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Today I bring you one of my favourite go to dinner meals - veggie millet mash up, for lack of a better name. This is a simple, easy and delicious recipe that will take you less than 30 minutes to whip up and is packed with flavour and antioxidants from the spices, protein from the beans, and a whole lot of colour and variety from the veggies. Its gluten free (millet is a naturally gluten free grain!), oil free, sugar free and vegan.
VEGGIE MILLET MASH UP
1 cup cooked millet*
1/2 cup cooked beans*
1 small onion
1 clove garlic
1 small tomato
Veggies of choice - use what ever you have in the fridge. Green beans, carrot, mushrooms, sweet peas, cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, greens and corn all work great!
1/2 tsp each paprika, cumin and coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Lemon or lime to serve
*see notes at the bottom of the page
Chop up the onion, garlic, tomato and whatever other veggies you want to add. Keep the tomato to one side. Add the onion, garlic and veggies to a pan on medium heat along with the spices. Saute for about 5 minutes until the veggies begin to soften.
Add the chopped tomato, cover with a lid and allow to simmer until the tomato is soft and saucy.
Add your cooked beans and millet. Season with salt and pepper. Give it a good stir then cover and allow everything to cook for a few more minutes.
Dish it up into a bowl with a good squeeze of lemon on top. Some sliced avo or guacamole would go great as well for some healthy fats or some fresh coriander for extra flavour, I didn't have either of these (only eat what's in season!) so just stuck to the lemon!
Dig in and enjoy!
Pre-cook your millet as this will make the recipe go even faster. I always make sure to have some cooked grains ready so I can throw together delicious meals in no time. Just cook up a big batch and freeze it in the freezer to use throughout the week, just make sure to take it out to defrost before your meal! You could also store it in the fridge just make sure to use it within 2-3 days. Tip: freeze it in portions so you don't have to defrost all of it!
Also pre-cook your beans to speed it all up. I do the same thing with beans/lentils as I do with grains, just cook up a batch and keep it in the fridge to use for all your meals. If you're keeping your beans/lentils in the fridge make sure to use them within 2-3 days. Cook your own beans from scratch here!
I hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as I do and make sure to tag me on social if you do make it! My handles are below.
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