So, I had to think of something else. I wanted to choose a versatile ingredient that could be used in a variety of different ways. Somehow ricotta popped in my head and I started thinking of all the possibilities...pasta, dessert, baked goods, etc. And of course, being 7 months pregnant all this thinking about food made me hungry and I had to run to the pantry for a handful of my latest craving, Frosted Mini Wheats.
A few facts about ricotta (thanks Wikipedia):
- Ricotta literally means "recooked" because it is made by reheating the whey liquid leftover from the production of other cheeses.
- It can be made from sheep, cow, goat or water buffalo milk.
- Despite is decadent texture and flavor, ricotta is a relatively low fat product, making it a favorite among dieters.
I'm excited to see what the Beauties can do with this ingredient!