Lemon Pine Nut Couscous

I have said it many times over and I will say it again – don’t forget the side dishes! While it is called a “Main Dish” for a reason – some times a steak is just a steak and a grilled chicken breast is just chicken. And this means the side dish has to stepContinue reading “Lemon Pine Nut Couscous”

Spicy Coconut Chicken & Couscous

Sweet heat is one of my very favorite flavor profiles. And this recipe fulfills this love on every level. Spicy Coconut Chicken & Couscous has that lovely velvety sweetness of coconut milk with the quick heat of the Fresno Chili. It is a balance that you might not expect but it is so very delicious.Continue reading “Spicy Coconut Chicken & Couscous”

Meatball & Couscous Soup

Soup is a year round dish in our house but I definitely ramp up the frequency in the colder winter months. And this year I am trying to test out all the different flavor profiles that I can. This time around I went for a Mediterranean and Moroccan inspired flavor profile. Lots of mint, cumin,Continue reading “Meatball & Couscous Soup”

Mushroom Dill Couscous

Some times I like to make the side dish the start of the show. I do this by making a relatively simple protein, so that I can focus more on developing flavor in the side dish. This time around I came up with this Mushroom Dill Couscous – it has so much flavor from aContinue reading “Mushroom Dill Couscous”

Spiced Pork Meatball Couscous Bowls

Every so often I get the urge to use a new spice or flavor for my family. This go around it was cardamom. While I have used it in baked goods before, I hadn’t used it in a savory dish for them as of yet. I decided to take it on in a couscous bowlContinue reading “Spiced Pork Meatball Couscous Bowls”

Colorful Couscous Salad #sidedishes

Summer is knocking on our doors which means meals start to be in the backyard for our family. Most meals include a protein prepared on the Traeger Grill – so a simple pasta salad that I can make ahead is perfect. It gives me the chance to actually hang out with the family while theyContinue reading “Colorful Couscous Salad #sidedishes”

Shrimp Scampi Couscous

Sometimes I like to make what my kids call a “fancy” meal. I try to make shrimp at least every other week. One of my son’s actually came up with the idea for this dish – one of his favorites is shrimp scampi and when I served couscous for the first time he immediately wantedContinue reading “Shrimp Scampi Couscous”

Lemon Herb Couscous #sidedish

If you haven’t given Couscous a go yet, you really should. There are two common versions of couscous – Moroccan and Israeli. Moroccan Couscous is the very small – almost granular – version with a yellow hue to it. Israeli Couscous is relatively larger – also called Pearl Couscous – and has a more whiteContinue reading “Lemon Herb Couscous #sidedish”

Rosemary Orange Chicken

Not everyone thinks of citrus as a savory component but it really does make for a beautiful, bright flavor – especially with poultry. Rosemary Orange Chicken is a simple to put together main dish that will be so packed with flavor, you are going to want to savor every bite. The chicken comes out soContinue reading “Rosemary Orange Chicken”

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