Well, it's a beautiful day! Time to try out my new bike seat and get some good exercise. My 6-year-old and I were going to climb Pagosa Peak today but it was raining this morning, so that didn't happen, needless to say! But now the sun is out and the world looks green again.
Just like my sprouts...and amaranth!
In case anyone has not heard of this amazing plant, it is dark grean, boldly leafy, and grows unabashedly. It is also in a class of food that scientists call "C4." These plants are, lets just say, extremely nourishing, strengthening, and extraordinarily nutritious.
How to use amaranth?
*The leaves can be added to fresh vegetable juice (ran through a juicer), steamed like kale, or eaten in salads (if very young).
*The grain can be cooked like pasta (boil in way too much water and drain), then tossed with seasonings like olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic. I also like to cook it with cinnamon, cardamom, and other Indian spices for a sweet, hearty breakfast (such as in my "Indian Spiced Supergrain Cereal," pictured above).
I hope your weekend goes well and you find joy and inspiration in your life! As for me, I will find joy (and hopefully patience!) as I await the shipment of my second edition--due this Wednesday!