Homemade Organic Cottage Cheese & Health Benefits « ByzantineFlowers

cottage cheese, casein protein

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.

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