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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Chewy Sourdough Italian Bread

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Working with sourdough makes many things possible as a home baker. For one, you get that delicious depth of flavor provided by sourdough that simply cannot be mimicked with commercial yeast. This stems from a longer fermentation and the complex nature of a sourdough starter which holds not only yeast but bacteria and acids as… 

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How to Grow Sandwich and Salad Microgreens

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Once you’ve mastered sprouting seeds, it’s time to advance to growing salad microgreens in your kitchen. Just like sprouting, growing salad greens is simple and requires only minimal equipment. You’ll be surprised at just how easy and inexpensive it is. Most of all, you’ll be amazed at the full flavor of fresh microgreens!

Dark Chocolate and Ginger Sour Cream Fudge

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It’s so sad to me when people pigeonhole sour cream into the savory food category. Sour cream is such a versatile dairy product and I try to incorporate it into as many recipes as I can…

New Sprouting Products!

New Sprouting Products

We are excited to announce the launch of some new sprouting products at Cultures for Health.  We will be showing you more about them over the coming weeks… but for now go and take a look!