How to Get More Kefir from Powdered Kefir Starter

It probably goes without saying that I am interested in sustainable food ways. I like nourishing food that we can make over and over again from simple ingredients. I like making things myself and believe that homemade anything is better than store-bought everything. I like to reduce waste in my kitchen and in my landfill.

So you might think that something like a powdered kefir culture wouldn’t make it into my kitchen on a regular basis, at least not when milk kefir grains are available. Right now I actually have both milk kefir grains and powdered milk kefir culture creating quarts and quarts of probiotic goodness. I’ll get to the reasons I’m a fan of this powdered kefir culture in a minute, but first let me tell you something else that I recently figured out.

I’m sure I’m the last person to have thought of this, but just in case I’m not, here’s how I am making way more milk kefir than I initially thought I could get out of a single packet of kefir starter.


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Ginger Tooth Powder

tooth powder

This tooth powder recipe is great for people who don’t care for mint flavor. Ingredients: 2 tablespoon baking soda 1 tablespoon xylitol ½ teaspoons ginger powder ¼ teaspoons sea salt

Gluten-free Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies

gluten-free chocolate chip cookies

Free Sourdough Starter ($12.99 value) shipped with every order placed 12/13/15 to 12/16/15 This gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe is a great way to use discarded starter. Sour the dough until they are as tangy as you like, or make them immediately if you’re in a hurry.

Bottling My Homemade Cider

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Of all the steps involved in home brewing beer or cider, bottling is often the most intimidating part. I certainly experienced a little pre-bottling anxiety myself. However, I have good news! After all was said and done, and my fridge overfloweth with fine cider, bottling really didn’t seem like such a big deal anymore. Sure,… 

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A Closer Look: Kombucha Tea Starter Kit

Kombucha Tea

“I bought this as a gift, and I couldn’t ask for a more quality product! It gave you the tools you needed (minus the sugar and jar, of course) to make your own kombucha exactly as stated. I would highly recommend this product.” -Marie Today we are going to take a closer look at the… 

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