|The naked berry|
All you need is a bowl, wheatberries, water, strainer and a few days.
I happened stumble on the nutty grain - where our beloved (wheat) bread comes from, sometime last year.
In a sprouting phase, I did what I'm about to extrapolate on below, sprouting the berries first, before drying them on low heat in the oven and then grounding down to a flour. We had the best digestive biscuits as far as memory serves, though an actual loaf of bread? Can't remember.
|After 3 days|
How to sprout?
Take a medium sized (salad) bowl
Add a cup of berries
Wash and then cover with water
Allow to soak for a day (or night)
Strain and rinse the berries in a sieve/colander with small holes
Allow berries to air out for the day (or night) then rinse again
Wheat berries generally sprout quickly, and have a beautifully nutty sweet flavor to them.
I tend to soak overnight, and then rinse in morning and evening. When I'm happy with the roots, I blanch the berries in hot water as I prefer them as such. Can you eat them raw? Try them and see. :)
How my berries were enjoyed:
|Over French Onion Soup|
(w/o cheese & bread)
|Main Dish: Sprouted Wheat Berries over Sprouted Curried Mung Beans,|
with my Home Made Spicy Peach & Pear Chutney
All made with love by yours truly:
This Little Cookie :** <3
PS: as you know, I'm concerned most with beautiful food, made with love, and a firm believer in food is the energy/meaning you give to it. I'm sure there's a heap of benefits to all of the above, and should you be interested, I encourage you to search further.
For me the calorie count is: love
Fat content is: love
Carb contest is: love
Protein content is: love
You get the drift ;)
More coming up on the topic of food/energy/love over at thislittlecookie.com :)