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Whey fermented almond and walnut butter

The almonds are soaked in before being ground. It also has the goodness of organic molasses, Celtic salt and a splash of Canadian maple syrup. It is combined on the slice of organic gluten free multi-grain bread with some chia, mango & passion fruit jam and sour black cherry jam.

Water kefir 101 – Second fermentation tip

Water kefir 101 – Day 2 of 2nd fermentation at room temperature. Once you have completed the initial fermentation which includes the grains, strain the brew, and at this point you can decanter it into bottles. Pop on an airtight lid and let it stand for a further 2 days+ to build up carbonation. Then […]

Milk kefir cottage cheese & egg white omelette

This milk kefir cottage cheese & egg white omelette is a great way to start the day. I use ‘single day’ fermented kefir milk which I then strain through a cheesecloth to remove excess whey which leaves you with kefir cottage cheese. I let it strain while refrigerated otherwise it will continue to ferment.  (Only […]

How big is your water kefir??

Well, that depends. Cooler weather seems to encourage the culture to cling together and grow much larger grain structures. In warmer weather the grains like their personal space and grains will be much smaller and they will grow more slowly. Optimum fermenting temperature is between 18 – 26 degrees Celsius (water temperature)

Make your tummy sing… First thing

Breakfast porridge recipe: Sprouted lentils Five grains cooked (wild rice, pearl barley, quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice,) 1 ripe banana 1 apple Vanilla (pod or extract) 5 spice (Cardamom, star anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) Bullet blender Grater Honey (or sweetener of your choice) Blend 90% of the spouts and rice ( I keep some for texture) […]

Healthify and luxurify commercial cake mix

Healthify and luxurify a commercially available cake mix (gf)… I made this yesterday for a saturday afternoon treat. The original recipe from the manufacturer called for ‘125ml of oil’. I have found that you can substitute the fat component of most bought  cake mix recipes with delicious probiotic milk kefir. So, here is my version: […]

How the colour of water kefir grains impacts the flavour

Water kefir grains can vary greatly in colour from a clear whitish colour to a deep honey. It all depends on what you are feeding them. The different available sugars include minerals like the molasses in cane sugar which is almost black through to refined white sugar crystals. They also impart different flavours to you […]