Monday Musings + Pomegranate Israeli Couscous

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Adenike Eketunde
Adenike Eketunde
I am a health enthusiast with a degree in medicine and public health. I have over 5 years of experience working in the clinical and non-clinical setting. I have experience in medical writing and review with published articles on PubMed. Favorite Quote “No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.” ― L. Frank Baum, The Lost Princess of Oz

1. There are still people without electricity – and some without homes – here on the East coast. This blog post details many ways you can help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

2. John recently clued me in on an awesome iPad/iPhone app that I’m pretty excited about: iBooks (I wouldn’t know about half of the apps out there if it wasn’t for my husband). Most of the books on my “to-read” list are priced in the $10 – $20 range, but I discovered that many of the classics (think Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, etc.) are free! There are a bunch of classics that I want to either re-read or read for the first time, so this is big news for me =).

3. I love that it’s now almost light outside when I wake up, but I am NOT so enthused that it’s dark by 4:30 pm.

4. This is how Shelby and Roxie spend the majority of the day, everyday:

As my baby-filled belly grows & my stamina wanes – and the days get colder – I find myself following suit more and more ;).

5. Will Ferrell wants to remind you: Don’t forget to vote tomorrow!

6. Pomegranates are taking center stage this week on The Back Burner.

I made this Pomegranate Israeli Couscous, which comes together in less than 15 minutes. The couscous is cooking with pomegranate juice – thus the gorgeous pink hue! – and then tossed with juicy pomegranate arils, crunchy toasted almond slices, and a simple maple vinaigrette.

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