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.
Colin's wife, Mama to D (6), J (4), P (2) & Baby L
steffanie3: Not really, coconut flour is quite different as it absorbs lots of liquid and works best with plenty of eggs. I tend to like it mixed with other flours.
Dec 20, 2014 2:15:49 GMT -5
kristaflrealtor: Can I drink coffee with unsweetened almond milk at any time of the day, or just with meals? I am confused.
Jan 4, 2015 11:13:00 GMT -5
steffanie3: A splash of unsweetened almond milk in your coffee should be ok as a sipper
Jan 5, 2015 19:19:30 GMT -5
trishylalala: I'm super new and have been trying to follow the plan since Monday 1/5/2015. I have read alot of the book, but I wanted to start so I jumped in! I have the THM sweet mix but I tried MM receipe and I can't get it sweet with out being bitter? ideas?
Jan 9, 2015 1:22:39 GMT -5
lizs: Hi I am trying to figure out how i can still use my favourit protein shake (vega sport), it has 4,5g carbs, i usually drink it with coconut milk and seeds and berries so i thought it would be an S meal but then realized coconut milk has 6g carbs as well:-(
Jan 9, 2015 18:47:36 GMT -5
steffanie3: Welcome ladies Sometimes ladies miss the shoutbox and but still see the posts above (just a hint ). trishylalala sometimes that can be tricky, have you tried the range in the book yet?
Jan 10, 2015 12:05:20 GMT -5
steffanie3: lizs if you can post above the ingredients in a thread I can see if it can work. There is great info in the Pearl and Serene chats area about why they recommend a whey isolate that would be good to read
Jan 10, 2015 12:07:09 GMT -5
steffanie3: A super handy feature for finding things in the forums is within an area there is a search on the upper right and if you just start typing what you are looking forward (protein) all the posts with it in the title will automatically start coming up
Jan 10, 2015 12:08:15 GMT -5
lpayne: Would Van's blueberry waffles be a E selection? [br]What plan do Roma tomatoes fall in?
Jan 13, 2015 15:18:51 GMT -5
steffanie3: What are the Van's blueberry waffle ingredients?
Jan 13, 2015 21:50:14 GMT -5
steffanie3: Roma tomatoes are FP in moderation Be a bit more cautious in S and FP enjoy freely in E.
Jan 13, 2015 21:50:59 GMT -5
lpayne: The nutritional content is 2 waffles- Fat 6 grams, carbs 35 grams, 1g fiber, sugar 3 g, protein 2 g. I ate one waffles and 3 eggwhites cooked in coconut oil. Would that work for E breakfast?
Jan 14, 2015 11:02:48 GMT -5
steffanie3: Sorry lpayne, the ingredients are not on plan with the rice flour, potato starch, sugar. Have you tried the book pancakes? I think they are great
Jan 15, 2015 20:39:38 GMT -5
jostenger: Why do we peel the lemons in the Singing Canary?
Jan 18, 2015 15:20:04 GMT -5
steffanie3: You don't have to, in my experience it is way too much oil out of the peel for the drink for my tastes Might depend on the lemons as well, some might tend to be more bitter than others. I do zest most of mind to use the zest in other things.
Jan 19, 2015 2:35:24 GMT -5
krisnj: Good Morning! I am a beginner with THM. For breakfast today, I made the zucchini fritter with 1 tsp. coconut oil and had 1/2 c. of RF cottage cheese. Does that qualify as an S breakfast?
Jan 23, 2015 8:29:44 GMT -5
krisnj: New to forums! I probably should have posted my question above on a message board
Jan 23, 2015 8:35:28 GMT -5
steffanie3: The Zucchini are S with whole egg, so yes Welcome
Jan 24, 2015 12:20:59 GMT -5
muffinbaby52512: So much information but what I've read so far makes so much sense! Problem is I don't even know where to start!!
Jan 30, 2015 9:05:40 GMT -5