Buckwheat + baby spinach fritters – gluten free, grain free, wheat free, dairy free, clean and Paleo friendly.
Once upon a Wintry weekend morning, there was a lady who was down to her last few groceries. She had no money because she left her purse at work and she was hungry.
With an empty stomach and a strong desire to eat, she retrieved the last remaining items from her fridge. Some fresh flat leaf parsley, spring onions and baby spinach. On her bench top lay some eggs and a tub of buckwheat flour.
So she chopped and stirred and placed the mixture into a hot frying pan. She watched as the mixture sizzled and magically transformed into an edible piece of food. She named her creation Buckwheat + Baby Spinach Fritters.
She ate her buckwheat + baby spinach fritters with wild abandon and was pleased that she was no longer hungry.
The moral of this story? You can whip up an easy, healthy meal with limited ingredients in a short amount of time.
Now, I’m not afraid to admit I’m lazy at times and prefer to buy a ready-made meal rather than make my own. It’s convenient, but bad for my wallet. It’s not until I’m forced to look through my pantry and use my creativity that I come up with some decent yet simple meals. You can use these fritters as a base and add anything you want to them. Top with eggs, beetroot and a drizzle of lemony garlic tahini sauce or add chicken and some creamy chipotle aioli.
I used buckwheat as that was all I had, but I’ve been experimenting with buckwheat flour lately and I’ve noticed it’s a thirsty flour. If you don’t have buckwheat, you can use another flour but you won’t need to use as much liquid. Start off with a small amount of milk and work your way up.
Buckwheat is a seed related to rhubarb and has nothing to do with wheat. It’s 100% gluten free and very nutritious. It can be found in health food shops and in the health food section of some major supermarkets.
With love & gratitude
Why this is so good for you
Spinach improves skin health, eases constipation, flushes toxins from the colon, builds strong bones, improves eyesight, protects against breast cancer, reduces risk of ovarian cancer and protects your brain function from premature ageing.
Parsley freshens breath, inhibits tumour formation, reduces risk of colon cancer, cervical cancer, diabetes and asthma, fights against osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, helps prevent recurrent ear infections or colds, reduces severity of asthma.
Spring onions strengthen the immune system, help regulate blood sugar, reduce inflammation, reduce the risk of gastric ulcers, help fight asthma, chronic chronic bronchitis, hay fever, diabetes, inhibit stomach cancer and detoxify the body from heavy metals.
Eggs are high in protein (which helps you keep full) and most of the nutrients are found in the yolk. Eggs help prevent age related deterioration of the eyes and prevent cataracts, blood clots, stroke, heart disease and breast cancer; promote the growth of healthy hair and nails; and aid in the brain development of a growing foetus.
Buckwheat lowers the risk of blood pressure and cholesterol, helps in management of diabetes, helps prevent gallstones, protects against heart disease and protects against breast cancer.
Himalayan Salt contains all of the 84 elements found in your body. It is anti aging, increases hydration, promotes blood sugar health, prevents muscle cramping, strengthens bones, lowers blood pressure, improves circulation, helps expel toxins from the body, helps reduce acid reflux and helps the intestines absorb nutrients.
Coconut oil helps boost metabolism and aids in weight loss, helps boost endurance, detoxes the body, protects the heart, prevents and heals candida, helps improve the digestive system and prevents irritable bowl syndrome, strengthens the immune system, kills the viruses that causes influenza, hepatitis and measles, helps stop tooth decay, helps prevent liver disease, helps dissolve kidney stones, prevents and treats diabetes, kills the bacteria that causes throat infections; and heals damaged tissues and infections.
- Coconut oil (or oil of choice) for frying
- 2 large eggs, free range or organic
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 3/4 teaspoon fine pink Himalayan salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- A few grinds of cracked black pepper
- 2 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
- 1 cup sliced spring onions (including green part)
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
- 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
- Whisk eggs, milk and seasonings together then stir through remaining ingredients till well combined.
- Place 1/4 cups of mixture per fritter in a large frying pan on medium heat.Cook till golden brown. Flip and cook till bottom is golden brown.
- Serve with some thick chipotle aioli.