Hi there! I don’t know about you, but I’m loving this time change. I woke up this morning and actually had sunlight!! Makes starting your work days a bit more bearable, don’t you think?
I have a delightful recipe to share from Real Simple magazine! As a gift for the past few Christmases,
Santa my mom renews my subscription to Real Simple (my mom still goes with the whole Santa thing..gotta love her for it!). I like Real Simple since it covers not only food but home improvement, cleaning, fashion, etc. Each month they feature a certain food with 10 ideas to prepare it. I ripped out the one for September featuring broccoli.
There were many great ideas, but the curried broccoli couscous caught my eye. Reminds me of the moroccan style stuffed acorn squash I made a while back.
This recipe took minutes, I’m telling ya’ minutes, to throw together. Although couscous isn’t the most superior of the grains, it provides about 6 grams protein and 2 grams fiber per 1/4 cup.
Curried Broccoli Couscous adapted from Real Simple Magazine
- 1 ½ cups broccoli
- 1-2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 can (drained and rinsed) canned chickpeas
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup golden raisins
- 1 teaspoon curry powder (I added 2, like a bit more spice )
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¾ cup couscous
Cook broccoli in olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat, tossing, until tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
Add chickpeas, water, golden raisins, curry powder, and kosher salt. Bring to a boil.
Stir in couscous…
Cover, remove from heat, and let steam 5 minutes.
Fluff with fork and serve.
This recipe was excellent! I always enjoy combining savory and sweet flavors.
I loved the slight hint of curry powder. The powder adds depth to an otherwise light tasting dish.
Sweet, spicy, and delicious!
I packed the rest up for my lunches for the week! Don’t you love pre-planning!
Other Swanky Scoop:
I thought I’d give you a peek into my spare bathroom that I recently redecorated. Sorry, I don’t have a before picture. Try to imagine…I had brown accents (shower curtain, rugs, towels, etc.) which I felt gave it too dark of a feel. With a few simple changes, I was able to completely transform the bathroom!
The first change I made was swapping out the shower curtain. I found this cute one on sale at West Elm.
I also bought this adorable print and frame at Michaels.
I then rearranged some things I already had. I love how the simple colors seem to tie together the room.
I use mason jars for about everything in my house! I thought they’d be perfect for must-have bathroom needs like q-tips and cotton balls. Mason jars are inexpensive and give a fun vintage look to any room.
Off to catch up on some Hunger Games reading! Thanks for reading!
What is your favorite magazine for recipes? Do you enjoy redecorating?