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6/11/09 11:06 A

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I have sprouted the alfalfa, broccoli, and radish before as well as mung beans and red lentils. The buckwheat and wheat sounded fun and interesting. We both LOVE wheat grass shots so, I may keep those going to juice for smoothies. Of course we'll give them a try as sprouts on a sandwhich or salad but I also plan on drying and grinding the wheat and buckwheat to flour to add to my homemade bread.

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6/11/09 8:51 A

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Ellen, have you done all these types before? Do you have a favorite?

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6/11/09 1:44 A

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Ellen, Wow! You are really starting a bunch of different kinds of sprouts. You even mentioned several different kinds I hadn't ever thought of to sprout. Go Ellen Go!!!

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6/10/09 5:00 P

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My mung beans are almost ready to eat.

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6/10/09 10:46 A

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LOL-ing with Sheena!

I started 6 jars Monday evening - alfalfa, broccoli, buckwheat, radish, mustard, and wheat. I'll post a pic when I harvest. I think I'll start a big, mixed jar next week - I'll take those to work when they are ready for the fridge.

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6/7/09 12:50 A

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I thought about growing sprouts after reading this thread, then i saw them in the store, Organic Deli srpouts for 1.18 and I lost my motivation emoticon

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6/5/09 9:22 A

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My seeds arrived yesterday . . . we are out of town for the weekend so, I will be starting 6 different varieties Sunday or Monday evening. I can't wait!

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6/5/09 9:22 A

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Thanks for the rinsing information. The website worked for me. I am just using cheese cloth for now.

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6/5/09 9:14 A

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www.herbalhut.com/detail.aspx?ID=140
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I wonder if this link will work. I am not recommending this site - it just has a picture of the set of lids I use to grow sprouts. I love these lids.
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6/5/09 9:05 A

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I rinse them daily in the fridge, two or three times daily out of the fridge. I started broccoli seeds yesterday. I ususally start another batch before one batch is finished.

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6/5/09 7:22 A

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Hi Everyone:
It took the sprouts about 3 days to grow. I have them in the fridge now. They are wonderful. I just have to remember they are there. One thing though, do you keep rinsing even when they go into the fridge?

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6/5/09 4:16 A

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Great Information! Thanks so much for sharing!


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6/2/09 9:54 A

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COOLNESS - let us know when you 'harvest'!

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6/1/09 7:07 P

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I am so excited my alfalfa sprouts are sprouting. I put them in the jar Sat afternoon.

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6/1/09 9:48 A

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I ordered several seeds from the johnnyseeds site last night - I can't wait to get them in and get them started! I got wheat, alfalfa, mustard, radish . . .

THANKS for posting the link to the Ezekiel bread recipe - I will go check that out. We found the bread on sale at Sprouts yesterday and picked up a couple of loaves - I will be having some with some fresh ground peanut butter for my snack in a few minutes - yum. But, I want to get to in the habit of making my bread for the week each weekend or a couple of times a month.


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5/30/09 3:49 P

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I found some seeds at a health food store, 40 min from our house. They only had mung and alfalfa. I will start them today.

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5/29/09 11:22 P

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Ellen,

There is an Ezekiel Bread recipe in the Clean Eats Team cookbook. I think Hawgwild1 added it just last week. It's here:
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The rye I want to try is in this blog:

cookeatthink.blogspot.com/2008/01/sp
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5/29/09 1:10 P

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I really like the Ezekiel bread also. I have not seen a copy cat recipe either, but I will look and see what I can find.



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5/29/09 10:46 A

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Well, all of my packages have been opened and the brand name is missing but, I'm pretty sure that I purchased them here:

http://www.johnnyseeds.com/catalog/subca
tegory.aspx?category=1&subcategory=543
&source=martha&scommand=page&qstateid=
23a55b4c-c83d-468c-b293-f86f9581dd3a&sp=2

I started out with the 'bio-starter kit' that they offer (YEARS ago) but, the canning jar, cheesecloth, and ring works out better for me. I just pop them into the fridge when they are mature and they will keep for several more days - not so easy to do with the stacker trays.

I would love to bake my own sprouted bread . . . anyone care to share a recipe?
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We LOVE the Ezekiel bread but, I have never found a fake or copy cat recipe . . . yet!


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5/29/09 12:31 A

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I am definitely going to look for these seeds the next time I'm at the health food store.

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5/28/09 8:11 P

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I order my seeds from www.jungseed.com. Unfortunatly, they are unavailable right now. I also got some sprouting tops from a garden center somewhere. They are a set of three plastic screw tops that fit on top of a jar. I start with the fine mesh and as the seeds sprout, I change to courser top to strain off the loose seed shells. I love the broccoli but use the "mixed" seeds for a change now and then.

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5/28/09 7:24 P

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I did get my seeds from the health food store.

I eat a slice of sprouted rye toast every morning. Tomorrow I will toast my last slice of Alvaredo Street Bread. Then I hope to bake my own. I hope, I hope.



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5/28/09 7:06 P

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Thanks for the information, I cannot wait to get started. It was funny because in the mail today we got our free copy of Canadian Gardening and my husband brought it to me and started talking about sprouts and growing your own. It didn't say in the mag where to buy them though. Sorry it does have a name brand of Eco-culture Seracon sprouts.

It would be very neat to hear and see what others are sprouting. I would love to if I can find them.

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5/28/09 6:22 P

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You want to get your seeds for sprouting at a health food store or natural market . . . some large grocery stores may have them as well.

***** You MUST make sure that the seeds are for home sprouting - not seeds packaged for planting! I cannot stress that enough! The seeds packaged for planting are treated with some chemicals that are not safe for use in home sprouting! *****

There are several online sources as well - I will update when I get home and take a look at the brand on my seeds.

It would be kinda fun to keep an update on who's sprouting what and how they use them!


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5/28/09 10:04 A

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I would love to try this out as well! Very cool! I never knew it was that easy! :)

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5/28/09 8:35 A

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OK I have never done this, but always wanted to. Where would I get the seeds?

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Wow is this a timely thread. I just bought some rye seeds to have on hand when I figured out how to sprout them, lol.

Will rye seeds sprout properly with this same method?



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5/27/09 11:40 P

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Yep - I will be starting another batch over the weekend. I have grown all kinds - this batch is mung bean sprouts . . . they have a little peppery 'bite' to them.

I put a well rounded tablespoon of seeds in a clean canning jar (wide mouth). Attach some cheese cloth over the top (rubber band or jar ring). Let them soak in a couple of inches of water the first night. Then rinse twice a day and keep at room temp - you'll have a jar full of sprouts in about 2 weeks. Just run the water through the cheesecloth to rinse and drain - easy-peasy. It's very important to keep rinsing or they 'sour' - bleh!

We love them on salads or wraps - good in stir fry too!

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5/27/09 11:26 P

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Do you grow your own sprouts? How and what kind?

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