I need to hit the grocery store today. One thing that has been troubling me since I moved to Portland is the lack of decent dairy. There is no cottage cheese that doesn't have those emulsifiers (gums and whatnot). I'm not that worried about the actual additives, but I don't like the texture. It's too sticky. In the Mid-Atlantic we had Friendship Dairies from upstate New York. Here they pretty much only have the national brands, and the normal health food brands, and they all either have the emulsifiers, or they're Nancy's which have yogurt cultures (so gross gross gross and wrong and why would you ruin the taste of cottage cheese like that??). So I've decided to make my own cottage cheese, using a recipe I found on the internet.
A little analogy about Nancy's, for those of you who like logic. Nancy's cultured cottage cheese:normal, natural cottage cheese=hot yoga:yoga. I refer to activities like hot yoga as suffercizing, because they take a healthy, enjoyable activity and make it unnecessarily miserable, with no additional health benefit (and some additional risk!). Same with the cottage cheese. Okay, there's not additional risk from the yogurt cultures, but there is definitely added misery! I take my cottage cheese seriously, y'all.
Does this dog make my butt look big...?
SW 167 (2/2012)
Reboot SW 163 (2/22/13)
CW 163 (after 4 weeks! WTF!?)
STG 153 (the weight where I fell off the wagon last time)
GW 125 by my 40th birthday 2013