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Thursday Tips #2

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That’s right. I am a Pinterest addict, sadly not a blogger addict like how I used to be a couple of years back though. :(

I log in to Pinterest whenever I have notifications on my widget on my phone, and that happens at least once every hour, so yeah.. you can say I’m on Pinterest all.the.time.

The Hubby recently bought me a slow cooker (best.investment.ever), and I can FINALLY try out the recipes on my board!

So for today’s Thursday Tips #2, I have decided to post these pins:

1) Crockpot Yogurt

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Recipe notes: This recipe uses a 2 quart crock. In using a 4 or 4 1/2 quart crock I found the yogurt to have a bit of a “springy” texture. I was able to alleviate this by heating the milk an additional 15 minutes for a total of 2 hours and 45 minutes.

  • Turn your crock pot to low and pour in 1/2 gallon of milk.
  • Heat on low for 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Once 2 hours and 30 minutes have elapsed turn your crock pot off and unplug it. Let the milk cool in the crock with the lid on for 3 hours.
  • After 3 hours remove 1-2 cups of the warmed milk and place in a bowl. To that add 1/2 cup of yogurt with live active cultures and mix very well.
  • Pour the yogurt-milk mixture back into the milk and whisk thoroughly.
  • Place the cover back on the crock and wrap the entire crock pot in a thick bath towel or two.
  • Let it culture overnight, 8-12 hours.
  • In the morning stir yogurt (if desired) and store in glass quart jars or a container of your choice.
  • For optimum texture, refrigerate for at least 8 hours before using.

I am a HUGE fan of yogurt. I would buy a big tub/container of yogurt for my Overnight Oatmeals and eat these for 5 days a week, every other week. Not to mention sometimes the Hubby puts some on his fruits too.

So boy, am I glad I tried out the Crockpot Yogurt recipe! I save about 1/2 of what I usually spend on my yogurts! I just need to buy 1 small yogurt as a starter (one time off), and some milk, and that is it!

So for my 2 weeks worth of yogurt each month I basically spend just about RM9-RM10 for 2 boxes of full cream milk, as compared to at least RM16-RM20 on yogurt!

I will never be going back to buying commercial yogurt. Try it out yourself. You will definitely agree with me.

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2) Overnight Oatmeal

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The above is just the basic recipe of the overnight oatmeal. You don’t have to use Greek yogurt; just use the homemade yogurt which you have done using the above recipe #1!

You can spruce it up by adding different types of fruits inside (I usually add a banana to mine, or sometimes blueberries), and by adding honey.

Trust me, eating yogurt + oatmeal is good for you. And no cooking involved. Plus!

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