Tasty Tuesdays: Spicy Steak Lettuce Wraps With Quinoa

And this my dear pals is how my days go at the moment;

Wake up at 5:00 am and lay in bed until 5:30 while cursing the world.

Trip over the pair of shoes Husby has left on your side of the bed even though you’ve complained to him about it for the last 4 plus years. Stare at the pair of shoes and cry out “A plague on both your houses!” Suddenly realize that you just sent a plague to yourself too.

Brush your teeth, wash your face, spray your stupid out of control hair with detangler and avoid direct eye contact with Walter The Spaz who has himself snuggled up in your blanket while he snores.

Walk into your living room and trip on another pair of Husby’s shoes. Try not to throw them at his xbox in a fit of exhausted rage. Sniffle a bit while you turn on CNN and and plunk yourself down onto your beaten up love seat while you do your makeup. Get annoyed with politicians, baby killers, and NBA players.

Fast forward to 13 hours later. You’re standing in your kitchen starving and tired and not in the mood to cook dinner….at all.

Still with me? Good.

Full and Printable Recipe here.


This was actually my first time cooking with quinoa. I must say, its pretty nifty and i’ll be stocking up on it for sure. Ps…. these measuring cups have been around for as long as i can remember. I used to play with them in the bathtub as a kid and i snatched them from Mother Dear when we moved from California. They make me happy.


I cooked this meal in less than 30 minutes, which worked out great because i have no patience at the end of my work day.


Yay for organic veggies on sale! This lettuce was crazy cheap and gorgeous. Perfect for wraps.


Time saving tip, our grocery store had a section with veggies pre-cut and ready to go. Husby found a container of onion and cilantro diced and mixed already. This saved me even more time!


This was a twist on our normal steak tacos that Husby and i love. I wanted to branch out with them and i’m SO GLAD i did. These turned out fantastic. They had a slight sweetness from the honey and lemon grass, and then a rolling heat that built up as you ate them. Perfect-O!


These pictures do not do them justice. But i was working on almost no natural light, and a growling belly. Heh.

Husby and i scarfed them down and we have plenty of leftovers for tomorrow. Tooooo yummy!


*Side note: just in case you’re not familiar with one of the ingredients i used, Vegeta, it is a vegetable soup / dip mix that Mother Dear buys in bulk that you can sprinkle onto all sorts of things for added flavor. We’re addicted.

Do you cook much on your work days? If so, have any tips?


4 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesdays: Spicy Steak Lettuce Wraps With Quinoa

    1. Lol! Good reply. 😀

      I mean, i leave my shoes out here and there, but its never more than 2 pairs at a time and they are never where people WALK. Maybe tucked under a table, or kicked to the side of the room, etc. I trip on his shoes multiple times a day. He’s going to come home one day and i’m going to be dead because of his DANG SHOES.


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