Mediterranean Quinoa-Stuffed Eggplant

Made this recipe tonight, but I omitted the mushrooms because they’re not my favorite. I didn’t have  the tomatoes I needed either, so I made do with some sundried tomato and pine nut pesto I found in the fridge of the people I’m housesitting for. Yum! I think that was a serendipitous substitute. The one other difference I had was sprinkling fresh basil on top because I didn’t have fresh parsley. And it’s basil! How can you go wrong with that?

At first I thought it would be an okay recipe, just something to make every once in awhile so I don’t get sick of my limited quinoa options. So my expectations were mediocre. But this was really good!! Maybe because of the tomato pesto, haha. But it was good! Something to add to my repertoire.