For christmas I received a gift card to the Natural Food Pantry, and I did what any good vegan would do with a natural food store gift card burning a whole in their wallet - I bought a sprouter! Ok, to be honest, I was totally considering buying $50 worth of Daiya with my gift card, but as luck would have it, on the way to the Daiya aisle I spotted the BioSnacky 3-tier Germinator! With three different levels I could simultaneously sprout 3 different kinds of sprout, or alternatively, stagger my sprouting so that ever other day I have a fresh batch of new sprouts! There are entirely too many exclamation marks in this paragraph, but I don't care, that's just how excited I was about this thing.
|Triple the tiers, triple the fun!|
You can easily grow your own sprouts the low-tech way - all you need is a mason jar topped with some cheesecloth or other mesh-like product. Frugal-Wise has a nice post on jar sprouting (I love the dish rack idea - brilliant!). This is a totally legit way to sprout, I've done it before, and it worked out just fine. But there was something about the Biosnacky that called to me. Probably because it reminded me of giant petri dishes. Clearly, the Biosnacky 3-tier Germinator is the nerdy way to sprout, and well, I'm a nerd.
What do you do with sprouts? You can toss them in salads, stir-fries, smoothies, or my personal favourite - put them on sandwiches!
|The HST Sproutwich - Hummus, sprouts, and tomato!|