Blinis with Smoked Salmon & Almond Basil Paste 

Here’s a Russian mini pancake also known as Blini. They’re perfect for a cocktail party!

1 cup organic buckwheat flour

2 tsp Baking powder

1/4 tsp fine sea salt

1 cup milk of choice

1 large egg

Mix well by hand. Then in a non-stick fry pan cook on medium heat (one tablespoon for each bite-sized blini)

Top with smoked salmon.

For vegans make almond-basil paste (easy)

Note: Traditionally they have sour cream & caviar.

Sprig of dill  (optional) on top.

Buckwheat Stir Fry

For me,  buckwheat is too bland in its own so I stir fry Tumerick,  onion,  garlic, ginger with celery, capsicum and any other veges you have on hand.  Add fish or chicken (optional) or chick peas for vegetarians.

Four top grain alternatives to try now   

pexels-photo-949211.jpegSo,  you’ve decided to repair your gut health.  That means finding alternatives to grain.  When I first started this food journey,  trying to find the beat alternatives made my head spin.  After weeks of research and many failed experiments these are my top picks.  

Why?  First,  they’re seeds not grains.  That means they don’t inflame the gut, making them easy to digest.

Second,  because they’re unrefined they’re high in fibre and therefore cleanses the gut efficiently.

Once you know how,  they’re really easy to prepare and a great substitute to grass grains.  So, without further ado, let’s take a look.

  1. Amaranth – Contains B vitamins, calcium, iron and Vitamin C. Amaranth may help lower cholesterol.
  2. Buckwheat – Rich in flavonoids like rutin and a good source of magnesium, buckwheat is good for your cardiovascular system. It’s a valuable food for those with diabetes, as it can be helpful for regulating blood sugar.
  3. Millet – A good source of manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium, millet is beneficial for your heart.
  4. Quinoa – A good source of manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorous, and riboflavin (B2). Quinoa may be helpful if you have migraines, diabetes or atherosclerosis.

The good news is these seeds are alkaline.

Eat no more than 1/2 cup (cooked) at one serving.

Fill your plate mostly with veges!

For non vegetarians add small amounts of fish or organic meat.