Grains of Discovery Giveaway + Amaranth Recipes!


Today I’m going to be a part of the Grains of Discovery Google+ Hangout on Amaranth. Please, come join in! It will be at 5pm PST / 8pm EST (Wed, Sept 25, 2013). The hangout is being hosted by Bob’s Red Mill, and each week they are focusing on a different grain. In honor of this event, I have an awesome gift package to give to one of you…

A Grains of Discovery Kit! (Gluten-Free Optional)

Grains of Discovery Kit Open - Amaranth Recipes

Grains of Discovery Kit Open - Amaranth Recipes

The grains you receive may vary slightly, particularly if you opt for a gluten-free kit (faro, spelt and kamut are not gluten-free, so those would be swapped out). But they will definitely include …

Bobs Red Mill - Grains of Discovery - Amaranth Recipes

Why did I pick the Amaranth Google+ Hangout? Because it is my latest dairy-free fascination:

  • Amaranth is a seed or “pseudo-grain” and a member of the Chenopodiaceae family of plants. It is a relative of beets, Swiss chard, spinach, and quinoa.
  • Amaranth is more akin to greens than wheat, giving it a high mineral profile including a good dose of natural non-dairy calcium, iron, and magnesium. Plus, it is high in the essential amino acid lysine.
  • Amaranth is a tiny little pseudo-grain that can be popped, toasted, or cooked to a porridge consistency. It’s quite unique and a new challenge! Following are two great amaranth recipes:

Amazing Amaranth Candy

Amazing Amaranth Candy - Alegria

Maple Multi-Grain Granola

Maple Multi-Grain Granola Recipe

To Enter this Grains of Discovery Giveaway:

Entry #1: Comment on this post and tell me … What’s your favorite grain or pseudo-grain and how do you serve it (links to your favorite recipe are welcomed!)? It’s hard to pick just one, isn’t it? Lately, I’m loving homemade oat granola bars and “fried” brown rice.

Entry #2 (optional): Share this giveaway on your favorite social network (this could even be emailing your friends and family!), and let me know that you did in a second comment.

The winner will be selected on Wednesday, October 2nd, so comment now!

Bobs Red Mill - Grains of Discovery - Amaranth Recipes

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. I love this quinoa recipe! Sweet Potato Quinoa Cakes with Blackberry Salsa.
    And this chia seed pudding, I layer it with fruit.
    I also like chia seeds right on top of my salad..for a little extra crunch.
    I’ve never tried making any of the others on my own, but would love to! I Also pinned this to my Pinterest! Thanks:)

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