Did you say Millet Burger?

I was looking for something different to do with millet.  I wanted to make it the center of the meal rather than a side dish.

When faced with trying to figure out what to do I tend to turn to the internet despite having tons of recipe books.  I did a search on millet burger and many ideas came up.What I was after was a simple yet tasty option.  The recipe I chose included cooked millet, grated beets, mint, and sesame oil.  While it was simple to put together and tasted good, it lacked the flavor luster I was really looking for.  So my next attempt I decided to experiment.

I sauteed onions, garlic, salt, pepper and cumin in olive oil and then added this mixture to the original ingredients.  I also included jalapeño to give a little zest.  These additions gave the fritters the umph I thought they needed.  I then made a spicy mayonaise (you can use vegan or regular) as a topping. We all were very satisfied with the results.

What’s in Season: Short and Sweet

With autumn fast approaching and harvests abundant, this time of year is a time to try new fruits. A great place to visit where you can see what is in season right now is your local farmers market. Or take a trip to the produce section of your supermarket to see what is available in this time of year.

My new fruit of choice was fresh dates (ripening now in CA). While I have always been a fan of dried dates this year for the first time I tried these fresh little beauties. In texture they are like fresh olives and in taste they are very sweet.  But honestly, too me, they didn’t have the delectable flavor and moist texture of the dried verion.

Please let me know about what you have tried albeit local or just something that really appealed to you.

Welcome to Tezoona

This is a blog about nutrition for the mind, body and soul.  I kept waiting for the perfect time to launch and what could be more perfect than Rosh Hashanna, the Jewish New Year.

I begin my blog on Rosh Hashanna because it is a time for introspection and new beginnings.  It is the perfect opportunity to reflect over the past year and to strategise about how to make improvements in our lives from the inside out including our health and well-being.  And that is where I hope I can help you.

In 2010 I began my wellness journey as  a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  In 2017 I continue my perpetual learning and have completed a course which certifies me as a nutritional chef.  This blog continues to be a place where I can nurture my passion for health and well being and share what I know with all of you. That is why I started this blog so long ago, and what a perfect time to start something new.

I am looking forward to writing this blog and plan to post as regularly as possible. If not here you can find my postings on Twitter, instagram and facebook.  I hope you visit often. Please let me know if there are specific topics you’d like to read about.
Nutritionally yours