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Recipe : Buckwheat salad with lots of good things

Even if I'm not a "Recipe Doc" 😉, I still want to share with you my few culinary tips 😋 whose general title could be the following: "for a healthy, balanced and quickly prepared meal but above all 'succulently good' 👍 … yes, it's not very English 🙄 but it's to better convey the idea 😆.

This is how in the recent past, while enjoying my evening meal, I had the brilliant idea 💡 to take a picture 🤳 of my humble pittance with the aim of sharing it with you 🤗.

It is true that this recipe is more of a 'European' style and for those whose culinary habits are somewhat different, I would say that it is sometimes very pleasant to taste lesser-known dishes in order to further diversify your diet 👌.

Yes, food diversification is a term that may be a bit pompous to say: vary the pleasures 😁!

So without transition, here we go:

First the different ingredients:

👉 1 to 2 tablespoons of buckwheat – it will be according to your appetite!

Buckwheat has the advantage of not containing gluten, which often makes it more digestible 😌 for people with a little capricious intestines 😩.

It is rich in many things, including vitamins, protein and fiber.

In addition, buckwheat is what is called a complete vegetable protein, which means that it gives you all the amino acids you need to build your own proteins. These represent the brick of all our components that make us beautiful living beings 😇!

It is therefore not necessary to associate them with legumes (dry grains).

🙈 ... But I'm already digressing 🙈! This is not the subject of this text... so a little concentration 🤓 and back to our recipe!

Let's continue :

👉 1 to 2 shallots, which can be swapped with an onion 🧅.

Important source of vitamin C and detoxifier for the liver, we're good ✌️!

👉 1 to 2 cloves of garlic 🧄, also excellent for the liver in addition to its health benefits for our heart 🫀 and our blood vessels.

👉 Chives or similar chives.

Personally, I put both and I put a lot! Why ❓ Well because it's good of course 😄!

Rich in all kinds of vitamins, especially beta-carotene (precursor of vitamin A) and very useful for the health of our eyes 👀 among others.

👉 Parsley.

Which I love, especially the one in my garden! It is very rich in iron, vitamin C and also calcium.

Don't skimp on the quantities: go for it 👍.

👉 1 teaspoon of a seed mix.

They contain everything that is good for health: fibers, quality fats, vitamins, minerals and trace elements.

👉 Salad 🥬, the one you prefer or have on hand.

👉 A few tomatoes 🍅, it all depends on their size.

Here in Mauritius 🇲🇺, we call them 'love apples', it's absolutely charming 🥰!

They are rich in vitamin C and lycopene, a major antioxidant.

It's true that the amount of this precious molecule increases when the tomato is cooked over low heat... but hey, that's already won and we're not going to complicate our lives, are we 🙄❓

👉 1 red pepper 🫑 (yes, I know, this one is green 😅!) which is one of the foods with the most vitamin C, yes, yes! In association with parsley we are ready 💪.

Now that I have revealed the composition of my meal and detailed some of the benefits of its various ingredients, let me explain how my return home after my day at the office went 😅:

✅ 1st activity: walking my doggies 🦮 to combine business with pleasure 🙂: a little physical activity for everyone and a perfect transition from the cabinet 🏥 to home 🏡, just to empty... and, during this time :

✅ Buckwheat after being rinsed takes a little bath 🛁 – translation: it soaks in water 😃.

✅ Back home and meal preparation for my doggies 🐶.

Yes, they have the scoop and eat before me!

This way my buckwheat's little bath 🛁 continues, to his great happiness and ours too for better digestion 😌!

The ideal would have been to extend his ablutions for a few hours... but hey, aren't we doing the best we can 😉❓

✅ Once my faithful 4-legged friends 🐾 are full, I can prepare my meal:

👉 I take my buckwheat out of its pretend bathtub and rinse it again.

👉 I put it in water: 1.5 of its volume.

That said, I still advise you to taste 😛 to check its cooking: the grains must remain firm. Avoid seeing them turn into mashed potatoes 😱.

And if you do a little more, well you'll have some 'ready to use' for the next day 👍.

Needless to say, you can vary the choice of cereal as you wish: quinoa, millet or amaranth, also gluten-free, will delight your taste buds just as much 😋.

👉 I cut all the other ingredients, after washing them.

You know how to do that, no need for useless and boring explanations 😉!

👉 I mix it all up.

For the seasoning here is what I add:

❇️ Salt 🧂 and pepper

❇️ Olive oil (omega 9) with a little walnut oil (omega 3): wonderful sources of good fats

❇️ A hint of mustard

❇️ A zest of lemon 🍋

It goes without saying that you have the opportunity to modify this last way of doing things to your liking if I may say so 😅!

This meal is perfect for the evening because the combination of vegetables and cereals is most digestible 👍.

You will thus avoid animal proteins 🥓🥩🍖 such as beef whose digestion is much longer and more complex 👉 the risk is to go to sleep while you are in full digestion, which is not really ideal: we sleep or we digest, not both at the same time please!

Other animal proteins such as fish 🐟 or poultry 🐔 are easier to digest.

Thus ends this moment of culinary sharing.

It goes without saying that I did not invent anything 🙃 with this recipe but sometimes the simplest things are the most difficult to imagine 😉.

✨✨✨Miam la Vie ✨✨✨ to all of you and above all a good appetite 😋. I kiss you all and I'll see you very soon 🤗.

Dr Sandra Stallaert

Health office

Homeopath - Nutritionist

Remote consultation


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