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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Super Food Saturday-Homemade Cottage Cheese

I don't know if food you make yourself really tastes better or if it just seems that way.  Part of my quest to eat more healthy has been including more organic food in my diet.  The problem is sometimes the organic selections are pretty limited.

I love cottage cheese but have not seen any organic cottage cheese in the store. I decided to make my own and I think it tastes better than anything I've bought. It is a little firmer and a little drier than store brands.  I have been eating mine this week for breakfast with fresh orange sections and a drizzle of warm raw honey.

Hope you enjoy this recipe which I got from the web site  The organic prepper.

2 1/2 cups organic milk
1/4 cup vinegar
dash of salt optional

Put the milk into a heavy bottom pan. Heat until it reaches 185 F.  Use a thermometer to get an accurate temperature. When bubbles begin to form remove the milk from the heat and add the vinegar and the salt if using. The milk will begin to curdle.

Allow the mixture to cool for an hour.  Strain the mixture through cheese cloth. Retain the whey. You will have about a cup of nice fluffy cottage cheese and about  1/2 cups of whey. The whey can be used as substitute for water when baking, cooking oatmeal or pasta.  I used mine in my rice cooker when I made a batch of rice.


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship and at the Aqua bike National Championship in 2016. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and at the World championship in Cozumel in 2016.

 In 2014 she represented the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.  She has won state championships in cycling and triathlon as a senior Olympian.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 208 members in 38 states. We also have members in Australia, England, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France, Poland, Iran, Norway and Sweden. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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