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Moroccan Vegetable Stew with Couscous

I have to say.  I wasn’t all too sure when I saw a recipe calling for cinnamon in a stew but, oh my word, this one keeps that spoon just repeatedly hitting that bowl.  Different in an incredibly scrumptious kind of way!


1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 medium Zucchini, coarsely chopped

1 medium Onion, chopped

1 large Carrot, chopped

1 tablespoon Minced Garlic

5 Roma/Plum Tomatoes, diced

2 tbsp Tomato Puree (may sub fresh tomatoes and puree for one can stewed diced tomatoes with liquid)

2 cans Organic Chickpeas (or roughly 2 ½ cups prepared chickpeas)

1 cup Organic Vegetable Broth

1 ½ tsp Ground Ginger

1 ½ tsp Ground Cumin

¾ tsp Ground Coriander

½ tsp Sea Salt

¼ tsp Ground Cinnamon

¼ tsp Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

For the Couscous:

1 ½ cups Vegetable Broth

1 cup Couscous


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add zucchini, onion, carrot and garlic; cook 5 minutes.

Stir in 1 cup broth, ginger, cumin, coriander, salt, cinnamon, pepper, chickpeas and tomatoes with puree; bring to a boil.

Cover and reduce heat; simmer 8-10 minutes, or until vegetables are fork tender; stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, bring remaining 1½ cups of broth to a boil.  Remove from heat, add couscous and cover.  Allow to stand 5 minutes or until water is absorbed.  Fluff with a fork.

 Serve stew over couscous.

Published by LaTricia Morris

Hi. I'm LaTricia Morris, licensed PA Realtor, wife and mother of two amazing children, one cat and a 3-legged pit-baby. I also work in health and wellness through my business Defiance Fitness + Nutrition where I offer solutions that help people overcome obstacles to their health and wellness goals. What can I say? I couldn't be more committed to the call to helping people like you maximize your life potential and fall in love with the life you get to live. It's my joy to help you improve your quality of life, from helping you look and feel your best to helping you find the home that will serve as the setting for some of your life's most precious memories. I LOVE seeing you accomplish your lifestyle goals and count it a blessing to be part of that.

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