Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Healthy News

That is my glorious homemade whole wheat bread.

     Today I made a sandwich on it. It was freaking good! I found the bread recipe on one of the many blogs I visit and ended up ordering this cookbook. 
I couldn't believe how easy it was to make! I did the whole wheat recipe which, at first bite, Lyds rejected, but is now eating it since she has watched everyone else in the family, including Jonny, eat it. I think she figures, if it's good enough for Jonny, then it must be good enough for her! It's dense bread however, so I think I'm going to lighten up the next batch with some unbleached bread flour. I imagine that's why Lydia didn't care for it at first.
     I am continuing with the yogurt making and added some dry milk to the skim milk to thicken it up a bit. It helps but it still isn't as smooth as Pete's mother's yogurt. I'm guessing that must be the difference between the skim and whole milk recipes. I'm going to make it with 2% milk tonight to see how that comes out...along with a new batch of bread dough! I'm really getting into this 'clean eating' and I'm having a lot of fun with it. I made some chocolate banana "ice cream" using frozen, sliced bananas, milk, and cocoa powder.
     I am just about finished reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. It's a great book. It's well written and quite intriguing. I learned about her book from Michael Pollan's, In Defense of Food. As I'm reading these books, I'm learning about other books on similar topics. It's been a nice cycle of self-learning. 
    One of the best results of our new eating habits is Pete losing 15 pounds! He decided to make his change after watching the Food Inc documentary with me. He looks fantastic!

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  1. Yeah, whole wheat bread can be a little heavy. I find using half WW and half all purpose flour works well. I have also been adding flax seed meal, wheat germ, and oatmeal to my loaves, which adds some variety and tastes good! Another good bread cookbook is the Bread Bible by Beth Hensperger. Enjoy!