These Are My Confessions…

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Confession 1: Sometimes, I am a messy cook.

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Yes – Miss type A, germaphobe, neat freak sometimes can’t keep it all together in the kitchen. It’s true. That’s what helpful husbands are for – cleaning up after the messy chef!

Confession 2: I tried something new tonight - Israeli CousCous.

The verdict? SO COOL! Here’s what it looks like uncooked.

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Cute huh?

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Be careful with these suckers – they roll everywhere!

Confession 3: I hate my kitchen countertops. 

Don’t let anyone ever talk you into getting white tile countertops in your kitchen. I wish someone would have told that to my home’s previous owners! :evil:

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Confession 4: Tonight’s dinner, Lemon Pepper Chicken with CousCous Salad & Roasted Vegetables, rocked my face off!

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I sprinkled some chicken breasts with lemon pepper seasoning and cooked them up on the stovetop.

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After they were cooked, I placed them on a bed of CousCous Salad. In the mix:

  • 1 cup dry Israeli couscous, cooked in 1.5 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 large cucumber (peeled, seeded and chopped)
  • 3 roma tomatoes (seeded and chopped)
  • capers
  • splash of Italian salad dressing
  • juice of one small lemon
  • salt & pepper
  • dashes of oregano and thyme

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I LOVE ISRAELI COUSCOUS!!! They’re like chewy pearls of love. Seriously! Cook for 10-12 minutes at a ratio of 1:1.5 – couscous to broth/water, for some seriously amazing stuff. :)

Confession 5: I can’t get enough roasted vegetables.

I could eat them every day of my life. I followed my usual recipe!

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The crunchy roasted vegetables were a great contrast to the soft and chewy Israeli couscous. Yum!

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Have you tried roasted cauliflower yet?

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An amazing, flavorful and healthy dinner – what more could you ask for!? :)

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Confession 6: I always leave room for dessert.

Even when eating cleanly and mindfully, there’s a place for a sweet treat – everyday. :)

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Confession 7: Stay tuned for a 1-day giveaway tomorrow and don’t forget to enter to win an entire case of Popchips!

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What are your confessions?

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Comments

  1. Evan Thomas 12.03.2009

    Roasted brussels sprouts are the best!
    Confession: I hate napping, naps, and nappers. Sleep during the night!

  2. VeggieGirl 12.03.2009

    Confession = I haven’t done any schoolwork today.

  3. dana828 12.03.2009

    I love Israeli couscous! It’s been far too long since I made some…need to change that. Tonight’s dinner was balsamic chicken & roasted beets. Mmm
    White tile countertops are not as bad as carpet in the dining room, which is what we have (stupid previous owners)! After 6 years with 2 small children, it’s trashed. Hopefully soon it will be replaced with wood!
    My confession for the day: I don’t really feel like doing Christmas cards this year!

  4. My confession: I’m to tired to think of one ;)

  5. Sarah Jayne 12.03.2009

    Confession: I was going to title my post tonight “Confessions”! Great minds think alike :)

    oh and I also can’t get enough of the roasted veg!!!

  6. Confession: I love to cook but hate to clean so Hunni always does all the dishes. :-)

  7. Carrie 12.03.2009

    This is our favorite recipe for roasted cauliflower:
    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Roasted-Garlic-Cauliflower/Detail.aspx

  8. Tay 12.03.2009

    Your dinner looks fabulous!! Yummy :-) I love couscous

  9. Jill 12.03.2009

    I am entering again for the popchips! Crossing my fingers!

  10. Anne K. 12.03.2009

    My whole apartment is messy! And I haate doing laundry–I’d rather buy more clothes than walk over to the apartment complex’s laundry room and do it. Haha!

  11. Stephen 12.03.2009

    I love little white Chihuahuas (have one) and weiner dogs(want one). Oh, and I spell at a fourth grade level, but that is not such a secret on the Internet.

  12. Amy 12.04.2009

    Confession: While I love the adventure of living overseas, after 4 and a half years I’m ready to live in the states. I don’t tell my husband though because his job has us here until at least 2011 and he doesn’t need extra stress.

  13. LOVE LOVE that dinner, and even more so love roasted veggies I just had smoe other other night, and the BF said he likes steamed brocolli better than roasted?!! i was super surprised because roasted have so much more flavor! (he is certainly not a foodie!!)

  14. Lizzy 12.04.2009

    i want your dinner right now! ahahah yummmm

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