Greek yogurt is quite amazing. I, too, used to be a hater of this fancy, oddly thick protein-y yogurt. But don't hate - get hip to it's incredible flexibility and ability to help you enjoy some of the dishes you loved as a kid but without the guilt!
Please note - you can absolutely hate on the Oikos commercials. John Stamos? What are you doing??
Anyway, tonight, I made a lightened up version of one of my all-time favorite dishes - Chicken Paprikash. My Grandma on my Dad's side is an amazing cook - she always made the best Hungarian dishes - this one to be specific. However, you know it's not good for you! It's not everyday food, that's for sure. When Grandma makes a dish, it takes a while. I found this blog called Jo Cooks from Foodgawker. She calls this Chicken Paprikash Stroganoff. I made a version of her dish - and it was incredible. Rich and decadent tasting, without the Hungarian guilt.
See? Greek yogurt can totally be your friend if you let it. I'm not saying I would take a spoonful of plain, fat-free paste to the face (blech), but I use it in dips and cooking quite a bit. In fact, I have replaced sour cream almost all together. Thanks Uncle Jessie.