picture from gnowfglins
so lets start off with the positive things... the soaking part went really well!! i tried a raspberry muffin recipe at passionate homemaking, and a pumpkin bread recipe from gnowfglins. i noticed that when i soaked things i didn't exactly get a stomach ache, but they kinda made me feel a little bit acidic. after doing a bunch of reading i figured out that i probably wasn't soaking anything as long as i should have. i had only been soaking things for about 7 hours, but most things say AT LEAST 8 hours, but up to 24!! this is the next part of our soaking adventure... figuring out how many hours doesn't make me feel any kind of sick. BUT the exciting thing is that everyone in my family LOVED the pumpkin bread and really liked the muffins!! this is VERY exciting news because i have some VERY picky siblings!! :)
oh boy... now on to the whoopsies, mistakes, floops and failures!!
this little jar used to be a thriving sourdough start. the first couple of days it was insanely active!! then for the next week it just sat there and did nothing. so i tried another start... and it didn't even do ANYTHING!!! sigh... so i just decided to continue to work on soaking, try to get my sprouted flour to work and then i'll save up and buy a sourdough start from cultures for health.
so there's the update on THE PLAN! i'm feeling TONS better and love all the new things that i'm learning!! i have to admit that this morning i was super discouraged, it's a whole different way of cooking and one that i know nothing about!! but i'm trying to change my perspective and look at it as an adventure!! :D