Hi! How are you? I feel like it’s been such a long time since we spoke last! (In chronological days, not too long, but in internet time, ages ago). I’ve been doing some travelling (again), and it’s always an excellent time when you go away, see different places, do different things and knit in the car until your hand cramps up (road trips are secretly my favorite time to knit because you have nothing else to do except sit in the car for hour upon hour, and you can’t feel like you should be doing something else, because there’s nothing else to do… except to take your turn driving).
Today we are right back into the regular schedule for Monday (which is good. I missed writing…. and reliable internet). After a vacation filled with treats and good things, I knew just how to start off the week. I’ve posted one other recipe using buckwheat early on in the blog, and if you like, you can go see the recipe for my Creamy Coconut-Orange Breakfast Buckwheat. That recipe is fine if you’ve got a little more time on your hands, but the recipe I want to share with you today goes together in under 5 minutes, and is a perfect take-along meal for any busy workday. The only special ingredient you’ll need are raw buckwheat groats (which I talk about in this article). I ordered mine here, if you’re looking to try them out too! They’re not difficult to work with, and they are really excellent for absorbing liquids and the flavors of whatever you put them with.
I always enjoy when the weather seems to cooperate, and it rains on the first day back in the office. (Also, if you’re coming in for a BIE session, make sure to collect your samples!) Not sure what BIE is? This article on Registered BioEnergetics Practitioners (R. BIE), will give you more information. Or, you are welcome to contact me!
This recipe is a winner all around; no wheat/gluten, vegan option, no dairy, no nuts, no eggs, no cooking, naturally sweet, portable, and easy. What more could you want? It can make a single serving, or feed as many as you like! (When I first moved out on my own, I had the worst time learning to cook in smaller quantities… witnesses will attest to this. So this recipe breaks it down and makes it very easy to achieve correct serving quantities).
Sweet Dreams Cinnamon Raisin Overnight Buckwheat Parfait
Serving Size: 1
Prep time: 2 minutes + 4 hours (in the refrigerator).
- 1 small bowl/mug/lidded container
- 1 set measuring cups/spoons
- 2/3 C raw buckwheat groats (rinsed)
- 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp honey/maple syrup
- 1/4 C golden raisins
- 1/2 C unsweetened soy milk (or other non-dairy milk of choice)
- Rinse the groats in cool water for about 1 minute, and make sure to search for any small debris that may have been missed during processing (not delicious to find that in your parfait).
- In a small bowl, mix together all of the ingredients, and set in the refrigerator to chill overnight or for at least 2 hours (until all the liquid has been absorbed).
- Enjoy it as it, or layer it with some pureed fruit, seeds or whole fruit. Whatever you enjoy most!
That’s it! No secret steps. No wrench-in-the-gears fourth step that reads “wait eleven years for the groats to sprout and produce seeds, and then harvest those while playing classical music during a rain storm”. Eating well and enjoying the results shouldn’t be impossibly difficult. I wanted to share this recipe because it’s good, and it’s not difficult to make at all. You shouldn’t be spending your time coaxing things to be food that don’t really want to be.
Remember to send your photos if you try this recipe out, I’d like to see them!
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Take care, and have a great day!
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