Kookoo for Cous Cous

I have so much whole wheat cous cous! I bought a huge container of it, it must have at least 30 servings worth. Here is a recipe I came up with using some things I had on hand in the house. With a little chicken, it made a great meal! It would definitely taste great with fish or shrimp too. Does anyone have any other great cous cous recipes they can share with me?? Id love to think of even more ways to use it.

TZ Cous Cous
1 cup uncooked whole wheat cous cous
1 tbsp EVOO
a zucchini, chopped
5 sun dried tomatoes, finely chopped
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
salt & pepper to taste
a few dashes Cayenne pepper (optional)
cup water
cup chicken stock

In a somewhat large pot, add EVOO and set to medium. Throw in the zucchini and sauté until edges start to turn light brown. Then add the whole can of tomatoes (do NOT drain), sun dried tomatoes, chicken stock, water, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil then remove from heat and stir in cous cous. Cover tightly and let sit for 5 minutes. Then fluff with a fork and serve! This recipe makes 4 servings.

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Healthy French Toast

This past weekend I went to visit my family in Orlando, and I was in charge of cooking breakfast. I scoured the pantry and fridge and found lots of good stuff! I found bread, eggs, blueberries and orange juice…french toast it is!

French Toast with Blueberry Orange Sauce

French Toast
4 slices Bread (use your fav!)
3 Eggs
2/3 cup Skim Milk
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Blueberry Orange Sauce
2/3 cup Blueberries
2 tbsp Sugar
1/2 cup Orange Juice
1/2 tbsp Butter
1 tsp cornstarch

Start the sauce first. Place blueberries, sugar and orange juice in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil then set to a simmer for 5 10 minutes (until sauce is deep purple-ish color). If you are interested in green tea then check our guide on Best Green Tea Brands

While sauce is simmering, combine the eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla. Heat a skillet on medium heat and spray with butter spray. Soak each piece of bread for about 5 seconds on each side then place on the heated skillet. Cook until golden brown on each side, approximately 5 minutes total.

To finish the sauce, put on low heat and add the butter. Then, if you need to thicken it more, combine the cornstarch and 1 tsp of water and mix together. Then add to the sauce. Continue to stir until thickened, which takes 1 2 minutes (OPTIONAL: Add some freshly sliced bananas). Then Voilafresh French toast for two! I also had my French toast with some Turkey Sausage, it was delish!

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Get on the Salad Boat

Sorry for having such a long time between posts!  I feel like I’ve been constantly running around the past few days without a free moment. I did have time to make this though!  A healthy, quick and easy dinner that took only about 15 minutes to make.  Even Jay had his doubts and he said it was delicious.

Mediterranean Salad Boats

  • 3/4 cup diced rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup green & black olives
  • 6 canned artichoke quarters
  • 1/2 can hearts of palm
  • 1/2 small cucumber
  • 8 large romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cup light balsamic vinaigrette
  • Cheese of your choice, to taste ( I love Feta)

Dice up the chicken, olives, artichoke, hearts of palm, and cucumber.  Place in a bowl and toss with the salad dressing (I put my cucumbers on the side because I hate cucumbers but Jay loves them).  Then separate and rinse the lettuce leaves, and portion out some cheese for the topping.  Assemble just like a taco and enjoy!  Serves 2 people.

If you are a Publix shopper, I highly recommend NOT getting their reduced fat feta cheese.  It was bland and had a cheddar-like texture.  Athenos reduced fat feta is awesome, but they ran out of it, booooo.  The shredded cheddar was way better on these!  Also, you can use whatever fresh veggies you like!  Tomatoes, peppers…those would all be great in this too.  Plus, it’s a surprisingly filling meal.  But I did have a couple Dove dark chocolate promises afterwards (shhhh…dont tell).

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