1 1/2 tablespoons dried thyme or a small bunch of fresh thyme, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup couscous
Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 and heat up a full kettle of water.
Wash your carrots and remove the green tops. I like the skins on as they add more flavor but you can either peel them or keep their skins on. Put them in a pot.
Cover the carrots with enough boiling water from the kettle so they are completely covered.
On high heat, boil them for 3-4 minutes and drain.
Put the carrots in a large bowl and drizzle over some olive oil and the juice of 1 whole orange. Add the thyme and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Use your hands to gently roll the carrots in the marinade. Make sure they all get covered. Let stand for 2 minutes.
Transfer the carrots and the juices of the marinade to a sheet pan and pop in the oven for 30 minutes.
5 minutes before the carrots are ready to come out of the oven, get your couscous in a medium sized bowl. To it, add a pinch of salt, pepper, and the cumin. Add enough boiling water to cover the couscous. There should be about a centimeter of water above the line of the couscous.
Cover and let stand for 5 minutes, or until water is completely absorbed.
Once it’s done, fluff and mix with a fork.
Serve with carrots and any juices left on the baking sheet.
This is an easy and healthy lunch/dinner/snack. So so delicious!
Put cubed stew meat in a large pot. Add just enough water to cover the meat completely. Season with salt and pepper and chili flakes. Bring to boil, turn down the heat to medium-low, and simmer for about 45-60 mins with the lid partially on, until meat is tender. Turn down the heat if the water over boils.
Add in chopped squash, potatoes, parsnips, and carrots. Add more water if it doesn’t cover all the veggies. Bring to boil, reduce heat to a simmer and let it stew for 30 minutes.
In a small skillet on medium-high heat, saute in some olive oil the diced celery stalk and onion. When they soften, add in the tablespoon of tomato paste and 1/4 cup red wine. Add in the dried herbs. Stir everything together to make a nice mixture.
Add the mixture to the stew and give everything a good stir.