Category: Sides

{Recipe} Fiesta Lime Couscous

I was a little adventuresome tonight and made something completely out of my comfort zone.  However, it turned out pretty good, or at least my brother and I thought so.


Fiesta Lime Couscous

1 cup couscous
1/4 cup corn (I used frozen corn)
1/4 cup black beans
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
1 tsp garlic salt
2 Tbsp of oil  (this is guess)
1 lime

1.  Cook the couscous according to directions on package.  If you buy in bulk (like I do)  bring 2 cups of water to a boil, then add in 1 cup of couscous and stir.  Cover and turn heat to low.

2. In a second pan heat the oil and then add the corn, black beans, onion, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper. Saute for 3-5 minutes.

3.  Add the cooked couscous to the pan and stir in the garlic salt.  Cook together for 3-5 minutes.

4.  Cut the lime in half and squeeze both halves onto the couscous and stir.

5.  Enjoy!


{Recipe} Our French Fries Replacement

In an attempt to get the boys and myself to eat healthier I am slowly trying to change their eating habits.  This may not be the healthiest recipe, but it is a step in the right direction.

Not the best picture, and it was taken before they were cooked.


1 medium potato
1-2 Tbsp butter


1. Slice the potatoes as thin as you can.  The thinner they are the faster they cook and crunchier they are.  Preheat over to 350 degrees.
2.  Melt butter.  Then cover all potatoes with butter and salt and pepper to taste.
3.  Spread potatoes out in a single layer on a baking sheet/stone.
4.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-35 minutes until the potatoes start to turn brown.