Day 5: Soda/Wheaten Farls/Bannock Recipes & Yoga Video for clearing bloating #22DayChallenge
Updated: Aug 5
Today I wanted to eat something different so I looked in the cupboard and decided to make one of my old favourite foods; Wheaten Farls. Last year I found out that you can make buttermilk by adding 2 tbsps of apple cider vinegar to coconut milk or any other milk of choice. If you don't have an ACV then you can use the juice of half a lemon. Well that was a game-changer for me and I made my very first batch of Wheaten Farls and they tasted exactly the same as the normal ones only they didn't make me bloat. (see recipe below) I have also made my own Wheaten Bannocks and Currant Soda which take 30 minutes in the oven but Farls only have 5 ingredients and take 15 minutes to whip up a batch so I would recommend starting here.
Photo Credit: Wix photos
I finished making them and decided to have them with avocado and poached egg. It tasted lovely but after 5 minutes I started to feel a little bloating. Later as a snack, I decided to use up some of my freshly made hummus from yesterday with cherry tomatoes on a Ryvita cracker and the same thing happened but this time the bloating got bigger.
I did some self-inquiry on this as my body was clearly speaking to me and I made the connection. It was reacting to the wheat during this detox, normally I can eat wheat but my body goes through cycles so it's funny it came back today and also another coincidence is that I was attracted to TWO wheat-based foods today so I decided to go deeper with my self-inquiry to get to the root of this.
I took a deep breath and went into my process to see why I was being attracted to these foods and then I heard my inner voice whisper....
What are you not willing to digest yet?
Well, that was clear and to the point so I went further and seen how I had taken on some of what was going on in the world right now and not digesting that, then I went further and seen beliefs that were passed on to me that were not mine so I let those go and went further and further until I could see that this was passed down my mother's side and still in my DNA and that it was time to let this go so I did and the bloating went down but not fully...
Later on, I found this 12 minute Yoga Video by Sara Bath Yoga and started doing the exercises. Bit by bit all of the bloating went down and I took another deep breath, stretched and felt like the reset was complete.
Video Credit: Sara Bath Yoga
This is a great example of showing us that we need to allow and accept whatever comes knocking on our door that day. On the outside, this trigger looked like something that could have ruined my detox progress but instead, I choose to listen to my body, go inside and see what was really going on and this gift was revealed to me instead and I must say that I feel a lot lighter both physically and metaphorically. This is part of the work I do, if you would like any help with this I'd be happy to help just go to my website and get in touch.
In the meantime, as promised, here is my recipe for Soda/Wheaten Farls that takes 5 mins of prep and 10 mins to cook so within 15 minutes you could have freshly baked bread and your kitchen will smell amazing. This is a vegan recipe so use it as a guideline if you want to make it the normal way but great for all the lactose intolerant people out there as well.
WHEATEN FARL RECIPE
250 g of Wholemeal Flour
250 ml of Coconut/Almond milk with 2 tbsps of Apple Cider Vinegar (Vegan Buttermilk)
1 tsp of Baking Soda
Pinch of salt
1. Add the 2 tbsps of ACV or the juice of half a lemon to your milk of choice and let it sit for 15 mins
2. Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix around with your hand and then form a well in the middle.
3. Add about 1/3 of the buttermilk and fold it in, keep adding this little by little until it becomes absorbed and keep going until you pull it all together into a round ball of dough.
If it is too sticky you need to add more flour, if it is not sticking together you need a bit more milk (usually I have just enough milk or a bit leftover)
4. Once it's in a ball roll it out like a pizza base and then using a pizza cutter or knife cut it into 4 quarters. (The Irish word for quarter is 'farl' which is why they're called farls)
5. Add a little bit of flour to the bottom of a large frying pan but no oil as all you need is a medium heat.
6. Put the farls onto the pan and turn them over after 5 minutes and cook on the other side for another 5 minutes.
7. Then when they are ready you can toast or fry them (cut them down the middle to half)
8. If you toast them they are delicious with butter and cheese, if you fry they are great with sausages, egg and whatever else you would have in your traditional fry up.
DAILY TIP - If you prefer Soda Farls, use Plain Flour or Soda Bread Flour (which you can get in N.Ireland) instead
Photos uploaded from my iPhone of my first ever batch of Soda Farls
If anyone wants to make a Vegan Soda Bread/Wheaten Bannock the recipe is below
Video Credit: The Happy Pear
That completes another day, Hope you enjoy the tips!!