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Mo-Rockin' Monday Special
Courtesy of epicurious
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 Min.
Cook Time: 11 Min.
What you need:
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+ 1 (10-oz.) box quick couscous
+ 1 Tbsp. olive oil
+ 1/2 onion, peeled and minced
+ 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
+ 1 (12-oz.) package ground veggie soy crumbles
+ 1/2 tsp. chili powder
+ 1/2 tsp. salt
+ 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
+ 1/4 tsp. cumin
+ 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
+ 1/4 tsp. ground cloves (optional)
+ 2 c. shredded carrots
+ 1 can chickpeas, drained
+ 1 c. chopped dried apricots, or dates or golden raisins
+ 1 (5-oz.) bag baby spinach
+ about 8 romaine lettuce leaves,
for serving
What to do:
1. Prepare couscous according to directions on box. Fluff with fork, cover, and set aside.
2. In a large skillet warm the olive oil over moderate heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté until soft, about 3 minutes. Add veggie crumbles and heat until warmed, about 3 minutes. Add chili powder, salt, cinnamon, cumin, ground ginger, and ground cloves and thoroughly combine. Add carrots, chickpeas, and dried fruit to skillet and stir until warmed through, about 5 minutes.
3. Put into large bowl and add couscous and spinach. Serve with romaine leaves for scooping and eating the Mo-Rockin' meal!

From The 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook
Recipe Provided by Lily Vinch, Age 8
All Food Photography by Jeff Elkins of Jeff Elkins Photography for Epicurious
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Nutritional information:
Calories: 393;   Total Fat: 15g;   Total Carbs: 43g;   Protein: 15g;