The first time I had this deliciousness I could feel my insides say “thank you!”  It’s definitely a fall/winter dish as you feel grounded, warm and cozy when you eat it.

What’s Smart & Sexy About This Dish?

First off, it’s sooo simple to make and even those who generally say they don’t like cauliflower say that they love it.

Millet--Not familiar with Millet?  Let me introduce you.  Millet is one of my favorite non-glutinous grains.

It’s very alkalizing; is fantastic for your spleen/pancreas, helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and is great energy booster.

You can typically find it in the bulk section at your local health food store.

Cauliflower--Because Cauliflower contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties it protects us against cardiovascular diseases which is caused by inflammation of the arteries.

Harden arteries ≠not so smart or sexy.

Unclogged arteries = Smart & Sexy!

If you love mashed potatoes then you’ll love this dish.

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[Serves 6]

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup millet, rinsed
3 cups water
3-4 cups cauliflower florets
1 teaspoon sea salt
Optional Garnish:
1 tablespoon choice of chives, scallions, parsley or dill
Unsalted Butter or Earth Balance
1 tablespoon Umeboshi Vinegar

In a large saucepan, place the olive oil and onions and sauté over medium heat until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.

Add in the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.

Add in the millet, water, cauliflower, and sea salt.  Bring to a boil over high heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes until the cauliflower is soft and the millet is cooked.

Remove from the heat.  Transfer to a food processor and blend until smooth or mash with a potato masher or immersion blender until desired consistency is achieved (the food processor will make this much smoother).

Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with desired garnish.  You can add in butter or earth balanced to make it creamier but it is delicious without.

Adding in some Umbeboshi Vinegar gives a deeper sweetness to the dish that I LOVE.