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November - Millet

Because potatoes are in the night shade family, choosing to make Millet Mock Potatoes can be a healthier choice for your Holiday Dinner. Night shade vegetables are a group of vegetables that have been studied to show they can contribute to arthritis or fibromyalgia pain. The oxalic acid in the potato can bind with calcium in our bodies which lead to calcification of the bone or what is referred to as arthritis.

Millet is most recognizable as the small, round, yellow seed in bird feed. It should be recognized as the incredibly healthy whole grain to promote a long life. Very high in fiber, making it a heart healthy food and can help lower cholesterol. Also has a good amount of iron, calcium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, and magnesium. Millet is creamy, nutty and slightly sweet and is the signature whole grain for late summer. It is gluten free and contains B vitamins, and also rich in phosphorus. texture.


Recipe of the month:

Millet Mashed Mock Potatoes

1 cup millet
3 cups water
1/2 head cauliflower (cut up)
1/2 onion (diced)
1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
2 T. tahini

Put the millet, water, cauliflower, and onion in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce to lowest possible temperature, cover and simmer for 25 minutes, until all the water has been absorbed and cauliflower is soft. Add the sea salt and tahini. Put in a food processor and puree until smooth.


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