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!
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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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crazyabt6: Hi! so excited to be here! Have a question about the country biscuit: I tried making it E-style with just the egg whites and it was a flop! I followed the recipe to a 'T' not sure what I did wrong..... Help? :/
Mar 4, 2015 19:49:32 GMT -5
payeville: Is green pea flour on plan? Does anybody know the answer please. Thank you.
Mar 9, 2015 18:55:23 GMT -5
amys: So glad that I found this forum! It is going to be very helpful.
Mar 9, 2015 19:04:09 GMT -5
daisymae27: i made the mayonnaise in the book, and I really don't like the taste. It leaves such a bitter aftertaste. Any suggestions on how to tweak it to taste better? If not, is there any acceptable ready- made brand?
Mar 9, 2015 19:42:39 GMT -5
steffanie3: daisymae27, it is probably the olive oil I like it i something strong as is like a curry chicken salad, but for everyday MCT for the olive or part of it appeals more, avocado or a light olive oil too
Mar 10, 2015 14:25:12 GMT -5
steffanie3: Green pea flour could be used in an E setting, if you have a specific recipe asking in above forum we could give it a look payeville
Mar 10, 2015 14:26:43 GMT -5
steffanie3: crazyabt6, did you use the homemade flour called for in making in the first step?
Mar 10, 2015 14:28:21 GMT -5
steffanie3: gram42can, nope Cheerios would be a no go on THM
Mar 10, 2015 14:29:07 GMT -5
steffanie3: perla, I don't have those, but if you post ingredients in a post above we could take a look or other mamas might spot it that do have it. The chatbox questions are easy to miss because they can scroll by without mamas seeing them
Mar 10, 2015 14:30:27 GMT -5
steffanie3: Menu Monday May 9th is up http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/thread/3333/menu-mondays-march-9th
Mar 10, 2015 15:00:22 GMT -5
solagratia: I'm new and not sure how this this works...new to THM too and have a question. Appreciate any help I can get.
Mar 16, 2015 2:19:18 GMT -5
solagratia: I've been doing THM about 2 weeks and I'm starting to loose a bit of wieght but my breath has become strange. I can't smell it but my husband says it's a bit metallic and quite strongly ammonia-like in its smell.
Mar 16, 2015 2:20:04 GMT -5
solagratia: We're concerned since I am nursing our 11 month old. I've had this happen before when I've tried to loose weight while still nursing. But years ago (before my childbearing and nursing days) I lost weight when needed without this side affect.
Mar 16, 2015 2:22:19 GMT -5
solagratia: My mild supply seems fine, but we are concerned about how this could affect the baby or if something is wrong with me. Any thoughts anyone? Thanks
Mar 16, 2015 2:23:11 GMT -5
steffanie3: solagratia, it sounds like you are in ketosis are you mixing up your fuels well? If you would like you can post a few days menus in a thread above and the ladies are great about helping make suggestions
Mar 16, 2015 17:24:46 GMT -5
Dutchi: Is there a limit for how much almond milk you can use in a meal...any category? For example...can I use 1.5 cups of almond milk in a smoothie with whey and berries and still have it be a FP? I find the ice waters down the flavour too much for my liking.
Mar 17, 2015 12:36:37 GMT -5
Dutchi: I bought some whey powder at the bulk food store. Most recipes call for 1 scoop. Can you tell what 1 scoop would equal...1 tablespoon...2 tablespoons?
Mar 17, 2015 13:14:00 GMT -5
steffanie3: Dutchi a cup and a half can work specifically in that example, typically it is good to stick to a serving is a good idea
Mar 22, 2015 15:50:58 GMT -5
steffanie3: You might have to check with the store to be sure, a typical scoop is 1/4 to a 1/3 but they can vary a bit. For protein you do want a whey protein isolate, cross-microfiltered preferred.
Mar 22, 2015 15:52:01 GMT -5
steffanie3: Be sure and share a day's menu on Menu Monday http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/thread/3357/menu-mondays-march-30
Mar 31, 2015 8:44:09 GMT -5