This Spinach Quinoa Casserole is creamy, cheesy, and oh so delicious! It is a fabulous way to get your kids to eat quinoa!
I have a great casserole for you, but before you can have the recipe I need to whine a bit.
(Ok, not really…just scroll down to skip the whining. Hmph!)
I try to keep things light and positive around here, but right now I am in crisis.
No not a serious problem in a true life sense, but a serious problem to me nonetheless. It’s a hair crisis!
I just got THE WORST haircut I have ever had in my life.
You know how normally when you get a bad haircut your family lies and tells you it doesn’t look that bad? The husband says you are overreacting and gives you that “You must be hormonal” look. Yeah,um, this time the husband commented that you should be able to sue for something this bad, my mother said “I’m so sorry” and both boys said “I don’t like it Mama.” (Normally they don’t even notice.) Even the baby is looking at me weird.
The timing couldn’t be worse given that I’m still carrying an extra 30 pounds and my ego is at an all time low. In addition to being way heavier than I’d like, my hair is now a full four inches shorter than I asked for it to be cut. With two inch layers. As you may know, straight fine hair does NOT go with short layers. Oh, and I am now sporting white blond highlights that I most definitely did not ask for.
I’m a wash and wear kind of girl and now I have to spend 30 minutes trying to calm these crazy layers so that it doesn’t look like I stuck my hand in an electrical socket. Even then, the results are abysmal. I see hat shopping in the very near future.
I share this not merely because I need to whine and get sympathy (though both are true) but because surely at least one of you has had your hair cut way, way too short and knows of some natural remedy to get it growing quickly. Vitmains? Potions? Spells? Really, I’m desperate. Please leave me a comment if you have any suggestions.
Ok, now that recipe I promised you. Unlike my haircut, both hubby and I really enjoyed this one. Really, the photos don’t do it justice but I promise it is a keeper!
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Spinach Quinoa Casserole
Spinach & Roasted Red Pepper Quinoa Casserole
- Olive oil spray
- 1 red onion sliced thin
- 2 roasted red peppers diced
- 16 ounces frozen spinach thawed and drained well
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 12 ounces cottage cheese OR blended silken tofu
- 8 ounces plain Greek yogurt
- 3 cups cooked quinoa
- ¾ cup grated parmesan cheese or Vegan Parmesan
- 1 cup shredded cheddar or Daiya divided
- 4 eggs lightly beaten OR ¾ cup blended silken tofu
- 3 tablespoons flour
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Spray a large skilled with olive oil and heat to medium. Add onion and cook for 10 to 12 minutes. Add roasted pepper, spinach, cayenne, salt and pepper and cook until spinach is heated through.
- Transfer mixture to a large bowl and stir in cottage cheese, yogurt, quinoa, parmesan and ¾ cup cheddar. In a small bowl whisk together eggs (or tofu) and flour and add to vegetable mixture.
- Transfer mixture into a lightly greased 2 ½ quart casserole dish. Top with remaining ¼ cup cheddar and bake for 45 minutes.