So far, so good. Today marks the third day of my egg fast. I am pretty satisfied with the last couple of days. I am thinking that I will extend the fast for at least two more days before adding a little variety to one of my meals. Given the way that I am feeling right now, I definitely plan to repeat the egg fast for at least three days out of every seven.
I am running low on Genesis 1:29 bread, As I cannot drive, I need to plan trips when my wife can take me shopping. I didn't want to run out so I made a trip downtown to It's Only Natural to buy another loaf. Unlike my previous visits to It's Only Natural, I found that they had Ezekiel 4:9 bread in stock. As it is $0.80 less per loaf than the Genesis 1:29 bread, I opted to make a change this time. Both types of bread fit the profile of The Maker's Diet so I don't have a problem with either choice.
When I got home it was time to check on my cheese-making. I had let the milk sit for 6 days at this point, so I hoped that it had enough time. I set up my strainer - I resorted to using the cloth napkin again as I hadn't found a better option - and poured the container into it. It worked wonderfully. The whey ran through the napkin and the curds stayed behind. I left it alone for a couple of hours to let as much whey as possible drain. Of course, the napkin still absorbed quite a bit of whey, but a decent amount made it through. It should be a while before I will need to repeat the process as I used a full quart of milk. Yesterday and today, I made yogurt smoothies with my homemade yogurt, some milk, raspberries, flax seeds, raw honey, and I added a couple of ounces of the whey. I hope to start using the whey on some recipes that I want to try from Nourishing Traditions.
Additionally, I had been soaking some raw almonds in water, sea salt, and granulated garlic. Enough time had elapsed for the soaking, so I spread out the almonds in my food dehydrator and started drying them out. While at It's Only Natural, I also picked up some more raw pumpkin seeds. After I set the almonds in the dehydrator, I started soaking the pumpkin seeds. This time, I decided to simply do the sea salt and water. While I really liked the way the chili pepper seasoned the pumpkin seeds, I felt that the chili pepper wasn't ground up finely enough. I really want to pick up a nice mortar and pestle to better grind the peppers.
Today, I took out the almonds - they taste great! - and put the pumpkin seeds in the dehydrator.