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Monday, March 14, 2011

mangia mondays 1: moroccan couscous

hello, friends
& welcome to the first ever

mangia monday!

i'm so excited to be hosting this blog hop with
lisa from shine your light!

this week,
i'll be doing a moroccan meal series:
moroccan couscous
garlic naan
lamb tagine
& moroccan orange cake
so please come back & check out the recipes!

moroccan couscous

1 1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1 Tbs olive oil
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 bell pepper, cut into 1/2" pieces
2 zucchini's, halved lengthwise & cut into 3/4" pieces
1 tsp salt
zest of 1 orange
14.5 oz can garbanzo beans, drained
1 1/2 C chicken broth
1/2 C orange juice
1 1/2 C couscous
(i used israeli)

1. place a large pot over medium-high heat. stir in all the spices and toast until fragrant, 2-3 minutes. stir in oil & onion; cook until softened. add bell pepper & zucchini; cook 5 minutes. stir in salt, orange zest, and garbanzos.

2. pour in chicken broth & orange juice; turn heat to high & bring to a boil. when mixture is boiling, stir in couscous & remove from heat. cover & let stand 5 minutes, until couscous is cooked.

3. fluff with a fork & serve.

this couscous is so good!
the big chunks of vegetables make it a wonderful, healthy side dish
while the spices take the flavor up a notch.
the hubs will tell you that it's even good cold!

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  1. kristin, thanks for the invite! great blog, very pretty! :)

  2. Thanks for inviting me over! Your blog is so bright and fun:)

    The Farm Girl

  3. Your couscous looks like something my family would love.New to your site- love those cherry coconut cupcakes. Gonna go check out your recipes. Thanks for the invite!

  4. Wow, I can't wait for the rest of your recipes this week, they look wonderful, especially that garlic Naan. I'm making a Middle-Eastern meal for my dad for his birthday and I think this would be the perfect menu!
    Thanks for inviting me to your blog hop.

  5. So, just to be clear, there doesn't seem to be a theme to Mangia Mondays, is that right?

  6. correct! we just want to get a bunch of recipes & food posts together to inspire our palettes! an on-line buffet! :) we want to offer something for everyone!

    thanks to everyone who has linked up so far! lisa & i are really excited about this new blog hop!

    @mickey - the couscous is really delicious & very simple to prepare! thanks for checking out my blog!

    @michele - the naan is awesome! if i made it every day, my husband would be a happy camper! i made the entire meal for my mother-in-law's birthday last year & she loved it so much she requested it again this year. i can't wait for you to see the rest of the menu!

  7. Thanks for hosting! I can't wait for the garlic naan post, yum!

  8. Kristen,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog & inviting me to Mangia Mondays!! I'm now following you on Twitter & look forward to browsing through these yummy recipes!

    I'm sharing my Kid Approved Mexican Omelette today & I also discuss the advantages of using farm fresh eggs. Hoping to meet a few new bloggers today :)

    Denise @ Creative Kitchen

  9. Thanks for inviting me - added your party button to my Linky Party page, also your newest follower. Thanks!

  10. Hey! I wanted to let you know that I'm featuring your couscous today. Thanks so much for sharing it. I'd love for you to stop by if you get a chance.