Monthly Archives: June 2016

Curried Couscous with Broccoli and Feta

 

I have to give my hubby Aaron credit for finding this recipe. He and I have made it 4 or 5 times in the last few months, and we do not usually repeat a recipe that often. It’s loaded with flavor, veggies and is meat-free. It can be eaten warm, room temp or cold (I prefer it cold-room temp). The combination of sweet from the raisins, spice from the curry and salty feta is perfect!

Curried Couscous with Broccoli and Feta

  • 1 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1 medium head of broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup roasted cashews
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons curry powder (I usually use 2)
  • 1-2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese, freshly crumbled

Directions:

  1. Cook couscous according to the directions on the package. While the couscous is cooking steam the broccoli until it reaches your desired tenderness (about 5-8 minutes).
  2. In a large bowl combine the remaining ingredients (except for the feta). Add the couscous and broccoli when they are done cooking.
  3. Serve in bowls and top with the crumbled feta.

Makes about 6 servings.

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light

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Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps with Basil Mayo

The best time of year for people who love to cook is upon us! Summer time! I love, love, love all of the local fresh fruits and vegetables available this time of year. My hubs and I even decided to have our own vegetable and herb garden this year. We went a little overboard and have TONS of plants, so hopefully we have a bountiful crop! Here’s our first baby tomatoes:

These wraps are a low-carb version of a BLT (plus avocado, because of course everything is better with avocado!). Give ’em a try, you won’t be disappointed!

Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps with Basil Mayo

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 6 slices deli turkey
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • small red onion, thinly sliced

For the basil mayo:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 large basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. For the basil mayo: combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Stick it in the fridge while you prepare the other ingredients.
  2. Assemble the wraps in this order: lettuce, turkey, mayo, bacon, avocado, tomato and red onion. Roll up the wrap and enjoy!

Makes 2 wraps.

Recipe adapted from Iowa Girl Eats

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