Coconut Curried Millet Pilaf with Crispy Kale, Tomato & Egg

Expensive associates: I’ve received to be up entrance with you. I’ve struggled with methods to get this out, however the time is come and I’ve merely received to be out with it: I’m mentally spent as of late! I’m wanting again at these previous months as I’ve waited for that rush of power, or that huge furry second when I’ll discover all of it comes flowing again, these valuable concepts for posts, the daydreaming of easy methods to pair one stunning seasonal ingredient with one other, and the infinite methods to strategize making this world a greater place to be in for me and for others. However the reality is actually simply this proper now: I’m at a time in my life the place I’m simply flat-out, all fingers on deck, 100% occupied with re-defining myself professionally that I’ve come to the purpose the place I’ve been considerably scared and ashamed to place all of it to phrases right here on the weblog (it feels nice to only sit and write that, can I simply say that?).

So there: it’s on the market. I’m not super-human, and whereas I by no means ever thought for a second you all thought I used to be, I’ve struggled when it comes time to writing phrases on this area out of the dearth of sheer time and power. In fact, I’m nonetheless making meals, capturing it, consuming it, interested by it, and loving each minute of sharing it, however amongst all of this when it comes time to submit – my mind is so occupied that in relation to phrases, I’m struck dumb as of late it seems like.

So my reply? Much less is extra. I’m nonetheless going to submit (the truth is I’ll submit extra), however I could also be brief on wordy knowledge for some time. As a kind of self preservation, I’m hoping you’ll hold coming right here as you’ve at all times carried out, to see what’s fueling me and the household within the kitchen. However possibly additionally to see what I’m studying, or listening to, or frankly, who and what’s holding me going. In fact I hope you’ll at all times come again for the meals, or tidbits that will rock your world a little bit like this piece of uncooked, sincere and really humbling perspective. 

I could also be brief on phrases, however I’m nowhere close to brief on needs – and people needs are stronger, brighter, and extra highly effective than ever (it’s simply with all of the heavy lifting it seems I do want relaxation). Right here’s a successful combo to maintain your needs powered: whether or not you’re feeling depleted mentally or simply on the lookout for a method to keep grounded by means of no matter it’s you pursue: thanks for being right here and studying and I hope to proceed to carry worth to your life and am ever so grateful to have you ever right here. It’s all only a huge big journey! Millet is a brilliant grain hailed because the ‘Queen of Grains’ by my mother, and we ate numerous it as youngsters rising up. It fluffs up superbly right here on this recipe that’s wealthy in flavour from coconut & curry spice.

In different information, a BIG shoutout to all you mothers on the market who simply celebrated Mom’s Day final weekend. I hope your youngsters and your husbands handled you just like the rockstars you all are! Blissful lengthy weekend of these of you in Canada.  XO

Coconut Curried Millet Pilaf with Crispy Kale, Tomato & Egg:

  • (1) tbsp coconut oil, or vegetable oil
  • (2) tbsp contemporary grated ginger
  • (2) shallots, minced
  • (1) cup millet
  • (1) cup coconut milk
  • (3/4) cup water
  • (1.5) tsp salt
  • 3-4 tbsp curry powder
  • (1) egg, fried (sunny facet up)
  • (1) roma tomato
  • (1/4-1/2) sliced avocado, optionally available

Crispy Kale:

  • (1) bunch inexperienced curly kale
  • olive oil & salt for rubbing kale leaves
  • Zaatar spice to sprinkle on leaves, optionally available

Warmth the coconut oil in a medium pot till heat. Add the grated ginger & shallots and prepare dinner, stirring frequently for 3-4 minutes, till aromatic.

Subsequent, add the dry millet & curry powder and prepare dinner, stirring continually for an additional 3-4 minutes to ‘toast’ the grains. Add the coconut milk, water, salt and stir till mixed. Cowl with a lid and convey to a boil, turning it down as soon as boiling however holding it coated. Cook dinner for 25 minutes, till all of the liquid is absorbed and it’s gentle and fluffy.

Crispy Kale:

That is actually the simplest factor on the planet. Merely warmth the oven to 325 and wash your kale leaves and pat dry. Because the oven heats and the millet cooks, tear the leaves from the stems into 4/5 inch items and place in a mixing bowl. When all separated, pour a few teaspoon of oil into the palm of your fingers and rub your fingers collectively. Subsequent, use the oil in your fingers to coat every kale leaf flippantly – simply sufficient to crisp it up. Use as a lot or as little olive oil as you’ll want to get the entire bunch. Subsequent, sprinkle a couple of pinches of salt on the leaves if desired, and add different seasonings comparable to Zaatar or a pinch of garlic powder and even floor cumin. Bake on a flat tray till crispy, 10-15 relying in your oven. Take away and permit to chill a little bit earlier than devouring.

Assemble your new favorite meal by arranging 1 cup or so of the millet pilaff with tomato, slices of avocado (not proven), crispy kale to your coronary heart’s need and topping with a fried egg. Apply sizzling sauce of selection liberally, if desired and luxuriate in with a transparent thoughts a contented, grateful stomach.