super quick savoury porridge for dinner

I was going to intro this post with some entertaining discussion about how busy I am as a new mom, but then I remembered that pretty much everyone is super busy doing something these days and I wasn't going to get a lot of sympathy. 

sooooo - since we're all really busy, here's a crazy quick dinner recipe that I made tonight WHILE zeke was eating his own dinner, and it was finished cooking before he even got halfway through his chicken.


NOTE that in this recipe I used both soaked buckwheat & soaked oats. To do this I put the oats & buckwheat in a jar with water and a splash of apple cider vinegar and let them soak in the fridge overnight before beginning this recipe. It's up to you whether you want to soak your grains or not (here's info on why you might want to). I like to soak grains before I feed them to my 9-month old (and myself) so I usually have them on hand, but you can still make this recipe without soaking the grains...just be prepared to let it cook for a few extra minutes.


In a pot, combine & bring to a boil

  • 1/4 cup soaked buckwheat kernels
  • 1/4 cup soaked rolled oats
  • ~ 3/4 or 1 cup water

Reduce heat and allow to simmer. Then add:

  • a dash of curry powder
  • a dash of tumeric
  • a smaller dash of cayenne powder
  • a dash of salt
  • a dash of black pepper

Allow to simmer for ~5 minutes until cooked, whisking every once in awhile to combine. Once cooked stir in

  • a tbsp of sunflower seed butter (or other nut/seed better of choice)

Then stir in

  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach

Continue to stir on heat until the spinach is warm. Pour into a bowl.

Top with:

  • Chopped cherry tomatoes
  • Sea Salt
  • Shredded organic old cheddar
  • 5 minute tofu (recipe below) OR a poached egg OR shredded chicken OR...whatever you have on hand.

5 minute tofu: 
Heat up a cast iron pan with 1/2 tbsp of coconut or olive oil. Once hot, add chopped firm tofu. Allow tofu to heat up and get a bit crispy on the edges, stirring often. Once crispy, add a splash of braggs liquid aminos (or soy sauce), some maple syrup, a dash of apple cider vinegar and a sprinkle of sea salt. Stir together for another minute or two. Remove from heat. DONE.