pickles and amaranth

I made some bread and butter pickles which were very very yummy. I especially enjoyed the onions because the kids ate all the pickle.

They were quite fun to make. See the recipe HERE. Make sure to read the notes about the salt, AND I only used 1/2 cup sugar and they were still pretty sweet.

Then I popped some amaranth which is a pseudo grain. Very nutritious and high in protein. I put some in a tall, dry soup pot and heat them on med-low heat, making sure they are constantly stirred until they start popping. Watch out when they do start popping. They can really pop out of control if you are not careful.  I then pour them into a bowl with lid and store them in the fridge. You can sprinkle them on salads, soups or anything else you want a little bit of crunch with. They have a nutty roasted flavor.

Here is some gluten-free info about amaranth, plus some interesting recipes here and here.

I have the next 4 days off -WoooHooo!!  Can’t wait to make some stuff!

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3 Responses to pickles and amaranth

  1. kristin says:

    those pickles are making my mouth water!!

    thanks for the amaranth tip. i had no idea and can’t wait to give it a try. thanks also for gluten-free recipes…a child in my preschool this year is gluten-free and i suddenly feel baking challenged…so much new flour to fiddle with!! it’s going to be a great leaning year, i can see that.

  2. Michelle says:

    I’m intruiged! Bet it smells great when it’s on the stovetop…

  3. Emily says:

    I just made them……they are a perfect recipe! Thank you!

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