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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gs3691: Any good ideas on cooking with quinoa? I tried only once, and I was not pleased with the outcome.
Jun 20, 2014 22:54:59 GMT -5
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Jun 21, 2014 8:46:54 GMT -5
steffanie3: I like it cooked in broth
Jun 22, 2014 18:37:16 GMT -5
maggiewonders: Quinoa mixed in with steel-cut oats makes a rockin' breakfast cereal. Wisk a half scoop protein powder w/almond milk & pour over, and then add whatever flavorings, sweetener, toppings - my usual is berries/yogurt/and a sprinkling of chopped walnuts.
Jun 23, 2014 23:40:48 GMT -5
shannonlynn: Does anyone have suggestions for a syrup that work on the plan? I originally ordered the Ali's All Natural they suggested in the book, but it is not available anymore. I tried a recipe from Pinterest, but wasn't happy with the taste.
Jun 25, 2014 13:03:16 GMT -5
steffanie3: Nature's Hollow makes some syrups (and other things) with xylitol, netrition.com carries them as probably other places online
Jun 26, 2014 0:44:55 GMT -5
sophia: Is the zucchini fritter supposed to be pretty big?
Jul 3, 2014 8:13:15 GMT -5
wannabeold: Is there an error in the Best Macaroon Cookies recipe? They were very dry.
Jul 4, 2014 22:17:22 GMT -5
steffanie3: I haven't made zucchini fritters Sophia, I think fritters are typically pretty good sized (deck of cards maybe).
Jul 5, 2014 22:35:50 GMT -5
steffanie3: I don't see a correction on the Macaroons, but I do add a bit more egg whites if they don't seem wet enough to stick together I really enjoy those.
Jul 5, 2014 22:36:51 GMT -5
gs3691: Does anyone have a good recipe for a plan-friendly squash casserole?
Jul 8, 2014 21:39:53 GMT -5
ajillbee: Help on Testosterone please? I can't find out if Testosterone hormone replacement (bio identical of course) can be harmful for someone who is pregnant or can potentially fall pregnant? Any answers please? Thanks
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goguengal: What fruits are best to eat. I know berries are low glycemic but what other fruits work.
Jul 12, 2014 23:10:17 GMT -5
steffanie3: ajillbee, I honestly have no idea, it would definitely be good to ask your doctor or midwife.
Jul 14, 2014 2:08:57 GMT -5
steffanie3: goguengal, most are just fine in moderation in an E fuel setting
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chezza77: can someone explain how and when I eat the certain foods E S, SE, FP. I dont understand and dont want to get it wrong
Jul 15, 2014 6:10:36 GMT -5
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Jul 15, 2014 9:58:47 GMT -5
mommom: Confused about E meals. The Egg White Breakfast Buritto is an E meal. If I add a slice of cantelope it now becomes and S. Is that correct? SO, am I suppose to not "mix" my carbs? Fruit with a "bread" even if it is a plan approved "bread"?
Jul 15, 2014 14:51:33 GMT -5
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Jul 15, 2014 17:13:00 GMT -5
mommom: spinach and mushrooms, with lean ham or bacon and a "pinch of cheese"
Jul 21, 2014 12:52:53 GMT -5