Did your mom ever buy a plastic container of what looked like grass, when you were little? Mine did. It was a tiny tub of bean sprouts. And my mother would load sandwiches with those wirey sprouts. Oddly enough, as a little one, I really liked sprouts. I’m betting your family will, too; especially if you make your own. There really is something special about making your own (whatever) to grab the intrigue of your family members. My children love treats, but they love brownies, tea, tacos, etc., so much more if we make them together. Bringing your family into the process of creating allows them to take value in a thing. Isn’t that what the Lord does with us, too? He gives us our destinies but then also invites us in the process of discovering them, walking them out, and fulfilling them. But why eat grassy looking beans and lentils that you grow in your kitchen?
So how do you sprout lentils?
- ¼-1/3 cup dried lentils
- filtered water
- large mason jar
- cheese cloth -or- thick paper towel (suggestion: viva!)
- place dried lentils in mason jar
- fill mason jar with water
- allow lentils to soak for up to 12 hours
- drain lentils and rinse (drain)
- place mason jar on its side and cover with cheese cloth
- rinse lentils every 12 hours with water
- after 2-3 days lentils will reach desired length of sprouting
- store in covered container, in refrigerator, for up to 1 week