Sunday, 14 April 2013

Win a baking hamper with Chobani (giveaway c/d 1 May 2013) NOW CLOSED


A few weeks ago I reviewed a selection of Chobani yogurts. If you missed my post, you can find it here. These fat free yogurts are absolutely delicious and healthy. And make a versatile ingredient for lots of different recipes, both sweet and savoury.

Lovely people from Chobani have kindly offered a baking hamper for one of my blog readers.

One lucky winner will receive:
  • Full range of fat free Chobani Strained Yoghurts
  • Apron
  • Tea towel with handy healthy swaps chart
  • 2 x cake tins
  • The ingredients they need to make Chobani Cranberry Blood Orange Oat Bars (see the recipe below)

Cranberry Blood Orange oat bars
INGREDIENTS
190ml Chobani Fat Free Blood Orange Strained Yoghurt
120g plain flour
155g quick cooking oats
110g brown sugar
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
¼ tsp salt
3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
3 tbsp canola oil
3 tbsp orange juice
100g sugar
15g plain flour
1 large egg white
250g dried cranberries
Zest of ½ an orange
PREPARATION
Step 1
Preheat oven to 160°C (Gas Mark 3). Lightly coat a 17.75-­‐cm (11x7-­‐in) rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
Step 2
Whisk together flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon, bicarbonate of sod and salt in a ;arge bowl. In a small bowl whisk together butter, canola oil and orange juice. Add juice mixture to flour mixture stirring until
crumbly.
Reserve 125ml of mixture for later. Press rest o fmixture into pan and up sides, using bottom of a measuring cup to even out base.
Step 3.
Whisk yoghurt, sugar, flour and egg white in a medium bowl. Stir in cranberries and orange zest. Spread over base in even layer. Sprinkle reserved oat mixture on top.
Step 4.
Bake until edges are golden-­‐brown, 30-­‐40 minutes. Cool completely and slice into bars.

So, what do you need to do to win this fantastic hamper?
T&Cs:
Only one step is mandatory: answering the question. All the other steps are optional.
Only one entry per person is allowed (however, you can tweet daily to increase your chances).
The giveaway is open to the UK residents only.
The closing date is 1 May 2013 (just in time before the World Baking Day on 19 May).


(A little inside: the Rafflecopter tells me exactly if you have done the correct step or not, so a little word of warning to those people who click on the form without actually doing what has been asked, your entry won't count. I would not have mentioned it, but checking the last Rafflecopter form for the previous giveaway I was saddened to see that some people cheat. For example, the Rafflecopter form tells me that 65 people clicked they have answered the question, while there were only 58 comments left. So please do not disqualify yourself).





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Apologies for the word verification, I had to add it here, as I am bombarded with spam otherwise.

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Many thanks to all for all your food suggestions! I enjoyed reading your comments. The Rafflecopter has picked the winner: it is Jane T as you can see on the form above.
Big well done, Jane! I have tweeted to you with good news.

171 comments:

  1. I love to make mild curries with yogurt like chicken korma

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  2. I bake spur of the moment cakes with yogurt, for some reason I always have yogurt and oil in the house but rarely eggs!

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  3. Oooh those bars look lovely - I love putting coconut yogurt in korma or using it in place of cream or custard as a dessert topping.

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  4. yogurt used in curry is a fav

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  5. I made an amazing strawberry bundt cake recently using strawberry yoghurt it tasted amazing, and one if my recent favourites.
    Angela

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  6. I love yogurt in anything but my healthiest favourite is tasty low fat dips for veg and salads. I experiment adding different herbs and spices and get a different flavour every time!

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  7. My favourite is meringue and fresh berries topped with greek style yoghurt - the tart and sweet are brilliant together

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  8. MY FAVOURITE IS SEAFOOD LASAGNA. I USE YOGURT ALOT IN MY COOKING. IT'S SO VERSATILE

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  9. I ACTUALLY USE YOGURT IN MASHED POTATO!

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  10. Strawberry to make a lovely Cheesecake x

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  11. Got to be in a mild fish curry which is a family favourite.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  12. I'm doing Slimming World at the moment so use fat free yoghurt to make a lovely trifle :)

    Hele

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  13. I love adding Greek yogurt to my chip dip, instead of sour cream.

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  14. I love yogurt and would like to try some of these receipes out.

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  15. I love use the yogurt in a curry

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  16. Raita is my favourite - yummy

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  17. ive baked with it before, made some banana bread

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  18. I love making a cucumber raita as a cool accompaniment to firey curries.

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  19. I love doing chicken, chestnut mushrooms and bacon in a white wine, yogurt and creme fraiche sauce!

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  20. I love using yoghurt in curries

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  21. i like yogurt in my eton mess, it adds to the taste

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  22. Lynsey Buchanan16 April 2013 at 00:35

    i use yogurt for my curry sauces

    linz.1979@hotmail.co.uk

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  23. I use it in everything, but in tuna salad is my fave cos i eat it so often :)

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  24. Definitely cake particularly cake with fruits such as banana, apples, berries.

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  25. Curry in the slow cooker. Really creamy

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  26. The cheffy husband makes a mean yogurt cake.

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  27. I use yogurt in curries...Yum!

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  28. What a splendid hamper. I use yogurt a lot in my baking, especially cakes where it helps to give a rise and makes the cakes moister with a slight tang - love it. Have loads of recipes using it on my blog.

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  29. I use a tub of yougurt in my favourite wheatgerm bread recipe.

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  30. I love to make Carrot Yogurt cake - it is moist yet crumbly. It disappears in seconds in our home!

    Patricia Owen

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  31. I love using yogurt in salad dressings, and as a replacement for oil in brownies!

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  32. I use them in smoothies - banana usually.

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  33. naan breads are really scrummy

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  34. Curries , makes them taste nice and creamy.

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  35. not really a recipe but the best way to have yogurt is poured over ice cream!

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  36. I love to use yoghurt to make Irish soda bread. Traditionally buttermilk was used but I usually use yoghurt. If you would like to give it a try, check out my recipe here Vohn x
    P.S. LOVE those cake tins - so pretty!

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  37. Simple quick dessert, mix equal quantities of thick yoghurt with whipped cream and add halved grapes, any colour and sprinkle demarara sugar on top.

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  38. I use yogurt in my homemade curry sauces! Scrumptious! x

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  39. I love to mix yogurt with chilli, paprika and ginger and then marinade on chicken and put it on the bbq. Simple yet effective!!

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  40. I have a mushroom salad recipe that uses yoghurt, so a creamy but not oily dressing, goes down well with bbq meats

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  41. homemade naan breads are great using yoghurt

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  42. I make a cranberry almond muffin using yogurt instead of milk

    Rafflecopter name: Margot Core

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  43. I use yoghurt in my banana bread.

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  44. I love trying different flavours to make yogurt cake.

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  45. Yoghurt with meringue and berries is my favourite.

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  46. I love making my lemon yoghurt cake - very simple & healthy - my young daughter knows how to make it too :)

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  47. I like making creamy steak and onions ( cut steak into strips and fry with red onion & garlic. Add couple of teaspoons of tarragon and large pot of natural yoghurt. Heat until bubbling. Serve with rice.

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  48. Cake, we have made cake a few times using yoghurt and as the topping :) x

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  49. Special K, Natural Yoghurt and some blueberries and rasberries, yum

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  50. i use it to make a cake my grandma made when i was a child.

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  51. I like to use natural yoghurt in curries :)

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  52. I use yoghurt in muffins as a substitute for milk. It gives them a nice edge.

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  53. I have a lovely recipe for scones which I use yoghurt for @mscazzingtons on Twitter

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  54. I use yoghurt to make a really creamy chicken korma!

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  55. Among my favourite and most-used recipes is one for Ciambella (and Italian ring cake) that uses yoghurt and olive oil. It's very good, easily adaptable and, most remarkably, readily eaten by both of my children

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  56. I use yoghurt in my chicken curry and nann breads

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  57. i make a lamb curry with yoghurt

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  58. It's not a recipe as such but I love honey in yoghurt, slightly warmed - yummy. It reminds me of Greece

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  59. use it instead of cream in lots of things

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  60. I use it to cool down curries

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  61. Yoghurt with meringue and berries

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  62. I use a low fat one and add fruit then freeze it to make a low fat ice cream :)

    claire matthews-curtis
    claire.bob23@hotmail.co.uk

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  63. I make baked yoghurt bars. The family love them.

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  64. I freeze it and use it instead of ice cream

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  65. I use it in curry

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  66. We use if in a curry - never tried a cake recipe using it

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  67. Making ice cream from a good quality yoghurt can't be beaten

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  68. George Spedding24 April 2013 at 20:16

    With loads of fresh fruit as a snack

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  69. A yummy cheesecake!

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  70. A dessert sundae with icecream and all the trimmings like merigue and choc chips :)

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  71. I Love to use it in a nice smoothie homemade smoothie with lots of fresh fruit Banana strawberries ect mmmm :)

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  72. In curries, as a low fat alternative to cream.

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  73. Definitely in the cupcake. My daughter is fast becoming a cupcake wizard. This prize would surely inspire her to greater and tastier things!

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  74. awesome prize

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  75. I love yoghurt in my currys - healthier than cream but just as tasty

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  76. I love yogurt and muesli. Otherwise I use it in curries - yum!

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  77. I use yoghurt in curry.

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  78. I use yoghurt in curries as it takes the edge off the spicyness but doesnt have as many calories/ fate as cream.

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  79. i make a really nice yummmmmmmy cake with it

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  80. I love putting yoghurt in a Tikka or Korma, I love the taste!

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  81. I love using yogurt mixed with the contents of a baked potato with maybe some prawns and chives
    Sarah Evans

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  82. Mild curries


    emmawrenn@hotmail.com

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  83. OH who does the cooking in this household uses it on his fabulous Cod Rarebit. My Favourite fish dish.

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  84. yogurt in a fruit salad is cool for summer

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  85. I love to make a moist and delicious strawberry yoghurt cake. It's a family favourite

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  86. I just like yoghurt neat. Though, I did try my hand at making some ice cream with it last year. (didn't work out cos I don't have an icecream maker and it ended up more like a block of ice... still nice though once it'd softened a bit)

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  87. Definitely a curry

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  88. definately in a curry or. used in a desert

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  89. I make milkshakes using milk, fruit yogurt and icecream

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  90. I have never been brave enough to use yoghurt in cooking, but do when making cupcakes

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  91. I soak chicken breast in yoghurt with a secrect mix of spices before bread crumbing it and making Hannah Bee's fab fried chicken

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  92. fiona o farrell28 April 2013 at 15:20

    I put yogurt in my curries as my 5 yr old only eats very mild curries :D

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  93. I love using yoghurt as part of a salad dressing eg yoghurt and mint or cucumber

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  94. i love using yoghurt in curries & breakfasts liaburns18@hotmail.co.uk

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  95. margaret moe dunlop29 April 2013 at 00:01

    i use plain yougurt in savoury cheese & bacon cupcakes - You just replace the sugar with grated cheese & add a couple of spoons of yougurt into the mix

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  96. I only like yoghurt on it's own or on my museli

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  97. yoghurt on tortillas, sprinkled wit ceese and a little onion and paprika makes a quick great evening snack

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  98. I use yoghurt in curries...fab taste enhancer!

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  99. I've started using yoghurt in cake. Coconut cupcakes, using coconut yoghurt, are amazing - it gives a lovely soft crumb!

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  100. Ilike to use it in curries and my cereal at breakfast

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  101. I love to use it to make a marinade to put on my prawn and mediterranean vegetable skewers that I cook on the barbie! Great summer food! :)

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  102. Pam Francis Gregory29 April 2013 at 11:25

    Mint suace for my poppodoms

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  103. I love making curries and smoothies - Havent really heard of anything else I can use yoghurt with xx

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  104. michelle hughes shell_shoez27@yahoo.com29 April 2013 at 16:53

    We love to make rice cakes with yogurt dip x

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  105. If I ever have yoghurt to use up, I love to make Basbooseh

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  106. I love greek yoghurt mixed with honey and fruit, with grated ginger nut biscuits on top.

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  107. Definitely cupcakes - mmm! Another great way of using yoghurt is in fruit salad.

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  108. Curry.....mmmmmmm xxx

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  109. I make indian meatballs and use yogurt to bind the meat together along with cumin, fresh coriander and chopped root ginger yum.

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  110. I love making smoothies with Yogurt

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  111. my favourite is choc cake with yogurt

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  112. I love to make butter chicken curry and add yoghurt instead of cream

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  113. currys
    marinades
    and peppercorn sauce

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  114. I Love yogurt with cucumber ideal to accompany a hot Indian curry

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  115. Dried apricots and yoghurt as a dip in separate ramekins.

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  116. Greek lemon yogurt cake - totally divine x

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  117. i love the yogurt with a banana fritter mmm

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  118. I'm not sure if these count, since they're so simple, but my favorites are greek yogurt parfaits and frozen greek yogurt (mixing chobani with chocolate, nuts, sugar, etc., and sticking it in the freezer for a bit)! YUM!

    livinglearningeating AT gmail DOT com

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  119. I especially love this Ottelenghi recipe: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2008/jul/12/recipe.foodanddrink1

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  120. I use yoghurt in making bread, it gives the bread a lovely flavour and keeps it soft and fresh for longer

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  121. I love to use the yogurt in my protein shake along with some oats, very tasty

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  122. I have to agree with some of the other comments, mint yogurt goes fabulously in a curry!

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  123. I love yoghurt mint and cucumber dip with grilled pitta bread!

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  124. i love yoghurt with fresh fruit in a bowl

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  125. German chocolate cake made with gluten free flour and yoghurt.

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  126. chocolate fudge cake using yoghurt instead of sour cream- amazing!

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  127. Charlotte Batkins30 April 2013 at 18:57

    I love making smoothies with yogurt it makes them rich and creamy,xx

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  128. yoghurt cake is great, flavoured by the yoghurt you choose and so easy make!

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  129. Lamb & feta burgers with minty yogurt

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  130. caroline bellamy30 April 2013 at 20:43

    hmm a nice creamy curry

    p.s. I'm an optimist - maybe the people didn't realise you had to comment - I've nearly done it before
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  131. I like using a yoghurt as a dressing with mint in homemade lamb pittas.

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  132. To marinate chicken pieces for roasting. mmmmmmmmmm

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  133. Etonian yogurt mess! - yog, meringue & fresh strawberries!

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  134. Win a baking hamper with Chobani (giveaway c/d 1 May 2013)

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  135. I'm so pleased to have won, thank you :)

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