I've never been a couscous fan. I've tried it several times and just did not like it.....until this recipe.
I went to a work potluck and one of my fellow managers brought this salad to the potluck and it was fabulous! Cari made the salad for a camping trip and it was wonderful again. I now ask for this salad frequently because it tastes great and is healthy! The salad is good warm and good the next day right out of the refrigerator.
Here's the recipe:
1 cup couscous
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. salt
1 3/4 cup hot water
1 garlic clove (minced)
1 15 oz. can black beans
1 cup corn (frozen or canned)
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
1 jalepeno pepper, minced
3 Tbsp. lime juice
Slight modifications from this recipe from AllRecipes.
I love popcorn but I'm always looking for ways to make it tasty! Recently my dear mother shared with me a simple way of making popcorn that is much cheaper than buying the expensive no oil, no salt, no butter stuff at the health food store.
Here's the secret....buy some brown paper lunch bags, put 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels in the bag fold the top of the brown bag down (about 2 folds) and then cook for 2-3 minutes (or until there is more than 2-3 seconds between pops). Enjoy!
So ok, that's good popcorn but with no butter or salt it makes for a pretty tasteless snack. I was just dumping a little Franks Hot Sauce on mine, which would spice it up a bit but also make it soggy. I started looking around the internet and found some interesting recipes. Here's the one I just tried and really enjoy!
With a quick google search there are LOTS of popcorn recipes, just be careful because many of them want you to add oil or butter....stick with the healthy stuff instead!
Disclaimer: There are some mixed opinions as to whether it is unhealthy to make popcorn in brown paper bags. I can't seem to find anything definitive one way or the other but figured I'd let you know in case you had concerns.
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