Out of the ordinary comfort food for a Meatless Monday Meal


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KASHA VARNISHKAS


It’s another Meatless Monday, and I’m in need of some soul-satisfying comfort food. However, I’m not a big fan of Mac and Cheese. It’s okay, but too heavy. However, I still want something more substantial than soup and of course, no meat!


Going through some of my favorite recipes, I ran across Kasha Varnishkas. This is a classic Jewish dish that’s every bit as good as homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, whether you’re sick or not!


First, cook up some bow tie pasta (regular or gluten free). I don’t know why, but bow ties are the typical shape used. 


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Next, beat the eggs and stir in the buckwheat groats (aka kasha).


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Sauté* a chopped onion in butter (not oil) and add the buckwheat/egg mixture. Cook and stir until egg is done. Add some broth and cover. Simmer until the kasha is cooked.


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Add the pasta.


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To serve, stir in some chopped parsley.


This meal is strangely delicious and comforting. In fact, it’s almost addicting!


PS - I have a few ideas for variations that I’ll be trying out soon, so stay tuned! 


Recipe for Kasha Varnishkas

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