November 6, 2014

Honey-Nut-Squash Buckwheat Crepe

If there is one vegetable that you can associate with Fall, it must be pumpkins/winter Squashes. There a quite a few favorite winter squash recipes that I have been making over the years. I am a believer of seasonal local produce because nature is providing you the food it believes is good for the season. So when winter squashes are in season we eat plenty of them. And why not? Winter squash is a low-calorie vegetable, while also a good source of complex vegetable carbohydrates and dietary fiber. It is also an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals. Here is a recipe for a quick'n'healthy honey nut squash buckwheat crepes. This can be made with any other winter squash (butternut or kabocha). Instead of buckwheat, you can also make these with any millets.


Ingredients:
  • Honey nut squash - 1 cup (cubes)
  • Organic buckwheat groats - 1 cup (where to buy)
  • Organic unpasteurized apple cider vinegar - 1 Tbs. (where to buy)
  • Sea salt - as per taste

Directions:
  • Soak the buckwheat in about 1 cup of water and apple cider vinegar for a few hours or overnight.
  • Wash, skin and cut the squash into cubes.
  • Add soaked buckwheat along with soaking liquid into blender jar. Add squash and salt and blend till you get a smooth batter.
  • Add extra water if needed. You can try making one crepe to see if you have the right consistency. You should be able to pour the batter and tilt the griddle around to spread the batter to a circle.
  • This makes about 9 crepes.  Serve with a sweet or savory filling.  
  • I served it with a seasonal cranberry spread. (recipe below)
  • Enjoy :)


Seasonal quick'n'healthy cranberry spread.

Ingredients:

  • Organic cranberries - 1 cup
  • Filtered water - 1/2 cup
  • Organic red grapes - a handful
  • Organic dates - 4-6 (as per sweetness needed) (where to buy)

Directions:

  • Boil water in a sauce pan, add the cranberries and dates and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes till cranberries pop.
  • Remove from flame and let the mixture cool.
  • Blend along with grapes. Consistency will be somewhere in between a spread and a syrup, perfect to go with crepes. 
  • Serve it with crepes along with cut fresh fruits. Enjoy!!



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