Greek Couscous Salad from LuLu in Philly http://luluinphilly.typepad.com
Those of you who know me know that my creativity does not extend to the kitchen. I usually avoid cooking at all costs but sometimes it is inevitable. Part of the drudgery for me is just figuring out what to make. Then I discovered this gem. The blogstress of this delightful site is bff''s with my daughter. Are they really so grown up???? Lulu, our friend moved to Philly about a year ago and started this great cooking blog. She sooooooo reminds me of Julia and Julie. Actually they could have made the movie with our Lulu.
I love how this blog is laid out with all of the categories on the side, plenty of pictures (I'm very visual), and I heart the detailed directions. When I am cooking you can not assume that I know anything.
Lulu posted this Greek Couscous salad about a month ago when we were inundated with the gifts of tomatoes and cucumbers from a dear friend. I had hoped to make this last week but life got crazy like is so often does and by the time I was able to pull it all together I realized I was out of cucumbers. I substituted water chestnuts for texture but I wouldn't recommend that. I also changed out the green pepper for red because that just flies better in this house. Then I added olives for color and because I'm a believer that you just can't have a Greek salad without olives. It was quite yummy and healthy.
Go here for the actual recipe.
Enjoy and Bon Appetite!