Monday, November 12, 2007
Cold Weather Cookin'
As winter gets closer my cooking has changed to more soups, stews, and roasts. I have been way into split pea soup lately... made with cardamom, ham, kale, some other veggies and topped with lemon, parsley-yogurt cheese.
Tracy Reifkind gave me a yogurt cheese maker. When I was in restaurantland we made yogurt cheese by hanging yogurt in cheese cloth over night. Now that I am a home cook only... I have no room in my fridge to hang cheese cloth... once in a while I would line my strainer with a cloth napkin. That was a pain in the butt... I had no idea someone actually made a convenient sized device that was that that.
Some other fun things I have been making with yogurt cheese...
Creamy blue cheese dressing... yogurt is full of cultures that assist digestion. Strong digestion keeps your immune system strong.
I made my own chipotle-horseradish mayonnaise, I cut it with yogurt cheese for mayo lite!