Sometimes it just takes a little imagination to make a meal or snack appetizing to someone who may not eat what you’ve prepared otherwise!
Children can be tempted to try something new if it looks fun.. even a friend who may not be feeling well can be lured to take a few nibbles and cough up a smile by surprising food presentations.
Who can resist a plate that looks like any of these?
Well now to get serious…
I have found a new friend in Buckwheat! From buckwheat pancakes to buckwheat pilaf to buckwheat cereal.
The following recipe was adapted from Sweet Gratitude cookbook. It’s full of fiber and antioxidants and is quite filling.
- 3/4 c. soaked raw Almonds
- 3/4 c. soaked whole Buckwheat
- 2 1/2 c. coarsely chopped organic Apple with skin
- 4 oz. Date Paste (by weight)
- 2 Tbs. dried organic Cranberries
- 1 c. Coconut flakes
- 2 Tbs. organic Agave syrup
- 2 Tbs. pure Vanilla
- 1 tsp. organic Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
- Almond or Rice milk
- Pumpkin seeds (opt.)
Soak buckwheat 6 – 8 hours. Drain and rinse well.
Place with rest of dry ingredients (except pumpkin seeds) in a mixer bowl and mix on low-medium speed until the ingredients are well combined.
Place in a pot with milk and put over low heat for 10 minutes just to warm up. Do not use higher heat or the enzymes will be broken down. This can also be eaten at room temp. You may sprinkle pumpkin seeds on top.