A Closer Look: New Zealand Rye Sourdough Starter

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The New Zealand starter has been excellent. I’ve cultured it with barley, rye, and wheat, and made numerous types of breads, pizzas, English muffins, pancakes, and even desserts (like gingerbread, cookies) with it. It has been very adaptable, tolerating a wide range of temperatures (after it was already live). I love how quick it is, as well.

The only thing I’d change in my last review is my review on price – it’s absolutely worth it. At the time, I didn’t appreciate the value of what I was buying, as it was my first starter, and I didn’t realize it could last a lifetime. Of course it’s worth the minimal initial investment! -Kim

Today we are going to take a closer look at the Cultures for Health New Zealand Rye Sourdough Starter.

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Butter Magic, Part 2: Large Batch Butter Making

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Today we are going to talk about making butter in larger quantities. The jar method is fantastic for making a quarter to half a pound of butter. It’s my favorite way to make butter for a special dinner, or if I’m in a hurry and don’t want to wash my food processor. However, if I… 

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Instant Probiotic Smoothie

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Smoothies are a great vehicle for introducing all sorts of probiotic-rich foods into your meals. Most often this comes in the form of a cultured base like yogurt, kefir, or coconut milk kefir, all great, nutrient-dense foods that lend a probiotic punch. But what if you ate the last of your yogurt, haven’t cultured that… 

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Grilled Gluten-Free/Vegan Sourdough Pizza

Making a Gluten-Free Pizza

Hot summer nights are the perfect time for pizza. Fortunately, more pizza shops have gluten-free crust. But delivery is not as likely to be organic, sourdough, or customized to your family’s tastes! The cost can also add up. So how can you make a delicious, healthy dinner without turning on the oven? How about barbecue!

Butter Magic, Part 1: Making Butter in a Jar

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Editor’s Note – Please welcome Stacie to the Cultures for Health blog.  As a cheese expert, she will be contributing content to the blog and helping to answer your cheese questions. We’ve had a couple requests for a step-by-step butter making tutorial, and I think it’s a brilliant idea. Butter is one of the easiest… 

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