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Shiitake and Sesame Buckwheat

From Kia Sanford: A great recipe to support your Detox Cleanse!

Sesame and Shiitake Buckwheat
1 cup toasted buckwheat
2 Tbs white or hulled sesame seeds
1 cup dried shiitake or other dried mushrooms* 21/2 cups boiling water plus 1⁄2 tsp sea salt
1 Tbs toasted sesame oil

Place buckwheat, and sesame seeds in pot over medium heat and dry toast for 2 to 3 minutes, or until seeds begin to pop.

*Remove pot from heat and very carefully add boiling salted water and dried shiitake mushrooms.
Place pot back over low heat, bring to simmer and cover. Cook for 20 minutes turn off heat and leave covered for 10 more minutes. Fluff with fork and drizzle with toasted sesame oil and serve. Or cool and use for salads.

***Exercise extreme caution when adding the boiling water to the hot pot.
Remove the pot from the heat, and add the water quite slowly until all sputtering has stopped.

*You can substitute dried porcini, morel, chanterelle, or any other exotic dried mushroom for the shiitake mushrooms.
Spice options: Add 1 tsp fenugreek, cumin, mustard and/or fennel seeds during toasting process.
Serves 4

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