I just finished eating stewed figs with yogurt! I have never had most of the things that I am eating this week. In fact I just ate asparagus for the first time today.
The challenge comes at a perfect time because I am learning so much about nutrition through the Family Herbalist course I am taking. I just finished the unit on bread and I am so thankful that I spent the last two years perfecting my sourdough. Not only does true sourdough have a lower glycemic index, it also makes the nutrients in the bread more readily available and pre-digests the gluten during the long raising process. There are lots of wonderful things brewing in those 8-12 hours it takes for the bread to fully rise.
So far the challenge has gone well. The kids have complained a bit but neither they nor I are really sure why. When I ask them “Didn’t you enjoy the homemade granola?” they swear they love it. In fact only a few things have the thumbs down. (Unfortunately sourdough bread is one of them. Sourdough blueberry muffins on the other hand were a hit!)