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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Weekly Recap – June 13th Edition

blog gathering

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

Remineralizing Toothpaste

diy remineralizing toothpaste

With this recipe, toothpaste goes beyond simply cleaning. While the mineral content of the teeth is largely determined by the mineral content within the body, brushing with added minerals helps to bring these nutrients straight to where they are needed most.

Berry-Flavored Kombucha

strawberry buch

With summer well on its way, I wanted to be sure our family had plenty of hydrating beverages. Water alone is often more harmful than helpful when had exclusively in extreme heat situations so while we drink plenty of the stuff, I also like fermented beverages for their hydrating qualities. I already had water kefir… 

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Cultures for Health Launches 3 New Product Lines!

Essential Oils

We are excited to announce the launch of three brand new product lines: Soap Making, DIY Body Care Products, and Essential Oils.  Now you can get even more of your favorite natural living and healthy lifestyle products from Cultures for Health.  This builds upon the already expanded Sprouting category of products.  What are you waiting… 

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