Meat Free Monday: Randomly Stuffed Potato

In there, you’ll find: 

  • 3 medium potatoes
  • At least a cup of leftover quinoa
  • Close to a cup of steamed broccoli
  • Thinly sliced raw red onions (because I like those in and on everything) 
  • Chili powder, salt & pepper
  • Pace picante

Low fat, very filling, nutritionally diverse, and yummy.

Just make sure you don’t skimp on the salsa.

Meat Free Monday: What Do You Do With Some Left Over Quinoa?

Early in the evening…

Stir fry it with spicy orange sauce

And some soy “pork” nuggets

Make it nice & spicy 

Early in the evening

(Note: I’m trying to eat healthier now, so I wouldn’t use such a sugary sauce with so many artificial ingredients. But that’s what I had on hand then). 

Meat-Free Monday: Round Two Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers

Katherine made these yummy burgers from leftover quinoa,  and I can’t wait until we have them again. 


  • Canned black beans, rinsed
  • Slightly less quinoa than beans (3/4th the amount, roughly)
  • Teriyaki, for consistency and flavor.

Smoosh the beans and quinoa together thoroughly, adding teriyaki as needed.

Form into BIG patties and cook in a pan coated lightly in olive oil. Cook about 10 minutes on medium heat, flipping about halfway through.

These have a moist, soft consistency, a subtle quinoa flavor, and lot of heft. As big and hungry as I am, I could never eat more than one at a meal.

They taste great with flavorful sauces, sweet and spicy pickles, crisp lettuce and onion, ore whatever you like on your burger.