After a weekend of yummy holiday indulging it feels like my gut could use a break and a nice detox. Enter millet. Besides being a common component of birdseed and filler for juggling beanbags, this grain is often passed over in the West, while it enjoys great popularity in Africa and India.
If you’ve tried millet in the past and disliked it, I encourage you to give it another whirl. One key step in millet preparation may’ve been passed over when you ate it the first time, making it unpalatable for you. There’s a bitter coating on some varieties of millet that keeps animals from eating it. So if you don’t wash it thoroughly before cooking it, the bitter coating may repel you, too.
Here’s an easy recipe to get started integrating millet into your diet (also a nice way to sneak in vegetables for the kiddos), which will also serve as a light detox from the holiday eating season. As an astringent, millet helps to scrape toxicity, called ama in ayurveda, from the digestive system. Nice image, huh?
CAULIFLOWER MILLET CASSEROLE