Christy - Coconut Kefir

Tonight's dinner was soooo good!! We went to Whole Foods and they had wild caught salmon on special so we got a couple of small pieces of that and added some stone ground mustard on the top after we had seared them. With it, we had some steamed asparagus spears from the farmer's market. It was so light and flavorful. I think the mustard was key.

Then after dinner I decided to attempt to make my own coconut kefir again. I have a bit of an obsession with kefir because the health benefits are so great. I don't really eat dairy though so the dairy kefir is always a bit heavy for me. So I often get coconut kefir instead. But it is incredibly expensive - $13 for a small bottle that lasts a couple of days.

Back in the winter I tried to make my own since everyone says it is so easy. Well, I failed 4 times! Maybe it is because my apartment doesn't get any direct sunlight so it stays pretty cool. So I gave up on it for a while. But since it is summer and things are a little warmer around here, I decided to go for it again.

I start with some coconut water - it takes 4 cups (1 quart).

And a kefir starter packet from Body Ecology Diet. You can order it online or get it from Erewhon if you are in Cali.

You put the coconut water in a pan to heat to skin temperature. (Note: make sure to sterilize everything you use really well or it will contaminate the batch)

Once the coconut water has heated, empty the package of starter into the water and let it dissolve. Then pour the mixture into an airtight container to let it sit for 3 days.

After 3 days it should start to form little bubbles and get a sour smell.

We shall see....

Also, I am so excited because I got to do a guest blog on Keep It Simple Foods and it was just posted. Thank you so much Jennifer and Jessica!

Take a look at the post when you get a chance at this link.

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