The hardest part of this recipe was cutting up the butternut squash.
I like butternut squash, and couscous, Suprise mom! (she thinks I hate everything), but i have never cooked with either so this is a bit of an adventure.
I used this recipe for Couscous and Squash Salad.
It was light, filling and healthy.
I had to buy most of the ingredients but I think it was worth it and I will be sure to make this again.
I also forgot to buy the cilantro and fresh thyme (the greens really). tear. I think this would have added alot to the flavour/look of the meal... next time.
So first I got all the ingredients together including:
a butternut squash
(gosh they are big and I'm planning on making soup with the rest)
(i didnt like it that much but perhaps I need the greens for help?, i have this left over too (any advice?))
(I made regular but they say Isreali style, good my way too)
(now that I have it i would love other recipes?)
(fresh or I just used juice)
optional walnuts would probably add a nice crunch but i was too cheap
Couscous is great and so much better for you than pasta and rice in many ways.
"It has a glycemic load per gram 25% below that of pasta. It has a superior vitamin profile to pasta, containing twice as much riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, and folate, and containing four times as much thiamine and pantothenic acid. In terms of protein, couscous has 3.6 g for every 100 calories, equivalent to pasta, and well above the 2.6 g for every 100 calories ofwhite rice. Furthermore, couscous contains a 1% fat-to-calorie ratio, compared to 3% for white rice, 5% for pasta, and 11.3% for rice pilaf."
Then I learnt How to cut a Butternut Squash. It takes a bit of muscle!
Then I just followed the recipe.
Though I did decide to follow the basic recipe on the couscous package (please ask if you would like it).
Raddichio... what do I do with the rest?
butternut squash and onion with oil and salt
Not Isreali Style but it was good
There is only me to eat it so I am sure I will have a few meals out of this (perhaps cilantro will get added). With the leftover Butternut Squash I made soup which I'll show tomorrow!