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Kefir Breakfast Bowl

Posted by on Oct 7, 2012 in Asides, Recipe | 0 comments

Kefir Breakfast Bowl

Kefir seems to work so well in all sorts of breakfast treats.  We think you’ll love our Kefir Breakfast Bowl because it’s a great way to start the morning right.  Feel free to put your own spin on this by adding a fruit of your choice (strawberries work nicely). Ingredients: 1/2 cup cottage cheese 1/4 cup kefir 1 sliced banana 1 tablespoon of honey Mix the ingredients in a bowl and have a great...

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Strawberry Kefir

Posted by on Oct 7, 2012 in Asides, Recipe | 2 comments

Strawberry Kefir

Kefir is a really great drink on its own, but sometimes it’s nice to have a little extra flavor.  If you enjoy kefir, as well as strawberries, then you’ll love our easy to make strawberry kefir. It’s similar to our Strawberry Banana Kefir Smoothie, except it uses fresh strawberries rather than frozen ones and there are no bananas.  Strawberry kefir tastes great any time of the day. Ingredients: 3 to 5 strawberries 1 cup of kefir 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey (depending on preferred sweetness) Simply mix the ingredients in a blender and...

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Mushroom Omelette with Kefir

Posted by on Sep 8, 2012 in Asides, Recipe | 0 comments

Mushroom Omelette with Kefir

A good omelette is important to me because it is the very first thing that my mother taught me how to cook. This particular recipe is special because kefir truly makes a great omelette.Many people feel very strongly about not using milk or a similar ingredient in their omelettes, and before discovering kefir, I agreed with them.  But by using kefir, we are creating a fuller, fluffier omelette which is quite different from the original, but one which I now prefer.  It doesn’t take much kefir to get the desired results, I use two table spoons but the exact ratio will depend on the...

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Sweetened Kefir

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in Asides, Recipe | 0 comments

Sweetened Kefir

Because, sometimes the simplest method is the best. A kefir recipe site would not be complete without mentioning how amazing kefir is with just a little bit of sweetening.  Traditionally, kefir is consumed on its own rather than in a recipe, and with good reason.  It didn’t take long for the shepards of the Caucasus Mountains to realize that with a little bit of honey, kefir is a delicious treat on its own.  And people have been drinking it that way ever since.  Well, at least we think that is how it happened.  But not knowing exactly where kefir comes from makes it difficult to make...

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Kefir Parfait

Posted by on Sep 3, 2012 in Asides, Recipe | 0 comments

Kefir Parfait

Great for a dinner party, impress your guests with a probiotic sweet treat. Obviously, this ‘parfait’ is not taken after the traditional French style, but rather the more recent, American interpretation.  I think this is a good thing, because I prefer peaches to foie gras anyway. Ingredients (serves 2) 1 cup of kefir 1 cup of granola (sweet) 1 peach (diced) ½ cup of strawberries  (diced) ½ blue berries 2 teaspoons of honey I recommend using a sweet granola here so that when combined with the honey, the slightly sour flavour of the kefir will be hidden.  This is a dessert...

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Kefir Bircher

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Asides, Recipe | 0 comments

Kefir Bircher

The kefir based bircher recipe is an excellent breakfast item.  There is no better way to start your day than with a healthy bowl of bircher.   For those of you who are unfamiliar with Bircher, it is a wonderful breakfast dish that combines oats, fruit and cream.  Named after its inventor, the Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Brenner, bircher was created for nutritional reasons.  Dr. Bircher-Brenner believed that food should not just be consumed to end hunger but to create a healthy body as well.  In the process he stumbled upon a breakfast gem.  There is one advantage that we...

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