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September Recipe

by admin on Saturday, September 18, 2010 · 3 comments

in Fun Stuff,Recipes

Our Passport to Greece is over but you can still enjoy the Greek masterpieces we have put together. Below is our recipe for the Whole Grain Greek Couscous w/ feta and pine nuts. Feel free to add your own mix-ins and let me know any suggestions for your couscous creation.

WHOLE GRAIN GREEK COUSCOUS w/ FETA & PINENUTS

Cooking Couscous:

1 ½ tablespoons vegetarian base

3 ½ cups water

1 lb. whole wheat couscous

Combine water and base and heat to a boil. Place couscous in a food box and add heated vegetable stock. Cover with a lid and allow liquid to be absorbed.

COOL DOWN AND BREAK UP ANY CLUMPS.

DRESSING:

6 tablespoons fresh lemon jui

2 teaspoons kosher salt

¾ teaspoon black pepper

½ cup canola oil

Combine ingredients and whisk.

ASSEMBLY:

1 cup rinsed garbanzo beans

1 cup sliced black olives

1 cup crumbled feta cheese

1 cup ¼” diced red bell peppers

1 cup ¼” diced celery

¾ cup ¼”diced artichoke hearts

¾ cup toasted pine nuts

½ cup ¼” sliced scallions

2 tablespoons finely chopped mint

cooked/cooled couscous

dressing

Combine ingredients and thoroughly mix. Season to taste with salt and pepper. ENJOY!

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

A J Rabinowitz Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Thank you for brining back the coupons with the no bverage purchase requirement!

What took so long? I’ve been asking for this for a long time, especially since we are not interested in purchasing soft drinks, sugary type juices or bottled water. Tap water is just fine for us.

Since Buffets, Inc, (Hometown/Old Country Buffet) unbundled their prices a few months ago (I think it’s been about six months), your coupon at lunch for $6.99 now equals their lunch price of $6.99 (they now charge extra for beverages, which is fine for us, as we just drink water). Hometown/Old Country Buffet just recently brought back their $4.99 soup/salad/taco bar (beverage extra) probably to counter complaints from those who were used to their $4.99 soup, salad and beverage offer (they used to charge .50c for desert, but desert is now inlcuded in the $4.99 price, but no beverage).

Becuase you added the beverage purchase requirement, we would just go to Hometown/Old Country Buffet for the $4.99 soup and salad until they pulled it, but now they brought it back.

Even though your deal requires the use of a “coupon” and is not the everday price, and Hometown/Old Country Buffet are at $6.99 everyday without a coupon for lunch, one could make the argument that Hometown/Old Country Buffet are the better deal, but it really is apples and oranges as you have a much larger selection of salads, fresh vegetables and soups than Hometown/Old Country Buffet does, but they beat you on the hot items and deserts, but again, two different concepts.

Anyway, thank you for bringing back the no beverage purchase required when using a coupon, this takes the pressure off me and your recent price increases (and I think you have another price increase coming up very shortly).

Granted, you have different prices in effect in the areas of the country where you operate, so for me, my analogy applies to the Los Angeles/San Diego/Orange County and Phoenix markets, as we go back and forth between our two homes, Los Angeles and Phoenix.

My hope is that your senior leadership team will see increases in traffic from the coupon without a beverage purchase, which will then compel the senior leadership team to continue to offer the coupon without a beverage purchase requirement permanently. My hunch is that even without the beverage purchase requirement using the coupon, many customers will choose to purchase a beverage anyway.

I guess you can say we are a liitle thriftier than others, and look at pricing options that restaurants offer from the bottom up, and not top down. We will go for lunch, but not for dinner as the prices usually increase, but the menus are basically are the same. In your case, the only difference I see at dinner in addition to the higher price is a “hot” desert type item, such as chocolate lava cake. So, we enjoy coming for lunch, but we will not pay the higher price at dinner for one extra item. It doesn’t make economic sense.

Have a good day and thanks again!

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ron zehr Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 11:03 am

my favorite Thanksgiving dessert is pumpkin pie with whipped cream.

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Slaidlaw Monday, May 7, 2012 at 5:49 am

I am a recently diagnosed diabetic and am so happy to have a restraunt where I can eat within my meal plan along with my husband and kids. I really enjoy the Greek cous cous salad. It is so tasty. Thanks for posting the recipe. Keep diabetics in mind when planning your menus. There are MANY of us out there!

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