Well, I am quite impressed with Near East! The Mediterranean Curry was fantastic and couldn’t have been quicker or easier.
Topped with a piece of seared cod – yum!
We mixed sauteed celery, mustard greens, hydrated raisins and toasted sunflower seeds into the couscous. Great combo of textures.
Plus a dollop of Fage and some red pepper flakes and cayenne sprinkled on top –
Can’t wait to try more of these boxes 🙂
For dessert I had a VeggieGirl muffin heated and topped with PB. Dee-licious! There are only two left 😥
Somehow I managed to get my to-do list complete (with the exception of bumping a few items to Tuesday 🙂 ) I’m all set for tomorrow with my notebook cleaned out and empty of last semester’s stuff, my bookbag packed, a good lunch.
For those of you wondering, here’s my class schedule for this semester. It’s gonna be a hard one, but note that there’s NOTHING on T/TH!! I am psyched about that!!
Food Sci. Lab
|9:30-10:45 Biochem||9:30-10:45 Biochem|
|3:30-4:45 Foodservice||3:30-4:45 Foodservice|
|5:00-7:45 Clinical Nutrition||**Developmental Psych: ONLINE**|
Bath, read, bed!
Oh She Glows says
Oh wow that is great about Tuesday & Thursdays being off!! I had that schedule a few times in university and it was amazing. One semester I actually worked it so I only had class Tues and Thurs! Sweet. 🙂 I also took Developmental Psychology online too.
What class are you looking forward to most?
I’m not sure. I’m stoked not to have any boring chemical chemistry this semester (OR LAB!!!). I think I’m most excited about Biochem. I’m a science person and want to learn more about all the nutritional processes.
I use to plan my classes for either m/w/f or t/th. It helped so much when trying to maintain some kind of a school/part-time work/life balance. If you can keep on top of everything it’s actually a quasi-relaxing schedule. Good luck. P.S. Keep up the good work on your site. I come to it daily. I really enjoy it.
I agree, the schedule looks fun! I think I would be most excited about food sciences. Are you planning on trying to get in some sort of clinical practice this semester, or just leaving t/r as study days?
Good to know that the couscous was good! I have been tempted by them but have yet to try any.
Good luck with this upcoming semester!
I wish I could plan my schedule, but the classes I have to take are decided for me and thus so is the schedule. That’s why I’m SUPER excited!!
Between school, blogging and another project I’m starting soon, I’m keeping my T/TH open for studying. But I hope to get some experience this summer, which as of now, is wide open.
Awesome about having T/Th off, no 8 am classes, and only one class on Fridays! Hopefully this semester won’t be as stressful. Plus, it looks like you’re taking some interesting classes!
Good luck with the first day tomorrow! 🙂
ooooooooh that Tues/Thurs off schedule will be fantastic! Enjoy your classes! 🙂
Good luck back at class tomorrow!
I did more yoga tonight. I’m loving it!!! Thanks, again, for your yogadownload recommendation!
Oh She Glows says
Kath, where did you find the veggiegirl muffin recipe? I looked on her site but didn’t find any quick way of finding it.
Heather McD (heather eats almond butter) says
That is my favorite couscous by far, but I always add a few mix-ins as well…usually toasted almonds and raisins or dates…plus extra cinnamon. Yum.
Good luck back at school tomorrow. Tuesday and Thursdays look sweet – I’m sure you’ll need them for studying…Biochem. Have a good night Kath!
Love how you served the muffin with PB – holy yum!! 🙂
I start back to school tomorrow too – eek!! Good luck!!
Since your husband likes Alton Brown, he is going to love the knowledge you gain in Food Sci. That was one of my favorite classes in undergrad. It also helps in cooking. Good luck this semester!
ashley (sweet & natural) says
Good luck with starting classes tomorrow! The free T/Th is AWESOME! I hope you enjoy Developmental Psych. Psychology was one of my majors (along with art history) and I just loved all my classes.
Fantastic dinner! Your Mondays and Wednesdays look quite full!
Love the Near East stuff as well, it’s easy and really good!
Have fun at school tomorrow. I am starting to get jealous with everyone starting already. I still have another week and a half!
Good luck with your class schedule!! I don’t want to go back 🙁
Great dinner Kath, Looks like a pretty good schedule as well. Zesty is smiling!
That combo sounds great! I love mediterranian flavors =)
hooray for biochem! as well as PB for dinner 🙂
Good luck tomorrow! Hope you have a good first day back.
Your schedule for this semester looks good – how nice to have Tues/Thurs off completely!
Sarah (Tales of Expansion) says
congrats on that organized class schedule; it sounds like you’re ready to go 🙂
i looooove near east couscous, but i never get it because i’d end up inhaling the whole box. smart thinking to bulk it up with raisins and sunflower seeds! that should give it some more staying power …
Try the Parmesan couscous by Near East..it is amazing!!
Wow- enjoy having Tues and Thurs off! That will be a great schedule.
Great combo of textures!
Good luck with your classes this semester! I’m also taking Clinical this spring. Biochem is really interesting. Unlike organic I found it easy to understand, just a lot of memorization. I can give you some good mnemonics for some of the cycles if you need!
Wow, what a great schedule! That worked out really well for you!
I’m Lainie – I emailed you awhile back (we have a mutual friend you went to Davidson with, and I’m studying to become an RD, too). I just wanted to let you know that I’ve taken both Food Science and Foodservice already…..foodservice was okay – interesting, but not my favorite – but food science was pretty cool. I think you will absolutely love that class – especially the lab (assuming it was similiar to my class). We learned all about different food interactions, and why things do what they do when they are cooked. Good luck with the biochem! You’ll have to let me know how that goes. I’m in microbiology this semester, and them next I’m probably going to take biochem. Not looking too forward to that class….
Good luck this semester!
Good luck tomorrow, Kath!
We love the Near East Whole Grain Roasted Garlic Couscous. I actually prepare it by subing a can of roasted garlic or fire roasted tomatoes for the water and adding a can of chickpeas. Top with fresh grated parm or feta. It’s super tasty and quick.
Free Tuesdays and Thursdays sounds awesome! I so miss the student life. I never appreciated all the free time while I was there.
Great schedule! I love days off like that!
near east is a good brand!! Good luck with school 🙂
Have a great semester, Kath!
Michele (Healing with Juices) says
I love curry! Of course, I love fish too. Those muffins look delish! Lucky, you. 😉
Here’s to a fantabulous semester!
kath~ your recipes are always wonderful!!!
esp your oatmeal creations. i can’t wait until i try them!!!!!
i’m a “new” blogger. please visit me when you have the time! thanks!
Sarah (lovINmytummy) says
Near East Tabouelhelhelhe (I don’t know how to spell it, so why try?) is fantastic!
Your classes look so interesting…I can’t wait to learn vicariously through you =)
Hope you have a wonderful first day back!
That cod looks FANTASTIC!
Good luck with school. Sit in the front row and raise your hand a lot.
Oh She Glows,
I don’t have the recipe yet – VG sent them in the mail. She’ll be posting it soon, I believe.
Glad to hear it – that’s what I’m hoping!
I am excited about Food Science. I do love anything with food 🙂
I prefer the second row
Kath- A couple of quick questions when you have time:
1) the microwave poached egg technique – do you grease the ramekin a little? I’m thinking the egg would stick.
2) Can you recommend a somewhat healthy treat from GH?
Good luck with your busy schedule this semester.
1) No need to grease b/c there’s water in the cup.
2) From Matt: Well, most of the muffins are made with whole wheat flour and fruits/veggies, but the amount of sugar in them is a little bit detractive from their healthy benefits. That’s why they call ’em sweets! Still, everything is okay in moderation. I just recommend treating every non-bread item at Great Harvest as a dessert.
Raspberry Runner says
i did know that near east made a curry cous cous!! i will have to try that. and good luck with biochem!
Missy (Missy Maintains) says
The cod looks delicious! Of course so do the muffins! Good luck with classes!
I love the Near east couscous…so easy! I love mixing veggies, meats, and/or cheeses for a 1 pot meal. The Pine Nut flavor is my favorite!