Skip to main content

Couscous salad

With it being summertime and having a small air conditioner cooking it not an option. Unless its outside on the BBQ. Although when the hubs is at work its not an option. I tend to choose vegetarian options which require not much cooking such as having hummus and tzatziki with vegetables. I also added a couscous salad to it. I know, the myth is that you need to have meat as a source of protein though in this case its provided by vegetarian sources. Not only is it easier to digest but lighter on the tummy.

To make the couscous salad, you'll need:

half a lemon
1/4 cup of medium couscous
1/2 cup of water
1 large tomato
1 small cucumber or half an english cucumber
2 green onions
1 cup of parsley
1/4 cup of mint
2 tablespoons of olive oil
salt and pepper

Boil 1/2 cup of water remove it from the stove add in the 1/4 cup of couscous. Remove from burner and cover for 5 minutes.


Finely chop the parsley and the fresh mint.



Dice the cucumber and the two green onions.


Dice the tomato add to chopped parsley.


Add the cooled couscous to the bowl


Squeeze the half lemon and add the olive oil. Mix and enjoy!




Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Budgeting to stay out of debt

The New Year came and it was time for a financial reset. Many people live with debt or live pay check to paycheck. Having over budgeted all last year, I decided it was time for a financial reset. The joy of creating memories helped me plan our budget. Having too much stuff and clutter does not make one happy. To try to limit the clutter I decided were going on a debt diet. No spending diet for the next month. The hubs is doing a no alcohol diet for the next 28 days. I'm doing a not spending diet besides buying groceries and other necessities.

The steps I opted to take are: Eating leftovers cooking only every few daysEating vegetarian foods part time. Yes, not only are they cheap but they are a good alternative to meat. Since the price of meat is considerably expensive. Knowing how to use them is the key. I'd prefer spending money on fresh vegetables rather than a big piece of meat.No shopping, rather occupying my time with outdoor activities and purging the house. Preparing for…

Thrift Shopping and Fashion Trends

Thrift shopping lends its hand to fashion trends due the fashion cycles. The fashion style from the 90's is back in fashion some 20 years after. You can find similar styles as to the runway in your local thrift store. Keeping in mind, what styles have recently been shown on the runway. The local shops had a lot of the looks from the early 90's. Although classic closet staples are worth buying second hand. At times you can find luxury brand which are better quality The classic styles are worth it buying at the thrift store. Usually the fabric is thicker and the seems are tighter. When buying items you need to make sure that the fabric is thick. In the mall, we often see fabrics which are see thru, in turn they will break down or rip within a wearing it a few times. At times its worth it see whats available to buy. A classic pencil skirt in a wool tweed mix by a big name designer is worth every penny. Or a good quality leather bag is worth it also.

Recently I came across a Donne…