Fluffy Pancakes

Pancakes usually serve during breakfast or dessert. I made it more healthier because I add kefir on it. Try this quick and delicious homemade pancakes!

pancake
Ingredeints

  • 1 cup kefir
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk or 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • neutral oil, for frying
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together in a medium size bowl.
  2. Break and lightly beat the eggs into another bowl. Then add the kefir, milk and vanilla extract and whisk them all together.
  3. Next is to combine the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, whisk them together until they are combined.
  4. Meanwhile preheat the griddle over medium heat. Then lightly grease the griddle with the pancake batter.
  5. Cook each side of the pancake and serve it with your favorite toppings like jams or syrup.

Enjoy!

Posted in Ferment Food | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Cucumber and tomato salad

A refreshing, light salad for the whole family to dig in. A great main dish for vegetarians as well!

cucumber-tomato salad
Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 1 cup low-fat plain kefir cultured milk smoothie, unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons minced yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon mince chives
  • 1 English cucumber (about 2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon blue cheese (feta cheese works too)
  • 3 ripe heirloom tomatoes (about 2 cups)
  • Pinch each of salt, pepper, and chipotle powder

Instructions

  1. Mix together in a small bowl the kefir, onion, sour cream, chives, dill, and seasoning. Cover iit and refregerate overnight.
  2. Then slice into bite-sized the cucumber and tomatoes and place them in a bowl and toss them together. Pour over the dressing into salad and add the blue cheese. Toss and serve.

Enjoy!

Posted in Ferment Food | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Cold Strawberry Soup

This cold strawberry soup recipe is made of strawberry and kefir, perfect for a summer treat to your family and friends. A delicious soup that is easy to follow here are the steps:

Strawberry Soup
Ingredients

  • ½ cup kefir
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • 4 mint leaves, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon orange extract
  • ¼ cup almond milk (any milk will do)

Instructions

  1. Heat a sauce pan over medium high heat. Then combine the strawberries and water on the pan and cook for about 10 minutes.
  2. Using your spoon or fork crushed the strawberries and remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool.
  3. When the the strawberry mixture is cool, pour it to a food processor along with milk and kefir then blend until smooth.
  4. Refrigerate the soup for at least 30 minutes before serving and you may garnish it with mint.

Enjoy!

Posted in Ferment Food | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Kefir Smoothie

Try making this smoothie its a healthy and nutritious snack for the kids to enjoy!

kefir smoothie Ingredients

  • 3 bananas
  • 2 cups kefir
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until fully smooth. Serve cooled.

Enjoy!

Posted in Ferment Food | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Kefir Banana Bread

Banana bread is a type of bread that is moist, sweet cake like bread. Try making this delicious whole grain banana bread with milk kefir. Simply follow these steps:

2Ingredients:

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/3 C. Sugar
  • 1/2 C. Butter
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/2 C. Kefir (or sour cream/buttermilk/yogurt)
  • 1 1/4 C. Bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 2 C. Flour
  • 3/4 C. Nuts, chopped

Instructions:

  1. If 24 to 12 hrs prior in making the bread, mix together the flour and kefir so that flour will soak the kefir.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 300°F.
  3. Then combine together in a large bowl the banana, butter, vanilla, eggs, sugar and nuts.
  4. Next is add the flour into the bowl then add the baking soda and baking powder, mix just until they are blended.
  5. Pour the mixture into (9×5-unch) greased bread pan.
  6. Bake for approximately 1-1/2 hrs or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Enjoy!

Posted in Ferment Food | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Why I Adore Kefir and just what Are Kefir Grains?

It is said that Kefir is origin from a mountain called Caucasian also know as the former USSR. Throughout the ages it has been a very famous healthy drink in Russia, Eastern Europe and some other countries.

Here are some of the question I bet you really want to know:

  • What are Kefir Grains?
  • What is Kefir?
  • What are the benefits in drinking it?
  • How is kefir different than yogurt? Which is better?
  • How do I make kefir?

What are Kefir Grains?

kefir grains

First of all you might be wondering why “What are kefir grains?” is in the top. It’s because if you want to understand what kefir is, you should understand how the grains is use to produce kefir. According to YourKefirSource.com - Everything You Need To Know About Kefir by Giselle, kefir grains are the mixture of bacteria and yeasts are living on a substance that are made up of a variety of dairy elements.

Kefir grains look like a cauliflower and has a gelatinous texture. The only way to create kefir grains is using natural method called fertile and it cannot be manufactured.

There are some group on Facebook such as:

I’ve personally interact with Giselle of YourKefirSource in Facebook, the group is very active and knowledgeable.

Ok, let’s go back to kefir grains. There isn’t enough details to explain and tell the origin about kefir, but one of the most famous story is from the book of Bible, the food that fall down from heaven called manna that the Israelites was wandering in the desert for 40 years which is lead by Moses.

What is Kefir?

Milk kefir

Kefir is a kind of drink that is originally made from kefir grains and milk, but since there was a new method using water that why there are basically 2 kinds of kefir: Milk Kefir and Water Kefir.

What are the benefits in drinking it?

Kefir has so many kind of benefits but some of them are still haven’t been proven. I’ve read a blog ~ BenefitsOfKefir.com by Sandra, that drinking kefir can cure diseases, helps improve health and best of all no side effect!

Here are some of the following diseases that can be treat:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Osteoporosis
  • Allergies
  • Migraine
  • Prostate cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Ulcer
  • Diarrhea
  • Colitis
  • Reflux

Here are some of the great health effect that kefir can bring in:

  • Immune system
  • Regulate blood pressure
  • Produce natural antibiotics
  • Blood circulation
  • Strengthen the kidneys
  • Regulate cholesterol level
  • Regulate metabolism

Some references I found :

How is kefir different than yogurt? Which is better?

First of all, yogurt and kefir taste almost the same and both of them are cultured milk products. Based on a research kefir has more vitamins and nutrients compare to yogurt.

Yogurt only offer for in our intestines good bacteria, while kefir focus on symbiotic type of natural occurring beneficial kind of bacteria and yeast!

I’m not very clear about this topic so if you have time try reading the following:

How do I make kefir?

Well, I just follow the video.

 

Posted in Ferment Food | Tagged , | Comments Off

Apple Cider

Flavored with water kefir and apple gives a delicous taste of apple cider. You can enjoy your very own apple cider at the comfort of your home by following these simple steps:

apple ciderIngredients

  • 3-1/2 cups water kefir
  • 1 teaspoon Sucanat or sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 apple (sweet or sweet-tart), diced, OR 1/4 cup apple juice

Instructions

  1. Remove the water kefir grains on your water kefir in the first fermentation. Then pour into a quart-size of jar the water kefir along with the apple chunks or juice.
  2. Then slowly pour the water kefir and apple chunks into a quart-size airtight bottle. Add the sugar if your water kefir is not sweet enough.
  3. Shake the bottle and leave the bottle tightly capped for 2-5 days or until desired.
  4. Then carefully open the bottle and strain the apples and serve it chilled.

Tip: Refregerate to preserve the freshness.

Enjoy!

Posted in Ferment Food | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Strawberry-banana Smoothie

Start your day with these creamy strawberry smoothies, its very delicious for a quick breakfast or snack.

 

straberry-bananaIngredients

  • 1 cup kefir
  • 1 large banana, broken into 4 chunks
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • stevia or other sweetener, optional

Instructions

  1. Place into a blender the banana, strawberries, kefir, and stevia.
  2. Then blend them until smooth. Pour into a large glass or two smaller glasses.

Tip: You may also add in a scoop of protein powder.

Enjoy!

Posted in Ferment Food | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

5 Reasons to Get an Auslogics Coupon

Auslogics BoostSpeed 6

A Sydney-based software development company, Auslogics is the creator of several well-known computer programs, some of which have in fact been released in free (unpaid) versions.  Its Disk Defrag free edition, for instance, is highly regarded in the software community, as are the free editions of its Registry Cleaner and Registry Defrag programs.

Despite the company’s free product releases, though, there would still be some sense to seeking out an Auslogics coupon for purchasing their paid products.  Here are five reasons that explain why an Auslogics coupon—as well as an Auslogics product purchase—might still be a good idea.

1. The company actually releases programs that have no free edition, and some of them are definitely worth a look.  Auslogics Antivirus 2013, for example, and BitReplica have no free editions, and both are worthwhile programs, as may be gathered from the critics’ reviews.  A coupon would make those programs more accessible, even if you are on a budget.

2. Some of the free editions actually have professional versions too that improve on them further.  Disk Defrag has a professional edition that features ultra-fast defragmenting and even features protection against future fragmentation.  Those interested in this version shall have to pay to obtain it, but with a good coupon, they need not shell out too much for the software.

3. Simply put: coupons equal savings.  A decent coupon can bring down your software purchase costs by as much as 70% (and perhaps even more) if you know where to go looking.  At the end of the day, that is probably the best reason to get an Auslogics coupon.

4. A coupon means that you are more likely to find a product affordable and thus be more likely to buy it, which supports the company.  Some are so hard-up for money that they have little choice but to seek out pirated copies of critical programs, which ends with the developers and publishers of the software losing out—in some cases, even to the point of bankruptcy.  Encouraging purchase of original software saves companies and acknowledges the minds who make the products.

5.  Related to the preceding item, a coupon’s encouragement of program purchase also helps consumers steer clear of viruses or malware that may be hidden in so-called pirated versions of the software.  Buying original products—even at a discount—helps lower the risk.

Posted in Auslogics | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Auslogics BoostSpeed 6 User Tips for Beginners

Auslogics BoostSpeed 6 is a handy program with a lot of powerful tools that can help you take your computer’s performance to a higher level.  While most of the power users will already know what they want or need to do with systems utility software like this, though, other users may experience a bit of confusion or hesitation as first.  Fortunately, learning how to use it with the help of Auslogics Boostspeed review to prime your computer is easy.

auslogics-bootspeed-discount-coupon-code

The beauty of Auslogics BoostSpeed 6 software is that it integrates all the system utilities into a single interface, and an easy-to-understand one, at that.  A great many of the program’s functions are also automated, which means optimizing your computer can be done in just a few mouse clicks and without too much decision-making.  That said, there are still some parts of the process or some tools that necessitate a bit of manual tweaking every now and then, but the program makes it easy.

The moment you start up BoostSpeed 6, the first step towards optimisation should be handled automatically for you: a system scan that evaluates your system’s health and tells you what can or should be done to fix problem areas like fragmented drives, bad areas of your disk, wasted space, and so on.  Most of this, as said before, is going to be automated.  As such, you need only follow the instructions or click the buttons that repair or fix the issues according to the software.

Now there are some things to take note of when using some of the modules that demand a little more involvement from you.  Take the Startup Manager, for instance.  While the software shows you dangerous items with this tool and gives you the option to remove them, you have to be careful not to remove every item listed as dangerous, as you have no idea how important it is to your system.  Test the item by disabling it first, as you could potentially remove a critical component of start up if you are too trigger-happy with targets identified here.

Another thing to remember is that some of the modules have an additional step besides their actual “runtime”.  Disk Defrag is an exception, but Registry Defrag, unfortunately, is going to demand that you restart the computer too after it’s done.  This might not be ideal if you are in the middle of something important, so just keep it in mind as a minor inconvenience if you want to defragment the registry.

Finally, be careful with your decisions.  Even if the program does automate a lot of things, the areas where it leaves you choices can be crucial at times, which means that you should take care not to pick the wrong option and thus jeopardize your system unknowingly.

 

Posted in Auslogics | Tagged , | Comments Off