Recipe- Mushrooms and chickpeas with apricot couscous

Hello!

Today I have decided to share with you a recipe because on my Instagram I always have quite a few people saying they would love to know the recipes for the things that I cook and bake. So I thought I would start off with a pretty basic recipe. Pretty much all of the ingredients are ones that you would already have in your house so it’s always good to be able to make something and not having to rush and and buy something last minute and also this recipe is so quick and that’s exactly what you need sometimes. I do love cooking but I don’t like to be in the kitchen for hours after a long, busy day!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1tsp olive oil
  • 1/2tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 300g mushrooms, quartered
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1tsp clear honey OR 1tsp agave nectar
  1. Fry the onion in the oil for 6 minutes until softened. Add the cinnamon and cumin and cook for one minute, stirring. Add the mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes then stir in the tomatoes, chickpeas and honey/agave. Simmer for 7-8 minutes.
  2. To make the couscous I use 50g per person and 2-3 depending on how big they are dried apricots per person. Chop up the apricots into really small pieces and then put in a bowl along with the couscous. Pour over boiling water from the kettle until it has just covered the couscous and then cover with a plate and leave for five minutes. When the couscous is cooked fluff up the grains and serve with the mushrooms.

Enjoy!

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New years resolutions.

Hi!

So, I wasen’t actually going to share my resolutions but I have been seeing all these posts about them and ladadadada so I thought I would join in πŸ˜€

  • To make sure I keep on top of my college work.
  • To look after myself properly. (shower everyday, brush teeth everyday etc.)
  • To treat myself once in a while. (Manicure etc.)
  • To eat my five a day every day.
  • To exercise at least twice a week.
  • To continue trying to beat anorexia.
  • To go outside at least once a day. Whether it’s just a ten minute walk or whatever.
  • To try and drink more water.
  • To carry on eating a balanced diet with treats in moderation.
  • To carry on facing my fears. Whether that is food fears, social, whatever.
  • To use the positive thoughts jar. Look HERE: (http://loopyluce.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/new-year-new-year/)
  • Carry on horse riding.

So those are my goals πŸ™‚ Yeah, it looks a lot but actually it’s not really. Cause things like eating my five a day, well I sort of do that already. Well I did until about December when I kept eating lots of the fear foods I had conquered instead. πŸ˜› So that’s just a reminder to pick myself back up again but also allow myself the treats. πŸ™‚ And also I put exercise there because the fact is, I really need to. -_- I am at a healthy weight now and I think the reason why I sometimes don’t sleep very well is that fact that I haven’t got enough air in my lungs. Aaaaaaand, I am doing the jar because I thought it was the best ever idea! πŸ˜€ Except mine is a tin! I will picture it later. Anywho, here are my resolutions. Hope you all have had a good day.