Yes, I'm off track and not posting about something I love, but I had to post about this. I am proud of us =) I can't remember if I said it here but in our quest to eat more meatless meals, I've been haunting the vegetarian cookbook aisle at the library. The trouble for me/us is that we are not huge veggie eaters and we just aren't that into all these weird ingredients...I don't know...maybe I'm not explaining it well. At any rate, I saw this recipe and figured we could try it. For me it would take some 'getting over it', as in I don't think this will taste good together, but I like most of the ingredients, so I'll try. This recipe is from the cookbook titled The Vegetarian 5 Ingredient Gourmet. I like easy, so the 5 ingredient thing caught me! Here it is:
1 1/2 C couscous
2 Tbsp butter
1 C frozen peas, thawed and steamed
1/3 C toasted cashew pieces
1/2 C dark raisins
Boil 3 C of water. Pour the water over the couscous in a heatproof container. Cover and let stand for 15 mins, then fluff w/a fork. Add the remaining ingredients and stir. If it needs more water, stir in a small amount...
Well - first of all, I just nuked the peas. Second of all, I accidentally added way too many cashews! That didn't seem to be a problem for taste, but I'm sure that upped the fat content. I didn't use dark raisins, and I didn't measure. I probably added less than called for. Dave and I liked it a lot! Moses wasn't into the extra stuff, but he did eat the nuts and couscous. The baby did not like the peas at all, but I argue that if he knows it's a veggie, he purposely spits it out. If you hide it he doesn't care of course! Anyway - it wasn't that good as it got cold...we had a lot of leftovers. I guess we could have cut it in half but now we have leftovers =)!