Well, so far this morning--no tails... But, it's only really been overnite, so we'll see...
The buckwheat in the photos IS what I use. They won't get tails like alfalfa sprouts do. I then dehydrate mine to make buckwheaties. Waaaay better than grapenut flakes...
Hey Lucy...a few Questions:
1. Do they not sprout (even a little) for Calzones?
2. How long to you let them sit before you use them for the Calzones? (I soaked them about 6 hours yesterday then let them "sit" overnite...)
3. How long do you dehydrate them for Crispies, and
4. What do you add to it?
I honestly don't remember what I used for the Calzones the last time.... That was about a year and 1/2 ago...
Ok. Let's see. I soaked for 6 hours, then "sprouted" for a couple days, risning like ALL the time. You can't over rinse. They may get a little "bud" on them.
For buckwheaties I soat, sprout and dehydrate until crisp. I dehydrate a lot of stuff overnight. taste and see if they are crisp after 4 hours.
I use it for a lot of different things; like cereal (almond mylk, berries, bananas, and buckwheaties). I sprinkle over ice cream; use in granola. Endless possibilities.
That is SOOO COOL!!! :cool: I'm DEFINITELY gonna try that!!! I've been looking for something other than Granola (using NUTS) Cerael and this would be PERFECT!!!! Sometimes I just don't feel like eating anything with nuts in it...
So, I'll make the Calzone with some of the Buckwheat and Dehydrate some for Crispies... Thanks LUCE!!! You're the BEST!!!!
mine took ages till the tales did finally come out ..something like 7-9 days! Keep rinsing them and post a pic for us to see :)
Hmmm, mine looks just like that but it sprouted like crazy. Just took a couple of days. :confused: I only soak it overnight, then do the rinsing thing. I have a sprout tube but also have sprouted in a bowl.
Mine sprouted tiny tails fairly quick. I did find out that some stores ONLY carry roasted buckwheat so make sure yours isn't roasted.
The buckwheat I sprout for buckies usually only takes two days. But you really need to rinse and drain buckwheat a lot when sprouting to get rid of the thick mucilaginous gel that forms around the groats. I like to add a little cinnamon and raw honey (or agave) to mine before dehydrating so the groats stick together a bit when done. Definitely better than Grape Nuts.
Hmmmm... this really makes me think I need a camera!! :D
I wanna post more pics on my journey.
I have two Freshlife sprouters and literally overnight the buckwheat sprouts and some get little tails and some don't...
I put a bunch in to sprout yesterday morning and this morning they are in the "D" crisping.
These make a hearty breakfast with almond mylk and bananas or berries or both.
I like their crunchiness...
btw - LOVE my FL sprouters.
Week 8 day 55!!!!!
O.k....here are my Sprouts today:
I'm wondering, though...I didn't get a chance to make the Calzone today and I have to go to work tonight.... Will they be alright if I let them sit another day and rinse them, or should I put them in the frig??? :confused:
I ***DID*** get a chance to make the Mango/Banana Pie!!!
I can't WAIT to taste it tomorrow!!!!
Have a RAWsome nite everyone!!!!
I wouls put them in the fridge.
i'd stick them in the fridge too. buckwheat gets stanky :)
that mango/banana looks awesome!
Renee, how are your children doing on their raw challenge?