At a loss of what to make for lunch, I had to resort to re-creating a thing I had last night, which was mushrooms with melted goat's cheese on top. Anyway, it worked out quite well, with the addition of some quinoa to bolster it all up a bit. I didn't use garlic for this recipe because I didn't feel like eating it, but you can if you like. Sorry, crap photo again (although my manicure looks pretty good) but it was v tasty.
So, for one robust, practically carb-free lunch you will need:
1 handful of interesting mushrooms (I used shitake), roughly chopped
1 bunch parsley
1 shallot, chopped
a round of goat's cheese
about 40g quinoa
1 Boil up the quinoa in some salted water for 15 minutes
2 melt a knob of butter in a frying pan and cook the shallot gently for about 10 minutes, then add the mushrooms and cook until soft
3 drain the quinoa and throw in with the mushrooms. Snip or chop in some parsley and stir round. Season.
4 Turn it out in to a small gratin dish and place disks of goat's cheese on top. I cut mine too thin and they dissolved in a boring way. I reckon you should aim for disks about 1 cm thick.
5 Slide under a very hot grill until the cheese is bubbling