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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 […]

quinoa & dill pancake stack with fermented raw almonds

Quinoa & Dill Pancake Stack and fermented raw almonds I don’t like to spend hours in the kitchen to prepare a meal but on weekends (generally Sundays) I make brunch (combining breakfast and lunch to make one spectacular filling meal). I love experimenting, and Sunday brunches are my favorite time to play in the kitchen. As […]

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 […]

Water Kefir… even your pets will love it.

Another batch of delicious water kefir ready to ferment for 2 days before it us decantered and goes through second fermentation where I add dried or fresh fruit or spices to impart additional flavours. Kefir water is a lighter probiotic per volume of liquid compared to milk kefir which is why you can consume considerably more […]

Milk kefir and beetroot salad dressing

Milk kefir and beetroot dressing. Delicious over a freshly made salad. It’s super easy to make and the proportions can be varied to suit you personal taste. I generally use a ratio of 2/3 beetroot to 1/3 milk kefir. Blend your beetroot until it is liquefied You can add some fruit juice to add the required […]

Triple ‘brekkie’ fresh juice combo

Another super healthy and delicious triple combo ‘brekkie’ (Aussie slang for breakfast). Bottom layer of carrot, celery, apple, ginger, pineapple and coconut water. Middle layer is cabbage, apple, celery. Green layer consists of kale, sweet potato leaves, spirulina powder, cucumber, celery and coconut water topped with an organic vanilla yogurt & milk kefir blend and […]

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: […]

Take a walk on the wild side

Try some health-giving milk kefir as a breakfast smoothy. Add honey, cinnamon, vanilla, LSA (linseed, sunflower & almond meal) to your milk kefir, blend and you have you instant breakfast & probiotic all in one hit! Delicious!

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 […]