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What is pasta? whatever you make it to be. Rethink what we have been socialized and taught to believe is "food" - eat organic, freshly picked and live foods - nourish and honor your body, the earth and the spiritual and healing energy our Godly garden gifts have to offer us. I am currently eating mono meals to simple raw meals. All meals are based on intuitition and what I am growing myself or have on hand from my farmer's market. The least complicated the meal the easier it is for the body to digest so I am mixing no more than 3 things (max) per meal... Mono or as close to mono is my current best bet. So let me share simple recipes that are redesigned deliciousness, nutritious, easily digestible, tantalizing to the taste buds and quick to make (my meals take 5 minutes to make or under...) - Give your body a break, eat a simple, non complicated, raw meal today!

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Cool if they work but at the very least the ones in the shells are SO much cheaper. Maybe save the hulled ones for your dips or to eat as is. Get the bird food ones for growing. Super easy & nutritious :)

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Cool. I've never tried sprouting the hulled one's...only going on what I've read. But I would suggest trying the one's with the hulls still intact. May very well improve your results.

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Yeap. I get 1.5 to 2" tails and two leaves about 1/4" long. They turn a yellowish-green, almost the color of split pea soup. I put them in a window with some sun exposure, but they still don't green up. (Alfalfa sprouts do fine in the same window.) They're fairly tasty, but I imagine the darker green ones have more flavor. I've done it with seeds from Publix (supermarket) and from Good Foods (coop in Lexington, KY).

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Yep, I've done them on "SureToGrow" (similar to "Baby Blanket") mats in a tupperware type container, and I have grown them in a FreshLife automatic with no medium, just on the tray. Not sure which those are in that pic, as it was some time ago. I've not had them sour, but the color depends on how long I let them see light. Again, not sure at what stage I harvested those in that pic. Sproutpeople.com is a site that has wonderful info on all kinds of sprouting seeds. They sell seeds, but the info is free. They also say that soil is best for sunflower greens, as well as using worm castings. eh, not something I want to deal with... lol.
I am a bit confused though...you are using hulled (meaning the hull has been removed), and get greens? I am impressed!

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Thanks Pixx
I am using hulled seeds, and sprouting them in a glass dish like I would do alfalfa (except I do the alfalfa in a jar). They do sprout and I can get pale green leaves, but not the beautiful green leaves you see in Johnny's picture. They're tasty, but don't look too appetizing . . . not something I would serve to guests. No matter how much rinsing and draining I do, they sour before greening up. Yours look like they were sprouted without soil . . . right? Gratefultobe emailed me instructions a few minutes ago for growing them in soil and harvesting. I'm setting it up this afternoon, and will let you know how that goes.
Gratefultobe
Thanks for the email and fabulous pics. And the DVD looks fantastic as well. Maybe a Mother's Day present to myself.
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emtpdmom~ Could it be that you are using hulled seeds? They need to have the hulls still on them, to get them to grow to greens.
They are my fav, too, Johnny! :~) Here's a peak at mine:
http://easyraw.blogspot.com/2008/06/simple-lemony-salad.html

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emtpdmom, I learned how from a raw dvd I just love, The Art of Living Food. Here's the link and there's a sun dried tomato recipe that are as good as munching chips! ps I will email you as soon as my camera batteries charge. I am going to cut my sunny greens today.
http://www.ubraw.com/index.html

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Johnny, your sprouts look absolutely delicious, and gorgeous. Do you sprout them yourself? If so, what sprouting apparatus do you use? I can never get mine to the bright green leaf stage.
And I love the simplicity of this recipe.

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Goodluck! They are my favorite sprouts, I LOVE the crunch! and they are beyond adorable little things!

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This looks wonderful. I haven't before but will be growing my own sunflower greens soon. Got everything ready and they are soaking. So excited! Thank you for an easy, nutritious meal!

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