I mentioned in my previous posts that I wasn’t too happy when I found that 2 of my blog posts were stolen. But joy returned pretty soon after. The first one was the box of goodies sent by a lovely food blogger friend, Ann. Then I received a couple of emails from readers that they have tried out my recipes and really liked it. Stella, a regular reader and friend, said she must have cooked the Quick Sour Plum Sauce Chicken at least 9 - 10 times because her young son likes it very much and asks for it often. Wow……even I have not cooked it so many times! Zibi loved the Spicy Cashew Nuts Chicken (Gong Bao Chicken). She has even successfully made it in the slow cooker! That’s fantastic. Now I’m learning from her! I must say it’s all very encouraging.
Then I received an email from TOTAL Greek yoghurt company saying they would like to send me some samples of their yoghurt. I read through all the information and recipes which were attached and I said, ‘Yes!’. The main reason was it is additive, preservative and sweetener free and I have never tried it! I was so delighted when last Friday Asda delivered the yoghurt…so many tubs! There are the natural Greek yoghurt, 0% and 2% and there are also the natural ones with honey. The company did not ask me to do anything but I’m going to blog about it because I believe in sharing good things. I’m really thankful to the company for sending me so many free yoghurt for samples.
I tasted the honey yogurt and it was thick, creamy and delicious even though it was 2% fat only. It’s unbelievable! The yoghurt comes in 2 compartments…one for yoghurt and one for honey. When you want to eat, you just mix up the 2. Personally I would not buy this type because it’s more expensive. I always have honey in my house so I can easily add to it and the right amount that I want.
I gave some tubs to my friends to try. The next day, I decided to make some coulis to go with it since I have some frozen mixed berries. Cooking coulis is very easy. I love it with pancakes and swiss rolls too, as in Chocolate Swiss Rolls With Raspberry Coulis. It was very delicious with the yoghurt as in the picture above.
Yoghurt plays an important role in healthy living as it contains active, friendly bacteria which are important for our intestines. They prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and keep yeast in balance in the digestive system. This in turn boosts the body’s immune system and improves health. On top of that, yoghurt is a very nutritious, easily digested food, full of vitamins and minerals.
All along I buy another brand of yoghurt but after reading through the information, comparison and taste, I will switch to TOTAL Greek Yoghurt. There’s a lot of information and also some lovely recipes on their website at www.totalgreekyoghurt.com. Yesterday I used it to make a big chocolate yoghurt cake to share with friends. It was very well received. It was very moist and delicious. I will share the recipe in another post.
Read The Ingredients
When you buy yoghurt, do remember to read the ingredients. Some of them contain sweetener like aspartame which is harmful to health. A few months ago I went to a supermarket with my eldest and she wanted the yoghurt drink so I bought a pack for her, 8 little bottles altogether. She drank 2 bottles in the car. When we reached home, my youngest daughter was about to take a bottle to drink when she decided to read the ingredients. Immediately she alerted us, ‘Don’t drink this. There’s aspartame!’ I looked at her with shock, finding it hard to believe that they used aspartame in yoghurt drink. The next day, we returned the other 6 bottles. The lady at the counter asked me if there’s anything wrong with it. I said, ‘Yes, there’s aspartame. It’s bad for health’. She refunded me the money without further question. I’m very thankful that my girls are aware of healthy and harmful ingredients. Constant sharing and lecturing does help!
Do you often take yoghurt? What is your favourite way of eating it? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Quote of the day……
“People who laugh actually live longer than those who don’t laugh. Few persons realize that health actually varies according to the amount of laughter.”
James J. Walsh