Darshana Thacker Wendel
Darshana Thacker Wendel is a whole-food, plant-based chef and former culinary projects manager for Forks Over Knives. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of Forks Over Knives: Flavor! She created the recipes for Forks Over Knives Family and was a lead recipe contributor to the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit DarshanasKitchen.com and follow her on Instagram for more.see more from this author
Would this recipe work by using store bought coconut yogurt as a starter?
Recipe doesn’t work. I have tried it since with COOKED brown rice and it works much better.
I was very excited about this recipe and when I made it, it came out like water. I have read the recipe over and over trying to figure out what is wrong but can’t figure it out. Any ideas?
Also be sure you’re using a good high speed blender like the Vitamix. Seems to work the best.
Hmm.. maybe use a little more agar powder & be sure to cook if after adding the agar powder (since it has to soak in). It should be medium-thick when you turn it off to let it cool. Definitely let it sit on the counter for at least 4-8 hours. For me.. the fridge is where the real firming up happens. After a stay overnight it’s really firm.
Sounds like a good recipe. Can you name some yogurt starter brands and where they can be bought? I don’t think any stores where I live carry vegan yogurt starter. We also don’t have any good sources in our area for whole grain breads. Thank you.
Mary, bella +bella (avail on Amazon) makes a great non-dairy yogurt starter (it’s vegan). Works great! I use it all the time.
If I want to make a new batch can I use one of this or should I use again the yogurt starter?
I’d like to add fruit to the bottom of the container before putting the mixture in and refrigerating the jars. Can I just put chopped fruit in the jars or are there processes needed prior to adding to jars and refrigerating?
Dena, you can add fruit to the bottom for sure. Fresh fruit is best, frozen is fine if you don’t mind the liquid it would add by unfreezing.
Can nutrition info be added to these recipes?
I’m concerned about arsenic in rice – what other grain could be used? thx
The soaking should remove most of the arsenic (if there is any). you could always change the water and soak it again if you are really worried.