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Re: warm chicken and pumpkin salad with couscous varoma recipe
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2010, 04:10:16 am »
Email HO and ask them to put you in touch with a consultant who will come and do a Varoma demo for you because you REALLY want the FSA book.Surely then if they can't put you in touch with someone they well send it to you-maybe.
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Re: warm chicken and pumpkin salad with couscous varoma recipe
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2010, 04:18:20 am »
Good idea Cookie but even if that worked i dont know anyone here well i know one person but she isnt interested (she insists that she is watching numbers and then get Md's cause its easy :o??and she knows i have one), so unless i can use my children and chooks as guests we could have issues lol not to worry, there is one on ebay not that i am paying $55 for it but maybe i'll meet people next yr and can think about getting someone out to the "sticks" as everyone calls it lol.

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Re: warm chicken and pumpkin salad with couscous varoma recipe
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2011, 08:37:42 am »
I tried steaming the couscous the other night following this recipe (but with a tomato sauce and sausages underneath) and while some of it was nice, there were big gluggy chunks that I couldn't break up with a fork.

What did I do wrong?  (it's the first time I've ever cooked couscous).
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Re: warm chicken and pumpkin salad with couscous varoma recipe
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2011, 10:48:49 am »
Cathy I run the glad bake under water and scrunch it up. Place it on the top tray. My cous cous is usually in a small container or snap lock bag at demos. I put enough water to just cover it in the container let it absorb a little, then turn it out onto the tray, separate and spread it on the paper with the spatula then cook.  HTH
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Re: warm chicken and pumpkin salad with couscous varoma recipe
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2011, 03:45:13 am »
Thanks meagan, that sounds like what I did.  Maybe I didn't spread it out enough.
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Re: warm chicken and pumpkin salad with couscous varoma recipe
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2011, 04:13:33 am »
It also needs to be really moist Cathy. I find if it hasn't been rinsed enough or soaked enough it will go lumpy. Try soaking it with a little water just like Meagan said - think it will help as it makes it really easy to spread out then :)
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Re: warm chicken and pumpkin salad with couscous varoma recipe
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2011, 06:14:27 am »
I always cook my cous cous in my thermoserver  Just put the thermoserver on top of your TM and weight in the cous cous, then weight in the same amount of boiling water, put the lid on and in 5 minutes it should be ready.  To stop it going lumpy, just fluffy it up by forking  through a little blob of butter or olive oil and that should help.

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Re: warm chicken and pumpkin salad with couscous varoma recipe
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2011, 07:23:08 am »
I still do it in my Thermoserver if I already have the varoma full. I do have to say though it is much nicer steamed - never thought I would notice the difference but I do. Still doesn't stop me doing it the old way when I need too lol
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Re: warm chicken and pumpkin salad with couscous varoma recipe
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2011, 06:47:41 am »
Could you get away with doing it in the thermoserver at a demo?  I'll have to try it again and get the soaking part right.
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Re: warm chicken and pumpkin salad with couscous varoma recipe
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2011, 12:12:29 am »
Cathy I take it dry to the demo, soak then lay it out when I get there. Just concentrate on the basic demo format. The varoma training will come after your 60days  ;)
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Re: warm chicken and pumpkin salad with couscous varoma recipe
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2011, 03:47:14 am »
I had the Moroccan,at my demo, there was a handful of craisins, dried apricots, mint, spring onion, and a tin of chick peas added to the baby spinich, we also added some nuts. with the coscous chicken and pumkin there was heaps, two people took some for there lunches and I had what was left for lunch.
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Re: warm chicken and pumpkin salad with couscous varoma recipe
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2012, 08:46:04 am »
Made this demo recipe last night.. Was lovely and everyone enjoyed it.. Everyone enjoyed but no pumpkin in summer obviously so used sweet potato...very filling!
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Re: warm chicken and pumpkin salad with couscous varoma recipe
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2012, 09:59:07 am »
Made this demo recipe last night.. Was lovely and everyone enjoyed it.. Everyone enjoyed but no pumpkin in summer obviously so used sweet potato...very filling!
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Is the recipe on the forum? I've read the previous posts and it probably wouldn't be a current varoma demo item now.

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Re: warm chicken and pumpkin salad with couscous varoma recipe
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2012, 10:02:14 am »
Ill pm you mcmich.. I cant find the link.. It was on another thread somewhere with the lemon puddings i think..was very yummy.. I did the moroccan salad version with craisins!

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Re: warm chicken and pumpkin salad with couscous varoma recipe
« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2012, 11:03:08 am »
It's still current mcmich, I had this at my varoma demo a few months ago.
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