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02-27-2006, 07:42 PM
I just started my sprouts last night and they're well on their way. I bought many different things to sprout and some Easy Sprouters. I'm starting with a spicy mix of radish and other small seeds, lentils and some peas that looked black. It's very easy to do and I'm already noticing tiny sprouts on everything. I've tasted the peas and lentils. The peas still taste starchy like raw peas, and they're slightly bitter. But the lentils are yummy! Very soft and taste like cooked lentils. I'm having to restrain myself from eating those.
The sprouters came with a recipe for the lentil sprouts where you simply add fresh lemon juice, olive oil and chives or green onion. Sounds yummy! I might also add some chopped tomato to that. Can't wait for them to be ready!
02-28-2006, 12:05 PM
That's one of the fun things about sprouts ... you can eat them at pretty much any stage and they are good!
I have an entire tray of fully sprouted mixed seed on my windowsill. I've let them sit there for about 4 days --looks so green and lush I haven't wanted to touch them. However, I'll be mixing with my sunflower pate tonight for a collard rollup.
Your recipe for
"add fresh lemon juice, olive oil and chives or green onion. Sounds yummy! I might also add some chopped tomato to that."
sounds delicious. Think I'll try it and roll that up in a collard leaf as well!
02-28-2006, 08:04 PM
Isn't it exciting when those wee sprouts start peeking their heads above the husk?
I feel a bit like Mr. Greenjeans when I look at them! :::laughing:::
Actually, I look at mine with a jeweler's loupe, because I don't like the oats, especially, to get too far along. They get bitter sometimes. :eek:
02-28-2006, 08:18 PM
I haven't tried oats. Perhaps one day I'll try some grains. But my daughter has a gluten allergy so to keep things simple, I try to keep things out of the house that she is allergic to.
03-02-2006, 08:13 AM
Re: Gluten allergy.
Just a thought - Some raw foodists with gluten allergies say they have no problem with sprouted grains, and a few say their allergy disappears after they have been all raw for a while.
03-02-2006, 10:57 AM
She's only 7. At this point I don't think it's feasible to have her eat 100% raw. The woman at the health food store kept insisting she could eat sprouted grains because they were no longer grains once they were sprouted, but a live food. I gave her a tortilla from sprouted grain and it made her so sick that she is fearful of any kind of sprout now. Maybe when she is older.
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