National Rooibos day was celebrated on the 16th of January, and is the very first year of establishment. Rooibos is part of our diverse Fynbos kingdom and is native to the Cedarberg mountains in the Western Cape of South Africa. It has so many health benefits, from lowering blood pressure to preventing heart disease and strokes. This powerhouse is packed with flavonoids and antioxidants. […]
MEET KALE. Your new friend with benefits.
Kale is one the most healthiest and nutritious plant food. It is loaded with tons of beneficial nutrients and health benefits. It is part of the cabbage family and comes in different shapes and colors. Most are green but it comes in purple too.
- High in vitamin C (A cup of kale contains more vitamin C than an orange)
- High in vitamin K (A cup of kale contains 7 times the RDA for vitamin K)
- Low in calories
- High in antioxidants (Quercetin and Kaempferol)
- Helps lower cholesterol levels
- Includes calcium, potassium and magnesium
- High in lutein and zeaxanthin (good for your eyes!)
Adding kale to your diet is simple. Simply add it to your salads or use it in recipes. Since my blog is about Buckwheat, so why not make a Buckwheat Kale Salad!
Here’s a recipe for Buckwheat Kale Salad at rebeccapricehealthcoach.com
Although Tabbouleh (sometimes pronounced and spelled as Tabouli) is usually made with bulgur (cracked wheat) a gluten-free version can be made by substituting buckwheat groats.
1 cup buckwheat groats
1 chopped scallion (green onion)
3 chopped cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon raw honey*
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
Preparation (Serves 4)
Combine 1 cup Whole Buckwheat Groats with 2 cups water in large sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook 10 to 12 minutes, let cool, then chill in fridge.
Chop scallion, tomatoes, mint and parsley and add to buckwheat in a bowl.
For the Lemon Dressing: Shake all the ingredients together in a container or whisk together in a bowl.
Mix in salad dressing, salt and pepper.
*For maximum flavor and health-benefits, use raw honey. Heating honey (pasteurization) destroys the all the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals, and aromatics. Honey that has been heated and filtered is called commercial, regular or liquid honey.
This dish’s inspiration comes from Japan. Soba noodles are an important staple of the Japanese cuisine. There is a dish in the Japanese cuisine with cold soba noodles, but for this post, I turned it more in a type of warm salad. I actually got the idea to make a salad with these soba noodles from Allison from the beautiful blog “Spontaneaous Tomato” (she takes amazing pictures!). She made an amazing and so yummy looking Vietnamese style soba noodle salad, which really inspired me, but I tried to stick to Japanese in this dish and I mixed in all kinds of different flavor elements of the Japanese cuisine 😉 I hope you will like this very “fusionized” recipe, it’s very fast and easy to cook up, therefore perfect for a week-day dinner.
I was also happy to finally cook something with buckwheat again. Ever since I started my…
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Ever cooked a spicy buckwheat dish? Well, here’s a recipe for you.
A blend of tamari, tahini, apple cider vinegar, honey, paprika and chilli flakes with gives this dish a mix of creaminess, spiciness and sweetness. The beets give it a beautiful pink color. Add in some carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, chickpeas and of course raw buckwheat groats and your salad is done.
A recipe from deliciouslyella.com
Have you tried eating buckwheat with fish combined? Well there’s a recipe for that! This recipe uses toasted buckwheat but you could also use raw buckwheat instead.
Check out this recipe from gourmettraveller.com.au
This recipe is from the December 2009 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine
Another way of cooking using Buckwheat Groats, Tabouleh is a classic Middle Eastern salad with fresh herbs, mainly parsley, bulgur wheat, tomatoes, and olive oil. It is one of the healthiest salads you can eat. A great alternative to regular salad. Buckwheat being high in fibre content, will surely keep you full longer!
A recipe from a-bicycle-built-for-two.blogspot.sg
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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