I make my own stocks from scratch with natural meat bones and organic vegetables, and dairy products like cream and butter from local raw milk to use in my recipes. I love eating soaked lentils and fermented grains in simple dishes that keep the focus on the ingredients without covering them up. I do have a wicked sweet tooth, though, which is quite evident from the recipes I share.
I’ve decided to share a great summer dish full of sweet flavors. The Mediterranean couscous is thick and hearty, but soft when it absorbs the hot orange juice. And the dried fruits are a different way of enjoying summer harvests. In mine, I used dried apples, pineapple, tart cherries, and bananas. It’s a versatile way to your individual favorite fruits, as well as a healthier grain to pair with tasty dishes. This is a great side dish for a light lunch or even a hearty summer dinner. Enjoy!
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup French couscous
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 cup dried fruits, chopped
- 2 tbsp hulled pistachios
- In a small pan, bring the orange juice and water to a boil.
- Place the couscous in a large bowl and pour the boiling liquid on top and cover with plastic wrap.
- After ten minutes remove the wrap and mix in the salt, dried fruits, and pistachios. May be served warm or chilled.
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