I have a growing list of things I find absolutely delicious that I’ve only bought from the store, but I’ve heard are really easy to make on your own. I haven’t tested any of these recipes yet, but hopefully once I have a kitchen again, I will be making delicious tasty treats all the time.
My own Greek yogurt: I love Face Greek yogurt but it’s fairly expensive. Also, when I was reading Colin Beavan’s No Impact Man, he mentioned that he learned how to make his own Greek yogurt and it was pretty easy.
Favorite way to eat it: mixed with pureed frozen mango and other fruits, with a little bit of Splenda for extra sweetness
Fresh cheese: I had never had fresh cheese until I lived in Portugal, and I was missing out for 20 years. Fresh cheese is delicious…salty and soft, more spreadable than butter. I never thought I could make it on my own, but I went to visit my grandparents and they had just made some fresh cheese the way before.
Favorite way to eat it: on Portuguese white bread
Black bean burgers: I started eating black bean burgers a lot last summer, mostly from Morningstar or the other vegetarian meat companies. Recipe from epicurious.
Favorite way to eat it: with balsamic vinegar dressing on it, lettuce, purple onions, and sandwich thin buns and a side of sweet potato fries.
Falafel: another food I didn’t appreciate until recently, but what’s bad about fried chickpeas? Recipe from epicurious.
Pita: If I’m learning to make my own pita, I have to be able to make my own pita as well. Recipe from smittenkitchen.