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I didn't have a cheesecloth so I simply covered my mason jar with a coffee filter and screwed the lid on so that the beans could breathe. When draining, I simply put a wire mesh strainer over the top of the jar and inverted it to get all the liquid out. I'm currently on day 2 of the sprouting process and I already see little sprouts peeping out of the beans. I'm very excited to see how this will turn out!
I use mosquito netting to cover my mason jars and it works WAY better than anything else I've tried when rinsing and draining. Otherwise, this is a great how-to for lentil sprouts!
Awesome how to "recipe". I use a Sproutman Sproutbag, and it works out perfectly(: Thanks Sharon!
Great instructions. Started with about 1/2 cup of dry lentils in a Mason jar with a coffee filter top (screwed the lid over it), and after about a day I already had about 1/4" of sprout growing. Very excited. I never grew my own sprouts at home because I thought it was too difficult / time consuming. LOL! It takes like two or three minutes each time you rinse them, twice a day, for just a few days.
I used only 4 tablespoons of lentils, and ended up with a small mason jar full of sprouts. An excellent way to get fresh veggies with tons of nutrients. Taste great too! Really good to stuff into pita sandwiches and sprinkle on salads and cooked dishes as well.
I have sprouted many types of legumes in the past but have never thought about lentils. The complete recipe filled a quart jar. They are delicious mixed in salads and wraps. Thanks Sharon for helping to renew my interest in sprouts. Made for *Partying the Diabetic Way*
What excellent fun! These are much cheaper for me than buying sprouts from the produce company, much fresher and with less packaging to deal with. I used to think that I didn't want to invest the time and effort to sprout my own. How foolish of me. These don't take much effort at all. I've been making a batch of these a week for awhile now, we use ALOT of sprouts. They seem to stay crispy and "bright" for a good 10 days. Thanks for the nudge, Sharon.
very easy to do. so far I've used them on sandwiches and salad, but want to try them in stir fry. Made for everyday's a holiday tag.
this was fun and easy to do, and added a nice something to my lunchtime sandwich today. Can't wait to try the remainder of my first "harvest" as stirfry...
We really liked these. This was my first time making sprouts. Now I'm hooked! My dh doesn't like salads unless they have lots & lots of "extras" in them. This was fun - although I do have to admit that I killed the first couple batches until I READ THE DIRECTIONS! Ha! Thank you very much, this is fresher and less expensive than the sprouts at the grocery store.