Monday, July 16

something light after eating 1,345,462,098 calories

after binge eating at mozza yesterday, i decided to make something really light for dinner. i had been wanting to try this recipe i found in the NYT: couscous salad with spinach and a creamy lemon chive dressing. i didn't really think about the fact that anything with "cream" would not be as "light" as i wanted...but it still turned out really nice. pretty simple too. we even broke out tstar's old food processor which she so graciously donated for causes such as these.

basically you cook about 1.5 cups of couscous with some salt. then, blend 2 cups parsley, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice and some salt to taste. mix with couscous. chop 5 oz spinach into chiffonade. to make the dressing, mix 1 cup of light cream (i used half and half?) with 2 tbsp lemon juice, salt, and 1/3 cup minced chives (shake this in a container). then toss with the spinach and mix everything with the couscous. (thanks NYT!) it was very delicious and actually pretty light!

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