Celebration Couscous

· 600g orange kumara, cut into 1 inch chunks (leave the skin on)

· 1 tablespoon olive oil

· 1 tablespoon runny rewarewa honey or maple syrup

· ½ cup dried couscous

· ½ cup boiling water

· Knob of butter

· Finely grated zest of 1 orange

· ¾ cup shelled pistachios, chopped

· 1 x 70g packet pine nuts, toasted

· ¾ cup chopped dried cranberries or cherries, chopped

· Handful parsley, finely chopped

· Good handful mint leaves, torn

Preheat oven to 180degc. Lay kumara chunks on an oven tray (lined with baking paper) and toss with olive oil and honey/maple syrup, and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 40 minutes until kumara is slightly caramelised.

Boil water in a small pot, add couscous, butter and a pinch of salt. Turn off heat, stir together, cover and leave to stand for 5-10min. Fluff up couscous with a fork, and toss with the orange zest, nuts, cranberries or cherries, parsley, mint and roast kumara.