“ Brand: Waitrose / Type: Cereal / Food quality: Organic food „
Another Waitrose staple that I always have in my cupboard is Waitrose Organic Buckwheat. Its something that I often add to curry as it bulks out the curry so that not so much fat needs to be added in much the same way as adding lentils to a curry seems to be. Although I am not a vegetarian, I do try to not eat meat with every meal and so using buckwheat (instead of meat) in curries and stews really does seem to make these dishes more filling and satisfies me for longer. One of my favourites (also great for left overs) is to get boil whatever vegetables I have left in the fridge together with the buckwheat in some vegetable stock and tomato puree - and add a little chilli, garlic and curry powder. It doesn't look fantastic, but it tastes really great.
The Waitrose Organic Buckwheat comes in a 500g packet and it costs 98p. I generally use about a quarter of the packet for each dish that I make - and so this makes the dish incredibly inexpensive to make if you are using the buckwheat as an alternative to meat. The texture of this buckwheat is soft, but without being mushy or slimy. It doesn't particularly have a flavour as such, but it takes on the flavour of whatever you cook with - so its great for dishes like curry because it takes on the flavour of the sauce and makes the dish taste richer and deeper.
Overall, I do find that Waitrose Buckwheat is a healthy alternative to using meat and it really makes dishes more filling and satisfying without increasing the fat content of the meal. Recommended!
Waitrose Organic Buckwheat, like most of Waitrose's grains in this section, is fantastic value at only 99p for a 500g packet. It can be found in a section with other grains, pulses and dried fruits - the most reasonably priced section in Waitrose.
Buckwheat is a very healthy grain, and tastes yummy. You can serve it with a stew or tomato sauce for dinner, or make porridge with it for breakfast (either on its own or by mixing it with other grains). Waitrose's buckwheat is nice and cheap, so makes a great alternative to slightly more grains such as quinoa and rice, and it is organic and has therefore had to meet certain farming standards.
Waitrose is the only place outside of health food shops I have found buckwheat, and it is cheaper than in any health food shop I have come across.
Buckwheat, despite its name, is gluten free and therefore suitable for coeliacs. It is easy to digest and a great thing to include in your diet. Waitrose make this possible with their affordable, easy-to-find buckwheat. The packaging is minimal and therefore not too bad for the environment.
I <3 Waitrose Organic Buckwheat! 5 stars from me.