Monday, July 11, 2011

Dinner Alone...

It's not often that I end up eating my dinner alone. Jim is usually a great sport about eating something super heavy like salmon or lasagna when he immediately wakes up for the night shift. Today, however, he couldn't do it. So I ended up cooking for just me, and it still turned out great, although I didn't use any crazy recipes.

I made my go-to quinoa tabbouleh of course.

Pretty much because it uses up all my veggies before they go bad, and it makes lunch for me for like a week! Did I mention it's also super tasty? I make it all the's the recipe, adapted from allrecipes.

Quinoa Tabouli
(makes about 6 servings)


2 cups water
1 cup quinoa
1 pinch salt
1/8 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 dashes cumin
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tomatoes, diced
1 cucumber, diced
2 bunches green onions, diced
1 cup fresh parsley, chopped


1. In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Add quinoa and a pinch of salt. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature; fluff with a fork.

2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine olive oil, sea salt, cumin, lemon juice, vinegar, tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, and parsley. Stir in cooled quinoa.

And simply because I didn't want to defrost any meat, I also made an omelette, no recipe for this one, just spinach, mozzerella and tomatoes!

Nothing exciting, just plain and simple. It is Monday after all. Meatless Monday if you will.

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