I grew up eating kasha varnishkes, a mix of kasha, onions, mushrooms and noodles that now seems a world away from how we cook and eat.
What still works is the winning combination of kasha, onions and mushrooms. To reinvent the dish, I replaced the pasta with chicken, lightening the dish and turning it from a side to a main course.
You can find kasha, which is buckwheat groats, in the kosher section of most supermarkets. It comes in different granulations, so make sure to read the label.