An Apple A Day

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September 16, 2009

Compliments for Couscous

Couscous is a classic Mediterranean dish and offers an appetizing change from other starches and now Near East has come out with a some new versions to please the palate.

Near East's Pearled Couscous with Roasted Garlic and Olive Oil has a bold yet delicate taste and smooth pearly texture and is certified Kosher. (It is also available in Basil and Herb.)

Easy to prepare, Near East Gourmet Meal Kits in Mediterranean Herb and Chicken Provencal provide the base for a nutritious and tasty meal—just add chicken or vegetarian alternatives (tofu or veggie “meats”) olive oil and water and prepare and you have the entrĂ©e for your meal. Add some vegetables and you have the dinner.

Near East offers 30 different flavors and varieties of rice pilaf, couscous and other grain dishes and there products are available in most grocery and specialty grocery stores.

These new couscous varieties nicely and deliciously complement many entrees—or serve as a base for the main course.

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  1. Excellent suggestion by a super columnist. More, please.

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  3. I mixed up my comments and my comment on Green Tea ended up here--! I love couscous and Near East never disappoints. I will try these new flavors.

  4. Excellent--I will look for these. I love couscous!