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In this edition of the Yogurt Fusion Blog we're grilling some recipes for spring! This week we're making a Grilled Chicken Tortilla Salad and we’re using the same ingredients to make a Grilled Chicken and Veggie Pizza.
These ingredients are probably in your pantry and fridge, and in these combinations can create two week night meals. The chicken is marinated in yogurt which adds a lot of moisture and flavour. While the grill is hot, cook as many of the ingredients on the grill as possible for wonderful barbeque flavour. The chicken and vegetables are grilled, as well as the tortillas and pizza dough. They are two easy and delicious meals. Enjoy these and share them with family and friends!
Two readers of the Yogurt Fusion blog (actually two of my best girlfriends) sent in their ideas this month for favorite holiday cuisine in response to the December blog. We're still waiting on the pics girls, but you've inspired this month's menu - Turkey Cheddar Sandwiches, Lemon Saffron Rice and Fruit Salad.
Thank you Mattilon and Yvonne for sharing what's cooking in your holiday kitchens! I bet the readers will enjoy these ideas and flavors as well. Our family had a taste and gave them two enthusiastic thumbs up! We loved your use of yogurt in the menus and the suggestions to serve before or after the holiday for breakfast or brunch. Versatility, convenience and utility are always a plus.
Are your skin and hair giving you the Winter blues? Try using Yogurt as a conditioner--plain, unflavored, unsweetened yogurt. Smoothe it onto your hair, your face, on your body, anywhere you can use a little extra moisturization. While it is important to make it a part of your diet, make it a part of your beauty routine too this winter and enjoy its healthy, soothing benefits.
The combination of cold weather, fireplaces and central heating combine to dry out the skin and hair. You can rehydrate with a few simple homemade remedies. Those who live in extreme temperatures are particularly effected with very cold winters, and at the other end of the spectrum unusually hot summers. They too have to take extra special care of their hair and skin. Yogurt can be used alone or in combination with other ingredients to nourish the hair and skin. Yogurt tastes good and is good for you, inside and out. And the bonus is that you can actually eat the left overs for good health!
Thanks so much to everyone who contributed this season and made our #Hurricane Sandy relief efforts a success!
A very special thank you to two moms who contributed greatly to our relief efforts, Michelle and Janet and the local boyscouts! Check out our newsletter this month for more information on these special families. A very special thank you to Holly Springs Baptist Church for coats, blankets and hand knitted sweaters, mittens and scarves. Your gifts for children from your special Christmas Tree were beautiful and the hand knitting was especially nice! We collected 6 huge boxes of clothing, coats, blankets, cleaning supplies, bedding, feminine, senior, baby supplies, LEDs and batteries throughout the community. They are all currently enroute to The Chelsea Foundation in NY, and other effected areas of NJ and NY. On behalf of those effected by Hurricane Sandy, your efforts are so very appreciated!!
Thanks for visiting the Yogurt Fusion blog. This month we’re pleased to have a guest blogger who will share some tips of simplifying Thanksgiving. Thank you Rachel for contributing an article that can be beneficial this time of year!
With the arrival of November, and December right around the corner, we’re currently preparing for the holiday hustle. It seems as though we were only just celebrating the newyear and before you know it the holiday season is approaching. Although Thanksgiving is the beginning of the annual holiday season, with millions jumping on the traditional bandwagon it’s not surprising that going anywhere near the shopping malls is like entering a war zone. Yet, it is unavoidable for millions of people. Fortunately, there are ways to make the holiday’s comings and goings, shopping, cleaning and baking easier and more enjoyable.
Thanks for visiting the Yogurt Fusion blog and Happy Fall!
In the last blog we took a closer look at Yogurt, featured recipes with yogurt and discussed how the good bacteria in yogurt communicates with the bacteria in our bodies. This time we'll look at some of the messages that are transmitted and how they are beneficial to good health. We'll also compare some of the products on the market today.
In this edition of the Yogurt Fusion Blog we're taking a closer look at certainly one of the most important nutritional foods, Yogurt! Yogurt is an important food because of its properties and uses. Yogurts rich in live and active cultures support wellness, are a good source of nutrition and are often referred to as a superfood because of its nutritional benefits.
Yogurt refers to milk products that are fermented by cultures of healthy bacteria. Among the bacteria that can be found in yogurt is streptococcus thermophilus. Streptococcus thermophilus has important lactic acid bacterial properties. It is used with Lactobacillus as a starter culture in the manufacturing of fermented dairy foods. Bacteria in the milk ferments and coagulates to thicken the milk for a creamy, uniform blend. These strains of bacteria produce dairy products having consistent flavor and texture. These properties have been found to aid the body in complex carbohydrate (polysaccharides) and protein metabolism.
This week on the Yogurt Fusion Blog we're out in the garden selecting some superfoods for a very healthy salad that contains vegetables to keep the body strong. This installment is a continuation from the last blog which featured the Grilled Rosemary Chicken with Pineapple recipe. The Superfood Salad is a delicious addition to this menu and is filled with flavor and is also a very versatile dish.
It is used here as a salad, but can also be used as a main course entree, or a unique steamed side dish. Place the first 9 ingredients in a steamer basket over boiling water, cover and steam for 5 -7 minutes. Toss with the remaining ingredients and serve as a wonderful side to a main entree. As a steamed dish you can also serve for breakfast, simply add an egg, toast and a yogurt dressing.
We had a good time preparing the last grilling menu on the Yogurt Fusion Blog of Shrimp, Scallops and Asparagus, so we decided to keep the grill hot and prepare a Grilled Rosemary Chicken dish. We're adding a side of Grilled Pineapple and serving the poultry and citrus with a fruity, herb sauce.
The chicken is marinated in yogurt which adds lots of moisture and flavor. It is grilled over indirect heat so it will remain moist during the duration of its grilling time without becoming unevenly cooked. The fruit and vegetables are grilled over direct heat, as they will only grill for a few minutes. The foods used in this recipe are referred to as superfoods and superfruits because they offer benefits beyond normal nutrition. Take a glance at the ingredients, then take a closer look at their benefits:
In this week's edition of the Yogurt Fusion Blog we're grilling up some recipes for spring and summer! This week we're making grilled shrimp and scallops, with a side of asparagus. While the grill is hot, feel free to add your own favorite vegetable sides as well. Use a grill basket and grill some broccoli; grill corn in their husks, or toast your rolls as a nice addition to the meal. They are delicious, healthy and easy to prepare. Add a salad, and this meal serves 4.
Shrimp and scallops are both great choices of lean protein. They contain the mineral selenium that has antioxidant properties which can help manage arthritis and maintain healthy skin. Scallops contain magnesium that can aid in blood pressure control; and shrimp contain Vitamin B6 which may reduce symptoms of PMS.