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Last night was the first night all year, that Hubster and I both got to come home from school at the same time. He’s working on his final projects for his graduate courses and took a few days off of his extra-curricular jobs (today will be the only other day we have this time). We finally get to enjoy dinner together at a reasonable time… I decided to play around with a new recipe.

Curried Chicken, Cauliflower, Chick Peas with CousCous

Curried Chicken, Cauliflower, Chick Peas with CousCous

Ingredients:
2 c. dry CousCous, 1 Tbs. butter, 2 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 lb. chicken thighs, 1 (16 oz.) bag frozen cauliflower, 1 (15 oz.) can Garbanzo beans, 4 tsp. vegetable bouillon, 1 Tbs. curry powder, 1 Tbs. ground cumin, fresh picked edible violets

Directions:
Cut chicken into chunks. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken until no longer pink, do not drain juices. Add cauliflower, Garbanzo beans, 1/2 the bouillon, curry, cumin and water. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or so. Bring 2 c. water, butter and remaining bouillon to a boil. Remove from heat, stir in CousCous and cover. Let stand 5 minutes then fluff with a fork.

To Serve:
Place 1 c. cooked CousCous on plate, spoon curry mixture on top. Garnish with fresh violets.

Curry is one of my favorite spices to use.

What is your favorite spice to cook with?