Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Day Two Forty Six - Fast Easy Fresh Dinner for One - Health Benefits First!

Continuing in my series of fast easy fresh dinners for one, I thought I'd share with you all the simple and delish dinner I plan on making tonight.

Tonight's dinner will feature Fairway's tomato couscous which I like to cook in a simple rice style however with less water than normal and as the water is decreasing, I add some diced shallots and EVOO and some fresh rosemary. In another sauce pot, steam some broccoli. Once the couscous and the broccoli are done. Slice off the floret ends of the broccoli.  In the process of doing so, hopefully you will realize that the broccoli actually when sliced down so far looks somewhat similar to the couscous which the effect you are going for. The broccoli will add a nice textural mixup and a great health boost!

In case you aren't familiar, here's why broccoli is so good for you:

It is high in the following nutrients, minerals, and vitamins:

1. Vitamin C
2. Folic Acid
3. Potassium
4. Fiber
5. Beta-carotene
6. Vitamin A

and also helps combat the following:

Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, calcium deficiencies, stomach and colon cancer, malignant tumors, lung cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and even the aging process.

So that added textural mixup will definitely help you maintain your health! Now that you've got a bowl of tomato couscous and broccoli, what's next?

Next up is to take some roasted almonds and slice them up. Almonds are also quite good for you! They pack a lot of vitamin E and a nice dosage of "good" fats. To add to the almonds, dice up some fresh heirloom tomatoes so that the tomato presence is felt throughout the couscous. Following the tomatoes is some fresh basil. I then like to add some sauteed tofu (if you don't like tofu, please don't feel that you have to include it, but it is high in protein and when you are running as much as I am, you need a protein rich diet!). Mix this all together with some Provencal olive oil found at the Filling Station in Chelsea Market or if you are not in NYC, some olive oil with some Provencal herbs added. And now top the entire thing with a nice generous helping of grated Asiago with Rosemary and Olive Oil (found at Trader Joe's).

Enjoy your healthy delish dinner folks, I know I will!

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