I promised you I was going to prepare that spicy couscous a few days ago . But I have something even better!
My hubby found a recipe with polenta and spinach but I thought I would give it a twist. I read the ingredient list and I didn't have all the items but I didn't let this small detail discourage me from cooking. Did I mention it is raining?.. ..AND I am not feeling adventurous enough to run outside and jump in the puddles of water! Therefore I improvised and used what I had in the pantry.
Plus I have a great helper in the kitchen.
She is also improvising and thinking of adding kiwis into the recipe.
So this is what I prepared: couscous with spinach, roaring fork ratatouille. Sounds intriguing right? I found the recipe in The Best of Simply Colorado Cookbook I purchased several years ago.
Lightly coat large pot with cooking spray. Add onion, garlic and saute until tender (about 5 minutes). Add eggplant, peppers, tomato juice, wine and seasonings; mix well. Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender (about 10-15 minutes). Add zucchini and tomatoes, cover and simmer 10 more minutes or until all vegetables are tender. (Add water as needed.) Serve on a bed of rice. ( I used couscous!)
My version didn't include red wine, bell peppers, nor tomatoes instead I used mushrooms and tomato paste with extra tomato juice.
The couscous, I prepared according to the directions on the box. I also added frozen spinach (I know, you are probably thinking weird! but remember, I am improvising).
Despite the alterations I made with the recipe the stew turned out yummy.
We enjoyed our delicious, healthy and warm meal as we watched the rain fall outside our balcony window.
And what a beautiful view of the roaring waves crashing against the rocks!