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Brilliant idea, thanks again Cristina!


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Wow Cristina I saw your bread, great pics, you are a fantastic chefff!!!

I just made mine in a machine!!!


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Thanks Raquel!!  Which one did you make? How was it?

With all my cooking experiences now in the other fermenting / sprouting thread I have not been here for a few days.  

I am still very much following my SwamiX faithful to the diet and consistent with the exercising (mainly walking).  I have been using my supps only as needed, it has been a couple of days I have not had any though, but I have been compensating with all that fermenting goodness in my diet lately ....

One thing I have been really lacking lately is sleep.  Due to watching World cup soccer at odd times of the night for us (due to time difference) find myself punishing my body in that aspect, to the point that yesterday I had been fighting a nagging headache ... I attributed it to lack of sleep and not drinking enough water (noticed that on my toilet visit, too dark waters ...)  It is amazing how easy it is to dehydrate and not notice it, unless you make sure you pay attention to the signs, like the visits to the toilet ... So the dehydration part was easily fixed with a few sips of water a few times in the hour.  That helped with the headache a bit, but having a few hours sleep during the day was what really fixed it!!  Obviously the body is talking ...

I am feeling clear headed, alert, calm, finding it so much easier to relax, to fall asleep the moment my head hits the pillow, finding less and less need to use my pinhole glasses (the odd Occubright supps are helping here - should use it more often (the Occubright supps), I am on a half dosage about 3 times a week, I should try that every day instead, at least for a month or so ...).  

Besides the fermented breads, including the lentil one, I had up my intake of beans and lentils this week.  Onions, garlic, turmeric and ginger are on my plate every day,  broccoli, bok choi, carrots and baby capsicums (little bell peppers) and zuccinis interchange on daily basis too ... Rice is usually part of the daily menu, although in the last couple of days used the bread more ... try not to overload on carbs although swami is asking me to have them at least 3 times a day ... easily done!  

Peanut butter, honey on rice cakes (that is where the rice has gone!!- should try to make my own rice cakes - recipe somewhere?) use for the very early breaky most days,  home made granola others ... crushed flax seeds get sprinkled on breakfast meals ...

I am suppose to have an egg at day... have not been doing that much lately ... easy meal for hubby to cook when I am not feeling so goo (like yesterday headachy), he brings me a boil egg to nourish me ...    

I normally cook with ghee and garnish with olive oil, tamari sauce and flax seed oil ...

Fish, fish, fish, where is it?  again, lacking a bit there ... should have 4 times a week ... not able to get it fresh  (do I live at the seaside?!!) ... got frozen salmon  in the freezer ... will do something with it today ...

Easier to buy and cook tempeh, love it, organic, easy, quick, complete protein, fermented goodness and yummy!!

It is important to use variety to cover all groups though ... I try to follow that, but sometimes get stuck on certain foods without even noticing I am doing it ...

Good to stop and take stock every now and then ...




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Quoted from Cristina
It is important to use variety to cover all groups though ... I try to follow that, but sometimes get stuck on certain foods without even noticing I am doing it ...
Good to stop and take stock every now and then ...
Great reminder there... I get stuck on similar meals due to: only being the two of us here, having to take easy meals to work, that don't need heating or cooking (only have microwave which I hate using) & Mr P sometimes eating out (which leaves me having to use up leftovers) Also trying still to work out what effects me least...
Btw you're doing great!!
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.. and you have been doing a great detective work on yourself!!!  Hope that marks the end of your nose bleeds and you are mending well too!!  




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Feeling good thanks..It's fantastic here in Welly!! NO WIND & plenty of sun! First dry weekend for a month...I'm gonna go for a walk..Umm first walk for *oops*.... many months!! lol
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Great!! and then tick it in one of the exercise threads, or start one for the Os like MF did for As ...  Good motivation to keep things moving ...




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Quoted from Cristina
but now, I suppose from an 'O' perspective it does not justify having them anymore ... maybe a bit more animal protein instead?  Jars of jerkins, dry fruit, fermented vegies and fruits still ok ...  


I like the spaghetti jars. I have all my rice paste, and a few beans on 4in deep shelves that ken made. Also have Republic of tea shelve with canisters. Pots and pans hang on a rod iron hanger down one side. A narrow table for my mixer and large cutting board, and canisters for flours. Haven't gotten all finish but really like the country look. Hadn't thought about dried nuts and fruit.



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I love that look you are describing for your kitchen deblynn3 ... My kind of look ...




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Update on oral hygiene:

I continue with my flossing and OP, I do a variety of oils, sometimes sesame or sunflower (neutrals) other times olive oil (super food) ... Still OP twice a day, first thing in the morning on waking up and then last thing at night before bedtime ...

The morning session is the one I use for detoxifying, for as long as I can hold it, 20 minutes or more ... Then follow with a very good rinse, swirling water around for another 2 to 4 minutes depending on mood ...

The evening OP is a lot shorter, mainly because I find it hard not to have drank or eat anything for 4 hours before as suggested in original OP techniques ... I floss and then OP for 10 or 15 at the most, rinse well again with plain water and off to get my beauty sleep ...

I am the only one in the house rigorously following this technique, and my teeth compete very well in brightness and whiteness with rest of the household.  Good hygiene, without harshness of chemichals, glycerines, additives and who knows what else find in toothpaste concotions ... and ... it is portable and very economical, using ingredients I always have at hand ...

Forgot to mention sometimes I do water brush, very gently on my teeth.

In the early routine, half an hour to an hour later, I followed it up with a warm glass of lemon juice and a good rinse of the mouth ...

Another half an hour or so later I am ready for early walk and then breakfast ...  Somewhere in amongst all this I fit in my early morning relaxation ...  




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A couple of uses for my leftover Almond pulp from making almond milk:

Mama's Almond and Spelt kisses:

1/2 c honey
1/2 c oil
1 tabsp vanilla paste
2 medium size free range eggs
1 cup almond pulp
1 cup spelt flour
(rice or almond milk if needed)

Mix honey, oil, vanilla and eggs to a uniform mixture
Add the almond and flour to it
Mix everything very well, it should be fairly wet, like thick pancake mix 9use milk to wet if needed, my almond pulp was fairly wet, so i did not need to use milk)
Poured into well battered 24 small muffin tinned tray

Yummy!!!

Mamma's soyben and Almond savory loaf:

4 cups cooked soy beans
1 cup almond pulp
1/3 cup sesame seeds
1/3 cup soaked and drained flax seeds
1 cup chopped onions
some chopped parsley
some spices (cummin, rosemary, ginger, oregano, thyme)
some Tamari
Ghee for cooking onions and parsley


sautee onions and parsley in ghee
mix with beans, almond, sesame seeds, flax seeds, spices and Tamari sauce
Grind this mixture into smooth paste.  I used my Oscar to masticate it and spit it out  directly onto a loaf pan,
sprinkle with a bit more Tamari
Bake in 350F (just under 200C) oven for about 1 hour.

It is in the oven now, will let you know how it tastes tomorrow morning








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Have you tried using Barley instead of rice for a risotto?

WOW, we tried that today for lunch.  I had run out of rice but remembered I had cooked my barley last night, after soaking the grains for a few days, had it in a glass jar in the fridge ... Mixed it with a few vegies (you know, my staples: red onion, carrot, bell pepper), plus turmeric, tamari and ginger ...

Served with a bit of parmesan cheese

Yum, yum, kids though it was creamy risotto!!



Then for dinner, I also used about a cupful of cooked barley I had left, mixed it with some brown lentils, shredded rutagaba, red beets, red onion, bell pepper, tamari, ginger curry and Vegemite (yeast paste).  The result was a red, deep blood red vegie mixture with sweet savory taste in a creamy texture melting in the mouth ...

Interestingly enough DGS had two big serves of this dish, but it was a strugle to get dear gand daughter to even try it, I think the red colour in her plate put her off  

Anyway, she had tried mama's almond and spelt kisses earlier, so we bargain that she could take some to school tomorrow if she at least tried her dinner ...  She did, and ate most of her serve ...  Kids!!!

If you want to give your sauces a creamy texture and barley is part of your compliance, give it a try for either savory or sweet sauces ...  




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I used to regularly use barley in place of rice when we were first married - can't remember why I stopped
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It is a super food for all of us, warriors and teachers Swami householders here!  




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A few more days to return to normal routine! So looking forward to normal sleeping hours again ...     It has been good fun though!! and the supps have been helping ...

Still soaking nuts, sprouting and fermenting most everything ... wok cooking, slow cooking, ... far cry from a few months back ... it will soon be a year here ... true way of life ... love it!!




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Uruguay s team gave quite a battle!!!


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yes, it will be over this weekend!!  and then we can sleep!!!  2 more matches to go: Holland vs Spain, Uruguay vs Germany!!  Let the best teams win!!! and losers also ought to be congratulated for even getting this far: top 4 in the world!! We are all in for a soccer treat!!!  





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It is in the oven now, will let you know how it tastes tomorrow morning


Oh well, that 'Mama's soybean and Almond loaf' has been sitting in the fridge for the last two days, absorbing all the flavors and aging into heavenly taste!!

We just had it for dinner, hubby and I, and loved it!! Just about ate half of it between the two of us!!  accompany with stir fried zucchinis and broccoli on ghee and tamari, that was all!!  Wonderful meal!!

Earlier for lunch we had some cheese and apple ... it was a quick one! too busy to feel hungry or elaborate any other meals ...

No supps today    OK, a day off them here and there is fine,  eating compliance, drinking enough water, walking, keeping mind busy, learning new skills in the kitchen (like cleaning my Skippy flour mill for the first time in years!!!, but that is another story!).

Lovely day!!  




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Sounds terrific!! Glad you had a rewarding meal after all your efforts...
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And I'm glad that you share your efforts with us.... you're inspiring and it's great to hear about all your successes (even the ones that don't seem like successes at the time)  


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wow.....imagine if Spain and Germany get to play again!!!!
wouldn t that be the optimal revenge for Germany???

as you can tell.....Ich bin ein Berliner!!!  


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yes, Lola, and Congratulations are in order!!!  Germany conquered its 3rd placing against Uruguay!!  Great match!  ... Now, it is one more to go, I think tomorrow, the battle for the top spot between Holland and Spain!! ... I wonder if I can book these excitement calories burnt outs in the exercise thread?  




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Time checking: it is now 8:50am Sunday, 11 July 2010 here ... getting confused with the date and time shown on these posts ...




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great game Uruguay performed!!! 4th place is very acceptable and worthy of applause!


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