‘Sprouting’ means germinating seeds, which you may have done at school to grow mustard and cress. You can sprout alfalfa, chickpeas, lentils, mung beans, quinoa, peanuts, fenugreek seeds… What do you think bean sprouts are? The sprouts of mung beans! Top chefs love their micro-greens, tiny versions of salads, herbs and vegetables including my favourite, tendrilly delicate pea shoots. Get sprouting seeds, grains and pulses for vibrancy and crunchiness in your diet. You can buy a special sprouting jar or create one yourself with a jam jar, an elastic band and a piece of muslin. Make sure the seeds are not stale and rinse them well before starting.