Buckwheat grain gives an amazing flour with a rich and deep earthy texture which fits perfectly in these cookies. Buckwheat is also gluten- and wheat-free, making it an ideal flour substitute in most dishes for people with related allergies.
My personal hope is that together we can create a national conversation about a real, practical solution for the prevention, treatment, and reversal of our obesity, diabetes and chronic disease epidemic. Getting off wheat may just be an important step.
I was on the lookout this week for kids' favorites because a reader asked me about "quick, healthy, plant-based, kid-friendly recipes." So I asked the expert, my friend Amie Hamlin, executive director of the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food.
It may seem like a fad, but I've been taking patients off of gluten for years, and I honestly can't think of anything in my practice that makes as dramatic a difference in health and wellness as following a gluten-free diet.