Friday, 29 January 2016

MicroGreens: A New Project

We are trying out microgreens as they are easy and we had all the resources available. Just a little bit of soil, light, water and some seeds. We are making an attempt with mung beans and lentils. You can also get packages of seeds specific to micro greens, but we wanted to see how well this would work. If they turn out to give a lot of greens, we can mix them with the sprouts for a delicious and nutritious salad.

Friday, 22 January 2016

The mung beans are sprouted and are ready to eat! I keep them in a sealed bag in the fridge and enjoy them on top of my rice cake and sunflower seed butter. Stuart thinks they taste sort of like snow peas that you eat straight from the garden.

Now I am trying out lentils for sprouting. It's similar to the mung beans except that the lentils are soaked overnight first and do not need to have contact with water after. You are able to do this process with just a jar as well, however some sort of strainer is ideal as you want to rinse lentils several times a day during the sprouting process. Perhaps a mason jar with a few tiny holes in the lid would work well. I'll post a picture of the finished lentils as well!

Just a picture of the new game I've been playing... Blokus. You have Tetris style pieces and they can only connect at the corners, still trying to finish with no pieces left over!

Friday, 15 January 2016

 The sprouting kit I received over Christmas!

Comes with a steel strainer/siv, bottom and lid (instructions as well for the mung beans I am using this time)

After rinsing the beans, we placed them in the strainer, the strainer in the bottom compartment which had a bit of water in it. It was important that the water just touches the beans, and that the lid is not air tight. I will need to rinse ever 12-18 hours or so, but they will soon be sprouted!

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

We are still here! Updates coming soon with the help of my new supporter Stuart.
Stay tuned,