A yummy dish from last week.  4 servings.
1 pound frozen (or fresh) shrimp, medium-large, peeled and de-veined (pink shrimp, wild-caught in the US are the best choice, try to avoid grey/black shrimp that are caught oversees)
sprinkle of salt and pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp dried dill (optional)

6 cups roughly chopped mild* greens, i used Brussels Sprout greens
1.5 cups stock
1 cup couscous, whole wheat if possible
Juice from one lemon, zest also if you have a rasp/zester/microplane**
1/4 cup grated parm cheese
1 garlic clove, grated on **microplane if possible, if not just mince up
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
optional fresh herbs - parsley, basil, oregano all work beautifully!  just give them a rough chop
*other mild greens are kale, spinach, and dark lettuces like romaine.

toss thawed shrimp with oil, salt, pepper, and dill and place on sheet pan in one layer.  roast in oven at 350 degrees for 7-9 minutes, depending on size of shrimp.  i cooked my medium shrimp for 10 minutes and it was a little too long!  they should look like a C when cooked properly.  if they look like a U, then they are undercooked, if they look like an O, then they are over-cooked....just a rule of thumb! 
when done set aside.
in meantime, bring stock to a boil in a large pot.  once at a boil, remove from heat, add couscous, stir a bit, then add greens, do not stir.  cover and set aside, off heat, for 10 minutes.  this should cook couscous and steam greens a bit. 
add remaining ingredients, plus the shrimp with all the juices, to the pot and stir gently to combine.  top with more parm cheese if you like.

this past weekend i went up north to visit family.  it was a very nice trip.  like most people, when i go on vacation it is a challenge to eat well.  sometimes instead of thinking about it so much you just gotta take a clean eating break for a few days and simply eat less of the less nutrient dense foods.  that's what i ended up doing.  and i must say, it is easier for me now, compared to oh 3 years ago, to stop before i am full when eating higher fat foods.  i feel so much better after, and to me that is worth it more than scarfing down the entire meal because i feel like i am wasting a cheat meal if i don't......you all knowing what i am talking about!   and just because you eat bad for one meal, that doesn't mean that you should go ahead and order dessert or eat high calorie stuff for the rest of the day because you are already wrecked.....again, you know what i'm sayin!   this takes practice though!  i am living proof!  pick your battles!  i am not saying i stop before i am full all the time, but i make sure i am truly enjoying the food before i put the entire thing in my mouth!