Joining this challenge has been wonderful. I’ve been telling myself to improve the way I eat and to incorporate nourishing practices for quite a long time now. But all I did was procrastinate until I joined this challenge.
Although I did some of the soaking and the sprouting before, I was never consistent with it. But these conscious practices are now becoming a part of my subconscious mind. Day 7 is to evaluate week one's agenda.
I love day 1because I feel cleaner after getting rid of the things that shouldn’t belong in the kitchen except for some items that doesn’t belong to me. Day 2was even better. After getting rid of the old one, it’s time to replace it with something new, whole and real.
Day 3 was put to the test. I always forget to soak my grains and now I remember them every day and the best part is my digestion has slightly improved in just a few days.Day 4is really a challenge. I started late as I didn’t purchase any whole grain flour which I only bought last Sunday. I wanted to do a combination of rye and spelt but I could only find whole wheat flour. And with not much experience in doing a sourdough starter, I’m not sure if I’m doing the right thing. But experience is the best teacher so I’ll just go with the flow. Day 5 is also a challenge because I also forget that I have some grains sprouting and if I don’t wash them during the day, the grains impart a strange aroma. I have to skip day 6 as I don’t have any dehydrator and grain mill at the moment but it would be worth to give it a try next time.
So far this challenge has kept me busy not only with the assignment but also with the reading and the learning. I want to learn more and to learn more is to actually do them. I’m looking forward for the other challenges this coming week.
Last-minute shopping ideas: This week we'll focus on nuts, seeds and legumes, wholesome fats, baking sourdough bread and celebrating raw milk. You'll also need to feed your family wholesome, real food so here's a quick shopping list of items you may wish to pick up. You don't need to pick up everything, but, when you shop this week, you'll have the opportunity to pick up a few items that suit your budget and personal tastes.