Posts Tagged ‘couscous’

Airbrushed Perfection

In Healthy Lunches on May 18, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Have you noticed Dr. Oz at the grocery store checkout?  He’s everywhere.  Very airbrushed.  I don’t even know who he is but I keep making his suggested recipes and they are great.  Here’s another from the Good Housekeeping site.

Cod Livornese

What’s in it?

  • 1 tablespoon(s) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium   (6- to 8-ounce)  red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 clove(s) garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) crushed red pepper
  • 1 can(s) (14- to 14.5-ounce) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoon(s) pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon(s) capers, rinsed and drained
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4   (6 ounces each)  skinless cod fillets
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) dried oregano
  • 1 cup(s) whole wheat couscous
  • 1/4 cup(s) packed fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup(s) packed fresh basil leaves, finely chopped

Read more: Cod Livornese with Couscous Recipe – Good Housekeeping

Oh, that’s tricky.  When you cut and paste the ingredients, the website attaches that link.  I was going to put a link.  Anyway, try it.  It’s a great fish and a great recipe.  I don’t put the how to part of the recipe because it’s usually the same.  Saute the smelly stuff, add the liquid stuff, bake the fishy stuff, plop on top of rice or whatever.  Done.


Round my Plate in 80 Minutes

In Healthy Lunches on February 4, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Mediterranean plate

It doesn’t have to take 80 days to go around the world.  80 minutes in the kitchen spread out over a few days should do it.

Pretty and pretty healthy.  Overachieving in the kitchen this week.  I’ve got so many leftovers.  Happy to find out that meals without meat last a long time!  The freezer is packed too.  And this way of cooking costs a small fraction of typical Western cooking.  Give me a garden and a “Clean Cookstove” and we will be self sufficient if war breaks out and oil prices go up.

Clockwise from the top:  Israeli Couscous – Italian Chickpea Frittata – Egyptian Ful – Mediterranean Broccoli Rabe – Northern Bean Paste – Chicken Couscous with Raisins – Indian Eggplant Dip dotted around with Cucumber Raita in center.

Sadly, I cannot get our boys to eat this food.  Son #1 was just in Cairo and Alexandria before the demonstrations and he loved the food.  Apparently I am not as good a cook as they have in Cairo restaurants.  And there is no point trying to recreate his “best meal ever” fish that he had in Alexandria.  Son #2 eats only mac and cheese with peas and grilled cheese sandwiches.  So this is what mommy made for the boys today for lunch:

Croque Monsieur

Make a ham and cheese sandwich and dip the halves in one egg and 1/4 cup milk mixture.  Fry with butter.  Son #2 picked out the ham and then didn’t like the cheese so he ate a bowl of rice krispies.

Cleaning up House and Diet

In Healthy Lunches on January 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Beef Broth and Couscous

3/4 cup beef broth and 1/2 cup of couscous.