Recipes

Stephanie Petersen
Back to Basics: How to Cook Millet on the Stove

Back to Basics: How to Cook Millet on the Stove

 Millet is an amazing grain that packs a nutritional punch of fiber and vitamins. It is not a complete protein but is a seed grain. It cannot cross-pollinate with wheat and will always be gluten-free. In spite of how delicious and versatile it is as a staple, it is most often used as birdseed in the USA. That's sad...because as much as we love big bird, we'd rather see you make this healthy grain a part of your life. Use it anywhere you'd use rice, as it actually uses the same amount of water as regular white rice and cooks...

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Stephanie Petersen
Back to Basics: How to Cook Quinoa

Back to Basics: How to Cook Quinoa

    We call it a “super” grain. Okay. This is a grain that has x-ray vision, can read minds and can run faster than the Flash. Right?!  Maybe it doesn’t have all the bad-boy skills that would land it squarely in the same room with the Avengers, but it does have powerful nutrition. Admit it. You saw the Avengers standing in the streets of your mind right then didn’t you? Introducing Quinoa (pronounced keeeeen-wah). It’s kickin’ patootie and taking names.  What makes it so super though? Anytime we refer to a grain as a “super-grain”, it means that it...

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Stephanie Petersen
Berry Delicious Vegan Amaranth Breakfast Bowls

Berry Delicious Vegan Amaranth Breakfast Bowls

Berry Delicious Vegan Amaranth Breakfast Bowls Sometimes the simplest breakfast is the best. That can certainly be said of this delicious recipe that takes the creamy smooth texture of cooked amaranth, the super-grain full of fiber and clean nutrition, and couples it with fresh fruit and subtle hints of spice in a coconut milk confection. It's absolute heaven.  It's easy for any day of the week and the amaranth can be cooked in a rice cooker.  Make it ahead and it is a quick re-heat for busy mornings. Ingredients: Water Amaranth Salt Fresh strawberries, 1 pint Fresh blueberries or blackberries,...

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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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