In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and cook the garlic for 1-2 minutes. Cook the garlic until it just starts to get brown.
Add the mushrooms, evenly sprinkle the salt, stir and then cover the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes.
After the mushrooms are soft (adding the salt and covering the pan will allow the mushrooms to “sweat” and get soft), add the quinoa and squash and stir to combine.
Turn off heat, add spinach and mix together.
I know there are a few steps to this recipe, but come on guys, if it were easy you would be eating crappy mac and cheese. Gross.
To cut down on time you can make the squash and quinoa a day in advance.
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