Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Cherry Tomato Couscous

I thought I make couscous with cherry tomatoes for dinner tonight. This dish will go well with Ham or anything savory dish. This is a very easy and quick recipe to make as well as healthy and tasty. Couscous is the easiest/simpliest pasta or grain dish to prepare. You just add couscous to hot boiling water, cover pan and remove pan from heat and let it sit/cool for 10 minutes, and couscous is ready to be used with your recipe. Sometimes I  try different variations of ingredients to go with the couscous, depending on what I have available in my pantry and/or refrigerator. Couscous is always Thumbs up in our household dinner table :)

Cherry Tomato Couscous Recipe: (my own recipe from scratch)

2 cups cooked couscous
3/4 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
3/4 cooked chickpeas
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberry

juice of 1 lemon
pinch of salt
freshly ground pepper

Couscous Preparation:
Cook couscous according to package instructions.
In a pan add water and add in dried cranberry.
Bring water with cranberries to boil.
Add couscous, stir. Cover couscous with pan lid and remove from heat.
Let it cool down for 10 minutes.

Combine the couscous, tomatoes, cilantro, and chickpeas in a large bowl.
Squeezes the lemon juice directly into the bowl.
Add salt and pepper. Toss well, taste, and adjust with more of the above until it tastes just right.
Toss in cilantro until it is evenly dispersed.
Serves 4 - 6.

I am submitting this Cherry Tomato Couscous dish to the Little Thumbs Up event hosted by Doreen from  my little favourite DIY and organized by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids.


Friday, March 1, 2013

peek into Spring.

Today is March 1st, which means Spring is just around the corner. Though we didn't have much snow this winter, it has been being cold and dark most of the time... makes you appreciate the warm bright sun. Daylight saving starts next Sunday and I am so ready for it. Even though, I will be losing an hour of sleep (that part I will struggle for awhile), the idea of daylight saving sounds great to me after a dark cold winter and I am so ready.