Couscous Savories

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We are always trying to find new ways to make favorite things in the kitchen, and when we find a really yummy one, we share it with you. This recipe is really easy and super tasty. Enjoy!

3/4 cup couscous
1 cup all-fashioned oats
1 tomato, seeded and cut in chunks
1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced
1 raw potato, peeled and cut in chunks
1/2 cup walnuts (raw)
1/4 cup water
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 red onion, peeled and sliced
3 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
Salt to taste
1/2 cup sweet red pepper strips
1/2 cup sweet green pepper strips
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1/2 tsp. spearmint
1 1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

Put 3/4 cups water in a pot, when it starts boiling, drop in the couscous and let sit.
In a bowl, put the oats and cover it with water (about 1/2 cup water) and let it rest for about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, process the walnuts, tomato, potato, carrot, onion, and the peppers into a smooth paste.
Scrape into a  bowl large enough to contain all the mixture when you add the rest of the ingredients. Incorporate the couscous and the oats, as well as the seasonings and the oil.
Take portions of the mixture and drop them by large spoonfuls into a walled cookie sheet barely painted with olive oil.
Bake at 400º F and when around 18 minutes have gone by, check them and turn them over. Continue baking until golden brown.
Once baked, drop them into your favorite sauce and let the patties absorb some of the moisture of the sauce, so that they become tender and juicy.

Serve as a sidekick of any dish!

Yield: Depends upon the size you make them

You can also crumble them and drop them into sauce or into a sofrito. You can smother them in your favorite gravy or chop them into your favorite scramble!

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Oriental Style Crumbles

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Using mandarin rind to flavor dishes is one of the savory secrets of the flavorful Oriental way of cooking.
These patties have a delicious taste and you have to really stop to find the mandarin, because it blends so well with the seasonings lending them a scrumptious flavor!

1 crusty whole grain great grated (put in a bowl and add a little bit of water and let it rest till mushy)
2 Tbsp. wheat germ
1  1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 Tbsp. all purpose flour
1/4 cup walnuts
1 tomato
1/4 cup tangerine rind
1 medium potato, peeled and cubed
1 carrot, peeled and sliced
1 celery stalk, sliced
1/2 cup red onion chopped
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 cup sweet red pepper, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup sweet green pepper, seeded and chopped
2 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup water

Place the walnuts, the tomato, the potato, the onion, the celery, the carrot and the peppers with 1/2 cup water in a blender or food processor and process till smooth.
Scrape into the bowl were you have the soft bread. combine well, add the rest of the ingredients and mix will thoroughly incorporated. Form patties with a large spoon and drop onto cooking sheet.

Bake at 400 ºF in a non-stick walled cookie sheet until the edges of the patties are golden brown, then you flip them and you bake them on the other side.
When done, let cool and then cut coarsely into bits and drop them into your favorite prepared spaghetti-style tomato sauce. Let the pieces simmer in the sauce until they have absorbed part of the liquid and are juicy and plump. Serve as a side dish to round up your next meal!

Yield: Approx. 19 medium-sized patties, more if you make them smaller, less if you make them larger.

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