I brought home a box of Near East Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil Wheat Couscous in my big bag of swag from BlogHer Food. After looking at the ingredients, I decided it was something I don’t mind feeding my family. Cooking from ingredients is always best, but sometimes packaged foods end up my table. How about your’s?
To the prepared packaged food, however, I chopped up a bunch of organic scallions from DanLynn Farms in the fridge that needed to be used up. I don’t like to waste food and I really don’t like to waste fresh, local food I’ve bought from the farmers market. They added a nice additional layer of flavor to the whole grain side dish.
When you’re making packaged grains like couscous, do you ever throw fresh vegetables into the mix? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments about how to liven up packaged or other foods with local ingredients.