For reasons known only to the jerks of the world I’ve been getting dozens of spam comments to this blog. So I went back through every entry and made them closed to comments. From now on, only 3FC registered users will be able to comment here. It’s not like I write my infrequent posts for anyone other than me anyway. Still, it seems kinda anti-social to lock folks out and I apologise to any real people out there who wanted to comment.
Meanwhile, before I was attacked by spam I was meaning to get around to writing an entry.
Pictured above are some english muffins I’m making. Turns out english muffins are really easy to make and so good fresh off the griddle. I’ve been going all out making food with sourdough and whole wheat sprouted flour. I don’t eat a lot of non-veggie or fruit carbs but through my whole weight loss I’ve always allowed myself the equivalent of a sandwich’s worth of bread - it might be pasta or a whole wheat english muffin but most days I had some healthy whole grain wheat based product. The beginning of the year I started baking with sourdough because I love sourdough bread but can’t find locally made whole wheat sourdough. I’m using a whole wheat starter and splurged for spouted flour because everything I’ve read makes me believe the spouting process really does make the wheat more nutritionally accessible. I’ve made some nice bread, plus crackers, cookies, muffins, and pancakes (the kids I work with are loving this new phase of my exploration of healthy eating!) but my favorite so far has been my english muffins. Calorie-wise, they are about the same as a Thomas’ whole wheat english muffin but the only ingredients are sourdough (water and flour), flour, baking soda, salt, maple syrup, and sometimes some ground flax seed. Plus I’ve been tossing in a quarter cup of freshly grated parmesian cheese and some black pepper at the very end since I mostly eat these as a sandwich bread. I allow myself two when I first make them because they are amazingly yummy right out of the pan. I am still losing weight!
My recipe is here: http://gnowfglins.com/2010/03/31/guest-post-sourdough-english-muffins/