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Monday, July 14, 2008

Thank the Greek Gods...........

Greek Gods do exist and this proves it. I have found something new thanks to one of my favorite sites by Lynne (http://www.freewebs.com/lynnsjourney/)
she was telling everyone over at her blog about Greek Yogurt. I have never heard of this product but I am up for trying new things since I changed my eating habits and this just sounded too good to pass up trying out. I was in Wal-Mart shopping and was thinking I would go by the yogurt section just to see if they carry anything like this not sure I would even be able to find it. And low and behold right there in front of my eyes was Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt (
http://www.oikosorganic.com/recipes/ go to the website and check out all the great recipes listed on the site). All I can say is this stuff is amazing and so addicting! I added some granola to mine and I have to say I am in heaven! I was also thinking of adding some fruit I bet it will be like eating ice cream (boy do I miss ice cream). I really think if you give it a try you will like it the creaminess and the taste is a lot better than yogurt (that is my opinion) and should not be passed up. If you guys are up for something new give it a taste and I don't think you will be disappointed. Thanks Lynne for sharing!

3 comments:

Don Mills Diva said...

This is the third time I have heard someone mention Greek Yogurt and how great it is in the last few days. I MUST try it!

Anonymous said...

I'm on WW and I enjoy Greek yogurt as a dip (dried onion, herbs,Mrs. Dash or other non-salt seasoning) or with berries (try sweetening it with Equal or your favorite sweetner).

WK said...

Something to keep in mind - real Greek yogurt can be hard to find. You can substitute regular plain yogurt by draining it through cheesecloth. You can also make it yourself - it's a fairly easy process. Additionally, try tzatziki sauce. Take a cup of Greek yogurt, about 2/3 C shredded cucumber, and a couple cloves of garlic and mix them in a food processor. Add some salt and about 2 T of fresh lemon juice - it goes great with EVERYTHING! The Mediterranean eating style, and Greek food in particular are so good for you (when combined with the other aspects of Greek life such as afternoon breaks, long vacations, community based living, and spiritual involvement) that I am going to start a blog dedicated to living that lifestyle. When I get it up and running, I'll try to remember to send the link over here. I'll have general articles, a real "passed down from Yiayia" recipe archive, and much more. Great blog, by the way.