thesimplevegetarian:

The Classic Californian 
Here is one of many delicious ways to use your fresh homegrown sprouts. If you missed my Mason Jar Sprouting Tutorial check it out here:  http://thesimplevegetarian.tumblr.com/post/48475074630/sprout-of-control-sprouts-truly-are-a-wonder 
Prep time: 5 minutes 
Calories: 430
Ingredients:
2/3 Avocado (Sliced)
1/2 Roma Tomato (Sliced)
1/2 Cup of Sprouts  
2 Slices of Whole Grain Bread
Mayonaise or Veganiese 
Salt and Pepper  
Steps:
Spread the mayo on one side of both halves of bread 
Layer the sliced avocado on the bottom slice of bread
Next, layer the tomato slices on top of the avocado
For the top layer add a generous helping of fresh sprouts
Add salt and pepper to taste 
Enjoy! 
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thesimplevegetarian:

The Classic Californian 

Here is one of many delicious ways to use your fresh homegrown sprouts. If you missed my Mason Jar Sprouting Tutorial check it out here:  http://thesimplevegetarian.tumblr.com/post/48475074630/sprout-of-control-sprouts-truly-are-a-wonder 

Prep time: 5 minutes 

Calories: 430

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 Avocado (Sliced)
  • 1/2 Roma Tomato (Sliced)
  • 1/2 Cup of Sprouts  
  • 2 Slices of Whole Grain Bread
  • Mayonaise or Veganiese 
  • Salt and Pepper  

Steps:

  1. Spread the mayo on one side of both halves of bread 
  2. Layer the sliced avocado on the bottom slice of bread
  3. Next, layer the tomato slices on top of the avocado
  4. For the top layer add a generous helping of fresh sprouts
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste 

Enjoy! 

thesimplevegetarian:

Sprout of Control!

Sprouts truly are a wonder food, full of nutrients and vitamins essential to a healthy, vegetarian diet. Though small in size, sprouts pack a big nutritional punch and are a great source of protein, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and vitamins A, B, C, and E.  If the nutritional value hasn’t already sold you on these green goodies the super simple sprouting process will! Using only a mason jar and seeds you can have fresh homegrown sprouts in only five days! Here’s how to do it!

You Will Need:

  • 1 Quart Sized Mason Jar
  • 1 Stainless Steel Screen (About .50 cents from any hardware store)
  • 2 Tbsp. Sprouting Seeds (I used a mix of alfalfa and broccoli)
  • 1 Sharpie Marker 
  • Scissors 

Steps:

  1. Place the screen over a piece of scrap paper on a hard surface and using the sharpie, trace the inner circle of the jar lid
  2. Using the scissors, cut the circle out of the screen, making sure to cut it a little smaller than the rimmed lid   
  3. Place the wire screen inside the rim of the jar lid and screw back on jar (pictured top right) 
  4. Once you have made your jar it’s time to sprout! Measure 2 tbsp. of sprouting seeds and place in jar 
  5. Clean the seeds by filling the jar with water, swishing them around, and straining out the water. Do this until the water runs clear. 
  6. Next, fill the jar with cool water and let the seeds soak for about 8 hours (I like to do this step before going to bed so I don’t have to use a timer) Times will vary depending on the type of seed you are sprouting. After the 8 hour period drain the water.  
  7. Now it is time for the rinsing stage. Every day, 2 times a day, fill the jar with cool water, swish around, and drain thoroughly. I like to do it once in the morning and once before bed. Repeat this step for 5-6 days until your sprouts are fully grown. 
  8. Rinse sprouts to remove excess seeds and enjoy. Yep, it’s that easy! 

 

Special thanks to my co-worker Mutsumi for introducing me to the wonderful world of sprouts!