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Mediterranean Couscous and Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes

In Main dish on June 24, 2010 at 9:40 pm

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I have recently developed a mild love affair with Mediterranean food.  I happily could live off babaganoosh and pita bread.  Like any true love, it can be costly, and I have found myself eating out at Phoenicians and BFS Restaurant at least once a week.  As such, I felt that it was time I invested in a Mediterranean cookbook, which is how I ended up with The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen.  I expect that this cookbook will make its way into the regular rotation.

My first meal made from this book was Zucchini-Lemon Couscous (p. 101) served with Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes with Mediterranean Herbs (p. 157).  The light bite of the lemon and the powerful flavor of the seasoning on the tomatoes really complimented each other.  Also, the couscous is a very dry dish and it goes very well with the juicy cherry tomatoes, which burst in your mouth on the first bite.

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Vegan Moussaka

In Main dish, Not As Easy on June 22, 2010 at 9:40 pm

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My Monday night supper was not exactly a quick meal but it was absolutely worth putting off dinner until 8:00.  It was a really fun meal to cook!

I cooked vegan moussaka, which really hit the spot.  Every bite of eggplant was better than the next.  The Italian spice definitely made this recipe, which I found on www.ethnicvegan.com.  The only variation that I made was that I used rice cheese instead of soy.

I served it with hummus and pita bread.

I highly recommend cruising over the Ethnic Vegan and checking out this recipe!  Superb!