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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A Closer Look: Beer Making Ingredients

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With so many new homebrewing supplies, and many in the beer making category, it is hard to highlight just one.  So instead we will take a broad look at the new list of beer making ingredients offered by Cultures for Health.  These varieties of Mangrove Jack’s Dried Yeast strains offer you some great options.

Cultures for Health Adds New Homebrewing Products!

Homebrewing Intro

We are excited to announce that Cultures for Health has launched a brand new line of homebrewing products and supplies.  For many, making things like yogurt, kefir, cheeses, sourdough, and cultured vegetables is a great DIY way to save money and increase the health benefits of food.  A natural extension of this is to make… 

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The Ingredient that Greatly Improved my Water Kefir: Giving Cultures What They Need


I continuously find that cultures are like so many things: what you get out of them is dependent upon what you put into them. I also find that there are often very different circumstances under which we culture. Where we live, our current temperature, the water we use, and the ingredients we choose all play… 

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What’s New at CFH: DIY Warming Muscle Relief Balm

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For sore, tired muscles, the warming oils in this balm provide soothing relief. A deodorant push up applicator is ideal for this recipe, as it will be much easier to apply on yourself, and you won’t need to get the balm on your hands.