Wednesday, 18 October 2017 19:35

Amaranth Cereal

Amaranth looks very similar to quinoa and was an Aztec dietary staple so it is classified as an ancient grain.  Like quinoa, it is actually a seed. 
Amaranth is also gluten free, so if you are looking to eliminate wheat and gluten products you might want to give Amaranth a second look.  It contains an appreciable amount of protein around 26 grams per cup.
 
1 cup whole grain amaranth
2 cups almond or coconut milk
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup toasted chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tbsp hemo seeds
 
Place amaranth, milk and 1 cup water in a medium saucepot. 
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring frequently, until most liquid is absorbed and amaranth is cooked through and tender, about 25 minutes. 
Stir in cherries, walnuts, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and hemp seeds until combined. Serve hot.
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Saturday, 24 December 2016 15:14

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins 
 
Autumn leaves are falling, and the pumpkins are ready to be picked and baked into something spicy.
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