Mantwo (Afghan Beef Ravioli with Split Peas and Yogurt Sauce) +CHOBANI GIVEAWAY!

Read ’till the end to learn how you can win free Chobani yogurt!

I’m gonna let you on to a little secret. There’s a little sumthin’ sumthin’ I can’t go a day without. Well, a few things actually, but today I’m going to focus on just one. Yogurt. Chobani Greek yogurt, to be exact. Whether it’s one of their all-natural fruit-flavored cups like blueberry, strawberry, or peach, or plain yogurt with fresh fruit mixed in, not a day goes by that I don’t get my mid-morning protein fix with a luscious bowl of creamy Chobani yogurt. In fact, my Chobani moment is something I always look forward to.

Why Chobani Greek yogurt, exactly? Well, I just hinted at a couple of my reasons. First of all, protein! Each 6-ounce serving of nonfat fruit-flavored Chobani has 14 grams of protein – that’s a heck of lot more than the other leading light and fat-free yogurt brands (and the Chobani plain nonfat yogurt has even more protein per serving.) Secondly, those “other leading light and fat-free yogurt brands” are often full of artificial ingredients and fillers, while Chobani is completely natural. There are just a few ingredients, I can read them all, and none of them make me wonder, “what’s that doing in my yogurt?” Finally, Chobani is a great value. The 6-ounce cups are often on sale for $1 each, though I usually buy in bulk at the wholesale club for each cheaper. The clubs also have a great deal on the tubs of Chobani nonfat plain yogurt, so whenever our weekly meal plan includes a recipe that uses yogurt, I buy that instead of the cups. I also buy some fresh berries to add to the plain yogurt for my morning snack.

Just what kind of recipes do I like to make with plain nonfat Greek yogurt? Tons! My Haddock with Feta-Yogurt Sauce and Avocado-Baked Mahi are just a couple of our favorites.

And it’s no secret that yogurt is quite common in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern savory cuisine. In fact, when we traveled to Greece this summer, it’s safe to say we ate yogurt every day – and not just for breakfast. Plain yogurt is sometimes used for a tangy condiment like sour cream, to balance out spicy flavors, but it’s often mixed with garlic or fresh herbs to add an extra punch of flavor to meats and vegetables.

When the opportunity arose to work with Chobani as their featured blogger this week, I wanted to highlight a dish from a cuisine that traditionally uses plenty of yogurt but is less familiar to most Americans, and that is Afghan cuisine.
Afghan restaurants seem to me few and far between, and the dishes have not made their way into mainstream American fare like other Middle Eastern specialties such as hummus, falafel, and tabbouleh. This is a disappoint to me, since the food at the Afghan restaurant I’ve visited is well worth an hour drive (yep, that’s how far away it is!) Because I wish you could all have a taste of Afghan food, I decided to make some myself. I also wanted to share it with my husband, who has not had the good fortune to visit this particular restaurant with me (both times have been with other family and friends.) Here’s a hidden entry option – just to see who’s actually reading and who’s just here for the free stuff! Leave a comment telling me whether you’ve tried Afghan food and what you think of it! Or just tell me about your favorite ethnic food :)

Mantwo are a type of Afghan ravioli filled with a spiced beef mixture and topped with a garlicky yogurt sauce, yellow lentils, and more of the beef filling. The combination, which is flavored with cumin, coriander, and a little crushed red pepper, might not seem intuitive, but it actually works quite well. Just ask my husband, who couldn’t wait to eat the leftovers for lunch the next day (that’s always a sign of a good meal, right?) The recipe is a bit time-consuming, though not difficult at all, and won’t require any hard-to-find ingredients. I even went all out and purchased actual, real, all-natural beef instead of my usual turkey replacement, and it was completely worth it – as was every moment spent putting together this unique and delicious dish for you.

If you’ve read this far, I thank you, because I know your time is precious. But today, I promise you’ve made a good decision, because there’s a giveaway involved. Chobani is giving one of you a chance to win free yogurt, and if you can read just a little bit more, you’ll find out exactly how.


Mantwo (Afgahn Beef Ravioli with Split Peas and Yogurt Sauce)
Adapted from Allrecipes.com
Printable Recipe

3/4 cup (6oz) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint leaves
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
salt, to taste

1lb ground beef, 90% lean
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 carrot, grated and finely chopped
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup water
32 wonton wrappers
1 tablespoon tomato paste
pinch of crushed red pepper
1/4 cup water

1/2 cup (90gm) dried yellow split peas
pinch of crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cups water

Stir together the yogurt, mint and garlic. Set aside in refrigerator.

In a large skillet, cook the beef and onions over medium high heat, crumbling the meat with a wooden spoon, until browned. Drain fat. Stir in the grated carrots, salt, pepper, 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander, and 1/2 teaspoon cumin. Add 1 cup water, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, uncovered, until water evaporates. Allow beef mixture to cool.

Place yellow split peas, crushed red pepper, 1 teaspoon coriander, 1/4 teaspoon cumin, chicken broth, and 1 1/2 cups water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer partially covered over medium-low heat, for about 45 minutes, or until lentils are cooked down into a thick, slurry-like mixture.

Meanwhile, place one wonton wrapper on a flat surface, and spoon 1 heaping teaspoon of the beef mixture into the center. Wet fingertip with water and trace around the edge of the wrapper to moisten. Place a second wrapper on top, pressing to seal the two together, and folding the edges upward and in to form a round dumpling. Repeat with remaining wonton wrappers. Place all of the wontons in a steamer basket or bamboo steamer set over simmering water, and steam for 40 minutes.

To the remaining beef mixture in the skillet, add the tomato paste, crushed red pepper, and 1/4 cup water. Simmer over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, until liquid is evaporated.

To serve, divide the ravioli among four plates. Top with the yogurt sauce. Spoon some of the pea mixture and the ground beef on top of the ravioli, and garnish with fresh mint.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 454.9
Total Fat: 9.0 g
Cholesterol: 82.8 mg
Sodium: 510.7 mg
Total Carbs: 55.8 g
Dietary Fiber: 8.8 g
Protein: 35.2 g

Giveaway rules:

The giveaway will run until Monday, February 14th at 12am (in other words, Sunday night!) A winner will be chosen at random and posted on Monday.

The winner will receive a case of Chobani’s newest flavors: Black Cherry, Lemon, and Mango.

To enter, simply leave a comment* on this post. If you like, talk to me about yogurt. Have you tried Chobani? What is your favorite flavor of yogurt? Do you have a favorite recipe using yogurt?

For additional entries, do any or all of the following, and leave a separate comment to let me know about each one:

- “Like” Cara’s Cravings on Facebook (or let me know that you already do!)
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- Mention this giveaway on Facebook, with a link to this post.
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Good luck!

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179 Responses to “Mantwo (Afghan Beef Ravioli with Split Peas and Yogurt Sauce) +CHOBANI GIVEAWAY!”

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    Melissa — February 9, 2011 @ 2:50 pm Reply

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    amanda — February 9, 2011 @ 2:55 pm Reply

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    DC2ALB — February 9, 2011 @ 2:58 pm Reply

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    Ash — February 9, 2011 @ 3:07 pm Reply

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    A. Rivera — February 9, 2011 @ 3:35 pm Reply

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    Carmen — February 9, 2011 @ 3:38 pm Reply

    I haven't tried Chobani, but I'd like to. My favorite Greek yogurt is Fage 2%, completely plain. I eat it just like that – sometimes with some chopped almonds but usually on its own. I also use plain Greek yogurt in place of mayo in things like tuna fish and cole slaw.

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    Carolyn Svirsky — February 9, 2011 @ 3:40 pm Reply

    I love Chobani! The pomegranate flavor is my favorite!The mantwo recipe looks delicious!

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    Lucy — February 9, 2011 @ 3:41 pm Reply

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    Lawyer Loves Lunch — February 9, 2011 @ 3:44 pm Reply

    These look delicious! I've had them at my local Afghan restaurant but never even contemplated making 'em at home. Thanks for the suggestion and the recipe! :)

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    Dawn Hutchins — February 9, 2011 @ 3:52 pm Reply

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    Anna — February 9, 2011 @ 3:53 pm Reply

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    Anna — February 9, 2011 @ 3:59 pm Reply

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    Iamkmondo — February 9, 2011 @ 4:25 pm Reply

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    kedkitchensrock — February 9, 2011 @ 4:31 pm Reply

    I absolutely love Afghan food and cannot wait to try this recipe. Thanks Cara!I am also going to hunt for this yogurt…not sure if I can find it in Canada, but it sounds delish!

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    Amy — February 9, 2011 @ 4:44 pm Reply

    I love the honey Chobani with grapes for my afternoon snack. Also any flavor makes a great grab and go beakfast along with fruit and a string cheese or with a hard-boiled egg and a Dr. Kracker. I've stopped buying sour cream because the plain Greek yogurt is almost indistinguishable in taste and texture.

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    Lindsay — February 10, 2011 @ 7:01 am Reply

    I've never had afghan food! Sounds delicious and exciting! (yes, I read the whole post!) :)

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    Lindsay — February 10, 2011 @ 7:02 am Reply

    I've never tried Chobani yogurt! I doubt it's available around where I live! This meal looks delicious!

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    Annie — February 10, 2011 @ 11:52 am Reply

    raspberry chobani is my favorite! too bad it seems unpopular- it's hard to find!

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    Katie — February 10, 2011 @ 2:07 pm Reply

    I eat yogurt every day. I wish my budget would allow for Greek yogurt every day but it's a splurge item!

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    Bethenney — February 10, 2011 @ 2:11 pm Reply

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    Thea Sobers Charles — February 10, 2011 @ 2:17 pm Reply

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    Debbie — February 10, 2011 @ 2:35 pm Reply

    I don't think I've ever tried Afghan food, though I'm not positive, I try a lot of different cuisines. I think my favorite is Thai.

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    Melissa@IWasBornToCook — February 10, 2011 @ 2:37 pm Reply

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    Debbie — February 10, 2011 @ 2:39 pm Reply

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    Catherine — February 10, 2011 @ 2:40 pm Reply

    I've had Afghan food once, there's an afghan restaurant in my parents' town. Unfortunately, I don't remember the specifics, aside from it being delicious and I devoured the entire dish.I also love chobani, I have it for lunch almost every day. So far I love the pineapple and pomegranate ones.

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    Nicole, RD — February 10, 2011 @ 2:47 pm Reply

    I love Chobani! Especially the 2% plain and pineapple flavors. Greek yogurt, mmmm! Great giveaway!

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    Jaime — February 10, 2011 @ 2:47 pm Reply

    I buy the plain nonfat. Haven't gotten into eating any of the flavors on their own, but I love using the plain nonfat in dips and sauces to radically cut the fat and calories, but absolutely none of the flavor.

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    Jacqueline Adelson — February 10, 2011 @ 2:53 pm Reply

    You're intriguing me to try Afghan food. I never have before! I do however LOVE me some Mediterannean cuisine- which is great to use Chobani for sauces. It is great for things like Tzaziki sauce !

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    kiramay — February 10, 2011 @ 2:54 pm Reply

    I have not tried Afghan food before, but it sounds very interesting!

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    Jordi — February 10, 2011 @ 2:54 pm Reply

    I am so glad that chobani sponsored you in this giveaway, because i would not have known about your blog had they not. The recipes on here are fabulous! As for yogurt, chobani is my lover. I just recently tried the pineapple and it is my new favorite!

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    Raina — February 10, 2011 @ 2:54 pm Reply

    Great recipe, wonderful flavors, and I love the use of wonton wrappers. I have never had Afghan food but love many types of ethnic foods. Love, love Chobani. I have one just about every day. My favorite is honey:)

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    Jordi — February 10, 2011 @ 2:56 pm Reply

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    Jordi — February 10, 2011 @ 2:56 pm Reply

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    manda — February 10, 2011 @ 3:05 pm Reply

    i have NEVER tried Afghan food but i would! i'll try anything once! i have tried Chobani and i really like it! i have only had traditional flavors so far, though. Strawberry, blueberry, etc. Mango sounds delish!! I haven't cooked with yogurt before so maybe i should try your dish :)

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    manda — February 10, 2011 @ 3:07 pm Reply

    i "like" you on facebook, now!!

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    Samantha — February 10, 2011 @ 3:22 pm Reply

    I have never been to an Afghan restaurant, but my hubby and I have made several Afghan recipes at home and they've all been wonderful! This Mantwo looks amazing, thanks for posting Cara! And BTW, I'm totally w/ you on the Chobani, they have the BEST greek yogurt out there :)

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    Katie — February 10, 2011 @ 3:37 pm Reply

    Never tried chobani, but the lemon sounds yummy!

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    Katrina — February 10, 2011 @ 3:44 pm Reply

    No, I've never had Afghan food but I'd love to try the Mantwo you blogged! My favorite way to eat Chobani is as a dessert. Usually with the blueberry or pomegranate – I then add a T of unsweetened cocoa powder and mix. So delicious and a lot healthier than a cup of ice cream!

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    Kelsey — February 10, 2011 @ 3:46 pm Reply

    What a great giveaway, Cara! I love using plain Greek yogurt for creamy sauces or as a substitute for sour cream. I love eating the plain flavors as is, with a bit of granola, or with a few bittersweet chocolate chips for dessert.

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    Bessbla — February 10, 2011 @ 3:57 pm Reply

    I have not had Afghan food though I did try hummus. There was a flavored one from Trader Joes that I had at my sister in laws house that was great with carrots.I would love to try Chobani since I love yogurt, but have not taken the step to greek yogurt yet.

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    Howie at Sky Pulse Media — February 10, 2011 @ 3:58 pm Reply

    FIrst off I LOVE Afghan food. There is a place called the Khyber Pass in NYC on St Marks that I can't get enough off. I can not wait to try this recipe it looks delicious. My favorite Chobani had been Pomegranate but now it is Black Cherry. I actually made a leek and onion dip for the superbowl using plain Chobani. See ya Sour Cream!

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    Tara — February 10, 2011 @ 4:05 pm Reply

    I've never tried Afghan food. I love chobani though and would love to try the new flavors! I haven't seen them in store yet.

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    Tara — February 10, 2011 @ 4:06 pm Reply

    I already like you on FB!

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    Tara — February 10, 2011 @ 4:07 pm Reply

    I Like Chobani on Facebook too!

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    susan — February 10, 2011 @ 4:11 pm Reply

    I love Chobani. My favorite recipe using yogurt is the Barefoot Contessa's lemon yogurt pound cake. And, no, I have never tried Afghan food.

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    Lauren — February 10, 2011 @ 4:25 pm Reply

    My favorite flavor is the pineapple chobani. My favorite overnight oats has the pineapple chobani, banana, and coconut. Yum!

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    Lauren — February 10, 2011 @ 4:27 pm Reply

    Just liked Cara's Craving on Facebook.

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    Danielle — February 11, 2011 @ 2:22 pm Reply

    I've never tried Afghan food, but this looks really good. Similar to Indian, perhaps, so then I'm definitely bound to like!

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    Danielle — February 11, 2011 @ 2:23 pm Reply

    I love love love Chobani yogurt. Plain is the best in my opinion, with just a bit of granola for crunch.

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    Debbie — February 12, 2011 @ 11:16 pm Reply

    I just tried Chobani for the first time and I really liked it! I love strawberry!!

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    SB — February 13, 2011 @ 4:30 pm Reply

    And I like Chobani on Facebook :)

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    Sayed A Shah — February 14, 2011 @ 2:51 am Reply

    Amber, Afghan food has many many vegetarian dishes, and especially vegetarian dumplings! A definitive afghan dish is aushak, steamed scallion dumplings layered over minty yogurt. Mantoo is traditionally meat-filled, but here is one vegetarian version you can try. Please tell me how you like it. http://bamiyan.com/afghan-recipes/cooking/mantoo-e-moshS. A. Shah, ProprietorBamiyan Afghan Restaurant358 Third Avenue (at 26th St)New York, New York 10016Reservations: 212-481-3232http://www.bamiyan.com

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    Cara — February 14, 2011 @ 3:20 am Reply

    Sayed, thank you so much for finding my blog and providing informative answers to my readers' questions. I really appreciate it. Hope to enjoy some Afghan cuisine in your restaurant next time I am in NYC.

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    Cynthiashoe — February 14, 2011 @ 4:35 am Reply

    Hi Cara! I like you on Facebook!

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    Cynthiashoe — February 14, 2011 @ 4:37 am Reply

    Hi again! I love Afghan food. I like most Middle Eastern dishes but am still learning how to cook them. I finally feel comfortable enough with Indian food that I am excited to work my way through another region!

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    Cynthiashoe — February 14, 2011 @ 4:40 am Reply

    And Lastly – I love substituting greek yogurt in for recipes and always have a few tubs of it in my fridge! I like the Chobani yogurt and have enjoyed their strawberry flavor and their plain the most!

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    Lindsay — March 27, 2011 @ 3:07 am Reply

    I've never tried Chobani yogurt! I doubt it's available around where I live! This meal looks delicious!

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    Anna — March 27, 2011 @ 3:07 am Reply

    I tweeted!! And I follow Chobani as well on Twitterhttp://mobile.twitter.com/missle/status/35366032424042496(I also like Chobani on facebook but I am deactivated right now from FB)

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    Anna — March 27, 2011 @ 3:07 am Reply

    I love love love Chobani!! I've gotten more people "hooked" on it! I buy and give to those who never tried and they love me for their new addiction! The dairy man at Winn Dixie thinks I work for the company because I will tell strangers in the yogurt area that they MUST try this yogurt! The recipe looks great! I love to coat chicken in the nonfat plain yogurt and bake.

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    Evedal06 — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    I just liked Chobani on Facebook

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    Nicole, RD — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    I love Chobani! Especially the 2% plain and pineapple flavors. Greek yogurt, mmmm! Great giveaway!

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    Evedal06 — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    I just liked Cara's Cravings on Facebook.

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    Jaime — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    I buy the plain nonfat. Haven't gotten into eating any of the flavors on their own, but I love using the plain nonfat in dips and sauces to radically cut the fat and calories, but absolutely none of the flavor.

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    kiramay — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    I have not tried Afghan food before, but it sounds very interesting!

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    Jordi — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    I am so glad that chobani sponsored you in this giveaway, because i would not have known about your blog had they not. The recipes on here are fabulous! As for yogurt, chobani is my lover. I just recently tried the pineapple and it is my new favorite!

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    Raina — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    Great recipe, wonderful flavors, and I love the use of wonton wrappers. I have never had Afghan food but love many types of ethnic foods. Love, love Chobani. I have one just about every day. My favorite is honey:)

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    Jordi — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    i like cara's cravings on facebook! :)eternity_loves_you[at]hotmail.com

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    Jordi — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    i like cara's cravings on facebook! :)eternity_loves_you[at]hotmail.com

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    Jordi — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    i like chobani on facebook! eternity_loves_you[at]hotmail.com

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    Jordi — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    facebooked it! eternity_loves_you[at]hotmail.com

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    Jordi — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    tweeted it!@fru1t55eternity_loves_you[at]hotmail.com

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    manda — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    i have NEVER tried Afghan food but i would! i'll try anything once! i have tried Chobani and i really like it! i have only had traditional flavors so far, though. Strawberry, blueberry, etc. Mango sounds delish!! I haven't cooked with yogurt before so maybe i should try your dish :)

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    manda — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    i have NEVER tried Afghan food but i would! i'll try anything once! i have tried Chobani and i really like it! i have only had traditional flavors so far, though. Strawberry, blueberry, etc. Mango sounds delish!! I haven't cooked with yogurt before so maybe i should try your dish :)

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    manda — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    i "like" you on facebook, now!!

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    manda — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    i "like" you on facebook, now!!

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    Samantha — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    I have never been to an Afghan restaurant, but my hubby and I have made several Afghan recipes at home and they've all been wonderful! This Mantwo looks amazing, thanks for posting Cara! And BTW, I'm totally w/ you on the Chobani, they have the BEST greek yogurt out there :)

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    Katie — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    Never tried chobani, but the lemon sounds yummy!

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    Katrina — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    No, I've never had Afghan food but I'd love to try the Mantwo you blogged! My favorite way to eat Chobani is as a dessert. Usually with the blueberry or pomegranate – I then add a T of unsweetened cocoa powder and mix. So delicious and a lot healthier than a cup of ice cream!

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    Kelsey — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    What a great giveaway, Cara! I love using plain Greek yogurt for creamy sauces or as a substitute for sour cream. I love eating the plain flavors as is, with a bit of granola, or with a few bittersweet chocolate chips for dessert.

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    Bessbla — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    I have not had Afghan food though I did try hummus. There was a flavored one from Trader Joes that I had at my sister in laws house that was great with carrots.I would love to try Chobani since I love yogurt, but have not taken the step to greek yogurt yet.

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    Howie at Sky Pulse Media — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    FIrst off I LOVE Afghan food. There is a place called the Khyber Pass in NYC on St Marks that I can't get enough off. I can not wait to try this recipe it looks delicious. My favorite Chobani had been Pomegranate but now it is Black Cherry. I actually made a leek and onion dip for the superbowl using plain Chobani. See ya Sour Cream!

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    Howie at Sky Pulse Media — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    FIrst off I LOVE Afghan food. There is a place called the Khyber Pass in NYC on St Marks that I can't get enough off. I can not wait to try this recipe it looks delicious. My favorite Chobani had been Pomegranate but now it is Black Cherry. I actually made a leek and onion dip for the superbowl using plain Chobani. See ya Sour Cream!

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    Tara — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    I've never tried Afghan food. I love chobani though and would love to try the new flavors! I haven't seen them in store yet.

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    Tara — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    I already like you on FB!

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    Tara — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    I Like Chobani on Facebook too!

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    susan — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    I love Chobani. My favorite recipe using yogurt is the Barefoot Contessa's lemon yogurt pound cake. And, no, I have never tried Afghan food.

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    Lauren — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    My favorite flavor is the pineapple chobani. My favorite overnight oats has the pineapple chobani, banana, and coconut. Yum!

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    Lauren — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    Just liked Cara's Craving on Facebook.

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    Lauren — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    And liked Chobani…

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    Theusakiwi — March 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm Reply

    I haven't tried Chobani – but tried finding it in Sam's Club yesterday. Told another lady who was looking for it about your blog. LOL. She said she'd check it out. Classic.

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    Cynthiashoe — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    And Lastly – I love substituting greek yogurt in for recipes and always have a few tubs of it in my fridge! I like the Chobani yogurt and have enjoyed their strawberry flavor and their plain the most!

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    Cynthiashoe — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    Hi again! I love Afghan food. I like most Middle Eastern dishes but am still learning how to cook them. I finally feel comfortable enough with Indian food that I am excited to work my way through another region!

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    Sayed A Shah — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    Amber, Afghan food has many many vegetarian dishes, and especially vegetarian dumplings! A definitive afghan dish is aushak, steamed scallion dumplings layered over minty yogurt. Mantoo is traditionally meat-filled, but here is one vegetarian version you can try. Please tell me how you like it. http://bamiyan.com/afghan-recipes/cooking/mantoo-e-moshS. A. Shah, ProprietorBamiyan Afghan Restaurant358 Third Avenue (at 26th St)New York, New York 10016Reservations: 212-481-3232http://www.bamiyan.com

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    SB — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    And I like Chobani on Facebook :)

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    Danielle — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    I love love love Chobani yogurt. Plain is the best in my opinion, with just a bit of granola for crunch.

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    Lauren — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    My favorite flavor is the pineapple chobani. My favorite overnight oats has the pineapple chobani, banana, and coconut. Yum!

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    Howie at Sky Pulse Media — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    FIrst off I LOVE Afghan food. There is a place called the Khyber Pass in NYC on St Marks that I can't get enough off. I can not wait to try this recipe it looks delicious. My favorite Chobani had been Pomegranate but now it is Black Cherry. I actually made a leek and onion dip for the superbowl using plain Chobani. See ya Sour Cream!

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    Bessbla — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    I have not had Afghan food though I did try hummus. There was a flavored one from Trader Joes that I had at my sister in laws house that was great with carrots.I would love to try Chobani since I love yogurt, but have not taken the step to greek yogurt yet.

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    Katie — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    Never tried chobani, but the lemon sounds yummy!

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    Samantha — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    I have never been to an Afghan restaurant, but my hubby and I have made several Afghan recipes at home and they've all been wonderful! This Mantwo looks amazing, thanks for posting Cara! And BTW, I'm totally w/ you on the Chobani, they have the BEST greek yogurt out there :)

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    Jordi — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    tweeted it!@fru1t55eternity_loves_you[at]hotmail.com

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    Jordi — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    i like cara's cravings on facebook! :)eternity_loves_you[at]hotmail.com

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    Jordi — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    I am so glad that chobani sponsored you in this giveaway, because i would not have known about your blog had they not. The recipes on here are fabulous! As for yogurt, chobani is my lover. I just recently tried the pineapple and it is my new favorite!

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    kiramay — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    I have not tried Afghan food before, but it sounds very interesting!

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    Jacqueline Adelson — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    You're intriguing me to try Afghan food. I never have before! I do however LOVE me some Mediterannean cuisine- which is great to use Chobani for sauces. It is great for things like Tzaziki sauce !

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    Evedal06 — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    I just liked Chobani on Facebook

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    Melissa@IWasBornToCook — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    I like you on FB!

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    Melissa@IWasBornToCook — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    I love Chobani, especially their pomegranate flavor.

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    Thea Sobers Charles — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    I love Chobani! The peach flavor is my favorite. I love your blog too! and I like you on Facebook too

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    Annie — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    raspberry chobani is my favorite! too bad it seems unpopular- it's hard to find!

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    kedkitchensrock — March 29, 2011 @ 2:03 am Reply

    I absolutely love Afghan food and cannot wait to try this recipe. Thanks Cara!I am also going to hunt for this yogurt…not sure if I can find it in Canada, but it sounds delish!

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    Iamkmondo — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    I too, can't go a day with out my cho! Just this past weekend, I used it to make a blue cheese dip to go with buffalo chicken for the superbowl. Super delicious! I am in the process of losing weight and Chobani has been my secret weapon ;-)

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    Sarah R — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    And I've tweeted as well (@skr207).

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    Sarah R — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    I "like" Chobani on facebook too!

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    Lauren — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    I also like chobani on fb!

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    Sayed A Shah — April 5, 2011 @ 1:13 am Reply

    Amber, Afghan food has many many vegetarian dishes, and especially vegetarian dumplings! A definitive afghan dish is aushak, steamed scallion dumplings layered over minty yogurt. Mantoo is traditionally meat-filled, but here is one vegetarian version you can try. Please tell me how you like it. http://bamiyan.com/afghan-recipes/cooking/mantoo-e-moshS. A. Shah, ProprietorBamiyan Afghan Restaurant358 Third Avenue (at 26th St)New York, New York 10016Reservations: 212-481-3232http://www.bamiyan.com

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    Tara — April 5, 2011 @ 1:13 am Reply

    I Like Chobani on Facebook too!

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    Howie at Sky Pulse Media — April 5, 2011 @ 1:13 am Reply

    FIrst off I LOVE Afghan food. There is a place called the Khyber Pass in NYC on St Marks that I can't get enough off. I can not wait to try this recipe it looks delicious. My favorite Chobani had been Pomegranate but now it is Black Cherry. I actually made a leek and onion dip for the superbowl using plain Chobani. See ya Sour Cream!

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    Kelsey — April 5, 2011 @ 1:13 am Reply

    What a great giveaway, Cara! I love using plain Greek yogurt for creamy sauces or as a substitute for sour cream. I love eating the plain flavors as is, with a bit of granola, or with a few bittersweet chocolate chips for dessert.

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    manda — April 5, 2011 @ 1:13 am Reply

    i "like" you on facebook, now!!

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    Jordi — April 5, 2011 @ 1:13 am Reply

    tweeted it!@fru1t55eternity_loves_you[at]hotmail.com

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    Jordi — April 5, 2011 @ 1:13 am Reply

    i like cara's cravings on facebook! :)eternity_loves_you[at]hotmail.com

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    Jaime — April 5, 2011 @ 1:13 am Reply

    I buy the plain nonfat. Haven't gotten into eating any of the flavors on their own, but I love using the plain nonfat in dips and sauces to radically cut the fat and calories, but absolutely none of the flavor.

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    Nicole, RD — April 5, 2011 @ 1:13 am Reply

    I love Chobani! Especially the 2% plain and pineapple flavors. Greek yogurt, mmmm! Great giveaway!

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    Anna — April 5, 2011 @ 1:13 am Reply

    I love love love Chobani!! I've gotten more people "hooked" on it! I buy and give to those who never tried and they love me for their new addiction! The dairy man at Winn Dixie thinks I work for the company because I will tell strangers in the yogurt area that they MUST try this yogurt! The recipe looks great! I love to coat chicken in the nonfat plain yogurt and bake.

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    Lindsay — April 5, 2011 @ 1:13 am Reply

    I've never tried Chobani yogurt! I doubt it's available around where I live! This meal looks delicious!

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    Cynthiashoe — April 5, 2011 @ 1:13 am Reply

    And Lastly – I love substituting greek yogurt in for recipes and always have a few tubs of it in my fridge! I like the Chobani yogurt and have enjoyed their strawberry flavor and their plain the most!

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    Cynthiashoe — April 5, 2011 @ 1:13 am Reply

    Hi Cara! I like you on Facebook!

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    Danielle — April 5, 2011 @ 1:13 am Reply

    I've never tried Afghan food, but this looks really good. Similar to Indian, perhaps, so then I'm definitely bound to like!

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    Lauren — April 5, 2011 @ 1:13 am Reply

    My favorite flavor is the pineapple chobani. My favorite overnight oats has the pineapple chobani, banana, and coconut. Yum!

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    Tara — April 5, 2011 @ 1:13 am Reply

    I Like Chobani on Facebook too!

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    Kelsey — April 5, 2011 @ 1:13 am Reply

    What a great giveaway, Cara! I love using plain Greek yogurt for creamy sauces or as a substitute for sour cream. I love eating the plain flavors as is, with a bit of granola, or with a few bittersweet chocolate chips for dessert.

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    Samantha — April 5, 2011 @ 1:13 am Reply

    I have never been to an Afghan restaurant, but my hubby and I have made several Afghan recipes at home and they've all been wonderful! This Mantwo looks amazing, thanks for posting Cara! And BTW, I'm totally w/ you on the Chobani, they have the BEST greek yogurt out there :)

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    manda — April 5, 2011 @ 1:13 am Reply

    i have NEVER tried Afghan food but i would! i'll try anything once! i have tried Chobani and i really like it! i have only had traditional flavors so far, though. Strawberry, blueberry, etc. Mango sounds delish!! I haven't cooked with yogurt before so maybe i should try your dish :)

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    Jordi — April 5, 2011 @ 1:13 am Reply

    i like cara's cravings on facebook! :)eternity_loves_you[at]hotmail.com

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    kiramay — April 5, 2011 @ 1:13 am Reply

    I have not tried Afghan food before, but it sounds very interesting!

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    Kathryn — January 11, 2012 @ 3:42 pm Reply

    Wow, that looks wonderful. I may just have to breakdown and make some gluten free wonton wrappers so I can enjoy this meal. =D

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