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Cous Cous for a Sweet New Year

New Year Couscous

cups of whole wheat Israeli couscous

1 cup orange juice

2 1/4 cups water

4 teaspoons light olive oil

½ cup slivered almonds

¾ cup craisins

Green leaves of mint or basil for garnish

Bring water and orange juice to a boil. Add couscous, stir and simmer for 8 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Remove couscous to a bowl and allow to cool to room temperature. Add oil, almonds and craisins. Stir well and garnish.

Recipe: Middle Eastern Couscous and Tomato Salad

3 cups of middle eastern couscous

1 bunch of fresh curly parsley, chopped

2 large beefsteak or other juicy tomatoes, chopped.

1 small-medium red or sweet onion, chopped

3 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil

Salt & pepper to taste

Boil 3 1/4 cups of water. Add couscous and lower heat. Cover pot and simmer about 8 minutes. Taste to see if done and continue cooking if too hard. Remove from heat and put in bowl to cool. Add balance of ingredients, stir and chill. Enjoy!

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