Antipasti Jewelled Couscous

  Fluffy couscous salad, studded with rich antipasti and pistachios (if you can tolerate them) is a wonderful, wonderful thing. But it seriously has to be fluffy, there is nothing more disappointing than stodgy, clergy, water laden couscous! You may be wondering about the sudden introduction of nuts on my site – well Little S…

Tapenade couscous salad

I’ve had a recent hankering for all things olive – I developed a taste for olives only in my mid-twenties and it was definitely a slow burner – starting off with eating one off a pizza to a nibble now and then. Now I sometimes just really want an olive or two! This salad is delightfully…

Moroccan Couscous

I’m trying to challenge myself. Some of my least favourite pulses are chickpeas and I’m mostly not more than luke-warm about any squash or pumpkin. So this recipe is a bit of a ‘leap of faith’ for me. In using flavours (Harissa) and textures (couscous and roasted onions) that I like in the dish, I was hoping…

Roasted Vegetables and Couscous with Harissa

We spent the other weekend camping. As a rule I’m not exactly the keenest camper. I find it not very relaxing, well, quite a trial if the weather is at all bad and we just don’t have all the necessary kit, everything is usually damp etc.  This time however was a joy, a shady site…

Jewelled Couscous

I keep on admiring the beautiful pomegranates in the shops – they look so tempting with the expectation of those beautiful little rubies inside. So, I’ve been thinking of a way to use these little jewels in an exciting way. This jewelled couscous is colourful, tasty, and a great way to make a statement. Ideal…

Gorgeous Fluffy Green Couscous

This recipe is a bit of an amalgamation between Yotam Ottolenghi‘s Green Couscous and my Guaranteed Fluffy Couscous Salad. I think the mix works perfectly, with the slight tang from my ‘basic’ couscous enhancing the herby, nutty edge given by Yotam’s recipe. This couscous is wonderful as a salad or a side dish – if…

Roasted Tomato Sauce with Roasted Vegetables and Herby Couscous

This sauce is blinding! Packed full of sweet roasted tomato flavour, it adds to many a dish. Think pasta, pizza etc. I Particularly like it served with roasted vegetables and herby couscous – a super delicious healthy supper (add chicken, halloumi or tofu depending on your taste) Roasted Tomato Sauce 1 pack of ripe tomatoes…