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In the Kitchen: Cauliflower Millet Mash & Indian Stew

This post is part of a series in which I share recipe assignments from my culinary nutrition program. Each week, we have two to three recipes to make, photograph, and review. I’ll include links to the recipes when they’re available so you can follow along with me if you like.

Cauliflower Millet Mash

Cauliflower Millet Mash (Vegan & Gluten-Free) | picklesnhoney.com

Cauliflower Millet Mash (Vegan & Gluten-Free) | picklesnhoney.com

Cauliflower Millet Mash (Vegan & Gluten-Free) | picklesnhoney.com

Cauliflower Millet Mash (Vegan & Gluten-Free) | picklesnhoney.com

Notes: Texture-wise, I think this is a great alternative to mashed potatoes and the millet is a wonderful addition (cauliflower alone can be a little light and watery). The flavor was a touch bland for me, so I ended up adding a dash of hot sauce for some spice. I followed the recipe as written, but I garnished the mash with cilantro instead of parsley – totally on accident! I grabbed the wrong bunch of herbs, but just decided to go with the flow (there is a life lesson here…). It worked out. The cooking process was simple and I appreciated the minimal prep time after a long day. Next time I might try using homemade vegetable broth instead of water to cook everything.

Original recipe available here.

My Mock Mashed Potatoes recipe is still my favorite alternative to traditional white potatoes.

Indian Stew

Indian Stew (Vegan & Gluten-Free) | picklesnhoney.com

Indian Stew (Vegan & Gluten-Free) | picklesnhoney.com

Indian Stew (Vegan & Gluten-Free) | picklesnhoney.com

Notes: Visually, I found this to be a beautiful dish – rustic but colorful – and I enjoyed all of the textures from the brown rice, mung beans, and chopped vegetables. Flavor-wise, I was expecting something bolder, I think because of the recipe title and my expectations for Indian spices. The process was very easy and perfect for a weeknight. The only hiccup I had was finding the mung beans. I tried three grocery stores near me before ultimately buying them online. Next time, I will probably use more beans and extra homemade curry powder for additional flavor. I so appreciate simple flavors and ingredients, but as you can see from my notes for the Cauliflower Millet Mash as well, I’m finding these meals need a little something more.

The original recipe doesn’t appear to be available online, but if you’re looking for a spiced stew, I recommend my Curried Potato Cauliflower & Kale Stew or Spiced Vegetable & Chickpea Stew. I love them both.

What are you up to in the kitchen this week?

xo
Amanda

P.S. I know I missed Monday’s recipe post, but it’s coming soon! Promise. We had a very busy weekend and the marathon excitement yesterday, which resulted in a late-night photo session and images that still need to be edited today. I think this one will be worth the wait though…

Photography by Amanda’s iPhone.

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  1. Caitlin says

    these look delicious, lady! the cauliflower millet mash reminds me of a recipe my friend lora was telling me about that she made from sprouted kitchen (i think). she said it tastes just like mashed potatoes! the curry looks awesome, too.

    on another note, did you ever get my email in response to the china study giveaway? i remember i emailed you immediately after you had commented that i won, and i just realized yesterday(?) that you didn’t email me back and i haven’t received the book. no rush, i just wanted to make sure you didn’t think i blew you off <3

    1. Amanda says

      I’ve been meaning to follow-up with you about the giveaway. I never received an email from you – weird! Mind re-sending with your mailing address? I’ll get that shipped out asap. 🙂

  2. I always forget about millet for some reason! Thanks for the delicious reminder. 🙂

    1. Amanda says

      Me too! I think millet gets overshadowed by brown rice. 🙂

  3. Kait says

    I’m disappointed you were disappointed! I got so excited when I saw this title because seriously YUM!

    On the other hand, I so appreciate your honesty and willingness to share the fact that some dinners are just meh… the beau and I are big spice people and tend to add extra whenever we make anything. I’m working to make peace with it…I think I lived so long without any spice (I’m convinced my momma is a super taster because we had rather bland food growing up and she can taste like one clove of garlic in pasta sauces…its ridiculous!) that I’m making up for lost time!

    1. Kait says

      PS I’m really enjoying this series on a whole! Thanks for doing it. 🙂

      1. Amanda says

        Thank YOU for reading! <3 Yeah, not every recipe is a winner. Don't get me wrong – both were good and grounding sorts of meals, but not all that memorable. I had been doing a lot of cooking from Isa Does It before I started the CNE program, and honestly, that's a tough act to follow! But the intentions with Isa's recipes vs Meghan's recipes are not really the same.

      2. Kait says

        You’re welcome! I have a feeling the OSG Cookbook is going to ruin most future recipes too…impossible standards these ladies are setting! 😉

  4. I made cauliflower millet mash as a part of the cooking course I look in my Holisitic Nutrition program. Delicious stuff 🙂

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