Our first special meal of the week included quinoa pasta in a homemade red meat sauce with my favorite vegetable, brussel sprouts.
The quinoa pasta is available at most healthy food stores, we got this box at Whole Foods. I have several friends who are gluten intolerant and quinoa pasta is one of their favorite alternatives to semolina pastas.
For the tomato sauce, I stuck with my typical recipe which includes: diced tomatoes, onions, Italian seasonings, lots of garlic, salt and pepper, and Italian sausage flavored ground turkey. Want the secret ingredient? I also throw in some balsamic vinegar.
Here is the outcome: