I know many of you love eating healthy, and you probably think that Pasta is horrible. It doesn’t have to be if you find the healthy kinds. There are many great pasta’s out there of great quality. One of my all time favorites is made by ezekiel. If you love their bread, you will love their pasta. I personally do not eat pasta very often, but when I do , it is made of great ingredients and great quality. This recipe is wonderful for cookouts, gatherings, or even great made as a side dish with that perfect steak. You want to make sure you find good quality aragula, that is organic. The penne can be found at any health food store in your area.
ARAGULA PASTA SALAD RECIPE
2 cups fresh organic aragula leaves
1 cup organic cherry tomatoes
1.5 cups organic penne pasta ( made of quinoa base)
1/2 cup organic olive oil & vinegar
1 tsp. chopped red pepper flakes
You want to start preparing your pasta, and with it being made of great ingredients, it will take a bit longer to prepare. Boil your pasta, and set aside. Place the aragula , and cherry tomatoes together, and place the penne pasta over it once it is done. Make sure it is drained accordingly. I like to add cucumbers to mine, organic of course, and can be sliced or diced. You can add any other vegetables to your salad. Add the dressing on top. This is wonderful with a great glass of red wine. This is approximately 220 calories per serving.
I have always loved reading. Matter of fact, back in school, I was literally called the Book Worm , because of my love for reading. This summer I have four great books that I have read, and I’m passing them on to you because who doesn’t Love a great summer read? It doesn’t matter if you are a lover of suspense and murder mysteries, or you love the dramas with high school, there are always great books out there for you. I have read four this summer, and I’m actually on my last. They have all been wonderful, and I have to share them with you. I love every single kind of book. I love suspense, drama, biography , fiction, and I love fascinating self motivating books. There is nothing more fascinating then to read a book about someone who built a legacy on their own, or built an empire from the ground up. I love stories where people built their OWN legacy, and it wasn’t handed to them. It is a dedication of hard work , discipline, and I LOVE that more than anything. Reading is a great way to unwind, relax, and detox the brain. Check out some of my favs.
My all time favorite read this summer has been Wellth by Jason Wachob. He is the amazing founder of one of my favorite websites , MindBodyGreen.com. This is a man who had a vision, and ran with it. The all time great read bases everything on life balance. We CAN have it all. Its a reasoning on balancing the life craziness that can occur in our everyday lives. One of the BEST reads I’ve read yet. The Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson is another wonderful book. It is based on success, and the conditions of success. Of course he has had plenty in his lifetime, but it is an amazing read. The third book is for that pool side ,relaxation mode. It is a great summer read, and is based on the drama of youth and death at the same time. It is very cosmopolitan, It is perfect for that summer vacation. Amy Bloom is an amazing author with a vision for good reading. This is at the top for one of the BEST summer books this year.