When the temperature is in the -30C range and holds there for a week – you want something warming to start the day. This is a regular go-to in the AM in the Crunchy Kitchen. It soaks while you sleep, cooks while you do your morning yoga and sustains you straight through to lunch. And it’s a nice alternative to oatmeal!
Yield: 1 serving
What you need:
- 1/4 cup buckwheat groats (not kasha)
- 1 tablespoon teff
- 1 tablespoon amaranth
- 2 tablespoons goldenberries (or raisins)
- 3 figs, chopped (or dates)
- 1 cup water
What you do:
- Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan and let soak, covered, overnight.
- Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat.
- Stir once or twice and then cover, turn heat to low, and let cook 20-30 minutes, until all the liquid is absorbed.
- Remove from heat, let sit 5-10 minutes and then transfer to a bowl.
- Serve, garnished with fruit and nuts if desired – or with a bit of plant-based milk if you preferred.
- Replace the buckwheat, teff and amaranth with any whole grains of choice. Cooking times will vary considerably depending on what you choose: so take that (and your available morning time) when substituting!