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So in the process of reducing my plastic consumption I have been making my own yogurt. Which FYI is delicious by the way...I accidentally forgot to leave some starter from the already-made yogurt, as it was breakfast and I was eating on autopilot. So now my dilemma was how do I start my yogurt again plastic free? Well my answer was via http://www.culturesforhealth.com where i ordered a strain of greek yogurt starter. The problem was i wanted to make sure that the packaging and the mailing packaging was plastic free. I quickly wrote to customer services (a very nice woman named rosalyn) who explained to me all my different mailing options that could be plastic free. This website was so accommodating to my request of fufilling a plastic free lifestyle that I just had to pass the message along. So if anybody wants to make yogurt and is at a loss because they have no cultures this is the place to shop. Since begining my plastic free journey with beth's inspiration this has been the FIRST business that has actually taken my request rather seriously and has gone above and beyond to respect it.
That's fantastic! I'm going to go check them out. I'm forever messing up my yogurt and having to start over. Around here, there's one brand of yogurt sold in glass bottles (with plastic caps). I think it's called Traderspoint or something like that. And it does make a very nice yogurt starter, if you don't mind buying a whole quart!
I started my yogurt with St. Benoit which comes either in a terracotta pot or a glass mason jar. The first thing I did was to set aside a cup of yogurt mother in a separate jar so that I wouldn't "accidentally" eat my starter.
Hey deb- where do you get the St. benoit's yogurt? I do eat the traderspoints yogurt when i run out of my own, its very delicious stuff and am very excited it comes in glass!! Sadly though I don't like using them as a starter. I tend to prefer the greek yogurt starters of L. Bulgaris etc. Is the St. benoit yogurt sold at whole foods? Great tip about setting aside the yogurt- I always accidentally end up eating the starter...argh..lol
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