Monday, July 17, 2017

Instant Pot Yogurt with Strawberry Compote

I love making yogurt homemade, not only does it save us money, but we can control the ingredients and it is super rewarding to know you made something your family can enjoy instead of store bought. Recently, amazon had the prime day deals and I scored an amazing instant pot for $43.15, ended up missing a part so amazon refund $22.00 total purchase price was $23.15 for a 6 quart instant pot!! I was shocked and tried to buy a second one but was too late. Needless to say, this instant pot is gettings its workout for sure! Having made homemade yogurt in my crockpot before I thought this would be the same, if not easier and it surely was. If you do not want to add sugar or vanilla into your yogurt then you do not have too it is up to you however you like it. Well, I hope y'all enjoy this new recipe and section we are adding to the blog. I know I am very excited to use this instant pot and get recreating amazing homemade dishes in half the time. Get yours below *affiliate link*

You Will Need:

1 Gallon Organic Milk (not ultra-pasteurized)
1/2 tsp Organic Vanilla (or vanilla bean)
1 Cup Organic Plain Whole Milk Yogurt
1/2 Cup Organic Sugar


2 Pints Organic Strawberries
1/4 Cup Organic Sugar
1 tsp Organic Vanilla (or vanilla bean)
2 tsp Pure Lemon Juice

Add the milk to your instant pot

On my instant pot, I had to press the yogurt button twice to have it say boil

Once it is done boiling it will be about 177-180 degrees that is perfect
Add the sugar, and vanilla and whisk until sugar is dissolved

Now you want to cool the milk down to 107-110 degrees

Remove 2 cups of the warm milk and add to a bowl with the yogurt starter

Stir until combined and no more lumps

Add yogurt into the instant pot and stir to combine

Press the yogurt button once, and change the time to whatever you want to let the yogurt sit for. Please remember the longer the yogurt sits the more tang to the yogurt I let mine sit 12 hours (oh the tang is good! but I perfer 8 hours)

This is after 12 hours

Place cheesecloth into a strainer and pour yogurt into the strainer, you will need help here lol

I allowed mine to strain for 3-4 hours not a big fan of super thick yogurt but if you are let it strain longer

You do not need to strain the yogurt, after making this so much I have edited it down. I just put it in the fridge after allowing it to sit on the counter for as much time as I can before bed, I put it in the fridge overnight to "rest". Then I can it up and enjoy! I stopped straining it as it takes the Whey out.

Here it is all done.. but wait there is more!!

Place your cut strawberries into your instant pot

Sprinkle your sugar onto the berries and allow them to sit for 15 minutes, this helps produce the natural juices in the berries and flavors them

Add your vanilla

Add the lemon, not too much here or it will overpower the berries

Turn the instant pot on pressure cook for 1 minute with it closed do not vent

Once completed allow to cool for 15 minutes then remove lid

The compote is done

I added 2 tbsp to the button of an 8 oz mason jar, spooned in the yogurt, leaving 1/2 inch headspace I added a tsp more of the compote and put the lid on. Now once you open a jar you can add your favorite granola, honey or enjoy as is. 

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Frozen Yogurt Pops

Making your own yogurt is the best thing I have ever decided to do! HAnds down it is amazing, simple, and very satisfying to know my children are enjoying a homemade snack with no bad ingredients in it.  Once you make the yogurt, following the link provided, you can mix and match any fruits. They are truly amazing with anything; kiwi, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, whatever fruit you want to add will work. These will knock the socks off your kids and yourself!! Replace these with the nasty store bought ones and your kids will thank you!!!

You Will Need:

Organic Strawberries or Blueberries
Homemade Raw Organic Yogurt
Zipzicle Pouches

Chop your berries

I have blueberries for my daughter who is obsessed with them 

Measure out your yogurt, does not matter how much you use, you can just continue to fill your pouches

Mix in fruit

I used a funnel to fill the pouches

Blueberry strawberry 

Freeze until solid..

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Kailee's Oreo Popsicles

Kailee has been dying to make her own featured post on the blog, so here it is!! Now please keep in mind these photos may not be the best they are taken by a 9 year old who is very much in love with the idea of trying to make her own recipes (being like her mama I LOVE IT). There is not much to say here about these, she loves making her own popsicles and there will be MUCH more coming from her so be on the lookout for sure!

You Will Need:

Organic Oreo's
2 Organic Vanilla Yogurt (homemade)
1 1/2 Cups Organic Milk
2 tbsp Organic Maple Syrup

Place oreos in a zip-lock and crush them (just an FYI this is all done and made by Kailee my 9 year old)

Add yogurt to milk in a bowl

Mix until well combined 

Add crushed oreos

Mix until combined 

Pour into measuring cup or cup to help you pour into the molds

Add the maple syrup and mix

Now pour the mixture into your molds

Place top on the mold, be sure you DO NOT have anything on the outside of the mold tops as it will be VERY hard to get the top off (we learned the hard way)

There they are! Kailee's homemade Oreo popsicles! 

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Ham, Turkey and Cheese Panini

Recently Daniel and I have taken a new found LOVE to panini sandwiches. I cannot get enough of them, and the fun thing is you can really put whatever you want in them. It makes it easy to feed picky children (yes Kris and Kai are somewhat picky). Today, I wanted to make a panini that not only would they enjoy but that would fill them up for dinner. Now, you can use homemade bread here but Daniel has been buying this Sara Lee whole wheat bread and I figured I would just use it up. Normally, we buy our organic bread from Whole Foods Market (it is our favorite) but he was lazy and did not want to drive 20 minutes to get bread, I cannot blame him. Well, if you want to see any other panini's let me know in the comments and I will be sure to make them!! ENJOY!

You Will Need:

2 tbsp Organic Mayo
1 tbsp Pesto
1 Organic Tomato
Organic Lettuce
Organic Ham Lunch Meat
Organic Turkey Lunch Meat
Organic Sandwich Cheese (I use Horizon)
1 tsp Organic Garlic
1/2 Cup Organic Butter, softened

Whip butter and garlic together until creamy and fluffy 

Nice and fluffy 

Mix pesto and mayo together

Set butter garlic and mayo pesto aside

Cut lettuce and tomato 

This is the panini press I used Oster. It has not harsh chemicals, and I trust the brand

Butter one side of bread, place it butter side down on the press

Add pesto mayo to the top of the bread 

Then add turkey, ham, cheese, tomato, lettuce (that is the order I used)

Butter other bread, and place butter side up

I shut the press once to push everything down, then opened and move the bread around and re-shut the press

And done.. add chips, pickles, fruits, or just eat it alone for a great lunch or dinner

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