Thursday, January 24, 2008

For you, my Starbucks Partners who like to eat

Yesterday, I shared some food with my co-workers. Hey guys, if you are reading this, here are the recipes.

Couscous

Pour a box of Near East couscous into boiling water with 1 teaspoon black pepper and a 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover the pot and pull off the heat, and let the couscous sit for five minutes. Fluff with a fork. Squeeze the juice of one lemon into the couscous, fluff again to mix. In a garlic press, press 3 cloves of garlic into it, and swirl about a 1/8 cup of olive oil. Mix it all in. Chop two medium tomatoes, put it in with a dash of salt and pepper. Mix about 1/4 cup of black olive tapenade--I use store bought from Sam's Club. Mix it in with a fork and fluff. This is also really good with tuna mixed in.

Sweet Potato Curry

Peel two medium sweet potatoes and chop. Saute them in 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a medium pan over high heat. Let them brown a little. Add 1 cup chopped yellow onion and 1 cup fresh green beans, snapped. Cook until the potatoes are almost mushy. Add 2 Tablespoons garam masala or curry powder. Add one large can of diced tomatoes (I like Muir's Organic fire-roasted diced tomatoes). This is also good with a pound of ground browned turkey, if you like some protein. Also, salt and pepper this to taste. This tastes good with couscous, too.

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