While going through the pantry this morning, I found a box of pearl couscous I forgot I have. Although the expiry date is two months from now, I decided that it will be best that I use it up now, so that I will not forget about it again. Subsequently, I cooked the couscous according to the instructions on the box, let that cool and then made a simple couscous salad with whatever I have at hand. Whatever I had at hand were shredded carrots, shredded Chinese cabbage, olive oil, ras el hanout (expired), salt, pepper and miscellaneous this and that. The end result looks good, and tastes good.