Friday, August 22, 2008

Too good not to share tonight!

Which means you'll need to scroll down to see my other two posts for today.

Couscous with Spinach and Chickpeas

2 servings plain couscous prepared with 1 spoonful of butter(or olive oil, we use Promise Light) and a reduced sodium chicken broth cube(or veggie, your choice).

3 big handfuls spinach, rinsed well

1/2 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1/2 teaspoon each
Garam Marsala

teeny sprinkle of
Cayenne Pepper(I would say a good pinch)
Black Pepper

Start the couscous. Rinse the spinach but don't shake the water off. Put in saucepan and heat, covered, over medium-high heat, stirring often, just til wilted enough to make room. Add chickpeas, and spices, cover and cook til the spinach is wilted to your liking.

I divided the couscous 4 ways because the girls like theirs plain with butter and salt. Mark and I split the other serving topped with the spinach mixture. Oh. My. Stars. It. Was. Yum. If there had been more it would have been consumed. Next time I'll know better.

So now you know what a freakishly boring life we lead on a Friday night. Woohoo!


Keetha said...

I've never made anything with couscous

She sure is strange! said...

Its good Keetha, like a cross between pasta(which it is) and rice. Kind of grainy but mixes well with other foods. There is a whole wheat kind but I've not seen it in our regular stores. I'll have to see if the healthfood place has it. Of course then my kids probably wouldn't eat it...

Jeanne said...

I enjoyed your recipes and they look good. I am not sure my dh would like it. He is such a meat and potatoes man. I slip in some good recipes once in a while. I loved to do nothing on a Friday night. Heaven forbid you go to a place to eat out. The crowds are terrible here.

Have a great weekend.


A Slice of the Pie said...

Another yummy recipe. I like your cooking style!