Due to some previous work travel, I ended up with a bunch of airline miles for American Airlines although I rarely travel on that airline. So, I used my miles for a magazine subscription to Food and Wine. I'm pretty happy with that choice as they have some great recipes.
I was pulled toward a section by Melissa Clark who had slimmed down by eating smaller portions and eating healthier. One of her recipes featured was Buckwheat Salad with Mushrooms and Parsley Oil. I had never tried buckwheat groats (also known as Kasha) so I was eager to try it.
This recipe was easy to make although I seemed to make a mess! The recipe can be found here.
Buckwheat groats are hearty and taste very good. We weren't fans of the fennel, but I could tolerate some of it. We found that this meal was better the next day when the mushrooms and buckwheat were able to soak up the lemon juice and other seasonings.
Buckwheat is one of the world's healthiest foods and is a high quality protein that provides all eight of the essential amino acids. Did you know that it's actually a fruit seed related to rhubarb? Very cool.