Amaranth, Quinoa & Buckwheat – the Breakfast challenge

Does anyone have a good recipe for cooking amaranth for breakfast?  We tried this morning and it was a bit like eating tiny ball bearings.  Even soaking it over night didn’t change the texture much. We also tried popping it (as suggested on the packet), which resulted in tiny puffed flecks, like bits of dust….

Week 1: Reversing high blood pressure

Before our Puglia trip, a nurse at mum’s hospital told her:  ‘Go on holiday. Don’t worry about your blood pressure. Eat whatever you want’  We all hoped she was right. Mum had a fantastic time eating carefree (gelato, rum babas, pasta, panini, salty prosciutto, potatoes cooked in dripping etc). But the moment we got home…

High Blood Pressure

Yesterday mum went to get her blood pressure checked and her doctor produced something that looked like a 1950s bicycle pump and started puffing away as if he was blowing up a life raft (evidently digital equipment hasn’t made it to the British health services yet).  He is a kindly young man, eager to find…