So I get it.
My health-buff friend, Janice, gave me a big ziploc bag of quinoa last 4th of July (another post to come on that). Today, I only had brunch, so of course at 3 o'clock, I was already hungry. Looking at our fridge, we still had zucchini, broccoli, and 1 large portobello cap from 2 weeks ago (I've proven that they have longer shelf-life among other veggies). I cut them up and sautéed in olive oil and garlic. Sbarro's spaghetti with vegetables from yesterday's lunch gave me an idea. Good thing I had canned diced tomatoes. So I threw in the tomatoes into my veggies mix and added good old Italian seasonings - basil and oregano, plus onion powder, pepper, salt, sugar, and one chicken bouillon.
Still keeping in mind my MLW (must-lose-weight) theme, I started boiling water for my quinoa fettuccine noodles. Then I remembered, I actually have quinoa! So I boiled two cups of water and mixed in 1 cup of quinoa seeds. After my quinoa cooked, I topped it with my Italian veggies and sprinkled some parmesan cheese. <pat on my back>!
Calories: 290 Calories from Fat: 37
(1/2 cup quinoa, 1 cup veggie mix)