Greens Dinner!

Oh, I love how I feel after a good yoga class! Yoga is def. my favorite form of exercise and I only wish I had more time to dedicate to it. While I was in college I went 6 days a week! Now, its down to one 🙁 When I got home I whipped up a healthy pasta dinner for myself out of the 12 Best Foods Cookbook. The dish I made was Whole Wheat Linguine with Arugula and Edamame. It was pretty good…very light though and I can tell I will be craving something sweet within the hour. I had a small (4 ounce) glass of red wine as well with my pasta. Here’s the recipe:

Whole Wheat Linguine with Arugula and Edamame

Serves 1

1/2 cup frozen shelled edamame (soybeans)

2 ounces whole wheat spaghetti or linguine

1.5 tsp extra virgin olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

2 cups torn arugula

1 tbsp feta cheese (the original recipe called for Parmesan but I only had feta on hand…really good though!)

salt/pepper to taste

Cook the edamame in boiling salted water about 2 minutes, until just done. Remove with slotted spoon and keep in a small bowl til ready.

Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook. Drain and add 1/4 tsp olive oil.

While the pasta is cooking, heat the rest of the oil in a large skillet over med. heat. Add the garlic and cook til aroma (about 15 seconds). Then, add the arugula and cook til wilted (about 30 seconds-1 minute). Add the edamame and remove from heat

Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss well. Season with salt/pepper and top with 1 tablespoon feta cheese.

475 calories, 16 grams fat.


cooking the pasta in my kitchen 🙂


Finished pasta- sorry its a little blurry…I’m still trying to figure all this out!

Tomorrow at school is “lamb” day….I’m not excited. I hate lamb. Good thing I already have a great lunch planned out for myself when I get home. I think at school we are making Irish Lamb Stew, Gyros with Tzaziki sauce and Lamb chops. yuck! Well, I better get started on all these recipes I have to copy down for tomorrow…talk to you later!

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  • Kristie
    December 11, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    That pasta looks amazing! I just started reading your blog and I really am enjoying it so far 🙂

  • Cathy
    December 12, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    I hate lamb too, but my husband is greek and tzaziki is really yummy! I am in love with greek food now b/c of my hubby…..his family is from greece. We were there a few months back and the food is AMAZING!!!