I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Fruit and Nut Israeli Couscous

When your daughter says "this is the best thing to hit my mouth!" you know you've got a keeper.

And it's not what comes to mind when you think of pasta salad, but couscous is a tiny pasta.

1/2 cup israeli couscous
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup chicken broth
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp lemon thyme
1 small apple diced (I used red delicious)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2 radishes, finely chopped
1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts

2 tbsps apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp grainy mustard
pinch salt
pinch lemon pepper
1 tbsp olive oil

Heat a saucepan with olive oil to medium-high. Stir in the dry couscous and lightly toast for 3-4 minutes.  Add the broth and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 10-12 minutes, then remove from heat and cool.

Once cooled stir in the parsley, lemon thyme, apple, dried cranberries, radishes and peanuts. Lots of sweetness and crunch!

Whisk together the dressing ingredients and pour into the couscous. Stir well to coat.

Serve chilled or at room temperature. Great to pack for lunch.

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