Grains

Millet with Roasted Sunflower Seeds

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Yields: 4 people
Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup millet
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 3 cups water
  • Pinch of sea salt
Directions: 
  1. Wash and drain millet.
  2. Dry-roast sunflower seeds in a skillet over medium heat until they smell nutty, approximately 4 minutes.
  3. Bring water to boil and add millet and seeds.
  4. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. When done, fluff and let sit for 10 minutes. Mix, serve and enjoy.
Notes: 
  • If millet is too dry for you, add more water when cooking. Or add a tablespoon of olive oil when it is done.

 

Wild Rice

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 60 minutes
Yields: 4 people
Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 4 cups water
  • Pinch of sea salt
Directions: 
  1. Wash and drain rice.
  2. Bring rice and water to a boil.
  3. Add salt.
  4. Turn heat to low, cover and simmer for 45-50 minutes.
  5. Grain is ready when black seeds open up.
  6. Mix and serve.
Notes: 
  • Try half wild rice and half long grain brown rice.

 

Home Touch Trail Mix

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Yields: 10 people
Ingredients: 
  • 2 cups almonds, raw
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 2 cups walnuts, raw
  • 2 cups pumpkin or squash seed, raw
  • 2 cups dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
Directions: 
  1. In a bowl mix together almonds, pecans, walnuts and seeds. Cover with water and soak overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  3. Rinse and discard soaking water.
  4. Add cranberries and add olive oil. Mix until everything is coated well.
  5. Spread the mixture out evenly on baking sheet and place in the oven for about 20 minutes or until you can smell the roasting nuts and they start to turn a lot.
  6. Cool and store in air tight glass container.
Notes:
  • Try any nuts and dried fruit you like.
  • The nuts and seed do not have to be soaked or can be soaked for a few hours, but doing so helps their digestibility.