4.06.2011

Spring Millet Salad...and a fabulous giveaway!

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I truly live in the land that spring forgot! Today we reached a high of 45 degrees. I don't believe March or April have seen a single day without rain. It's so miserable I've resorted to a few fake and bake sessions just to keep my spirits up.

Since I haven't figured out how to change the weather to suit my fancy, I decided to bring a little "Spring" to the dinner table. The veggies in this salad add a nice pop of color and the goat cheese and prosciutto are fabulously salty and bold and add a great dimension of flavor. The millet was easy to work with and was a nice break from rice or couscous. I love that it's gluten free as well!

Spring Millet Salad
by theUngourmet

Serves six or more

Print recipe

1 cup uncooked millet
2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
4-5 slices of prosciutto, cut into thin strips
1 tbsp canola oil
4 oz crumbled goat cheese
1 1/2 cups 365 Everyday Value frozen peas and carrots, thawed
thinly sliced chives for garnish
salt and cracked pepper to taste

In a medium saucepan bring stock to a boil. Add millet and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 25 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Place in a large bowl and allow to cool to room temperature. While millet is cooking, heat oil in a small skillet and cook prosciutto until crisp.

Add the prosciutto to the millet and toss. Add the goat cheese and veggies and give it another toss. Salt and pepper to taste and garnish with chives. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.

This is such a lovely salad. I'm thinking it will be a perfect Easter dinner side dish. :) Mmm. Bring on the ham and deviled eggs!

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Now on to an exciting giveaway!

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Lisa at the Nourishing Homemaker has generously supplied me with a sample of her wonderful lotion bar and has allowed me to give another bar away to one lucky reader as well. Lisa created her lotion bars in an attempt to help her son with his severe eczema. The results were greater than they could have imagined.

My husband suffers from skin rashes on his torso that worsens in the wintertime. The doctors have prescribed many creams and ointments but nothing seems to do the trick. My son also has cracked itchy skin behind his ears and we've tried everything under the sun to get it to heal. Today I applied Nourished Skin to my son's ears twice and I was pleased to find that it didn't sting like most other treatments have. My son says it feels really soothing and he loves the scent the beeswax brings. I've also been applying it to my dry heels and then putting on nice thick socks before bed. It's making my feet quite happy! I have a great feeling about Lisa's lotion bar. The price of the bars is so reasonable and a little goes a long way.

Hop on over and visit Lisa's Etsy shop and her wonderful blog. Then leave me a comment and let me know you'd like to win a bar of Nourished Skin. I'll pick one winner randomly on Sunday night.

Happy Spring!





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41 comments:

Faith said...

Oh man, right? Can spring please please please come? I cant stand these endless days of rain rain rain. The millet salad looks good. I have been wanting to try millet.

Hovkonditorn said...

The salad looks so fresh and the colors are lovely!

Susan said...

I use a lot of the different grains, but have not used millet yet. Looks good. I saw the picture of the little boy with the eczema and saw how it improved using that lotion bar. WOW. I would love to try this. Thanks.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Kim, using millet is a new thing to me! I once had the sweetest pair of little birds that LOVED to get millet treats! Between your beautiful salad and their delight at eating millet, I am ready to give this a try! Thank you for something new and different.

I would love to try the lotion bar for my grandson. He has very sensitive skin and we constantly battle dry, patchy rashes on his little self. thank you.

blessings ~ tanna

5 Star Foodie said...

What a colorful delicious looking salad! I like the goat cheese here.

peachkins said...

so colorful!

Topher said...

I'd love to try it. Thanks!


Chris M.

zekks at yahoo dot com

nanny said...

It's 80 here for a day or two then back to 50....ridiculous!!
The lotion fanatic (me) would love to have a bar of Nourished Skin!

Gloria said...

absolutely deliicous and nice giveaway! gloria

Randi Troxell said...

i LOVE funky salads... and this looks awesome!!!

Renata said...

I would love to win a lotion bar...my skin could certainly use some nourishment.

Thanks!

Shankie said...

If it would help me with the super dry skin on my elbows that hurts also I would feel blessed.

Julie said...

Sounds like a great product, we would love to give that a try! Love the salad too :)

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I feel you when it comes to Spring. Spring has forgot New York too... :(

This millet salad sounds great. I have heard a lot about millet but I have never made it. I need to change that!

I'm loving the giveaway too. I get horrible try skin on my feet and there is nothing I can do. I bet this would totally help!

Claudia said...

This couldn't be prettier or more spring-like. I think we are all creating sptring in our kitchen because we have to - spring has been hiding.

elle said...

I would love to try the lotion bar on my legs! Nothing has worked for them so far :(

Joanne said...

Spring apparently forgot NYC also...sigh. The millet salad looks so delicious though! It's such a good grain.

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

That salad looks amazing and I love all the color there is in it. I didn't know you could buy millet...for people I mean, lol.

Checked out the Etsy shop - hurray for moms who do whatever it takes is all I have to say. She deserves a pat on the back!

Jennifurla said...

Love your nice springy meal here, sorry about your weather. That would make me depressed!

Atl Sherry said...

That salad does look good - I bought a bag of millet to make muffins and didn't know what to do with the rest.

Would also love the lotion bar!

Megan said...

I could use that bar. I have this cracking dryness on my thumb lately and it hurts!
The salad looks fabulous. :)

Betty @ scrambled hen fruit said...

That salad does look springy and delicious! The weather here can't make up its mind. We've had everything from snow and hail to 80 degree weather in just the last week! That lotion bar sounds lovely. :)

Carolyn meloni said...

I have sensitive skin as does my daughter. My little grand daughter lives with me also and she suffers from eczema. It would be nice to try a product that worked!

Patty said...

Oh I would love to be the winner of this lotion bar. If not, then I now know where to find it. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

My son also suffers from eczema, so I would love to have him try this lotion bar. Thanks!

Tammy said...

Mmmmm, that millet salad looks wonderful! I love all the pretty colors- very reflective of spring!
Have a wonderful weekend!
xx,
Tammy

Marty Ann said...

Wow, that salad does say SPRING!! Yum. Very interested in the lotion bar, I've tried everything and nothing seems to work. Have a GREAT DAY!

Debbie said...

Yum! That salad looks like just the thing for days like this. I love a good salad.
Her lotion bar sounds great. My husband is plagued with eczema that causes his fingers to crack and bleed. This sounds like just what he needs.

teresa said...

what a gorgeous salad. i have yet to try millet, but it looks fantastic!

i love the idea of a lotion bar, it sounds much less messy! great giveaway!

Kira said...

Wow! I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity!

Monet said...

Hi Kim! I'm trying to send some of our warmth your way. It is almost too hot here in Texas. But your salad looks amazing. And I would love to try some of that skincare product. I need it! As the weekend approaches, may your days be full of love and laughter. Thank you for sharing your self, your food and your heart with me week after week. Hugs and love from Austin!

dkuroiwa said...

that recipe looks awesome but i'd have to substitute too much and it would turn out completely different..but will save for the next trip to the States.

As for the lotion bar? oh man...i may go back and order a bar...my youngest song as a skin condition ("atopi" here) and nothing is working....we need to find something...fast. i'd love to win a bar, but if i don't, i'm going to buy one anyway, just in case!!

Magic of Spice said...

Your salad most clearly says Spring...great colors and looks delicious :)

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Kim, this salad looks soo yummie and fabulous!! I love the gorgeous colors too. :)

That is such a wonderful giveaway! Lisa's lotion bar looks really good. My little sweet nephew suffers from eczema too. Thanks so much for sharing lisa's shop and blog with us.

Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you sweet friend!

LambAround said...

Ooh, I want to win! Etsy giveaways are always my favorite :)

lambaround at gmail dot com

katklaw777 said...

Great pic...makes me hungry and I don't like peas! The Lotion bar sounds lovely, thanks. katklaw777 at yahoo dot com

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never tried millet!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

What a fantastic salad this in! Love the bright colors

BarbaraJean said...

Oh, fooey! I missed the giveway. Running hither and yon with my sis and hubby... you know. Your salad looks great! Hope our Spring arrives soon... it hailed again a few minutes ago. Love, Mom

Victor said...

Looks so fresh and healthy! Great pic!

koralee said...

This looks wonderful..every time I visit I find something I so want to make. Thanks once again my friend...who needs to buy a cook book when we have you. xoxoxo hugs
Do you have a cook book out? If not you better get at it..I would buy it in a minute. xoxoxo hugs

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