Millet with Black Beans and Gazpacho Salsa

I like to eat meals that are just a bowl full of good stuff.  I tend to eat meals like this more than I eat the traditional food-groups-segmented-on-a-plate kind of meals.  It’s easy and simple and tasty.  For this meal I made millet for the first time.  It was so quick and easy.  Plus millet is a super healthy and nutritious grain that to me, works kinda like couscous but with a great, complex, slightly nutty flavor.  Next, I tossed a can of black beans with the Gazpacho Salsa that I’d made earlier.  Everything was served at room temp. in one yummy bowl.

Millet with Black Beans and Gazpacho Salsa

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Quick Pickles

I’m beginning to think that I bought too many cucumbers!  I came up with this recipe after doing a little research on how to “quick pickle” (quickle?).  I’m looking forward to a bountiful harvest from my garden this summer.  I want to try my hand at pickling peppers as well as cukes.  Quick pickling makes light tasting crisp pickle slices.

Next time I will do a few things differently.  First I’ll use a crinkle cutter to slice the cukes.  Also, I should have left the slices round and made them a bit thicker.

Quick Pickles

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