Easy Monday meals: How many of you agree that Monday meals should be super quick and easy?
But do you also agree that quick and easy meals don’t mean that they should be boring because they are made with less effort? Right?
Energy boost: So as you know today is Monday, and I have a super quick and easy yet tasty meal for you all. A meal which not only tastes good but which is healthy too. It has everything one would need in a meal after a long and tiring day. This would sure provide an energy boost to everyone.
Delicious and healthy: I will tell you what you’ll get in this. It has couscous and we all are aware about the good health benefits of couscous. And then it is cooked in extra virgin olive oil. And we all know about the goodness of olive oil. I have paired it with an asian style spicy, sweet and tangy veggie bean dish.
So, it also has mushrooms and kidney beans, soya sauce, maple syrup, sriracha sauce, vinegar, spring onions and some other spices.
Rainy weekend: Talking about the last weekend, our weekend was so cold, dark and full of rain. And I told you that I am kinda summer girl. Dark weather makes me so dull. Thus, I was not at all in the mood of going out. Hence, we spent this weekend at home, and stayed under the blanket.
Lazy weekends are fun: We slept for long hours and then eating and entertainment and more eating. Yes, we ate so much food, but all the healthy stuff. 😀 And there’s also a good news that we also made a menu plan for the coming week which is full of delicious and healthy salads. Yeah! I am so excited about that! 🙂
Weekly menu plan: Abhishek always insists me to make a weekly menu plan, so that he would know what’s gonna come next and also it would save me some time. But you know what, planning meals in advance just doesn’t work for me. I am an impulsive person when it comes to food. I cook most of my dishes in my dreams! 😉 As soon as I cook a dish (virtually) in my mind, I can’t wait to try that. I just can’t help it. So I always had a failed experience with this menu plan. Let’s see if I could stick to my menu plan this week. And I have decided that I would only think about different salads this week, so that I wouldn’t destruct myself and could follow this week’s menu plan. 🙂
Think positive: Positive thinking can make things possible and I am hoping that this time I will stick to the challenge I have given to myself! So, let’s start. I am so thrilled for this new week full of new round of salad recipes. And I promise that wouldn’t overload you with all my salad recipes in one row. I will do it steadily. How does that sound? Cool. SO let’s do it.
Off topic: Adoria wanted her tiger to enjoy this Vegan dinner bowl in this photo below. Tiger should be VEGAN in her opinion. 😉
Easy and light meal: OK. Let’s talk about the dish I am sharing today. It’s Couscous with Sauteed Mushrooms Kidney Beans. This Asian style stir-fry would make a perfect Monday night meal. Also this would make a great meal for meatless Mondays. And I am giving my word that it is super fast, easy, light and delicious.
Pairing is versatile: If you don’t have couscous than you sure can pair this with noodles or steamed rice. Besides this meal’s deliciousness, the best part about this dish has got to be its quick cooking time. If you want to make a VEGAN meal in under 30 minutes, then this is a winner!
Awesome flavours: The flavors of the garlic, chili flakes, the soy sauce, vinegar, sweet maple syrup and sriracha sauce, just kind of make the mushroom and kidney beans shine. And when paired with couscous, it makes a perfect weeknight dinner VEGAN bowl.
- Water - 1.5 cup
- Uncooked couscous - 1 cup
- Olive oil - 1 tbsp
- Salt to taste
- Olive oil - 2 tbsp
- Chopped garlic - 2 tbsp
- Ginger paste - 1 tbsp
- Chopped green chili - 1
- Onion, sliced - 1 large
- Mushroom, sliced - 1.5 cup
- Tomato paste - 4 tbsp
- Maple syrup - 1 tbsp
- Soya sauce - 2 tbsp
- White vinegar - 1 tbsp
- Salt to taste
- Cooked, kidney beans - 1.5 cup
- Sriracha sauce - 1.5 tbsp
- Chili flakes - 1.2 tbsp or as per taste
- Spring onions - 4 tbsp
- Bring water to boil. Add uncooked couscous, salt and oil. Mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes or until cooked. Fluff with a spoon/fork, and set aside.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet.
- Add chopped garlic and saute for few seconds. Add ginger-paste and saute.
- Now stir-fry the onion for 2 minutes. Add mushroom and cook for 3 more minutes.
- Add tomato paste a cook for a minute.
- Now add maple syrup, soya sauce, vinegar, salt and sriracha sauce. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add cooked kidney beans and cook for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
- Add chopped spring onions and cooked for few seconds.
- Serve it with couscous. Enjoy!
If you cook this dish, be sure to tag your photo with this hashtag: #mggk
Happy Cooking & Keep Sharing! 🙂
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