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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stacylynn: Grocery Outlet had Truvia for $2.99/80 packets, so if you have a G.O. near you - check it out!
Sept 20, 2014 12:13:25 GMT -5
stacylynn: Gramto9: what groups are you referring?
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steffanie3: There are facebook groups, on here there a few threads of mamas that are grandmas, more to lose, international, but mostly it is by topic
Sept 21, 2014 20:56:44 GMT -5
steffanie3: That is a great price stacylynn, I heart Grocery Outlet
Sept 21, 2014 20:57:25 GMT -5
stacylynn: I agree, Steffanie, on both thoughts!
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auntyb: I am from Calgary! Hello TH Mamas in Canada
Sept 25, 2014 11:43:14 GMT -5
missyhi: Looking for pumpkin spice fuel pull cookies, made them last week and now I can't find the recipe thanks!
Sept 25, 2014 12:27:05 GMT -5
steffanie3: Hmm, I haven't seen it missyhi, I will look a bit though because that sounds great Can you type it in your address bar on your computer? Sometimes when I start typing it will remember titles on sites I have been on and be enough to pull it up.
Sept 29, 2014 16:08:13 GMT -5
steffanie3: Found some, are these it? http://www.pinterest.com/pin/345580971378137381/
Sept 29, 2014 16:14:55 GMT -5
jinay: I've noticed some of the ladies have a small scale at the bottom of their posts tracking their progress. Where can I find this to add to my profile?
Oct 1, 2014 8:54:46 GMT -5
steffanie3: I think it is called Lily Pie, if you look at them it should say in the corner or search for "weightloss tickers"
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justbeachy6: I got mine at Lily Slim. You go to there sight and create a customized "ticker". Then they give you a bunch of links--one of which will work for this forum--I don't remember which one it was, but it took me a few tries. Copy the link then come...
Oct 9, 2014 14:46:53 GMT -5
justbeachy6: ..back here and under profile--choose edit profile--select "personal" tab--paste the link into the box that says signature. Go back out of there and see if it worked--if it's not the picture of the ticker then go...
Oct 9, 2014 14:48:37 GMT -5
justbeachy6: ..back to Lily Slim and copy a different link and try again until you find the right one.
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missyhi: Thank you so much Stephanie3 these are the pumpkin cookies I was looking for!!
Oct 13, 2014 18:29:13 GMT -5
missyhi: Thanks so much Stephanie3 for finding the pumpkin cookies!!:)
Oct 13, 2014 18:30:29 GMT -5
steffanie3: You are welcome, I still need to try them
Oct 14, 2014 6:27:32 GMT -5
sophia: OMW!!! The new THM protein powder is amazing!! I love it! You know what's also amazing (besides the taste)? There is only 1 ingredient on the label... not like 50 that I've never heard of! lol
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