I have had some kefir grains for awhile and every now and then, I haul them back out and revive them from the brink of death only to discover again why I stuck them in the fridge and forgot about them. Neither I nor the kids seem to like it. We all like yogurt -- is it possible that no one likes kefir? We are a very healthy family used to eating lots of whole foods, so this puzzles me. I am left wondering if I am doing something wrong. I use raw cow's milk -- does anyone find the taste is better with store milk? I only ask this because I really don't like raw milk yogurt and I've heard it is because sometimes the live organisms already present in the raw milk compete with the cultures in the yogurt.
The other thing that is a problem is the amount of kefir we end up with. I just can't keep up with it if I am making it all the time. I wish it was easier to make just once a week. How do you use it all up? When I try putting it in smoothies, everyone hates them.
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When we made kefir, we used raw milk as well. Never tried it with pasteurized. We used it for our beloved smoothies, biscuits, soaking grains and various other things. Anywhere buttermilk is called for. We never could acquire the taste for drinking it. But could use copious amounts in a smoothie!
Wife of 15 yrs to my high school sweetheart. Homeschooling Mama to a 12 yr old son, 10 and 8 yr old daughters and a mishievous 3 yr old!
I was making kefir with store bought milk when I was pregnant but after I had Lillah, I let the grains die in the fridge. When I got the grains from my midwife she said that it stays good in the fridge for about 2 weeks. So you could make a jar and stick it in the fridge without straining it. When you are ready to use it, you could make a new jar, ferment and then put it in the fridge while you use the other up. Have you tried the KKE? It's super yummy, esp if you add raspberries. My family doesn't drink kefir either.
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lovelea: Hi guys I am back! Oh man I did THM with amazing success then let my self go! I am back to where I started and I need to get back on track!
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htebe: What does JUDD stand for; it was mentioned to a lady who was wondering why she wasn't losing?
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steffanie3: JUDDD has a small mention towards the end of the first book, I think it is a mixing of FP and regular meals by days, but honestly don't recall for sure. It is mentioned for menopausal, stubborn loss mamas.
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singtoangels: So I was just wondering, should I really read up on THM and wait until at least after Thanksgiving or should I try to dive into it now? Those who have stuck with it what do you do?
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htebe: steffanie3 - THAT WOULD BE ME - stubborn, slow losing menopausal
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ww: I posted but wanted to check with y'all before I throw it out... Anyone else make the secret silk pie yet? Mines so beautiful but tastes like soap. Is it the okra or gelatin?
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hsmomof3: Not sure how this page works or where to post my question. I am allergic to oats (I can't have the oat fiber). What would be a suitable substitute? Thank you
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Blessed Beyond Measure: I'm not sure hsmomof3, but you could try asking on the S and E plan general discussion board. More people will read there than down in this shoutbox.
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queen: hsmomof3: I think you can sub psyllium husk powder for the oat fiber
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lunchbox3: Hi Everyone...just a new member from New Zealand...have a few questions which I am sure will be easy to answer for most of you, still very new at this only been on plan for 2 weeks :-)
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queen: Gaelle, I hear you! I have become a champion label reader. You can't even count on things staying safe. Companies are always changing their ingredients.
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queen: hi julie, you can get started now by finding some menus on Pinterest and practicing the fuel separation. Some people lose just by doing that and drinking more water.
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