Couscous

Recipe of the Week – 4th July 2016 – Moroccan Butternut Squash Couscous — Vegetarian Dad

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This is a really simple but very satisfying recipe that makes a great quick lunch. I made this as an alternative Sunday lunch to give me a break from gravy! This is very nice the next day served cold, too. Serves 4 Ingredients 1 large butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into 2 cm dice […]

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The first time I ever saw couscous was when my husband came home from a business trip to Paris.  He presented me with a box of couscous, raving how wonderful it was.  I looked at the box and then him.  “How do you cook it?”  He got the blank look that he gets when he doesn’t know the answer.  So the box went up on the shelf where it sat.  And it sat.  And it sat.

 

Fortunately the next time Jim went to Paris, I was able to go with him.  That is where I actually got to experience what couscous could be.  Did you know that there are Couscous restaurants in Paris?  Places where couscous is the main attraction?  This is where I got to see what you could do with couscous.  I was hooked.  Every since then, I am on the look out for recipes that are different, but look delish.  Here is one I found today!

 

Enjoy!

Marcey

Jim’s Parmesan Pesto CousCous

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CouscousWe had a LOT of rain last weekend.  The result was Jim cooking up a storm.  One of the dishes he made was a pesto Parmesan couscous.  Sooo good! 
Jim discovered couscous on one of his business trips to France.  It’s really big there, but as a side dish.  One day, we stop in Eatsy’s, a grocery store up in Houston.  They had this dish there.  We loved it and replicated it at home.  I hope you like this!

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Eat: Spiced Roasted Pumpkin, Cranberry, Pine Nut and Feta Cous Cous

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I have seen several couscous recipes recently.  Lynz Real Cooking had one this week that I will reblog.  It looked great.  I did remember this recipe that I saved from August to make.  Both my husband and I spent time in France way back when.  Couscous is a big dish there.  There are actually restaurants that specialize in that!  I didn’t know that you could do that much with it.

 

Jim use to bring home couscous to cook every time he came back from a trip.  Couscous is super fast and easy.  As a main dish and as a side.  Try it!  What peaked my interest in this dish was the pumpkin!

Eat: Spiced Roasted Pumpkin, Cranberry, Pine Nut and Feta Cous Cous

 

Enjoy!

 

Marcey

Grilled Japanese Eggplant with Tomato-Caper Salsa

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Tomatoes & Capers SalsaGrilled Japanese Eggplant with Tomato-Caper Salsa

 This is a 30 minutes to the table dinner that Jim made this weekend! 
We grill our vegetables a lot.  The smoky flavor along with the caramelized vegetables are memorable.  I remember the best meal I ever had was 2 weeks after Hurricane Ike.  We had been eating MREs(meals ready to eat).  I was grateful for them, but as a vegetarian, my options were severely limited.  Eating the same thing over and over is not my thing.

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