Buckwheat bowl with avocado, cherry tomatoes and eggplant

Okay, maybe it's not so pretty, but haven't we all learned not to judge by the looks? This dish is really creamy with a risotto-like texture and rich taste. It's both a perfect main for vegans or vegetarians and great as a side dish. We have written about the great benefits of buckwheat before, and it's absolutely a great alternative to refined rice or pasta. It is naturally gluten-free (it actually has nothing to do with wheat, but it is a type of nut) and very friendly for the tummy :-) Buckwheat can be combined with so many things, such as sweet berries and dates in a porridge, or savory flavors such as avocado, mushrooms, and aubergine.This dinner was enjoyed on the sailboat after visiting a local, organic store where they had the best-tasting basil we have had in a long time! It really made a huge difference to the whole meal.Warm buckwheat bowl (2 people)

  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 cup buckwheat
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 handful fresh basil (preferably organic)
  • 1 tbs paprika spice
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • coconut oil

Boil the buckwheat in water with a pinch of sea salt or Himalaya salt (remember to rinse it well before). Add some chopped basil, salt, pepper and paprika to the water. Let it boil until it becomes soft, you can easily taste if it's done or not. It takes about 10-20 minutes. Slice the aubergine into small bites and add them to a saucepan together with the coconut oil. Let it cook until it gets soft (it might take some time). Spice it up with salt, pepper, and paprika. Meanwhile, chop up the avocado and tomatoes. Add everything to a bowl, and voila! A really nourishing meal which will satisfy everyone.

Simple quinoa summer bowl

This light, tasty bowl of goodness is just a 10 minute prep away, and is really easy to make. All you need is quinoa, broccoli, avocado, pine nuts (optional), cherry tomatoes, good olive oil and some herbs. It's the perfect dish to just throw together if you are in a rush, for example in between work and work out in the middle of the week.Simple quinoa summer bowl (2 portions):

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 dl quinoa
  • 1/4 broccoli
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • Pine nuts (optional)
  • Fresh basil (preferably organic)
  • Salt, pepper and sweet paprika spice

Cook the quinoa with the double amount of water until it's boiling. Then, let it simmer until all the water is absorbed. Spice up the taste with a squeeze of lemon, fresh basil and spices. While it's simmering, cut the broccoli in small pieces and wok it until it's nice and tender. Slice the avocado and tomatoes. Lightly wok the pine nuts in a pan (no oil needed) until they get a nice tan. Bring it all together in a delicious dish and serve it with homemade guacamole. Celebrate that the summer has arrived with light, fresh, easy, yummy food!