Buckwheat Pizza…Oh the Austerity

Every religious tradition has their fasting days. For ours, we have two set days a month which we fast from grains and beans. There are a few different reasons behind this fasting, but my favorite is that on a lighter stomach one can focus more of their energy on sprititual meditation.

I find that the best way for me to commune with the Spirit is by cooking, so instead of seeing these fast days as a break from the kitchen, I view them more as a challenge. Most recently, I met this challenge of no grains and beans by baking a grain free pizza.

Buckwheat, which is botanically classified not as a grain but as a fruit, is the basis for my crust, which is nothing more than buckwheat flour, water, olive oil and salt. I roll it out, brush with olive oil and then top with a lite pesto made with sun dried tomatos, sunflower seeds and blanched spinach. After spreading it on the buckwheat crust, I add fresh tomato and cheese. Bake in the oven for about 12 minutes at 400 and the result is a fasting meal fit for a feast.


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8 responses to “Buckwheat Pizza…Oh the Austerity

  1. kmala

    dear god, devadeva, that is scrumptious looking.do you deliver?

  2. Devadeva Mirel

    you sound hungry.

  3. Seed of the Creeper

    Hari Hari!Please can you put the recipe for the buckweath crust? I would like to make bread from just buckwheat flour.Thank you.

  4. Devadeva Mirel

    i don’t really have a recipe other than mix buckwheat flour with water, olive oil and salt. i have never made a buckwheat bread. you could probably make a quick bread recipe out of the muffins by lowering the sugar and adding a bit of salt. i know you can make buckwheat crepes. but a regular bread out of buckwheat flour only…i am not sure if it can be done. good luck and please let me know any interesting stuff you find out about baking with buckwheat flour.

  5. Nityananda Chandra Das

    Could you post this on Krishna.com?;)

  6. Devadeva Mirel

    uhhhh….you can. 😉

  7. Malla-Praharana Das Adhikari GPS

    please the recipe!!!!

  8. Devadeva Mirel

    my dear friend! there really is no recipe. how about this:3 cups buckwheat flour1 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon olive oil or butterwater to make doughroll out. put on baking sheet. brush with melted butter. sprinkle salt, ground black pepper and dried italian herb (optional) on crust.add pan fried or steamed vegetables, raw sliced tomato, toasted nuts..whatever you like. on top of that sprinkle cheese like mozzarella or parmesan.bake in the oven till it looks good and done.does that work for you, amigo?

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