Experimenting with old favorites
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
One of my favorite dishes is something my mom taught me to make, a long time ago. It's the first thing I ever really learned to cook, and I love it: Beef Stroganoff.
I've made tweaks to it over the year, and have been gradually changing the recipe to be more healthy.
Today, I made the ultimate substitution.
See, the last time I made this, I ventured out of my zone of comfort and used ground turkey. I was not only pleasantly surprised, I liked the flavor BETTER than the ground beef. (Still not as good as sliced steak, but hey. Nothing is.)
I'd read somewhere you could substitute recipes that use sour cream with plain greek yogurt. I've never had greek yogurt before, so I was willing to give it a try.
And I must say: It was very good! It added a slightly sweet flavor to the recipe that I rather liked. My oldest child enjoyed it so much she asked for seconds! I'll call that a win.
So what has been your favorite substitution/healthy improvement with your cooking?