Need a reason to go to the OSU-OKC Farmer's Market (open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) during the winter months? Try Wagon Creek Creamery 's luscious Greek Yogurt, which can be incorporated into an amazing array of dishes.
The price is reasonable - comparable or cheaper than the Fage brand available in stores. Also, it's healthy - Wagon Creek Creamery Greek Yogurt is made from milk from their own pasture-fed cows, which means that, according to many sources, it has a higher nutritional content - more CLA, Omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins.
Taste tests conducted by the Okla-vore showed that the low-fat and full-fat versions had equivalent flavor; and the low-fat version has no bizzare fillers as commercial low-fat versions sometimes do. So don't be afraid to get the low-fat greek yogurt - it's quite tasty.
It's also incredibly versatile - substituting for both sour cream or unsweetened yogurt! Use it plain to substitute for sour cream, or add some honey or sugar to make it sweeter. Here are just a few ways that you can use this healthy dairy:
1. A main ingredient for dips - tzaziki sauce, raita, herb veggie dip, and pumpkin dip come to mind.
2. A tangy, tasty topping for pancakes, waffles, muffins, oatmeal, or granola.
3. An ingredient in creamy soups.
4. A great snack when combined with fresh or dried fruit, or used in a fruit smoothie.
5. A base for sauces like creamy curry sauce or for creamy pasta dishes.
6. A general sour cream substitute for dishes like seven-layer dip.
7. A handy ingredient for desserts or dessert toppings (like Peach Yogurt Pie or Bulgarian Yogurt Cake, for example).
As you can see, it's vital to have some on hand at all times.
More ideas and recipes are available here. You can order the Wagon Creek yogurt (and other locally made products) from the Oklahoma Food Cooperative or find it at the OSU-OKC Farmer's Market.
Full disclosure: In case you are curious as to my fascination with this product, I have not been paid or been given free Low-Fat Greek Yogurt to write this post. I just like the stuff, and by the way, their butter is pretty good too!
Posted by Christine Patton