Thursday, May 19, 2011

PB&J? No thank you, Momma.

Last Saturday, we were busy. A little shoe-buying. A little cleaning. Some playing here and there. Lunch time rolled around and it seemed like a perfect PB & J kind of day. We eat peanut butter. A lot. We buy it in bulk at The Merc - organic, just peanuts - and it's delicious. The girls love PB & J on locally made organic whole wheat tortillas. But not today.
  • Me: "Girls, do you want peanut butter and jelly on bread or tortillas?"
  • Elise: "No thank you, Momma."
  • Me: "You don't want PB & J?"
  • Elise: "Momma, you make me some couscous? With olive oil and vinegar?"
  • Me: "Yes, dear. I will happily make you couscous."
And just like that, with a smile, I threw together some couscous. It is easy. It's a great texture. And it does indeed go perfectly with olive oil and vinegar.

Couscous salad
  • 1 C Israeli couscous
  • 1/2 organic avocado
  • Organic strawberries
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Canned tuna
  • Fresh basil
  • Olive oil and vinegar
    • Toast couscous in dry pan over medium heat until fragrant and starting to brown
    • Add 1 C water and cover; Reduce heat and simmer until water is absorbed (can add more water if needed)
    • Fluff couscous with a fork
    • Toss with avocado, strawberries, tuna,mozzarella, basil, and drizzle with olive oil and vinegar

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