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Risotto of buckwheat groats with beets and garlic porcini mushrooms

Risotto of buckwheat groats with beets and garlic porcini mushrooms Quinoa is normally on my grain speed-dial, but lately I've been experimenting with Buckwheat Groats (also called Kasha). Though kind of saddled with an unfortunate name, Buckwheat Groats  are actually delightfully nutty, gluten-free seeds that rate low on the glycemic scales (no wheat or gluten in sight). On the healthfulness front Buckwheat is great, surpassing rice, wheat and corn on many levels. Because those three are especially  high on the glycemic scale, they provoke a quick spike in blood sugar levels and promote systemic inflammation. I try to avoid rice, wheat and [...]

Baked oatmeal with carrots coconut and cardamom

Baked oatmeal with carrots coconut and cardamom I love how baked oatmeal has taken the foodie internet by storm. This humble little dish has in fact become one of my favourite warming cold weather breakfasts. It's just so amazingly tasty. By baking your porridge ingredients you end up with an almost cake like taste that works for breakfast, but also as a nice tea break snack too. I love the versatility! This is sort of a carrot cake based baked oatmeal. There are the usual carrot cake characters including loads of shredded carrots, cinnamon, raisins and walnuts and then there is [...]

Smoky cauliflower soup with turmeric sweet potatoes and red peppers

Smoky cauliflower soup with turmeric sweet potatoes and red peppers This cauliflower soup is the warming equivalent of a great big exotic hug. Roasting cauliflower until it's a smoky, caramelised hot mess really makes my day. It's a simple enough process. You throw some plain old cauliflower in a roasting pan with oil and spices, not really expecting much, but what pops back out of the oven after 30 minutes is a wondrous thing. Apart from the roasted cauliflower, the cinnamon, cumin, and turmeric work together to bring out the savoury goodness in the vegetables and the sweet potato and [...]