Cookbook giveaway - Yogurt Culture

Yogurt CultureIn her new cookbook Yogurt Culture: How to Make, Bake, Sip, and Chill the World's Creamiest, Healthiest Food, award-winning food writer Cheryl Sternman Rule presents 115 flavorful recipes, taking yogurt farther than the breakfast table, lunchbox, or gym bag. Rule strips yogurt of its premixed accessories and brings it back to its pure, wholesome essence.

You can learn more about the book and Rule's perspective on the cookbook writing process, including how the journey led her to create a new website (Team Yogurt), in her EYB guest blog post.

We're delighted to offer 3 copies of Yogurt Culture to EYB Members in the U.S. only. One of the entry options to answer the following question in the comments to the blog post:

What's your favorite recipe that uses yogurt as an ingredient?

Please note that you must enter the comment after signing into Rafflecopter or your entry won't be counted. The contest ends June 3, 2015.



  • rivergait  on  4/29/2015 at 12:06 PM

    Every morning it's plain yogurt mixed in a blender with The-Fruit-of-the-Day. I use about half a blender of ice also, as I like more watery smoothies and I need to boost my fluid intake. The smoothie, along with a carb of toast or rice cake, is a balanced meal.

  • AndieG52  on  4/29/2015 at 5:54 PM


  • pandapotamus  on  4/29/2015 at 6:50 PM

    Ina Garten's lemon cake!

  • t.t  on  4/29/2015 at 8:44 PM


  • stephlinde  on  4/29/2015 at 8:49 PM

    We call it monkey drink - smoothie with banana, peanut butter, plain yogurt, and milk.

  • Mariarosa  on  4/29/2015 at 9:11 PM

    My favorite dish using yogurt is chicken tikka!

  • paulabucharles  on  4/29/2015 at 9:28 PM

    cake batters, pretty much any cake.

  • Gussiecat  on  4/29/2015 at 9:31 PM

    Yogurt and granola with fruit--if that counts. :)

  • nsmithinvt  on  4/29/2015 at 9:43 PM

    New favorite way to use yogurt is in banitsa. It is a savory pastry from Bulgaria with a filling of yogurt, feta cheese, and eggs.

  • bching  on  4/29/2015 at 9:47 PM

    banana smoothies with yogurt, frozen banana, and peanut butter!

  • Blowfish  on  4/29/2015 at 11:07 PM

    Mango lassi

  • Larkspur  on  4/29/2015 at 11:12 PM


  • wester  on  4/30/2015 at 1:06 AM

    Madhur Jaffrey's zucchini in a yogurt dressing, definitely.

  • Margaretsmall  on  4/30/2015 at 1:50 AM

    Banana cake, the only cake I can make without consulting a recipe.

  • Beckiemas  on  4/30/2015 at 4:56 AM

    A take on the classic chocolate cake using yogurt in place of buttermilk :)

  • contest718  on  4/30/2015 at 6:41 AM

    Cannot go wrong with a yogurt parfaits. I am really a purist when it comes to yogurt, but i do love to make salad dressings and combine yogurt with sour cream for taco toppings.

  • vickster  on  4/30/2015 at 8:09 AM

    I love Greek yogurt with fresh berries from my garden and homemade granola.

  • jenlhawes  on  4/30/2015 at 8:18 AM

    panna cotta with balsamic berries

  • love2chow  on  4/30/2015 at 8:37 AM

    chicken tikka

  • DFed  on  4/30/2015 at 9:43 AM


  • Rinshin  on  4/30/2015 at 10:01 AM

    I go double up by mixing miso and yogurt

  • Kimberly62  on  4/30/2015 at 10:10 AM

    I like how Jaimie Oliver uses yogurt instead of other forms of dairy such as sour cream or heavy cream. I also love to layer yogurt and berries between pancakes for breakfast, or add yogurt to my salad dressings.

  • elenajh  on  4/30/2015 at 10:40 AM

    Coffee cake!

  • infotrop  on  4/30/2015 at 11:44 AM

    I love a dollop of yogurt on thicker soups, like butternut squash.

  • cpasek  on  4/30/2015 at 11:53 AM

    I love it in chicken tikka, too.

  • jupflute  on  4/30/2015 at 11:58 AM

    I make banana muffins with yogurt and I like those a lot. I also just made a tart dough using yogurt, which was delicious.

  • KarenG  on  4/30/2015 at 12:23 PM

    I use greek yogurt in a sauce for chicken with honey and dijon mustard and minced garlic

  • madamepince  on  4/30/2015 at 3:31 PM

    Salad dressing -- it's awesome!

  • kimtrev  on  4/30/2015 at 3:43 PM

    I love plain yogurt with sliced strawberries

  • cambridgecook  on  4/30/2015 at 4:09 PM

    Yogurt and carrot dip.

  • pistachiopeas  on  4/30/2015 at 5:34 PM

    I love Persian yogurt dips like borani and mast-o-khiar, but also yogurt in soups!

  • stuCooks  on  4/30/2015 at 7:19 PM

    Cucumber & red onion salad

  • dinnermints  on  4/30/2015 at 7:55 PM

    My oats every workday morning - they steep overnight in milk & yogurt.

  • sillyvy  on  4/30/2015 at 10:56 PM

    frozen yogurt!

  • angelanorr  on  4/30/2015 at 11:24 PM

    yogurt and granola

  • kayanelson  on  5/1/2015 at 2:37 PM

    yogurt, fruit and granola for breakfast in my favorite.

  • kalex426  on  5/1/2015 at 8:24 PM

    I adore a recipe from Whole Grain Mornings that is essentially a yogurt bowl with Greek yogurt, farro (or barley), apples, dried cranberries, hazelnuts and a drizzle of honey.

  • lieselpeas  on  5/2/2015 at 11:19 AM

    Leek and Yoghurt Soup with Dried Mint from the Moro Cookbook

  • Chef.Sandy  on  5/2/2015 at 4:00 PM

    Non-fat Greek yogurt with a touch of Agave syrup, chopped walnuts and mini chocolate chips is a great Weight Watchers dessert.

  • sbh2006  on  5/2/2015 at 7:50 PM

    I love Mediterranean yogurt-based spreads and dips!

  • Julia  on  5/2/2015 at 9:37 PM

    I love using yogurt in baking.

  • matag  on  5/2/2015 at 10:27 PM


  • tjnelson1hotmail  on  5/3/2015 at 11:28 AM

    Tzatziki....good with most everything in summer!

  • Deneenm  on  5/3/2015 at 12:51 PM

    chicken marinated in yogurt & lots of middle eastern spice, then grilled to crisp & juicy perfection

  • Analyze  on  5/3/2015 at 3:11 PM

    Yum, the cover photo looks very refreshing ! I love having yogurt in the morning with granola and fresh fruit (my favorite kind is Brown Cow Creamery's whole milk Cream Top), and one of my favorite recipes that uses yogurt is the Zucchini Bread from The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook.

  • herby  on  5/3/2015 at 7:40 PM

    Yogurt cheese

  • AGENT99  on  5/4/2015 at 4:42 AM

    banana bread

  • jd5761  on  5/5/2015 at 11:10 AM

    frozen yoghurt

  • tasteslike  on  5/6/2015 at 11:31 PM

    tangerine yogurt cake

  • pgarcia  on  5/7/2015 at 9:01 PM

    I found a recipe years ago in Cooking Light for apple yogurt muffins that I still make today.

  • zubs1990  on  5/9/2015 at 3:53 PM

    I would have to say smoothies. I like to use plain vanilla or French vanilla yoghurt as a base for my fruit smoothies.

  • bfg67  on  5/10/2015 at 2:48 PM

    pancakes made with yogurt in place of buttermilk

  • ballen  on  5/16/2015 at 6:06 AM

    Smoothies -- but also love a carrot soup I make that calls for yogurt.

  • digifish_books  on  5/18/2015 at 7:03 PM

    Chicken curry... Nigella Lawson's Mughlai chicken, to be precise :)

  • cambridgecook  on  5/24/2015 at 8:50 PM

    green goddess dressing

  • sarahawker  on  5/27/2015 at 7:13 AM

    Curry and muffins

  • JensCooks  on  5/27/2015 at 12:32 PM

    A quick version of grilled tandoori chicken, with yogurt, lemon juice, garlic and ginger, and lots of spices.

  • dbielick  on  5/27/2015 at 6:33 PM


  • neaththerose  on  5/27/2015 at 10:48 PM

    Spiced Persian red lentils with roasted cauliflower and yoghurt from Community: Salad Recipes from Arthur Street Kitchen by Hetty McKinnon

  • gjnmc  on  5/27/2015 at 11:09 PM

    Banana muffins- the yoghurt makes all the difference!

  • JanScholl  on  5/28/2015 at 1:57 AM

    probably a curry as the yogurt is cooling.

  • scampyie  on  5/28/2015 at 3:37 AM

    any kind of lassi

  • SujataNaik  on  5/28/2015 at 6:46 AM

    Yogurt rice with mustard seed tempering

  • mfl  on  5/28/2015 at 8:58 AM


  • chococoffee  on  5/28/2015 at 10:23 AM

    Plain yogurt blended with generous portions of nutella! If the yogurt is very good, it pairs wonderfully withe the chocolate-y nutella and they both create the perfect dessert.

  • lizatarp  on  5/28/2015 at 10:43 AM


  • ditravels  on  5/29/2015 at 12:17 PM


  • Larrupin  on  5/29/2015 at 5:01 PM

    My green smoothie

  • catmommy9  on  5/29/2015 at 5:15 PM

    Ina's lemon yogurt cake!

  • caniacwino  on  5/30/2015 at 6:40 AM

    I love yogurt 'salads'. Great with cucumber, lemon, fresh mint and Serrano pepper with a pinch of salt or with fresh cut fruit such as peaches, chopped hot pepper to taste, salt, cilantro and maybe some lime and toasted almonds.

  • Julia  on  5/30/2015 at 10:48 AM

    Tzatziki and in baking.

  • hrhacissej  on  5/30/2015 at 3:12 PM

    An avocado dip that I make with quesadillas. I got the recipe from Cooking Light a bazillion years ago...

  • sarahcooks  on  5/30/2015 at 6:24 PM

    I like yogurt as a topping for sweet potatoes.

  • Laura.Chicago  on  5/31/2015 at 1:05 AM

    plain yogurt with a little homemade jam stirred in, flax seed and fruit.

  • homeeccentric  on  6/1/2015 at 4:00 PM

    Apple muffins

  • sgump  on  6/1/2015 at 7:08 PM

    I believe I'll also have to go with tzatziki: so versatile, so delicious!

  • aurorak  on  6/2/2015 at 1:02 AM

    I think a well made, resplendently cultured yogurt can stand on its own; but, if embellishments are desired, then maybe swirl in some high quality Orange Blossom honey [that's been kept in a glass jar]; snip in some slivers of dried apricot or candied or preserved blood orange rind; & strew on top some chopped pistachios or butter-gilded pine nuts. Yay!

  • rchesser  on  6/3/2015 at 9:24 AM

    I use my homemade yogurt to make yogurt cheese which is my favorite way to use yogurt.

  • sbh2006  on  6/8/2015 at 11:14 PM

    So excited to have won a copy - thanks again!! :-)

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