I’m all about one dish dinners. And I’m all about doubling the recipe so we can eat one dish for two nights {leftovers rock!}. Sometimes I’ll make a main dish with a side dish, but often, I stack it up {meats, veggies, etc} onto one plate or bowl.

Have you cooked with quinoa {keen-wah}? It’s high in protein and a great alternative to rice or pasta. We’ve been eating a lot of it lately and we’re loving it!

Last week I made an italian dish and substituted quinoa where we would usually have pasta.

I found this garlic quinoa at our Ralphs. It is prewashed and seasoned with garlic. It tasted great! They also carry a few other flavors. This week I am using their Mediterranean quinoa for Tuesday’s dinner.

While the quinoa was cooking, I prepared a meat sauce with marinara. Then in one bowl I stacked up fresh spinach, garlic quinoa, homemade marinara, parmesan cheese, and fresh tomatoes. Yum! We had leftovers to take for lunches.

Share with us! What’s your favorite meal to make lately?