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Ainsley's Couscous - help please?

LittleBottle

Where's Skinny Minnie?
S: 12st11lb C: 12st8lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 31.2 Loss: 0st3lb(1.68%)
#1
Hi guys, quick question as the SW site is misleading
(no? surely not! :rolleyes:)

Ainsley Harriott Couscous Moroccan Medley is shown as 1 syn on green:

Ainsley Harriott Moroccan Medley Couscous, excluding oil & butter, dried 100g cooked


Original 7 Syns
Green 1 Syns



The bit I'm not sure of is whether I weigh it dried or cooked as it says both? Is it 1 syn for the packet or 1 syn per 100g of the final product (which only involves adding water, a free food by all accounts).



Please help?


(This is why I spend 95% of my SW surfing on here and only use SW if absoutely necessary - I think the links on SW should direct people here, it'd be much more efficient)



Oh P.S. there's a bit of urgency in this as I've brought it to work for lunch - sorry :eek:


 
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LittleBottle

Where's Skinny Minnie?
S: 12st11lb C: 12st8lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 31.2 Loss: 0st3lb(1.68%)
#2
Ah well, got to have it as it's the only thing I've brought for lunch today. Decided to play it safe and count it as 1 syn per 100g cooked so with 150 ml water (1ml=1g at its maximum density) that comes to 2.5 syns. Better safe than sorry I guess.
Let me know if you know differently though please as I love that stuff and intend to have it loads.
 
#3
I might be wrong but I read it as 100g uncooked is 1 syn on green and whatever it swells up to will still be 1 syn ,

your right though it totally baffles me when i read them also specially with the cous cous, pasta n sauce & noodles
 

Mrs V

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#4
The way I read it as:
You weigh out 100g dried and then cook it for 1 syn.
I hope this helps. Is it any good?


Kerry-Ann
 

LittleBottle

Where's Skinny Minnie?
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#5
It's delicious :)
I love moroccan flavours and this is great to pop in a lunch box and eat at work.
Thanks for your help guys, I'll count it as 1 then - the SW site confuses the life out of me the way they word things.
 

Mrs V

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#6
Hmmm, I think I shall get some after work!!
Very limited to what I can eat, as I cant digest potatoes and struggle with pasta!! Lol - all hail the gastric band Lol!
 

LittleBottle

Where's Skinny Minnie?
S: 12st11lb C: 12st8lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 31.2 Loss: 0st3lb(1.68%)
#7
I guess couscous would be a bit easier then being a lot finer in texture.
How are you doing with that? Are you managing SW ok?
 

DearFatty

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#10
I thought it was half a syn if cooked with just water (thats how I read it and I had the roasted veg one today)
 

lulubelz

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#11
That was my question that I totally forgot to ask the other day! Thanks everyone for your answers...that was what I was really confused about too! :)
 

squiddie

Starting Again!
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#12
Just thought I point this out


Ainsley Harriott Moroccan Medley Couscous, excluding oil & butter, dried 100g cooked
that bit is the product and...

Ainsley Harriott Moroccan Medley Couscous, excluding oil & butter, dried 100g cooked
is what the syns refer to :)
 

pixiepiratess

Going From Flab to FAB!
S: 15st10lb C: 15st6lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 42.2 Loss: 0st4lb(1.82%)
#13
Can i ask what you all eat with cous cous .. I have tried the tesco lighter choices one and i didnt like it atall ..

Ive bought ainsley roast vegie one and just not sure what to try it with ??
 

Circes

Strutting her stuff
S: 17st12lb C: 10st7lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 7st5lb(41.2%)
#14
Peppers, chickpeas and dried apricots with some FF dressing for a moroccan salad at lunchtime

With mixed mushrooms as the basis for a SW quiche.

Plain cous cous with masses of peppers, aubergine, courgette, spices, harissa paste, stock and tomatoes for an evening meal. :eating:
 

Tab

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#15
I usually use plain couscous and have it with finely chopped salad, cooked meat/chicken/prawns or cheese. I add a teaspoon of harrissa paste to give it some flavour. Before SW I would add a teaspoon of basil flavoured olive oil as well not it depends on how many syns I have left lol
 

lulubelz

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#16
Mmmmmm....I had cous cous today with sweetcorn and cucumber in a lunch box, just ate it with a fork! Yum yum! I LOVE the Ainsley harriet ones! :)
 

jaylou

Gold Member
#17
Can i ask what you all eat with cous cous .. I have tried the tesco lighter choices one and i didnt like it atall ..

Ive bought ainsley roast vegie one and just not sure what to try it with ??
I eat it on it's own. I love the AH moroccan medley and spice sensation ones. I take the packet to work, stick it in a bowl, pour the water over it and eat the lot. Lovely!!
 

judimac

Mad old Bat with Attitude
S: 14st5lb
#18
The Amazing grains couscous at Aldi is free on green and EE 4 sorts! I like the Green Thai best, the soy sesame and ginger is good too. And it's cheaper!
 


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