To cook the lentils, place 1 cup dried lentils in a medium lidded saucepan and cover with 2 inches water. Add a bay leaf and two garlic cloves (optional). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until tender, 15 minutes. Drain and rinse with cool water. Remove the aromatics, if using. To cook the quinoa, combine 1 cup dried quinoa in a medium lidded saucepan with 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 17 minutes, until all the liquid is absorbed. Set aside to cool. Then fluff with a fork. If you don't have a food processor, you can simply grate the cheese and mince everything by hand.