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Ever sprouted lentils?

Let’s just say, back in February someone was a little desperate for spring. Lentils, water, shallow dish, done! 

Sprouted lentils are also one of the Haft Sin, seven traditional items served at the table in celebration of Nowruz (the Persian New Year or first day of spring).

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In just a few days, hope was alive for a future with some green in it.  Several weeks later, we have this beautiful bounty on our window sill.

Yesterday, I actually saw lentil sprouts in the produce section of our local grocery store…four ounces for four dollars.  They were about 3-5 days into the sprouting process (no green yet in sight). 

A new family tradition has sprung – happy spring!