young and hungry
A couple of years ago, I started watching Dave Lieberman on The Food Network. He had an interesting take on cooking- in that he was mainly cooking for himself and a couple of friends, or he was planning something simple like a small party or picnic. Anyway, he was casual in his approach to cooking and seemed like a nice Boston boy to learn from.
Once a week, I take my boys to our amazing library. It’s new and filled with only the most popular books in every category- so no searching through 1500 travel books when there are just 40 to choose from. It’s like being in a great book store. I am getting off track…
Yesterday, I decided to flip through cookbooks while the boys were playing, and found Dave Lieberman’s Young & Hungry cookbook. Today I made his Curried Couscous Salad with Dried Sweet Cranberries. I made it with my 3 year old and we had a lot of fun- such an easy side dish to prepare and it makes a LOT. I read some of the reviews and there are some good ideas in there of variation ideas which I will try again next time although I like the dish as is.
Speaking of couscous, I used 2 small boxes of couscous for this recipe, but usually I buy Israeli couscous (or pearls) at Whole Foods. When we make plain couscous, we still are huge fans of Lake Shore Drive Seasoning- which you can read about here.