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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Weekly Recap – May 9th Edition

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

New Sprouting Articles and 30% Off Fermented Vegetable Master

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Kombucha Ketchup

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Our family loves this fermented ketchup. When whey is not readily available to use as a culture starter and we’re brewing kombucha, I like to throw together this super simple recipe. It is tangy, lightly spiced, and rich in tomato flavor. I like to use raw honey as the sweetener more often than not and… 

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Lacto-fermented Summer Squash Spears

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Who says pickles have to be made from cucumbers? These yellow spears are just as refreshing and snappy.