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I buy these Vermont sprout house boxes. Makes a good easy "salad". Last time I went in, most of them were spoiled. Does nobody like sprouts?.

I'm afraid they'll stop selling them if nobody buys.
 

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I love sprouts. I got a sprouter for Xmas and have just started sprouting some alfalfa sprouts. It's been about 5 days and it's totally cool how much the 2 tbsp is yielding!

I got a bunch of different types of seeds with the sprouter so I'm looking forward to trying them all out. It's so easy!
 

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They taste great on a veggieburger. I've got clover and alfalfa.

I wonder if Vermont sprout house is only sold in state or others can buy it.
 

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I love sprouts. They are one of most nutritional foods around. I want to get a sprouter. The Sproutman one looks pretty nifty. I've heard lots of good things about it, too.

I add them to salads, to my smoothies. I haven't had many kinds - just alfalfa, radish and broccoli.
 

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I love sprouts...I'm partial to bean sprouts because I love the cunchiness...adzuki, mung, chickpea, lentils....I, too, notice that the ones they sell in grocery stores are usually not very fresh-looking. So now I sprout my own...it's sooo simple and easy!
 

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I don't have a 'sprouter'...I started out using a glass jar. I soak the beans overnight. Then I put a stocking over the top of the jar and drain the water out. Rinse the beans, let sit overnight again, rinse the beans, etc. for 3-4 days or until the beans are sprouted.

Then Jessica Alana mentioned that she keeps hers in a colander and doesn't bother with the jar. You just rinse the beans once or twice a day in the colander (after soaking first overnight). It works perfectly, especially for chickpeas and beans. I never sprouted anything smaller than a lentil, so I'm not sure how it would work for tiny things.
 

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Originally Posted by karenlovessnow View Post

I don't have a 'sprouter'...I started out using a glass jar. I soak the beans overnight. Then I put a stocking over the top of the jar and drain the water out. Rinse the beans, let sit overnight again, rinse the beans, etc. for 3-4 days or until the beans are sprouted.

Then Jessica Alana mentioned that she keeps hers in a colander and doesn't bother with the jar. You just rinse the beans once or twice a day in the colander (after soaking first overnight). It works perfectly, especially for chickpeas and beans. I never sprouted anything smaller than a lentil, so I'm not sure how it would work for tiny things.
Ok, another stupid question. Are there "seeds" to use? You wrote "beans", but you dont just sprout a chickpea bean, do you? I would think that all that soaking would just turn the bean to mush eventually.
 

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Actually, you buy a bag of dried chickpeas, adzuki beans, lentils, etc. Soak them overnight...you'll be surprised they don't really soften at all. Then you drain them and put them in a corner somewhere...I usually leave them on my counter with a dishtowel covering them. In one-two days or so you will see the tiny sprout budding through. Just remember to rinse them 1-2 times during the day...I usually do it morning/night. And apparently, you don't need much of a sprout to reap the benefits. When I first did it I thought the sprout had to be really long. But I read somewhere here on VB that it's not necessary. I really don't know about sprouting alfalfa or broccoli, etc. You might need a sprouter for that since they are so small. I would imagine they would fall through the colander, but maybe the jar method would work for those. Plus, I've never seen alfalfa seeds or broccoli seeds anywhere!
 

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I'm sprouting peanuts (you can buy raw ones in asian groceries) right now, but they're growing a tad slowly. They probably just don't want to end up as stir fry
 

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I looooooove sprouts..something I like (not vegan) is to get a bunch of alfalfa sprouts, some chickpeas, mix some ranch dressing into it, and top it with black pepper. Its a yummy.
I also just eat the sprouts plain by the handful cuz I like em.
 

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I ate some of my alfalfa sprouts on a salad today. They were yum!

Not sure what I'm gonna sprout next. However, I have like a zillion alfalfa sprouts to eat first.
 
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