Can’t believe it’s mid-September already!
Geez, i know, i should so get a life. I say the same thing all the timeeeeeeee but but, seriously, where did this year go?!?!
The boys, mother and i just came back from Chiang Mai on Sunday night. We were there for some really thrilling adventures! Ahem, for all 5 days mind you. Mother was such a good sport that she deserves a few big hugs from me but of course, being a tiny bit conservative Chinese, i didn’t give it to her lahhh.. Paiseh ah! Hahaha!
Then, the boys.. oh boy.. they were absolutely unbelievable. All 3 of them, particularly beep, because he was the youngest and he managed to ace them all. So proud i was that i treated them to Magnum Gold on one rainy night during our stay there — usually the boys don’t get to eat ice cream during cold weather. Anyway, more about the trip in the coming weeks. I totally can’t wait to share the stories and photos! :)
What do i have here?
A newly acquainted ingredient in the kitchen. :)
I’m not all that familiar with these healthy food to be honest, namely, couscous, quinoa etc, so whipping this up as dinner sorta made me think twice initially. What if the no one likes it? What if it’s inedible? What if it turns out yucky? Well, you get the drift.. whatifs aplenty! Alas, i thought, hey, i can always pick up the phone and call for delivery!
So, here you go.. my very photogenic dinner ** yup! feeling a tad thick skin today :P **. I’d totally kick myself if i don’t photograph this and blog about it.. though not many tiny humans liked it. HAHA!
Moroccan Meatball with Couscous
- 500g minced lamb
- 2 tsp each chilli powder , ground cumin and ground coriander
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 onion , coarsely grated
- zest 1 orange , then peeled and orange segments chopped
- 250g couscous
- 250ml hot chicken stock
- 2 tsp olive oil
- small bunch coriander , roughly chopped
- In a big bowl, mix the mince, spices, onion and orange zest together really well with your hands. Roll the mixture into about 20 walnut-sized meatballs.
yup, i used Happycall to cook the meatballs. a little healthier imo!
- Put the couscous in a bowl, pour over the hot chicken stock, cover with cling film and leave to stand for 10 mins.
- Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. add the meatballs and fry, turning often, for about 12 mins until browned all over and cooked through.
- Fluff the couscous up with a fork, stir in the chopped orange, coriander and some seasoning. Pile onto plates and serve with the meatballs.
recipe adapted from GoodFood
Will i make this for the family again?
Probably not because they’re really not a fan of couscous. BUT. For the friends, yes. I was totally shocked to see how much they loved my couscous (cooked it on another occasion with a couple of tweaks), they even ‘fought’ for the leftovers! HEEEE! It’s really a pleasure to cook for people who appreciate the food. It makes all the effort worth while! :)