Raw Sprouted Buckwheat and Linseed Porridge with Fruit

Healthy buckwheat and linseed porridge with banana and fruit.
Naturally healthy buckwheat and linseed porridge with banana and fruit.
Naturally healthy buckwheat and linseed porridge with banana and fruit.

Buckwheat and Linseed: superfood alternatives to oats

Buckwheat despite its name is completely unrelated to wheat and is, in fact, a plant related to rhubarb and like linseed gluten-free. It is a superfood seed rich in B vitamins and minerals.

First sprout your buckwheat.

It can be done quicker by soaking for an hour or two or overnight but it’s better to soak and rinse the buckwheat for a couple of days, similar to making bean-sprouts, which makes them much, much nicer and more nutritious.

Sprouting buckwheat groats

2 cups of buckwheat groats makes 4 helpings. Place buckwheat groats in a bowl and cover with water, leave for an hour or so to soak then drain.  2-4 times per day, add plenty of water stir gently and strain excess off. After 1-2 days the little groats are starting to grow a sprout. Rinse well one final time, store in refrigerator for up to a couple of says.

Breakfast for one?

If you need only one serving sprout your buckwheat and store in the fridge or freezer. It will be fine for a few days, then make up single helpings (divide ingredients below by 4) as you need.

Quick Linseed Pizza !

Linseed Pizza Free-from most things!

This pizza linseed Pizza is “free-from” most things but delicious. It is super healthy, I use little or no salt, it can be free from saturated fat and vegan, of course low GI, gluten-free and completely paleo. Everyone eats this as happily as the “real” thing seemingly oblivious to it being über healthy and free from. It is properly sustaining but not bloating like wheat based pizza and works better and tastier than bought pizza bases.

Anti-inflammatory drink: golden turmeric milk

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Turmeric tea and milk: delicious, healthy, potent and amazing

You may have heard about the amazing benefits of turmeric and curcumin. Probably like most people you want whole foods not supplements. Turmeric tea or golden turmeric milk gives you all the anti-inflammatory benefits from this amazing spice and is boosted Continue reading

Marmite Linseed (Flax) Crackers with Seeds (Gluten-free)

Marmite flax cracker with seeds gluten-free, wheat-free recipe

Gluten-free, quick and easy

I was told about making gluten-free linseed crackers this way by a customer who visited my market stall she said she wasn’t a cook but this recipe is so easy even she could make them. The recipe sounded so simple and unusual I couldn’t wait to try it. Everyone else who has made them says the recipe works a treat and the crackers are brilliant. They are really quick to make; they only take a moment to mix up and all baked in about 20 minutes.

Delicious and healthy

These are really tasty, I find they don’t even need added salt and are tastier that snacks you can buy.

 

Flax and Kale chips

Kale and linseed chips

This is a brilliant, tasty and healthy homemade snack. Ideal for on-the-go, in lunch-boxes, with drinks; you’ll never want to eat crisps again! Homemade with simple superfood ingredients, you can vary the flavour to suit your mood and they are super easy to make even for those who “don’t cook”!  A great way to eat your greens for those who usually prefer snacks to veggies.

  • Gluten-free
  • Low Carb
  • Starch and sugar-free
  • Low GI
  • Paleo
  • No transfats
  • Rich in good-fats
  • Rich in omega-3, polyphenols, fibre, vitamins and antioxidants

Budwig Muesli

Budwig muesli with berries

Budwig Muesli is more than just the flax oil cottage cheese cream for the Budwig diet, it is an excellent way to use Flax Farm cold pressed linseed oil as the cottage cheese makes the omega-3 more easily digested and absorbed,

Budwig muesli is a good breakfast for people with digestive problems. It is wheat-free, gluten-free and designed to help normalise your digestion.

Diabetes: Dr Johanna Budwig recommended the diet to treat people with type 2 diabetes. The ground linseed helps to make it a good low GI breakfast whilst getting all the omega-3 and antioxidant benefit of fruit and berries.

Fruity Seedy Grain-free Linseed Muesli

Linseed grain-free muesli with fruit, nuts, seeds and berries

Delicious & sustaining

A small amount of Flax Farm ground linseed and cold-pressed linseed oil can make a big difference to your health and wellbeing and added to a simple light breakfast will easily keep you full, energised and sustained though to lunch time.

Slimming

Linseed is starch-free and virtually totally carb-free so it’s great if you are trying to keep slim or lose weight.

Healthy

This Fruity Seedy Grain-free Linseed Muesli is delicious, light and super healthy; alkalising & anti-inflammatory as well as being excellent for the digestion and hormone balance:

  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Cereal-free
  • Starch-free
  • Low GI
  • Paleo
  • Rich in omega-3
  • Rich in fibre

Natural hypoallergenic shaving gel

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Naturally soothing shaving gel recipe

This linseed shaving gel contains no chemicals, no preservatives. It’s got just one ingredient, well two if you include the water… Linseed contains mucilage that is a natural lubricant and is very soothing taken internally or when applied the skin. This recipe makes a very soothing shaving gel, Continue reading