Sprouts The Miracle Food: The Complete Guide to Sprouting
by Steve Meyerowitz 
Healthy Times Magazine, March 1998
Steve Meyerowitz (Biography)
|Steve was pronounced "Sproutman" in a 1977 Vegetarian Times Magazine feature article that explored the why's and wherefores of his 100% sprout diet. While over 2 decades time, most diets change, Steve is still a believer in living foods and one of the most prominent spokespersons for sprouting. |
Steve got interested in sprouts after a 20 year effort to correct chronic allergies and asthma with conventional medicine. He made dramatic changes in diet and within two months of eating a strict "living foods," vegetarian diet, his lifelong symptoms disappeared. He continued to practice a 100% raw foods diet (nothing cooked, packaged, canned, frozen or processed) for five years. During that time, he also experimented with other extreme diets such as fruitarianism (just fruit) and fasted for as long as 100 days.
Steve's innovative kitchen gardening techniques and the cuisine he developed from them, gave rise to a "School for Sprouts." He began teaching indoor gardening 12 stories above the streets of New York City. He called his no-cooking school, the Sprout House. Steve invented two home sprouters, the Flax Sprout Bag and the Sprout House Kitchen Garden Salad Kit. He supplied these growing kits and a full line of organic sprouting seeds to consumers nationwide via mail order.
Steve has since sold the Sprout House mail order business and he and his family now live and breathe fresher air in the Berkshire mountains in Massachusetts, 2 hours north of Manhattan. Much of those teaching years have been transcribed in his books. He has written such sprout-worthy titles as Sprouts the Miracle Food, Sproutman's Kitchen Garden Cookbook, Wheatgrass Nature's Finest Medicine, and Sproutman's Turn-the-Dial Sprout Chart---a portable, photo-field guide to sprouting.
Steve has been featured on the Home Shopping Network, TV Food Network, in Prevention, Organic Gardening and Flower & Garden Magazines. In 3 minutes on QVC, 953 people ordered his Cookbook and Tabletop Greenhouse.