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I may have impulse bought a 4 lb. bag of quinoa from Costco the other week. Today I felt comfortable enough to try using quinoa instead of couscous in a highly butchered version of the way my Libyan mother-in-law cooks it. (Hers involves lamb, and more vegetables that I didn't have on hand, and probably some other things I don't know. It's delicious.)

The most important part of this recipe is a spice mixture called b'zaar. There are probably different ways of making it (just as there are different ways of making any curry powder.) If you have the ingredients, I highly recommend making some and using it in things like lentils, couscous, etc. It's nommy. However, in a pinch you could probably substitute another pre-made curry powder.

B'zaar (Libyan Curry Mix)
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Libyan Style Quinoa
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finished cooking photo )
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Requires oven-safe skillet with cover. This recipe fills a 9-inch frypan, serving enough hot cornbread to make two people really happy. Leftovers only good for stuffing. Here modeled on the Joy of Cooking, trading quinoa for wheat flour equally )

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