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lenitl and couscous dish

Hi all!  Here is a yummy casserole-type meal that my SAD husband and 
I enjoyed last night.

2 1/4c lentils (I used green)
2 carrots, diced
1/2 onion, diced (one-half an onion, not 1/2 cup)
1 clove garlic, minced
4 c water
Pick through and rinse lentils.  Bring all ingredients to a boil in a 
large saucepan, and simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until lentils are 
tender.  It's okay if there is some liquid left over.  Adds more 
During the last 10 minutes of cooking, bring to a boil:
1 1/2 c veggie broth (I used 1 can, apprx. 1 1/2 c)
1 1/2 c water  (use enough liquid to equal 3c total)
Add 1 package whole wheat couscous.  I used Fantastic Foods brand in 
a 12 oz package.  You can use whatever couscous you like, but make 
sure it makes a bunch!
Let the couscous cook for 2 minutes, then remove from heat.  Fluff 
with a fork, and dump the couscous into the pot of lentils.  Mix well.
  Dish into big bowls and let each person season to taste.  We added 
Molly McButter, salt, freshly ground pepper, and a little parmesan 
cheese.  The taste closely approximates the flavor of Near East's 
brand Tomato and Lentil Couscous.  If you wanted, you could add some 
chopped dried tomatoes in with the boiling couscous liquid.  This 
made lots, which was great for leftovers.  Another good dish to take 
to work in a thermos, too!
Hope you enjoy!