Wednesday, August 02, 2006

A.M. couscous

I have been working on revising/changing a recipe originally from Cooking Light titled "Breakfast Couscous" in order to include it in the cookbook! I have made several modifications, including reducing the amount of sugar (and changing the kind of sugar to something less processed,) cutting the portion size (down to 1, obviously,) using whole wheat instead of regular couscous, and using the milk type thing of my choice instead of powdered nonfat dry milk. I'm having it this morning, and boy is it tasty! Ingredients:

whole wheat couscous
dried fruit (I used chopped apricots)
chopped nuts or seeds (I used sunflower seeds)

YUM YUM YUM. Less than 10 minutes to the table, and super-duper filling. A winner, in my opinion, at least!

However, I have a conundrum. What to title this recipe? I'm thinking something along the lines of "A.M. Pilaf," or "Couscous in the Morning," or, "Couscous in the A.M.," or "Morning Pilaf" or something. Anyone have any brilliant opinions or ideas? Do share.

Also, I wish to apologize to the many who offered to test my roasted red pepper and corn soup -- because my Dad is going to test it for me! Thank you all, though, for your enthusiasm and offers of help. My parents have been asking to help, but not with anything "too weird." :) I thought this one fit the bill, plus my Dad is an awesome soup chef. They make a gazillion different kinds of soup at boy scout camp all the time, so this one could be added to the repertoire, eventually!


Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

I'm not soo good at the creative name bit (if you didn't notice, I typically name my posts by what the recipe is called!) But, I'll give it a try:

Whole Wheat Couscous Wake Up
Wake Wake Couscous

Ok, I think that's all I've got...I thought I could come up with more. Oh well - good luck!!


EatPeacePlease said...

That couscous sounds great. I love couscous.

How about something like:
Cock-a-doodle Couscous (like roosters cooing in the AM). That's my best shot!

Melody said...

I love Cock-a-doodle cous cous..

that would definitely catch my attention..

Vicki said...

that is catchy, leslie -- good one.

OkraMary said...

I'm not sure if you've seen it, but Sarah Kramer included a sort of breakfast couscous recipe in La Dolce Vegan, but I believe it was with quinoa.

I would go check, but it's all the way in the other room (ha!). I saw the recipe and was like, "hmm, that's strange...who eats that for breakfast?" I guess I'll have to try it! Lots of good protein in the morning.

Also, my vote is for melody's idea. I'm a sucker for corny recipe always makes me want to try it. Good luck...I"m getting excited about all this cookbook stuff!

vegancore said...

That couscous sounds awesome! I love the stuff but don't use it that often for some reason. Now I want to experiment with sweet couscous for breakfast... mmm.