Hey guys! It’s been such a long time (way too long) since I’ve posted something on this blog. And I really missed writing!

So today I came up with a very easy recipe that can be made either for lunch or dinner. It is various grilled vegetables and buckwheat. Okay, you may be like- why buckwheat? Well, you can use rice instead if you prefer so, but don’t be afraid to mix things up sometimes! Buckwheat is really nutritious- it is high in manganese, copper and magnesium. And if well-cooked, delicious, too!

For the veggies, you can you use whatever you have already or prefer. I used zucchini and pepper. And also, don’t worry if you don’t own a grill- oven will work just as well.

You will need:

  • 2 cups of buckwheat
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 small lemon
  • 2 peppers
  • 1/2 zucchini (or the whole of a smaller one)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of basil
  • Some salt and pepper

First of all, prepareyour vegetables. Cut them into about 1cm-thick slices and put them into a baking pan. Add some pepper and salt, two teaspoons of basil, drizzle some olive oil and squeezed lemon juice. Chop the garlic and add it in as well. You can add in grated lemon zest if you’d like- it gives a really good smell. Mix everything so that the veggies are well-covered in marinade. You can either grill them, or cook in the oven preheated to 210℃ (410℉) for about 25 minutes.

Buckwheat is really easy to cook. You just have to add it into a pot, pour in 4 cups of water and add a pinch of salt. Cook it on a medium heat for about 20 minutes (or less, if you want your buchwheat to be harder). Serve it with grilled vegetables and enjoy!