Great Side Dish – One Pot Sweet Potato Couscous

I have a subscription to Best Health magazine. There are usually some great recipes within the pages of the magazine. I decided to try the Quick Fixes recipe for One-Pot Sweet-Potato Couscous for New Years Eve dinner from the January/February 2010 issue.

I toasted 1/3 cup of pecans instead of walnuts in a non-stick pot over medium heat for 5 mins. Set them aside and added some coconut oil to the pot before adding 1/2 of an onion, diced w/ enough cinnamon to substitue for a cinnamon stick. I stired for 2 mins then added 2 sweet potatoes that were peeled and cubed. Then I added 2 cups of organic chicken broth and brought to a boil. I covered, reduced heat to simmer and waited 8-10 mins before checking the sweet potatoes w/ a fork to see if they were tender. Returned to boil and added  a handful of green beans that were cut in thirds. 5 mins later I stired in a box of couscous and 1/3 cup of raisins. Took the pot off the heat and let sit for 5 mins. Sprinkled the pecans on top and served w/ lamb shanks!

I didn’t use feta cheese as part of the recipe because I have to limit my dairy intake.

It turned out so well and I have lots of leftovers for the rest of the week. It’s supposed to serve 6!

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