Great recipe! I served it with quinoa but I will try couscous or brown rice next time since the quinoa didn't soak up the extra juice as well. I did make a few changes, due to what I had on hand: instead of pearl onions, I coarsely chopped a small white onion and sauteed it for a few minutes in the oil and spices, and I used cranberry-pomegranate juice from concentrate (it was less expensive than pure pomegranate juice). It turned out delicious, even my guy approved! Even though the stew takes a while to cook, the hands-on prep time was minimal, making this an easy dish.