I am always on the search for healthy and delicious meals because I love delicious foods (like BBQ, Mexican… basically not healthy) and hubby loves healthy foods and I struggle for those two to go together (probably should blog about changing my mindset to see healthy food as delicious too… maybe, one day). Well, last night we got home from being away on vacation for two weeks, where I got to eat all my favorite foods that lets just say were definitely not healthy options, and needed to cook dinner. Remember: 2 week vacation equals probably no groceries in the house at all. I had some fresh broccoli that was still good, random. So I ended up creating this lovely, healthy, delicious, easy creation!
Disclaimer: When I create dishes I sometimes doubt they will turn out ok and do not think about remaking it later, so I don’t really measure out ingredients that great, sorry.
- 2 cups Pearled Couscous cooked according to package
- 2/3 cup dry white wine
- 1 stick butter (1 cup?)
- 1-2 TBS minced garlic
- 1-2 TBS herb seasoning
- 1 TBS onion powder
- Fresh Broccoli
- 1 can Garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
- 1/2 -1 cup water
- Make Couscous according to package. (boil water with salt and oil, add couscous and let simmer for 8-10 minutes).
- Heat wine and let reduce some.
- Add 1 stick butter, 1-2 tbs chopped/minced garlic, ~1 tbs basic herb seasoning, ~1 tbs onion powder and let butter melt.
- Add 2 big helpings (means put as much as you feel you need, I used about 3-4 big handfuls) of fresh broccoli and 1 can drained rinsed garbanzo beans.
- Sauté till broccoli is cooked well.
- Add 1/2 cup-1 cup water and let simmer till reduced.
- Mix with couscous and serve.
You can add some lemon, I didn’t but it would have added great flavor. Add in cooked chicken or serve as a side dish. Could add cheese (thinking parmesan), but I hate all white cheeses so I do not cook with them. I used all organic ingredients (actually I am not sure the wine or garlic was organic though). Again, I do not measure well when I am cooking, remember to taste a little here and there for your own taste buds. Also, when pouring the wine, leave about a cup or two to drink while cooking and/or while enjoying the meal, not necessary, but is it ever? Enjoy!