If you strain yogurt to make thick Greek-style yogurt or yogurt cheese, don’t toss the liquid that’s left over. This whey is full of nutrients and can be incorporated into many dishes, say hounds. It is not as tart as yogurt, so makes a more neutral ingredient. Use whey as part of the liquid in bread dough, pancake or waffle batter, or other baked goods, add it to soups or smoothies, or use it to cook oatmeal or other hot cereals.

Oh, and it’s a beauty product too: ipsedixit shares her mom’s secret for great skin:

• Stay out of the sun
• Facials with whey mixture
• Eat plenty of almonds and walnuts

Discuss: What to do with the liquid strained off yogurt?

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