Healthy Vegetarian Main-Dish or Side Dish: Couscous-Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Two of my favorite ingredients are acorn squash and Israeli couscous. For those of you who haven’t tried Israeli couscous, it is a small pearl grain made of wheat flour twice the diameter of regular couscous. You can find it in the grocery stores where couscous and rice are sold. In this vegetarian main-dish or side dish, the couscous is flavored with lemon zest, olive oil and red pepper flakes and stuffed in a roasted acorn squash brushed with honey. This healthy dish is as pretty as it is delicious and very filling.

Easy Vegetarian One Dish Meal: Vegetarian Paella

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Thursday night I will be teaching a “Paella” cooking class preparing this dish: Vegetarian Paella. I will also be preparing Chicken Sun-dried Tomato Paella and Seafood Paella atĀ Birmingham Bake and Cook in Inverness, Alabama at 6:30 p.m. Using a paella pan works great, but you can also use any large nonstick skillet. This paella recipe is really simple, fresh, economical and delicious. Feel free to add fish or chicken if you wish. This recipe has been adaptedĀ from the book“Paella Paella”.