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1/2 cup amaranth
1 cup water
6 tablespoons coconut milk
2 tablespoons honey or 2 tablespoons agave nectar
1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon



Directions
Cook the amaranth (this may be done the night before): Mix the water and amaranth in a saucepan and heat to boiling.
Turn heat to low, and let simmer for 20-25 minute Most of the water should be absorbed. Take care at the end of the cooking time, because it may get too dry and burn. You should still see the individual grains of amaranth, although they will stick together a little. Overcooking will turn the amaranth to mush.
Cooked amaranth will keep in the refrigerator overnight, if necessary.
In the morning, reheat the amaranth in the microwave, if necessary. Drizzle the amaranth with honey, sprinkle with cinnamon, and pour the coconut milk on top.


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Better known as pigweed. Was a staple of central and south american Indians.
Only place that I have seen it for sale is online but I don't go to health food or specialty food shops. The seeds are what he is talking about. Utube collecting of seed looks to be a pain.
The green leaves can be cooked and eaten also.
Around comercial crops you may get shot for trying to grow pigweed. It to has developed resistance to most herbicides and can take over fields. The stalks can get six or seven feet tall.
It is a good food source though, High protien content seed.
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Palmer pig weed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUt_pp3NUUc
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Useful plant: Amaranth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmf_LrRSIvY
 

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blind said:
. . . Around comercial crops you may get shot for trying to grow pigweed. It to has developed resistance to most herbicides and can take over fields. The stalks can get six or seven feet tall.
a goodly dose of 41% glyphosate will take care of it ;)
 

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Most back yard gardeners have plenty and those folks like me do not spray around our veggies.
Ate lots of it as a kid in salads and of course the posted breakfast. Just ran across the recipe in some of my moms stuff I'm sorting thru.

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charles said:
Never heard of it. Had to turn to Google. Sounds like edible weed seeds to me. What is it?
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Hmmmmmmm-you musta missed it. ear
 

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It really doesn't have a lot of flavor of its own. Slightly nutty flavor is about it. But it cooks up nicely and takes flavoring agents well. You can pop it in a dry skillet and eat the tiny little things like popcorn.

I can find it at Safeway, Whole Foods, even Wal-Mart grocery stores.

Read more here: http://foodfacts.mercola.com/amaranth.html
 
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