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Monday, March 9, 2009
Millet. It's What's for Dinner
OK, that doesn't sound especially appealing, but it turned out good! I wanted to make a sort of Tabbouli salad, but I didn't have bulghur wheat. So I cooked some millet the same way; bring to a boil with twice the water and let sit for 40 minutes or so. And here's what I had for dinner; (serves two really hungry people) Millet Salad 1 cup cooked millet 2 chopped green onions handful of chopped fresh parsley 1/8 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/8 cup pine nuts lemon juice (from lemon in back yard) 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Black pepper and salt to taste pinch of sugar Toss all and chill thoroughly. Toss before serving.
Grilled chicken panini 2 small chicken beasts, marinaded in lemon, pepper, thyme and olive oil/butter. 4 slices of bread roasted red peppers (I keep some in a jar of olive oil in the fridge) 1/8 cup cream cheese horseradish spread Whatever greens you have available (I used mixed baby greens) Splash of balsalmic vinaigrette dressing
I grilled the chicken, toasted and buttered the bread, and made an awesome sandwich with the above ingredients. Tomatoes would be good too, but I'm allergic to them, so I use peppers.
I love to eat real food. Especially when I just cobble something together from whatever I have on hand. This meal cost me nothing. It was either preps or picked out of the yard. That is a good feeling. My body thanks me too. When I eat a good meal that doesn't consist of "frankenfood" I feel all tingly and happy and good.
Here's hoping for an abundant future where I can cook great food in a big kitchen with good company for lots of people!
I am a militant hippie, an conservative liberal, a practical dreamer, an empath who is fundamentally selfish, a butch femme straight chick that likes auto repair and a multiverse of other contradictions who is still stuggling to be a responsible master of our destiny.
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