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.
gs3691: Hey, everyone. I need help! I started off so well, I lost 17 lbs. and was doing great! Then, well, summer happened, and I fell off the wagon. I got a call today and my doc says my bl sugar is too high and also cholesterol. I feel like such a failure!
Aug 12, 2014 12:07:12 GMT -5
gardenchick: Just got my book and have been gobbling it up. Trying to get started slowly, since I still need to buy some foods. I made a delicious dinner tonight... I was hoping it was an E meal...but I can't be sure. :/
Aug 12, 2014 20:44:59 GMT -5
steffanie3: gs3691 You can do this Please feel free to ask questions to get the support you need.
Aug 12, 2014 20:51:27 GMT -5
steffanie3: gardenchick, if you want to post up in one of the forums we could help you know for sure. You could post in http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/board/20/plan-general-discussion with your ingredients
Aug 12, 2014 20:52:51 GMT -5
whaven: I am trying to find information on Maca. Thanks for your help
Aug 13, 2014 12:32:22 GMT -5
mandy140: Where do I find the recommended items and where to buy them? I thought they would be on this web site. Like THM Sweet Blend, Whey powder, Gluccomannan, Konjac noodles, Chana Dahl beans. I can't seem to find my way around.
Aug 14, 2014 0:30:06 GMT -5
steffanie3: The Trim Healthy Mama store is http://store.trimhealthymama.com/ so far they have only released the sweeteners and Whey protein, the other items are "coming soon" not sure how long it will be
Aug 14, 2014 1:36:00 GMT -5
steffanie3: The only info I have on Maca whaven is in the book, sorry I am no help. I have just heard great things about it.
Aug 14, 2014 1:36:39 GMT -5
stacylynn: mandy140: I bought the konjac noodles and gluc powder at: www.konjacfoods.com, but found the chana dahl on Amazon! Check out the whey powder on www.swansonvitamins.com. Hx food stores and Grocery Outlet may be local options for you as well.
Aug 14, 2014 10:02:39 GMT -5
stacylynn: whaven: I researched Maca a bit more online at webmd and mercola websites. I purchased it at www.azurestandard.com. Blessings!
Aug 14, 2014 10:05:27 GMT -5
mandy140: I have a question about Whey Protein Powder. I read Serene's article on Whey, friend or foe? I checked Swanson's web site and there are so many Whey Powders there I can't find the one Serene recommended; the CFM. How do I know which it is? Thanks.
Aug 14, 2014 15:36:31 GMT -5
farmerblacks: I did THM for a few months and loved it. I got away from it when I had to have 2 surgeries in 6 weeks. I would like to get back to it, but now my husband has to be on a low sodium diet. Are there any THM families that also do low sodium?
Aug 14, 2014 17:07:38 GMT -5
steffanie3: mandy140, this is the one https://www.swansonvitamins.com/swanson-premium-whey-protein-powder-36-5-oz-1035-grams-pwdr
Aug 14, 2014 17:52:13 GMT -5
Blessed Beyond Measure: You can also now buy THM brand whey protein powder at www.trimhealthymama.com
Aug 16, 2014 17:39:10 GMT -5
vintagejva: If brown rice is acceptable on THM, can I then eat brown rice pasta?
Aug 18, 2014 16:33:53 GMT -5
steffanie3: vintagejva, the bottom of page 348 is a good reference for this (more as a side).
Aug 20, 2014 2:51:23 GMT -5
robbiesnest56: Do you make the ice cubes out of whole fat and low fat coconut milk so you have both options? Are they both S?[br]
Aug 20, 2014 18:24:44 GMT -5
ggwells: Ok new to the site. Want to keep it simple. I understand not to mix high fat with carbs. I love having eggs for breakfast sometimes. So can I have egg burrito with bacon. Then have to S meals for lunch and dinner?
Aug 25, 2014 5:18:51 GMT -5
steffanie3: All coconut things are best thought of as S, but you could use a small amount for FP robbiesnest56
Aug 27, 2014 0:55:38 GMT -5
steffanie3: ggwells, if you purchase some low-carb tortillas you could have a S meal and enjoy burrito. For how it effects lunch and dinner on THM you simply need to wait three hours before you next meal and switching fuels
Aug 27, 2014 0:57:20 GMT -5