Dinner – Angel Hair Pasta in a garlic olive oil sauce

Posted: April 3, 2014 in dinner
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April 2.  First dinner of the week.  I generally skip dinners as once you are out of your 20s, dietary concerns change.  The body is not growing anymore so the need for 3 meals drop drastically as the metabolism slows.  I suspect this is one of the reasons why people put on weight so quickly once they get into their 30s.

My workout for today: 20 mins on the elliptical, 3 sets of the following circuit: 20 body weight squats, 20 single leg squats, 30 push-ups, 10 jump and sprawls and 10 bird dogs, finish off with more leg drills: dog drills, fire hydrant and leg mobility.

Now to the main event – Dinner.

Angel hair pasta in a olive oil garlic sauce with cherry tomatoes, basil and Parmesan cheese.  The photo may not look appetizing but the pasta was a jumbled mess that covered all attempts to photograph it properlyImage

Here are the raw ingredients.  Also made a green salad with balsamic truffle vinaigrette dressing with one avocado.

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Notes:

Only cook the angel hair pasta according to the instructions on the package.  All my prior attempts at cooking pasta require a cooking time of about 10 in boiling water.  As the angel hair is considerably thinner, the cooking time in boiling water is significantly less – 2 mins vs 10 mins.  I overcooked it so some parts were clumped together while other parts broke apart on first touch.  Olive oil and garlic makes a very light dressing that is refreshing and clean.  The next iteration of the sauce will include a touch of lemon juice and white wine.  Cilantro may make a nice garnish, remember not to chop it up but leave it whole so the flavour is intact.  Forgot to add a pinch of salt and pepper.  Jalapeno peppers would give it a nice kick.  Avocados in everything.

 

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