Spicy Curried Cauliflower and Millet Bowl
Curried Millet Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup dry millet
- 1 1/4 cup non dairy milk
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- a dash of salt & pepper
Spicy Cauliflower Ingredients:
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 sweet onion, diced
- 1/4 cup green onion, diced
- 2 cups cauliflower florets, chopped
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup raw cashews
- 2 tablespoons cashew nut butter (sub almond or peanut butter)
- 1 tablespoon garlic chili sauce (sub sriracha)
- 2/3 cup non dairy milk
- 1 garlic clove, minced
Curried Millet Instructions:
- Add millet and non dairy milk to a small pot and heat over high heat until boiling. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover the pot and let simmer for 20-25 minutes.
- Check to see if the millet has sucked up all of the liquid. Once it has, add in all of the spices, and mix. Divide the millet between two bowls and top with spicy cauliflower.
Spicy Cauliflower Instructions:
- In a large skillet add olive oil, sweet onion, green onion, cauliflower, celery and garlic. Sauté over medium high heat for about 5-7 minutes, just until the onions start to become translucent.
- Add non dairy milk, cashew nut butter, garlic chili sauce, cashews and raisins to the skillet. Stir until all ingredients are covered with nut butter and spice. Cook over medium-high heat just until the liquid is absorbed, 2-3 minutes.
- Top millet with spicy cauliflower, and sprinkle with extra chopped green onions.
- EAT UP.
The week of Thanksgiving can be super stressful – grocery lists, and emotional prep work, and endless obligatory gatherings, and hours in the kitchen, and a stark break to your routine, and sometimes travel, and sometimes children, and sometimes it means covering your tattoos or getting asked why you’re still single or having to hide your beliefs. Yet it’s seen as a “vacation” or a “celebration.” However, I know that for many people, even if the actual meal is relaxing, most of the prep work is daunting. It’s exhausting, in fact.
It seems to me that this becomes a theme with adulthood. Things that used to be a solely fun-filled experience become a responsibility. Life becomes stressful. And that’s such a bummer. Some level of stress during the holidays is pretty much unavoidable. But I do think we can combat that inevitable stress with some active happiness practices. Things like…
- Take one hour a day to yourself – read, exercise, nap, whatever.
- Spend 5 minutes each morning writing down a to do list that you can physically cross off.
- Spend 2 minutes each morning breathing deeply (maybe best done after you write your to do list.)
- Nourish your body with some easy dinners that fill you up in a healthy way (Perhaps a Spicy Curried Cauliflower and Millet Bowl… hint hint.)
- Remind yourself that this holiday is supposed to be fun.
- Talk out loud about what you’re thankful for.
- Hug some people. Hug all the people.
- Walk away from unhealthy conversations or people.
- Try to be aware of each interaction you have with friends and family. You only get this conversation once.
- Drink water.
- Forgive yourself for any and all mistakes you will make this week – in the kitchen, with your family, during the meal, whatever – just forgive yourself. No one actually cares if you burn the rolls.
Take care of yourself this week. Take care of each other. And thank you from the bottom of my heart for being apart of my Brewing Happiness world. I’m honored to be your internet friend. HAPPY THANKSGIVING, Y’ALL.