Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Kashkaval Tourist

If you’re considering visiting Bulgaria or the Balkans, or just want to learn more about the area, customs, people, and food, we ran across a wonderful blog called Kashkaval Tourist. There are stories, pictures, historical information, and tourism attractions, and the food looks delicious! Have a look and follow them on Facebook and Instagram 

Friday, January 25, 2019

Bulgarian Baked Feta

6 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 med. onion, sliced
2 bunches kale beetroot or collard leaves, sliced
1½ tsp curry powder
1½ tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
½ block feta cheese, sliced ½ inch thick
4 crushed garlic cloves
1 15-oz can rinsed and drained chickpeas
½ c. White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt, strained
1 Tbsp lemon juice
toasted bread

Preheat oven to 350°. Heat (medium setting) 2 Tbsp. oil in a large, oven-safe skillet. Sauté onions until softened, about 6–8 minutes. Add the greens in small batches until all are in the pan. Stir occasionally and continue to cook for about 5 minutes until tender but still crispy. Add ½ tsp. curry powder, 1 tsp. salt, and ½ tsp. pepper and stir. Next, add 1 cup water. Place feta on top of greens. Bake about 10 minutes, just until feta is soft.

While the dish is baking, heat (medium setting) the remaining 4 Tbsp. oil in a medium saucepan. Add garlic and stir, cooking about 2 minutes until the garlic is fragrant and caramelized. Add the chickpeas, 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper. Continue cooking 8–10 minutes, occasionally tossing the mixture, until chickpeas are browned and crisp around the edges. Season with the remaining 1 tsp. curry powder.

In a small bowl, combine the White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. Pour the chickpeas and toasted garlic over the greens and feta. Dollop with the seasoned yogurt and serve with toast.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Great Bulgarian Yogurt

My mom has been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and colitis, and she has been battling small bowel cancer for the past three years. With so many intestinal problems, her diet is limited. She recently came for a visit. While she was here, I turned her on to your Bulgarian Yogurt, and she responded wonderfully to it. My husband and I love your product, and we are fortunate to have a retailer close to us. (I do have to buy six at a time because they always sell out so quickly . . . lol). – Stacey

My name is Georgi, and I’m originally from Bulgaria. I just wanted to thank you for the great Bulgarian yogurt you are making! I would say it’s even better than from my own country! Thank you! – Georgi

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Health Food Industry

In his latest blog post, our CEO Jeff Murray examines the so-called “natural foods” industry:

“The marriage of the conventional food industry and the health food industry gave birth to the natural foods industry because their focus was on providing what they called “all-natural” foods, an artificial construct with marketing soundbite appeal that reflected their focus on profit instead of health. The trick was that an ingredient list could be “scrubbed” to look all-natural when it really wasn’t. The food product was the same health negative product, but it now had an all-natural sounding ingredient list. For example, MSG was converted to seaweed extract, and sugar became cane juice.”

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Lisa Kara, NTP is a Winner!

Lisa Kara, a Nutrition Therapist Practitioner who goes by the name of zincnutrition on Instagram, posted a picture of a fridge stocked with delicious and nutritious food - including a jar of White Mountain Foods Organic Bulgarian Yogurt!

We’re sending her a coupon for a FREE JAR of our yogurt! You can also be a winner by posting a pic of eating our yogurt, stocking it in your fridge, or using it as an ingredient. Be sure and include a picture of the jar!

Thanks for the shout out, Lisa! It’s people like you that have helped grow this company into what it is today!