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I've outdone myself - Blueberry Quinoa Bake & Vegetable Lasagna

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I bought a box of red quinoa from Wegmans a few months ago and had been searching for recipe ideas. I found a few I was thinking of trying, and then I was like SCREW IT! I'm going to experiment! ...which is what I did.

YUM! I made a Blueberry Quinoa Bake. I posted the recipe on Fit Foodie:

(I also have another new post below that one - Weight Loss Myths & Truths)

Boyfriend requested Vegetable Lasagna for dinner last night, to which I replied, "Sure, why not!" I had never made lasagna, so I had NO IDEA that it would take FOR-FREAKING-EVER between boiling the noodles, prepping the veggies and assembling the entire thing, AND make a million dishes. The entire time, I kept telling him, "YOU BETTER LIKE THIS LASAGNA, OR ELSE I'M NEVER MAKING DINNER FOR YOU AGAIN." But it was worth all of the work because it was ahhhhhh-mazing. Boyfriend inhaled it, had seconds and kept saying, "THIS IS SO GOOD" so I gave myself a well-deserved pat on the back.

No recipe for this one, although I could one together if y'all want me to. I used whole wheat lasagna noodles, I made my own homemade sauce (nothing better than homemade marinara), I used broccoli, kale, mushrooms and red and green bell peppers, and of course (whole milk) mozzarella and (reduced fat) ricotta cheese.

All in all, yesterday was a good day for new attempts at cooking!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EARTH-ANGEL 2/11/2013 6:03PM

    Hey Kristin' the Blueberry quinoa bake looks fantabulous. Looking forward to trying it out. L-O-V-E your Fit Foodie Blog. So informative and well laid out. Looks great!

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ASHLING9 1/23/2013 10:41AM

  First off, I'm totally jealous that you have a wegmans. When I lived in Pennsylvania, that was my go to store. Now I have to settle for kroger, which isn't quite the same. Second, I've read so much about Quinoa, but have never tried it! I'm going to have to make an attempt to make something out of it myself!

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CECISMOMMY09 1/21/2013 11:01PM


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LIZ1147 1/21/2013 8:38PM

    Both of those look so delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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SUN_N_SEA 1/21/2013 6:31PM

    OMG both those dishes look so incredibly yummy!!! Lasagna can be time-consuming, but sometimes I cheat and use the "no-boil" noodles.. they're a bit thinner than regular ones and have a funny, like, corrugated shape, but they still come out delish! Not sure if they make 'em in whole wheat variety though... Thanks for sharing!

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MJ7DM33 1/20/2013 9:51PM

  You really did a great job on both recipes!

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_JODI404 1/20/2013 5:11PM

    I would love to know your lasagna recipe, that looks and sounds incredible!!!


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JOYOUS1917 1/20/2013 3:28PM

    Your lasagna sounds amazing, right along with your Blueberry Quinoa! Great work and I'm glad someone was there to appreciate it with you.

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