Buckwheat Soup with Egg

Buckwheat Soup

A simple soup recipe using only 6 ingredients. Kasha (roasted buckwheat groats), egg, chicken stock, salt, sesame oil and sesame seeds. I came across this recipe from www.uniqlo.com, the Japanese clothing retailer. I didn’t imagine that there would be recipes on their website!

Buckwheat Soup Ingredients

Buckwheat Dumplings with Peach Coulis

Buckwheat Dumplings from foodformyfamily.com

This fantastic recipe uses cooked buckwheat (kasha) blended into a thick paste and then formed into small balls.  The coulis (a form of thick sauce made from puréed vegetables or fruits) uses peaches, honey & lemon juice.  This dish is served warm. Why not try this interesting recipe for breakfast or dessert!

Check out the full recipe at foodformyfamily.com

Share Your Buckwheat Recipe

Quote by Julia Child via etsy - Michael Dexter

Image source: Etsy – Michael Dexter

Hi everyone!

Thanks for stopping by and following my blog, i really appreciate the support. I started this blog 5 months ago didn’t imagine that it would be well received. As you can see this focus of this niche blog is about this awesome ingredient – Buckwheat.

I’m sure that most of you are awesome cooks and wanted to know if any of you have your best buckwheat recipe you would love share with others. It can be a recipe that you have tried from a cookbook or created on your own. It could be a main dish, side dish or dessert. I would love to post it here.

Your recipe has to have buckwheat as one of the main ingredients.

HOW TO SHARE YOUR RECIPE?

  1. You must have your own blog/website with the full recipe posted there. (Picture(s) is a must! A picture is worth a thousand words.)
  2. The picture(s) must be your own. If the recipe is from a cookbook, you also need to include a link to the book.
  3. I just need the link to your buckwheat recipe(s) page. You can post your link in the comments below or through my contact form here.

If your recipe is picked, I will choose 1 picture of the finished recipe and a link back to your blog/website. You can also share a brief write-up about your recipe (e.g. story, inspiration, tips).

There is no limit to the number of buckwheat recipes you can share, the more the merrier! The chosen recipes may not be posted immediately as I would like to spread it out overtime.

Really looking forward to reading each and every one of your awesome recipes. 🙂

Warmest Regards,
Amy

15 Buckwheat Recipes to Try This Weekend

Buckwheat Recipes

Yesterday i came across an online buckwheat recipe booklet from the Canadian Special Crops Association. In this booklet, there’s 15 buckwheat recipes which includes the nutrition values for each recipe. Pretty handy! There are recipes like Chicken Kasha Soup, Buckwheat Almond Raspberry Torte and Jalapeno Buckwheat Corn Muffins 🙂

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Here is a snapshot of  one of the pages. There are lots of great info and buckwheat facts!

Why choose buckwheat

Related Post: 14 Tasty Recipes to Try This Weekend which i had posted earlier in July.

Buckwheat is not a Wheat

Why choose buckwheat

The common misconception about Buckwheat is that it is though off  as a wheat because of its name. Buckwheat is not a wheat, neither is it a grain although it is enjoyed in a similar fashion like a true grain. Buckwheat is actually a fruit seed. Because it is not a wheat, it does not contain gluten.

Buckwheat Salad with Nuts

 

 

Gluten free Kasha Salad with Grapes, Dried Mango and Pistachios

Don’t want to include buckwheat into your main dish? Why not make it salad style. Wholesome and easy to prepare! Grapes, mango, with pistachios and honey dressing. Other than pistachios, i think cashew or walnuts  would be great too. Kasha is also called Roasted Buckwheat.

A recipe from www.theblackpeppercorn.com


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Health Nuts: Health benefits for almonds, walnuts, cashews, peanuts and more (www.sharonmanuel.wordpress.com)

 

Cooking Buckwheat

buckwheat forms

Some helpful info to help you differentiate buckwheat in its different forms if you are planning on using buckwheat in your cooking.

Unhulled

What buckwheat looks like after its harvested. It has a triangular-shaped shell. At this stage, the groats are still in their hulls, which have turned a dark brown or almost black color. Unhulled buckwheat can be grounded into flour and will produce a dark grayish colored flour with bits of black which is the hull.

Raw

After the hull is removed. Hulled buckwheat is called buckwheat groats and can come in light brown or pale green color. The buckwheat groats can be grounded up to become buckwheat grits which is used to make breakfast cereal. The hulls itself can be used as stuffing in making buckwheat pillows.

Roasted

After the hulled raw groats has been roasted. Is it also known as Kasha. It is frequently used in cooking and can be grounded into buckwheat flour. Unlike the grounded flour from unhulled buckwheat, the color of the flour will be lighter.

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