Working lunch: couscous with mushrooms & corn

I had a Malayali colleague once. He and his wife would wake up early every morning, make breakfast and cook lunch before they left for work. They lived at far off Navi Mumbai and travelled by train! Always used to amaze me. How could people do this?

Then today happened.

Breakfast: Sandwich of American Express Bakery multi grain bread with mushrooms and corn boiled by Banu the previous day. There was a sliver of cream cheese in it too. Papaya chopped by Banu the previous day. Coffee.

@Shizznatica on twitter felt that boiling mushrooms kills the taste:

'@Finelychopped I've always been told to keep mushrooms away frm water till they've been cooked. Like sponges they are. Could be wrong though'
" @Finelychopped hmmm in cooking shows they never wash em. Nor do we. Just wipe em clean I guess 

Though Sassy Fork, Chef Jay and I felt that we were better off erring in side of safety here."

@SassyFork :  @Finelychopped wash! (the mushrooms)

@ChefJayFoodhall :  @Finelychopped I second that. @SassyFork

So here's how I put lunch together:
  • Couscous from a packet heated in microwaved water as per pack instructions
  • Boiled mushrooms & corns tossed together in peri peri sauce, salt & pepper
  • Mix the two together and put it the lunch box
  • Add a teaspoon of olive oil on top
So breakfast made. Lunch too. No oil barring the EVOO

'What a good boy I am' as Little Jack Horner said

Edit: Adding @saeek & @kishiarora's suggestion here to sauté the mushrooms instead of boiling them