If I had a million dollars, I would first hire a cleaning lady, then I would hire a personal chef to prepare healthy, flavorful meals for us every day. I would still cook and bake at leisure, but the rest of the time I could choose recipes with my chef that he/she could prepare, like this Curried Couscous from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook.
Because as much as I enjoy cooking and baking, I enjoy eating really fresh and tasty meals just as much or more. I just don’t always have the time or energy to prep, cook, and clean up for every meal. That means the kids get cereal for breakfast before school most days, Fridays are pizza delivery nights, and my lunch sometimes consists of a leftover piece of said pizza.
Until we win the lottery, though, I do try as often as possible to prepare healthy meals at home for the family that include a lot of fresh vegetables and fruits and grains. And I like to put a little effort into making a healthy lunch for myself, too. That’s what I did with this Barefoot Bloggers recipe, chosen by Ellyn of Recipe Collector and Tester. Using some couscous prepared the night before for dinner, I mixed up this salad for my lunch, and it was delicious. Freshness from the yogurt, with sweet and spicy curry flavors mixed with the vegetables, raisins, and nuts made this couscous extra flavorful. I substituted cilantro for the parsley and it tasted great.
Of course you can change this recipe up in a variety of ways, just use what’s in your fridge and your imagination. The original recipe can be found here.