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Greetings Foodies,

Sorry about the delay.  I had a minor discretion with one of my affliate links that the powers that be didnt like and they suspended my blog for 24 hrs.  Hopefully that is all resolved and we can get on with more important things…food! Well, with Spring upon us and Summer just around the corner, it is high time to start looking for fun picnic recipes. The following is adapted from one of those recipe booklets that gets handed out at grocery stores. You know the ones: 5-10 recipes and a bunch of ads. The problem is I have this page torn out and there is nothing on it that indicates its source. I hate that! If you recognize the recipe and know the source, please let me know. The original calls for tuna as the protein source, but we just don’t eat a lot of tuna, so we used cooked and shredded chicken instead. Really, you could use tuna, chicken, salmon…whatever floats your boat. I have tried all three and they all work nicely. The combinations of sweet, savory and salty make for a great meal sitting on a blanket or a picnic table in the warm sun.

by egphotolog

Cast of Characters:

½ cup dry couscous or quinoa

1 cup boiling water

1 cup cooked & shredded chicken, salmon or tuna

¼ cup plain yogurt (or mayo in a pinch)

1 tsp mild curry powder

1 green onion, chopped

½ cup carrot, shredded

1 small apple, cored & chopped

s & p

torn lettuce

4 tortillas

Prepare couscous or quinoa. One of the easiest “grains” to prepare is couscous. In reality it is not a grain. It is more in the pasta family than anything else. All you do is use a 2-1 ration boiling water to couscous. Pour water over couscous in a heatproof bowl and let it sit till all the water absorbs, which should be about 5 minutes. If you prefer a true grain, but want a similar flavor, try quinoa. Quinoa also uses a 2-1 water ratio. Bring the water to boil on the stove and then add the quinoa. Reduce heat and simmer til water absorbs and you see little curly tails separate from the grain. Fluff with a fork and let cool.

In another bowl, combine meat, yogurt, curry, onion, carrot, apple, salt and pepper. Place some of this mix, plus lettuce and your grain in a tortilla and wrap it up! Makes 4 servings.

Hope you enjoy some sunshine this week.  Happy Eating!

The Gullible Gourmet

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