Fried Dulse "Chips" With Kefir Cheese
-1/4 cup dulse, separated into cracker-sized pieces
-1 to 2 tbsp grass-fed butter
-1 batch of kefir cheese (recipe below)
-Sea salt (I use Celtic sea salt)
1. Heat a pan over medium heat and add the butter.
2. Add the pieces of dulse to the pan and coat them in the butter and then take a spatula and press the pieces into the pan to flatten them.
3. Flip each piece once the dulse starts to change color. It should take about 3 minutes for the pieces to cook.
4. Remove from the pan, plate and spread some kefir cheese on each piece. Sprinkle with sea salt.
-4 cups whole milk, pasture-raised (also called grass-fed) or raw
-1 packet kefir starter (I use Body Ecology)
-1 scoop prebiotic, to feed the kefir starter (I use EcoBloom by Body Ecology)
1. Add the starter packet and prebiotic to the mason jar.
2. Heat the milk in a pan until it reaches 90 degrees.
3. Pour milk into the jar and whisk so that it combines with the starter + prebiotic.
4. Cover and let ferment for 12 to 24 hours (depending on how warm the room is).
5. It will be thick and smell like yogurt when it's ready.
1. Once the milk is fermented (see above), place a large fine mesh strainer (or colander) over a large glass bowl.
2. Put a nut milk bag (you could also use cheesecloth or larger coffee filter) in the strainer and pour the kefir into the nut milk bag; the glass bowl will catch the liquid (whey) and the solids will remain in the nut milk bag.
3. Cover and let the bowl sit overnight in the fridge. The next day you'll have a soft cheese in the bag—place it in a different bowl for storage. You can keep the whey to use as liquid in smoothies or as a culture starter for other fermented food recipes.