This week, let’s refer back to last week’s provisioning list, and the basic Miso soup survival anywhere anytime kit.
Join the dots so we can grow this snack to a fully nourishing meal by adding pumpkin and your own freshly sprouted lentils.
Basic supermarket brown lentils come to life in just a few days.
You’ll need a jar, Muslin, or soft flymesh to fix over the opening with a strong elastic band.
Simply cover the bottom of jar to 1cm depth with the lentils.
Fill the jar with water and affix straining cloth (a clean layer of Chux is better than nothing but drains slowly).
- Leave overnight
- Actively rinse
- Drain again leaving no moisture to puddle or they’ll ferment.
- Wrap in an old towel to start the sprouting process in the dark since we are promoting root growth.
- Balance in a big bowl mesh down on a 45 deg angle with the seeds lightly shaken to distribute along length of jar is best.
A warm place such as a cupboard with hot water heater pushes them to sprout faster.
The rinsing and draining routine is continued morning and night.
You will be surprised how fast the first little emerging sprouts appear!
Cooler weather is not optimal, so be happy with short sprouts up to 5 per 6 days on.
You will see tiny leaves appear at this stage, so discard the towel for added nutrients as photosynthesis makes its contribution.
Ready to eat.
Multiple uses for this recipe
- Sprinkle on a salad
- Garnish a curry or casserole
- Add to a stir fry
- Put in Thai rice paper rolls with cucumber, mint and chicken.
- Stir through rice…and on and on…
The miso soup here is made as last week, with the addition of pumpkin steamed with minimal water and grated ginger.
Use the fluid to add to the miso paste instead of boiling water in this version.
Garnish with a generous handful of lentil sprouts and your maiden voyage spring onions finely slivered, grown from cut ends as described last week.
Xx Mindy in Bush Studio
~Quarantining up with friends in Pittwater (ahhh)
P.S. I have enjoyed successful private sessions with 6 clients so far on face time or Zoom.
One on one is an opportunity to finesse your practice and address long term issues or nip in the bud any new niggles.
It’s fun, and great to maintain social contact and fitness at once.
I am also working on group class ideas around specific issues such as
Kneecare 101 or Shoulder mechanics 101 etc.
~any requests welcome.