"Always take a good look at what you're about to eat. It's not so important to know what it is, but it's critical to know what it was."
Sadly, I spent an entire weekend scouring our local stores for the ingredients needed to begin my baby bean sprouts. I went everywhere, from big chain stores to local mom-and-pop joints. At each place I would inquire about sprouts, and at each location I was given an ultra weird look and directed to a humongous display of seeds.
I had officially given up my search and resigned myself to the Internet, where, thanks-be-to-God, I can somehow manage to find everything my little heart desires. I won't even complain about the shipping costs, as it often beats the expense of gas and the other things I end up purchasing for myself along the way, like, say, Starbucks. (I try to resist...really...honestly.)
As it turned out, my Internet search, although fruitful, wasn't necessary. In a practice of patience and a leap of faith, I decided to wait a few more days with the deep down, cross-your-fingers kinda hope, that I would be able to find my sprouts.
And, (gasp) wouldn't you know, that I found me some bean sprout seeds and an amazing set of sprouting lids at a health food store in Ligonier?
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Growing these lovely bean sprouts turned out to be one of the easiest things I've ever done.
They are super healthy and pack an insane amount of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants into one's diet. And- big bonus- bean sprouts, as it turns out, are extremely high in fiber and are one of the few foods that fall into the category of a "complete food".
Add them to salads, top a pita with hummus and sprouts for a delicious lunch, heck- eat them plain.
I'm telling you, you'll never turn back.