Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Do You Love Mashed Potatoes? Try This Cauliflower and Millet Mash!

My new favorite TV show is on BBC America.  It's called "You Are What You Eat." Hosted by Dr. Jillian McKeith, a holistic nutritionist, it is a pretty eye-opening insight into the realities of obesity.  Watching it actually brainwashes me to want to eat more healthfully.  Genius!

Recipe adapted from a recipe by Dr. Jillian McKeith.  This is a great substitute for mashed potatoes. It's a very nice side dish for any protein or can be topped with a vegetable "stew" for a completely vegan meal.

Cauliflower and Millet Mash
makes 10 servings, each serving = 1 cup = 1.5 WW Points

1/2 cup millet (can get in the bulk food aisle at any healthy grocery store)
1 pinch salt
2 small onions or 1 large, peeled and finely chopped
1 big head of cauliflower, cut into florets

1.Wash the millet and drain well. Place in a medium-sized pan of water, add the salt and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

2. Place the onion and cauliflower in a pan and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until cauliflower is soft, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and drain. Return to the pan and mash with a potato masher.
3. Drain the millet.  Place drained millet into the pot with the mashed cauliflower and onions and mix through. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I made this tonight for dinner...added carrots and fresh parsley...very good! Eating it right now with my veggie burger w/cucumber-yogurt sauce :-)

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