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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Warm Blue Cheese Dip

blue cheese dressing

This warm dip is amazing with natural baked corn chips or still-sizzling, coarsely-salted sunchoke or potato chips. You can also spice this recipe up by adding freshly chopped basil or rosemary. It is a great appetizer idea and can be made with sour cream instead of yogurt, for a sharper cultured taste and a richer… 

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Tempeh Soy Curls

Soy Curl Fajitas

If you’ve never experienced the delicacy that is Soy Curls™ , you’re missing out. Quite often I avoid soy that has not been fermented, but the taste and texture of well prepared Soy Curls™ can be exquisite. Created in Oregon, Soy Curls™ are great in many recipes and according to their website they are:

Homebrewing Books: The Beer Edition – A Good Place to Start

Homebrewing Books

Are you wondering how to get started with homebrewing? Check out these new beer, wine, and cider making books at Cultures for Health.  Today we will take a look at two beer making books.

Weekly Recap – November 7th Edition

blog gathering

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