Green Couscous and Cookies

May 29, 2014

Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration.

Amanda's Kids' Lunch from Food52

As previously mentioned, we have a green sauce surplus at home (#firstworldproblems). Turns out that green sauce is a handy companion at 7:30 AM -- ready to be mixed in, dipped in, and spread on sandwiches. I tossed it with some Tunisian couscous (if you've never had this hand-rolled couscous, make a point of trying it) and pistachios, and topped the salad with oil-packed tuna. 

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Over the weekend, we had Kristy Mucci, a former Food52 editor and now one of our stylists, over for a tea-and-cookies-and-Clark-Gable-movie play date, so I had some leftover currant and caraway shortbread for lunches; and a few chocolate covered Rice Krispies that were hiding in our pantry rounded out the meal.

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Before starting Food52 with Merrill, I was a food writer and editor at the New York Times. I've written several books, including "Cooking for Mr. Latte" and "The Essential New York Times Cookbook." I played myself in "Julie & Julia" -- hope you didn't blink, or you may have missed the scene! I live in Brooklyn with my husband, Tad, and twins, Walker and Addison.


Lmschwarz May 29, 2014
what's the green sauce?!
Amanda H. May 29, 2014
It's basically this one with basil instead of oregano and mint.
Liz B. May 29, 2014
This looks amazing! And I totally feel you on that too much sauce first world issue. My cooking for the week usually revolves around a sauce that I've overproduced, not a particular fruit or veg! - a clean eating bento blog. Japanese or Asian-inspired.
Amanda H. May 29, 2014
Thank you! My other too-much-sauce is often Marcella's tomato sauce:
Olga M. May 29, 2014
Aside from this looking wonderful, it reminded me of this lovely, tiny gem of a place that used to exist in Greenwich village, Cookies + Couscous, which was one of the best Moroccan food experiences I've had. The chef, as my friend who introduced me to the place told me, was a polyglot and had lived in France for many years and made elaborate desserts (his offerings at the restaurant didn't disappoint). It was just lovely - and I wonder what happened to the restaurant and the chef.
Amanda H. May 29, 2014
Great restaurant name -- I like that they put Cookies first. Priorities!