Well Dined

11Sep/152

Try The World Marrakesh

Well Dined | Moroccan Stew with Couscous

Earlier this week I talked about my Marrakesh box from Try The World, and what I did with the sardines from it.  Now I'd like to tell you what I did with the rest of the items, which was to make this beautiful lamb and couscous dish!

Well Dined | Moroccan Stew with Couscous

First I took cubed lamb and tossed it with some of the kefta rub, then browned it in batches.

11Apr/142

Spiced Cauliflower “Couscous”

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You guys, I am in love... with a recipe.  A recipe for cauliflower that is pretending to be cous cous and filled with herbs, spices, buttery cashews, and plump golden raisins.  It's so good it's stupid.  And easy, did I mention easy?  And low-carb and healthy and gluten-free and vegan and all the things.

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I am desperately trying to move away from grains and starches, but it is so hard when my brain had been programmed to think that dinner is meat, starch, vegetable (in that order in terms of importance).  So anything like this that I can find that satisfies my need to have a starch, without really being one, is awesome.  Oh yeah, and my husband LOVED it.

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I served it as a side to some store-bought kebabs because of the distinctly Middle Eastern flavors.  But I'm wondering if I can use the same technique and change up the flavorings (a la this post) to do some different things.  Speaking of flavorings, this recipe uses a spice blend called za'atar that is super yummy.  You should be able to find some in the spice section of your store, but if not here are two recipes to make your own.

21Aug/130

Shrimp Packets with Mango Salsa

Well Dined | Shrimp Packets with Mango Salsa

Here's a fun summer dish for camping, grilling, or even using the oven (which is what I did).  It's easy, fast, filling, and healthy.

Well Dined | Shrimp Packets with Mango Salsa

Spray a sheet of aluminum foil with cooking spray (I used coconut oil) and raw shrimp, couscous, and a big handful of spinach.  Cook using your method of choice for about 10 minutes - steam will fill the foil packet and cook all the ingredients.

Well Dined | Shrimp Packets with Mango Salsa

Open up the packets and add in a fresh salsa made with avocado, mango, tomato, red onion, and lime juice.  You can eat straight out of the packets, or transfer to a bowl.  Either way, this fresh dish is sure to please the whole family!

15Nov/122

Orange Teriyaki Chicken Kebabs with Couscous

This is a super quick and easy weeknight meal that works any time of year.  Orange zest and juice tie the kebabs and pasta together and the sweet and tangy sauce for the chicken is delicious.  Couscous cooks ridiculously fast, but you could use quinoa instead if you have more time to cook.  You could also add whatever vegetables you like to it to change it up.

2Feb/120

Roasted Salmon with Grapefruit


In trying to stick to my resolution to cook more salmon I was looking for something a little different and fun. To my surprise, I stumbled across two different recipes involving salmon and grapefruit. "Is that a thing?" I wondered, "A common pairing?" I had never thought of it before. I decided to take elements from both recipes to make one complete meal.