Growing Alfalfa & Colourful Alfalfa Carrots Pasta

I've tried sprouting alfalfa and I've tried growing them (I got my husband to grow them with organic soil). Microgreen are the "teenage" version of sprouts. They are bigger in size compared to sprouts. I have to add the cleaning process are a lot more tedious for microgreen (especially when I've got a smarty pants husband who covers the seeds with a little too much soil).

Which do I prefer? Sprouts or microgreen version? Honestly, I like both (besides the cleaning part for microgreens). I don't find any significance difference when it comes to taste.

Anyway, here is the step by step guide on to grow your own alfalfa
  1. Soak 2 tablespoon (I used Panasonic Breadmaker spoon) for minimum of 8 hours. I normally soaked the seeds in the evening just so I can rinse them in the morning
  2. Rinse to remove husk and debris
  3. Place the jar upside down in a takeaway container and cover it with tea tower. 
  4. Shower them every 6 hours (do it until you see shoots appear). Depending on the weather, it normally takes about 12 hours
  5. Transfer the sprouts into a seed tray. Make sure you place the tray into gravel tray or you might end up wetting your floor.
  6. Water the grass every 6 hours. 
  7. Harvest them when they are about 4 to 5 cm tall
Here is what I did with the alfalfa

Recipe for 3
10 cherry tomatoes (cut half)
100 g alfalfa
2 mini red pepper (sliced)
2 carrots (shredded)
4 clove garlic (minced)
2  chicken breast (minced and seasoned with sesame oil, salt and pepper
240 g cooked spaghetti of your choice
3 tbsp mature cheddar cheese
salt and pepper
olive oil
  1. Saute garlic with olive oil
  2. Stir fry minced chicken breast
  3. Add carrots, and red pepper. Stir fry till carrots get a little soft
  4. Mixed in spaghetti, alfalfa and cheese
  5. Season with salt and black pepper

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