This particular recipe is a personal favorite; the couscous is a lovely alternative to rice or conventional pasta, and almost any vegetables—even leftovers—are a nice addition.
You'll love the tasty combination of ground lamb and fresh spinach leaves.
For a vegetarian twist, replace cooked meat with ricotta cheese, spreading it in even layers as you assemble the dish.
Roast chopped cauliflower until a knife easily pierces a floret, and then add it to the casserole in place of zucchini.
Couscous is a classic Moroccan element. Finish the dish with eggplant, chickpeas, and ground cumin and coriander, for a zesty, earthy meal.
Originally published in the March 2011 issue of Parents magazine.