No-Knead Kefir Bread

Kefir Bread

No-Knead Kefir Bread
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2 Loaves
Cook Time
35-45 Minutes
Servings
2 Loaves
Cook Time
35-45 Minutes
No-Knead Kefir Bread
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Yields 2 loaves
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2 Loaves
Cook Time
35-45 Minutes
Servings
2 Loaves
Cook Time
35-45 Minutes
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Instructions
  1. Combine salt and flour in a bowl. Pour in melted coconut oil and enough kefir to create thick dough. Use your hands to knead the ingredients together until you have slightly sticky, firm dough.
  2. Cover and let sit for 18 hours at room temperature.
  3. Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface. Divide into two pieces and carefully shape the dough into loaves. Place in greased bread pans. Cover and allow to proof for 4 to 6 hours in a warm place free from drafts. The dough might not look like its risen much. It depends on the strength of your kefir. It should rise a lot in the oven.
  4. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. The crust will be quite brown, and if you knock on the bottom, it should sound hollow. You can also test for doneness by placing a meat thermometer into the middle of the loaf. The internal temperature should read 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Recipe Notes

Note: This recipe uses less salt than other bread recipes because salt inhibits yeast growth, yet creates an optimal environment for lactobacillus bacteria. Because kefir contains both organisms, we want to limit the salt so that the lactobacillus does not get too prolific and make our loaf too sour. For a more sour loaf, increase salt to 2 teaspoons. I also have found this bread does best with more humid conditions. The more humidity, the better the rise.

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Soaked Pancakes

Soaked Pancakes

Soaked Pancakes
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Aubrie and Ava love these wonderfully light and fluffy pancakes. Usually the night before we talk about what they’d like for breakfast and in having these conversations lets me prepare ahead of time. One of the great things about this recipe is that you can make the full batch and store the extra batter in the fridge and make them when you want them or cook extra pancakes and just eat them as snacks or another meal later. The benefits of soaked vs. traditional is really for two main reasons….reducing the phytic acid that makes it more nutritious and easier to digest, two important reasons. I use a blender for this, but if you don’t happen to have one, mix up in a bowl and cover overnight. I’m sure you’ll enjoy these as much as we do. Enjoy!
Servings
6-8 people
Cook Time
2-3 minutes ea
Servings
6-8 people
Cook Time
2-3 minutes ea
Soaked Pancakes
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Aubrie and Ava love these wonderfully light and fluffy pancakes. Usually the night before we talk about what they’d like for breakfast and in having these conversations lets me prepare ahead of time. One of the great things about this recipe is that you can make the full batch and store the extra batter in the fridge and make them when you want them or cook extra pancakes and just eat them as snacks or another meal later. The benefits of soaked vs. traditional is really for two main reasons….reducing the phytic acid that makes it more nutritious and easier to digest, two important reasons. I use a blender for this, but if you don’t happen to have one, mix up in a bowl and cover overnight. I’m sure you’ll enjoy these as much as we do. Enjoy!
Servings
6-8 people
Cook Time
2-3 minutes ea
Servings
6-8 people
Cook Time
2-3 minutes ea
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  1. In a blender or a bowl, mix up the flour, water and kefir together for a couple of minutes, to thoroughly incorporate. Cover and let it sit overnight at room temp.
  2. The next morning, add to your soaked mixture; egg, baking powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla.
  3. Blend or mix all together until nice and smooth.
  4. You can add your favorite fruit or seasonings at this point and mix in by hand. We like blueberries when in season or you could add bananas or pumpkin and cinnamon or just plain and really it’s about making what you like.
  5. Add coconut oil to a hot cast iron skillet and pour in batter to make the size pancakes you like.
  6. Add butter and syrup and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

This recipe makes quite a bit and keeps well in a glass jar in the refrigerator so it's ready when you decide pancakes sound great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Kefir Breakfast Pudding

Kefir Soaked Oatmeal Breakfast

Kefir Breakfast Pudding
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  1. Place all the ingredients except the sweetener into a 1-pint canning jar
  2. Cap the jar and shake vigorously.
  3. Place the jar in the refrigerator overnight.
  4. When ready to serve, transfer the pudding to a bowl and top it with more fruit and sweetener, if using.
Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Donna Schwenk

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Fiber Starter Cereal – 25g fiber

Kefir Soaked Oatmeal Breakfast

Fiber Starter Cereal – 25g fiber
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Fiber: Sexy isn't it? We all need it, but most don't get the recommended 35g per day that our body needs to run optimally. Here’s a great way to start your day that has approx. 25g of fiber and about that much protein too. It fills you up, it helps make your elimination cycle regular and it actually tastes good. In my opinion, these are all bonuses. Here’s the slightly adapted version, as originally shared by Yuri Elkaim.
Servings Prep Time
1 2-3 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 2-3 minutes
Fiber Starter Cereal – 25g fiber
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Fiber: Sexy isn't it? We all need it, but most don't get the recommended 35g per day that our body needs to run optimally. Here’s a great way to start your day that has approx. 25g of fiber and about that much protein too. It fills you up, it helps make your elimination cycle regular and it actually tastes good. In my opinion, these are all bonuses. Here’s the slightly adapted version, as originally shared by Yuri Elkaim.
Servings Prep Time
1 2-3 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 2-3 minutes
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  1. In a bowl, mix the above together. Pour on the liquid, stir, and let it set for 2-3 minutes to allow the chia seeds to soak up the liquid. I usually use about a cup of Kefir. Great way to start your day! Enjoy!
  2. This provides approx. 25 gm. Fiber, 25 gm. Protein (if using kefir) and lots of Omega 3 benefit as well as inflammation fighters.
  3. (35g of fiber/day needed for optimal health)
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Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal
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4 People
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings
4 People
Cook Time
45 minutes
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Cook Time
45 minutes
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4 People
Cook Time
45 minutes
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  1. The night before, mix the oats and the liquid together and cover. Leave it at room temperature overnight.
  2. In the morning add the eggs, coconut oil, sucanat, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and raisins.
  3. Mix the above remaining ingredients into your oat mixture and pour into a 9x13 baking dish, that's bean oiled with coconut oil. Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 45 minutes or until the top is firm and browned. Serve with cold milk.
  4. This keeps well in refrigerator for several days! If it lasts that long.
Recipe Notes

I added the cinnamon and raisins to the original recipe, as that's what I prefer. I share this because if you don't care for raisins, omit them. I've also made this with Dried Cranberries too. You could just make it with no fruit, and top with fresh sliced bananas, blueberries or strawberries. Whatever you prefer.

Original recipe shared by Laurie Smith

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Sourdough Texas Sheet Cake

Sourdough Texas Sheet Cake

Sourdough Texas Sheet Cake
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8-9 servings
Cook Time
30-35 minutes
Servings
8-9 servings
Cook Time
30-35 minutes
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Cook Time
30-35 minutes
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8-9 servings
Cook Time
30-35 minutes
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  1. In a bowl, stir together the sourdough starter, kefir, water and flour to combine. Cover and set aside in a warm place for 8-12 hours.
  2. After more than 8 hours, melt butter in a small saucepan. Add in sucanat and cocoa powder, stirring until combined. Allow the mixture to come to a boil, immediately remove from the heat and add the vanilla and salt, mix together. Allow this to cool until it's lukewarm.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and 8x8 or 9x9 pan and set it aside
  4. Beat egg into the cooled chocolate mixture. Add chocolate mixture to the bowl of starter-flour mixture and work in until smooth and combined. Quickly whisk in baking soda until evenly mixed. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Meanwhile, make the frosting recipe. Pour warm frosting over the slightly warm cake, spreading out evenly, if using chopped pecans, sprinkle those on top.
  5. Buttermilk-Fudge Frosting
  6. 2 tbsp. butter
  7. 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips or chocolate chopped up
  8. 2 tbsp. honey or maple syrup
  9. 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  10. Pinch of unrefined sea salt
  11. 4 tbsp. kefir or buttermilk
  12. 1-1 1/2 tbsp. unbleached all-purpose flour
  13. Melt butter and chocolate in a double-boiler over simmering water. Stir in honey or maple syrup to dissolve, followed by vanilla, salt and kefir. Add in the flour, a little at a time, until thickened to your liking. Keep in mind that the frosting will thicken up a little more as it cools.
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Kefir Ice Cream

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Kefir Ice Cream
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  1. Beat eggs together well then beat in sugar. Less is more on the sugar. The finished product will be slightly less sweet. Blend in the kefir cream and vanilla. Transfer to the ice cream maker and follow the instructions that came with the machine.
  2. (If you don’t have an ice cream maker and will be home most of the day, you can make it without. Place the mixture in a freezer-proof container. After an hour, pull the sides away with a fork (freezes from outside in) and mix well. Do this every hour and by dinnertime, it should be done.
  3. Some great variations to this basic mixture would be:
  4. Chocolate: Add 2/3 cup organic cocoa powder and eliminate the vanilla. Increase the sweetener to taste.
  5. Strawberry: Add ½ to 1 cup of crushed strawberries or any other fruit for that matter. Mangos work really well too.
  6. Mint: Decrease the amount of vanilla extract and add 1 to 3 teaspoons mint extract. You could also add organic dark chocolate chips or a small amount of chopped up chocolate bar.
  7. Turtle: Add toasted organic unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted organic soaked pecans, and organic dark chocolate. Drizzle with honey or homemade caramel sauce.
  8. Lemon: Use a fine grate and grate the zest of one lemon and add the juice from that same lemon. Limes work in much the same way.
  9. The variations are limitless. Use your imagination.
  10. Adapted recipe and photo courtesy of Cultures for Life
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Spicy Orange Kefir

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Spicy Orange Kefir
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A friend introduced me to a similar recipe and of course I had to tweak it a little. It came out really tasty. This makes a great post-workout protein shake, mix it before your workout and it will be ready when you are done...ENJOY!!!
Servings
1 pint
Passive Time
1 hour
Servings
1 pint
Passive Time
1 hour
Spicy Orange Kefir
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A friend introduced me to a similar recipe and of course I had to tweak it a little. It came out really tasty. This makes a great post-workout protein shake, mix it before your workout and it will be ready when you are done...ENJOY!!!
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1 pint
Passive Time
1 hour
Servings
1 pint
Passive Time
1 hour
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  1. Add all the ingredients together, stir and let sit for approx. 1 hour. This allows the bee pollen and the chia seeds to soften. If you like, you may add a little maple syrup to sweeten a little.
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Stinging Nettle Smoothie

Stinging Nettle Smoothie

Stinging Nettle Smoothie
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In honor of Earth Day and our health, here's a fun smoothie recipe. The stinging nettle is used for both women's and men's reproductive health, to help with energy levels, detoxifying of organs, helps to relieve allergy symptoms, strengthens bones, hair, teeth and nails too. It's very high in vital vitamins and minerals and phytonutrients that are most likely missing from many of our diets. If you don't have access to fresh nettle, you can certainly substitute dried nettle leave, but it will be a bit chewier. You could try soaking the dried leaves a bit first. This will help some. If using fresh nettle, you'll need to blanch the leaves first. Bring a pot of water to a boil, drop the leaves in, stirring frequently for about 2 minutes. Strain. Save this liquid for tea or adding to soups and sauces.
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1 serving
Servings
1 serving
Stinging Nettle Smoothie
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In honor of Earth Day and our health, here's a fun smoothie recipe. The stinging nettle is used for both women's and men's reproductive health, to help with energy levels, detoxifying of organs, helps to relieve allergy symptoms, strengthens bones, hair, teeth and nails too. It's very high in vital vitamins and minerals and phytonutrients that are most likely missing from many of our diets. If you don't have access to fresh nettle, you can certainly substitute dried nettle leave, but it will be a bit chewier. You could try soaking the dried leaves a bit first. This will help some. If using fresh nettle, you'll need to blanch the leaves first. Bring a pot of water to a boil, drop the leaves in, stirring frequently for about 2 minutes. Strain. Save this liquid for tea or adding to soups and sauces.
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1 serving
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1 serving
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  1. If using fresh nettle, see my note above.
  2. Add all to a blender, add any other items you'd like to sweeten. I sometimes use a tablespoon or two of maple syrup or you could add a splash of apple juice or an apple.
  3. When I make smoothies, they typically always end up different because I tend to use what I have or what my body tells me it needs.
  4. Have fun with this and enjoy!
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Fruit Smoothie

Fruit Smoothie

Fruit Smoothie
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  1. Pour all ingredients into a blender and process on smoothie setting or for approx. 30 seconds on medium.
  2. Pour into a jar or glass and enjoy.
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