I soaked the groats overnight, then rinsed them and put them in a 'cheesecloth hammock' secured by a rubber band, creating a colander effect. Then I covered both bowls with dish towels and put them in a cupboard overnight, the next day...
To activate the chlorophyl I rinsed the buckwheat again then put it into mason jars covered with cheesecloth and let them sit upside down on my dish rack all day.
I love sprouting, it's the closest thing I have to a garden right now!
I made a yummy buckwheat cereal by blending a banana and a few tablespoons of almond butter then mixed in about 3/4 cup buckwheat sprouts. SO good. Reminiscent of oatmeal, I liked this even better than my Chocolate Banana Buckwheat Cereal.
I also tried to make zucchini muffins. Key word, tried. I've made very few things in the dehydrator that have worked for me, I'm not used to the way flavors become more intense. Also, the consistency is never quite what I had hoped.
I did eat a bowl of batter, and it was goooood, 2 cups buckwheat sprouts, 2 medium zucchini, 1/4 cup maple syrup blended until smooth. Serpico liked it too!
I also made another buckwheat granola using only banana and cinnamon with the buckwheat. It was okay, not great. Another dehydrating disappointment.
On a happier note, my copy of Raw Food Real World arrived thanks to Averie's awesome giveaway! Thanks Averie!!! I love it, so many new ideas and ways of thinking about a raw lifestyle. I've been reading it cover to cover.
The only thing I've made so far is the almond milk, and it was delicious.
It also inspired me to get a nut milk bag because it took forever to strain through cheesecloth. (Still worth it though!)
My favorite meal this week was this Raw Corn & Avocado Salad.
Raw Corn & Avocado Salad
1 corn cob, kernels cut off
1 avocado, cubed
1 medium tomato, chopped
2-3 tbsp red onion, finely chopped
3-4 tbsp lemon juice
sea salt and pepper to taste
Makes only one serving.
This is a great way to cure a Mexican food craving, like eating salsa, guacamole, and corn chips all at once!
I haven't eaten enough greens this week, and I can feel it. Goals for the week: eat lots of greens, eat all raw, find a wonderful job :)
Anyone else have goals for the week?