Porridge has so many health benefits that I hardly need mention them. One of the most rewarding aspects of porridge is that you will not feel hungry for at least 4–5 hours after eating it, due to the slow release of complex carbohydrate energy. There are many different toppings for porridge, and this is only one suggestion. If rhubarb is not in season, then simply slice up a few apples and sprinkle with ground cinnamon. Cinnamon is nature’s blood sugar regulator.
I love rhubarb, both the tender, crimson forced stems in winter and the thicker, rougher stuff you get in spring (from which you should remove any particularly stringy spines). It is a vegetable, and buckwheat is related to it. Don’t eat the leaves, as they are toxic, but keep the leaves on until you are ready to use it.