Couscous Three Ways

Over the last two weekends I have participated in a bushwalking course and helped cater for a medieval feast. In the next few weekends I am camping with a bunch of mates, going to Melbourne and The Gold Coast Supanovas and marching in an ANZAC day parade. Suffice to say I am a busy person at the moment. This is one of the reasons I have moved my posts to Monday. I am hoping It will give me a little extra time to get myself sorted out each week (especially when it comes to taking photos).

Todays post was Inspired by two of the afore mentioned activities. Couscous is a regular side dish at the medieval events I attend and it makes for a super simple light weight (for hiking) meal of its own. Its also very versatile and extremely easy to make.

And so I present you with couscous three ways as a side dish, As a meal and as a breakfast. Couscous is an ugly food for photographing but is delicious anyway.


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For all three recipes the method is the same.

1. Place the couscous in a heat proof bowl (preferably 1 with a lid) then add the water.

2. Cover the bowl and allow steam for 2-3 minutes.

3. Stir through with a fork to break up the couscous.

4. Stir through the rest of the ingredients.

5. Enjoy

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The ingredients for each are as follows:

As a Side dish (serves 4) 

1 cup Couscous

1 cup of boiling Water

3/4 cup Raisins, Sultanas or Dried Cranberries

1/4 cup toasted Pine Nuts (optional)

1 tsp Veg Stock powder (or 1 stock cube)

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As a meal (serves 1)

1/3 cup Couscous

1/3 up boiling Water

1 small tin of flavoured tuna

1/4 cup Sultanas

1/4 cup Almonds

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As Breakfast (serves 2) – Serve with Yogurt

1/3 cup Couscous

1/3 cup boiling Water

1/4 cup dried fruit of your choice (I use saltines and cranberries)

1/4 cup nuts of your choice (I use almonds or pistachios)

1/4 tsp ground Cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground Cardamon

1/4 tsp ground Nutmeg

2 tbs of Honey (or to taste)

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Super Easy Cheats Flat Bread

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So all the moving is all done and now we are in a new place surrounded by boxes.  The First rooms to be unpacked were of course The Ben’s study and the kitchen. This has made a rather large dent in the pile of boxes in our living room as these are probably the rooms with the most of our stuff in them. I’m very excited to get back to some cooking especially now I have a bigger kitchen to work with.

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Now the biggest problem is that our internet is not working so we are running off our mobile internet and that is starting to wear thin. Telstra have promised they will have resolved it by the 19th of March but thats still 2 weeks away.

So todays recipe only comes with a few pictures.

Don’t worry though its a really easy recipe.

 

You need

1 Cup SR Flour

2/3 cup Water

2 Tbs Garlic salt

Mix together the dry ingredients then add in water bit by bit until the mixture becomes a dough. If you add to much water then you can add more SR flour to bring it back to the right consistency.

Split the dough into 4 and roll each piece into a ball then roll out each ball on a lightly floured surface into a 5-15m thick round.

lightly oil a fry pan and place over a medium heat.

Once warm place one of the dough rounds into the pan and allow to brown. You will see the dough puff up a little and my form some bubbles in the middle.

When one side is browned flip over and brown the other side.

When both sides are browned remove from pan and place to the side. Repeat for each round until all done. Oil pan between each one.

 

I like to eat them with sweet chilli sauce, soy sauce and.or kewpie mayo.

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