Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sprouted Lentils: Days Three and Four

The sprouts have sprung! The lentils are all growing little while tails. I'm going to rinse them once more tonight, then uncover them (the jar has been wrapped in a kitchen towel for the past few days) tomorrow to let them get green. Then I'm not quite sure what to do with them. I might toss them into a salad, or make some rice or quinoa and lentil patties. I guess I'll have to see if they even taste good before that though...

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sprouted Lentils: Day Two

Here are the lentils this morning. They absorbed all the soaking water and puffed up. I rinsed them in fresh water and then transferred them to a jar topped with cheese cloth.

I've rinsed them twice today and will do that for the next two days. In the meantime they are tucked in neatly under a dish towel on my counter with only the open top exposed. So far so good.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sprouted Lentils: A Journey

An experiment is better descriptor. Sometimes I just read my cookery books for fun. Then I find something that sounds intriguing, realize I have all the necessary tools or ingredients, and get up to make it right now.

I fell in love with micro greens (sprouted beans and seeds) back in PDX. They are bright and colorful and add a wonderful texture and flavor to salads. They are also super nutritious for reasons that I do not quite understand.

I had a few tablespoons of lentils kicking around in the cupboard so I decided to sprout them. This is night one, where they soak overnight in some water. Tomorrow they will move to a jar. Stay tuned.

P.S. It snowed again. Yessssssss.