What goes in couscous? Everything but the kitchen sink!

If you’re hungry and you want a fast meal, make couscous! This is the fastest meal that you can put together, especially if you have some left-over chicken. Image I typically use low-sodium chicken broth, as well as all different kinds of vegetables, to add flavor and texture to the couscous.  In this case, I had tomatoes, cucumbers, and green peppers.  They were chopped, and after the couscous cooked in the boiling low-sodium chicken broth, everything plus about 1 cup and a half of leftover chicken was placed in one big bowl and mixed together with 2 tablespoons of light Italian dressing.  I really like my couscous salad cold, so I will keep it in the fridge for at least a good half an hour before it is served.

And if you have some olives….chop them up and include them in the cold couscous salad. They will add another level of flavor to your salad! 

Need a natural pick-me-up? Try my New Carrot-n-Sweet Potato Soup!

Way too soon to be encountering a second cold in 2013, I opted to stay home on Sunday….and came up with this new simple but delicious soup that put a smile on my face!Image three chopped carrots

the juice of half a lemon

one very large sweet potato

2 cups low sodium chicken broth

The chopped carrots went into 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth, which was brought to a boil, adding in the fresh lemon juice.  As soon as the sweet potato was done in the microwave, I carefully peeled it, chopped it and in the pot it went, to cook for a good 5 to 10 minutes. 

This mixture went into a blender, where it was blended till everything was well combined…..and then the taste test….simple but deliciously good!