Monday, 2 March 2015

Weekend wonders

I've been bad at posting. The issue with my cooking style is that I make a lot of stuff up! I often fail at measuring and marking my changes to recipes. The result is delicious food with no record of how to replicate it.
I spent this weekend doing some cooking and food prep and it paid off!

Turkey and Spinach Quinoa Casserole

Your shopping list:

2 cups cooked quinoa 
1 lb extra lean ground turkey
half medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 mushrooms, chopped
half green pepper, diced
5 handfuls of spinach, chopped if you want
2 cups tomato sauce (I use homemade)
1 cup of panko breadcrumbs
1.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/8 tsp thyme
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp chili flakes (omit if sensitive to spice)
Salt & pepper, to taste
A few sprays of olive oil

What to do with it:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375
  2. Cook turkey over medium heat in large skillet
  3. Once fully cooked, drain fat, remove turkey and add to a large bowl with cooked quinoa
  4. Spray pan with oil and return to medium heat
  5. Add garlic and onions and sautee until almost golden brown
  6. Add vegetables to skillet and cook until spinach is wilted
  7. Transfer veggies to bowl and add spices, panko, tomato sauce and one cup of cheese
  8. Mix well
  9. Pour mix into baking dish sprayed with olive oil
  10. Top with remaining cheese and bake for 25 minutes
  11. Enjoy once cooked, or freeze individual portions for later!

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