Friday, March 30, 2012

Homemade Yogurt/Keifer and BEAN Secrets


This is essential homemade yogurt... which I don't particularly like on its own, but it is cheap, full of organic probiotics,  and taste great in a smoothie.  
I got the starter Keifer (good Bacteria) from a friend... 
You can buy Keifer in the dairy section at the store or you can make it at home.  

"it has valuable bacteria strains to promote healthy bowel function and digestion, and to help ward off pathogenic disease organisms. A healthy colon is the cornerstone of a healthy 

So the experts say :)

Speaking of Good Digestion

I have a little TRICK my mom taught me for you BEAN LOVERS like myself... 
To avoid: "the gassy" day after :) 
*ADD GINGER:  When you are making your favorite pot of chili or just having beans and rice sprinkle a little ground ginger on the beans...Seriously it does the trick.  And don't forget to drain the liquid off your cans of beans... 

No matter the season... We eat Soup/Chili Around here... just made some 
Taco Soup last night:  Its is cheap, super easy, and DELISH!

Taco Soup

1 lb. ground hamburger/turkey
1 Medium to Small chopped onion
3 Cans of Beans (Black, Pinto, Chili Beans) Combinations or Just one kind...
1 Can of whole Kernel Corn
1 Can Diced tomatoes, undrained
2 1/2 Cups water
1 Can of Chopped green chiles
1 package taco seasoning mix
1 package of Ranch seasoning

Directions:  Brown meat and onions
Drain Corn and Beans
Add all ingredients... (Don't forget to sprinkle some ginger on the beans)
Bring to a Boil and then Simmer for at least 20 mins

Serve with:  Tortilla Chips, Fritos, or corn bread... Shredded Cheese, and a dalop Sour Cream.


Do you eat soup during the summer?  

Hope you have a LOVELY Thursday... 

1 comment:

  1. So i actually have all the ingredients for that taco soup recipe on my grocery list--a group of ladies in my church gave me access to their recipe database and this is one i am so pumped to try. glad it has the luster stamp of approval!! Also, do you make keifer? Do you have a recipe you like?