Eat better and spend less…what a concept! The reality is, however, that some of your favorite foods can cost you up to half as much and be healthier for you if you give it the old DYI try. No preservatives, no excess packaging, no unexplainable ingredients…just a little extra time and planning are all you need for these do-it-yourself projects. And, don’t forget. Doylestown Food Market is your DIY center for all the best ingredients.
Yogurt: You simply need milk and some active culture yogurt or freeze-dried yogurt starter to get going on creating your own yogurt for snacking, recipes and more.
Vegetable Stock: Instead of tossing the ends of the carrots, celery and other veggies, save them to simmer up some tasty stock. Spice it up anyway you like it for a heartier broth.
Nut butters: Buy your favorite nuts; grind them. Enough said.
Hummus: This is one of the most versatile and cost-saving DIY recipes. Chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice and salt and pepper are the basic ingredients; but you can make it your own with additions such as olives or roasted red peppers. Or, get crazy and switch out different kinds of beans for the chickpeas.
Ricotta cheese: Milk, heavy cream, salt, good quality white wine vinegar and cheesecloth are all Ina Gartner puts into her homemade ricotta cheese.