Yogurt Every Day Book Review Plus a Giveaway!

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 ~Yogurt Every Day Book Review PLUS a GIVEAWAY~

Yogurt Every Day is a comprehensive recipe book covering all sorts of ways to incorporate yogurt into every meal, even including snacks and dessert!  It was just published May 30, 2017 so it’s hot off the press! If you’re looking for more creative ways to use yogurt, read on; this book has lots for you.  Oh, and don’t forget to check out the details on the giveaway below! #yogurteveryday

So everyone…how was your weekend?  We had a beauty of a one around here (minus Saturday cause we had so  much rain, but the grass did need it.  I tried an awesome workout this weekend.  What is it, you ask?  Well, it’s called ‘Give Furry Child a Haircut.’  I know I’ve said it before but, boy oh boy, what a struggle!  I mean, seriously, furry child is under 20 pounds and has the strength of the hulk.  We started cutting his hair ourselves because he was too stressed out at the groomer.  It takes both hubby and I every ounce of strength to keep him in place to cut his hair.  And, I’m pretty sure after it was said and done that I had more hair on me than furry child had left.  After which, he had a bath with ‘Strawberry Yogurt’ scented dog shampoo and a blow out, which is basically more ‘spa treatment’ in one day than I had in the last month, lol.  Speaking of yogurt, let’s talk the edible kind, shall we?—>(great transition huh 😛 )?

WHAT’s yogurt every day about?

Yogurt Every Day is written by Hubert Cormier, who is a registered dietitian.  Besides being currently enrolled in a doctoral program at the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods in Quebec City,  in 2015 he was presented with the Annual Merit Award in Nutrition – Young Professionals, which is a prize given by his professional body on recognition of outstanding devotion to the field of nutrition.  Yogurt Every Day is his first English book and prior to this he has written three successful books on nutrition in French.  So, suffice to say, the guy knows his stuff!Yogurt Every Day Book Review Plus a Giveaway - girlheartfood.com

WHAT’S COVERED?

The premise of this book is the use of yogurt in all meals – everything from breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacks.  Plus, there are even recipes to make your very own yogurt; how cool is that??

At first, you may think ‘yogurt in every meal?’  But, seriously, when you consider it further, it totally makes sense; yogurt can be eaten as is, in smoothies or even as a marinade so there are a multitude of uses.  I don’t know about you, but I love ingredients like that – one ingredient, lots of uses. Also, more bang for your buck!

There are 75 recipes in this book and the sections are organized as follows –

  • Introduction
  • The Quick History of Yogurt
  • Health Benefits
  • The Basics
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Dessert
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

I love a quote shown on the ‘Table of Contents’ page – “The Table is a matchmaker of friendships.” – French proverb – How lovely, isn’t it?!

What I love is that after the Table of Contents, when you flip the page, you are presented with the recipes contained in each category, but it goes a step further – there’s a picture with each recipe listed right at the very beginning (a snapshot if you will); I don’t know about you, but I find that very helpful.

With each recipe, there is a colourful photo; we eat with our eyes first and even though anyone can pretty much follow a recipe per instructions, seeing a picture makes all the difference – you get to see how the author intended it to look; you never have to wonder ‘did I make this right?’ There is also a little description indicating what the recipe is about or where it came from.  Plus, with a lot of the recipes, there are tips for serving (e.g. suggested garnishes or slight changes).  For example, the recipe for Crispy Chicken on page 117, Hubert’s Tip is to add ground pecans or walnuts to the puffed rice crumbs for an even crisper texture.  Stuff like that is good to know, right?

A big positive for me is the nutritional value of each recipe is listed on the bottom of the page.  A lot of recipe books have the nutritional value at the back of the book (that’s if it’s even there at all), but not this one.  It’s nice knowing that kind of stuff, especially if one is watching caloric intake, fat, or sodium, for example.

Something else that I think is fabulous about this book is that it offers a section on substitutions.  For example, if you wanted to sub out some mayo with yogurt; it shows the appropriate quantities to use.

RECIPES I TESTED

Wafflewich on page 35.  This recipe is for the actual waffle component of the sandwich which, of course, contains yogurt.   The toppings are up to you; my particular wafflewich contains roast beef, arugula, cheddar, and a chive mayo/yogurt based sauce.  You do you, ya know?

In the recipe book, Hubert used a square waffle maker.  Mine is round so my wafflewich was little triangle-shaped ones.  No biggie.  He did say in the instructions that depending on the type of waffle maker you have, the cook time may vary, which was definitely our case.  We had to cook ours a tad longer than what Hubert suggested in the instructions but, like I said, he did note that in his recipe.

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The batter was a bit looser than batters I have made in the past for waffles, but it worked out beautifully.  I loved the addition of the shredded cheese in there (cause, duh, cheese – you know me and my cheese).

We ended up with leftover wafflewiches and I must say that they maintained their integrity even after eating more a few hours later.  I would definitely try this recipe again and experiment with different topping combos.  How about a breakfast sandwich?  Now, that would be pretty awesome too!Wafflewich from Yogurt Every Day - girlheartfood.com

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Wafflewich
Recipe from Yogurt Every Day by Hubert Cormier. Copyright © 2017 Hubert Cormier. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher, Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. All rights reserved.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
waffles
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
waffles
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, instant dry yeast, and salt.
  2. Mix in the eggs, melted butter, and yogurt, then incorporate the milk. Beat until you reach a smooth consistency.
  3. Stir in the cheese.
  4. Cover the mixing bowl with a damp towel and let the batter rest for 30 minutes.
  5. Oil the plates of the waffle iron and heat as per the manufacturer's instructions, then pour on some batter to cover the whole surface (but be careful not to overfill).
  6. Cook each waffle for about 5 minutes. The cooking time will vary depending on the size of the waffles you make and the type of waffle iron you use.
  7. Once, the waffles are cooked and have cooled slightly, pair two of them with your desired spreads and sandwich fillings, and enjoy!
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I also tested the Mediterranean Burritos on page 41.  I love a good breakfast wrap and hubby and I have regularly, especially on the weekends.  To me this one seems more like a ‘tex mex’ style than ‘Mediterranean’ because of the black beans, avocado and salsa.

The main base of this recipe calls for half a cup of Greek yogurt, 2 eggs, and two egg whites.  For me, there seemed to be a lot of yogurt to egg ratio.  When I cooked the egg/yogurt mixture, there was a lot of moisture that came out (I’ m thinking because of the Greek yogurt).

While I did love the flavours of this burrito and would make again, I would tweak slightly for my own tastes.  I think I would add yogurt and salsa as a topping (like I would with the avocado and black beans), rather than incorporating the ingredients into the eggs.  And because I LOVE spice, I would probably add a touch of chili next time.

I do appreciate that this recipe, though, is loaded with protein, which makes it a great way to start the day.  According to the book, there’s 25 grams of protein in these babies!  High five to that!

Mediterranean Burritos from Yogurt Every Day - girlheartfood.com

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Mediterranean Burritos
Recipe from Yogurt Every Day by Hubert Cormier. Copyright © 2017 Hubert Cormier. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher, Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. All rights reserved.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, egg whites, Greek yogurt, cumin, salt and pepper together.
  2. Pour the mixture into a non-stick skillet and cook for about 5 minutes over medium-low heat. Gently scrape the bottom of the skillet to create soft egg lumps.
  3. Mix in the salsa.
  4. Divide the avocado slices between the tortillas. Top with the black beans, then the egg mixture.
  5. Roll the tortillas tightly, cut in halves, and serve.
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OTHER NOTEWORTHY RECIPES

Aside from the recipes I tried, I also tagged a bunch to make soon including-

  • Creamy Carbonara Tagliatelle on page 94
  • Yogurt, Tomato, and Braised Lamb Risotto on page 106
  • Orange and Almond Scones on page 149
  • Goat Cheese, Grape, and Pecan Balls on page 150
  • Chocolate-Dipped Cheesecake Bites on page 189
  • Pumpkin Spice Sorbet on page 190

should this book be on your bookshelf?

Yogurt Every Day retails for $19.95 U.S. or $24.95 Canadian.  There are a good variety of recipes in this book with easy, accessible ingredients.  I would definitely recommend this one.  The overall feel of the book is a healthy one, but there are some ‘indulgent’ recipes that are made healthier – I’m looking at you Crispy Chicken and Butter Chicken.  I can see a lot of use out of this book in your everyday cooking – which means lots of bang for your buck.  Plus, given that the book is written by a Nutritionist/Dietitian gives the book a lot of credibility, ya know?

Title: Yogurt Every Day

Author : Hubert Cormier

Paperback: 208 pages

Publisher: Appetite by Random House

ISBN:  978-0-14-753042-4

Acknowledgement: 

Recipes from Yogurt Every Day by Hubert Cormier. Copyright © 2017 Hubert Cormier. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher.

A Giveaway—>DETAILS BELOW!

You guys, the publisher has been kind enough to give away a second copy of Yogurt Every Day! 

In order to be eligible to enter the giveaway –

-You must be a Canadian resident

Enter a comment down below on how you like to use/eat yogurt.

Then, click the contest form below.

The contest ends July 24, 2017.  The winner will be drawn at random week of July 24th and will be notified via email.  Should there be nil response from the winner (or the winner does not meet qualification requirements as indicated above, there will be a redraw).  The prize will be directly mailed from the publisher to the winner.  Good luck!

 

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So, tell me, how do you like to eat yogurt?

Hope you get to check out Yogurt Every Day; I know you’ll love it!

Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon 🙂

~D

Disclosure:  I received a review copy of Yogurt Every Day from Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited, but was not otherwise compensated.  All opinions, as usual, are my own.

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79 thoughts on “Yogurt Every Day Book Review Plus a Giveaway!

  1. Terri Gilson says:

    I mostly eat my yogurt straight-up (as a dessert for lunch at work) but I bake with it quite a bit. I make a frozen yogurt bark that is my fave dessert! I need to try some of these recipes – I was really intrigued by this book!

  2. Nicoletta @sugarlovespices says:

    We have the book, so we don’t need to enter the giveaway 🙂 . I love that you chose to make the waffles, they look incredible! And you did the burritos as well! We had the same issues with the recipe making the filling too watery. We would adjust it to make it again. Overall, a nice book to have, and you did an amazing job!
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  3. Gabby Peyton says:

    I’m in Turkey right now where yoghurt is a part of every meal, so as soon as I started reading this post I knew I wanted, no needed, this book! I would love to be able to make my own thick yoghurt, and that waffle sandwich?? YUM!

  4. Sean@Diversivore says:

    I’ve seen this book making the promotional rounds and I’m REALLY into it. Seriously, it sounds like a completely fantastic idea. I’m not normally big on single-subject books, but this is clearly an awesome collection with great ideas, and that wafflewich looks freakin’ amazing! Personally, I’m big on using yogurt to make sauces for savoury foods, but I guess that’s a pretty obvious one. Still, it’s a great ingredient to work with!

  5. Miriam - londonkitchendiaries.com says:

    What a lovely giveaway, Dawn! I love milk products including yogurt and so nice that each recipe comes with a picture and nutritional information. My mum used to make her own yogurt when we were kids, she even had her own yogurt maker – it had a lovely taste and consistency. That wafflewhich looks soo delicious and I have a weakness for burritos, yummy 🙂 Have a nice weekend!

  6. Shannon says:

    I love using yogurt in a marinade…Or as a base for any sort of dip. I’ve come a long way from my old self, the person who thought yogurt was just ok, at best! This book looks beautiful!

  7. Sues says:

    A wafflewich?? That’s incredible. I need to try that ASAP! I could totally eat yogurt every day and that book looks so pretty. Also…. giving my dog a bath is NOT fun and she’s only 18 pounds!

  8. Jolina says:

    You knowwww I’d love to win this book 🙂 We have yogurt everyday though it’s usually limited to granola and smoothies so I’d love to see how else we can incorporate it into our diet! The recipes you tested look incredible. I mean, wafflewich?? How can you san no 🙂

  9. Cindy says:

    Sounds great. What a great book for parents, as I have one son who doesn’t like milk, but will eat lots of yogurt. The wafflewich (awesome name) looks pretty dang good! And burritos, now you are talking a latin’s language. Wishing I was Canadian right now so I could participate. Thanks for keeping us in the ‘know.’

  10. Michelle | The Secret Ingredient Is says:

    I laughed out loud (in the library nonetheless) to your description of your workout, so funny – sounds like one strong pup! That book looks awesome – I’m going to have to check it out, a great review! And your photos are stunning – that wafflewich speaks to me! Hope you have a great week!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Haha! Glad you had a laugh 😉 !! He is SO strong – it’s unbelievable! Thank you very much for the sweet comment, Michelle – appreciate that! Have a great week too 🙂

  11. Milena | craftbeering.com says:

    Gotta love yogurt! I’m loving the items you tested from the recipes in the book. Pretty pictures too, Dawn! I am a total yogurt believer (in fact sipping on an Airyan right now:). I use it in meatballs, in baking, in dips, as a meat tenderizer, pretty much in everything instead of sour cream, for my tarator. Really excited about your post here:)The best probiotics come from yogurt – it is what helps me continue drinking beer, lol.

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Me too, Milena 🙂 So good, right? I use it regularly instead of sour cream too. So happy you like this one – thanks so much!! Hahaha – I got a little chuckle out of that one 😉

  12. annie@ciaochowbambina says:

    Great review!! You have me craving that wafflewich, that’s for sure! But I am also intrigued by the versatility in cooking with yogurt! You’ve got some delicious stuff going on here! Thanks for sharing – we can never have too many wonderful cookbooks on our shelves! Have a great week, my friend! XOXO
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Thank you so much, Annie! I know what you mean….I totally wish I had another wafflewich in front of me right now 🙂 So true – never enough cookbooks (or shelf space, lol)! Have a wonderful week too! XOXO

  13. Shashi at Savory Spin says:

    Hahaha – Dawn – I got quite a chuckle reading about your new workout! I have 2 furry kiddos and am not a stranger to this workout you mention – though, with one of them being 64 lbs and the other being 85 lbs – it’s my least favorite workout of all! 🙂 🙂
    Btw – thanks so much for this review , recipes (those wafflewiches look amazing) and giveaway! I’m kinda boring when it comes to yogurt usage – mostly I use it straight up with granola – though sometimes I use it in pancakes or skillet cakes – I’ve so gotta try incorporating it into waffles the next time I make ’em!
    Hope this week is off to a wonderful start for ya, your hubs and your furry kiddo! 🙂

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Whoa! Those are some big furry children 😉 You must burn a lot of calories, lol!!
      Thank you so much, Shashi! I loved that wafflewich 🙂 Happy Monday, my friend! Have a great week too!

  14. David @ Spiced says:

    Oh man, that wafflewich sounds awesome! I actually feel like I can smell fresh waffles right now…isn’t it funny how the mind plays tricks on you like that? Maybe I just need to make that one not be a trick and actually go make some wafflewiches! Also, more power to you guys for grooming the little guy at home! Giving our dogs a bath alone is always an adventure, and I can’t even imagine trying to groom them, too. But I’m sure he likes it more than going to the groomer. Thanks for sharing this awesome book, my friend…I can’t ever get enough good cookbooks! 🙂
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  15. Dana Sandonato says:

    Not a Canadian resident anymore — boo! But I did want to comment anyway. These recipes look fabulous. I love using plain Greek yogurt in my cooking and actually, we snagged takeout from Chipotle last night and instead of having them put sour cream on my tacos, I just made myself a dipping bowl of yogurt when I got home instead. SO MUCH BETTER. Yogurt slays. And it’s a dream, because it’s creamy AND healthy.

    Great review, Dawn!

  16. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    I can only imagine how hard it must be to give your dog a hair cut! Luckily, my dog only needs a bath and her fur doesn’t grow for a cut, but she goes to the groomers for that because she HATES baths! Plus, I can never get her nails trimmed myself, either! This cookbook sounds so good! I use yogurt in a lot of my baking recipes, so I’m loving the burrito and waffle sandwich ideas! Hope your Monday is off to a great start, friend!

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