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Buckwheat Blini With Almond Cream And Hijiki Caviar

Published on December 17, 2015 by   ·   No Comments Pin It

Matthew Kenney’s Plant food and wine in Venice, CA is home to many a uniquely exquisite creation, this divine offering from their NYE menu is a perfectly impressive at-home offering for a New Years celebration:



  • 1 Teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
  • 11/4 Cups Warm Almond Milk
  • 2 Teaspoons Agave
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Golden Flax Seeds
  • 3 Tablespoons Warm Water
  • 1 Cup Buckwheat Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil


In A Large Bowl, Combine Yeast, Almond Milk, And Agave. Set Aside For 10 Mnutes Or Until Liquid Is Frothy. In A Small Bowl, Combine Flax And Water. Set Aside Until It Gels. In A Medium Bowl, Whisk Together Flours, Cornstarch, And Salt.Add Flour Mixture, Flax Mixture, And Olive Oil To The Yeast Mixture. Stir To Combine. Cover Bowl With Plastic And Set Aside In A Warm Place For 1 Hour Or Until The Mixture Has Risen And Is Bubbly. Heat A Griddle To Medium Heat. Brush With Oil. Spoon 2 Tablespoons Of Batter Per Blini Onto Griddle. Cook For 1 Minute Or Until Bubbles Form On Top And The Bottom Is Lightly Browned. Flip And Cook For 30 Seconds Or Until Second Side Is Lightly Browned. Serve Warm.

Hijiki Caviar


  • 1/4 Cup Dried Hijiki Seaweed
  • 3 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Agave
  • 1 Teaspoons Sea Salt,
  • 1 Lemon For Juice And Zest

Soak The Hijiki In Cold Water For 1 Hour. Drain And Rinse Well And Place It In The Bowl Of A Food Processor. Pulse The Hijiki Until It Is Broken Down Into Caviar-Sized Bits. Transfer To A Bowl And Stir In The Vinegar, Agave, Lemon Zest, 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice And 1 Teaspoon Salt. Cover And Marinate For At Least 1 Hour In The Refrigerator. Pour The Hijiki Through A Fine Mesh Strainer To Remove Excess Liquid. Season With More Salt And Lemon Juice If Needed.

Almond Cream


  • 2 Cups Raw Almonds – Soaked For 8 Hours
  • 2 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Agave
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 2 ½ Cups Water

Place All Of The Ingredients Into The Blender. Puree On High For 2 Minutes. Chill For Up To 1 Hour Before Eating.

Via Los Angeles Raw Vegan Restaurant – Plant Food And Wine. To make reservations for Plant Food + Wine’s New Year’s or via phone at: 310-450-1009.
Buckwheat Blini with Almond Cream and Hijiki Caviar

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