I wanted to make a video showing you the process I use to make milk kefir each day. It is so easy to make this healthy drink! Don’t be intimidated just because it is something you’ve never done. Get some kefir grains and enjoy all that kefir has to offer!
Because the zooms on the video are somewhat blurry I wanted to show you some pictures of what kefir looks like. The first photo is of the kefir. The second photo is of the grains themselves.
Holiday parties demand holiday beverages, and no beverage screams holiday more than egg nog! This rich, sweet drink is sure to please everyone at your gathering. It is super simple to make and I challenge you to find someone who doesn’t like it just as well as it’s sugary store bought counterpart.
Classic holiday special drink. Make it extra rich and creamy by subbing half of the nut milk for half and half.
2/3cupxes sweetener or THM Gentle Sweet
4cupsalmond or cashew milkdivided
1cupheavy whipping cream
In a heavy saucepan, whisk together eggs, sweetener and salt. Gradually add 2 cups of the nut milk; cook and stir often over low heat until a thermometer reads 160°-170°, about 15 minutes. Do not allow to boil. Immediately transfer to a large bowl.
Stir in vanilla, nutmeg and remaining nut milk. Place bowl in an ice-water bath, stirring until milk mixture is cool. (If mixture separates, process in a blender until smooth.) Refrigerate, covered, until cold, at least 3 hours.
To serve, beat cream until soft peaks form. Whisk gently into cooled milk mixture. If desired, sprinkle with additional nutmeg before serving. This produces a thick creamy layer that rises to the top somewhat. If you don’t want that you can skip beating the cream and just add it, unbeaten, into the drink mix. This will produce a thick drink with a more storebought type consistency.
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We know we need it. We know it is good for us. But for some reason it is such a discipline to get it done!
We need to drink more water! (I’m preaching to myself here!) I know I feel better when I drink water all day long, I know it’s good for me and yet still I struggle!
Today the Butterfly Institute posted this little gem and I wanted to share it with you:
Tip of the day: Drink 16oz of water right after you wake up. Water fires up your metabolism, hydrates you, helps your body flush out toxins, gives your brain fuel, and may even make you eat less.
That’s some great info! And it gives me an action plan! I always get up and have a cup of coffee straight off. Well now I’m going to make my cup of coffee my reward for my 16oz of water! And hopefully that first glass of water will set up my “thirst” for water the rest of the day.
What are your water drinking tips? Also, if you haven’t heard of the Butterfly Institute you should go and check them out!
Do you know that Thanksgiving is 3 weeks from today! I feel ready and I hope you do too. I have spent the last several weeks gathering and posting recipes here to get ready for the holiday season. Here is what I have gathered.
The first thing on my menu is the turkey of course. I started using a “spatchcock” method for cooking my turkey lately and I highly recommend it! It cooks so much more quickly and evenly. Check out how to Spatchcock a Turkey and get a bonus gravy recipe HERE.
Here are my picks for the best things to have alongside the bird: