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“What is kefir?” You’ve probably asked yourself this before. Pronounced “KEE-fuhr,” kefir is a tangy, slightly fizzy, FANTASTIC fermented milk beverage. It can be made with all kinds of different milks, dairy and non dairy. It looks similar to yogurt, but is far superior. Yogurt will last a day inside of you, but kefir will last indefinitely.

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Dairy Free Kefir!

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Second Ferment Your Kefir – Your Taste Buds Will Thank You

Second Ferment Your Kefir - Your Taste Buds Will Thank You - Cultured Food Life

Second Ferment Your Kefir – Your Taste Buds Will Thank You

I Am Having Difficulty Straining My Kefir

I Am Having Difficulty Straining My Kefir 📹 - Cultured Food Life

I Am Having Difficulty Straining My Kefir

Kefir or Yogurt with Frozen Lemon

Kefir or Yogurt with Frozen Lemon - Cultured Food Life

Frozen Lemon is a new thing I am adding to my kefir smoothies, yogurt, and anything else I can find to add it to. It is super yummy and you can grate all the parts of lemon into your yogurt or kefir and, wow, does it taste good!

43 Ways to Use Kefir Cheese

43 Ways to Use Kefir Cheese - Cultured Food Life

43 Ways to Use Kefir Cheese

Chocolate Kefir Fudge Pops and Pudding

Chocolate Kefir Fudge Pops and Pudding - Cultured Food Life

These fudgy pops are so so good!! Creamy and loaded with probiotics it's the perfect treat. You can also eat this without freezing it into popsicles and just enjoy it as a creamy decadent pudding. Did you know avocados have every vitamin and mineral you need? You could actually live on them and sometimes I almost do. I have an avocado tree and I wait patiently for them to appear and grow. They ripen off the tree so I only pick a few at a time. Avocados are one of my favorite ways to make a…

Kefir Kraut Dip

Kefir Kraut Dip - Cultured Food Life

We love, love this dip and so do the people who come to my classes. Without a doubt people always tell me how much they love it and how surprised they are it's so easy to make. This is probably one of the cultured food dishes I make the most. We love it with lots of fresh cracked pepper and a few toasted sesame seeds. You get both cultured veggies and kefir cheese in this dip and billion of probiotics. Trust me it will be your go to dish, just you wait and see!

Oat Milk Kefir

Oat Milk Kefir - Cultured Food Life

When making non-dairy kefir, you just need to be sure the non-dairy milk has at least 8 grams of carbohydrates to give the bacteria something to eat. It uses the sugars and creates probiotics for you. You don’t get the sugar but instead you get lots of healthy bacteria. If it doesn’t have 8 grams of carbohydrates, then you can add 1 teaspoon of date paste or raw sugar per quart to give the bacteria food so it can make probiotics.

Kefir No-Bake Cookies

Kefir No-Bake Cookies - Cultured Food Life

No baking and you can make these in a flash! We love to make these when we watch football games. They take just minutes to throw together.

7 Reasons I Have Kefir Every Day

7 Reasons I Have Kefir Every Day - Cultured Food Life

Lots of articles are popping up about reasons you should have kefir, but few of the people writing the articles have actually drunk kefir every day for 14 years. This post is specifically talking about milk kefir and not water kefir. My reasons for drinking kefir are very personal and specific to me. […]

Learn How To Make Kefir

How to Make Kefir - Cultured Food Life

Learn How To Make Kefir

Lemon Curd Kefir

Lemon Curd Kefir - Cultured Food Life

I have always loved lemon curd, but I didn't like all the sugar. I found a way to make it sugar free and just as delicious. Monk fruit sweetener is made from a small round fruit grown in Southeast Asia. Monk fruit sweeteners are extracted by removing the seeds and skin, crushing the fruit, and collecting the juice. It's much sweeter than regular sugar and I love to use it in recipes so I don't get all the sugar. Lemon curd is the perfect way to sweeten your kefir or kefir cheese. It's my…

Whipped Kefir Topping

Whipped Kefir Topping - Cultured Food Life

I love this topping and I use it often. It gives everything a little probiotics and it makes my whipped cream stay fresh and last longer. A little goes a long way with this recipe. This will last in a sealed container in the fridge for several weeks.

Ron’s Kefir Onion Dip

Ron's Kefir Onion Dip - Cultured Food Life

Ron’s Kefir Onion Dip

Peanut Butter Kefir Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Kefir Ice Cream - Cultured Food Life

You can substitute almond butter, cashew butter, or any nut butter for a great kefir ice cream. I use stevia in place of sugar in the recipe. Nuts and legumes are prebiotics, which is food for your bacteria to make it grow and multiply. These are considered some of the most satiating foods. Studies have found that people who eat nuts (tree nuts like cashews, almonds and pistachios, along with their legume pal, the peanut) live longer and healthier lives, with less risk of chronic ailments…

Kefir Ranch Dressing

Kefir Ranch Dressing - Cultured Food Life

When I was growing up, my mom had a big garden. We would help her pick the green beans, broccoli, and tomatoes; and without fail, I wouldn't want to eat the veggies. […]

Kefir Whey Lemonade

Kefir Whey Lemonade - Cultured Food Life

This is a wonderful way to use your extra kefir whey leftover from making kefir cheese.