Today Erin shares three amazing dishes created around sprouted lentils. MMM… my favorite sprout all dressed up. She’s really a genius in the kitchen, and I’m so thankful for her generosity to share her artistry with us!
Because the pinto beans in this chili are sprouted prior to cooking, they digest as vegetables. That’s a good thing for people who are watching their carbs. Rest assured, those who normally shun sprouts won’t know the difference. The beans become part of the soup when barely sprouted and they don’t taste any different. This is my general recipe for making sprouted bean chili. This isn’t a spicy chili, so if you use my suggestions, you’ll end up with a mild chili that everyone will like.
Come winter time, we do quite a bit of bean sprouting. This is due in part to less availability of local produce. Sprouting gives us fresh vegetables during those darker, leaner months. Also, beans and winter go together – but I like to sprout them not only because of the nutritious burst that sprouting gives (increase in enzymes and vitamins) but because sprouted beans digest as vegetables. In this post, I’ll share
four five yummy uses for sprouted beans.
My Tuesday Twister posts are my weekly round-up of what’s going on in my kitchen and our lives, as it pertains to real food. So here we go – this week in my kitchen, I made a probiotic and creamy chocolate ice cream, we tried out a new flavor for water kefir, we tried Vital Choice canned sockeye salmon for the first time, and I pitted my Vita-Mix against my friend’s countertop appliance claiming to grind sprouted flour.
Every Monday, I pull out a meaningful quote from one of the great books or articles I’m reading and share it with you. I invite you to look for inspirational words in what you read and share them each week in the comments. This week, my quote comes from “Sprouted Baking” by Janie Quinn.
Beans are among the easiest of foods to sprout. Actually, sprouting is very easy in general, but here I will discuss beans. Soak 1-1/3 cups of beans overnight in pure water. Use a 1/2 gallon mason jar or other similarly-sized container. I like using 1/2 gallon mason jars with sprout screens best. But for the garbanzo beans, I’ve been using a stainless steel pot. I don’t know why. Well, yes I do. I’ve run out of jars. So a pot works. [...]
Even though I’ve had a very busy month of November, I’ve continued to experiment with sprouting gluten grains and turning them into bread. We’ve now enjoyed bread baked from these sprouted grains: spelt, kamut and hard white wheat. None of these have caused any gluten-intolerance symptoms in those of my family who are gluten-sensitive. (Pictured [...]
When I have a batch of mature sprouts, I fill the kitchen sink with cool water and plunge as many as I can into it. The seed hulls tend to float to the top, although a gentle churning of the clumps of sprouts is necessary to free up many more seed hulls. I pull out [...]
In part, this method comes from Ann Wigmore’s book “Sprouting.” I have added modifications of my own. Please note that microgreens different than sprouts. Sprouts are grown in water, while microgreens are grown in soil. We eat the entire sprout – roots, stems and leaves; of microgreens, we eat only the stem and leaves, leaving [...]