As you may know, last month I did an article on the health benefits of eating yogurt. I have since received email from people stating that while they like yogurt, they sometimes get bored eating it because it is always the same, yogurt mixed with fruit.
Well, I can certainly understand not being able to eat a lot of yogurt if that is all you have for choices, however, I have enjoyed yogurt several different ways and I would like to share a few of them with you now.
First, one of my favorite ways of eating yogurt is in the Greek fashion of TZAZIKI. It is made with yogurt and garlic, another very healthy ingredient.
Roast the eggplant on the barbeque (or you can cook in
the oven, however be sure to pierce the eggplant before) cook until the
skin is charred or the eggplant is soft.
Peel off charred skin, or scoop out the soft insides of the eggplant and place in a large bowl. Add Garlic, yogurt, olive oil, onion, parsley, basil, Tabasco Sauce, salt and pepper to taste.
TARATOR -Cold yogurt soup.
Mix water and yogurt together to the consistency of non-fat milk. Then add the rest of the ingredients. Chill for at least one hour.
INDIAN YOGURT CHICKEN
Sauté' the onions in the oil. When they are translucent and beginning to brown, add the garlic, cayenne, coriander, curry seasoning and the yogurt. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Then puree.
Cut the chicken into pieces and Sauté in the butter for about 5 minutes, then add the puree and salt and simmer for 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
Hope this helps and inspires you to think of yogurt as something more than just a healthy snack.
|This article is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. You should promptly seek professional medical advice if you have any concern about your health or physical condition, and you should always consult your physician before following the recommendations presented here.|
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