Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Moroccan-style Cabbage Rolls + Saffron Couscous



























This dish is what I made for my last big hurrah dinner the night before class started. A last supper, if you will. Wine was poured, scotch was drank, friends came over, inappropriate jokes were made. You know, the usual stuff.

Growing up eating a lot of Lebanese food, this recipe incorporates many of those flavors I learned from my grandmother (whose grandfather is actually Moroccan!). I'd recommend making this on a Sunday so you can reserve lots of leftovers for those weeknights when you don't have time to cook. There's about an hour of prep, and an hour in the oven, so plan accordingly. Here is the video I followed to make the saffron couscous, adding a can of chick peas at the end. I'd love to cook with that guy one day! Enjoy!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Spinach Orange Applesauce Muffins

























Sleeping in on Saturdays, brunch with friends, trashy TV marathons, cooking actual meals that require more than 3 minutes of prep, and generally not having a care in the world. These are all things I will miss after this Thursday when school starts back up again and Accounting and Management Decision Analysis take over my life. Perhaps I will learn how to create decision trees that help me determine which Swedish butter will most enhance my French baguette. Probably not. In the mean time, here is a fantastic creation I came up with this weekend, using many ingredients from my produce co-op. Google it, I dare you. You won't find another recipe like this. I talk big, I know, but really, they're great!