Mushroom Millet Pilaf

Care of Amy Symington of Makes 6 servings Ingredients 2 tbsp grapeseed oil 5 cups sliced oyster, shiitake, cremini mushrooms 1 small onion, minced 4 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups cooked millet (use vegetable stock in lieu of water for extra flavour) 2 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar ½ tsp sea salt ¼ tsp black pepper 2 sprigs parsley, finely chopped Directions 1. In a large sauté pan, over medium high heat add grapeseed oil. Once heated add mushrooms and sauté until brown, about 5-7 minutes. 2. Next add onion and garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 2 minutes. 3. Next add cooked millet and thyme and incorporate. Sauté for another 2 minutes until millet is warmed through. 4. Season with apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper and garnish with parsley. Read More

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Marvelous Millet

Care of Amy Symington of This round, teeny tiny ancient and gluten free grain that is commonly found in bird seed packs a nutritional punch that is not just for the birds. Millet is high in insoluble fibre and is a good source of magnesium. High fibre whole grains, like millet, protect us from a wide array of chronic diseases such as obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and cancer, in addition to lowering our LDL cholesterol and reducing our risk of high blood pressure. Whole grains also contain lignans, a phytonutrient that has been directly linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, and phytoestrogens, which aid in blood vessel elasticity and bone metabolism. Millet’s higher levels of magnesium are beneficial as well.  Magnesium is a co-factor for the enzymes that are involved in the body’s release of insulin as well as its use of glucose, making millet a diabetic friendly food. Magnesium is also an electrolyte which aids in maintaining proper fluid balance and cell communication in the body. It helps with muscle relaxation and works synergistically with calcium, vitamin D and phosphorous (which is also found in high levels in millet) to build… Read More

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