Thursday, April 07, 2011

Moroccan Stew

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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.

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

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

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

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And of course a side of cute doggie. :)

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Dinner came from last month’s issue of Chatelaine

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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.

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

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Swimming around with the tomatoes, spices and chick peas…

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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.

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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. :)

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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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4 comments:

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 feet...how 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.