Monday Musings + Pomegranate Israeli Couscous

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Christina Ross
Christina Ross
I'm a human being on planet earth. I've lived hundreds of lifetimes. In this incarnation I'm here to advance medicine.

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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