Simple Homemade Yogurt

2018-07-07T12:23:30+00:00Breakfast, Method|

This is such a simple recipe for homemade creamy yogurt. The yogurt is made using non-fat milk and inoculated with previous batch of homemade yogurt…confused?  Continue reading and you will find out how… We always have yogurt in the morning and the amazing thing is that I do not even remember when the last time I bought yogurt was.  I make my own yogurt from organic non-fat milk using the yogurt that I made previously…so it is a continuous production of yogurt by taking approximately 2 tablespoons or so from the jar that it is in used. The recipe is very versatile, you can use 1% fat, 2% fat, or whole milk. The more fat content in the milk the [...]

Fresh Berries with Vanilla Yogurt

2018-06-21T11:26:47+00:00Breakfast, Dessert/Sweet, Fresh Fruits, Review|

Today I am sharing with you a very simple twist for your everyday bowl of berries and yogurt. You will not believe that just a little sprinkle of the Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla powder on a plain yogurt will make magic…all of a sudden the berries are covered by an elegant layer of very delicate, aromatic and flavorful yogurt… This is one of the posts that there is no need for recipe. Plain and simple, just top your fresh berries with yogurt.  Oh, before I continue, when I was approached by Nielsen-Massey Company to try one of their products I picked the vanilla powder since I have never used vanilla in the form of powder. I received a sample [...]

Calamansi Poppy Seed Muffin

2018-06-18T11:16:08+00:00Breakfast, Dessert/Sweet|

This is a recipe for a simple muffin, loaded with citrus flavors from calamansi and poppy seed. Great for breakfast or as a snack. Have you ever heard of calamansi? Well, I did by chance…years ago, I was looking for a dwarf orange family tree, and bump into this nice tree which at the time looked like a mandarin orange tree. After a few months I noticed that the fruits were tiny, they looked like the little cuties, but much smaller. I thought that the farmer made a mistake when placing the tag…It was then that I looked carefully at the tag…it said calamansi or calamondin. After a lot of search in the internet I learned that calamansi is a [...]

Spherical Yogurt with Strawberry Coulis

2018-06-18T14:17:52+00:00Gluten Free, Molecular Gastronomy|

This is a fun recipe to try using molecular gastronomy.  The yogurt are made into almost spheres that pops. This is one of the most fun thing I have ever done in my kitchen…as you might know (or not), I am a Pharm.D/biochemist by training, therefore I feel very comfortable in the lab, so when I heard about molecular gastronomy I was like “I need to try this…how come I have never thought of using my lab skills in the kitchen?” Anyway, to make the long story short, I did some reading through the internet and got myself some edible “reagents” and today I am so excited because I am sharing with you my very first “experiment”. I am expecting [...]

Brandied Cherry Froyo

2018-06-18T14:22:34+00:00Dessert/Sweet, Gluten Free|

I always liked chocolate filled with cherry and brandy, so I thought why not making a frozen yogurt with brandied cherry? It sure sounded much more tempting than plain cherry. Yes, it turned out awesome…and nobody got drunk in spite of the amount of brandy that was added to the cherries. The alcohol was totally gone with the cooking, but the flavor and aroma of the brandy was detectable in every cherry. So now imagine a spoonful of the creamy yogurt with cherry in every bite…yum! Ingredients: 1 lb fresh cherry 1/3 cup sugar ½ cup brandy 2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt 2-3 tablespoons brandy (optional) Method: Make sure that your ice cream maker bucket is in the freezer overnight [...]

Mango Frozen Yogurt with Agave Syrup

2018-06-18T15:04:33+00:00Dessert/Sweet, Gluten Free|

  Now that the warm weather is here, I keep the ice cream bucket in the freezer all the time, so I am ready for a quick and fast frozen dessert. This is a very simple and refreshing yogurt dessert. I love the color and the flavor of this frozen yogurt, nothing like the combination of fragrant mango stirred together with the tartness of yogurt… Ingredients: 2 large mangoes 2 tablespoon vanilla vodka 2 tablespoon lemon juice ¼ cup agave syrup 1 cup Greek yogurt Fresh strawberry and mint leaves for garnish Method: Cut the mango in small pieces and blend together with vodka, lemon juice and agave syrup. Add the yogurt to the mango mix and refrigerate for a [...]

Orange Cupcake with Mascarpone Frosting


This is a very easy and simple cupcake recipe…the cake is very light and moist since yogurt and the egg whites in the form of soft peak were added to the batter. Both frosting and the cake contain orange rind, which give the cupcakes a very citrus flavor. The cupcakes can be baked ahead, and frozen. On the day that you want to serve them, make the frosting while the cupcakes are defrosting, top them and they are ready to be serve Cake Batter Ingredients: ¼ cup orange juice 1 cup fat free natural yogurt 1 tablespoon orange rind, grated 2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ cup or ¼ lb butter 3 eggs, separated ½ teaspoon vanilla [...]

Yogurt Marinated Chicken

2018-06-19T11:10:49+00:00Gluten Free, Poultry|

This is a very easy and simple recipe for chicken. I like the idea of marinating the chicken and hand it to my husband to grill on the BBQ, this way we can “share” the cooking. What I like about this recipe is the low content of salt for the ones watching for their blood pressure. So many spices are added to the mixture of yogurt that you will not miss the salt for flavor and the chicken comes out of the grill so tender. Ingredients: ½ cup plain yogurt 2 tablespoon lemon zest 2 tablespoon lemon juice 4 garlic cloves finely chopped ½ teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon coriander ½ teaspoon red pepper flake ½ teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon [...]

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

2018-06-19T11:25:37+00:00Dessert/Sweet, Gluten Free|

For the longest time I wanted to get an ice cream maker after seeing so many ice cream, sherbet and frozen yogurt recipes from fellow bloggers…now I have one! For my first trial I wanted to try something easy and simple and more importantly use ingredients that I had available in the fridge…I got this recipe from the Food Network and worked beautifully with some minor adaptations. Ingredients: 4 cups strawberries, hulled and chopped> (1 lb strawberries chopped) 3/4 cup sugar (1/3 cup agave syrup) 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon rum 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise and seeds scraped 1 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt Mint leaves for garnish Method: A full 24 hours before you make [...]