ok, fastest lunch ever - ready? GO!
In a saucepan with a lid add a small blob of butter and fry a sliver of onion with a hefty sprinkle of curry powder until the onion is soft.
While it's frying (run cuz this is a fast lunch!) open and drain and rinse a can of chick peas and put a small fry pan (dry) on another burner and toss in some almonds to dry roast - watch them as they will burn on you in the blink of an eye.
Back to the onion, add 1 cup of water and the white part of a green onion (scallion) a small handful of raisins and 35 or so of the chick peas (yes, I counted for you). Bring the liquid to the boil and add 1/2 cup of couscous. Put the lid on and take it off the heat, attend to the almonds and slice the rest of your green onions.
Pour a glass of wine, tidy the kitchen, rinse your knife and put it away (I'm funny about knives) and get a pretty low sided bowl.
Check to see the liquid has been absorbed by the couscous. Give it a squirt of lemon juice to brighten the flavor then fluff it with a fork. Add the almonds and green onion and fluff again. Tip into your pretty bowl, slice some tomato from your garden on the side and sit down to a surprisingly healthy and delicious lunch. Make a double or triple amount and keep it in the fridge, it's delicious cold with some sliced chicken or grilled fish. YUM!
Oh and yes, this is what we have instead of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches *sigh*