You know, my whole life up until a few months ago, I thought cottage cheese was really gross. Now, this is really an odd thought, because I am all about cheese. I love cheese, all kinds of different cheese in all forms. So why wouldn’t I like cottage cheese?
I finally realized that it was the texture I didn’t care for (although I do love fried cheese curds, go figure). Cottage cheese in and of itself does not have much taste. I tried some this summer with pineapple, which I sort of liked – but it was pretty sweet, and there was that texture thing. Well, it didn’t dawn on me that I could change the texture. I saw a recipe for protein pancakes, and since I have a Magic Bullet blender (best kitchen tool ever next to the coffee pot) I made them. I was really surprised at the fact that I really liked them!
Cottage cheese really is a great source of protein, so I’ve been scouring the net for recipes. If you do this, please note that you should search for cottage cheese recipes. Not just cottage cheese, or you will get a bunch of sites that focus on celebrities and their cottage cheese thighs, or how you can get rid of cottage cheese thighs.
I have done a cheesecake that is part cream cheese and part cottage cheese which I quite liked. I also blended some with honey and cinnamon and spread it on an Arnold sandwich thin. Tried to broil it, but the spread was on a little thick 🙂
My next stop is going to be cottage cheese muffins, probably this weekend. Will post with the results.
How about that, a whole post dedicated to cottage cheese!