Cheesy Zucchini Quinoa

So I’m reading Seventeen Magazine on the treadmill at the gym today. Casual.

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I’m reading all about Lucy Hale and how to depict a boy’s text and what hair products to use for my crazy curly hair, and then there’s an article about fun date ideas for the summer.

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Apparently there is a meteor shower August 12. HOW COOL IS THAT?! The problem is: it’s between 1 and 5am. And I get up at 8am to move into my apartment. So…… once in a lifetime (or maybe not? according to the boyfriend this is the third meteor shower this summer. fail.) opportunity to watch really cool stars shooting around or get sleep before the move?

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Enough about tough life decisions. Let’s talk about cheddar cheese uniting with quinoa and zucchini. A little bit of kick with red pepper flakes and a lot of gooey goodness with cheddar cheese.

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Cheesy Zucchini Quinoa
Inspired by Buns in My Oven

1/2 large zucchini, finely chopped
1/4 c cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 c quinoa, cooked
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp garlic powder

1. In a saute pan, steam zucchini for a couple minutes in a tbsp of water over medium high heat. The zucchini should become slightly softened
2. Drain any excess water, then remove from heat and stir in cheese and quinoa. Add spices, and continue stirring until cheese has melted.
3. Serve warm.

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