Learn how to grow (and consume) sprouts, shoots, and microgreens at home without using expensive or complicated equipment?all you need is tap water and a glass jar, and you?re ready to go! This is an easy, fast, and smart way to fit healthy greens into your diet. Following Lina Wallentinson?s instructions, in just a few days, you?ll see dry seeds transform into burgeoning green sprouts.
In Sprouts, Shoots, and Microgreens, Wallentinson proves there is much more to shoots, sprouts, and microgreens than the classics cress and mung beans and that they are truly easy to grow, no matter where you try to do so. All plants in this book can be grown in jars, colanders, sieves, or bags at any height, using many different kinds of light sources, and even under pressure.
In addition to showing how to grow shoots and sprouts, Wallentinson teaches how to make delicious meals with your harvest. Using step-by-step pictures and descriptive recipes, she demonstrates that shoots and sprouts are much more than just decorations on a plate. Recipes include sushi rolls with quinoa and wasabi mayonnaise, baked pumpkin with lentil sprouts and almond pesto or coffee, and coconut balls with toasted buckwheat!
SubtitleTiny Plants to Grow and Eat in Your Kitchen
AuthorBy Lina Wallentinson, By (photographer) Lennart Weibull
Published20 March 2018
Dimensions8.75 x 7.75in.
About the author
Lina Wallentinson is a food writer and journalist. She started hanging around the shelf with dried lentils and beans in the fresh produce aisle of the supermarket, discovered there was more to life than fresh vegetables, and decided to tell the world. Today, she works as an editor for the magazine Buffet (Buff?). This is her first book. She currently lives in Sweden.
Lennart Weibull is a photographer of food, still life, and interior. He has various commercial clients such as IKEA and Williams Sonoma and his work has appeared in magazines including Martha Stewart Living, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and The O Magazine. He splits his time between New York City and Stockholm, Sweden.
"I tell everyone I know to try sprouts and microgreens. They are incredibly easy to grow, you get results in just a couple of weeks, and they are so good for you. I love the recipes in this book—such great ideas for ways to eat one of the best-kept secrets in gardening."—Stacy Tornio, author of Plants You Can’t Kill
“Just as seeds are dense with nutrients that a savvy sprouter can unlock, Sprouts, Shoots, and Microgreens is a treasure trove of easy-to-digest, life-enhancing information. From sprouting instructions so straightforward that they’ll send even the most skeptical of home cultivators leaping for their colanders to delicious, beautifully photographed recipes (who could say no to a “Snazzy Falafel”?), this book—and the sustainable, nutrient-dense, and economical little friends it will help you harvest year-round—should be a kitchen staple.”—Emma Knight, Co-Founder of Greenhouse Juice Co. and author of The Greenhouse Cookbook
"Lina Wallentinson's book takes 'cooking from scratch' to the next level! Growing your own Sprouts, Shoots & Microgreens is not only a delicious and inexpensive way to get incredibly nutrient-rich and highly digestible foods into your diet, but helps to remind us of the powerful connection between the planet and the food choices we make. The gorgeous photography in this book will have you eager to create these mini masterpieces in your own kitchen!" —Heather Lawless and Jen Mulqueen, authors of The Chickpea Revolution Cookbook