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    As mentioned, got up, ate a banana, felt fine. A little nausea and then nothing. So I think the banana is doing what the midwife and the mom were telling me to do: namely, eat something starchy that could quickly get into my blood sugar. Bonus: I don't have to eat a bland frankenfood to get there. Yay!

    Breakfast was more cottage cheese and a hefty spoonful of sunflower butter mixed in, plus the usual half-caff. So far, so good. Lunch is coming, but I'm not overwhelmingly hungry or gnawing my arm off, so I'm thinking the fat from the sunflower butter plus the protein from the cottage cheese is keeping me going past the initial sugar lift of the banana.

    I bought beef jerky, and am reminded that I really should just make my own. $6 for 4 ounces is ridonculous.

    Also! I made more yogurt in my sous vide. So easy! Heat it up, cool it down, add some yogurt, heat it back up again. And it basically gets me good quality yogurt at half price. Hooray!

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    yess homemade yogurt! What kind of milk are you using? I just made my own, it came out amazing and gets a little tangier with every day. If I left if for a week and strained it, it would probably taste like Fage's full-fat Greek yogurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    yess homemade yogurt! What kind of milk are you using? I just made my own, it came out amazing and gets a little tangier with every day. If I left if for a week and strained it, it would probably taste like Fage's full-fat Greek yogurt.
    Just plain ol' organic whole milk, pasteurized. I'm pondering doing raw milk next time. Also pondering lowering the heat next time to see what effects it has on the texture (and will definitely do so if I use raw).

    Yeah, I really should strain it, but it's a mess and I'm laaaaazy.

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    What temperatures did you use? If you don't incubate in the 100-110F range, it won't thicken/culture. Or are you just talking about incubating at the lower end of the range?
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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    What temperatures did you use? If you don't incubate in the 100-110F range, it won't thicken/culture. Or are you just talking about incubating at the lower end of the range?
    I mean the initial heating up to denature the proteins. I usually take it up to 180, but I've heard you don't need to go up that high. I experimented with 175 in the hopes that the yogurt wouldn't be so grainy and "cooked".

    I know in Nourishing Traditions Fallon/Enig said not to take raw milk yogurt to 180. They say 110 and then incubate at 95. I dunno. Maybe raw milk is magical? You'd think so, reading the WAPF literature. :P /rimshot

    But yeah, I incubate in the 100-110 range.

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    Yeah, some of the things I've read about raw milk also say not to heat so much. Let me know how it comes out! Raw milk is too much of a hassle to obtain here, so I will stick with my pasteurized, local, organic whole milk (found one that's grass-fed with cream on top too!).
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    Have you tried the Organic Pastures Dairy? It's just for us fortunate folks here in California since silly laws keep them from shipping out of state. They have a great line of products including milk, cheese, cream, butter, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleobird View Post
    Have you tried the Organic Pastures Dairy? It's just for us fortunate folks here in California since silly laws keep them from shipping out of state. They have a great line of products including milk, cheese, cream, butter, etc.
    I have a great hippymart nearby that carries two brands of raw milk -- Organic Pastures and Claraville. Main reason I haven't tried making the raw milk yogurt yet is mainly cost and getting there. But now that I've got a decent system for making yogurt that doesn't require too much hassle, I think that'll be my next experiment!

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    Not much nausea this morning. I slept fairly badly, waking up at least four times. I suspect I'm overheating. I haven't slept with covers on in four nights, and my boobs are sore again. Yay?

    Last night I ate an entire t-bone steak and still wanted more. Some nights I just don't seem to have the famous protein aversion. Some days I do. There's no rhyme or reason to it.

    Waking up pretty much every day at 5 AM and have started taking my thyroid pills then before heading back to sleep.

    Finally: Reed's ginger brew. Every pregnant woman must have a case of it at all times. I don't know if it's placebo or what, but one bottle of that stuff and I'm no longer green around the gills.

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    I've never had to deal with morning sickness but ginger is well known for being good for nausea. Is that a ginger kombucha or more like a ginger ale?

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