Aw, man, I sure hope I'm doing this right. In anticipation of my forthcoming dehydrator (COME FORTH, already!!) I've been looking at recipes that I want to make. A lot of them need preparation by soaking nuts and seeds ahead of time.
I've been going to the dollar store a few blocks away and buying these great big glass jars. They come with plastic lids but I put mesh and a rubber band over the mouth instead.
Last night, I soaked buckwheat groats. I have no idea what these are but they appear in two upcoming recipes so I thought it would be best if I started them. I also soaked sunflower kernels and they are already stored in the fridge.
This morning, I started three more jars (pictured). In one jar, I've got organic chick peas, in another, some mixed salad sprouts seeds, and in the third, mung beans. I finally got to the mung beans!
There's lots of online info, like this little chart, and I've received some great advice from forum buddies, but I'm still kinda confused about some stuff.
Mostly about storage. Once the nuts or seeds are soaked and/or sprouted, I know they need drainage for a while. My question is, once everything is soaked, do these get stored in a jar of water or a dry jar? I assume dry, since each nut/seed has a certain soaking time limit. I will ask around and do more research but in the meantime, if you have an answer, I'd love to know! :)
Here goes nuttin'...
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