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meribelle
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Speaking of amaranth.......It is good for O and A, but I cannot find it even at our health food store.  I know it is a grain, but why is it so hard to find and what do I do with it once I find it?


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ISA-MANUELA
Monday, August 27, 2007, 12:29pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I use it in my early morning smoothy, but popped .... and to make my speltbread......etc.....but normally you can buy this stuff, as alike quinoa, in a hfs but here it is in its raw state.....so normally it is also used cooked in soups or as a grain (no grain but a seed) thatswhy a beneficial for all who can't stand any grains (ok not the B's as well )...hope that helps a bit
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I guess I will have to go on line and order it.


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my HFS will not stock it as they say it will not sell, but they were prepared to order me a case - which is 6 bags - costing less than 10 (I am in the UK, but presumably you can buy similar in USA), so not too bad. Being a seed it is quite versatile as you can sprout or grind or boil, but I've not managed to pop them yet without much burning of pans!
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Quoted from Vicky
my HFS will not stock it as they say it will not sell, but they were prepared to order me a case


some stores will give you a discount if you buy something by the case. WF gives a 5% discount.  be sure to ask  



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I will next time, thanks italybound!
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We eat it as a substitute for cream of wheat or malt-o-meal.  Really good with a little ghee, sugar and blueberries.  Yum!!!!
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We eat it as a substitute for cream of wheat or malt-o-meal.


Reeeallllyyyyy!!! How much does it actually taste like either of those? Love them both!  



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My HFS has it available in the bulk section. It's okay but I find it to be more of a 'pain' to cook since it likes to stick (and burn) if not stirred. For that reason I prefer quinoa for that type of use/dish.
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It has more flavor than either of those.  It is one to get used to, at least for me.  I cooked it just like rice: 1 c grain to 2 c water in a saucepan, bring to a boil, cook about 15 min on simmer.  Looks just like cream of wheat (to me at least).
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My hfs sells amaranth in the bulk foods section, also in pre-packaged bags by Arrowhead Mills. I too use it like "cream o wheat". I use Cocky's recipe of amaranth, quinona and buckwheat mixed together. After it is cooked, and while still warm, I stir in a bit of miso. This big batch lasts me all week, and I just reheat a portion with chopped dried apricots, or add flaxseed and maple syrup, or maple syrup and walnuts. Very filling!

I have tried repeatedly and unsucessfully to pop amaranth.  I just burn it!

I was however, sucessful in growing amaranth. Some of the seeds, I purchased online, one variety, "Love Lies Bleeding" is really pretty. Red leaves, with long red seed spears. I also planted the stuff from the bulk bin at the hfs. It grew! Green leaves with redish-pink seed spears. I had my husband plant some in his deer food plots, but we have had a drought in northern Wisconsin, so I don't know if it will grow this year or not. I figured the deer, turkeys and grouse would enjoy the seeds. Plus, it really is a pretty plant. I am going to leave them in the garden all winter for the "tweety birds".  


"Be as gentle as  possible, and as firm as necessary".   Tom Dorrance-the 'father' of natural horsemanship

How true, for life, parenting, horse and dog training!
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dawgmama, would you like to have the swiss address where to get the popped amarant...It is sooo yummy in breads, makes em lighter  and crunchy and also as I wrote it in smooties etc....and a fine
preventive interaction as well ....I can't altimes eat snails (escagots), so I change to amaranth .....

p.s.

ouch but the shipment might be more in costs  than the stuff itself .......

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Hi Isa, I think you are correct, the shipping would probably be more than the product!   I will look around at some of the specialty shops in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and see if they have popped amaranth. I'm sure good old Google will help me.


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ISA-MANUELA
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if not..dearle...go and ask em to send it by DHL, cheaper than post-services
I payed some 44.40 Swiss Francs for 3 Kilos ...who shall eat that all?? ......


here is the address: Leib-und-Gut GmbH
                             Gewerbestrasse 7
                             CH-8155 Niederhasli
                             Tel.00-41-44-850-60-60
                             Fax:00-41-44-850-66-06
                             e-mail:info@fitleibundgut.ch
                             http://www.fitleibundgut.ch

if I may help you in the translations, so let me know

perhaps I may arrange a cargo for all interested amarant popper's and it becomesd cheaper
one kilo of this stuff seem to be ok for months ....it depends what you are doing with that stuff, tastes a bit like a nut, but then it is very very leger in its texture .....
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