Being married is awesome. Well actually, it mostly feels the exact same as before, except for one thing. Unexpected surprise wedding gifts just keep on coming, even long after you’re married. Coming home on a random night to a doorstep filled with surprise packages for basically an entire year is just so much fun. You know, kind of like the saying “the gift that just keeps on giving”. The guy who came up with that saying was most likely referring to marriage when he spoke it. So if you’re not married, you should be. Even if it’s just for the gifts, just take the plunge, go for it, tie the knot, take my advice, I do give the best :).
Okay. That was a joke, don’t just go for it, I was just kidding kids, do it for the right reasons.
So last week my doorstep had a delightful present waiting on it for Gavin and I (well basically it was for just me). AN INSTANT POT! If you don’t have an Instant Pot, I feel for ya. If you don’t have an Instant Pot and you don’t know what it is, I don’t feel bad for you, because you have no idea what you’re missing out on. But you’re about to know now, soooo, my sincere apologies.
My first recipe I wanted to tackle in my Instant Pot was coconut milk yogurt. (Don’t worry if you don’t have an Instant Pot, I provided an alternative method below) I LOVE Greek yogurt, it’s been a very hard thing for me to give up since going dairy free. I used to occasionally have Siggis greek yogurt, since it was raw, grass fed, very low sugar and it doesn’t have any added junk. However, I just needed to get rid of dairy all together, but I REALLY miss yogurt and I’ve never found a yogurt alternative that I enjoy or feel good about eating. They seem to always have a ton of added sugar and basically no protein. I decided I just needed to start making it myself. So here ya go, after 3 solid attempts I finally got it right, enjoy!
If you do not have an Instant Pot, I provided an alternative method of making this in the notes below!
For the yogurt:
For the compote:
To make the Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Compote:
Divide and serve the yogurt topped with the compote and enjoy!
If you do not have an Instant Pot, follow the same process, but let the yogurt ferment in your oven with the light on. Just put the yogurt in a large glass mason jar. The oven light will make the oven just warm enough for it to ferment, no need to preheat the oven at all before hand, in fact doing so could make the oven to warm and it will kill the probiotics.