New York City & Westchester NY

Tomato Infused Millet with Vegetables and Ground Meat

20160317_152054Many people who suffer from Candida or Celiac Disease are at a loss for how to keep themselves well-nourished by excluding most grains and sugars.  Many turn to the myriad of gluten-free packaged products which line the store shelves.  Yes, these products do not contain wheat or grains, however, they are prepared with various starches (tapioca, potato, rice) which cause the blood sugar to spike which can lead to diabetes and other degenerative illness.

Here is a nutritious dish which will make you feel satisfied and full.  It is a Paleo dish which, by the way, is very good for people who suffer from Candida.  It is ground grass-fed meat of choice with garlic, onions, plum tomatoes, celery, bell peppers and parsley combined with the gluten free grain, millet.

Here is how to make it.  In a skillet, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Add 1 clove of minced garlic.  Then add 1/2 medium onion diced.  Allow this mixture to caramelize.  Then add 2 tablespoons of minced flat leaf Italian parsley.  Let simmer.  Add a pinch or two of high quality sea salt and fresh pepper.  Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl and set aside. Add 1-2 tablespoons of oil to the pan and add 1 pound of ground grass-fed meat of your choice.  Allow it to brown.  Then add the vegetable mixture.  Add 20 ounces of organic whole plum tomatoes and allow it to stew.  Add 1 teaspoon of ground coriander and 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin.  Mix well. Set aside.  Add additional salt to taste if needed.

Take 1/4 of a medium size green cabbage.  Thinly slice into shreds.  In a skillet, add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil and 1 clove of minced garlic.  Add the cabbage shreds.  Allow to cook.  Add 1-2 tablespoons of coconut aminos and mix thoroughly until just cooked.  Place the cabbage shreds on a plate and top with the ground meat and tomato mixture.

Ilia Regini is a certified healing through food specialist/health supportive chef/culinary instructor/writer/blogger and speaker.  Healthy Nourished Body offers chef service, cooking lessons, healthy kitchen makeovers and customized menu planning for healing through food dietary protocols.