I enjoyed this delicious bowl of fresh ginger and honey Greek yogurt, topped with gorgeous spring strawberries, while perched on the toilet.
If you’re growing squeamish wondering where this post is headed, fear not: the lid was closed.
My choice of breakfasting spot is surprisingly delightful, and easily explained: I eat as Nick bathes. I’m bathing him in the morning these days because (a) he’s a boy who loves his bath, and there’s more time in the a.m. (no looming bedtime); and (b) I can sit still for a solid 30 minutes getting a steam facial, drinking coffee, eating yogurt, and reading the New Yorker. I’ve even been known to throw in a few yoga poses, tub-side. The only downside: sitting on the toilet.
I love all yogurt, but I am a recent convert to the joys of Greek yogurt. If you are reading this, and have plans to head to the supermarket soon, add Greek yogurt to the list. If you have no such plans, make them, now. This is unlike any other yogurt you have tried. I should have taken a picture of my spoon standing straight up in the container, it is that thick. And tangy. And unctuous. It tastes like it must be loaded with fat, yet it’s fat free and very high in protein.
It’s perfect plain with a bit of your favorite sweetener, but I upped the ante here with an ample dose of fresh ginger and some fresh strawberries, Oh me oh my. Give it a brief chill in the refrigerator after you mix the grated ginger and yogurt and the flavors develop exponentially. Creamy, tangy, peppery and slightly sweet from the honey and strawberries, this is a wondrous bowl of deliciousness.
I don’t know how you are feeling about my bathroom post beginning, so I’ll finish with a far more appealing image, that of Nick eating his own bowl-ful of the yogurt. He likes plain yogurt with a bit of honey or jam, but I thought he might find the Greek yogurt too tangy, or the texture too different from his yogurt norm. And while he loves gingerbread–even the really spicy varieties, I wasn’t sure about fresh ginger yogurt. But after one bite, he delivered his succinct review.
Looking directly into the bowl, he exclaimed, “I love you, yogurt!”
I'll have to try Oikos...I adore greek-style yogurt, but it tends to be so expensive...
Honestly, the best "greek" yogurt I've had is the stuff I've made myself; it's shockingly easy. I found the original recipe at http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/10/you-can-make-yogurt-in-your-crockpot.html and adapted it for my own blog at http://greenmomintheburbs.wordpress.com/2009/05/12/yogurt-in-the-crockpot/.
If you make it yourself, starting with say a gallon of milk, and strain it soon after making it, you'll wind up with a couple of quarts of really nice thick yogurt for the cost of the milk, one cup of plain yogurt for starter, and if you want to, a cup or so of powdered milk...it's seriously worth a try!-Jennifer
Wednesday 22nd of April 2009
Your post cracked me up. I too wondered where it was headed. That sounds like a surprisingly zen-like morning.
Monday 20th of April 2009
I am with you and Nick--I love yogurt. I will have to pick up some greek yogurt! Sounds wonderful!
Sunday 19th of April 2009
Nick has quite a refined palette!! What a cutie. Your morning yogurt-granola combo sounds delicious. And you get to enjoy your nutritious meal while getting a nice facial. How perfect!! You should totally invest in one of those nice toilet cover cushions to make your mornings a bit more comfortable!
Friday 17th of April 2009
your son's so cute! yea this is my favorite type of yogurt, but it is expensive. love the gorgeous photo!!