Cookbook Corner – Yogurt

I’m falling in love with an unexpected cookbook…

Yogurt Blaise the Baker Cookbook Corner

“Yogurt: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner”
By: Janet Fletcher

This one really surprised me…

At first glance, I wasn’t really sure if I would like the book…but much to my surprise – I love it! It’s really got me thinking about food (and yogurt) in a totally new and exciting way! If you are a fan of yogurt – do yourself a favor and go out and buy this book! So many delicious recipes (fabulous photographs too) and so much information on yogurt – you won’t believe it! And it includes recipes to make your own yogurt…something I’ve had on my “To-Do List” for awhile now. Can’t wait to try it!

The book is divided into 8 main sections, with plenty of recipes per section. Some examples…

Making Yogurt at Home
“Homemade Yogurt” (page 19), “Making Greek Yogurt” (page 23) and “Making Yogurt Cheese” (page 23), among a few other very interesting tips and recipes.

Yogurt for Breakfast (my favorite chapter)
“Yogurt with Eggs” (page 26), “Yogurt with Nuts and Seeds” (page 29), “Yogurt with Granola” (page 29) and “Yogurt with Dried Fruit” (page 30). It really opens your eyes as to what you can pair with yogurt for breakfast – and almost all of the recipes are something fast and portable – or can be made portable!

Appetizers and Salads
“Yogurt Cheese with Feta, Pumpkin Seeds and Za’atar” (page 36), “Smokey Eggplant Salad with Pita Crisps” (page 40), “Cherry Tomato Raita” (page 42), “Grated Beet and Yogurt Salad with Beet Greens” (page 46) and “Chopped Summer Vegetable Salad with Farro, Yogurt and Za’atar” (page 48). These appetizers and salads will really make a great first impression when entertaining.

Soups
“Yogurt, Leek and Barley Soup Red-Pepper Butter” (page 54), “Chicken Soup with Toasted Pasta, Chickpeas and Yogurt” (page 55), “Chilled Golden Beet and Yogurt Soup” (page 59) and “Chilled Avocado and Yogurt Soup with Tomato Salsa” (page 61). So many delicious soups – it will inspire you to try a number of them!

Mostly Meat
“Lamb Meatballs in a Warm Yogurt Sauce with Sizzling Red-Pepper Butter” (page 66), “Orzo with Spicy Lamb, Chickpeas and Yogurt” (page 72) and “Grilled Hanger Steak with Grilled Red Onion Raita” (page 77).

Vegetables and Grains
“Roasted Butternut Squash with Yogurt and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds” (page 82), Seared Mushrooms and Shallots in Yogurt with Garam Masala” (page 87), “Grilled Zucchini with Yogurt Sauce, Feta, Lemon and Dill” (page 88), “Warm Chard Ribs in Yogurt with Toasted Walnuts, Cilantro and Cumin” (page 97) and “Asparagus Frittata with Yogurt Cheese” (page 101).

Desserts
“Yogurt with Mango, Toasted Coconut and Cashews” (page 105), “Yogurt with Blueberries, Hazelnuts and Maple Syrup” (page 109), “Yogurt Mousse with Orange Marmalade and Toasted Almonds” (page 112), “Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Strawberry-Rhubarb Sauce” (page 116) and “Greek Yogurt Sorbet” (page 121).

Beverages
“Strawberry-Mango Smoothie” (page 129), “Banana-Fig Smoothie” (page 130) and “Four Seasons of Fruit Smoothies” (page 132).

This book really blew me away with it’s recipes and attention to detail. The photographs are beautifully done and all around, a great book to add to most cookbook collections!

To learn more about Janet Fletcher, and to order this book, please click here…
http://www.janetfletcher.com/shop/yogurt

The personal views and reviews of this blog are mine and mine alone. Any opinion or thought expressed are strictly my own. Shout out and special thanks to Blogging for Books for this opportunity. More information can be found by emailing me your questions.

Blaise

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