Part One We recently bought some Hard Red wheat for the purpose of learning to make our own bread. The grain mill we ordered hasn't arrived yet however, and the children and I are getting anxious to try doing something with the wheat berries! Yes, we even ate some of those hard little buggers un-milled and uncooked!
While we are waiting for our mill to arrive, we decided to look into sprouting our wheat. There is much information available on this subject, and at the bottom of this post I will give a short list of links to wet your appitite. If this idea is new to you, please take time to check out these sites to learn for yourself. I am not much for regurgitating information, but I will tell you that I was impressed by what I read!
Especially in light of preparing for an emergency where my supplies might be limited, I was excited to find a means of providing vitamin rich, living food that would meet my family's nutritional needs, as well as filling tummies.
Here are our dry wheat berries just out of the sack we bought them:
Here are our berries being soaked for the first eight to twelve hours:
Here they are after their second rinse:
Finally here are our wheat berries in day two, with little root tail sprouting out!
So far, we think we prefer them with minimal sproutage. *I have added them to a sandwich (specifically mayo on bread with alfalfa and wheat sprouts, and a slice of avocado) *We have added several Tbs. as a salad topping. *The children have eaten a Tbs. or so beside their apple slices and Carrots and peanut butter. (they also tell me that the sprouts are good dipped in peanut butter, but I have no idea how they managed that feat - these things are rather small to get a hold of one at a time!!)
We have some other ideas how we might eat our sprouts, but we are still in the experimenting faze. We'll let you know what we like as we learn by trial and error.
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times