While this is predominately a dessert blog and I’ve been known to say things like, “Ew, salad. Kill it with fire!”, I actually try to eat healthfully most of the time. Especially in the winter when it’s dark and cold and deep fried food makes me want to fall asleep at 4pm. Between eating colorful fruits and vegetables during the winter months and sleeping enough, I can remain a productive member of society and not fall asleep on my laptop every day. Unless it involves spirulina or wheatgrass enemas, I’m up for trying healthy new things to add to my culinary repertoire.
Here’s what came in the package: a sprouting jar, metal screen for rinsing the sprouts, cotton drawstring bag that reads “Sprout”, instructions, and a 4oz tin of sprouting lentils.
Despite my lack of a green thumb, my lentils sprouted! I followed everything to a T and within a day, my lentils were already bursting from their shells! I began the process Sunday afternoon and harvested everything Tuesday evening. Employing the minimalist approach, I decided to put them in a salad with spring mix, apples, blackberries, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and cardamom ginger dressing. There were some recipes included within the kit and I found some curry lentil stir fry recipes online, so I might try one of those with the rest of the lentils.
So, my sprouting adventure was a success, even with my clumsiness in regard to sensitive food growing processes. The offer is available now on Vegan Cuts, where you can find more information about this kit.