The Founder/CEO of Lil Bucks Shares Her Quarantine Culinary Adventures

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Emily Griffith Lil Bucks

Emily Griffith, founder of Lil Bucks, comes on the podcast today with two purposes: one, to explain what the heck sprouted buckwheat seeds are (and how to eat them), and two, to recommend connecting your pandemic culinary explorations to past (or future!) travel aspirations while also practicing things you can take with you post-quarantine. We hear about a near-disastrous Indian cooking attempt that got a little too real, Emily’s go-to coconut curry sauce, how to create a restaurant-like atmosphere at home, and more.


  • The granola butter Emily recommends
  • Lil Bucks website, where you can find all the cool ways you can use sprouted buckwheat seeds in Emily’s array of recipes (and, find them at a Whole Foods near you!)
  • Lil Bucks Instgram, for gorgeously curated bowl inspo

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About Kristen Geil

A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Kristen moved to Chicago in 2011 and received her MA in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse from DePaul while trying to maintain her southern accent. Kristen grew up playing sports, and since moving to Chicago, she’s fallen in love with the lakefront running path and the lively group fitness scene. Now, as a currently retired marathoner and sweat junkie, you can usually find her trying new workouts around the city and meticulously crafting Instagram-friendly smoothie bowls. Kristen came on to A Sweat Life full-time in 2018 as Editor-in-Chief, and she spends her days managing writers, building content strategy, and fighting for the Oxford comma.