For a perfect meal packed with nutrients and flavor, try Ann Gentry’s Buckwheat Salad with oil-free sesame dressing. But you don’t have to go all the way to her restaurant Real Food Daily to try it. Make this delicious salad at home with this recipe from Ann's latest cookbook, Vegan Family Meals. It's delicious, and easy, and gluten-free. You can print the recipes here: Buckwheat Tempeh Salad and Oil-Free Sesame Sauce. Enjoy!
Ever heard of kasha? Maybe you know it as buckwheat groats. Kasha is quick to cook (it only takes 15 minutes!), full of essential amino acids and vitamins, and has a really unique nutty flavor. One cup of cooked kasha has 155 cals, 5.7 g protein, 4.5 g fiber, 1 g fat, and 1.3 mg iron. Good stuff right there! To cook kasha, combine one part kasha to two parts water and simmer for 15 minutes. This morning I swapped kasha for my regular bowl of oatmeal.
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While reading the February issue of Bon Appétit, I was surprised to learn that buckwheat, the fruit seed used to make soba noodles, is in season. Since I didn't even realize that it was seasonal, I've decided to cook with it more. This quick and simple recipe turns soba noodles into a healthy vegetarian meal. The noodles are topped with tofu, bok choy, and green onions. This dish would also be delicious with mushrooms, onions, broccoli, or red pepper, so use whatever vegetables float your fancy. Get the recipe after the break.
This week, spice up your free time with the chili cook-offs that are setting the country aflame. Whether you're looking for an epicurean adventure at the Bellagio, or something more along the lines of a back-country roadkill cook-off, you're in luck. Check out what's going on in your neck of the woods this week, and let us know if we've left anything off the list!
- Sante Fe, NM: Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta — Sept. 24-28
- Las Vegas, NV: Gourmet's Taste of Bellagio — Sept. 25
- New York, NY: Joy of Sake New York — Sept. 25
- Providence, RI: Food for Thought — Sept. 25
- London, KY: World Chicken Festival — Sept. 25-28
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If the thought of pancakes made with Batter Blaster has you frightened, then turn your thoughts to a much healthier version. TeamSugar member Country Betty recently shared her recipe for Buckwheat Pumpkin Cinnamon Pancakes. Made with all natural buckwheat flour and splenda (you could use real sugar if desired), these pancakes look absolutely delish! To get the recipe and whip up your own batch, just read more