Recipes — back to basics

Stephanie Petersen
Back to Basics: How to Cook Amaranth on the Stovetop

Back to Basics: How to Cook Amaranth on the Stovetop

Cooked on the stove-top, amaranth is similar in texture to southern corn grits or “cream of wheat.” It is creamy and smooth with a slightly peppery finish. It can be made into a sweet or savory delicious meal that is truly satisfying and will keep you and your family full for hours.  It’s great for breakfast, lunch or dinner as well as many delightful loaves of bread, tortillas, appetizers and dessert. We’ve got a ton of cooking adventures ahead, but first, we're going to walk you through the basics. Amaranth is a gluten-free seed grain and one of the most...

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Stephanie Petersen
Back to Basics: How to Pop Amaranth

Back to Basics: How to Pop Amaranth

“Popping Amaranth,” sounds like a drug reference. Amaranth, though delicious and completely addictive tasting, it is not a drug. Amaranth is a gluten-free seed grain and one of the most amazing sources of complete protein (meaning it contains all the building blocks of life).  It's one of the smallest grains. It was one of the staple grains of the ancient Incas and is known as "kiwicha" in the Andes today. Because of the physical properties of the grain, when it is exposed to high heat, the small amount of moisture inside the seed will cause it to burst and pop!...

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Stephanie Petersen
Grain 101

Grain 101

  There are literally thousands of different grains and seed-grains in the world. It can get confusing.  Are you befuddled? Many would look at this collection of grains and wonder what the heck-fire they all are and what to do with them.  Well, never you worry! You are now connected to the premier website for all your grain knowledge. We will help you get a grasp of basic grain surgery! Because all we do is work with whole grain, we’re going to take you to the next level of understanding and usable applications. Grain should be easy to add to...

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