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Couscous…Simple, Easy, Delicious!

My Husband and I went to Rosette’s house and of course she insists (and we absolutely love it) we eat. She is from Egypt and has some of the best food ideas and combinations that I just never even thought to put together. I write about her often because she is so good to us and lucky for us she and her daughter Danielle live down the street. I’ll tell you about the olives and cream cheese sandwiches later…..
This Couscous dish is so fast, so simple and has fresh basic ingredients that make it delicious.
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WHAT YOU NEED:
1 Cup Couscous
1 can Chick Peas (Garbanzo Beans)
3 to 4 Scallions Chopped
1 Avocado
2 limes
(just a note we did it with lemon and lime and both work
beautifully)

WHAT YOU DO
-Chop the scallions and set aside. I like the flavor of them so I did 4 but you can go with 3 if you want it a little more mild.
-Drain and rinse the Chickpeas very well to get out any of that canned juice. Let them soak in cold water while you make the rest.
-Juice the limes into a small ramekin or bowl
-Boil 1 cup of water, when it comes to a boil turn it off and add couscous stir gently, cover and set aside for 5 minutes.
-Once the couscous is ready add in all the ingredients and toss together.
That’s it. Eat it alone like I do or serve on the side of whatever dish you like.
Enjoy -T
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Beautiful Blogger Award

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So I have to tell you this is the first time I am blogging from my iPad so this might be a little crazy. I hope this works!

Now to the important stuff….. A beautiful blogger bestowed upon me the Beautiful Blogger Award! Illostrophy has the most unique blog I’ve seen. She blogs beautiful art, illustrations and every thing creative from Tokyo. If you haven’t seen it, please go check it out.
So this is a big Thank you to illostrophy for seeing the love in my blog!
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The rules of the Beautiful Blogger is to give 7 facts about myself as well as choose 7 other bloggers to accept the award. Illostrophy did 7 new year resolutions but I’m not that motivated so let’s stick with the facts for me:

1- I’m obsessed with my sink faucet! Yep, I know it’s weird but I have the Delta touch faucet and it is a must have for any cook. It will be the best thing you ever bought. You just touch it anywhere and it turns on or off. I love it.
( It’s called Touch 2O Technology & they have it for the bathroom according to Dave a Delta http://dlta.co/VPTpGD!)

2- Talking about obsessed….. I like to clean & love cleaning products. I can not live without Tide Pods for the washing machine and the Downy Unstoppables. Thye are sent beads that you add in to the machine and it smells so amazing. I really am not advertising I just love this stuff. Oh yea and Scrubbing bubbles for the bathroom. My husband thinks its a disorder…..maybe

3- I discovered I lack motivation when it comes studying, I am very impatient and like things to happen fast and I am taking a course to get my real estate license and it is very hard and I have to study all the time. The practice tests are crazy I do great on one and terrible on another but I will pass it….. I have to 🙂

4- I love to cook, obviously…. Cooking calms me & de-stresses me. I would come home from school and cook when I was in High School, I would make elaborate meals for my mom. Then when I was working I would come home after a long day and cook. It is my passion in life I enjoy watching people eat & bringing people together.

5- my favorite trick/tip in the kitchen is when you use olive oil while cooking and have in on your hands, rub it in to your cuticles and just lightly rinse your hands. It makes your hands soft and your cuticles.

6- I have said this in the past but I love my dogs! They are all rescues and I can not imagine my life without them. They are the best thing in my life. They grace the cover of the Williams annual Christmas card every year. It takes about 300 photos to get one that works but we love to do it.

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7- there are a few people in my life that mean so much to me and they are ( in no particular order):
Mom, Herb, Tanya, Rosette, Danielle and of course my niece and nephew. They make my life a better place.

Now for the 7 bloggers I believe are Beautiful are:
Please post the beautiful blogger award, thank the giver, post 7 things about yourself & give it to 7 bloggers you believe deserve a little extra beauty in their lives.

1 http://paintboxkitchen.com/
A real beauty with great ideas and a very nice person.

2 www.hikingphoto.wordpress.com
Incredible images & what a life!

3 www.afternoonpopcornsnack.com
Beautiful photos & recipes.

4 http://frugalfeeding.com/
Yum!

5- www.thelittledesignstall.wordpress.com
I love this blog! Inspiring ideas.

6- www.lostintown.wordpress.com
ahhh to get lost in these towns 🙂

7- www.rumpydog.wordpress.com
an animal lover to the core…gotta love it

Thanks to everyone who reads my blog and thanks for sticking with me as I study for my exam and put off blogging. I promise there is more to come

Tasha