Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Dairy Farm Inspectors

Q: How are you sure there are no artificial hormones in the milk?

A: There are no tests for artificial hormone content in milk because they so closely resemble natural hormones. For the milk we use in our Bulgarian yogurt , we have signed affidavits from the co-op and farmers pledging that they do not use artificial hormones. For our organic Bulgarian yogurt, our milk producers are inspected by organic certifiers who check the premises and processes for use of prohibited substances, including artificial hormones.
Lengthy conversations with dairy inspectors who know what local farmers are actually doing have convinced us that the practice of using artificial hormones has been dying off for years; it is just too expensive. The artificial hormones themselves are expensive, the increased appetite of the cow makes for higher feed costs, and the fact that the cow’s producing life is drastically reduced all have caused producers in our area to quit using them.


Monday, November 27, 2017

This Yogurt Is Amazing!

This yogurt is amazing! I had never heard of it before, and when I was shopping at the HEB in Round Rock (on University Blvd.) recently, I noticed it in the dairy section. Bought some and I just eat it right out of the jar! Yum, yum, yum..... - Shawna


Friday, November 24, 2017

Yogurt Lemon Cookies

Ingredients:
½ c. White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt
½ c. butter OR margarine, softened
1¼ c. granulated rice syrup
2 egg whites OR 1 egg or egg substitute
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
½ tsp. vanilla
2 c. uncooked oats (quick or old-fashioned)
½ c. whole wheat flour
½ c. unbleached white flour
1 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
Directions:
Lightly spray or oil cookie sheet. Beat butter and rice syrup until fluffy. Add yogurt, egg whites, lemon juice, zest, and vanilla; mix until well blended. Gradually add combined remaining ingredients; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 3 hours. Heat oven to 375ยบ F. With lightly floured hands, shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on prepared cookie sheet. Using bottom of glass, press into 1/8-inch thick circles. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.


Monday, November 20, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Low Fat Mayo

Ingredients:
2/3 c. White Mountain Nonfat Bulgarian Yogurt
1/3 c. reduced-calorie mayonnaise
Directions:
Combine ingredients and refrigerate.  Using this condiment regularly instead of plain yogurt will help integrate this powerful health food as a staple food in your diet, maximizing both the nutritional and probiotic benefits.


Monday, November 13, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

Pancakes

Ingredients:
1 c. White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt
¾ c. whole wheat flour
½  tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1bsp. honey · 1 tsp. salt
1¼ c. milk
2 eggs, beaten (or equivalent amount of egg substitute)
¼ c. vegetable oil
Directions:
Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, honey, and salt. Combine yogurt, milk,
eggs, and oil. Pour liquids into dry ingredients; mix until combined. Ladle batter onto hot
greased griddle. Fry until golden brown, flip pancake, and repeat with remaining batter. Serve with your favorite toppings.



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Why We Don't Use Raw Milk

Q: Why don't you use raw milk to make yogurt?


A: In Texas and most other states, it is illegal to produce dairy products for retail sale using raw milk. Retailers must pasteurize all milk before selling it or manufacturing it into other milk products.



Monday, November 6, 2017

"The Real Thing"

I would like to thank you for making my favorite food the way I remember it from when I was growing up. After 13 years in USA living in multiple locations across the country and having tried almost all brands of yogurt produced I finally found the real thing again. I have even tried making my own and still yours is better. My entire family likes it. As a Bulgarian I might be prejudiced but I believe Bulgarian yogurt is tastier and healthier for you than any other yoghurt available on the market. Please keep up the great work. - Rositsa



Friday, November 3, 2017

Strawberry Milkshake

Ingredients:
1 c. White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt
1 c. regular, soy or almond milk
1 tbsp. hemp oil or flax seed oil
1 tbsp. lecithin granules · honey
fresh or frozen strawberries to taste

Directions:
Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until mixed.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Only Beneficial Bacteria

Q: Do you pasteurize your yogurt?

A: We never pasteurize our yogurt. However, the milk we use to make our yogurt is pasteurized before we add the yogurt culture. The federal government requires pasteurization to ensure that milk products do not transfer harmful bacteria to consumers. The primary consumers of milk and milk products are the very young and the very old, two segments of the population most susceptible to food-borne pathogens.