Millet Couscous

Millet is part of the grass family and is resilient in harsh environments. It boasts a healthy dose of plant based protein, phosphorous and magnesium and more essential amino acids that most other cereals. It's a gluten free grain that is rich in antioxidants and fiber which may help to lower blood sugar levels. Millet is best prepared by soaking overnight before cooking on the stovetop - this helps to reduce phytic acid which is an antinutrient and can block the absorption of other minerals.

This dish is heavy on the parsley - which is awesome if you love this herb! When I see parsley - I think 'Kidney health' (just like when I see cilantro I think 'Chelation') - consider coming up with single words like this that help you to remember why you want to consume healthy foods - you'll be more likely to select them. Parsley is a concentrated form of vitamin A, C K - which is important for bone health and wound healing.

There are no exact measurements to this dish - I'll tell you what I did so you can make something similar at home with what you have. Play with your own resources - if you don' have parsley - use basil or cilantro or mint. If you don't have millet, try quinoa or amaranth. There's no rhyme or reason which is just how I like it:

Place everything in a bowl:

Prepared millet - about 2 cups (I had made a big batch for the week and this was the remaining bit)

1 bunch of parsley - chopped

2 cloves of garlic - minced

1 Hawaiian chili - minced

roughly 1/3 cup sauerkraut (homemade or store bought)

roughly 1 Tbsp stone ground mustard

a drizzle of olive oil

a splash of apple cider vinegar or a squeeze of fresh lemon juice

salt and fresh ground black pepper

about 1 cup of walnuts - toasted

Mix everything together - adjust salt - enjoy! xo

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