
Gender: Female
Location: Southeastern USA
Quoted from Chloe
I just checked out making crock pot yogurt and it begins with 8 cups of milk...When you think about
it 8 cups isn't going to be 8 cups of Greek yogurt because you wind up straining out the liquid with
cheesecloth and what's left is likely to be closer to 6-7 cups of yogurt. If you bought 6 or 7 containers it really wouldn't be all that much....  It might be worth the trouble....

gulfcoastguy, see what you think.  I'd like to try making it just to see if it works.  Spring, you mentioned it.  Have you ever made it?

http://noelskitchentips.com/2011/06/28/homemade-crock-pot-greek-yogurt/


No, not Greek, but I have made gallons of yogurt in years past! There is really nothing to it. And, GCG, Greek yogurt keeps a LONG time. Yogurt is an avoid for me now. I think I posted that I threw out a LOT of yogurt when I switched to SWAMI. Took me a few weeks to get over quitting Greek yogurt cold turkey!   The reason I wasn't already making my own at the time is that I was several months getting well and wasn't able to do any more than I had to. Greek yogurt is only plain yogurt with the whey strained out of it. Nothing more. Simple. And using 1% milk would be a lot better than fat free! The reason the crock pot is easier you don't have to stand stirring to make sure your milk doesn't scorch. AND it keeps the temp level for a longer period of time. Of course, using canned milk doesn't have to have all that - you just add the culture and make yogurt. I've used several methods in the past, but my favorite was simply to pour the mixture in four jars and place in a small dutch oven with hot water. I would check the temp of the WATER every now and then with a thermometer, add more hot water if needed and it would make in no time. Of course, it would then have to be strained to remove the whey, which is probably a lot more than you would expect, to make Greek yogurt! But still cheaper by far than Greek yogurt in a store. And you don't have to drive out of town to buy it!


"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." -- Benjamin Franklin
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 9 - 12
ruthiegirl
Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 6:13pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI O+ Gatherer, Healing from Fibromyalgia
Kyosha Nim
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 11,838
Gender: Female
Location: New York
Age: 41
You could buy 1 small tub of the fat-free yogurt to use as a starter, then make it at home with whole milk. You also don't need to make a whole gallon at once- I used to make yogurt 1 quart at a time.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah (in Israel for the school year), 17yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 10 - 12
gulfcoastguy
Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 11:31pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

B to Bnonnie to Nomad, the journey continues
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 2,393
Gender: Male
Location: Ocean Springs, MS
Age: 53
I found some two percent at Winn Dixie last night in small cups. They also sell organic whole milk though I would rather try with goat milk. It will be a while before I try to make this but I've saved the link for later. Thanks for the help. BTW greek yogurt is great!
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 11 - 12
Spring
Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 11:44pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI Explorer
Ee Dan
Posts: 2,893
Gender: Female
Location: Southeastern USA
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
I found some two percent at Winn Dixie last night in small cups. They also sell organic whole milk though I would rather try with goat milk. It will be a while before I try to make this but I've saved the link for later. Thanks for the help. BTW greek yogurt is great!


Yeah, it is..... I'm almost envious of you! I can't have it anymore! If I keep losing foods I'm going to get very discouraged............


"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." -- Benjamin Franklin
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 12 - 12
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
Print Print Thread

BTD Forums    Lifestyle    Cook Right 4 Your Type  ›  Greek Yogurt

Thread Rating
There is currently no rating for this thread