I have been making my own yogurt for years (love my yogurt maker) - found this on the web last week and figured - hey if I can make my own greek yogurt cheaper than I can purchase at the store - I'll give it a try. YUMI
Make your own Greek yogurt: Line a sieve with a coffee filter and set it over a bowl. Place 4 cups plain whole-milk yogurt in the filter and refrigerate for 12 hours (you'll get about 2 cups thick yogurt). Divide among bowls; top with honey, dried fruit or as I do - I always have a bag of frozen fruit - sometimes I take about 1/2 cup out and put into my plain yogurt.
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1/2 C thinly sliced yellow onions 1 C celery, thinly sliced 1/2 pound carrots, very thinly sliced 3 C low-salt vegetable broth 1 1/2 tsp finely grated ginger 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 tsp sea salt 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Heat a large sauce pan or Dutch oven, coated with cooking spray, over medium heat. add onion and celery; cook 5 mins, stirring occasionally. Add carrots; continue to cook another 5 mins. Add broth and ginger; bring to a boil. Add orange juice and salt. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until vegetables are very tender, about 20 mins. Transfer mixture (in batches) to a blender or use an immersion blender until smooth. Reheat if necessary. Drizzle oil over soup (optional).
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