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Sprouts: breathe life back into winter
Posted By admin On January 9, 2014 @ 8:00 am In Farm & Garden,Food & Drink | Comments Disabled
The following is an excerpt from Wild Flavors: One Chef’s Transformative Year Cooking from Eva’s Farm  by Didi Emmons. It has been adapted for the Web.
Growing sprouts is one of the simplest things you can do to breathe life into the deprivations of winter. As an urbanite who doesn’t have much space or sun to grow food, sprouts are one thing I can grow at any point in the year. Sprouts are replete with vitamins, minerals, proteins, and enzymes. Sprouting is easy, as easy a process as cooking rice. And there is a satisfaction in fostering and watching them grow and prosper. It feeds my maternal side, without the crying and diapers.Most any edible seed can become an edible sprout, but I like to sprout wheat berries, kamut, quinoa, lentils, and chickpeas. Other possibilities include hulled sunflower seeds, buckwheat groats, spelt, soybeans, peas, brown mustard seeds, radish seeds, broccoli seeds, rye seeds, cabbage seeds, and herb seeds. You can also sprout raw peanuts, black-eyed peas, adzuki beans, green channa, and, more commonly, alfalfa, clover, and mung bean. Tomato and potato sprouts are said to be poisonous.
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 Sprouted Hummus From Wild Flavors: http://www.scribd.com/doc/197065393/Sprouted-Hummus-From-Wild-Flavors
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