I am in the middle of making my sour dough starter for the first time, and it's smelling like it is fermenting, has a few bubbles, but it has separated with a layer of liquid on top and the wet flour below. Is this separation normal? Thanks!
This is normal. You can either drain off some of the liquid or just mix it back in. Mine did this yesterday & when I fed it I used 1c flour & 1/2c water & then just mixed all the extra liquid back into the starter. I didn't have as much separation this morning.
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It's called hooch and it's normal with sourdough starter. If you consistently pour it off your starter will become thicker and thicker. You should always stir it back in unless, for some reason, it smells bad. Then you should replace it with an equal amount of water.
I'm making my first sourdough starter and it smelled REALLY BAD the first few days. I kept walking by my pantry and asking my dogs "Which one of you threw up?" Now it just smells really sour (it's been going for about 5 days now). It is definitely fermenting, it's bubbling away nicely but I am worried that it's not good because of the smell. Also I never had hooch, in fact it was often dry on the top when I would go to feed it. Should I toss it and start over??
Second question. It's just me and the hubster, I don't need 6 loaves of bread. Does anyone have a smaller portion recipe to use? Thanks!!
Post by lovemylife7 on Jul 31, 2013 7:59:51 GMT -5
I set my first batch of sourdough to rise last night, but it didn't rise at all that I can tell. I guess that means I didn't catch any good yeast, though it smells and tastes sour. I guess I'll bake it, but would love some helpful hints on how to continue from here. I was also wondering about whether you can add less flour each day and not bake as often. I'm not sure we'll eat 5 loaves every week, since we tend toward S meals.
Avonlea: I'm a fairly new THM...started only about 3 months ago. I've lost about 13 pounds but lately my body has just quit. I've even gained back a couple pounds. I'm losing inspiration because it seems to have quit working and I can feel myself wanting to cave
Oct 21, 2014 12:15:30 GMT -5
steffanie3: idahomama2 http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/thread/2156/singing-canary-pearl-serene is the link to Singing Canary, all of the post book recipes and other things are in that forum, lots of good info
Oct 27, 2014 15:34:37 GMT -5
steffanie3: calsunflower, I would suggest increasing a your unrefined salt a little and possibly adding some magnesium, it can really help with leg cramps. Some mamas have also mentioned GGMS helping too
Oct 27, 2014 15:36:02 GMT -5
steffanie3: Avonlea, please feel free to post a menu in the S and E forum or in menus if you would like the ladies to give your menus a look to see if we can see anything that needs tweaking. That said 13 pounds in three months is great, long term loss~ pound a week
Oct 27, 2014 15:38:52 GMT -5
steffanie3: Everyone please join in on Menu Monday and post a days menu it can be a fun way to share new ideas and inspire other mamas and get inspiration for yourself http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/thread/3130/menu-monday-october-27th
Oct 27, 2014 15:51:38 GMT -5
Bryony: New to this posting thing, hope I am doing it right! Been on plan about 2 mo, lost 17 pounds. Still wearing same size clothes but more comfortably. Which is all good. Question though - has anyone else had problems with loose stools?
Oct 28, 2014 9:16:54 GMT -5
steffanie3: Hi Bryony As your body adjust to coconut oil, mct oil, or xylitol loose stools can happen. If you have added those or more of those recently you might need to cut back a little and work up Congrats on the 17 pounds, that is great
Oct 28, 2014 11:35:51 GMT -5
steffanie3: A great place to start here is introducing yourselves here http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/threads/recent/14
Oct 28, 2014 11:37:34 GMT -5
Bryony: Thanks steffanie3! I hadn't considered the coconut oil.
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rboersma7: I lost my last post. Mother of 7, grandma of 2, married 30 years, 50 years old. I would like to be healthy first and lost weight second. I have muscle stiffness and need to lose 35 pounds. Just bought the book for both my daughter and myself.
Oct 30, 2014 13:48:56 GMT -5
ber: Hello I am a 28 year old mother of a one year old boy! I really want to eat and cook healthy food for both me and my son. I would also like to lose the baby weight! I purchased the book for myself and and my sister!!
Oct 30, 2014 15:47:13 GMT -5
ber: i have a question about this recipe: 1 can chicken,1/4 red onion,2 celery sticks,1/4 cup real mayo,1/2 cup unsalted natural almonds1/2 tsp smoked Paprika. Will this chicken salad still be on plan if I added 1 packet stevia and 1 Tbs red wine??
Oct 30, 2014 16:00:53 GMT -5
ber: I am a sweet chicken salad lover and wanted to make sure I didn't go off plan by adding things to the recipe!
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dee1961: Hi! I am a soon to be 53 year old (Monday 11/3), married mom of 2. I just recently started gaining weight...Menopause?? I just bought the book and can honestly say, I haven't made it all the way throught it yet, but have started S and E meals
Oct 30, 2014 17:08:51 GMT -5
steffanie3: Welcome ladies
Nov 1, 2014 13:47:49 GMT -5
steffanie3: Sounds just great ber.
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sophia: My mom, older sister, my moms friend, and I are doing the fuel cycle this week.... Please shoot out your favorite recipes to use for this!! We need ideas!!
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steffanie3: Broth based soups are great for this time of year and a FC I did a modified "cabbage soup diet" soup with some boneless skinless chicken for protein, I just searched for an online recipe and left out some things if I remember right, I love cabbage
Nov 10, 2014 10:42:30 GMT -5
grammalynda: if there isn't a reply button on a thread (too old maybe?) should I start a new thread for that subject?
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steffanie3: Hmm, on the upper right as long as you are logged in there should be a reply button, but you sure can start a new thread if you want
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