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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

My adventure with Couscous

Hello fitties,
   how are y'all? Life has been rather busy as of late, but I still have made time to get my workout on. Anyhoot, so in my last post I confessed to stalking, I mean looking through instagram pages for healthy and delicious recipes to try. So one of my favorite instagram pages is @healthyfitnessmeals. The food they post looks absolutely delish. So much so that it gave me the itch to try something new in my kitchen,

    Below is the yumminess that I was inspired to make.













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  However, this recipe called for quinoa. Totally picked up couscous by mistake, but I wasn't going to  allow that to stop my culinary fun.

Couscous and Jerk Chicken
   1 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup couscous
1 can corn
1 avocado
1/2 diced bell pepper
a couple sprigs cilantro (chopped)
1 cup baby spinach
1 diced tomato
2 diced scallion
1 cup cooked chicken breast

   So, bring 1 cup of chicken broth to a boil. Remove from heat and add couscous. Put a cover over the pot and allow couscous to sit for five minutes or until it has absorbed all the water. Fluff couscous and place in a bowl. Add the corn, bell pepper, scallion, cilantro and tomato to the mix. Then squeeze a lime over all the ingredients. Mix, using a spoon. Leave in fridge for 15 minutes to cool down and settle.Plate with chicken, avocado and spinach and enjoy.

  This is a pic of the couscous and veggie mixture which tasted amazing by itself and was actually refreshing.I eat this cold or warm depending on my mood. And no picture of the finished product because homegirl dug right in before she could take a picture.


Well that's all fitties. I think I may make this more often.
XoXo
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10 comments:

  1. Couscous taste better than quinoa IMO so I bet it turned out great. Thanks for visiting the #wowlinkup.

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    1. Thanks Sheila, it did. I'm still surprised it's pasta; it takes up flavor so well.

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  2. LOVE couscous! It's so easy to cook. I made it the week after trying to perfect rice so it greatly restored my ego :) Your recipe looks delicious, too. I'll have to try it out! #wowlinkup

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    1. Gurl, me and rice have a love hate relationship. Sometimes I can get it to come out perfectly but most times it's mushy. Thanks 4 dropping by.

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  3. Yum! I love couscous! Thanks for joining the #wowlinkup :)

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    1. I'm addicted to it now, thank God it's cheap.

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  4. Oh that looks so good! Couscous or quinoa, I bet it tastes yummy with both. #wowlinkup

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    1. It does actually. For some reason I thought checking food pages on instagram would make me want junk fokd. However, I feel it inspires me to eat better and enjoy it.

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