Last week, Emily, our guest poster shared how she has been growing sprouts right in her kitchen. Today the journey continues as she shares how she adds these vitamin-packed sprouts to her diet.
Initially, the only use I had heard of for sprouts was to put them on top of salads. That’s a terrific option, but there are so many more possibilities.
- Steamed sprouts with a little soy sauce as a veggie side for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
- Add some sprouts to your sandwich or wrap.
- Add a little red curry sauce from Trader Joe’s and microwave for a minute or two. (For those who prefer to avoid the microwave, a couple minutes on the stove-top works great, too.)
Since I have a steady stream of sprouts growing at all times, I eat 1 or 2 servings of sprouts a day. So far, so good! I don’t think you can really overdose on sprouts, and growing them yourself is a truly inexpensive way to get fresh vegetables into your system every day.
On a whim, I came up with a recipe that involves rice paper, fresh veggies, and black pepper SPAM. Here’s the full recipe. The SPAM is completely optional. You could also keep it vegan. If you prefer a non-SPAM meat, add egg, chicken, or bacon.
You can add sprouts to just about any dish. Here are a few staples for me:
- Canned beans, red curry sauce, spinach, and sprouts – all microwaved for 2 minutes
- Gluten-free bread + hummus + steamed sprouts
- Steamed sprouts with soy sauce as a breakfast side
It has been such a delight to share my love of sprouting with you! Please email me anytime with questions, thoughts, or sprouting recipe suggestions: email@example.com.
Emily is a Lutheran pastor, weekly columnist for the Rochester Post-Bulletin, and blogger at www.theladypastor.com. She also collects treasures from the 1960s like cookbooks, broaches, and vintage planters.