It is easy to reach for a bottle of maple syrup to drizzle on waffles. But what if you are following The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) to heal a yeast, parasitic, or viral overgrowth? A gut healing protocol that excludes sugar, including maple syrup. You may be pleasantly surprised that you can eat waffles on the diet…I am here to tell you, that you can!
Here is my recipe for buckwheat waffles (or pancakes) and below are fun ways to top them…
- Creamy Carrot Butter
- Onion Butter
- Basil Pesto
- Cultured Butter
- Creme Fraiche
- Chopped Almonds (soaked)
- Cinnamon-Lakanto Sprinkles
- Pumpkin Seed Butter
- Lima Bean Hummus
Instead of serving up your waffles with a side of bacon think about Donna Gates’ food combining principle to help your belly feel better and work better. My buckwheat waffles are made with grain and so they combine best with other starches (squash, millet), plant-based proteins (hemp seeds, almonds), fats (cultured butter, coconut oil), and any kind of vegetable.
Here in Vermont, we grow basil in the garden through to mid-September. Truly, there is nothing like fresh, warm from sun basil wrapped in a sandwich roll-up or around a crisp cucumber. I dry a bunch for the spice jar too. Mostly though I make pesto; whatever we don’t eat in a couple days goes into the freezer for the coming winter when vibrant green pesto is most welcome!
Onions are a main ingredient because they have antibacterial properties that stimulate gastric juices to get things moving. Sound yummy?? They are …. and they can make your belly happy too 🙂
I created this recipe while practicing stage
Whole grains have been a principal food for thousands of years and are dang close to being a nutritionally complete food. Rich in amino acids, carbs, fiber, minerals, vitamins, and fat this ancient food strengthens us body with a warm, slow burning kind of energy and grain tastes pretty good too! We top ours with cultured butter, pesto, and hemp seeds!
Unfortunately, grains also contain enzyme inhibitors and toxins – such as phytates, tannins, and goitrogens – that harm the body, especially the lining of the digestive tract; extending from mouth to the anus.