Quinoa tabbouleh 

Ingredients;
1/2 cup quinoa (cook according to directions on the box)
2 tomatoes diced
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, and curly parsley chopped
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp himalayan pink salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp mrs. dash seasonings

Preparation:

1.  In a large bowl, add the chopped tomatoes, and cilantro, and parsley.
2.  Add the cooked quinoa
3.  Add the spices, lemon juice and olive oil.
4.  Mix it up together, refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

My mini assistant decided to help me out and learn how to make this and my other meals.   She was eager to learn, and help out!

 

She did such a great job in chopping tomatoes, that I told her she’s an expert already!
Mind you it was suppose to be couscous, but we didn’t have it, instead we had quinoa and we improvised.    It’s pretty good!

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Hina’s World: CousCous Kale Squash Salad

I saw this recipe in another recipe online, yet it was asking for 1 cup of brown sugar to the squash.  I thought that was way too sweet, and way too much sugar, so knowing me, and how I work, I experimented, and decided it would be worth it and see and substitute, and add the protein tri-sorb proprietary blend vi shake mix instead, and guess what?  it turned out beautifully, not to mention delicious!    Yeah, it had a sweet taste to it, and it’s a different kind of salad, but wow, oh wow! it was really good and another way to have this shake, with another recipe as people tell me, “I can’t have shakes all the time!  It’s exhausting.”   Well, I’m here to tell you, you can drink the shakes, or eat it, either way, it’s all protein, nutrition and all good for you.  Try this and trust me, it’s so good!      Hope you guys enjoy it!

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Takes 30 minutes to prepare (cooking and preparing)
Serves 6-12 people  (use less if it’s just you alone)

Ingredients:
1 cup couscous (boil as per package/set aside)
1-2 cups kale (cut them into strips, steam or bake them ahead)
1/2 green pepper diced
1/2 orange bell pepper diced
1/2 yellow bell pepper diced
1/2 red bell pepper diced
1 tomato diced
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro and parsley chopped
1/2 of a lemon juice
1 tsp sea salt or pink salt (your choice)
1/2 tsp black pepper
2-4 Tbsp olive oil

1 package of butternut squash or fresh diced
2 Tbsp melted butter
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 scoops vi shake mix (or any protein mix)
1 tsp spinach herb seasonings
1 tsp mrs dash garlic and herb seasonings
1 cup vegetable broth

Preparation:

1.   In a large bowl, add the already cooked couscous, then add the bell peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, parsley, kale, and mixing it altogether.

2.   Meanwhile, in a large skillet, add veg broth, and add the diced squash, along with the melted butter, brown sugar, protein shake mix, and seasonings.      Cook on medium-low heat for 15 minutes until it becomes soft, and you can smell the caramelizing and flavors have blended in.

3.  Add it to the couscous, and mix it, adding the rest of the seasonings and olive oil.

4.  Serve and enjoy!

Tabbouli Couscous 

Ingredients:

1/4th cup of couscous boiled & set aside 

1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt or sea salt

1/2 tsp black pepper 

1/2 tsp red chili powder

1 tbsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp sumac powder

1/2 bunch curly parsley and cilantro and parsley chopped

1 tomato diced

1 red onion diced

1 bell pepper each colour diced 

Preparation:

  1.  In a large bowl add all the chopped peppers, onions, tomatoes. 
  2. Add cilantro, parsley, and add spices. 
  3. Mix through & add lemon juice. 
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and add couscous. 
  5. Taste & add more seasonings if you want to and serve.  

  
 

Hina’s World: Recipe Tabbouli (Couscous with Parsley, Tomatoes, Onions, & Herbs)

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup couscous, pick the flavor or type
1 bunch of curly parsley leaves, washed, stems removed, cut very finely
1 chopped tomato, very finely
1 chopped bell pepper each, green, yellow, orange and red finely
1 red onion diced
1 bunch of spring onions, finely chopped
1 baby cucumber diced, finely

Spices/herbs dressing:

lemon juice
Himalayan pink salt
black pepper
sumac
Sharwarma seasonings; (rosemary, cumin powder, thyme powder, sesame seeds, onion powder, garlic ginger powder (not paste) )
so according to taste just add a little bit of each of this, and drizzle the lemon juice on top, mix. drizzle with olive oil, just a tiny bit.

Preparation:

  1. In a large pot, add water to boil. Add couscous and let it cook, then as the water is boiling, set it to medium heat, and stir occasionally. While this is on medium heat.
  2. In a large salad bowl, add parsley, tomato, bell peppers, onions, spring onions, baby cucumber.
  3. At this point couscous is done, drain. make sure all the water is drained out.
  4. Add it to the bowl. using a spoon mix it al-through. Now; comes the spices, & herbs.  Using a spoon and fork, mix it in well.   
  5. Enjoy!   Preparation time 10 minutes.

    Optional:  You can add more additional regular parsley, cilantro, mint leaves, and other variety into this.   But, the one I made above is what I had on hand, and what I could make in just that short amount of timeframe I had, which had a whole story behind it, to my mad rush to prepare it on time.  That will be another time.