4 Feb

I’ve been growing sprouts and having so much fun with it!

I bought a little starter kit at Living Food of St. Ives. If you’re not local, don’t worry – you can shop online as well.

My kit included a sprouting jar and packets of three different seeds to sprout – lentils, alfalfa seeds and mung beans.

The process is really easy. You soak the beans/seeds, then rinse them out each day. They take from 3-5 days to sprout, depending on what you’re growing.

Here are my lentils soaking:

I was so thrilled when the very next day I could already see little sprouty bits:

I now get so excited every morning that the first thing I do is rush to the kitchen to see what’s happening in my sprouting jar!

Here is today’s batch of alfalfa sprouts:

I don’t have children, but I would think this would be a lovely thing to do with them, especially if they’re young, as the results are so quick!

Next up, mung bean sprouts. Stay tuned!


One Response to “Sprouting”

  1. Geeta February 5, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    I love sprouting! It’s fun. We do it every so often with our lentils.

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