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Here’s What You Should Eat For Dinner

Sometimes these are the only food items in my house and maybe that's something I need to work on personally, but until then here's this recipe.

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Emily Fleischaker

Quick and Easy Quinoa with Avocado, Fried Eggs, and Lots of Parsley

Recipe by Emily Fleischaker

Serves 4, but you could easily halve this.



2 teaspoons olive oil

1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed and drained in a mesh sieve

2 2/3 cup water

kosher salt


4 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons olive oil

4 - 8 eggs, depending on how hungry everyone is

2 avocados, diced

1 bunch parsley, leaves removed from stems, washed and dried

kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


1. Make quinoa: In a medium saucepan with a lid, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil over medium heat. Add quinoa and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, for about a minute, until quinoa is completely dry and slightly toasted. Add water and salt, and bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Lower heat to the lowest setting and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the pot stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and fluff the quinoa with a fork.

2. While quinoa is standing covered, fry the eggs in two batches (four at a time): Put 2 teaspoons of oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Crack the eggs into the skillet and let them fry uncovered for 3 or 4 minutes, seasoning with salt and pepper at the last minute. Then remove then with a spatula and place on a paper towel and do the next batch. (For more info on frying eggs, click here.)

3. Combine avocado, quinoa, and parsley in a large mixing bowl, drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil (or more to taste) and season with salt and pepper. Divide the mixture among bowls and top each bowl with one or two fried eggs.

Emily Fleischaker

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