It is another fabulous week guys, but first I need to start this post with WHAT HAPPENED TO 2016?
Did you also find this year just swooped by? I barely had time to set up new goals and personal deadlines, not even having to reach it all by the time we hit 2017. I guess that is how life is hey, time ain’t really our friend here on earth.
Got to make it your best life…
To get back to todays recipe, since we are all wondering why we have no time left for that perfect summer body, it is a happy #meatlessmonday and I’m sharing this flavorsome Jeweled Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes.
Perfectly meat free and utterly delicious, this meal of Jeweled Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes are one to try, keep and love. When the talented Di Bibby posted her version with risotto a while ago, I instantly wanted to try stuffing tomatoes. I love tomatoes and for me the natural sweetness of this versatile ingredient gets elevated by stuffing it with jeweled couscous, roasted to perfection.
So, let’s discuss this Jeweled Couscous. Typically from Iranian or Persian cooking, rice as a staple is used all around with the incredibly flavorsome aromas typically found in these types of cuisines. I adapted the recipe from BonAppetit, and used couscous as my starch, rather than rice. (Only because I had couscous on hand…)
Flavors are moulded by using a whole bunch of key ingredients, however, if you find some ingredients out of your reach, you can get away with a cheats version (like mine) for a similar taste and texture explosion. For example, I didn’t have saffron on hand, but used a whole bunch of flavorsome spices in my recipe. You can also add pomegranate seeds to the finish dish, just to add to that royal, jeweled couscous.
Happy Monday fam, and let me know what you think in the comments below!