Buckwheat and Veggies (a la Fried Rice)

...or here it is as Veggie Fried Quinoa... Yum!

We’re enjoying this fun choppy mish-mosh of veggies and grains regularly. While on the Body Ecology Diet, we’ve been experimenting with the few grains allowed. This is a relatively quick and easy recipe that we do all kinds of variations on almost every week.

2 stalks of broccoli
1 red bell pepper
1 zucchini
2 carrots
1 bunch kale
1/2 large red onion
3 cloves garlic
1 inch ginger
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups cooked buckwheat
couple tablespoons each olive oil and toasted sesame oil
couple splashes each raw apple cider vinegar, coconut aminos, and fish sauce

Dice all the veggies, mince the garlic and ginger. Heat a wok on medium to medium-high with the olive oil & sesame oil. Sauté onion, garlic and ginger for a few minutes until onion begins to soften. Add broccoli and carrot and sauté for a few minutes, then add the pepper, zucchini and kale. Splash in vinegar, aminos and fish sauce to taste and cook until veggies are almost tender.

Move veggies up the sides of the wok to create a well at the bottom. Pour the eggs in the well and simmer for a bit and scramble until about three-quarters cooked (don’t worry if a few of the veggies get mixed in). Push the rest of the veggies down, add the buckwheat and mix everything together and cook for just a few minutes longer.

Serve with a wedge of lime and enjoy!

Substitutions & adaptations:

-As always, go crazy with your veggies and use what’s in season or in your fridge.

-Quinoa works very well in this recipe as well. I’m sure there are other grains that would be fun as well.

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Chocolate Almond Butter Cake from the Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen


Gluen-Free Chocolate Almond Butter Cake from the Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen

It is a rare recipe that I use and follow just as it’s written.  Normally, I make all kinds of tweaks with ingredients, amounts, additions, etc.  However, this gluten-free Chocolate Almond Butter Cake recipe from the Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen is perfect just as it is.  It’s a rich and tasty, satisfying and healthy bit of chocolatey goodness, and incredibly easy to boot!  If you’re not familiar with their blog, it’s a terrific resource for gluten-free cooking.  And to encourage you to check them out, click here to go directly to their blog in order to get the recipe for this awesome cake.

The only change I made was to do a coconut milk & whiskey sauce drizzled on top.  Enjoy!