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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Starting Water Kefir In Our New Kitchen: Ferment Seasonality

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Do you change your ferments to match the seasons? I do, but I didn’t really think about it too much until we moved off-grid and began to experience a closeness to the elements we never had before. I bake sourdough much more in the fall and winter. Milk kefir is generally a three season thing… 

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Gluten-Free Sourdough Pizza Crust

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This simple pizza crust might be gluten-free but the crust is made much the same way as a wheat-based crust. Mix, knead, spread in pan, bake, and enjoy a delicious gluten-free pizza. Use this fermented gluten-free pizza dough for your next night in.

Three Options for Seed Sprouting Equipment

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Seed sprouting can be an amazingly easy and affective way to incorporate more raw, enzymatic food into your daily routine. Like many things, having the right tool for the job is what streamlines the process into something that is doable on a regular basis. So I like to use sprouting equipment that fits with the… 

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A Closer Look: Organic Brown Rice Koji

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“I get this nearly every week because it is so hard to find except in the internet. I make my own amazake and it has not led me wrong. My only complaint is that it is not sold in larger quantities so I have to get multiple bags!” -Angelia Today we are going to take… 

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