Pesto Cous Cous with Roasted Tomatoes

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I have a superpower.

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I meet famous people. It’s a gift, really. I go to shows & I end up meeting/touching the stars. I have an 80% accuracy rate.

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It started when I was 7 & I got to be in a musical with Mickey Rooney. It was The Wizard of Oz. Mickey was the Wizard. I was a munchkin. Appropriate.

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Perhaps my most impressive win, though, was in 2009 when Juicy J spotted me in the crowd & asked me to come on stage. Yes, ladies & gents, I danced with Oscar-winning Three 6 Mafia in front of thousands. Personally, I think I was just small enough for them to hoist over the barricades, but I’ll take it.

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Coming to a city near you to sneak into a Meet & Greet & harass a celebrity.




Time: 30 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves:Β 3-4 as a side


  • 1 cup of cous cous
  • 1 cup of fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts
  • 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • 1/4Β cup of olive oil + another tbsp.
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Arrange tomatoes on a lined baking sheet + drizzle with olive oil + S+P, cook for 12-15 minutes or until they start to blister
  • Meanwhile, cook cous cous according to package directions
  • In a food processor, combine basil + walnuts + parmesan + garlicΒ + S+P
  • Process on low + slowly add in olive oil
  • In a large bowl, combine cous cous + pesto + tomatoes + plenty of S+P
  • Serve warm
  • Put leftovers in pockets for snack time

15 thoughts on “Pesto Cous Cous with Roasted Tomatoes

  1. hungrybreton says:

    I had a similar Super Power; well, in the days. I was a cheesemonger in Dublin. The year was 1999… Going 2000. We party-ed like… Well like if it was that year. Jamie Lee Curtis ate of my hand ( true story as I gave her a cheese sample), John Hurt rang me from New York personaly to order his Xmas cheese ( a regular, the guy who played Elephant Man, and the poor fella who has a baby alien popping out of his stomach in.. Well in “Alien”. James Bond “Roger Moore” asked me the way to the Shelbourne hotel as I ran full force into him ( sorry Roger), and I shared a pint with Bono in Grogan’s pub in Xmas 2000 ( he started). I also shared a pint ( well, I had a pint, the timid guy had a glass… Pfff) of Guinness with Quentin Tarentino at the Blues Fest in Clifden in 1995… Now, I live in the midlands of Ireland, the most famous guy I know is Mickey Joe up the road who has the latest Massey Fergusson but I heard that my interview on TV China about Irish cheese has been seen by 10 million viewers … There is hope. Those powers are to be taken with great responsability πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ ( this tale was based on true events…) πŸ˜‰ BTW I love your recipes πŸ™‚


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