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My New Year’s Plans

The black-eyed pea sprouts are in the refrigerator! I started them Saturday night, and they just grew like nobody’s business. I thought that I would have time to get them last night, but they had already gotten longer than the bean. (It seems to me I remember that they are supposed to taste better if they are only bean length) Whatever! Last night I scooped about a cup of them into a bowl, added about 1 t apple cider vinegar, 1 T extra virgin olive oil, 1 chopped up campari tomato, 2 T minced onion, and some of my dehydrated garlic powder, and left them to marinate (I wasn’t sure you can marinate sprouts, but I figured it was worth a try. I ate them about an hour later. Yum! Yes, marinating works on sprouts.

I also started some wheat sprouts for rejuvelac on Saturday night. Yesterday morning, I began to despair that the wheat would ever sprout, but this morning there were the littlest sprouts showing. When I got home, the sprouts were almost the length of the wheat berriestime to stop them and make the rejuvelac.

My plan for the New Year is to start a Master Cleanse on the night of January 1st – I have to eat my black eyed peas and collards on January First without fail, so I will start that night.
I don’t know what I will do with this rejuvelac I am making – I did not take that into account when I was doing my planning. Maybe I will drink some along with the Master Cleanse and see how that works. We’ll see. I do not know anyone who does rejuvelac, or I would give it to them.

SPROUT BALLS (cookies)

SPROUT BALLS (COOKIES)
adapted from a recipe found at http://www.eatsofeden.com/

1 C soft wheatberries, sprouted
1 C raisins soaked, soaked water reserved
1 C shredded coconut
2 t Vanilla
Cinnamon (optional)

•    Homogenize sprouted wheat in the Champion juicer, with the blank plate, into a large bowl..
•    Mix in raisins, coconut, vanilla, and cinnamon (optional)
•    Wet hands with raisin soak water and form mix into 25  1 inch balls.
•    Place balls on dehydrator mesh screen on plastic tray.
•    Dehydrate at 110 degrees for 6-8 hours.

CHAMPAGNE REJUVELAC

CHAMPAGNE REJUVELAC
adapted from a recipe found at http://users.chariot.net.au

To make champagne rejuvelac the rejuvelac must be covered with a tight fitting lid during fermentation. In this way, CO2 gas created during fermentation remains in the finished drink, causing bubbles.

RECIPE

1 C whole millet
1 T raisins

• Sprout millet for 24 hours, then rinse and drain well.
• In a mortar, lightly pound the millet with a pestle, to bruise the grains.
• Place the sprouted millet in a large jar.
• Fill the jar no more than 2/3 full with fresh spring water (approx. 4 C)
• Add 1 T raisins.
• Tightly close the jar with an airtight lid.
• Ferment for 2 to 3 days, shaking the jar gently once each day.

Millet is most suitable for making Champagne rejuvelac as it produces a slightly more sour taste than do other grains, providing for a more champagne-like flavor.

REJUVELAC WINES

REJUVELAC WINES
These recipes were adapted from recipes in
The Kitchen Garden by Steve Meyerowitz

BASIC REJUVELAC WINE
Yield: 2 quarts

1/2 C Soft wheat berries
3/4 C organic reaisins
2-3 T star anise
Pure water

•    Soak wheat berries for 8 hours, then sprout them for 2-3 days.
•    Grind sprouts in a blender with water to cover plus 2 inches.
•    Put the chopped sprouts and water mix in a half gallon mason jar
•    Add raisins and anise and fill to the top with pure water.
•    Cover jar and let sit at room temperature for 3 days.  Stir twice daily.
•    After 3 days, strain and decant.
•    Refrigerate covered for up to two weeks.
•    Refill “mother bottle” for a second batch. Let sit for 2 days.  This will be less strong.

NEW YORK WINE
1/2 C soft wheat berries
3/4 C organic raisins
1/4 C sassafras bark

•    Soak wehat berries for 8 hours, then sprout them for 2-3 days.
•    Grind sprouts in a blender with water to cover plus 2 inches.
•    Put the chopped sprouts and water mix in a half gallon mason jar
•    Add raisins and sassafras bark and top off with pure water.
•    Cover jar and let sit at room temperature for 3 days.  Stir twice daily.
•    After 3 days, strain and decant.
•    Refrigerate covered for up to two weeks.

VARIATION:
Substitute chopped dates for raisins

REJUVELAC BORDEAUX

1/2 C soft wheat berries
3/4 c organic raisins
2   licorice sticks (twigs)
Pure water

•    Soak wheat berries for 8 hours, then sprout them for 2-3 days.
•    Grind sprouts in a blender with water to cover plus 2 inches.
•    Put the chopped sprouts and water mix in a half gallon mason jar
•    Add raisins and licorice twigs and top off with pure water
•    Cover jar and let sit at room temperature for 3 days.  Stir twice daily.
•    After 3 days, strain and decant.
•    Refrigerate covered for up to two weeks.

REJUVELAC CHABLIS
1/2 C Soft Wheat berries
1 C dates, chopped
2 T peppermint leaves
Pure water

•    Soak wheat berries for 8 hours, then sprout them for 2-3 days.
•    Grind sprouts in a blender with water to cover plus 2 inches.
•    Put the chopped sprouts and water mix in a half gallon mason jar
•    Add dates and peppermint and top off with pure water
•    Cover jar and let sit at room temperature for 3 days.  Stir twice daily.
•    After 3 days, strain and decant.
•    Refrigerate covered for up to two weeks.

VARIATION:
substitute
1 C raisins
3 T peppermint

INTRO TO REJUVELAC, with one recipe

REJUVELAC

Rejuvelac, said to be the accidental discovery of Ann Wigmore, is a very good, easy way to add enzymes, friendly bacteria, vitamins and minerals to the diet.

Rejuvelac is a beverage made by fermenting wheat sprouts in water over a 2-3 day period.  Many grains can be used to create Rejuvelac, however soft white wheatberries produce the best results and, also, the best taste.

METHOD:
1 C wheatberries

•    Soak 1 C wheatberries for 8-10 hours, then drain and rinse, and drain again thoroughly.
•    Sprout wheat for 3 days, rinsing 3 – 4 times daily.
•    Grind the sprouted wheat for about 10 seconds in a high speed blender (some people do not grind the wheat, but I find it easier to ferment the Rejuvelac when the sprouts are chopped).
•    Put the sprout pulp in a half-gallon jar, and fill the jar to the top with spring water..
•    Cover the mouth of the jar with cheesecloth held on with a rubberband.
•    Let the jar sit, at room temperature, for 3 days, stirring 3 – 5 times daily.
•    The finished Rejuvelac should taste a bit tart like lemonade,  It should not taste sour. Ferment to taste, tart not sour.

VARIATIONS:
Raisins, dates, figs, or other fruit, as well as spices, such as mulling spices, can be added to vary the flavor, making it taste more like wine.

Even if, at first, you find the taste unusual, stick with it.  Rejuvelac will grow on you, and your health will improve.