Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dinner time!

I have decided that I'm going to try to actually cook a meal for myself at least twice a week. Maybe I'm getting in over my head, maybe not. I pretty much eat sandwiches, salad, and chips everyday. It's pathetic and I need to grow up. I can't be eating this boring crap anymore. It's seriously depressing me. So I cracked open a Weight Watcher's cook book and opened up to THIS!


And I was pretty excited. Here's the recipe-

1 (32 oz) Carton reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 (15 1/2 oz) can chickpeas (I forgot to buy them so I threw in green peas instead)
1 (14 1/2 oz) can diced tomatoes with roasted garlic
1 (6 oz) bag shredded carrots
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
2 cups cubed chicken breast (I just got the already grilled chicken strips from the meat dept. and then just cut them up)
1 (6 oz) bag baby arugula
1/2 cup couscous

1. Combine the broth, chickpeas, tomatoes, carrots, curry powder, cinnamon, cayenne in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the carrots are tender, about 2 minutes. Add the chicken and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.

2. Stir in the arugula and couscous. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Let stand, covered, until the couscous is tender and the arugula is wilted, about 5 minutes.

PER SERVIING (generous 1 cup): 205 cal, 4 g fat

Haha, I know I took this picture outside and that's weird. But the lighting is perfect and I really wanted you all to see the beautiful colors. I really suggest you all make this dinner at least once! It's seriously delicious... and healthy.

I really want to learn to be a better cook. My husband is the pickiest eater ever and I doubt he'd ever eat this sorta thing, but I can't let that stop me anymore. I'm going to cook anyway. Maybe Wyatt will like my cooking?


  1. Oh my god, we need to start cooking more here too. every time we go grocery shopping we end up with a lot of lunch items and nothing for dinners. i just don't know where to start! this looks so good!

  2. That's gorgeous! I'm also the pickiest eater ever, but since marrying my husband (who likes cooking/does all the cooking) he's gotten me to like a few home cooked meals, thank goodness! Hopefully that will expand to even more things, as I'm trying to get rid of as much processed stuff as possible.

  3. PS check out my latest post. :)

  4. YUMMY!!!

    Once I had aidyn I vowed to try to eat everything. Of course I am still not a fan of onions, but I will still eat them if Aidyn is watching! i dont want him to be a picky eater! Because of that, he eats pretty much everything. I make him try everything on his plate, but I never force him to eat it. He tried asparagas three times, and didn't like it.. then the other day I made him take a bite, and he loved it!! He ate three more pieces :))

    Its so good that you at least provide the opportunity to Wyatt! :)

  5. This looks awesome. We would totally eat this.

  6. Yes, this does look very yummy! Too bad I will never cook it... I don't cook. Hubby does! I make sure to offer to cook every once in a while... just to scare him into continuing to be the chef. Hee. Maybe I'll suggest this to him? He does actually love to cook.

    Also: I have like three spots in my house where I take photos because the natural light is so good... VERY pretty colors.

  7. I'm sorry I suck and I just couldn't pull off the "things around the house" post! Everything is still all whackadoo around here!

  8. My husband is a pretty picky eater too. I wish I could get him to eat healthy. Or at least different. But his favorite meal. No joke (mac n cheese and hotdogs).

  9. that looks yummy!!! i'm pretty lucky, Will is the chef around here and he is awesome!


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