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Appreciate the sweetness of grilled pineapple and the lovely soft texture of halloumi cheese in this simple buckwheat recipe!
Buckwheat is one of those foods that we probably don’t eat enough of (myself included). I simply don’t remember to buy it regularly as it doesn’t catch my eye the way the endless types of pasta or rice do when I’m in the supermarket. But it is there, and if you look you will find […]
Eating healthy can be fun. Healthy food offers such a huge space for experimenting and creativity! To be honest, sometimes healthy food literally asks for some new ideas… We can’t just eat salads, or I can’t at least 🙂 And trying to avoid some obviously not as healthy foods requires to add flavour in a […]
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This high protein and fiber breakfast can be made ahead of time for those on the go who say they don’t have enough time to eat a healthy breakfast.
½ cup buckwheat groats
½ cup steel cut oats
½ cup freekeh*
½ cup quinoa*
Maple syrup or honey to taste
Butter to taste (optional)
Dried fruit (optional): dried cherries, apricots, chopped dates, figs, or raisins etc.
Combine buckwheat groats, steel cut oats, freekeh and quinoa with 4 cups water in large sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook about 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add more water or milk as needed to reach desired consistency. If you plan to add milk when you reheat it, leave it a little on the thick side.
Remove from heat and add dried fruit, your favorite natural sweetener, maple syrup or maple sugar to taste. Although honey is a healthy alternative to refined sugar, when cooking or baking with honey, it is not necessary to use raw honey since the heat destroys the all the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals, and aromatics.
Let cool and store in the fridge. Scoop out what you want, add milk and butter (optional) and pop it in the microwave at home or work.
*Freekeh (sometimes spelled frikeh) or farik is a cereal food made from green wheat that goes through a roasting process in its production. It is an ancient Middle Eastern dish that is especially popular in Levantine, Arabian Peninsula, Palestinian and Egyptian cuisine, but also in North African and other neighboring cuisines.
*Quinoa is a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium) and a grain crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudo cereal rather than a true cereal, as it is not a member of the true grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beetroots, spinach and tumbleweeds and is high in protein and lacks gluten.
I love banana bread and walnuts, combined with buckwheat this makes it a MUST TRY on my list!
Hello everyone, how nice it’s already Friday again! 😉
Today, I am going to post about a recipe that seems to have been the most searched on my blog! Every time I check my stats, it pops up as a favorite post. As this is also a recipe I made in the very beginning when I started blogging, I thought it needed a make-over, with some improved photos and food styling 😉 Additionally, I made some flavor improvements to the recipe in the meantime. So here comes my make-over of the Buckwheat-Banana-Walnut Muffins! Needless to say that buckwheat is one of the most powerful Superfoods, rich in protein, fiber and on top of that’s gluten-free. For those that don’t know this great blog fully dedicated to the awesome Buckwheat yet, please check it out: it’s called Buckwheat for your Health. It’s full of recipe ideas with buckwheat.
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Here’s a simple to follow video on how to make raw buckwheat porridge. Topped with Banana, Blueberries, Walnuts, Bee Pollen and Honey. This is a simplified recipe adapted from greenkitchenstories.com (Raw Buckwheat, Apple, Walnut Porridge Recipe).