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It's Yammy Mammy! Sweet Potato Couscous.
Member Name: GillMN
Advantages: Cheap and quick to make.
Here is a tasty recipe which is suitable for Vegans. It makes generous portions for two. I 'invented' it years ago when I discovered how easy couscous was to cook with.
You will need.
200g approx of couscous.
1 sweet potato.
1 Good sized carrot.
2 sticks of celery.
1 mug of tomato juice or can of chopped tomatoes.
1/2 a can of kidney beans. Drained and rinsed.
2 Tbs of vegetable oil.
Peel and grate the sweet potato and carrots.
Peel and finely slice the onion.
Finely slice the celery.
Put the oil into a large frying pan on a medium heat.
Add the onion, carrot, sweet potato and celery, fry until softened.
Add the couscous, stir in well and cook for a further two minutes.
Add the tomato juice or chopped tomatoes and the kidney beans.
The mixture will absorb the juice, you can either add more juice or boiling water to get the consistency you prefer.
Continue stirring for another few minutes until the beans are warmed through.
It is important that you use pre-cooked beans for this recipe. Uncooked kidney beans are toxic.
Serve with crusty bread for a filling and tasty hot meal.
Alternatively you can put it into a bowl and chill it. Then turn it out onto a plate and serve it with plain yoghourt for a delicious looking and tasting cold salad.
This meal tastes good and is high in vitamins and fairly low in calories.
The sweet potato gives a little extra texture and prevents the mixture being bland.
The preparation of the veg takes about ten minutes maximum, with a further ten to fifteen minutes cooking time.
It is easy to make and you can use veg other than the ones I have suggested. I often put left over veg in and small cauliflower florets go well in it too.
Summary: A warming tasty dish for Vegetarians, Vegans and Omnivores.
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