Making homemade mayonnaise can be a challenging and frustrating process. Learn how to make perfect homemade mayonnaise every time with these tips, tricks, and secrets!Read More
A few weeks ago I caved in and purchased a Milk Kefir Starter Kit from Cultures for Health. Let me say that I am so glad I did! After several months of buying quart after quart of store-bought milk kefir, I started to wonder about the benefits of making it from scratch. While I’m generally biased toward homemade processes anyway, my research into the benefits of homemade milk kefir over store-bought has exceeded my expectations. The list continues to grow, but for now, here are my 8 reasons why homemade milk kefir is better than store-bought: 1. You’ll Save Money! A quart of store-bought milk kefir can cost upwards of $5. By making it from scratch you can reduce you cost by at least 50%! For example: a half gallon of organic, grass-fed milk costs $5 and yields 2 quarts of milk kefir…that’s $2.50 per quart! Use the milk you already have on hand and you’ll be making fresh milk kefir for less than half the price of store-bought! Furthermore, keep in mind that you only have to buy the milk kefir culture one time, since it can be reused over and over (see reason #4)! 2. You’ll Create Less Waste (i.e. Be Green) I hate buying plastic. It is polluting when recycled, takes forever to break down in landfills (when not recycled), and inevitably winds up in the ocean. Bleh! I’m always trying to find ways to reduce my plastic consumption. By making homemade milk kefir I am eliminating all those plastic quart-sized bottles from our recyling bin and from the planet. Try culturing homemade kefir in wide mouth quart-sized mason jars! 3. Eliminate BPA and Plastic Toxins...Read More
Starting from scratch. Living simply.
Alexandra, the founder of Creative Simple Life, started blogging as a way to share her adventures in living a sustainable, back-to-basics lifestyle. She is passionate about preparing traditional, real foods from scratch as a way to nourish both mind and body.
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