Friday, February 25, 2005

I'm getting bored of this, I'll have to eat them Posted by Hello

Alfalfa sprouts: day 5 Posted by Hello

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Alfalfa sprouts- day 4 Posted by Hello

draining 1-day and 4-day sprouts Posted by Hello

Wednesday, February 23, 2005


OK, people, here's my hummous recipe, now I've managed to make it edible. My friend, Jill told me how to make it, and she knows. I gave her a hand blender for a thankyou/housewarming present, which she uses for this. I must get a new one, as mine's a bit tired.

1 tin chickpeas (Natco are the best)
1 large spoonful of tahini
2 slugs of olive oil (add more if needed when mixing)
Same for water
juice of 1 lemon
1 or 2 cloves of garlic (this amount is for people who don't really like garlic!)
a bit of salt

Put all of this into a medium sized bowl before you do anything
Mix with a hand blender untill smooth.
Add more water if necessary
Serve with pitta bread or toast dippers and a salad of sprouts and grated carrot

I think it's better with sunflower oil, as olive oil can be a bit bitter, depends on your oil. And lot's of salt- up to 1 tsp. Also, tip for blending: add only half the chickpeas at first, then blend then add the rest


soaking some more alfalfa seeds: the Sunday-Wednesday rule Posted by Hello

Alfalfa sprouts: day 3 Posted by Hello

come and join!

I just had a thought: I do struggle to keep this blog going, but do enjoy sharing stuff about food. Maybe, anyone who is interested could join in and add their recipes, and other veggie foody stuff- that would be great! If anyone's interested (and I know you all have ample time on you hands to add another blog to your list of computer things to do ;-) ) just let me have your email address and I'l send you a poster invite.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Alfalfa - day 2 Posted by Hello

Monday, February 21, 2005

Alfalfa sprouts draining- day one. Posted by Hello

sprouts- these are ready Posted by Hello

Thursday, February 17, 2005


Now growing Alfalfa sprouts in a large jar. The last ones were very successful. We had fresh mung bean sprouts, that I grew, in a stir fry for Chinese New Year.

Alfalfa sprouts
  • soak a tablespoonful of alfalfa seeds in water for 8 hours in a large jar
  • rinse once or twice daily, using a piece of cheesecloth held on top of jar with elastic band
  • drain for 2 minutes at 45 degree angle
  • stand in kitchen for a few days, till sprouts are long enough- 1 to 2 cm?
  • eat as salad and in sandwiches, mixed with a little leaf, eg chinese leaf, and salad dressing of oil and vinegar, and soy sauce. Nice with hoummus.