18 Apr Sourdough Journey: Lessons Learned
One of the biggest things that I’ve learned in this sourdough girlie era is that it’s not as hard as you would think. I regret not starting sooner because I thought it was going to be so tough, but it isn’t! It actually helped slow me down and appreciate the small things in life. It gives me a glimpse of what life was life before technology and women were in the kitchen more.
It has helped me reconnect to food, which I think it something that most of our society needs to work on. We’re in this fast pace go-go-go mentality, which I understand as an entrepreneur, mama, doctorate student. I mean my husband and I literally renovated a house by ourselves while I was doing ALL OF THAT. So, I deeply understand being busy, BUT there is no excuse that you don’t have time to feed yourself and nourish yourself.
I think Europe has something right with prioritizing meal times as a sacred time with friends, family, and good food. It’s like triple nourishment there!
Back to sourdough, I currently have two starters – an Einkorn one and a gluten free one. I’ve perfected the Einkorn, but still working on finding good gluten free sourdough recipes, so send them to us if you have one you love! I used the Cultures for Health sourdough starters (linked below), but they are NOT absolutely necessary, fyi. Once my starter was all set after 2 weeks, I was baking on the regular, so I could get used to it. At that point the starter was left on my counter, but now both starters are in the fridge and I only feed once per week on Thursday and bake on Fridays!
Obviously, the podcast goes way more into the details about my sourdough girlie era, so make sure to listen to it! I’ll share below recipes and tools that I have used and loved throughout this. I hope to encourage you to start your own and not be afraid of it!
Sourdough Resources + Gadgets I Love
- Sourdough Jars (Amazon)
- 100% Einkorn Sourdough Recipe
- Banneton Baskets for Proofing (Amazon)
- Dripping Springs Mill (Where I Buy Einkorn!) – This is flour I use for my recipes now. I still use Jovial Einkorn for feeding my starter.
- Sourdough Starter Culture (Thrive Market)
- Sourdough Starter Culture GLUTEN FREE (Thrive Market)
- Jovial Einkorn (Amazon – I used this one for my starter. This was before I found Dripping Springs Mill!)
- Sprouted Brown Rice Flour for GF starter (Thrive Market)
**I’m still figuring out the best recipe for gluten free sourdough! So stay tuned!