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Dairypalooza: A Month of Real California Dairy

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Real California Curried Carrot Soup

REAL CALIFORNIA CURRIED CARROT SOUP1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

8 cups Real California 1% milk

Zest of 3 limes, removed in large strips with vegetable peeler

4 tablespoons Real California butter

1 tablespoon curry powder

1 large onion, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons white rice

Salt and freshly ground white pepper

California Skinny Sweet Pea Soup


3 cups Real California 1% milk

3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

1 cup peeled and diced russet potato

6 scallions, whites only, sliced thin

12 large fresh mint leaves

4 cups shelled fresh or frozen sweet peas

Salt and freshly ground white pepper

1/2 cup non-fat Real California sour cream or Greek-style yogurt


California Dairy Products Help You Soup up Menus and Stay in Shape During the New Year

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California Cucumber & Yogurt Gazpacho

Serves 6-8


2 ¼ cups plain real California yogurt

½ cup Crème Fraiche

1 ¼ pound English cucumbers, trimmed, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces.

4 cups washed spinach

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 ½ teaspoons Salt

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1½ teaspoons ground cumin

2 tablespoons fresh dill

½ teaspoon toasted caraway Seeds


Dill-Cucumber Salad

2 each cucumber, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon salt

Tasteful tips for holiday baking with dairy

Baking for the holidays is a time-honored tradition that conjures up warm memories. Whether you're making Grandma's pumpkin pie or Aunt Sue's special cookie recipe, be sure to keep your pantry and fridge stocked with baking staples.

New Study: California Dairy Industry Responsible For More Than 443,000 Jobs - Three Percent of State's Job Production

California’s Largest Agriculture Commodity Feeds Billions into Economy, Stimulates Positive Ripple Effect Throughout Local Communities

Milk And Yogurt Dairy Products Listed Among Top Five Functional Foods By New York Nutritionists

California Leads the Nation in Total Milk and Yogurt Production

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., & MODESTO, Calif. – May 1, 2009 – The New York State Dietetic Association (NYSDA) recently announced a list of whole foods that they consider to be the most “functional” in a standard diet. Two dairy products – milk and yogurt – were featured in the top five.

Roasted Red Pepper Yogurt Dip

  • 1 (12 oz.) jar roasted red peppers, drained
  • 2 (8 oz.) containers low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Puree red peppers in food processor or blender; drain again. Add remaining ingredients; mix until blended and refrigerate. Serve with assorted cut vegetables or pita wedges.

Cilantro Lime Yogurt Dip

  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp. thinly sliced green onion tops
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 tsp. lime zest
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  1. Stir together all ingredients in a medium bowl.
  2. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour for flavors to blend.
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