I am thinking of planning a quinoa week where I make something with quinoa for every meal. It is so versatile and whatever, I have put it in, has come out beautifully. Here is another example of using quinoa wisely.
Also, this leads me to think about all the ways I add filler to meat loaf. I find that it can be too heavy without some kind of filler whether it be mashed tomatoes, rice, bread crumbs or spinach. I have made it with whole hard boiled eggs inside or a layer of sliced potatoes in the middle of the meatloaf.
Many people don't like meatloaf but I think if they would play with it and make it to their liking, they would find that it is another versatile dish.
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