I am going to try this recipe from Cultures for Health for a delicious dip for my family this Christmas Eve. The recipe is a sun-dried tomato, basil, hazelnut, kefir dip. I can't wait to use the sundried tomatoes that I made this summer in this dip.
Since I have not been making kefir, I will simply substitute some of my homemade yogurt. I will be doing a series of posts shortly on the importance of incorporating fermented foods into your diet. If you are looking to improve or maintain your health, eating fermented foods is key!
I buy all my starters from Cultures for Health. I have used their kefir, two kinds of yogurts, sourdough bread, and water kefir starters with great success. I am getting ready to start up their buttermilk culture as well! Take a few minutes to read through their website. You can do so by clicking on the link to the right.
If you are looking for an easy culture to start with, try their buttermilk. It is very easy and quick to make.