morning routines & sprouts.
This morning I started things off in the typical manner. First, I sliced a lemon to squeeze into my already boiled water, flipped the switch on the coffee maker, and fed Bessie a combo of rice and her doggie food. As I sipped my warm water, I opened the pantry looking for my usual container of oats, only to find an empty jar. I remembered I still had a small stash of the Bob’s Red Mill cereals that I had won via Teri’s giveaway. The 10 grain cereal was my favorite of the kinds I had already tasted, but I knew it was time to finally try the last of the samples, the Gluten Free Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal. I cooked the cereal mixed with some unsweetened vanilla almond milk and thinly sliced banana pieces (Kath style) for ten minutes before topping with more banana, dried Michigan cherries, the delicious Naturally Nutty Vanilla Almond Butter, and a half teaspoon of palm sugar.
The return of a sunny spring morning made me so happy.
The boy exclaimed, “they taste just like cream of wheat!”
I said, “Is that a bad thing?”
“No, I love cream of wheat!”
They weren’t my favorite of the Bob’s Red Mill hot cereals but I must admit they were still an incredibly delicious way to start my day.
Other excitement was the abundance of sprouts in my new sprouting jar I bought at Whole Foods (for only $5.99 but cheaper at iHerb). I got a pound of organic mung beans for $1.99 during the same shop and filled my mason jar.
I measured one half cup of mung beans and soaked them in the sprouting jar overnight with one cup water.
The next morning, I rinsed and drained them and tilted the jar to let sprout for 3 days. Each day I rinsed and drained the seeds delicately (2 times but recommended 3-4) and kept the jar in a dark corner of my kitchen.
The jar was almost filled to the brim with theses beauties this morning. I couldn’t believe how many sprouts just one half cup yielded. I will be eating them in salads and in wraps for days. Emily also wrote a great post about sprouting with a yummy recipe for sprouted chickpea hummus.
Later, I will write about a recipe mishap that still turned out pretty tasty.
Do you ever find that your morning routine goes not exactly as planned but surprises you in a good way?