I re-read the section in More With Less on sprouting. I bought a bag of daikon radish seeds at the health food store - I wanted to get alfalfa seeds or at least a sprouting mix, but apparently everyone is sprouting seeds at this time of year and daikon radish was the only thing left.
|daikon radish seeds soaking|
The picture is actually of lentil sprouts. Genevieve wanted to sprout lentils.
|the dark, warm place where I put them: the cupboard above the oven hood|
Here is our method:
1. Soak 2 tbsp. of seeds or mung beans or lentils overnight in water. Best choice are seeds marked specifically for sprouting. I keep the extra in the freezer.
2. In the morning, place the drained seeds in a glass jar.
3. Cover the mouth of the jar with a piece of cheesecloth and rubber-band it in place.
4. Place the jar on its side in a warm, dark place (a cupboard next to or over your fridge or oven or close to a heater).
5. About three times a day, swish water through the jar, wetting all the seeds. Drain it again and put it back in its dark spot.
6. You'll see sprouts in a few days. When they're a few inches long, remove the cheesecloth and rubberband and put the lid on the jar. Keep in the fridge about a week.
What do you like to do with sprouts?
Do you mean you can do this with dried lentils? From the store??
Yup, that's what we used! I prefer the smaller seeds like the daikon radish seeds or alfalfa seeds, but yes, lentils work. My husband wants to try dried garbanzos :)
I love the taste of sprouts but I swore them off when I learned they can carry salmonella - even the home sprouted ones - if eaten raw or undercooked. Fully cooked is fine, but isn't part of the sprouty goodness the crunch?! I'm too wussy to take a chance. No, I don't eat cookie dough with raw eggs in it either. I do look at it with great longing, though. :)
Your melts look delicious. Onions - mmmm...
Amazing.. and the cheese melt looks yummy..
Thanks for sharing.
I just started soaking my spring salad sprouting mix, I haven't tried this before. I have had good luck with broccoli, alfalfa & radish seeds in the past. I bought a 4 tiered sprouter from Johnny's Seeds when it was on sale a few years back. I love it.
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