Wednesday, March 9, 2011

We made a couscous salad and it was really good.

Yesterday I got an e-mail from Livestrong asking if I was "vegan-ish." I think that means kind of vegan, so I said "hell no, I'm all the way vegan" and deleted their e-mail. Not really.

They had a recipe for a Mediterranean couscous salad with roasted vegetables. It was 50 minutes of prep time and 45 minutes of cooking time and I just don't have that kind of time to be healthy. And I'm lazy.

Last semester when Zach worked almost every night, I ate couscous and canned vegetables. I'm still alive! So...we decided to take Livestrong's "vegan-ish" recipe and make it our own. We used vegetable bouillon cubes to make a broth to cook the couscous in and we added kidney beans, black beans, cilantro, tomatoes, lemon juice, and onions. It was really, really good! Maybe my taste buds were still stuck on canned green beans and couscous cooked with water, but it was great! Actually, I take that back. Zach liked it, too. We have a whole bowl filled of it, so we're going to eat it again tonight.

Price Breakdown:

Couscous: We buy it in bulk, but it is seriously the cheapest food around. I would say $1?
Tomato: 79 cents. We bought canned...
Kidney beans: 59 cents
Black Beans: 99 cents
Onion: 59 cents/lb? It was left over from a meal earlier in the week.
Cilantro: 79 cents, I think?

That's under $4. Cheap.