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  1. Mummoth

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    it does from the salad bar at Pizza Hut?

    I know a lot of people really like it, but the only time I've tried it is in Pizza Hut. It was in their salad buffet - cold and tasted of nothing. Is it any different when it's hot? What does it taste similar to?
     
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    ilovelife Wishing and hoping!

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    I love couscous but it is a personal taste so the best thing would for you to try it at home :)
     
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    It really depends what you add to it for flavour, instead of just using hot water, use stock and add plenty of herbs spices, etc etc. It's all really down to a matter of taste and experimenting x x
     
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    I like the Ainsley Harriot ones, there's so quick and easy to do and I think they taste nice either hot or cold. I often make up a sachet to go with sausages when my hubbie has chips with his. My favourite is the Spice Sensation one which is half a syn per 100g cooked on EE or Green. The roasted vegetable one is nice too and is the same syns.
     
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    When I had it at Pizza Hut it had been soaked in what tasted like vinegar, but the couscous itself was like the texture of what I imagine frogspawn to be like & once the vinegar flavour had gone it was like eating mushy puffed wheat without the flavour.

    I guess I should buy some & try it really.
     
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    I suppose it is an individual taste really, but I love Cous Cous, my fave being the Ainsley Harriot Spicy Sensations one, and only ½ a syn a pkt made up.
     
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    Couscous is like rice, not much taste and it needs tarting up with the flavours of your choice. OH hates it almost as much as courgettes! I like it with roasted veg, chickpeas and put lime/lemon juice and fresh coriander in it.
     
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    personally i hate,hate,hate it!!!!
    ive tried the packets,various restuarants,hubby doing it his way with just plain cous,cous.......i simply cant stand it any old way!!

    hubby,kids and just about everyone i know absolutely raves about the stuff though!
     
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    Ainsley Harriot Spice Sensation is really nice, and the fastest healthy fast food ever! Its frighteningly effortless.

    I quite often make up a packet and have it with hard boiled eggs and salad, or mix some tuna through it and have some cherry tomatoes chopped through it.
     
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    I love cous cous (or bulgur) either in salad or as a side dish.
    Salad: I cut in dices tomatoes (with their juices), cucumbers, green peppers and parsley or mint. I add the boiled couscous, oil, lemon juice and salt. I toss them well and keep them in the refrigerator for 1h. It is my favorite summer salad.
    Side dish: I boil tomato juice (either from the carton or from fresh tomatoes) diluted with water in order to reach the proportions in liquid. Then I add salt, and herbs and the couscous. When it is almost ready I add some olive oil or a little butter just for the taste.
     
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