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Shitake Mushroom & Pepperoni Quinoa

Shitake Mushroom and Pepperoni Quinoa |

Sometimes I have a fridge & pantry full of random ingredients. It can be both stressful and liberating at the same time.

The other night I was starving and had no game plan. I had a lot of shitake mushrooms, plenty of pepperoni and quinoa at the ready. This is what I ended up with…my version of fast food.

Shitake Mushroom and Pepperoni Quinoa |

Quinoa is an ingredient that always works for me.

So are mushrooms ~ especially ones sautéed in butter & olive oil. Shitake are my favorite, I love their full flavor. Feel free to use any mushrooms you wish. You can also mix varieties.

Pepperoni is always in favor as well. We have been loving the Applegate Farms Natural Pepperoni.

Fall in Telluride, Colorado |

Fall is my favorite season. I’ve been astounded by all the natural beauty. I’m outdoors all the time. It is comforting to eat healthful foods like this to keep me on the go.

This healthy meal comes together in minutes and is perfect for busy weekday nights and nice for casual entertaining as well.

Fresh Thyme |

Top with some fresh herbs for color & kick.

Shitake Mushroom and Pepperoni Quinoa |



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~ Marla Meridith

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32 thoughts on “Shitake Mushroom & Pepperoni Quinoa

  1. Gorgeous photography and fabulous “fast food”, Marla! Serendipity usually pays off big with what is fresh on hand and in the pantry for a tasty, savory and satisfying meal. Glad it worked this time for you. Thanks for sharing your results!

  2. I know I *should* like quinoa because it’s so healthy but for the most part, I don’t. I think there’s one breakfast dish I like it in. BUT I’d be willing to try this. If I can get over the fact that someone said it has tails. Yeah, I’m weird that way.

  3. Thank u so much for the referral! It kinda made my day 😉 I LOVE everything mushroom, AND everything pepperoni. this is definitely going to my new recipes to try soon list 🙂