Thursday, April 07, 2011

Moroccan Stew


Last night’s blog post was pre-empted by getting home a bit late and wanting to be in bed by midnight.  I didn’t get to bed on time but I sure tried!

Yesterday’s green smoothie took a turn to the chocolate side thanks to this soy milk I found hiding in my fridge.


In the KA: whole frozen banana, 3 big handfuls baby spinach, 1/4 cup whole oats, flax meal, Amazing Grass, chocolate soy milk.  Deeeelish.


For lunch I switched it up from the bigass salad.  Instead I made a turkey sammich!


On Squirrelly toast with olive oil mayo, Dijon, tomatoes and baby lettuce.  Veggies on the side.


And of course a side of cute doggie. :)


Dinner came from last month’s issue of Chatelaine


I always flip through any magazines I have laying around when I’m putting together my weekly meal plans to see if there is anything I want to make.  This Moroccan Vegetable Stew caught my eye and even though I don’t own a slow cooker anymore I figured I’d give it a go anyway.


Butternut squash, sweet potato, and dried apricots all in one pot?  Well OK!!!


Swimming around with the tomatoes, spices and chick peas…


Instead of simmering all day in a crock pot, I just simmered it over the lowest heat on the stovetop until the squash started to get tender….about an hour or so.  Then turned off the heat and let stand for a couple of hours.  When dinner time arrived I returned it to a medium-low heat, added the chickpeas and apricots and let simmer for about 20 minutes.


Seemed to work quite well!  I would add more cumin next time, but that’s just me.  The apricots were definitely the star of the stew.  And I had intended to serve it with couscous but I was in a crazy hurry and didn’t have time.

The rest of the evening was spent hanging out with Bachelor #3.  We can call him Rob now (and Rob if you are reading this…surprise! haha) as we’ve comfortably landed in the friend zone now. :)


He convinced me to watch Big Bang Theory (which I pretty much love now) so I forced him to watch one of my faves…True Blood.  He got through Season One so we decided to watch Season Two together.  I’m on a mission to convert the whole world to Team Eric…mwahahaha.

We had beers, popcorn, strawberries and three episodes of over-the-top vampirey goodness before calling it a night.  Nothing like a midnight walk with the doggie to finish the night.  zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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Teeg said...

oh yes I am totally Team Eric. Cant wait for season three!!!

Conny Mc said...

These men are dorks for not trying to sweep you off your pretty you are AND an amazing cook..wish I had a handsome male(wealthy) friend to send your way!!

Conny Mc said...

Oh and PS that recipe looks delish...adding the ingrediants to my grocery list.

JavaChick said...

I love Big Bang Theory! I never made it through the first season of True Blood. Not sure why. One of these days I'll probably give it another go.