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I'm going to try this chocolate sourdough cake this weekend. DS has a birthday coming up and I'd like to do something besides my standard whole wheat chocolate cake.
That sounds yummy... !!

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I want to play the meal game. I'm not as cool as the rest of you, but I'll try. I don't soak my grains yet. I need to read up on that (will be checking the Heavenly Homemaker link).

Breakfast: Whole Wheat Pancakes, Cantaloupe

Morning Snack: Extruded Cereal Product (Cascadian Farm organic though-does that help at all? )

Lunch: Salmon Patties (from Mari.b's blog-I used pounch salmon instead of canned-can't do the skin and bones ) on Homemade whole wheat buns, Lettuce Salad w/ Homemade Ranch Dressing, Craisins and Smoothies (homemade yogurt, homemade grape jelly for sweetener-b/c it didn't gel properly, spinach, blueberries and strawberries)

Afternoon Snack: Egg Salad and homemade cheese crackers

Dinner: Creamed Tuna on Brown Rice, Carrot sticks w/ hummus, Apple Slices
I your blog. What a great idea!!
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Do you guys do sourdough? I am loving it!! This bread recipe is perfection, and I'm finding it to be so much easier than traditional bread plus I don't have to worry about running out of yeast!

I'm going to try this chocolate sourdough cake this weekend. DS has a birthday coming up and I'd like to do something besides my standard whole wheat chocolate cake.
I wonder if that bread recipe would be good with wheat berries in it? My mom goes NUTS over Orowheat Honey Wheat Berry bread. Seriously, she has been known to stock several loaves in her suitcase and travel back to Florida with it (she gets it in WA state). She has also got Grandma to do the same for her! If I could find a recipe for that, I think she would suddenly not think that this diet is cooky.

Please report back how that cake turns out. Do you think you could use the cream cheese from after you make whey instead of normal cream cheese?

Breakfast - extruded grain HFCS cereal with ultra pasteurized organic milk (which I am really starting to wonder what makes it organic other then it came from the earth and therefore is about as organic as viagra??).

Snack - Mango (non organic but fruit all the same), honey orange (non organic but fruit all the same), and air popped popcorn (organic) with non organic butter and Florida Sunshine

Lunch - HFCS whole grain bread with peanut butter (not sure but more then likely hydrologized and HFCS) and raspberry preserves (HFCS again I am sure). Along with the Viagra milk (see above if you just see this).

Dinner - NT Sole, with modififed version of NT tartar sauce (Hellmans Mayo and 2 baby dills, store purchased, and a bit of jarred roasted red pepper... everything else is as says except I didn't have capers). I will serve this with left over frozen peas in butter.

Dessert - DH and I will have left over HFCS peach cobbler and I hope to get DS to eat an apple if he wants anything.

Tomorrow I get my raw milk, milk kefir grains, pastured liver, celtic sea salt, and pastured eggs!

Oh and one more question, I have a sealable quart-ish size mason jar that I was thinking of storing kefir in. Do you think it is better to have it be the milk kefir or the water kefir? My plastic strainer fits in it perfectly, unlike my normal qt. size mason jars.
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Well I decided I could do better for DS dinner so I did. He asked for cerial again but I offered an egg and he went for it. So then I cooked him an egg (side note coconut oil is AMAZING! nothing sticks to it!!!) and cut up a mango for him. I proceded to eat the rest of the mango because it was good and DS ate it last. He then asked for another egg. So I cooked another one and mango (already ate by me). Then I got my dinner (left over fish sticks) and he ate peas, one of my fish sticks and some onion rings. So I did fairly well for DS at dinner.
I do that all the time - I think DS is not going to eat something and as soon as I take it he wants it!

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Well, after dinner last night, DD and I were watching "Cake Boss" and I suddenly felt the urge to bake. I baking. I think I did relatively well... I used a chocolate pound cake recipe and substituted the shortening with raw coconut oil, the buttermilk with regular milk (I didn't have buttermilk in the house), and the white flour with whole wheat pastry flour (didn't have time to soak it, though). Most of the ingredients I used were organic. The only thing I did poorly with was the sugar (I used up what was left of my Splenda baking blend instead of any type of real sugar). It turned out delicious! It has a light coconutty flavor and the texture of the whole wheat pastry flour was just right... and it's definitely healthier than the original recipe would have been.
Sounds good! You should come visit me next time you have the urge to bake a cake!

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Do you guys do sourdough? I am loving it!! This bread recipe is perfection, and I'm finding it to be so much easier than traditional bread plus I don't have to worry about running out of yeast!

I'm going to try this chocolate sourdough cake this weekend. DS has a birthday coming up and I'd like to do something besides my standard whole wheat chocolate cake.
Oh you shouldn't have posted this! I am making this this weekend!

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I want to play the meal game. I'm not as cool as the rest of you, but I'll try. I don't soak my grains yet. I need to read up on that (will be checking the Heavenly Homemaker link).

Breakfast: Whole Wheat Pancakes, Cantaloupe

Morning Snack: Extruded Cereal Product (Cascadian Farm organic though-does that help at all? )

Lunch: Salmon Patties (from Mari.b's blog-I used pounch salmon instead of canned-can't do the skin and bones ) on Homemade whole wheat buns, Lettuce Salad w/ Homemade Ranch Dressing, Craisins and Smoothies (homemade yogurt, homemade grape jelly for sweetener-b/c it didn't gel properly, spinach, blueberries and strawberries)

Afternoon Snack: Egg Salad and homemade cheese crackers

Dinner: Creamed Tuna on Brown Rice, Carrot sticks w/ hummus, Apple Slices
I hope your lunch turned out ok! And with the pouch salmon you aren't getting BPA!

Breakfast - soaked oatmeal, scrambled eggs, and smoothies

Lunch - leftover mac and cheese and green beans for DS, leftover taco salads for DH and me

Dinner - salmon patties, green beans, mac and cheese, chocolate pie (birthday dinner at my parent's and this is what I requested )

I was pleasantly surprised at the soaked oatmeal. I tasted no difference at all (which was good, I was expecting an after taste)! Next time I do it I am going to cut down on the cooking liquid, though, since we like our oatmeal a little thicker.
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Jennifer(3ladybugs) - You crack me up. I love reading your commentaries.
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Gosh! You guys are way too fast for me. I'll be here all night trying to catch up.
Here is what I have going on:
Went to our natural market yesterday for eggs, beef & chicken, & low heat past. milk (no source for raw milk yet).
I've almost finished reading "Real Food", but I really wish she had recipes in there-especially for granola (anybody want to share?).
Still working on reading through NT.
I am going to a bread making class tomorrow to learn how to make bread grinding my own wheat. I do this already, but need some improvement
I am going to try to make homemade yogurt in the crockpot tomorrow (any tips would be appreciated).
And we will be working in the garden to get the beds ready for planting.

Oh, and I was asking the rancher at the market about recipes and he suggested "The Joy of Cooking". What an epiphany! All along I've had one of the most basic whole food cookbooks right under my nose. Yay!
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And we will be working in the garden to get the beds ready for planting.
So jealous! Our garden is covered in snow. Supposed to be in the 40s next week though.
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Got my kefir grains in the mail today (thanks Farm_Mama!) and they are now sitting in some fresh (pasteurized) milk. I'm hoping to get raw milk next week and will start using that. Also started a sourdough starter. Hope that works out!

B: pancakes with maple syrup. Hubby and I each also had eggs and my son had cantaloupe (he doesn't like eggs).

L: strawberry banana smoothies

Snack: homemade oatmeal bread (my son is a bread fiend) with some peanut butter. and green grapes

D: rotisserie chicken, mashed sweet potatoes and a wild/brown rice with toasted almonds and golden raisins (YUM!)
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Gosh! You guys are way too fast for me. I'll be here all night trying to catch up.
Here is what I have going on:
Went to our natural market yesterday for eggs, beef & chicken, & low heat past. milk (no source for raw milk yet).
I've almost finished reading "Real Food", but I really wish she had recipes in there-especially for granola (anybody want to share?).
Still working on reading through NT.
I am going to a bread making class tomorrow to learn how to make bread grinding my own wheat. I do this already, but need some improvement
I am going to try to make homemade yogurt in the crockpot tomorrow (any tips would be appreciated).
And we will be working in the garden to get the beds ready for planting.

Oh, and I was asking the rancher at the market about recipes and he suggested "The Joy of Cooking". What an epiphany! All along I've had one of the most basic whole food cookbooks right under my nose. Yay!
How did your yogurt turn out? I tested my crockpot and mine gets too hot. However I am always up for a new kitchen gadget, so I am thinking of getting a yogurt maker.

I hope your garden plans went well! We should be starting to work on that next weekend.

Oh and as for books on meat I must say that I am learning quite a bit from that "Complete Meat Cookbook" I got at the same time as my NT book. However some of the things in it are not NT (it was recommended from our farmer with our cow and pig and perhaps chickens).

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Jennifer(3ladybugs) - You crack me up. I love reading your commentaries.
Glad I could make you laugh! THANK YOU for the kefir grains! I got them today and put them straight to work! DH thought I was a bit strange the way the transaction went down (Him - "So you got these grains from someone you don't know on the internet? Me - "Yes, but I have got other things from people I don't know on the internet." Him - "I guess, but this seems like something they warn you about and not in a good way." Me - "I really don't think she was sending me something bad. She was being nice and these things grow quite a bit I am told." Him - "okay" ). I think DH was just having fun at my expense. At least that is what he told me. Thank you again!

Breakfast - HFCS pancakes, HFCS syrup, strawberries (non-HFCS)

Lunch - DH brick like pasta, DS and me HFCS bread (last of that loaf) with HFCS jam and peanut butter, to drink raw milk

Dinner - Overly complicated enriched grain, jello cheese Mac and cheese, with kosher hot dogs. DS had more raw milk, I had water and DH had a beer.

I started to soak my oatmeal for tomorrow. Is it suppose to absorb water or stay under the water for the soak?

Oh and today I posted my before photo (sort of) of my refrigerator on my blog. You can see it here.
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I your blog. What a great idea!!
Thanks. I made the best 100% whole wheat bread tonight. I'll be blogging about it tomorrow.

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I hope your lunch turned out ok! And with the pouch salmon you aren't getting BPA!
Lunch rocked! Thank you very much. DS was very angry when I told him that 3 salmon patties was plenty and he needed to eat something else.
on the BPA free salmon too. I can't afford to do it very often though. The pouch was about $2 higher than the can and I had to use 2 pouches to get all the kiddies fed.

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I've almost finished reading "Real Food", but I really wish she had recipes in there-especially for granola (anybody want to share?).

I am going to try to make homemade yogurt in the crockpot tomorrow (any tips would be appreciated).
I use Kitchen Stewardship's recipe for granola. I'm not sure how NT it is, but I'm sure it could be modified to suit.

I make yogurt in my crockpot, a gallon every other week. I look more at the temp than at the time. The milk needs to reach 180 degrees (it takes about 2.5 hours in my crockpot and I think it heats fast/runs hot). Then wait until it gets to 110 degrees (that takes about 4 hours-if you miss the window, just heat it back up again). Mix your starter with a small amount of the warm milk to temper it and dump it all in the cp, stir it up and I wrap the whole thing in a big fleece blanket and leave it for 8-12 hours. I know that you can divide it into jars and flavor it, but since my biggest use is in smoothies, I just keep it plain and add fruit before blending. I also use it as a sour cream replacement by straining extra whey out of it (I use a diaper flat in a strainer). I save the whey to put in things like pancakes and muffins (could I soak my flour in whey?)
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