Hulled Millet is often referred to as birdseed, however, it is very nutritious for humans as well as birds. Like rice, millet is a staple food of the Far East. It is easily digested because it is alkaline whereas most other grains are acidic.
Use millet to make a delicious cereal, prepare and serve just like you would steamed rice, or add a half cup to your favorite yeast bread recipe for a delicious crunchy texture.
MycoLogical Wild Gourmet Mushrooms
I L-O-V-E Mycological Wild Mushrooms! My favorites are the chanterelle and lobster mushrooms. The flavor is exquisite and makes an ordinary recipe into something extraordinary!
Mycological Wild Gourmet Mushrooms come from the pristine mountain forest of Western North America, where they fruit in great abundance. They are found in natural areas, growing in association with living trees. Your purchase of these substainably harvested wild mushrooms supports local economies creating vital incentives to keep healthy forest ecosystems intact.
Dried Mushrooms Packages
Most health food stores carry Mycological Dried Mushrooms in cellophane bags on a hanger rack near the produce section of the store. If you can't find them, ask. If they don't have them, request that they bring them in as a store item.
The Flavor is in the Broth!
Water, vegetable stock, soymilk, or wine can be used to reconstitute the MycoLogical Dried Mushrooms.
Vegan Dinners Marvelous Millet
Mushroom Croquettes with Mexican Chipotle Black Bean Sauce
As a child, I remember my mother made us salmon croquettes at least once a month... Lately, I've wanted to create a new vegan version of croquettes. Realize that croquettes are just a "French" way of creating a cylinder or circle of vegetables that have been minced in order to hold the desired shape.
These little delicacies are so wonderful that you'll want to have a dinner party with all your friends! The ingredients are simple, assembly is quick, but the end result is fit for a king and queen.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/3 cup Bob's Red Mill Coarse Cornmeal
1 cup Bob's Red Mill Millet, rinsed
4 1/2 cups water
2 cups crimini mushrooms, sliced and chopped
1/2 teaspoon Hawaiian sea salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Open the can of organic black beans, drain off the liquid and rinse with water several times.
Add beans to the large Bamix beaker with all the other ingredients and use the Bamix Immersion Blender to purify the contents... you could also use a Cuisinart Food Processor fitted with the knife blade.
Pour into a small saucepan and heat thoroughly.
I like to plate my golden brown Marvelous Millet Mushroom Croquette with the sauce on the plate, the croquette on top of the sauce and the veggies on the side. In this version, I created two side vegetables: sautéed fresh asparagus and sautéed organic grated carrots with olive oil, sea salt and pepper.
Croquettes freeze well, so try freezing the leftovers... simply thaw and bake again when hungry.