Like millet, buckwheat is a great source of complex carbohydrates. It too is a seed and gluten free and it is also a rich source of rutin – an antioxidant that helps maintain healthy connective tissue (so good for muscles, tendons and ligaments).
- 1 cup of roasted pumpkin (I use butternut and I leave the skin on for extra fibre!)
- 1/2 cup of raw buckwheat
- 1 Spanish onion, finely sliced
- 4 button mushrooms, finely sliced
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
- 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary
- 2 (or 3) big handfuls of baby spinach
- 1 chicken breast, finely sliced into strips.
- Goats cheese (you can choose the amount depending on how much you like it)
- 1/4 cup of pine nuts
- Rice bran oil
- If you haven’t already roasted it, cut pumpkin into small cubes and roast until soft.
- Add the raw buckwheat to a small saucepan with 1 cup of water. Add in in your chicken and bring to the boil.
- Reduce to a simmer until all the water has been absorbed, the chicken is cooked, and the buckwheat is tender.
- While your buckwheat is cooking, heat a tablespoon of rice bran oil in a medium-sized pan over low – medium heat.
- Add the onion and the garlic and sweat for 2 – 3 minutes (you don’t want them going golden, just softening, to release their sweetness).
inthe mushrooms and cook for 1 – 2 minutes.
- Add the cooked buckwheat, chicken, roast pumpkin, rosemary and baby spinach. Stir well so all ingredients are combined. Leave on a low heat until the spinach has started to just wilt.
- Crumble in some goat’s cheese.
- Serve and top with pine nuts.