Friday, March 5, 2010

Homegrown Sprouts

My husband surprised me a few weeks ago by requesting sprouts for his sandwiches. I was excited to hear him requesting something so healthy! So I pulled out my Easy Sprout and started growing some:

This batch has been growing for about 4 days, I think.

Then I de-hull them in the salad spinner I just acquired (from a co-worker who was no longer using it) and they are ready to go into our sandwiches and salads.

We have been using them so quickly, I am now doing two batches at once. This low cost sprouter (AKA: mason jar) doesn't get as good of air circulation as the other, but as you can see, it works just fine.

I am making rinsing my sprouts part of my FlyLady routines in the morning and evening, just before I shine my sink. :)

Have you ever grown sprouts, salad greens or herbs inside? Tell me about it in the comments below!

Happy sprouting!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Pulled Pork Bento

Today's bento is super simple. It is a pulled pork sandwich ready to be assembled.

You may notice I have a new "bento box." My co-workers have been going on about how it is not great to microwave your food in plastic, so I am slowly making the switch to Pyrex dishes for my hot lunches.

Happy bento!