Couscous with feta and basil |

Can anyone tell me what Bulghur is? I was supposed to make the above recipe with Bulghur but – ofcourse – could not find it, so had to exchange it with couscous. My feeling is that the two are a lot alike, as it tasted quite good with the couscous.

I was actually really really hungry. Tom had to leave at 7 am this morning and I always get up at the same time (which was 6 am) so by noon I had been up for 6 hours and that kind of makes you hungry!
I’m actually lying now; I went back to bed as soon as he was gone and slept for another hour… But I hate that!
Once I have been awake I should stay awake. Going back to sleep always makes me feel like a zombie afterwards. It’s the same as taking an afternoon nap. I simply cannot do that; even though I might want to at times, but I just feel more tired then I did before sleeping! It eventually passes away (usually after taking a shower) but in general I really don’t like to do that.
This morning was no exception but I just felt that going to work at 7 in the morning was… well… simply too early!

Couscous salad with basil and feta |

Anyway, I’ve been approving (and mostly rejecting) photos in the morning for one of the stockagencies and my god, I sometimes cannot believe what crap people are sending in. Honestly; what are they thinking??
I won’t go into any details, but trust me if I say that it is sometimes even hard to tell what the photo is supposed to be.

I’m gonna be busy for the rest of the week so this is the last of the lunch-photos for this week. I have an appointment at a catering company I did some work for a year or two ago, so that will probably result in some work. I need to drop of some photos at one of the locations I have used, which… damn.. I left in the studio I know realize..
And I have a workshop to give and prepare on saturday. Plus ofcourse lots of work to catch up with. Still loads of photos I have to edit.

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Couscous salad with feta and basil

Servings: 2


  • 150 gr Bulghur or couscous
  • 100 gr cherry tomatoes
  • 1,5 tsp cumin powder
  • 100 gr feta
  • 2 tbsp of chives chopped
  • bunch of basil leaves
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon


  • Put the bulghur in a bowl and mix with the cumin powder. Pour boiling water over it until the bulghurt is just under water. Cover with something ( a plate will do) and leave to soak up the water for about 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime; cut the cherry tomatoes in quarters, chop the chives and make cubes out of the feta.
  • Mix the feta, cherry tomatoes and the herbs in a bowl and add the bulghur. Mix everything well and sprinkle some olive oil and lemon juice over the salad and voila, you're done!
  • Have a healthy lunch!


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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