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This week’s menu


Yes, this has been uttered by me on more than one occasion. No, I’m not a hippy, tree-hugging, health freak. I’m also not a bird. I love millet, almost as much as I love rice and I’m a bit baffled why millet isn’t more common. This week I’m making a millet pilaf and stirring through fried sausage, pesto, toasted cashews and lemon zest. I’m going have leftovers the next day for lunch and I’ll probably be thinking about it all morning prior to eating it.

If you’ve never tried millet, please give it a go. I tried it for the first time last year with this roast vegetable and millet salad and now millet is a staple in my kitchen.


Millet is gluten free, cheap and a great substitute for rice, couscous, pasta etc. It’s quick and easy to cook (similar to rice, a bit more forgiving). It’s good hot or cold, though I prefer it hot in this weather and tends to be quite liquid hungry so will soak up any flavours and sauces that you add to it after cooking.

As it is a seed and not a grain, it’s quite nutritious too.  Check out the nutrition profile over on Millet can be found in health food shops or bulk bin shops. I don’t think our local supermarkets sell it yet. It’s a shame.


Here’s what else we’re eating this week. We went to Westmere Butchery in the weekend so have plenty of free range meat to eat.

Most of these dishes will feed us for lunch the next day as leftovers “as is” or translated into lunches.

For example, I’m quite looking forward to corned beef, cheese and kimchi toasties while I’m sure The Koala will enjoy his corned beef, mustard and pickle sandwiches.

Let me know what day you’re coming for dinner 🙂


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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.


  1. This looks really good, I’m gonna have to have it ago! I keep getting asked when my baby is due recently and I’m not even pregnant!

    • lol. I get asked if I’m pregnant when catching a flight. I guess it’s their job to ask, though I’m sure it can be done with more tact.

      • You know, if I were catching a flight and someone asked if I were pregnant, I would actually say yes even if I wasn’t pregnant just so I could have priority boarding 😉

  2. I choose to come over various days: teriyaki chicken, green curry beef and milet pilaf. 🙂 Haha I’m not a tree hugging hippy but I am eating more and more hippy foods lately…

  3. Can I just come every night? That all sounds great! I am amazed at your organization. Our prep usually starts at about bedtime the night before: “Hmmm, what in the world are we going to have for dinner tomorrow?”

  4. Im definitely coming for dinner when you do that teriyaki chicken… I always go for teriyaki chicken when I dine out (im predictable like that…) I think its the sweetness of the sauce…regardless… the whole menu looks amazing

  5. Can I come to dinner too??
    Pretty please?
    I won’t cure, I PROMISE!!
    It’s just this looks soooo good and I know what you’re like in the kitchen so…

  6. lethally says

    Yummy! I love millet!

    We also eat a lot of quinoa, which very few people were eating up until quite recently, although now it seems to be taking off in popularity. A friend of mine has also become addicted to chia seeds, although I haven’t experimented with them yet – they’re next on the “try” list.

    Oh, BTW, I’ve changed the name of my blog, so don’t think I’ve gone and disappeared. I’m now at One green family.

    Looking forward to trying out your recipe. I think it would work well with quinoa too 🙂

  7. Now you have me curious about millet, I’ve never tried it either. Therefore, I’ll be there on the day you cook millet.😃

  8. It’s great that you plan your meals for the week, I need to get into the habit of doing this. If we don’t do groceries during the weekend, I spend each work day thinking up what’s for dinner and what to go buy.

    • I used to do that and I have to say, it’s fun dreaming about what to cook each day. But having to buy things frequently can take up precious time.

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