veggie and quinoa bake

dear readers,
i’ve failed.

i used to be a terrible cook, like really really REALLY bad, and have made such strides since getting married.
but last night my quinoa veggie bake sent me back to square one.

http://www.dinneratchristinas.com/2011/03/vegetable-and-quinoa-bake.html
^^^ is the recipe i used last night
my quinoa veggie bake looked nothing like that 😦
this was my first time cooking with quinoa and i don’t think i cooked it long enough which ultimately lead to my dish’s demise.

quinoa 4cooking my quinoa
quinoa 3mixing my quinoa with a beat up egg, some shredded cheddar cheese, salt and pepper
quinoa 2after laying down my quinoa to make a crust, i topped it with a  mix of eggs, cut up tomatoes/green peppers/onions and added salt and pepper
quinoathe end result!

like i said, i don’t think i cooked my quinoa long enough because it was still a little water-y when i poured it into the 9×13 pan so it didn’t really make a crust. that aside, the dish really didn’t have much flavor! i should have added much more salt and pepper or experienced with different spices. j is really good at that! i’ll have to ask for his help next time.

i took a few bites of this and then moved on to the ice cream sandwich that i made my dinner.
yesterday was so a monday!

what did you do for dinner last night?
was your recipe a success?
hope so!
xoxo
rmw.

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marine wife, dog mom, coffee drinker & lover of wonderful things.

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One comment on “veggie and quinoa bake
  1. aweighwithme says:

    Looks delish! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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