Happy Friday everyone!! I have an awesome recipe and review to share with you today. I was invited to the launch party of HotFit.TV last night at the Kenmore Live Studios in River North. The premise behind the site is that it is a place to go to get premium workouts from some of the world’s best trainers. I was so motivated from watching them workout last night, kinda makes me want to go to the gym today….we’ll see. Either way, I think this is something anyone can do in the comfort of their own home, at your own pace. Here are some pics I took…
I am going to try her sprout salad today, but since it takes a few days and I am so eager to share it with you, I decided to borrow some photos from our friends at Serious Eats to show you how to make it so hopefully you will do it with me!
- Garbanzo beans
- Mung beans
- Olive oil
- Lemon juice
- Optional: garnish with cilantro or parsley
Rinse beans. Soak in a glass jar overnight (3 parts water 1 part beans to allow them to expand). Cover jar with a mesh cloth and secure with rubber band.
Rinse and drain as needed (based on dryness), about twice a day until they begin to sprout. Combine all sprouts in a bowl and toss with olive oil, lemon juice and salt to taste (obviously more OO than lemon juice).
(Photos courtesy of Serious Eats; visit link for more detailed instruction)
The final product should look like this:
I got to meet Karyn after the show which was so exciting for me! I have been to her restaurants so many times so for me it was like meeting a celebrity! (Dork alert!) Backstage she had dinner prepared for everyone in the studio audience and needless to say, my plate was not big enough!
It was a beautiful, unseasonably warm evening, so the walk home was refreshing. I had to stop on the bridge and snap a few shots because I still can’t get over how gorgeous this city is and how lucky I feel to live here.