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Gluten free comforting millet porridge

zube-UK
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Hi everyone, this is my creamy warming millet seed porridge. Millet seed has so much going for it, it's full of vitamins, minerals and fibre for a start. It is an alkaline food, the magnesium in it improves insulin sensitivity to help prevent diabetes, high in calcium, totally gluten free and low calorie too !

100 grams millet seed soaked overnight in 1 pint water, half a pint of creamy almond milk, 3 grams of coconut cream, handful of raisins if liked.

Boil/simmer the millet in the soaking water with everything else for an hour, I often leave it longer and add more almond milk as the porridge thickens, millet absorbs an enormous amount of liquid. More flavour can be added by half a teaspoon of ground cloves or allspice and cinnamon. I like it without any sugar, the coconut and raisins give sweetness, it's just so warm and nourishing on a cold morning.. try it.

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Jerry
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Hey zube-UK your gluten free porridge looks and sounds delicious, especially with almond milk and coconut cream...

I've made gluten free porridge with flaked quinoa and I've just bought some organic coconut whipping cream and am looking forward to trying that.

Thanks for posting this as it's great for those who need a totally gluten free porridge.

Jerry 😊

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zube-UK
zube-UK
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Thanks, it's great for anyone I would think because of the nutritional value and fibre, far more vitamins and minerals than oats which is why I choose it.

I forgot to mention that recipe is 4 servings, it keeps in the fridge and is even better the next day.

Where did you find organic coconut whipping cream? I really, really want some of that, what a great discovery Jerry, thank you.

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Jerry
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Hi zube-UK here's the whipping cream which I bought it in my local whole-food shop:

biona.co.uk/product/biona-o...

I'm looking forward to trying it. 😊

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zube-UK
zube-UK
in reply to Jerry

thank you for this link, I like biona products, did not expect it to be in a tin, quite a lot of it then but will probably keep a week in the fridge, I keep coconut cream in the freezer. Wonder what a fruit trifle would be like with the whipping cream on top, served in wine glasses, would it taste as good as it looks!

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Jerry
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Thank you zube, I bet a gluten free trifle with whipped coconut cream would taste just so good but I don't think it would last a week in my fridge...πŸ˜‚

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zube-UK
zube-UK
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No, its not going to last a day is it, 🍧

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Zest
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Hi zube-UK

I am intrigued by the Millet seed - wondering whether to try it, as I love Porridge breakfasts - I just wondered if you ever eat this cold, as I know you cook the portions and then store them in the fridge. Is it tasty as a cold dish as well as warmed up?

Thanks,

Zest :-)

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zube-UK
zube-UK
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Hi Zest, yes I do eat it cold sometimes, it's very like rice pud, creamy and sticky if it's cooked long enough, I usually make double the above recipe, and sometimes use half arborio rice but millet is more nutritious than white rice, not sure if millet is a seed or a grain ?

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Zest
ZestVolunteer
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Hi zube-UK

Thanks - I think Millet is an ancient grain - although I also think that some people feed millet seeds to their budgies! I ended up looking it up, and it mentioned that it is a seed grain. I may try it sometime, after your recommendation, as it sounds very nice.

Zest :-)

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zube-UK
zube-UK
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ha, it will keep us chirpy then ! πŸ₯

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Zest
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lol, that is very funny. :-)

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zube-UK
zube-UK
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hiya, I've not read that great American book fluffycat, not yet. It's the nutritional value that got me interestested in millet many years ago.

It's raw soaked for 'porridge ' but your tip for dry toasting it might work a treat for my nutrient filled 'couscous ' ?..

There are hardly any nutrients in couscous so I use a 50/50 mix of highly nutritious quinoa and millet seed instead, boil together and most people can't tell it's not couscous. I will definitely try your suggestion and dry toast the millet first, not sure about toasting quinoa, can only try, I'll give it a go, thanks fluffycat. πŸ‘

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zube-UK
zube-UK
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This is great fluffs, I appreciate these tips and your generous help, was wondering how long to toast the small grains. My quinoa/millet takes 20- 25mins boiled, and I'm sure it's going to taste better next time when toasted. How long does the Isreali couscous take? sounds good for a quick meal, I know that 'no mood to cook' feeling, ha, had that many times.

Sorry about my obsession with nutrients, it's just I have an inherited stomach lack of intrinsic factor problem, my health has improved a lot since changing my diet, and all the help here, thanks fluffycat.πŸ™‚

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zube-UK
zube-UK
in reply to zube-UK

I meant to put 'next time toasted before I boil it'. πŸ™„

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zube-UK
zube-UK
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Sorry you have that dairy allergy, I avoid dairy too but I do make ghee, it's useful and healthy I think.

Thanks for all your cheerful tips. 😊

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Zest
ZestVolunteer

Hi zube-UK

Your lovely Millet seed porridge looks fantastic - yum! I enjoy having porridge most days, and really enjoy it.

Delicious!

Zest :-)

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zube-UK
zube-UK
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Thanks Zest, I have enjoyed seeing your colourful, fruit, seed and nut breakfasts, it's encouraging and uplifting to see your fitness goals as well which give me a gentle tug out of my winter hibernation.

Inspired πŸƒ

zube

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Zest
ZestVolunteer
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Hi zube-UK

That's great to hear, thank you - glad you're venturing out of winter hibernation, and I hope you enjoy the New Year with all it brings.

Zest :-)

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cog4

Hi zube-UK

I love the idea of your millet seed porridge recipe and will definitely try it as I can’t eat oats. I have just bought millet flakes - do you think I could use that in your recipe too?

Thanks

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zube-UK
zube-UK
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Sorry cog4, forgot to say - yes I think your flakes would work if you use a lot less water/milk and flakes would cook quickly I would think, please let us know what they taste like. πŸ™‚

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zube-UK

Hi cog, I've never tried flakes because they are 'processed ', I like whole living foods with all their natural nutrients in, my whole seed will sprout if I leave it in a warm place, so it's a living food and I know that it is fresh, old seed or flakes will not sprout or have the micro nutrients left in them. 🌱

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cog4

Hi zube-UK

Thanks I’ll try both and let you know!

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