Something to love, something to do

My Blog Everyday in May challenge for today is to share a favourite quote.  The quote I felt was fitting for today is:

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

It seems that this quote, in various forms, has been attributed to everyone from Elvis Presley to Buddha.  My source suggests an Allan K. Chambers as the originator.

This recipe is for my amazing husband, who will always be my ‘someone to love’.  He isn’t a vegetarian, but does eat Quorn at home to keep me company and to make sure we can share our meals together.  This is a hearty and filling dish.

Spicy Quorn and Giant Cous Cous Vegetable Bake (Serves 4)

Quorn and giant cous cous

500g family sized bag of Quorn chicken style pieces
2 tbsp vegetable oil + 1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 red onion
1 red pepper
Half a butternut squash
250g giant cous cous
300 ml stock

1. Allow the Quorn pieces to defrost.

2. When they are at room temperature coat the Quorn pieces in the oil, paprika, cumin and coriander and mix well.  Leave for 30 minutes.  Preheat the oven to 200°C.

3. While the Quorn pieces are marinading, chop the butternut squash into 1 cm cubes and coat half a tablespoon of oil and roast in the oven for 15 minutes.

4.  While the squash is in the oven chop up the red pepper and the red onion.

5. After the 15 minute cooking time, add the pepper, onion and Quorn to the dish and pop back in the oven for a further 10 minutes.

6.  Once the mixture is in the oven, pour the stock over the giant cous cous and allow to rest.

7.  After the 10 minutes cooking time, add the cous cous and any stock that hasn’t soaked in to the oven dish and cook for a further 10 to  15 minutes.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s