Monday, April 28, 2008

Missallfun Couscous salad remains a hit!

First round had pomegranates, second batch got golden raisins. Both Delish! Martha you would be so proud of my tedious recipe.

Men tend to like this more then the chics. Very interesting...

1 can garbanzos rinsed, dried on paper towel while you do the rest(moist ones make for mushy mess)

2 boxes plain Near east couscous
4 cloves of garlic minced
salt/pepper to taste
2 tbls curry powder
1 tbls ground cumin
dash chili powder
Bring to boil, then add couscous stir, cover, turn off heat, sit covered 5minutes. fluff with fork

1half red onion finely chopped
2 scallion stalks, white and green parts chopped
Half a bunch of flat leaf parsley chopped
1 hand full chives, then chopped
add to a large bowl
Mix couscous, herbs and onions

1 cup toasted pine nuts. Dont be lazy and skip this! All you do is heat up a pan, pour in, watch them, give em a shake until golden. DONT walk away! These yummies burn quick. like 2mins really

1cup re hydrated golden raisins(add enough water to cover, boil until fat about 5 minutes)strain

In frying pan heat 2tbls extra virgin olive oil then garbanzos, sprinkle, salt, pepper a bit more curry powder and stir fry a bit

These annoying steps intensify the flavor and add moisture to the salad
Mix all together more salt and pepper to taste.

May 8th, missallfun will be lending her production hands at the Design for The Cure event at Le Passage. This event should be be fun so anyone who is around and in for a good cause stop by. visit for more info.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

superfun impulse purchase

So Tangerine is one of my favorite stores in Chicago, which you already know. Whenever im feeling like I have absolutely nothing I like anymore I go there and find pieces. My chaotic life as a stylist demands me to be comfortable while maintaining a stylish edge. Norma Marcella (local Chicago designer) really caught my eye as I dashed out the store last night. There it was. Black ruffled bloomers for adults! Spicy girls like me! So versatile! So fun! I MUST HAVE THEM! In less then 2 seconds I saw my spring/summer 08 future. Bloomers with leggings and converse, Bloomers and bare legs with mustard heels, bloomers pulled high and American Apparel t-shirts! bloomers in bed...;) Now, as I embark spring I can continue living the life. Norma Marcella, missallfun approved.