Posts Tagged ‘Gluten-Free’

Mushroom and Millet Faux Risotto. Veggie/Vegan

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

This recipe contains no rice or wheat, and it’s vegan and veggie. I found it on

Millet and Mushroom Risotto

1 cup millet
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups water

2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 red onion
2 cups sliced mushrooms
2 cups chopped tomatoes
1 cup garbanzo beans (rinse well if canned)
Handful chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. First cook the millet: Toast the millet in the olive oil for a few minutes until it smells fragrant. Add water and bring to a boil, let simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a pan on medium heat and sauté the onion for about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes. Finally add the tomatoes and garbanzo beans, and keep cooking until the tomatoes are soft. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the millet and add cilantro.

Best Vegan Eats in Brooklyn

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Sun In Bloom restaurant is one of Brooklyn’s best kept secrets. They serve delicious, fresh, locally grown vegan cuisine. Located near several Yoga studios on Bergen Street in Park Slope, it is perfect for an after Yoga meal. The staff is super friendly. Aimee, the lovely owner is herself a certified Yoga instructor, specializing in Bikram.

From fans of veggies to vegan to raw there is something for everyone! They have live food that is full of enzymes and life energy. After eating at Sun In Bloom I feel my soul, body, and mind have been nourished. You can follow them on Twitter @suninbloom.

All the cuisine served is farm to table. It is all local grown organic food. It feels good to know you have eaten responsibly, and it tastes fantastic. The sweets are out of this world! My favorite is the red velvet truffle pumpkin spice cup cake with brandy frosting. Hard to believe it’s gluten free and totally vegan!

My favorite soup is the carrot with ginger, it warms the body up. Ginger is great for blood circulation and controlling cholesterol.

They make amazing juices too. Check out their menu! Even better, head on down to 460 Bergen Street and tell them Charles sent you.