Curds and whey
We often discuss food over here in our corner of the newsroom. Shocking, I know.
Yesterday, rather polarizing food came up: Cottage cheese. It seems people either love it or hate it.
I love it, especially with a bit of fresh peach, mango or pineapple stirred in. I know people who like it with salt and pepper and nothing else. And Polly told us about the way she and her mom prepare it. Polly and I are at odds on the issue of sweet vs. savory, but we agree that Breakstone's makes just about the best cottage cheese you can get around here. But then the issue of curd size and texture come up (give me larger curds and a creamy texture any day).
If you do like cottage cheese, know you're getting a whopping 14 grams of protein in every ½ cup serving you eat. And it's even better (your nutritionist will probably tell you) if you pick the low-fat version.
There are lots of recipes in the online archive that call for cottage cheese. Here are a few of them (some relatively diet-friendly, some not-so-much):
Three Cheese Spicy Shrimp Pizzas*
Cool Fabulous Fudge Cheesecake Ice Cream*
Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake*
*Blogger doesn't always get along with the links to the archive, so they might not go directly to the recipes. But it's easy to search by name or ingredient.