Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Fruit and Almond Couscous

Our Website

 Fruit and Almond Couscous

OK, by this point you've probably eaten enough chocolate—especially in the form of bunnies and eggs—to last for at least a week, so today we're delving into the non-chocolate desserts. This simple couscous dish, from VN contributor Kathy Hunt, is so easy that it can hardly be called cooking. But wait, there's more. It's also incredibly delicious, so anyone you serve it to will think of you as a culinary wunderkind. That's what we call a win-win.
Serves 4
What You Need:

1 cup + 2 tablespoons water
1 cup couscous
1/3 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup dates, chopped
1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped
1 tablespoon non-hydrogenated margarine
1/4 cup almonds, toasted and roughly chopped
1/4 cup maple syrup
Cinnamon for dusting

What You Do:

1. In a medium saucepan, boil the water. Add the couscous, raisins, dates, and apricots. Cover the saucepan and remove from heat. Let stand for 10 minutes.

2. In a large bowl, combine cooked couscous and margarine. Rake your fingers through the couscous, loosening the grains and incorporating the margarine with the fruit.

3. Pour in the maple syrup and gently stir. Add the toasted almonds and blend again. Dust the top with cinnamon and serve.
More Food News!
Brand-New Blog: Savvy Abby
What's Cooking on Bitchtastic Brownies
Café VegNews: Guest Chef Chas Chiodo
This Week's Must-Have: Taylor's Tonics Natural Sodas
News: Expo West Best of Show Winners 2010
Featurette: Vegan on a Budget
This Week's Giveaway: Moby's New Book, Gristle
This Just In: A Brand New Apple
VegNews Store: January+February 2010 for Just $4!

No comments: