Ughh... do I have to sprout.
Do I have to sprout? I have such an aversion to it. I don't know why - it seems like it would be a lot of work.
Should I buy a sprouter? Is it the easiest way to go? I was thiking about mason jars - but I share a kitchen with three others and there isn't a ton of room for mason jars to be laying around all over the counters and draining in the sink.
What do you guys think... Can I live without sprouts or should I take the plunge?
Do you have to sprout? No.
Hey there. You don't HAVE to sprout and if room is an issue, why not buy sprouts (organic) from your local grocery or co-op?
They really are not a lot of work. The little seeds are the ones that do all the work. You just gotta remember to give them a shower each day. I personally love to have living things sprouting and growing all around me.
But you don't have to do anything you don't want to with being raw...
thats how i feel , i dont want the mess indoors or the hassle .
but if you do RP brought up using nut milk bags that ya just dunk in water a few times per day full of your seeds til they are sprouted .
you could hang the bags over say a plastic dish pan from some type little rack you could make or find .
and if you shop around some produce markets sell bean sprouts bulk at only like 40 cents per pound (here in detroit) so they can be cheap to buy .
you can also use paint bags i think there called , its what pro painters use to filter paint . they are cotton and you buy them at building supply places like home depot or lowes or paint stores .
The coolest thing about raw is, you don't have to eat anything you don't like.
Every single bite is a luxury.
I think you should take the plunge!
Sprouts are so healthful and they are actually so much fun to do. I love when I see the little tails peeking through. It's great watching them grow and take life.
Sprouting is so easy. Just soak over night, drain and then water them daily. There is nothing complex about it.
Sprouting can be very hassle-free! We have a bunch of the Sprout Master Trays, which are stackable, so they take up very little counter-space--they're great, you just rinse the sprouts in their trays twice a day (5 minutes a day, really), and in a day or so, depending on what you're sprouting, you have lots of little life-forms ready to be eaten! We always have 4 or 5 things sprouting at once, so something's always ready. I don't have the patience for greens, though (having to figure out light sources, etc.) so I usually just buy alfalfa sprouts and other greens.
My absolute favorite raw foods, though, are sprouted red lentils, and sprouted red quinoa, both of which grow very fast! They're so tasty....
Here's where you can order the very affordable Sprout Master Trays:
Also, I've never tried them but I know some people use automatic sprouters (more expensive) which requires even less work! You may want to look into those...
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I'm still a bit torn - I would love to have the nutritional benefits - and maybe it could be fun???
Maybe I'll just try it in a jar and then see if I like it?
What is the easiest thing to sprout.... I bought a sproutman book a while back. I think I'll dig it up and see what looks easiest.
I'll try it and see what I think - if it goes well maybe I'll get some of those trays.
They're also cost effective - so that is a HUGE benefit to me as I am broke (but happy!)
Here is the BEST sprouter (mho). I have two of these and love them:
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I have a couple of those sprout trays...
if I can do it, you can too!
I am one of those people who always hated to cook. And garden. Any plant I ever owned, I killed. Anyway, when I first read about sprouting, it seemed like alot of bother, and I wasn't interested. But so many recipes that I wanted to try called for sprouts. So I gave it a whirl.
I bought a cheap sprouting jar at my local Whole Foods. I think I paid $6 for it. It works like a charm, and takes up a minimal portion of the day to accomplish.
I think buckwheat is the easiest thing to sprout, and the quickest. I followed the directions in Allisa's book, and had no problems.
Give it a try, it's easy and you will really enjoy the end result. Yes, you can do this without sprouting a thing, but it opens up alot more recipes when you do. Good luck!
"when you are headed in the right direction, all you have to do is keep walking"
What's so great about sprout trays? Never heard of them before. I use a wide mouth glass jar. Maybe there is something abou the sprout trays I really need to know and have.
Where is best place to buy those nut seed bags? I paid about $9 years ago online. I wonder if our Linen stores or Bed Bath and Beyond have them. I know the are cheap to make but by the time I shop for material, I rather hop over to a store.
Where are you buying seeds? I have always bought at health food store.
I have some old seeds, alfalfa and spicy sprouts and they are taking a long time to sprout. I bet age does make a difference.
Thanks for the paint bag tips. Need to check that out.
All, thanks tons.
I was thinking about sprouting again today (when I was looking at Alissa's "pop tart" recipes) and thinking I'm deffinantly going to go for it. I was sitting with my step-mom and I asked her what she thought about sprouting.
She said "I used to do it all the time! I have sprouting jars and lids down stairs" !!!!!
So, I guess I already have everything I need right here!
Thanks for wanting to help though!
So tomorrow I'm off to buy wheatberries! AND some coconuts - due to frequent requests to order them from myself and I'm assuming others the health food store is going to put them on the shelf!!!! YAY... I live in MT and I can get coconuts. I've only lived here one month and they already know my name there and are calling me about my frequent questions and order requests.
I used to experiment with different, expensive vitamins and never truly felt a boost in my energy from them. But even a modest handful of sprouts five days a week, I go "Wheeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!"
Really!? You can tell that much of a difference? Very good to know!
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