Photo Cred Lisa What is amaranth and how the heck do you pronounce it... am-a-ran-th. Easy. It's a great alternative to wild rice or quinoa, it's gluten-free (yeah no fat belly) and it's high in protein, high-five for plant based proteins. It cooks up the same as quinoa, click here for details. But what's super cool is you can pop it like little mini popcorn kernels. Popped Amaranth 1/4 cup amaranth Hot pan Warm pan to medium heat, pour amaranth into pan and keep it moving. It should start to pop right away. If it turns brown you'll need to try again. These little popped kernels are great sprinkled over salads. And you can find them at most bulk stores or health food shops. Yes food delivery peeps, it's on the menu tomorrow.