Thursday, March 13, 2008

Couscous with a vegetable-chicken sauce

If you're bored of eating rice, couscous is a great alternative. Just make the couscous out of the box and eat it with this nutritious sauce.

Here's the recipe for the sauce:

- 2 or 3 chicken breast cutlets, sliced or chopped into cubes
-1 large onion, cut the onion in half vertically, then lay each half on the cutting board and slice it into thin strips vertically as well.
-1 medium sized green zucchini, copped into half circles
-1 medium sized yellow zucchini, chopped into half circles
-1 medium carrot, cut it in a way that's easy to eat like thin strips
-1/2 can of garbanzo beans/chickpeas, I like the goya brand
-salt and pepper
-1/2 can tomato sauce
-curry powder
-some oil

-Heat oil in pot then add chicken, when chicken turns from pink to white add the onions, salt and pepper, and cook until the chicken is slightly browned.
-add veggies and cook for a couple of minutes, then add tomato sauce, curry powder (to taste), and the beans... and add about 1/2 cup of water...
-Bring it to a boil, then let everything cook on low heat for about 20 minutes or so.. stirring it every now and then so it doesn't stick

when all the veggies are cooked through, you are done!

enjoy with the prepared couscous... :)

When I made this it was enough for my husband and I, we also had some left overs that came in handy for lunch the next day.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Delicious Okra (bamia) with white rice

This is one of my favorite recipes and it's one of the easiest. I won't tell you how to make the rice but here's the Okra recipe:

1 bag frozen okra, thawed (preferably the one sold in the Arab stores because the okra is smaller and tastier)
1 large can of petite diced tomatoes
2 garlic cloves, sliced
3 tablespoons of olive oil
salt to taste
1 chopped green bell pepper (big pieces)

-heat oven to 375
-Combine: Okra, olive oil, salt, tomatoes, peppers, and garlic in an oven safe pan.
-Bake for about an hour and a half, until everything is cooked through...
-Enjoy with some white rice and then make dua for me! hehe :)