My Weekly Yogurt Post

🙂 Yep, I’m posting on yogurt again. I told you last week I’d let you know how the raw goat milk yogurt comes out. Delicious! (Click here for more traditional yogurt making instructions.)

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Raw Goat Milk Yogurt - plain and strawberry

Raw Goat Milk Yogurt – plain and strawberry

Here’s how I did it.

Raw Goat Milk Yogurt

Prepare containers and utensils. Wash, rinse very well, pour boiling water over/into them.

1 qt. raw goat milk – heat gently on stove to 110°F. on candy or other food thermometer. (No more. You want it to remain raw.)

Whisk in: 3-4 Tbl. organic, natural plain yogurt with live cultures or recommended amount of dry yogurt culture.

Dump water out of yogurt containers and pour yogurt in. I used the containers that work in my dehydrator since that is where I cultured my yogurt this time. You can use a quart glass jar or smaller glass jars or a wide mouth glass or stainless steel thermos. Put lid(s) on.

Put in warm place to culture. You need a place that will keep a steady temp of 95-110°F. As I said, this time I used my dehydrator, that has a thermostat control on it. Culture 8-10 hours, until it sets up. Other ways you can culture yogurt are listed in a previous post on yogurt that has complete instructions and various uses.( I DO NOT find a crock pot, even on keep warm with the lid off to hold a low enough temp.) More yogurt posts here.

My additions for flavored yogurt per serving – all optional. Add 1 or more. (adjust amounts to your liking):

  • 1/2 tsp. raw organic agave nectar (or raw honey)
  • a couple drops of pure organic vanilla extract/flavoring
  • 2-3 fresh or frozen (thawed) strawberries, mashed up – or 1-2 Tbl. other fruit

Enjoy! I am.

OK,  you do need a source of raw goat’s milk for this. You can substitute raw cow’s milk if you have a source/use cow’s milk. (I recommend not, but raw IS SO MUCH better for you than pasteurized, homogenized, chemically, feed-lot raised, …)

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Carmel Corn – Friday Food

fridayfood2.jpgAnother snack recipe this week. This is a Good for You-Naturally!™ Carmel Corn that you can also make popcorn balls out of.

Pop 1/2 c. popping corn. (Stove or air popper, plain popcorn, not micro-wave.) Put in large bowl, and set aside while you make the carmel.

Bring to a boil (on the stove):

1/2 cup raw, organic coconut oil or real, unsalted organic butter

3/4 c. raw honey

Boil 5-6 minutes (until soft ball stage, if you have a candy thermometer).

Take off heat stir in 1/2 tsp. baking soda.

Stir real well. It will foam up and change color. Pour over popped corn and stir well to coat evenly.

Spread out in jelly roll pan (I use large stoneware bar pan).

Bake at 250-275° for somewhere around 15-20 minutes stirring every (approx.) 5 minutes.

Stir as it cools, or form into balls as soon as it is cool enough to handle but still warm enough to stick together.

Yum, Yum! Sweet treat that’s still Good for You-Naturally!™. Just one of the many snacks you’ll find in Good for You-Naturally!™ Simply Snacks recipe book.

Crazy Cake – Friday Food

fridayfood2.jpgThis is a very moist – no frosting needed – Good for You-Naturally!™ cake that can be made for a quick dessert or snack. It has many variations (see Good for You-Naturally!™ Simply Snacks recipe book). Today I’m sharing the one we had this week.

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Lisa’s Good for You-Naturally!™ Oatmeal Spice Crazy Cake

  • 1 c. fresh ground, organic whole wheat pastry flour (you can use regular whole wheat – and sift out the bran, if you want, or leave it in)
  • 1 c. organic rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder (non-aluminum, such as Rumford’s)
  • 1 tsp. organic ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. organic ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. organic ground allspice

Mix together well in an 8-9″ square or round stainless steel or glass cake pan.

Make a depression in the center of these dry ingredients, and pour in:

  • 1 cup hot purified water
  • 1/3 cup raw, organic coconut oil (melt it in the hot water first)
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1 tsp. raw organic apple cider vinegar

Mix these liquid ingredients all together well (in the depression you made) before combining with the dry ingredients. (Of course, you can dirty up a mixing bowl instead if you want.)

Mix liquid and dry ingredients together well. Be sure to get all dry ingredients from sides and bottom of pan, and consistency is even throughout.

Bake at 350° for approx. 25-30 minutes.

“O taste and see that the Lord is good.”