A Lovely Millet Mash

Life is busy -- work, class, clients, love, the ups and downs and the ins and outs of everyday life. Does it ever slow down? I guess it depends, but when you really think about it, life is busy AND life is good!   One struggle I deal with daily in this hectic and busy life is finding time to cook the healthy meals I love and enjoy.  When it comes to finding the time, it usually boils down to Sunday evening.  Sunday, with a little bit of planning, can be the best day to fit in cooking for a week's worth of eating. 

This weekend I bought Andrea Beaman's The Whole Truth, a healthy eating and recipe guide. I bought her book after completing her in person cooking class:  Eating for Sexual Vitality & Fertility.  Yup, that's right.  It was such a fun class! But that is a story for another time.  Anyway, I was thumbing through her book and found a recipe that made its way onto my table last night, with enough leftovers to last 2-3 more meals...now that is time and money well saved! The dish (or side, depending on how you want to eat it) is called MILLET MASH, which was perfect because millet has been on my "to try" list for some time.  Millet is considered the 6th most important grain, so being a health coach, it's simply something I must know about! And it is pretty good by the way...

Andrea Beaman's MILLET MASH
(with some additions)

1 Cup Millet
3 Cups Water
1/2 - 3/4 Head of Cauliflower
1 Onion
2 Tbsp EVOO
1 Tbsp Butter
Sea Salt to taste

Add-ons: Chopped Parsley & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

The recipe is simple...Cook the millet in water for 25-35 minutes. Saute the onions in the olive oil until translucent. Add the cauliflower florets w/ 3 Tbsp of water and cover for 10 minutes, until they are soft. Once the millet and the cauliflower are done, combine in a large bowl, sprinkle with some salt, add 1 Tbsp of butter and mash away!  Add on the parsley (2-3 Tbsp) and sun-dried tomatoes (about 3 Tbsp) and mash a little more.  Voila.  Delicious and healthy.

Just a little more on millet, wonderful millet.  As I mentioned it is considered the 6th most important grain in the world.  It has been around forever, and it is even referenced in the Bible. Millet, along with rice is a traditional grain of Asia. It is gluten-free, high in fiber and protein, and has a plethora of important minerals like manganese, phosphorus and magnesium.  It even has tryptophan, an essential amino acid that is needed to synthesize protein.  Besides synthesizing protein, we all recognize tryptophan as a Turkey Day special.  Tryptophan helps us to sleep better, it regulates our eating, and it enhances our moods (www.whfoods.com).  Ahhh, isn't millet wonderful?

These are some great links to check out if you would like to learn more about millet:


N.D. said...

mm I should try this for Nick. I kind of dismiss Cauliflower since it isn't green but it's still a veggie!

Katie ♥ said...

This recipe looks delish!!

SO do u like the book The WHole Truth? Good recipes ?

Oh the pumpkin breakfast cookie was bomb!! Was HUGE though like you said!! lol!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Kristin said...

Oh, hurray, I just bought Millet for the first time yesterday. I will have to try this recipe. I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks so much Huwer.

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Welcome! My name is Christine and I have landed here to share my love of healthy living and eating. I live in NYC where I am currently enrolled in the School of Integrative Nutrition. I am already certified as a holistic health coach and I have started seeing clients to help them reach their wellness goals. I started hot mama health to share the idea that it is fun to be healthy! Health is an adventure with endless foods to taste, exercises to explore, and challenges to meet! If you do not already feel this way, I hope that I can bring you into the light or at least stir a little inspiration here and there.
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