Tuesday, July 22, 2014

recipe: breakfast buckwheat

We are teaming up with Bob's Red Mill over the next few months to bring you some tasty recipes using products that are new to us, and probably a little less heard of in general. Let me stop here and say that while Bob's Red Mill is sponsoring these posts, our thoughts and feelings about the company and products are 100% from the heart. I (Casey) have Celiac Disease so I can't eat gluten, and I have been using BRM products for about 6 years now. We only recently discovered that not only does BRM make a lot of great products, but they also are an awesome company. If you want to be inspired, watch the video at the end of the post. Everyone who has seen this video gets a little teary eyed, so beware. Seriously, we want to be besties with founder, Bob Moore. He has this crazy idea that if you make a good product and treat your employees well that the money will work itself out. I wish more companies felt that way!

One of my favorite things is that the company is employee owned. Another other thing I love about the company is that they are trying to expand our food horizons. They sell less common ingredients like buckwheat groats (featured in this post) and sorghum. There are so many grains that are not common in America that are common in other parts of the world, so thanks Bob for letting us know about them! If you do nothing at all, please watch their video at the bottom and fall in love too :) 
So what do buckwheat groats taste like? They have a nice, nutty flavor. The texture is probably our favorite part. It's like a mixture between quinoa and orzo or rice. There are lots of different things you could make with buckwheat groats, savory or sweet. We decided to go the sweet, cinnamon-y nutty berry-licious breakfast route. It's easy. It's delicious. It's breakfast buckwheat.
Breakfast Buckwheat Recipe
(Serves about 4)
Ingredients:
- 1 Cup Buckwheat Groats
- 2 1/2 Cups Water
- 1 Cup Canned Coconut Milk
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 Tbs. Shredded Coconut
- Stevia (liquid or packets to taste)
- Berries and slivered almonds for topping

Directions:
1. Bring water to a boil and then add buckwheat groats and cover.
2. Reduce to simmer for 20 minutes and then let groats sit for 5 minutes.
3. Fluff with a fork and add coconut milk, cinnamon and shredded coconut. Combine everything very well.
4. Serve in individual dishes and garnish with berries, slivered almonds and shredded coconut.
Ok first watch this video, then make something awesome with buckwheat groats and let us know what you think!

XO- Savannah & Casey 

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Monday, July 21, 2014

recipe: watermelon, basil, mint and feta pizza

As previously stated, we had a lot of leftover watermelon from the Fourth of July. We came up with a refreshing watermelon drink and this recipe. I'm not even sure if you could call this a recipe, but whatever it is- it's delicious.
Watermelon, Basil, Mint and Feta Pizza
Ingredients:
watermelon slices
feta cheese
fresh basil leaves
fresh mint leaves
honey
lime juice

Directions:
1. Mix honey and lime juice together. Pour this mixture over the watermelon slices
2. Add basil leaves to each watermelon slice. Then add a mint leaf on top of the basil leaves.
3. Sprinkle with feta cheese.

Enjoy!

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

pineapples, fringe and ac/dc

This is an image from a recent shopping trip we took to a new local craft shop and Goodwill. I feel like anytime we go by a Goodwill, we stop there. It is such a good place to find things to rework and take apart to use for supplies. Today we bought the most hideous purse I've ever seen in my life and cut off all the wooden beads. There were a lot of them. We plan to string the beads and make necklaces. The cool thing about the craft shop that I mentioned earlier is that it is like Goodwill but just for crafts. It's called "Smart" which stands for Scrap Made Art. Everything in the shop is donated and they organize it so well. They have traditional craft supplies but they also have things like the marquee letters in the picture, and different metals and old jewelry. If you are in Nashville, you should definitely check it out! It's such a cool concept and it's all very cheap, bonus! These kind of trips are my favorite. When you don't have an agenda, you can more easily be inspired. And now we have many projects that we need to work on...

xo, Savannah

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