Well I am pleased to announce I am getting "cultured". Yup. Right now in my little kitchen there are amazing things happening. Water and milk kefir grains are rehydrating and turning simple liquid into amazing probiotic goodness. The process started Tuesday afternoon and in a very short amount of time I will be enjoying the first glasses of health restoring wonder juice. Do I have enough information to share with you yet? Nope. Will I soon? Heck ya!
|The cloudy stuff at the bottom is the kefir water grains.|
I have to say I am in love with sites such as Cultures for Health and Nourished Kitchen. I am reading a page ever chance I get in Real Food by Nina Planck. I am experimenting in the kitchen more and more and setting little goals for myself day by day. Don't be confused. Jackie is a wonder in the kitchen and she has had an amazing head start. While I was stuck behind a desk working stressful jobs and tearing down my health, she was leaning to make wholesome food from scratch (a much better use of her time if you ask me). I am inspired by her food wisdom and drooling over kitchen utensils that I never thought would have a place in my home.
This year is a year of learning for me. Of finally being able to have the time and energy to do so many things I have dreamt of such as backing bread and cooking from scratch and canning. I promise to share with you my triumphs and mistakes. I want to be healthy, feel healthy, and promote a healthy life style to my family that grew up with out one. I can't wait for my husband to completely grasp that McDonald's isn't real food. We are getting there, neighbors. I promise. If you are looking to be inspired on your real food journey I recommend you read 10 Tips for Real Food Newbies. I was able to see how far I have come in making better food choices and at the same time see what new changes I can make.
Soon I will be a pro at this kefir stuff and moving on to other cultured foods. In the mean time, I will be enjoying kefir salad dressing, kefir cheese, kefir dips, kefir breakfast smooths, kefir lemonade...