I like the idea of warm salads in general and I like it even more in the winter. Buckwheat is probably my to-go grain for the salads. It cooks very fast, has nutty and even a little mushroomy flavour (it also tastes like dark bread to me) and it is the proper texture. Root veggies are very seasonal, its easy to find them, they store great and are very versatile. So why not to mix it all together? It makes a great winter hearty meal.