I have been trying to jump on the healthy eating brigade since forever. The more I try to experiment, the more I love it. Call me typical, but I seem to stick to my goals better when I am documenting them. It makes me feel oddly answerable, and makes me work harder to keep up my work.
I went out with the BFF for the 'Chef' movie. It was a mistake to enter the movie hall while we were hungry. I think my stomach started to hurt with the empty swallows and the drool worthy dishes and just the fact that I could not have them hurt me even more, and this was only 20 minutes into the movie. I can never forget how almost an entire movie hall rushed out on the verge of starting out a stampede, to the food vendors outside just so they could eat something, because it is impossible to watch the movie without food. We ended up eating a lot of unhealthy stuff, but I decided to make up for it next day for lunch. Why can't healthy food be awesome? It surely can. Here is how:
Couscous with Browned Garlic, Watermelon Seeds and Raisins.
Recipe: Self (and a little bit of 'Chef')
1/3 Cup Couscous, uncooked
3/4 Cup Water
4 finely sliced Garlic cloves
1 teaspoon Chili Flakes
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 chopped Tomato
Salt to taste
A squeeze of Lemon juice
Some chopped Coriander
A handful of Watermelon Seeds
In a pan (or in the microwave) heat up the water with salt until it comes to a simmer.
In the mean while, in another pan (should be with a lid) heat up Olive oil. Fry sliced Garlic till golden brown. Add in the chili flakes, Couscous and Raisins (I also added in a handful of blanched Green Peas). Toss to incorporate. Pour water over this and close the lid tight. leave untouched for 15 minutes.
In the mean while, heat up a dry pan and toast the Watermelon seeds for 5 seconds. This is strictly optional, you can have them as is!
Once the Couscous is done, fluff it with a fork and add the Tomato and Watermelon seeds, Serve with a squeeze of Lemon, some more Watermelon seeds, and lots of chopped Coriander. If you're anything like me, you will add a dash of Olive Oil over the top too!
Easy enough, right? It is quite yummy too, I promise.