i haven’t written a meatless monday recipe in a while. i came up with this one by accident.
i love love LOVE fresno peppers. they are so full of flavour and yet mild enough in heat to not overpower most dishes. i also love couscous; it’s simple and easy to make and reheats well, so i will often batch-cook it.
i shared this dish some with a friend this weekend over brunch and she commented on how much she liked it, so i thought i would share the recipe. as i said, i sort of came up with this on accident… but i’m glad i did, as i’ll be sure to make it again in the future!
simple ingredients :
- 1 cup couscous, 1 cup water
- 3 fresno peppers, chopped
- 5-6 mini bell peppers, chopped
- olive oil
this is a very easy recipe to make. simply saute peppers in olive oil until tender then pour in water. bring to a boil and add in couscous. remove from heat, cover and let sit for at least 5 minutes. fluff couscous with a fork and sprinkle in salt and pepper.
i also added in some cumin because i’ve been experimenting with spices… and i really liked it in this dish!
i am truly fascinated by nature. nothing makes me feel more connected than LIFE itself… you know, the being alive part, not the stuff we fill our lives with. food gives me a feeling that is unlike anything else. when i chop up vegetables, i stand in awe for a minute and marvel at what is before me. i am taken aback every single time i cut a cabbage in half. it blows my mind… i always find myself thinking, “BUT WHY?! why do you grow like that?!” …not to mention that stunning colour!
it truly does amaze me that nature has such intricacies about it. romanesco is one of the biggest food wonders, in my opinion. cabbage is a close second. i am also fascinated by swiss chard. sometimes i look at food and think about how similar it is to us, to humans… so many details going on inside and out. my hope is that we can all try to be a little more like food, like nature. be more of the BEING and not just the human.
i hope you enjoy these fotos i took while feeling inspired by this cool, intricate cabbage.
when i flipped it upside down, i thought it kind of represented a face. ;)
are you fascinated by nature?!
don’t you just love “baby” foods!?!?
i love swiss chard for so many reasons! not only is it good for you and high in vitamins like A and C, but it has a mild flavour and is great either raw or cooked. i adore all the colours – they are why i like to call swiss chard “nature’s paintbrush.” :)
happy new year, friends!
in honour of resolutions and commitments to a healthier life and all that jazz… and just because i truly believe in this lifestyle, i want to present a gentle reminder – don’t forget to “eat the rainbow!” as in : plenty of colourful foods, including lots of fruits and vegetables!
some things i’ve been enjoying lately:
– baked purple sweet potato
– roasted cabbage w/ bacon bits
– kaniwa w/ sautéed garlic and onion
– red kuri squash risotto
– slow-cooked smoked ham and green beans
i’m kind of obsessed with this stuff. and it makes an AMAZING risotto!