Now for a recipe that can be whipped up quickly, and served as a healthy meal with a simple salad. I am served a variation of a "kasha" nearly every time I have lunch with our friends from Russia. The recipe below is basic but tasty. It is easily amended to include other vegetables (mushrooms, kale, spinach, carrots). Buckwheat is a gluten free grain that is high in protein, fiber and relatively low in starch. It can be hard to digest for anyone who is not used to a high fiber diet, but it is delicious!
Meanwhile, roast 3/4 cup walnuts in a dry frying pan, stirring frequently until toasted (about 5 minutes). Transfer to a plate.
Then saute 1 chopped onion and 2 tsp of fresh thyme in 2 tbsp of olive oil until soft.
Stir the buckwheat and walnuts into the onions, add 3 tbsp fresh parsley and salt to taste (about 1/4 tsp).