Monthly Archives: February 2013

Millet salad bento

This simple grain salad has made for a couple of great lunches this week.I roasted two sweet potatoes and an onion, which I tossed in powdered chipotle pepper, cumin, paprika, salt and a bit of oil,for about 20 minutes. I mixed that with some cooked millet (about 3/4 cup dry) and some black beans (the equivalent of about a can – the beans were home-cooked in the pressure cooker and had been frozen). I then squeezed in the juice of one lime. Good balance of flavours, and nice and filling!

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Orange sesame muffins

These muffins are adapted from a cake in the book Healthy by Lesley Waters.

Orange sesame muffins

– one large orange
– one banana
– egg replacer for one egg
– 2/3 cup polenta/fine corn meal
– 1/2 cup sesame flour
– 1/4 cup sugar
– 1 tsp baking powder

Quarter the whole orange and boil the whole thing for 25 minutes.
Add boiled orange (zest, pith and all) to food processor and blend thoroughly with banana and egg replacer.
Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl and add to the food processor; whiz to combine.
Bake at 175c for approx 15-18 minutes.