Tag: #amaranth

Cooking with Amaranth

Amaranth is an ancient, gluten-free superfood associated with the Aztec empire. When raw, it appears to be similar to quinoa but changes completely in texture when it is cooked. Amaranth seeds are nutrient-dense and high in protein and amino acids, calcium and iron. It is comparable to a… Source The Sunday Times: Superfoods: cooking with Amaranth

Amaranth Porridge Bowl with Berries

I love Amaranth because it is such a versatile ingredient.  During our tv show I have recently popped it, serve it instead of mash and use it to thicken soups.  I particularly love this amaranth porridge.  As a rough guide use 1 part amaranth to 3 parts liquid and cook until all the liquid is absorbed.  Remove the mixture from the heat to prevent … Read More Amaranth Porridge Bowl with Berries

Fresh Herb Amaranth

‘Everyone loved this fresh herb Amaranth.  It has a consistency of polenta when cooked and the uncooked grains are similar to quinoa.  I  use water as a base instead of cream or milk as the consistency is so creamy.  It is gluten free and protein rich.  I served it with chick peas and fresh broad beans’. You will need: 1 cup amaranth 1/4 teaspoon … Read More Fresh Herb Amaranth

Popped Amaranth

‘a great alternative to popcorn.  If  you dip fruit and bananas into a bowl of popped amaranth, it forms a thin coating and makes a crunchy and tasty snack.  The first time I tried to make popped amaranth, it was  not very successful.  You need a very hot pan and to make it is small quantities, a spoonful at a time.  You need patience … Read More Popped Amaranth