Wednesday, January 24, 2007

What's Sprouting at My House

I'm giving sprouting a try again. I broke down and purchased Sprout-Ease 3 Screen sprouter lids. These fit on top of wide mouth mason jars, which I happen to have plenty of. In the past I've tried this using cheese cloth stretched across the top of mason jars anchored with canning rings. I found it to be a huge pain in the behind.

These lids, on the other hand, are incredibly easy to work with. We're on day 3 of alfalfa sprouts and mung bean sprouts. Both should be ready to harvest tonight or tomorrow at the latest. We're going to try them in Cold Thai Sesame Noodles. I suppose its about time we did since that's what the original recipe calls for!

I like the idea of sprouting because its another way to cut our food costs while eating plenty of fresh veggies. I don't think anyone should skimp on their fruit and veggie intake, not even in the name of frugality. Its also a way to keep the gardening, which I miss so much, going in the winter. I'm curious to see how this turns out.

BTW, I did not purchase the sprouter lids directly from this website so I don't know what their customer service is like. I bought mine from my food cooperative for about half the price listed on that website.


Ruthie said...

Katie -

We're on the same page. I've been thinking about sprouting lately as veggies cost sooo much here in the winter, and I'm craving some good veggie-packed whole grain sandwiches.

I may just look into that sprouting set-up.


Katie said...

I hear you! In the interest of cost and health this definitely seemed like the right thing to try. The boys are getting a huge kick out of watching them sprout. Actually, I am too!

Anonymous said...


Would you kindly give me the name and phone number of the co-op that you purchased the sprouting lids from? The website that you listed is unable to get them from their supplier.

Katie said...

We use United Buying Clubs. Their website is

I can't really provide a phone number because it would depend on where you are located. Clicking on "find a buying club" will help you locate one that is near you.