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Meatless Monday with Millet Bowl with Black Beans and Vegetables

Welcome to the Miratel blog for the last installment of 2018 of our Meatless Monday vegan recipe share series. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to support reducing meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of our planet. We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our food choices on our environment.

With the holiday season comes heavier meals, sweets and snacks and you may be looking to lighten it up with foods that help your body detox giving you a cleaner feeling. Today’s millet bowl with black beans and vegetables dish is the perfect choice as it has “no gluten, dairy, soy, meat, or added sugar, [that] it’s the perfect detox food.” Though this is a lighter dish it is still very filling and satisfying. Our recipe today comes by way of the Martha Stewart kitchens at Whole Living. Let’s get cooking.

Ingredients Millet

  • 1/4 cup millet
  • One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • Kosher salt

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    Image courtesy of wholeliving.com

  • 1 cup water

Ingredients Vegetables

  • 4 shiitake mushrooms (2 ounces), sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • 2 baby bok choy, halved
  • 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sunflower seeds

Ingredients Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar

Directions

  1. Place millet, black beans, and ginger in a small saucepan. Add ½ teaspoon salt and water. Bring to a boil, stir once, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes. Allow to rest for 10 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
  2. Steam shiitakes in a steamer over boiling water, covered, for 3 minutes. Add carrots and bok choy and steam 4 to 6 minutes more.
  3. Remove steamer from heat.
  4.  In a small bowl, whisk together oil and vinegar to make dressing. Season with a dash of salt.
  5.  Transfer millet to bowls and garnish with steamed and remaining raw vegetables. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour dressing over top and sprinkle with sunflower seeds.

This millet bowl with black beans and vegetables will yield two servings but you can easily adjust the quantity to meet your needs. This dish is something that you might want to make during the holiday season to help balance out richer meals and sweet treats. This recipe is about more than just detox as it allows you to enjoy a clean meal that is both filling and nutritious.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit the Meatless Monday website and join us in taking the pledge today. Spread the word at home and at work and promote CSR business initiatives to make your green call centre, office, factory, shop, restaurant or salon even greener.

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