Just wanted to add a new tip: making yogurt in a thermos (no oven required)(just need heat to begin)
We're going on a long vacay tomorrow, driving the van but stopping at motels too along the way and I won't have an oven but will have microwaves every now and then.
I bought a wide mouth thermos, heated the milk in microwave, cooled it first then put into the thermos for 24 hours--perfect yogurt!
. My starter was VSL#3 but I could've used a few spoonfuls of Greek yogurt instead.
You have to remove it from the thermos to cool it in the fridge/cooler after it's done but since I drip mine anyway that's not an extra step. Important to let the thermos sit still for 24 hours, those probiotics don't like exercise (movement) too much.
I may not make it more than once since there will always be a Walmart near with Greek yogurt (I hope) but for those without ovens this is a way make yogurt away from home.
One of the stops I hope to make is to find a Trader Joe's, I hear good things about
it here. We don't have one in South Florida.
In remission April 2010 after 10 years of suffering and no remission ever
Jan 2010 started SCD diet (modified to remove dairy, fruit & juices)
Gluten-free=bleeding stopped in 3 days, 95% remission in 5.5 months on SCD
at 5.5 month stage homemade yogurt, milk products and some fruit OK
SCD Diet: Gluten/grain-free, starch-free, low carb, low-sugar
Supplements: tsp. fish oil, Vit D3 5000 with oil/fat, veggie juice, sunflower seeds, VSL#3, (6) Citrucel, (1) turmeric capsule
Highly recommend: the book "Life without Bread" and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet
Rx: (6) balsalazide daily, mesalamine enema occasionally