Posts tagged ‘yogurt’

Rosewater and Cardamom Yogurt Lassi

Until about a year or so ago, I had never heard of lassi, let alone tried it. When I finally noticed it on the menu at our favorite Indian restaurant (which, by the way, is Great India in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota), I decided to give it a go. I started with sweet lassi, as the salty option, while more traditional, didn’t sound as appealing. I loved it and the next visit I opted for the salty version. While I didn’t enjoy that one as much, I knew I was hooked on this wonderful yogurty goodness.

So, when I was skimming an article on ways to use yogurt this last week, I was instantly drawn to the recipe for “Rosewater and Cardamom Yogurt Lassi” and bookmarked it for making soon. I had no idea what rosewater was (though it seemed simple enough), but I guessed correctly that I could find it at our local Indian grocery store, Namaste PlazaI had all the other ingredients including plain yogurt, sugar and cardamom, so once I picked up the rosewater, I was set to go.


Really, that’s all I need to say, but I’ll add a few notes about my process. For the yogurt, I opted for a mix of Greek and regular. No reason, other than I already had both for another recipe, so thought I’d give it a try. As the recipe suggests, lassi is also about the texture, so if you mix this up and aren’t quite ready to serve your beverage, I would suggest waiting to blend in the ice until just before you pour it.


August 20, 2012 at 9:45 pm 1 comment

French Toast – No milk? No problem.

My usual weekday breakfast consists of yogurt and granola with maybe some fruit, honey, agave or maple syrup. On weekends, when I have a little more time, I like to branch out into the world of eggs and other things that require cooking. This morning I woke up and decided it was time to make some French Toast.

One problem – no milk. We rarely use milk in our house – though other dairy products like half and half, cheese and ice cream are abundant – so this dilemma has come up before. Usually it involves a craving for a milkshake. This morning, however, I got two things in my head, 1) I was going to have French Toast for breakfast and 2) I was not going to go to the store to get milk. Internet search engine, here we come.

The solution I found was easy enough. Substitute the milk with yogurt and if you need to, add a little water. The recipe I ended up making was Honey Butter Yogurt French Toast.

For this recipe, you will need:

2 eggs, slightly beaten
½ c of plain or vanilla yogurt
2 Tbsp honey
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
4 slices of bread (fresh or slightly stale)
4 Tbsp softened butter

The video with the recipe walks you through the directions, but it pretty closely mirrors making regular French Toast.

MY NOTES: I used plain yogurt, so I added a small bit of vanilla extract. At the prompting of several other recipes, I included about a tablespoon of water as well. The result, a delightfully tangy and sweet breakfast. The honey butter was an excellent and simple topping. A dollop of yogurt and dash of cinnamon, superb.

July 16, 2011 at 10:55 am 2 comments

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