Occasionally I like testing various seeds for sprouting to increase my raw vegetarian comsumption. I think it is fascinating how quickly the seeds can go from this:
To this in less than 48 hours:
I have a very simple system of glass mason jars, a mesh sieve/strainer, and tap water for rinsing.
I found some amazing recipes and ideas for this online at http://www.sproutpeople.com where you can purchase seeds online as well as get generally free advice and great ideas of what to do with your sprouts once they have developed!
Each seed/bean has a different taste, and I made raw hummous based on a recipe from the sprout people and it was wonderful! You don’t have to cook the chickpeas! Some sprouted legumes do need to be cooked to kill off a particular toxin – look into each type before eating raw!
And then there are whole almond soaks – what a great way to wake up your food!
I just love watching the sprouts develop – give it a try yourself! Be sure to get organic seeds though for best results! non organic ones may be “mules” and not meant to be grown, just cooked and eaten…