I'll tell you a little story about this recipe.
Remember last year when I was totally gaga for eggplant? Well, it's totally the right season for the vegetable, and I found the Sprouted Kitchen's delicious-sounding recipe for grilled eggplant with herbed quinoa last week. I bought lots of eggplant, some quinoa, and set out to make the meal.
A few adjustments had to be made: I don't have a grill so just used a cast iron skillet, and used smoked paprika instead of qa'tar (mostly because I've never heard of that spice and, unfortunately, don't have it in my pantry).
I spent an hour and a half prepping the eggplant, making the quinoa, putting everything together, only to find out that...I don't like eggplant anymore. What happened in one year? I'm pretty sure I prepared everything properly, and yet I seriously did not want any of it in my mouth.
The quinoa, however, is delicious. I highly, highly recommend it.