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Sprouts. Fast Food Vegetables.

(post, Cristin Couzens)


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“From seed to salad in only one week,” says Good Sprout News about vegetable sprouts.  Sprouts are nature’s fast food!  And, “they can be locally grown and available in all four seasons.” 

Radical.  But so simple.  All the hunting I’ve been doing for local Colorado vegetables in winter, and really, I didn’t have to go any further than my kitchen for an astounding array of vegetable variety.

Before this week, if you asked me what type of sprouts, sprouts are, I would have said “sprouts are sprouts.”  If pressed, I might have said “bean” or “alfalfa” sprouts.  But then I noticed radish sprouts and brought them home for my husband, who has been packing vegetable sandwiches for lunch.  They were spicy…  And then, daikon radish sprouts.  They were even spicier. 

Cracks began appearing in my sprout-es-sphere.

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