I have a very depressed dog on my hands.
She’s been clingy, pouty, lazy and whiny. Our crazy weather is taking a toll, she can’t stand the high winds in her ears and always wants to go outside, but can’t end our walks soon enough when I drag her out. Poor thing, I keep trying to explain to her we might see some sun by Sunday, but that’s just not good enough.
Since the weather is horrible for gardening outside, I’ve been doing plenty of growing inside.
I stashed this sprouter in the back of my pantry months ago after having mixed results with it growing small sprouts. But I broke it out to try sprouting lentils to see how it stacked up to jar sprouting. And it performed the exact same, all the lentils sprouted about the same time and no fuzz problem. It was more time-consuming to rinse twice daily having to separate the trays to do so, but it also produced a lot more sprouts. So I think I’ll be using it a lot more for sprouting beans. Now, anyone want some sprouted lentils?
Never mind, found a great recipe for sprouted lentil burgers to try for dinner. :-) I followed the recipe exactly dumping just a cup of the lentils in my food processor with the rest of the ingredients and processed heavily.
Then pulsed the rest of the lentils in.
I melted some Earth Balance in a skillet to fry the patties in.
But, they completely disintegrated into crumbs when I tried to flip them. I reassembled the patties and tried again and they disintegrated again. Fine, then I just dumped the rest of the lentil mixture into the skillet for a lentil ground meat alternative and crisped the mixture slightly.
And layered the grounds onto a collard wrap smeared with Vegenaise.
While I was
making a mess trying to create the burgers, I had brussel sprouts roasting in the oven that I just tossed with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.
And somehow managed to over-roast them after only 30 minutes – I’m on a roll tonight! :-) But, the brussel sprouts, while a little crispy, were still edible and even tasty.
The lentil wraps were surprisingly good, the crispy grounds had a nice texture even if they weren’t in burger form. :-)
Have you ever tried homemade lentil burgers?