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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2yorkiemama: hi steffanie3! thank you! been a THM for a year now. i am really struggling with menopause. i put on 7 lbs and i am desparate go get them off. i appreciate the answer very much. i purchased some DHEA and Pregnenolone as per THM gals suggested.
Feb 24, 2014 19:40:34 GMT -5
2yorkiemama: How detrimental would it be for me to a TBSP half n half in my coffee each morning if I'm doing Fuel Cycle?
Feb 24, 2014 19:42:04 GMT -5
steffanie3: 2yorkiemama, sorry to hear that Glad you are here to troubleshoot.
Feb 25, 2014 0:54:56 GMT -5
tinac: Thanks cashen10!
Feb 25, 2014 14:13:31 GMT -5
tinac: 2yorkiemama- I know that amount would still be FP. Only one tbsp should be around 1.5 fat and less than 1 carb. I was advised by Pearl I could have that amount on S or E days and be okay. I would be careful to not go over fat or carbs on your breakfast
Feb 25, 2014 14:18:58 GMT -5
2yorkiemama: tinac and steffanie3 - thanks very much! I really appreciate your time! I in day 4 of FP and seems to be going well. I am so used to eating fat, this couple of days is harder. I'm not a carb girl, really. It's hard for me to think it's ok. EEK!
Feb 26, 2014 16:14:14 GMT -5
donawyo: Hello. May we have mayonnaise on S days of a Fuel Cycle?
Mar 3, 2014 15:58:09 GMT -5
steffanie3: Off the top of my head donawyo, I wouldn't, unless it is a homemade. I came away from that chapter really focusing on superfoods that week, so homemade with some great deep S fats would work
Mar 4, 2014 7:55:59 GMT -5
judy46: Is roasted beets s or e. Still trying to figure it all out
Mar 4, 2014 10:35:42 GMT -5
amandaof8: Just tried the fooled you pizza for the first time. It was amazing! I could eat that every week.????
Mar 4, 2014 19:11:20 GMT -5
ruscigno: Thank you for the answer. Really appreciate it.
Mar 4, 2014 21:39:57 GMT -5
steffanie3: Beets are E
Mar 5, 2014 1:27:15 GMT -5
steffanie3: Yum on Fooled You Pizza, some mamas do have a pizza night every week
Mar 5, 2014 1:27:48 GMT -5
legal223: Can someone give me some E recipes. I'm having a hard time with the Es
Mar 5, 2014 12:15:51 GMT -5
caddaway: I have hypothyroid will this still work for me? Anyone else with hypothyroid?
Mar 5, 2014 12:49:21 GMT -5
legal223: I'm new and I am having trouble with E meals. Any suggestions or recipes?
Mar 5, 2014 14:24:39 GMT -5
monika: If I have an s meal likebthe pizza casserole do I need a side of veggies with that or can we just have the casserole?
Mar 6, 2014 0:11:31 GMT -5
steffanie3: legal223 it might be better to post a question on the E board for more responses/longer responses
Mar 6, 2014 19:03:08 GMT -5
steffanie3: caddaway, I am fairly sure there are mamas with thyroid issues, might be good to post up top and explain if you have current diet restrictions, then we could help with ideas
Mar 6, 2014 19:04:00 GMT -5
steffanie3: monika, you don't have to have a side veggie, but you sure can if you want to
Mar 6, 2014 19:04:24 GMT -5