If you don't know what Pinterest is, you've been living under a rock!
It's like the Google of DIY projects.
I find my soups for Soup Swap there, and this weekend I'm bringing some Marinades to our July Random Food Swap.
It's never failed me...
My husband Jason has developed a taste for yogurt. He buys tons of those little individual serving containers of it. The thing is, they are FULL of sugar! (And chemicals, but whatever).
I also hate to throw away all those little containers. They aren't really recyclable. Plus, after reading "Garbology" Written by Edward Humes I can't pretend that if I can recycle it, it doesn't count as garbage.
(Yes. I'm kind of a hippy. I recycle, make my own yogurt, bread, socks (soon!) and upcycle old clothes. Running Buddy Amy just loves it. Particularly when I'm talking about it on a Long Run and she can't escape.)
What to do, what to do?
I decided to learn how to make my own yogurt. (And pray that it didn't turn out like my effort to make my own mozzarella cheese).
First I looked up "Yogurt DIY" on www.pinterest.com
Then I chose the link with the prettiest cover photo:
It totally worked!
I ended up using a full gallon of milk, thinking it would consolidate in the process...which it didn't. So Jason and I had almost a full gallon of fresh Plain Yogurt!
|Exciting looking isn't it?|
|This is one of THREE QUARTS I ended up with.|
|I put plums in this one. Worked like a charm!|
I liked it. Add a kiwi, strawberry or some blueberries and you've got a yummy cup of yogurt.
Jason said he tried it (I didn't see him eat any so I'm not convinced) "It doesn't taste like anything". I pointed out you just add some fruit and now you have a healthy yogurt with over 50% less sugar but I'll be honest....
He still buys his little cups of yogurt.
Through sheer tenacity I do plan on winning this little contest of wills though. You just wait and see!
Jason is extremely uncomfortable eating things that didn't come from a grocery store. I made him try Raw Milk once and he thought he was going to get Salmonella. He also said it tasted "Cheesy". Last night while we were on a walk I was picking and eating a local wild berry (Thimbleberries) and he was sure I was just picking random poisonous berries and sticking them in my mouth.