Cous cous- did I syn?!

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  1. julesm

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    This evening I tried to recreate a dish I had in a restaurant at the weekend- sweet potato and chickpea kebabs (pictured below).

    However when I made the chickpea and sweet potato mix it was far too moist to roll into balls and put on the kebab sticks. So I added about 10 dessert spoons of cooked cous cous to the mix. This turned out really delicious and a great consistency- sort of like the texture of polenta. Mmmm! (pic below)

    BUT now I am wondering if this counts as using cous cous as a flour substitute and therefore do I have to syn it?!
     

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    Good question though you didnt grind it up it was whole yes?
     
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    And btw that looks soo good will be making that this week :D
     
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    Yeah it was still whole,not ground. It was so yummy- super filling too!
     
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    No you don't as you had it as part of a main meal alongside other free and superfree foods to limit your intake.

    They look great by the way, please post the recipe for us!
     
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    Yes please recipe, looks like a proper veggie delight and always looking for more recipe ideas as on green :D
     
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    Ooh glad you like the look of it!

    Recipe:
    2 sweet potatoes
    Half a tin of chickpeas
    1yellow pepper
    Lots of curry powder
    10 dessert spoons of cooked cous cous

    Boil the sweet pots and mash them. Fry the pepper. Add the chickpeas to the sweet pot and blend. Add the fried pepper and cous cous and mix up. Make balls out of the mixture. Dont worry if they are still a bit sloppy as they firm up in the oven. Add the balls to kebab sticks and cook for 40 mins at 220 degrees C. Take them out when they are brown and crispy.

    Serve with cous cous, salad and a yogurt and mint dip. Yum!
     
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    I'm so glad you've done a recipe of those kebabs, they looked so good on your diary. x
     
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    They turned out nice but quite different to the ones on the pub!

    By the way I forgot to say the recipe serves 4. I have a whole other portion packed up for lunch tomorrow so I get to enjoy it all again!
     
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