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  1. chocolatesuze

    ahahahaha you crack me up

  2. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    ROFL! I held me breath when your grandpa said that and Mr NQN asked “What’s wrong?” 😛

  3. L-Engineer

    I think that’s as close to Tunisia as I want to get at the moment. But it was close enough to absorb some of the flavours! And I think we need more details of the chocolate!

  4. Fiona

    haha your stories are awesome 🙂

  5. Ellie@fitforthesoul

    ahhahahahahaha *choke gasp gaggg*!! You’re sooooo funny Hannah! My eyes were like 0_0 as I was reading the suspenseful part 😛 You’re a great writer you know that? That dish looks awesome! So hannah…what makes this dish Tunisian? oops!

  6. Libby

    I, too, was holding my breath when I read about the little scene at the doctor. I think I would have been nasty though and told the dude to eff off =/

    I must admit that seeing “beef” on your blog did surprise me a little, then I saw that there was none in the dish, heh. I must say that it does look like it works really well with couscous though, probably more so than beef!

  7. Louise

    HAHA. I love the waiting room story. Funny things happen in waiting rooms all the time.

  8. gmasydney

    I just hope it is only his granddaughter he makes such offers to!

    1. whisperinggums

      I’m sure it is … I know the man pretty well!

  9. Conor @ Hold the Beef

    I would have thought you would be used to lap offers by now Hannah?

    Oh god that sounds wrong, which is not surprising as I meant it to sound wrong, but the amount of wrongness is still a little alarming. I will not retract it though.

  10. Rach

    Haha! Cute story about your grandfather. I was a bit concerned at first, but I’m glad it was him and not some creeper! 🙂

  11. Camille

    Oh, Hannah, you know just how to get us all wound up, don’t you? 😉 I suppose the flavorings in the beef are vaguely North African, but most of all it’s the couscous, I reckon.

  12. Susan

    LOL. That meal does look delicious and fresh!

  13. Simply Life

    ha, funny story!…and delicious meal!

  14. Teresa (Teresa Tastes & Travels)

    What a sweet gift for your dad. This sounds very tasty, indeed. I have all of the ingredients except zucchini. Maybe I can try it with something else…beets, sweet potato? Leeks, perhaps? Not exactly Tunisia-esque, though…

  15. Michelle @ On and Off My Plate

    I so look forward to both the lead in and the recipes in your posts. This was especially good…I was just waiting for the SLAP, the scream…..ahhhhh..Grandpa! Smile!

  16. Vaala ◪

    This story is so cute! But a life decision? Oooo, tell???? I’ve got one too and it is bloody freaking me out. Wish I had a grandpa to support me. Actually, I just wish I had grandparents 🙁

    If you were still hungry why didn’t you just have more dessert? I mean, I know the dessert stomach is never full but you can always try…

  17. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Hehehehe. 😀 😀 I think the spices are typicial for Tunesia: parsley, mint, coriander, lemon. Couscous and tomatoes as well. Looks yum! 🙂

  18. sophia

    Gahh!! How can something so shuddering turn into something so heart-warming all at once? Haha! You got me…

    I miss my grandpa now…I’ve never sat on his lap before, because he was estranged for us for a little while after my dad became a Christian missionary.

  19. Joyti

    I don’t eat beef, but this dish looks gorgeous, with all of those ingredients – it sounds very flavorful – a great one-dish meal too.

  20. Johanna GGG

    what a nice present – I am looking forward to the dessert and of course to your research trip to tunisia

  21. penny aka jeroxie

    hilarious! thanks for the little story. made my day a little easier to get by 🙂

  22. Kath Lockett

    Hah! Your story had me utterly fooled!

  23. fatbooo

    Hahahaha your story at the beginning was so cute, and then popping over when mom went to yoga to cook stuff she’s allergic to, priceless!

  24. Alisa Fleming

    Darn, I was hoping to learn a bit more about what Tunisian food was. Oh well, the recipe looks tasty.

    Now that is an odd story girl. You sure know how to spin a tale!

  25. Priyanka

    You are too funny Hannah, but I must admit you have a knack of holding the reader with your style of writing.

    Can’t wait for the vegan dessert.

  26. Tori (@eat-tori)

    Oh you are hilarious. And I love the idea of cooking for your dad as a present. I really should try and be a better daughter….(looks off wistfully into the distance to contemplate how she can do that)

  27. Agnes

    Thank goodness you forewarned me, otherwise I definitely would’ve fallen over in shock!

  28. Maria @ Scandifoodie

    😀 your story made me laugh and this dish made me hungry!

  29. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    hahaha how funny 🙂 can always count of you for a giggle (I know I always say this but it is TRUE!). I hope you’re feeling good about your big life decision! We seem to make so many during these years. Oh, and the beef? Beautiful! Such delicious ingredients in this recipe.
    Heidi xo

  30. muppy

    I love the sound of this, it’s on my list to cook. And I love your doctor story, made me smile 🙂

  31. Anna Johnston

    Geez Hannah, I was thinking your awfully game standing up & approaching ‘old man’…., good thing he turned out to be your grandaddy 🙂 🙂
    Your dads birthday dinner looked a treat too 🙂

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