Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Millet! Not just for the birds

1.  I'm eating too fast.  I gobble my food right in.  New habit starting right this minute:  slow down & actually TASTE the food.  Feel the textures in my mouth before swallowing.  Clean out my mouth before taking the next bite. 

2.  Every time I weigh myself I think of this guy.  He does this thing where he taps the scale 3 times before stepping on.  I have a special spot that I move my scale to.  It's in the middle of one of the designs on my bathroom floor.  If it's not balanced exactly in the middle then I feel like I'm not getting the right reading.

3. I bounced this morning for 20 mins & then put in dvd #2 that I got for free at the Salvation Army.  Turns out it's part of a set & I need exercise bands to go with the dvd.  I'll keep my eye open since I'm at various thrift stores every week. (I own a vintage clothing store.)

4.  This is the light fixture in my store.  Every day I just stare at it.  It's 89 hand blown pieces of glass.  No, not a Chihuly.  It's our Chihuly knock-off.

Millet! Millet! Millet!
As I said earlier this week I am eliminating my dependancy on brown & wild rice.  

Millet is an amazing grain.  Rather than fill up my blog with millet info you can go here and read all about it.

I love the flavor.  It's sweet and very easy to cook.

Basic directions:  1 c millet to 4 c water.  Bring to a boil & let simmer until water is absorbed. (About 30 mins.)

This morning I added a handful of almonds to the millet pot.  After cooking I added coconut butter, salt, pepper and nutritional yeast.  I scrambled up 2 eggs but it was more than enough b'fast without the eggs.  

Be prepared for millet recipes the rest of the week!
12:12 pm Monday: 
Green drink & organizing price tags.


vegas_chic said...

Awesome, I love millet as well and have quite a bit in my fridge. I can't wait to see your recipes. I like to toast mine in a dry skillet before adding the water, brings out more of a nutty flavor, yummy :).

Sara Ancich said...

Love the blog make-over. It is very "Go green!"... Sunday night's dinner looked yummmm-O. xoxo