All the lentils and beans used at San Francisco's Bar Tartine--and many of the seeds as well--are sprouted. "It makes them easily digestible," says chef Cortney Burns. "Soups made with sprouted lentils are lighter. Also, the lentils retain their shape better." Sprouted lentils can be eaten raw, too, in salads, sandwiches, soups--wherever you'd like them to go.