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Hello!  So thought it would be fun to do a What’s Been Happening Lately Kinda Post.

So here goes.

Been Sprouting:

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Been Shopping:

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Been Bulk Shopping: I love you Amazon.  Van’s PB&J Bars. I stock up on these ever since receiving them from my friends over at Van’s.

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Been Grilling:

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Used my favorite Marinade from Stubb’s. The flavor is just so zippy and garlicky. 086 089 090

Made These: Spinach Ice Cubes for smoothies.

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Now I can pop these little cubes into my smoothie blender to get some good greens added to my fruit smoothies.

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Been Loving This:

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Green Thumbing it: Brought in some of my outdoor moss pots to see if I can keep them indoors over the winter.

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Been Crushing on Pumpkin: I love YOU Trader Joe’s…………………………………………………………

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Obsess Much? Dang.

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Gave into This Recipe:

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Received this from a Foodie Exchange Box in 2012.

 

 

 

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I overcooked this by a few minutes. It still tasted good but it really caramelized. Kinda lost some of the pumpkin flavor.  The condensed milk can burn easily and I think I had it on too high of heat once the rice started to absorb all the liquid.  Major Pumpkin Bummer, but not a total fail. Yep that’s me Always an Optimist.

Think I will try this recipe again! Now go get your pumpkin on.

Check Ya Later.

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I recently got my sprouts on. I have a set of Sprouting Jars and its been a while since I sprouted so I thought a Spring sprout was needed. The variety of seeds I am using is a 3 part mix of Alfalfa, Radish and Broccoli. So they are a much small sprout than the Mung bean sprouts you typically find in the vegetable section at the grocery store.

I added 1/4 cup of seeds to my jar and then 4 cups of warm water which you soak for 6-8 hours. After the 6-8 hours you just drain the water and rinse the seeds and then store in a warm dark location for 3 days. You must rinse the seeds two to three times per day during the sprouting cycle.

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The easy straining caps makes it convenient to strain fresh water to the sprouts.

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This little amount of seeds will produce a huge amount of sprouts.

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Here are my sprouts after only one day. I rinsed them twice and left out on the counter to soak up some sun for an hour, that seems to help green up the sprouts. It is recommendation but is not necessary.

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Here are my sprouts on day two. Wow, this is going to be a huge amount of sprouts.

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Here are my sprouts on day three. They are ready to be strained, stored and consumed.

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Just soaking in water and gently swishing around does a good job of getting the hulls to float up.

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Sprouts are ready to be served.

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My all time favorite way to eat them is on a piece of pita bread with hummus.

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Basic Sprouting Instructions:

How to Grow Sprouts in a Jar

Growing sprouts in a jar is easy. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Place one to two tablespoons of seeds in your jar, and cover with approximately two inches of warm water. Let this sit 6-8 hours or overnight depending on the sprouting seed you are using.
  2. Drain the water, using a sprouting jar with the draining lid or just use a fine sieve or cheesecloth.
  3. Rinse the seeds by adding water the jar, swishing the seeds around, and draining.
  4. Repeat twice a day, every day until your sprouts are the desired size. This will take anywhere from three to seven days, depending on the variety of sprout you’re growing. Sprouts are best when they’re still fairly small and just starting to turn green.
  5. Store your sprouts in a covered bowl or food storage bag with a paper towel inside to absorb excess moisture. Use the sprouts within a week.

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