Today was definitely a Monday! I was hoping things would slow down a bit with this week being a holiday week, but oh no. Or maybe I’m still just a little tired and cranky recovering from being sick over the weekend and juggling extra work with others still out sick. It was nice to come home to a relaxed household.
And feeling sleepy looking at lazy dogs.
Being a foodie, I usually have a new recipe I want to try or a favorite dish I want to make for dinner in my mind by the time I get home. Not tonight, I was feeling fried and a bit hurried wanting to fit in an after-dinner run. So I grabbed two pantry ingredients to start with.
I simmered 2 cups of veggie broth with 3/4 cups of quinoa and added a dash of apple cider vinegar for seasoning.
Then why not add a bay leaf?
And some soy sauce, fresh spinach, carrots, dash of ground coriander, and salt and pepper.
I simmered the mess for 20 minutes while I quick steamed some asparagus in the microwave and my quick dinner was ready.
The quinoa came out really good for an unplanned throw-together – tangy, savory, nice texture, and very filling.
And it left plenty of time for me to tackle a mountain of laundry I didn’t get to over the weekend.