My acupuncturist has been trying to get me to incorporate buckwheat into my diet for months, but I’ve been on a strict low-carb regimen for medical reasons and feared I would have a poor reaction — I tried a few bites of rice a couple months ago and experienced debilitating stomach problems for days following, so I definitely didn’t jump on the buckwheat train very quickly.
I’ve been battling less GI symptoms lately, leading to a bit more bravery when it comes to adding diversity to my plate. I finally cooked up a bowl of buckwheat groats, and am pleased to report I didn’t experience a flare of symptoms after all. This recipe is warming and hearty, and a much more nutrient-dense option than your average bowl of oats.
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