Monday, April 16, 2012

Microgreens





No garden, No problem! If you've got a windowsill, you've got the space and light necessary to grow a variety of nutrient-rich micro greens. For those who haven't heard the term, micro greens are plants and lettuces that are harvested to eat when they reach about one to two inches high—well before they've grown to full size. To read more about why I always have a batch of micro greens growing and to learn how incredibly easy it is to grow your own, read my article on micro greens in the April issue of Alive magazine. 


I'm particularly fond of kale sprouts
























Pea shoots are great too!
























The article includes some micro green inspired recipes including:


Poached eggs on rye with micro green garnish






























Rainbow Trout with Micro Green Sauce

6 comments:

  1. You have inspired me! We have such a short growing season in Scotland but I really want to grow my own. would you get enough for a daily green smoothie?

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  2. If you want to use them for a daily smoothie, you are going to have to keep up a consistent supply which means planting them about every 3 days or so.

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  3. I love this post! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Growing microgreens? That's a great idea! Nutritious and they taste good haha!

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  5. I like the microgreens sauce on the Trout. Do you have a recipe?

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  6. If you click the title of the recipe on top of the photo it will go to the website with my recipe.

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