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Trader Joes Greek Style Yogurt 0%

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Moise Aug 26, 2006 07:11 AM

I love this stuff. I cant believe that the only ingrediant is skim milk and yet it is soooo thick and creammyy. Does anyone have some good recipes with this type of yogurt....THX

  1. designerboy01 Aug 27, 2006 09:10 AM

    I love that so much I just eat it straight.

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      ghbrooklyn Aug 27, 2006 03:10 PM

      makes good raita with cucumbers and mint. also makes good creamy salad dressing. also good added to cold soups (beet, tomato, etc) and on grilled vegetables.
      grilled eggplant, mint or parsley, sea salt, pepper, lemon juice, olive oil, a drizzle of pomegranate molasses (available at middle eastern markets and so so good) and a dollop of that yogurt. great with some pita.

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        megek Aug 29, 2006 12:24 AM

        mmm I used Fage 0% from TJs last night to make some raita - fantastic! Can't believe how creamy it was. For the raita:

        1 small container 0% Fage (5 oz)
        1 cucumber (seeded, sliced, sprinkled with salt and drained for awhile)
        1 serrano pepper, minced (seeds and all - comes out spicy)
        ~1/4 t cumin seeds, toasted and ground
        ~1/4 t black mustard seeds, toasted and ground
        juice from 1/2 lemon
        salt to taste

        On top of grilled eggplant - yum!

      2. Chocolatechipkt Aug 27, 2006 05:30 PM

        How does this compare to the Fage 2% (or any of the Fages, actually)?

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          Freddie Aug 28, 2006 03:50 PM

          I was reading on the Fage website and it seems that it's a difference between Greek yogurt and Greek-style yogurt...I didn't take much time in reading it but perhaps you'll find more information there at : www.fageusa.com

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            Chocolatechipkt Aug 28, 2006 05:51 PM

            I was thinking flavor-wise, but forgot the OP was about 0% anyhow, lol. Thanks! I bought some of the TJ's yogurt yesterday and will have some later. :)

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              gypsy Aug 28, 2006 06:50 PM

              Greek yogurt is strained - the Fage website states that you can cook with it because the whey is strained. Most of the yougurts I saw in Greece contained some or all goat's milk but the Fage sold here is from cow's milk. I think the TJs version is just as good for less $, and they claim not to use milk with growth hormones. I'm addicted to the cheese-style, excellent with grilled lamb or with fruit or straight!

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            grace0418 Nov 6, 2006 06:19 PM

            It's far superior to the Fage 0% IMHO. I don't know about the 2%. I eat it several times a week with almond slices, flax meal, raspberries, and honey. So yummy!

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              JudiAU Nov 6, 2006 06:23 PM

              It is vastly inferior. There is a chalky-ness to the Zero % yogurt (both Trader Joes brand and the Fage). It may be preferable to other brands of nonfat yogurt but it is pretty gross on its own terms.

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              ruckus2330 Aug 27, 2006 05:42 PM

              With granola and/or toasted almonds, walnuts with honey drizzled on top. Sooo good. Makes a great dessert on a summer night.

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                sfslinky Aug 28, 2006 03:51 PM

                That's exactly how I eat for breakfast every morning!

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                  Chocolatechipkt Aug 28, 2006 05:51 PM

                  I do that too, but usually also add berries or sliced peaches.

              2. MaineRed Aug 29, 2006 12:46 AM

                I like to make taziki and use it on a salad instead of dressing: clove of garlic, S&P, lemon juice, dill, cukes...leftovernight the garlic really kicks butt...feta too!

                You can also make your own (sorta) by straining regular yogurt overnight (yogurt strainer, grain bag from homebrewing...whatever)

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                  LindaR Aug 29, 2006 01:28 AM

                  There is a good quick yogurt cake recipe on chocolate and zucchini site.

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                    Moise Aug 29, 2006 01:50 AM

                    I think i like the new Trader Joes Greek Style 2% lowfat better then the Fage, costs much less and tastes even fresher

                    1. fiacrackaBANG Jul 21, 2008 10:47 AM

                      anyone know who makes this for TJ's? shame on me for not remembering that site that has guesses as to who makes what for TJs...

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                        yankeefan Jul 21, 2008 10:57 AM

                        on top of naan bread with smoked salmon and candied ginger.

                        1. DavidRx May 13, 2009 04:03 PM

                          The stuff is so good I started making my own from a scoop of my last container using TJs organic non-fat milk. It was so simple anyone could do it.

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