This is a great article about casein protein. Casein protein stays in your system for hours and give you a constant supply of protein. In TCM, our liver stores our blood while we sleep. In a way it is a our way of rebooting ourselves. Though we are resting, our bodies are still working to regenerate our energy that we repleted during the day. Casein protein is a great way to help this system because it gives your body a constant supply of protein. Read the article below, not only is it informative about the health aspects of cottage cheese, but it also gives you a recipe of how to make your own! Maybe I should try to make that soon, sounds fun!
Homemade Organic Cottage Cheese Recipe
Makes about 2 cups
- 1 gallon organic skim milk
- 3/4 cup distilled organic white vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1/2 cup organic half-and half-or heavy cream
Pour the skim milk into a large saucepan and place over medium heat. Heat to 120 degrees F. Remove from the heat and gently pour in the vinegar. Stir slowly for 1 to 2 minutes. The curd will separate from the whey. Cover and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Pour the mixture into a colander lined with a tea towel and allow to sit and drain for 5 minutes. Gather up the edges of the cloth and rinse under cold water for 3 to 5 minutes or until the curd is completely cooled, squeezing and moving the mixture the whole time. Once cooled, squeeze as dry as possible and transfer to a mixing bowl. Add the salt and stir to combine, breaking up the curd into bite-size pieces as you go. If ready to serve immediately, stir in the half-and-half or heavy cream. If not, transfer to a sealable container and place in the refrigerator. Add the half and half or heavy cream just prior to serving.