I haven’t done a post about a recipe in a long, long time so I thought I’d share what I cooked up tonight.
One of my favorite summer meals is a cold pasta salad. They’re so easy, they’re packed with nutrition and they’re so, so filling!
I start by boiling some pasta, I like rigatoni because it soaks up the dressing and other flavors in the spirals. And then draining the pasta and rinsing it with cold water.
While the pasta was cooking I chopped up my veggies.
I bought broccoli and grape tomatoes at the Greenmarket yesterday and I had green beans in the fridge, but the best part about a pasta salad is that you can just put in whatever you like/have on hand.
I boiled the broccoli for 5 minutes and added the green beans for the final minute. I then drained the veggies and rinsed with cold water.
I tossed the veggies, including the tomatoes, with the pasta and then added some pine nuts (maybe 2 tablespoons?)
Rinsed and drained kidney beans (whole can)
And feta (a little less than half the container)
Finally I topped it all with 1/2 cup of Italian dressing
I love Italian dressing on pasta salads. I think it’s the vinegar.
All together now!
I only had a few bites of this as I had a huge lunch, but it’s delicious and I can’t wait to have a bigger portion at lunch tomorrow!
I woke up still feeling pretty awful after all my drinking yesterday. I originally set my alarm for 8, but once it went off I reset it for 9. And then I reset it for 10, but I ended up getting up around 9:15.
I had toast with peanut butter and then headed to the gym. Not going to lie, there were a few moments walking to the gym where I thought I was going to throw up.
However, after 40 somewhat-intense minutes on the elliptical I felt much better.
I came home to finish watching the Serbia-Ghana game (crazy goal!, or events leading to the goal) and eventually made my way to a bar to watch Gernmany-Australia.
I had never been to a bar by myself before and I was a little concerned for how it was going to be. But I actually had a great time. I sat between these two guys, one who knew almost nothing about soccer and kept talking about random things with me, and one who knew considerably more about soccer, but picked Portugal as the favorite which made me question his knowledge :)
I’m sad that I won’t get to watch any of the games this week. Stupid job ;) I streamed Friday’s games on ESPN radio so I guess I’ll be doing that again.