Tilapia + Shrimp with Spinach and Quinoa

hello there loves!

As I have said before I am a huge fan of easy cooking.  I also love those intricate detail recipes but I love to save those for more of a weekend I am not in a rush type of meal or when E will help me with those.

I recently picked up some Tilapia and Shrimp from Kroger and wanted to make something quick.  

I seasoned the Tilapia and the Shrimp with the same ingredients, I can't give you any measurements because I just sparingly put it on top of each meat.  I did use butter for the shrimp and Olive Oil for the Tilapia.

The Shrimp and spinach went into the oven and the Tilapia was cooked on the stove top with the quinoa. 

One tip I will always use while making quinoa is pairing it with avocado and cooking it in chicken broth. If you don't have chicken broth I highly recommend seasoning the water before putting it in there, it helps the flavoring tremendously.  Quinoa also doesn't take long to cook at all and use can use any left overs in a salad the next day.  

Tilapia + Shrimp with Spinach and Quinoa
Tilapia + Shrimp with Spinach and Quinoa
Tilapia + Shrimp with Spinach and Quinoa
Tilapia + Shrimp with Spinach and Quinoa
Tilapia + Shrimp with Spinach and Quinoa
Tilapia + Shrimp with Spinach and Quinoa
Tilapia + Shrimp with Spinach and Quinoa
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Tilapia + Shrimp with Spinach and Quinoa
Tilapia + Shrimp with Spinach and Quinoa
Tilapia + Shrimp with Spinach and Quinoa
Tilapia + Shrimp with Spinach and Quinoa
 

Gluten Free Turkey Spaghetti

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Gluten Free Turkey Spaghetti

 

I got you guys better pictures this time! : ] you're welcome.

Last night, I made Turkey Spaghetti I had been craving spaghetti for a while now and E and I have been trying to avoid going out to eat as much as possible so we have been doing our best to make homemade dinners.  This dinner is so easy to make and my favorite, I think I will make it again this week.  

In order to keep this dish a little healthier I decided to use Gluten Free Pasta along with the Turkey. Normally I wouldn't add much veggies to the dish but I some left over mushrooms that I didn't want to waste and they fit into the dish perfectly.  

I can't say that I noticed a difference in the taste of the pasta at all, I have tried Gluten Free Pasta before and didn't have an issue with the taste but I have heard some complaints from others.  Just make sure you salt the water and don't let it sit in the water for a long period of time.  I learned the hard way that since the water is still hot it will cook the pasta longer, so strain it right away.  

Ingredients
Gluten Free Spaghetti
1 bottle of Bertolli Pasta Sauce
1 lb of Ground Turkey
Salt
Pepper
Garlic Powder
1/2 of a yellow onion
Shredded Parmesan [optional]
Handful of Mushrooms [optional]
1 teaspoon of sugar [optional]
1 tablespoon of olive oil

Directions:
1. Bring 4-6 quarts of salted water to a boil, then add pasta.  While pasta is boiling add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and roasted garlic and red bell pepper seasoning to ground turkey.  

2. Put 1 tablespoon of olive oil into skillet, then add Ground Turkey.  Once the turkey is slightly cooked, add any additional vegetables that you would like.

3.  Once your veggies have softened to the consistency that you like, add in the spaghetti sauce.  We use Bertolli and I put a little water in the bottle to get any excess sauce out, just make sure you give it enough time to blend into the sauce.

4. Check pasta after the 10-15 min time to check if it is Al-dente or to your liking.  Then strain the pasta. 

5.  Put a little bit of sugar into your pasta sauce, I learned this from E he likes the sauce to be a little sweeter than tangy. 

6.  Strain pasta as soon as possible and add a little bit of pasta sauce to keep the noodles from sticking.

7.  Plate food and take pictures. : ]