4.22.2013

mmmMonday

I'm so glad last week is over. There was way too much heartbreak throughout the nation in such a short amount of time. I'm happy to be starting a new, more positive week. If you are interested in donating to any of the victims of the many tragedies, you can find information herehere, and here.

I've really been enjoying trying new recipes, so to give me some motivation to keep it up I'm going to start a new weekly series, mmmMonday. In this series I'll be posting my favorite diet-friendly recipes that I've tried throughout the week!
This week, hands down, our favorite meal was this vegetable quinoa stir-fry. It was quick, simple, and most importantly it left me feeling satisfied, which so many diet-friendly recipes fail to do. Before I made this, I made a large batch of quinoa that I could use in recipes throughout the week. Just like regular stir-fry, this works best when the quinoa is made ahead and cooled before using. I also just used veggies that I had on hand, but I'm sure this would be good with pretty much anything (carrots, peas, mushrooms, etc). 

Vegetable Quinoa Stir-Fry
adapted from: Damn Delicious

Ingredients:
1 T olive oil, divided
1 zucchini squash, chopped
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 head of broccoli, cut into florets
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups quinoa, cooked
1/2 bag of Gardein beefless tips, cooked according to package directions

Instructions:

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons of olive oil in a medium skillet. Scramble eggs, and set aside. 

Heat remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons of olive oil in a wok on medium high heat. Add onions and broccoli florets, and cook for about 4-5 minutes. Add zucchini and garlic. Cook for another 3-4 minutes or until veggies are tender.

Add 2 cups of cooked quinoa and scrambled eggs to the wok. Cook for an addition 2-3 minutes or until heated through.

Add cooked beefless tips, and soy sauce and sriracha to taste.

Makes approx. 4 servings.

Some good news! After last week I've officially completed all of my classes for my interior design certification. So I'm at least somewhat legit now, right? I'm still struggling hard with whether or not I pursue a degree in interior design, or if I try teaching again. Decisions, decisions... 

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