Easy Mushroom Garlic Quinoa

Hello Again,

Its been a while since I have posted anything. I got kind of busy last month when my kids were on Thanksgiving break and it took me a while to get back into the swing of things.

Today I’m sharing a simple quinoa recipe I made last week. I wanted to post it last week but I kind of got sick. Just so you know, those words rarely come out of my mouth. It actually feels weird saying it because for the last couple years it hasn’t happened. Ever since I adopted a mostly plant-based diet, having my hot lemon water first thing in the morning and green smoothie every day, I’ve been much healthier. As much as I love to talk about my improved health, I realize I’m not invincible. Good news is I am starting to feel a little better.

My sweet dog Rusty was by my side all weekend trying to make me feel better.IMG_7838

Ok, lets get to this Quinoa recipe.

What I like to do first is cook my quinoa. I usually make a large batch of Quinoa on Sundays so we can have it during the week. Since I made it already on Sunday, all I had to do was pull out of the fridge on Monday and throw it right in.

Start by heating skillet, add olive oil, garlic and mushrooms

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Next add in the cooked Quinoa. So easy right?

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Now, how hard was that? I work away from home on Mondays and Wednesdays and sometimes don’t get home until 630 and don’t feel like cooking so on these days, I usually prepare dinners like this during my lunch break. So if you’re looking for something healthy and quick, try this.

This is my simplified version of a recipe I found on Pinterest. Btw, pinterest food photos are always so pretty. I look forward to having a nice camera one day to take those kind of photos 🙂

Ingredients:

1 Tbs. of Olive Oil

4-5 cloves of garlic (depending on your garlic preference)

16oz of mushrooms of your choice (I used white mushrooms but next time I will try cremini)

1 cup of cooked quinoa

Instructions:

Heat skillet with olive oil, add in garlic and mushroom and cook until tender (3-4 minutes) then stir in your cooked quinoa and you’re done!

Enjoy.

Marlene

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