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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A Closer Look: Salad Sprouts Seed Mix

3 Part Sprouting Seed Mix

Today we are going to take a closer look at the Salad Sprouts Seed Mix.  This seed mix is just one of the many sprouting supplies available on the Cultures for Health website.

Weekly Recap – November 14th Edition

blog gathering

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

What’s New: Delicious Gluten-free Sourdough “Flour” Tortillas

gluten-free tortillas

Thin and flexible with a slight chew and enough surface area to let the fillings shine, these little tortillas are good enough to never miss wheat tortillas again come taco night. The key to soft, pliable tortillas is to place the hot tortillas into a sealable container to “steam” before serving.

Home Dairying: Raw Feta Cheese

Feta Cheese

From the moment I ate my first hunk of mediocre store-bought feta, I was hooked on this tangy, salty cheese. So you can imagine that once I tasted small-batch feta from a local farmer, I was sold for life. It’s one of my favorite additions to salads and is great in omelets or atop pizza…. 

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