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Whey fermented almond and walnut butter

Whey fermented almond and walnut butter

To make 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.

Sediment in water kefir

Sediment in water kefir – Handy hints: I had someone ask me about sedimentation in water kefir the other day… ‘Is there something wrong with my water kefir if it is cloudy or there is sediment in the bottom after the first and second fermentation?’ The simple answer is ‘No’. The sediment is created during […]

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 favourite 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 for pets … they will love it

Water Kefir for pets is worth consideration. Another batch of delicious water kefir ready to ferment for 2 days before it is 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 […]

Milk kefir and beetroot salad dressing

Milk kefir and beetroot salad 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 […]

Triple ‘brekkie’ fresh juice combo

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 […]

Kefir Cream Cheese

How to make Kefir Cream Cheese It is super easy to make kefir cream cheese. Just do a double fermentation then strain through a muslin cloth or coffee filter (stand in fridge while it stains the whey as it may take a day or so. You can stir it) Once you are happy with the […]

Big water kefir – how large is yours?

Do you have big water kefir? How large should it be? 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 […]