And whilst I was busy neglecting the regular blog for the OFC, I also failed to note that it starts tomorrow and not on Thursday. B*gger! I had what I needed for tomorrow's recipe which was going to be a rhubarb crumble cake and I was going to start on Thursday with a dish from the Solomon Islands. I've now had to reshuffle things and will be making a souffle tomorrow - cue manic panic because I've been strategically avoiding that one all year. Tuna and papaya salad on Thursday. Rhubarb crumble cake? Well let's just say that I may not be getting good feedback from my boss at my mid-year review now.
|Hmmm...it wasn't that yellow in reality... #instagram|
Some of the reviews weren't great so based on advice, I added some garlic to the courgettes while they were cooking and with the lemon and lots of seasoning, I could've just eaten a massive pile of them as they were. That would actually work really well as a low carb alternative to spaghetti if you grated them lengthways (as I did) rather than across the round end. Sprinkle on a few parmesan shavings and you'd have an ace, low-fat, low carb meal.
With a pile of well seasoned couscous and a well seasoned chicken breast, this made a quick, simple tasty meal that I will definitely make time and again. I even got Miss A eating chicken today by telling her it might just turn her into a butterfly (yes I do own a copy of Great Lies to Tell Small Kids although that's not in the book). Couscous wasn't proffered because even the dogs are rubbish at cleaning that off the floor and I wasn't in the mood to clean up. Hubby doesn't like couscous so this is definitely one for me and me alone but I'm happy I have something healthy and low fat that I can quickly cook alongside other meals.
You can find the recipe here.