One simple way to diversify your diet is to try sprouting alfalfa seeds in the windowsill.
All you need is a source of organic (non-treated) alfalfa seeds, a glass jar without a lid, a strainer and a cloth cover for the first day of providing darkness to the soaking seeds.
Oh yeah, it does take some patience too, after all it may take 5-7 days before your handful of alfalfa sprouts are ready to eat. After that, munch and crunch away on those little seeds of health!
Take 2 tablespoons of organic alfalfa seeds and put them in a glass jar.
Add 1/4 cup of water and let the seeds soak overnight. It is best to keep the jar in a brown paper bag or cloth for the first 24 hours.
Rinse the alfalfa seeds once a day and drain well each time. Cheesecloth works great, but a tea strainer also works for alfalfa and larger seeds as well – such as lentils, sunflower and mung beans.
After the daily rinsing rotate the jar and let the alfalfa seeds stick to the sides. To develop the green shoots simply leave the glass jar on its side in the windowsill.
Almost a week later you will have alfalfa sprouts to eat!
You can refrigerate the sprouts once they are of considerable size – and eat them within a few days, if they can last that long.
Add them to a tasty chicken stir-fry, stuff them in a pita bread or add them to scrambled eggs, anyway you crunch it they are delicious!
Want to know all about sprouts? The best online resource is Sprout People!
and a wonderful book: Sprout Garden – Revised Edition
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