March 03, 2010

Cooking Light "Taste of Spring"

This month our Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club's theme was "A Taste of Spring". Spring is something many of us are probably longing for right now! As I write this, many people in the east coast are being hit hard with snow, more snow, and even more snow! Luckily, for those of us in my area, we have kind of been bypassed. I hope it remains that way! We have even had temps as high as 40's. It is weird to see everyone else getting the snow when we usually are getting it ourselves!

I for one am definitely ready for spring. I'm ready to see the trees and flowers come to life and for the grass to get green.

My choice for our spring meal was Zucchini Ribbons with Saffron Couscous. I personally loved this dish. My son Christopher enjoyed it also. Grumpy though, eh, not so much. But he ate it anyway and didn't continually cry it was horrid. I broiled some spicy shrimp to go with so maybe that placated him some. ;)

Here is what the rest of our VSC members brought to the table for "A Taste of Spring."

Val -- Rosemary Crusted Rack of Lamb with Balsalmic Sauce
Aggie -- Spring Giardiniera
Jamie-- Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
Helene -- Raspberry-Almond Crumb Cake

If your interested in joining the Virtual Supper Club cooking along, please check out Val's site by clicking here for our upcoming themes!

25 comments:

Cristine said...

Shelby, that looks fantastic! I will gladly take Grumpy's plate! :)

Jamie said...

Shelby, what a wonderful side dish. So good for you too. Your photo just screams Spring. Thanks for sharing.

Patsyk said...

I love coucous... but, no one else does in my house... I'd be happy to eat Grumpy's portion!

Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog said...

I see the touch of the spring on this yummy dish. Coincidence I ate couscous yesterday :)

Have a great week,
Gera

Sabrina said...

Wow! That looks great! Light and Springy!! :)

Bellini Valli said...

I love this method of cooking the zucchini Shelby. This looks like such a tasty dish. Thank you so much for bringing it to the table:D

dawn said...

I love saffron! I would love to make this. does it freeze well? my hubby won't touch this one, so it's all mine.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

This looks wonderful!
I have made an appetizer with fresh pears and pancetta. Thanks for letting me join y'all for supper.

Aggie said...

What a pretty plate of food! Looks delicious Shelby! Poor Grumpy, lol! :)

Kathleen said...

Shelby, I love your honest run down on how everyone likes a dish. I think it's so entertaining to hear grumpy's reactions! Lol! This dish sounds great to me especially with the shrimp.

Joie de vivre said...

Those zucchini ribbons are gorgeous!

Lynda said...

This looks fantastic Shelby! I'm really ready for spring and this is a dish I'll have to make.

Diana's Cocina said...

This looks refreshing! The spicy shrimp pair perfectly with this dish. Poor Grumpy...

teresa said...

fabulous, i love those pretty cucumbers on top!

Helene said...

What a great salad. I like the way it looks with the cucumber.

Lori said...

Zucchini ribbons rock. I just love cous cous.

You know we really need to pull together a get together for New York bloggers.

Linda said...

Very pretty!

Pam said...

What's not to love? This dish totally says spring to me. Yum!

Susie said...

I love me some couscous! It looks beautiful (and yummy!).

Barbara Bakes said...

It looks like spring to me! I haven't done veggies like this for a while. Thanks for the reminder!

Mrs. L said...

I think this looks very springy too. And I like the thought of putting some grilled shrimp around it and calling it dinner!

pegasuslegend said...

ok you have me on this my mouth is watering have never had this what does it taste like? Rice? I now am picking this up today when I shop love the look of this absolutely gorgeous...thanks for introducing me!!! I know I will love it :)

HoneyB said...

Claudia, the texture is not really like rice - nor does it taste like it. Its flavor comes from the ingredients in the sauce - it is amazing. I don't care what Grumpy says....You won't be disappointed. Saffron isn't cheap, but is SO worth it!

Debbie said...

That looks great. I love couscous. I also love the idea of your virtual cooking club.... I just can't keep up on virtual things. So... you go! I will live vicariously thru you.

kokomama said...

That dish looks like Spring on a plate. I can't wait to make it myself.

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