Try It Tuesday: Millet


It’s still Tuesday right? :-) Boy it’s been a crazy week around here. Everyday since last Monday I’ve either had someone over or I’ve had to run out and get some errands done. I think this Friday will be my first day all alone at home with just my kids! Unfortunately the business coupled with some not so great dietary choices has led me to feel run down again and I’m pretty sure I’m starting to battle candida as well as mastitis again. *sigh* So I’ve been laying low today and sleeping as much as I can. I can’t get sick right now! My garden still needs some more plants in it.

So on to what I tried last week: Millet

Millet is tasty, with a mildly sweet, nut-like flavor and contains a myriad of beneficial nutrients. It is nearly 15% protein, contains high amounts of fiber, B-complex vitamins including niacin, thiamin, and riboflavin, the essential amino acid methionine, lecithin, and some vitamin E. It is particularly high in the minerals iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium.

It’s a funny little yellow round grain and cooks up much like rice. I have made some gluten free breads with millet flour but never used it as a whole grain. Jodi had sent me some recipes awhile back and I thought I’d give this one a try! It’s a millet/corn pilaf and has millet, corn, red peppers, and cilantro (except I forgot the cilantro, oops!) Oh and ginger root, which I’ve also never used before.
I thought it was pretty tasty! Next time I’ll for sure make it as a side with a mexican dish like tacos or something as it’d be a great addition.

So what did you try this week?

About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.

Comments

  1. Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship says:

    Is Mr. Linky gone again? Here is my link to add: http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2009/06/09/gratituesday-tried-it-lost-it-mourned-itadventures-with-flax/

    And, how funny, I also used millet for the first time this week! I whizzed it in my mini-food processor to make a sort of coarse-grind flour and used a cup in a whole grain cracker recipe for my daughter (turning one tomorrow!). She loves them! Phew! :)

  2. I made homemade yogurt this week! I didn't post about it though…. maybe next time I make it I will. :) It was my first time, and I wasn't satisfied with it, so I strained it (in a coffee filter), and then I was much happier! :)

  3. Michelle @ Find Your Balance says:

    Millet rocks. I make it 1:4 with water for a morning porridge. Or mixed cooked millet with veggies and spices to form a patty, then fry. It's so good for you too!

  4. emily jochim says:
  5. Donielle–
    I've noticed you mentioned mastitis a couple of times and I just wondered if you have tried the ol' cabbage in the bra trick. It works wonders and you can do it at the first sign of a plugged duct and it will help. However, it also tends to dry up your milk, so you don't want to use it any longer than necessary. Anyway, if you hadn't heard of it you might want to look it up.

  6. Donielle says:

    Kathy – I have heard of it, but never tried it. Only because up until a couple weeks ago, I'd never bought cabbage. :-)