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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DIY Coconut Honey Shampoo

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Making your own shampoo is made so simple when using the Unscented Shampoo & Body Wash Base. My sister and I decided to take a stab at it together, and we were able to customize the essential oils for our own hair needs. Even though we look like we could be twins, we definitely have… 

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A Closer Look – Milk Kefir Grains

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Milk kefir grains are live active cultures consisting of yeast and bacteria existing in a symbiotic relationship. Adding the kefir grains to fresh milk yields a delicious probiotic drink in about 24 hours. Milk kefir can be enjoyed plain, flavored, or used in many recipes, like salad dressing, bread, and ice cream.

Weekly Recap – August 1st Edition

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It’s time for the weekly recap.  Leave your favorite links or ideas in the comments below!

What’s New at CFH: Cleansing Facial Grains

Cleansing Facial Grains

This all natural recipe utilizes many ingredients you may already have in your kitchen to create a gently exfoliating facial cleanser. Slough off dead skin cells for a glowing, fresh complexion!