A few months back Co-op partnered up with the amazing guys over at SORTEDfood to get more young people cooking, as according to research there's a cooking skill gap between the ages of 16-25 in the UK. Being a couple of foodies, we absolutely love to cook in our household but I do remember my first year of uni where I pretty much lived off baked potatoes, tuna pasta and cheese on toast - definitely not the healthiest diet!
Together Co-op and SORTEDfood have created a new website called Now Cook It which is full of exciting recipes and tips to get anyone cooking - it's basically a free online cooking course that you can do in your own time. So to get me trying it out, Co-op sent me all the ingredients to cook up their Roasted Vegetable Couscous which you can find the recipe for here. Now I'm no beginner to a roast veg couscous so I did feel in my zone when following the steps, and cooking along with the guys definitely brought some fun into the kitchen - much better than just following some written down instructions!
Although it was something I've cooked plenty of times before I did learn a few new tips, like roasting lemon with your beg to use as a nice zesty dressing. Also I'd never usually put cold raw veg in with the roasted veg but it was really good having the crunchy bite of cucumber & tomato on there. If I made it again I'd probably switch out the yoghurt for feta as I feel you get a better & more distributed flavour impact but that's just my personal preference. Either way it was incredibly yummy and I'll definitely be checking out more recipes for some nice easy ideas to fit into my weekly recipe rotation!