Monday, October 24, 2011

Mr. Green thumb

Our resident green thumb Chris picked up a sprout growing kit from the Vegfest the other weekend. We selected sunflower sprouts as we've eaten those before and loved them. I have a feeling he will be ordering more seed and kits because it was a fantastic success! You can grow wheat grass, bean sprouts, alfalfa sprouts etc. Without any fear of E-coli!
Look at these babies! It cost us $10 for a complete kit with seeds, soil and container. To buy a small bag of grown sprouts costs more than that! They are almost ready for clipping and it took no time at all!
Bella suggested we let a few mature so that we can gather more seeds from the flowers verses ordering more seed.
I made another miso soup. This time I added wakame seaweed and used udon noodles instead of soba noodles. It was so very good! Lukily a little dried wakame goes a long way.

Miso soup with wakame and udon noodles

1 package udon noodles
2 tablespoon dried wakame seaweed
1 package sliced mushrooms
2 carrots sliced diagonally
5 scallions sliced
2 tablespoons miso paste
2 tablespoons tamari
8 cups water or veg broth
salt & pepper

In a bowl soak the seaweed in cold water until re hydrated. Will more than double in size. Then drain, set aside. In your stock pot, spray a tiny amount of Pam and saute' the carrots and mushrooms together. If they begin to stick, add a little broth and continue to cook. When carrots are soft, add the broth/water and tamari. Once the liquid comes to a boil add the seaweed and udon noodles. Use a little of the hot liquid in a small bowl and add miso paste and combine. Once the noodle are tender, remove from heat and add the miso liquid. Serve topped with scallions and season well with salt & pepper.

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