We took a road trip and went to Atlanta for our winter vacation this year. We almost didn't make the trip with both kids being sick. But then we did and we are so glad we did. The kids recovered quickly and had a lot of fun exploring the new city, and aquariums, science museum and more. The kids even got to play in playground, a luxury for Michiganians. We met with friends and Aswin's old advisor in Athens, GA.
We ate out during the day but it was wonderful to come to the vacation rental and make a home cooked meal for all of us in the evening.
Another highlight was meeting Nupur from One Hot Stove. We went for an afternoon chai to her house and it was wonderful to meet her family. The kids ate all the treats and then played together while we chatted. We went home with beautiful hats for kids and snacks and chocolate for us. Thank you Nupur!
Here is a new recipe for the new year. Israeli couscous with caramelized onions and veggies and has it with baked tilapia fish. I have been experimenting with different grains for Tiny M as he is not longer interested in mushy food. He took a few bites and seemed to like the texture
Here is a how I made the couscous.
1 cup Israeli couscous
1/2 onion - finely chopped
1 garlic clove - finely chopped
1 green chilli
2 curry leaves
1/4 tspoon cumin seeds
1/2 carrot finely chopped
1/2 green pepper - finely chopped
handful of peas
2 tbspoon oil
salt to taste
1/4 tspoon black pepper freshly ground
1/4 tspoon coriander powder
3 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup water
1/4 cucumber - finely chopped
Add the couscous to the veggies and let it cook for another minute till it all mixes well.
Take it off the heat and let it cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add the fresh cucumber and cilantro and mix it and serve hot.
We had ours with baked tilapia. I will post the recipe in the next post.
Have a wonderful year ahead with good food, good friends and good cheer. Happy New Year!