Updated: Apr 10, 2020
Try this easy crock pot recipe that includes an ancient grain, Amaranth. It is a pseudo grain but generally referred to as one of the ancient grains. If you are not familiar with Amaranth, learn more about it here.
Ths recipe gets thick, like a porage. If you want the results to be more like a soup, change the recipe as noted below.
Pour 32 ounces of vegetable broth into the crockpot and set on low. (For the soup version, increase the broth by 50%.)
On the stove, simmer 1 cup of Amaranth (about 20 minutes) according to package directions. Most of the water will be absorbed when it is ready. (For the soup version, cut the amount of Amaranth by 1/2.)
While the Amaranth is cooking, add the following to the crock pot, set on low (use organic when possible):
1 large sliced yellow summer squash
2 sliced or chopped tomatoes
1 large chopped sweet onion
1 medium head escarole or kale (chopped)
1 cup fresh white mushrooms
Change the crock pot setting to high and add the Amaranth
It takes a while for the greens to reduce. They will greatly increase the liquid in the crock pot. Make sure that your crock pot can hold this much liquid!
After an hour, stir the ingredients and add one cup of Flax Meal. (For the soup version, add only one teaspoon of flax meal.)
Total crock pot time, depending on ingredients, is 2 -4 hours.
Alternately, you can replace the Flax with Quinoa or use 1/2 Flax Meal and 1/2 Quinoa.
Peace - BCBZ