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Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup

Published December 20, 2014 by Hadufuns Bernardo

Plan making this soup a head of time. It taste really delicious, definitely your family and friends will love this soup!

IngredientsChilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup

  • 11/2 cups kefir (plain whole milk, or yogurt, not Greek-style)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (or creme fraiche)
  • 2 cucumbers (large, about 1 1/2 pounds, peeled, seeded, and chopped)
  • 1/2 avocado (medium, chopped)
  • 21/2 green onions (chopped)
  • 1 Serrano chile (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 1 lime
  • salt (to taste)

Garnish:

  • avocado (chopped)
  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped cilantro
  • cheese (crumbled Cotija, can substitute feta)

Instructions

  1. Making this soup can only take minutes. Place in a blender all the ingredients and blend until fully smooth. You can refrigerate first or serve immediately. When serving this soup, garnished it with avocado, chopped tomato, cilantro, and crumbled Cotija cheese.

Enjoy!

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Nutmeg Donut

Published August 20, 2014 by Hadufuns Bernardo

These delicious donuts with a hint of nutmeg is made more healthy because of Kefir. Try these recipe, it’s easy to make just follow some simple steps.

IngredientsNutmeg Donuts

  • 3/4 cup kefir (low-fat buttermilk, (1%) or plain yogurt) – click here to buy
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Berry Icing

  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries

Instructions

  1. First step is to preheat the oven to 425°. Then lightly grease a doughnut pan.
  2. Next is to combine the in a large bowl the sugar, flour,  baking powder, nutmeg and salt then stir to combine.
  3. Combine in another bowl the kefir, honey, eggs, butter, and vanilla then use a whisk to stir. After that, pour the liquid mixture to the flour mixture and whisk until combined.
  4. Using the piping bag, fill the doughnut pans with the batter. Or you can use a spoon to put the batter into the doughnut pans.
  5. Afterwards, bake in the center of the oven for about 9 minutes until the bottom is golden. Allow it to cool then top it with the berry icing.
  6. For berry icing, cook over medium heat the berries with sugar and a couple tablespoons of water until  berries are turned to sauce. Then strain into a bowl to remove the seeds and  1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. Mix well.

Enjoy!

Buttermilk Biscuits

Published June 20, 2014 by Hadufuns Bernardo

These scrumptious buttermilk biscuit recipe are so easy to make, if you follow a few simple instructions.

IngredientsButtermilk Biscuits

  • 3/4 cup buttermilk or milk Kefir – click here to buy
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons butter (very cold)
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. 12 to 24 hrs before to making biscuits, mix in a bowl the buttermilk and flour together. Cover and let the flour to soak. (But if you are using the sprouted flour then you can skip the soaking part).
  2. Preheating the oven to 450°F. Then start by cutting the butter into small chunks and add it to the flour/buttermilk mixture together with  baking powder, baking soda and salt. (Remember not to over mix it, but if the mixture is too dry then add some buttermilk).
  3. Next is place the the dough onto a lightly floured board. Then softly pat the dough to 1/2 inch thick. (This way the biscuits are lighter then using a rolling pin).
  4. Then cut the dough using a round cutter to cut out the biscuits. Place the cut out biscuits into a cookie sheet. Afterwards, bake the biscuits for about 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown.

Enjoy!

Apple Muffins

Published April 18, 2014 by Hadufuns Bernardo

Start your day with a delicious muffins made of whole wheat and oats with apples. Try these recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups (425 mL) plain 1% yogurt or plain 2% yogurt or kefir milk – click here to buy
  • 1-3/4 cups (425 mL) quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 2 eggsapple muffins
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded peeled apple
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) vegetable oil
  • 2 cups (500 mL) whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) nutmeg
  • 4 tsp (18 mL) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt

Instructions

  1. The first thing to do is to combine in a bowl the oats and yogurt(kefir) and leave it for about 10 minutes. Then add in the apple, eggs, oil and vanilla .
  2. Combine in another bowl the sugar, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Once they are combine pour the yogurt mixture over. Sprinkle it with raisins and stir.
  3. Next is to spoon the mixture into a paper lined muffin cups. Then bake it 375 degrees for 35 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Allow the pan to cool before transferring the muffins.

Enjoy!

Kefir Meatloaf

Published February 17, 2014 by Hadufuns Bernardo

Worried of too much calories on meat? These recipe offers low calories because kefir is being added. Try making these at your homes!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beefmeatloaf
  • ¾ cup plain kefir milk – click here to buy
  • 4 ounces (1 can) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • ½ cup green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Worried too much of calories on meat? This recipe offers a few calories because of kefir.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Then shape the mixture into a loaf. After shaping, place them into a loaf dish. If you like you can top the mixture with ketchup and onions.
  4. Bake for an hour at 350 degrees.

Enjoy!