Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

WHAT'S FOR DINNER [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

WHAT'S FOR DINNER [Derived Headline]

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WINTER COUSCOUS BOWL

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This winter salad is quick, easy and nutritious. Roasting sweet potatoes makes them taste even sweeter, and who doesn't like the ruby-red pop of fresh pomegranates? (Tip: If you seed them in a bowl of water, you won't stain your fingers.)

Don't like kale? No problem. Substitute lightly sauteed spinach or another favorite green.

1/4 cup pine nuts

2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes

2 tablespoon grape seed oil, divided

1 tablespoon habanero honey (or regular honey and a pinch of ground red pepper)

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

2 cups water, divided

1 teaspoon salt, divided

1 cup whole wheat couscous

12 ounces kale

Seeds from 1 fresh pomegranate (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup)

Feta cheese, optional, for garnish

Heat oven to 400 degrees. In a large saucepan over medium heat, toast the pine nuts until golden and fragrant. Check them frequently, so they don't burn. Meanwhile, toss the peeled and diced sweet potatoes with 1 tablespoon oil, honey and cinnamon. …

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