I don’t understand why people say such hurtful things like, “Do you want to go for a run?” or “Try this kale.”

I recently got interested in sprouts.  They’re supposed to be filled with awesome nutrients and they add a bit of soft crunch to a salad.  The most nutritious sprout is, supposedly, alfalfa, which is a fun word to say.

Alfalfa sprouts contain vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, along with a nice dose of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc.  And best of all, sprouts are pretty.  There is that thing about raw veggies and food borne illness, but I like to live on the edge.

One of my recent creations was a bird nest salad.  That’s any salad with some black beans on top and a ring of sprouts surrounding the black beans.

BN Salad

Grandma Pat, are you kidding or simply grasping at straws!   OK.  This was not one of my most brilliant ideas, but it was a lovely centerpiece on the table.  Also, it’s possible to hide all sorts of leftovers under a ring of sprouts.  Not kidding, not grasping.

You should see this salad with a spoon of guacamole in the center.  A thing of beauty, which you will also become if you continue to eat such nutritious food!

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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