I’m super excited to start growing sprouts. Anyone else out there growing sprouts? I really love growing my own food. Having an outdoor garden this past summer was very rewarding. And now getting into sprout growing for the winter is happening.
In college I took a permaculture class. Or rather, I attempted to take a permaculture class. I’ve always been interested in plants and wanting to know more about the growing process. But a couple weeks into this class I was scared away because of the requirement to memorize all the scientific names for all the plants. So I dropped out.
One of the reasons I love the Medical Medium books so much is because I get so much amazing, user friendly, information out of them. It’s like taking many college classes that are easy and not scary at all. The spiritual concepts Anthony William explains about the plants’ connections to us, not just for healing our physical bodies but for healing our souls and emotional relationships lights a fire in me. I love it so much! It rings so true to my being! So that’s why I took a couple pics out of his Life-Changing Foods book and posted them with my sprouts picture. These are words that speak to me. Words that get me excited about life. Human life, plant life, earth life, universe life....CONNECTION💞💃🏼🕺🏻🌵🌲🌎🌞🌝⭐️.
Forget soggy boiled sprouts, for a delicious breakfast try lightly frying alongside other leftover veg for 5-7 minutes. Here I have onions and grated sweet potato fried in coconut oil, all topped with an egg. Tip into a plate (swipe 👉🏻 to see the aftermath 😂), add seasoning of your choice, boom! Done. #getyourgreens#sprouts#foodie#breakfastclub
In the midst of quick fun bday shopping, kumbucha making, helping girlies prep for a dance, I started back to sprouting. Have you ever sprouted? So I found seeds in the pantry that I bought over 10 years ago 🤤 I thought heck, these will still sprout. I mean they're organic and non GMO. LOL. It took me 3 tries to realize they were not going to sprout. So I bought a fresh bag of broccoli seeds and started sprouting again this week. Y'all know this is the year of the veggies for me! I'm trying to go past green beans and colorful salads. I'm well on my way to conquering cauliflower. Now it's time to move on to broccoli while my spirits are high! Sprouts are my secret weapon in the fight against broccoli. Y'all the smells of it cooking are so GROSS to me! So I'm sprouting broccoli seeds. They're supposed to have even more nutrients than broccoli. I've read all the science years ago. Still not sure how it's possible but I can eat these on a salad! What changes are you making this year?
Sprouting stages. In this photo are soaking and sprouting wheats for breads and sprouted split peas for soup.
Sprouting pulses such as grains and beans not only makes them more digestible by blocking phytates and other anti-nutrients, it also makes them more nutritious through the process which makes the minerals vitamins more bio-available.
One of the great things about sprouting from home is the huge selection of available varieties. It is soooo easy, and you do not need a lot of equipment or time. To sprout to get the health benefit -as soon as there is a white nub (very soon in the process) the molecular change has taken place and that seed or grain or bean is now a plant. They can then be dehydrated and ground into flours, or cooked, or dried and stored. Sprouting to the leaf stage takes a few days longer and is used if you are going to eat the leaves such as salad or sandwich sprouts or juice the leaves such as wheat grass. Instructions below.
2017 sucked. Well, parts of it did. I have always been so passionate about whole foods but last year, stress got the best of me. Food either fights disease or it feeds it. Even with all the knowledge I have on clean eating, (and I have a lot) I turned to crappy food to make myself feel better. The polar opposite of what I should have done. In the end, it made me more miserable. We all make choices, and in 2018 I will make better ones. #avocadotoast#sprouts#sproutedbread#redpepper#cleaneating#wholefoods
There’s nothing better than ending the week with #homegrown sprouts! Our team member Nate made an Edamame, Beet and Sprout Salad for dinner.
What do you like to use sprouts for? Let us know in the comments!
A few months back I hosted a beautiful backyard dinner party with some girlfriends. It was one of the most magical evenings I’ve had in a while. If hosting is something that intimidates you, you’ll wanna check out my newsletter this week. I make it simple for you to host anytime with a few great tips. I partnered with @sprouts to make some yummy food and decorated my table with some blooms right from the store! Entertaining doesn’t have to be stressful, it can be easy and simple when your heart is to simply gather and be with your people. .
I have a full-fledged love affair with plants 🌱 and gardening, gifted to me by a sweet, gentle, kind soul, Mr. Herron. Oh, the things he taught me: how to graft, where to prune, how to pluck, when to plant. He saved my life once...but that is another story.
He made it all so magical; because, in so many ways nature truly is. And what a storyteller Mr. Herron was! One particular story was how if you were a very good child, the garden gnomes might gift you a strawberry ready for planting. I believed every word he said, but had no clue what he was talking about! Until now that is...
I purchased some organic strawberries 🍓🍓 in order to play around with a recipe I've been tinkering with in my head. Well, life being what it is, I had to push the strawberries to the back of the fridge and hope I could get to them before they had to become jelly. Can you imagine my surprise when I finally pulled the strawberries out and saw that the gnomes had finally figured out I was a good girl?! 😂
The scientific explanation for the sprouting of seeds on fruits - as seen on our strawberry - is a mutation known as vivipary. Viviparous plants produce seeds that germinate while still attached on the plant. So, the achenes (aka strawberry seeds) are actually sprouting/germinating on the plant. Crossing my fingers that we end up with some strawberry plants this spring/summer! ☀️