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This blog started out as a way for me to display and sell my handmade jewelry creations. I have set up shop on, where my shop name is "Dreamin of Beadin". The link to my Etsy store is located on the right hand side of this page. Please check me out!! If jewelry's not your thing, then check out the site anyway ~ there are plenty of talented artists selling lots of cool things there. For your reading pleasure, this blog will serve as a sneak peek into what's going on "behind the scenes" in my world. I love to cook, so there will be plenty of recipes, as well as product reviews and the occasional product giveaway (woo hoo!) I also love to take pictures of anything and everything, and I just bought a new camera, so there will be plenty of photos. And I like wine too, so things could get pretty interesting . . . Thank you for your support of me, Etsy and "all things handmade" :)


Here's the Dish: Spiced Couscous

If you're feeling a little adventurous this Thanksgiving, and are tired of the usual suspects on the dinner table, then give this tasty dish a try. It has an interesting mix of sweet and savory flavors that explode in your mouth. You can use rice, couscous, or whatever grain you fancy for this one. I like to use the "Harvest Grains Blend" from Trader Joe's. It is a blend of couscous, orzo, baby garbanzo beans and red quinoa. As you can see in the photo, it's a colorful dish, too.
Spiced Couscous
Half of a 16 oz package of Harvest Grains Blend, or 2/3 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 1/4 c. water (if using the rice; otherwise follow directions on package of Harvest Grains
3/4 c. chopped sweet onion
1 1/2 t. olive oil
1 1/2 t. honey
3/4 c. reduced sodium chicken broth
1/4 c. golden raisins
1 tsp. curry powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 c. chopped sweet red pepper (or orange, or yellow!)
1. In a large saucepan, bring rice or couscous and water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 14-16 mins or until tender. (If using the Harvest Blend, boil 1 3/4 water or chicken broth to a boil - I like to use half water and half broth, for extra flavor. Add 1 T. butter and stir in 1 1/4 c. of the Harvest Blend. Bring back to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 mins.)
2. While rice is simmering, saute onion in oil for 1 minute. Stir in honey and cook two minutes longer. Stir in the broth, raisins, curry, salt, cumin and cinnamon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for five minutes. Stir in red pepper and rice until well blended. Cook two minutes longer or until rice is heated through.


Kacies Kreations said...

Double yum! I love all the ingredients and I love Trader Joes.

jacjewelry said...

Mmm looks good! Can't go wrong with Trader Joe's.