Millet & Buckwheat with Sunflower Seeds

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Millet & Buckwheat with Sunflower Seeds

This is millet and buckwheat recipe is a favorite of mine; it is very yummy and mostly alkaline.  The buckwheat with its full flavour enhances the very light flavour of the millet.


1/4 cup sunflower seeds
3/4 cup millet
1/4 cup buckwheat
1/2 tsp Himalayan Salt
2 1/2 cups water


1.    Dry sauté sunflowers seeds in a pan with a tight fitting lid.
2.    Add buckwheat and millet after a few minutes.MilletBuckwheatCooking A
3.    Sauté until golden brown.
4.    Add sea salt and water.milet buckwheat Gluten free
5.    Bring to a boil and cover with a tight lid.
6.    Simmer until all the water is absorbed – approximately 40 minutes.gluten free millet buckwheat

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To discover the health benefits of buckwheat click here:   Buckwheat Benefits

To read more about alkalizing the body click on this link:  Balance Your Body with Acid/Alkaline Balance.


How to Cook Perfect Millet

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Millet Porridge – Vegan & Gluten Free

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By | 2017-10-29T15:41:44+00:00 March 5th, 2012|Grains, Meatless Monday, Recipes|12 Comments

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  1. Jeanette April 3, 2012 at 10:13 am

    This is very good and sticks to the ribs for many hours! Thank you for sharing, Diana.

  2. Diana Herrington April 3, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    You are welcome Jeannette; I love this combo.

  3. barbara January 12, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Where do I find Millet? Our Supermarket is not carrying Millet or Buckwheat and we don’t have any Healthfood Stores like Whole Foods here.

  4. Diana Herrington January 12, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    hmmm not sure where to send you Barbara. In Canada most of our bigger supermarkets sell it as well as health food stores. I know someone who has a business supplying grains; I will find his contact details and let you know.

  5. barbara January 13, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Thanks for the Reply Diana.
    Yes I can get Millet Flour here, but not the grains.For grains I have to drive well over an hour to the nearest Whole Foods.

  6. Diana Herrington January 13, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    You know Barbara, it maybe better just to drive over to do a once every 2 months trip to a health food store rather then paying what you would have to for shipping it. Just thinking. 🙂

  7. barbara January 13, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    thanks for the replyTrue, its about 150kmbut I guess it worth it. In IA you have not much choices of good food to buyFarmer Market is limited to the Summer and the Stores around here do not care a good variety of healthy Food. Next Time I am in Madison(WI) I will get Millet .

  8. Diana Herrington January 13, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    That sounds good barbara. Make sure you have a good list of food to buy when you get there to stock you up. I did notice when I was in the US that the supermarkets to not have as many of what we call ‘health foods’.

  9. barbara January 13, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    thanks so that is so true, but I am only for a certain Time in IA,av (Travel Nursing) and then move on to Boston, before I leave the Country to return home to Germany.
    In Germany I never have the Problem of buying Healthy Food .In the US it is like cat and mouse +plus most of the conventional Food is chemical altered, GMO Food, you really have to read in between the Lines what’s all in it.
    One of the Reasons so many Americans are sick due to being overweight.
    Have a great day

  10. Christine February 12, 2013 at 2:03 pm


    Look for millet and buckwheat online!
    Warm Regards,

  11. Linda dc February 13, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I don’t have millet but am going to try quinoa as a replacement.

  12. Diana Herrington February 13, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Linda, Quinoa cooks differently than millet so I would not replace and would not dry roast quinoa.
    Also, millet is a more economical grain. I do love Quinoa just not sure about doing it this way as it tastes so good on it’s own.

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