Cottage cheese is a mild-tasting cheese made by curdling milk and draining most of the whey, or liquid from the solid product. Dating back to the ancient Greeks and Egyptians, where this cheese product was believed to be originated, cottage cheese has become a staple food because of its convenience and the health benefits it offers.
Packed with protein, Val Harrison shares this simple recipe on how to make your own cottage cheese:
Making Your Own Cottage or Curd Cheese at Home
Making Cottage or Curd Cheese without rennet etc.
A lot of people are put off the idea of making cheese at home by having to buy special equipment and supplies but cottage or curd cheese is really easy to make and requires no special tools that you won’t find in the ordinary kitchen, nor does it require rennet or any special ingredients
Cheese has always been a way of storing a surplus of milk for use when the cow or sheep were dry and making your own cheese at home is a great way to store any surplus milk you may find yourself with.
In terms of cost, home-made cheese will not save you money but if you find you have a couple of pints about to turn in the fridge or the supermarket has over stocked and reduced some milk, you can store this by making cottage cheese. Although cottage, or curd cheese as some people call it, doesn’t store for a long time in the fridge it will freeze easily.
We’ve never found out how long our cottage cheese will keep for because it tends to be eaten quickly. This method produces a different cheese than cottage cheese made conventionally with rennet. It’s firmer and more granular, which we like and you can add different flavourings but we just like salt and black pepper. Read more…
Because of its nutritional content, consuming cottage cheese became a popular practice among fitness enthusiasts and dieters. In an article by Muscle and Fitness, they recommended cottage cheese as one of the best foods that promotes muscle building:
MUSCLE FOOD: COTTAGE CHEESE
Cottage cheese is one of the cheapest, highest-protein foods you can eat. A four-ounce serving packs about 13 grams of protein, five grams of fat (reduced-or zero-fat options
are also available), and four grams of carbs for a total of 111 calories. The versatile cheese curd is a popular late-night snack among athletes because it contains both casein and whey protein, allowing for extended recovery from training. Whether you’re a straight-from-the-tub type of guy or you’ve yet to jump on the cottage cheese bandwagon, here are five simple ways to incorporate it into your diet. Read more…
There are many ways to eat cottage cheese. Though some eat this cheese product as it is, but you can certainly add other ingredients to make cottage cheese more delectable to your taste buds. Huffington Post Canada put together a simple meal plan that would include cottage cheese in your diet:
Cottage Cheese Recipes: 5 Dishes To Eat All Week
It may look ugly, but cottage cheese is definitely delicious. Cottage cheese is a curd type of cheese (which is why it looks a little gross), that can be used for cooking, baking, or eaten on its own.
With a mild flavour, most recipes like to use cottage cheese as a topping or as an alternative to other types of cheese. About 100 grams of cottage cheese has 98 calories, 11 grams of protein and eight per cent of your daily intake of calcium. And besides using cottage cheese to make fun food plates for your kids, fat-free cottage cheese makes a good option for people watching their weight.
However, because of its high sodium and saturated fat content, it may be a good idea to have a variety of cheeses and save cottage cheese for those special nights to indulge. Read more…
Cottage cheese is surprisingly a healthy treat compared to other cheeses in your pantry. It has low-fat, low-calorie, and low-carbohydrate content, the health benefits of cottage cheese is perfect for anyone who are aiming to lose weight while indulging in this creamy blend.
from The Nutrition Club http://thenutritionclub.blogspot.com/2015/09/muscle-building-foods-benefits-of.html
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September 16, 2015 at 11:39AM