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.
Millet Cauliflower Mash
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
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.