with a kick of cinnamon

Decided to try a new recipe tonight, mixed with an old favourite. Well, it’s technically not that old. Yet after you’d made a recipe at least half a dozen times, it becomes an old favourite.

Both recipes came from two of my favourite people; our resident Zombie first got me started on “chick pea patties” and my friend Fearless sent me the recipe for Israeli Couscous.

The thing I enjoy most about cooking from a recipe is changing it up a bit. I guess this only comes with experience, and knowing what spices will work well together and what your particular palette enjoys most.

Here’s the couscous mixed with chickpeas, almonds, cranberries, tomatoes, cumin, coriander and cinnamon. This recipe is all in the cinnamon, oh and the lemon. Next time I need to add one more tomato.

Same ingredients but I added some basmati rice to this half instead of couscous. Very tasty still.

I had too many pots cooking at once, my documenting of the falafel fell by the wayside. Next time. Doesn’t look that appetizing, but I promise, it is. I love biting into falafel with a bit of tzatiki and having it crumble in your mouth.

This made me think about the old Food Porn blog that some of us used to write for. I can’t commit to another blog at the moment, but I do miss sharing recipes. I don’t normally eat dessert, but I’m think I’d like a new one to test out. If you have a suggestion, do leave it in the comments.

What did you have for dinner tonight?

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5 responses to “with a kick of cinnamon

  1. f

    Glad you like the recipe, everything on your plate looks delish! Have to try that falafel recipe.

    I had Navajo Tacos for dinner – Indian Frybread covered in refried beans, cheese, tomatoes, onions and lettuce – YUM!

  2. Definitely should. I’m still trying to perfect the frying of the falafel. I think I might try baking them next time.

    If I were to have the couscous cold, I wouldn’t put the cinnamon in, and add some feta. It’s nice when recipes can be that flexible.

    That sounds delicious too! Haven’t had tacos in forever. Should fix that.

  3. That all looks so scrumptious! I have not made falafels since you were here. Maybe this week when the Spousal Unit is away, I will treat myself to a batch. I’ve yet to try baking them though, do they bake well? They do have a tendency to absorb a lot of oil in the frying process.

    I had ribs, garlic toast, wax beans, and greek salad for dinner. A rib rib-sticker (no pun intended) of a meal.

    I can’t think of a dessert recipe to suggest, as I don’t normally eat it either. A handful of chocolate chips out of the bag, perhaps?

  4. Do not blog hungry. That looks SOOO good. I’m having curried moose. Still 3 hours to go…

  5. Barb: It was, and lots of leftovers for lunch this week! I was going to suggest we make them when you’re here next week, but I have my heart set on baked brie now. ;) Next time!

    Ha!! I’ve been known to do that from time to time. Glad I’m not the only one.

    John: Or grocery shop hungry. It was really good, definitely a recipe I will make again. How did your curried moose turn out?

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