How to Get More Kefir from Powdered Kefir Starter

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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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Elderberry Water Kefir

Elderberry Drink

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A Closer Look: Body Ecology Starter Culture

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Today we are going to take a closer look at the Body Ecology Starter Culture. Product Highlights Use this starter culture as an alternative to culturing vegetables with salt or whey. Learn more about culturing vegetables with our collection of Cultured Vegetable Expert Advice Articles. Each box contains 6 packets of starter culture. Store extra… 

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Weekly Recap – September 12th Edition

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