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06-14-2007, 03:30 AM
Well I couldn't find oat grouts, but I found some nice buckwheat, and I am hoping that I can use that to make a cerial/porage type thing. Something filling.
Any ideas on how to do this? How do I sprout buckwheat? Maybe just with some nice nut milk and fruit?
06-14-2007, 06:00 AM
You can do a search on here and find a lot of threads about buckwheat, including recipes. :)
It's easy to soak and sprouts in 2 days.
Do you have Alissa's book?
06-14-2007, 09:17 AM
Buckwheat makes a very nice crunchy cereal - one of the few real crunches I've found in raw food. Simply soak about 6 hours, drain to sprout and by the end of the next day (rinse often while sprouting as there is a lot of mucilage in buckwheat and it makes very slimy water - so keep rinsing) you will have about 1/4" tails. Give it a final rinse or two and dehydrate till crunchy. It stores beautifully in covered containers on the counter.
To use as cereal (many call them buckwheaties), put about 1/3-1/2 cup in bowl, shred half an apple on top, sprinkle with some cinnamon and chopped nuts if you like or for very sweet add some soaked raisins. Then pour on some nut mylk (almond is great) and enjoy!
Good to keep on hand when you want something quick. You can also use them in many other dishes where you want some crunch.
06-14-2007, 09:24 AM
you can just soak it and no need to sprout according to Gabriel Cousens. If you want to sprout it, I would say it takes a day, rinsing and draining often. I like to blend it with fruit and seasonings like a little lemon juice, or cinnamon, or whatever.
06-14-2007, 10:14 AM
I like the buckwheaties that were mentioned above and I also make a porridge out of it:
Soak and rinse teh buckwheat overnight. In the morning put it in a blender with either almond milk or banana milk and blend. Sometimes I belnd it all together for a long time so it gets thick and smooth and warm; sometimes I blend the milk firts so it gets warm, then give teh buckwheat a quick blend so it stays lumpy but the whole thing is warm.
The Raw Food Real World Buckwheat Crispies recipe is very good too and works just as well with date paste or agave instead of Maple Syrup. I actually like it made with no sweetner at all.
06-14-2007, 11:09 AM
I also like to soak it overnight, drain and rinse well, then blend in my food processor with a ripe mango, a pinch of sea salt, and a dash of vanilla. Mmmmm soooooooooo good!
06-16-2007, 01:15 AM
simply get about a cup of groats put in blender and cover with water so they are submerged with it and add some sundried raisins ,soaked walnuts and a few sunflower seeds and WHIZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
stir a few times with a spoon to get some off the sides and whizzzz again , pour into bowl and add a little cashew milk or more water and just leave in fridge overnight.
This makes a great gooey porridge type brekkie :cool: add some carob and flax powder and maybe sqeueze an orange segment juice over it too .
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