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Growing Microgreens

Growing Microgreens

One of the coolest things about microgreens is that you can grow them year round.  In the middle of winter when everything is brown and gray outside and you know most supermarket produce travels more miles than you did on your last vacation, something fresh, alive […]

Living, Edible Centerpieces

Living, Edible Centerpieces

What could be more fun than having a fresh, living, edible centerpiece for a holiday table?  It’s even more fun if you grow your own with microgreens.  To make this center piece, start with a 4 inch plastic plant saucer.  They are available year round at most […]

Microgreens: How to Use Them

Microgreens: How to Use Them

Microgreens have a higher nutrient density compared with mature greens.  To learn more about microgreens in general click here. That’s all well and good but how do you get all the green goodness into your diet?  Adding microgreens to your diet is less about recipes and more about ideas.  They can be added raw to:

  • salads
  • soups
  • sandwiches
  • stir-fries
  • smoothies
  • wraps
  • omelets
  • quiche
  • smoothies

They can be juiced for green juices, or used as an edible garnish.  You can use them alone as a salad or tossed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Here are a few ideas to help you get started:

turkey quesadia wih micro

Turkey Quesadilla with broccoli microgreens.

nappa cab with beet micro

Nappa Cabbage salad with beet microgreens, grilled chicken, mandarin oranges, and slivered almonds.

spinach salad w broc micro

Spinach salad with strawberries, sunflower seeds, grilled chicken and broccoli microgreens.

The possibilities are endless.  What do you like to add microgreens to?

Get to Know Micro-greens

Get to Know Micro-greens

What are micro-greens?  You aren’t alone if you are asking that question.  Micro-greens are really small versions of plants you already know and love (well even if you don’t love some of their grown up counterparts, you may still love micros).  They are somewhere between a […]