About the Millet Sisters

For eons, grains have been the most essential food for millions
of people all over the world. As our society became affluent,
we turned away from these little drops of nature and
started feeding them to farm animals.

Following the recipes of Ms.Otani, the founder of Tsubutsubu
Cooking in Japan, we've started experimenting and creating
delicious dishes using various grains available here in Australia.

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In our sustainable cooking, organically grown local vegetables
are used as well as diverse grains such as MILLET, AMARANTH,
QUINOA, BUCKWHEAT and etc. They are highly nutritious
in comparison to wheat or rice, yet have much less impact
on our environment in the process of growing them.

We believe that making each other fall in love with this style
of cuisine can help create markets for drought-stricken farmers,
and contribute towards a better world.

Special thanks to 味和 yummy peace for planting the seed of
SACRED GRAINS in all of us!


We also have individual websites focusing on different interests.

☆ Sustainability and
Spirituality by maki


☆ Natural Delicacies
by yukashi

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# by millet_sisters | 2008-10-18 19:31  

Grains and our Environment

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* The amount of energy we consume for everyday life,
number one is for growing, packaging and delivering
the food we eat, secondary for a shelter,
and thirdly for transportation.

* Millet and most Grains can grow in cold, warm and
dry regions with no or very little agricultural chemicals.

* One hamburger costs 5 square meters of rain forest,
while a millet burger needs only 1/6 cup of millet
which is not even a plant.

* Currently we feed most grains to our livestock and
it's costing us easily ten times more energy by the time
it ends up on our table (not to mention the land and
the huge amount of water used to farm cattle),

that's why we like to show people how to aim and cook
with sustainable alternatives.

by Maki
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# by millet_sisters | 2008-10-18 15:08 | Earth Impact  

Oat and Carob Truffles

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1. Mix the ingredients in the order below with a food processor.
    
A 1/2 cup of chopped dry Dates and 1/2 cup of Raisins
B 1/2 cup of unsalted roasted Almonds and
1/2 cup of unsalted Walnuts
C 1/2 cup of Oats and 3 table spoons of Carob Powder
D 2 table spoons of Tahini and 1 table spoon of Honey

2. Gradually add 1/3~1/2 cup of water until it's easy to shape.

3. Shape 2 into balls with wet hands.

4. Coat them with coconut flakes.

* You can keep them refrigerated up to a week.
* Carob Powder can be found in Organic shops.
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# by millet_sisters | 2008-10-18 14:28 | Recipes  

Quinoa the super crop

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Another complimentary grain to millet is Quinoa,

unlike wheat or rice, quinoa contains a balanced set of
essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually
complete protein source.

It is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus,
and is high in magnesium and iron.

Quinoa is gluten free and considered easy to digest.
Because of all these characteristics,
Quinoa is being labeled as a super food.
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# by millet_sisters | 2008-10-18 12:58 | Nutritional Values  

Introduction

SACRED GRAINS
~ cooking with whole grains and super foods ~

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If you think these grains are boring, think again.
Let us show you how to turn ordinary millet and
other grains into delicious meals.
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eg. juicy MILLET burgers, crunchy QUINOA nuggets,
tasty MILLET loaf, chunky BUCKWHEAT sausages,
oriental AMARANTHUS spaghetti, spicy MILLET tacos,
sweet carob and OAT truffles and many more.

These grains have high nutritional values and low Earth impact.
They're also great alternatives to meat, tofu and glutenous mocks.

They are so delicious that everyone loves to eat them,
even people who don't care about their health or environment.

In our sustainable cooking, organically grown local vegetables
are used as well as diverse grains such as millet.

We encourage and educate people to reduce their ecological
foot print by eating sustainable food.

We believe that making each other fall in love with this style of
cuisine can help create markets for drought-stricken farmers,
and contribute towards a better world.
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# by millet_sisters | 2008-10-18 12:43 | Sacred Grains