I have experimented with packets of sprouting seeds and a few days of twice daily rinses and watching the taisl pop out and then the baby leaves and then DIGGING in.
*** HOW TO Grow sprouts for Healthy Food and Life
Alfalfa Sprouts– (procedure similar for others)
Posted in Container, Crops, Edible Flowers, Fall / Winter, Food, Microgreens, Sprouts
Tagged food, gardening, grow your own, raw food, sprouts, vegan
I love the taste of Tabbouleh / Tabouli / ??? and have tried it many ways and with varied recipes but wanted to crank up the nutritional impact by replacing the grain with less empty calories. A delicious legume would do that perfectly.
Lentils are a delicious bean that fits the basic size/bite for tabbouleh and is a nutritional powerhouse especially when sprouted. After sprouting the lentils will provide 6-10 g protein, 20+% daily Vitamin C and 12-15% iron. The beans will also provide good fat and other nutritional basics.
Lentils are of similar size and bite to most bulgur and couscous and much tastier.
Adding the parsley, onion, garlic, tomato, mint , lemon juice and sea salt will make this tabbouleh a truly health food.
2 cups sprouted red lentils
1 bunch parsley, finely chopped(1 loose cup chopped)
2 medium red onions- diced(or 6 green onions or mix)
4 tomatoes, finely diced
1/2 to ¾ cup chopped mint
sea salt- to taste
Fresh ground black pepper
3 tbsp olive oil (optional)
2 lemons, juiced
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4-6 cloves garlic- chopped fine
1. SPROUTING LENTILS- soak 1-2 cups red lentils in clean water for 8-12 hours. Drain and let sprouts grow for 2-3 days(rinsing 2x day) When ¼ tails are out- put sprouts in the fridge until ready to use.
2. Combine Onions. Garlic, tomatoes, parsley, mint, cinnamon, Salt / pepper and lemon juice in a bowl. Toss and let sit for 10 minutes
3. Add lentils and toss and place in Fridge for 30 minutes or more until eating to allow flavors to blend.
A] Serve as a salad or side dish
B] Scoop into lettuce, cabbage or other “green” wrap to make a fun handheld food
C] Scoop up with a toasted pita or other chip
Posted in Farmers Market, Fitness, Food, Herbs, Recipes, Sprouts, Vegan /Vegetarian
Tagged farmers amrket, food, fuel, garden, protein, recipe
Found some ALMOST ripe peaches and decided to grill them to sweeten them up and use as the base for a fun salad..
Grilled Peach Chopped salad
7-8 peaches cut in half
2-3 green tomatoes sliced 1/2 inch thick
1 cup orange or yellow cherry tomatoes ( can be red- color is for THE LOOK)
1 medium cucumber chopped
3/4 cup Apple cider
OPTIONAL- finely chopped hot pepper
1. Place peaches on grill- flip after 2-3 minutes
2. flip again after 1 minute
3. Place tomatoes on grill 4 minutes each side
4. Allow peaches / onions to cool
5. Cut into bite sized pieces(not MY bite size..)
6. put peaches, onions, cukes and tomatoes (pepper) into bowl and toss
7. Add cider sparingly- until all coated and place in Fridge
Camera didn’t ork right o I found these photos to visual attraction.