Friday, 17 January 2014 - , , , 2 comments

CUPBOARD LOVE: Quark


Quark is a dairy product- it's a virtually fat free soft cheese.
I had never bought or used it before I tried the Filling & Healthy or Simple Start aspects of the WeightWatchers plan but now I always have a pot of it in my fridge!
If you are propointing, 1 tablespoon is 1pp/approx.44kcal.
Straight from the pot, it has a slightly sour, yoghurty tang and it's pretty bland…but if you mix it with flavours and other ingredients, it's a really versatile little product.

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I use Quark in both sweet and savoury dishes. Because the flavour is neutral, it works equally well with vanilla, sweeteners, lemon etc as it does with savoury flavours. I mix it with fresh or dried herbs, tuna or salmon for patés, with mushrooms or spinach for creamy pasta sauces. You can also use it instead of spread in a sandwich. These are just a few examples.
You'll see it appearing in quite a few of my recipes, especially the ones I've developed for Simple Start. One important cooking tip-don't let it boil as it separates and becomes a yucky texture.
If I still can't convince you, you can always substitute it for low fat yoghurt or cottage cheese! 

2 comments:

Alison Williamson 19 January 2014 at 21:07

I will most certainly be trying this! It sounds so versatile!

Janey 20 January 2014 at 08:20

It is Alison! Let me know how you get on! X

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