Sunday, April 24, 2011

Natural, Nurturing, & Nourishing!

Happy Easter to all!
May you be blessed today as we celebrate a RISEN King! Hallelujah!

     These three words came to my mind today - Natural, Nurturing, & Nourishing. I'd like to start asking myself the following question: Are my words, actions, thoughts, choices, purchases/investments, eating habits natural, nurturing, & nourishing? I enjoy these three words as you can view each from a physical, mental, emotional, & spiritual perspective. Are you living a natural, nurturing, and nourishing lifestyle?

    Today I offer you a delicious and simple plant-based recipe (adapted from Clean Food). This would be a perfect recipe for Memorial Day next month...or tonight's dinner! They are delicious - I made them this weekend and served them alongside sauteed mushrooms, fennel, and asparagus. Beautifully nutritious!

Millet & Bean Patties!


1/2 cup millet
1 1/2 cups water
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, minced
3/4 cup diced carrots
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 tsp Chile powder
1 tsp paprika
1 Tbsp ground cumin
3/4 cup cooked pinto or black beans
1/2 cup corn, fresh or frozen
Freshly ground back pepper or hot pepper sauce
1/3 cup cornmeal

Preparing Millet:

Rinse millet and combine with water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and cook until all water is absorbed (about 15-20 minutes). Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

Preparing Patties:

In a large skillet, saute onion and carrots in oil until soft. Add salt, chile powder, parika, and cumin. Stir to combine and add beans and corn. Remove from heat. Add cooked millet and mash together with a potato masher or a fork. Stir in cornmeal a little at a time until batter is stiff. Taste for seasonings.

Preheat large skillet over medium heat. Use 2 Tbsp oil for pan-frying. Scoop out 1/4 cup of mixture and form into a patty. Place patties in skillet and pan-fry until golden brown. Fry 3-4 minutes per side.
**Serve with avocado or homemade hummus. For an even heartier meal, serve with an Ezekiel Burger Bun topped with tomatoes, cabbage, lettuce, pickles, organic ketchup, etc.

Makes about 10 patties.

Enjoy! Be well. Treat your body with care.

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