Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Pasta for Dinner - South Beach Style

It was pouring all day so all my good intentions to get some exercise by walking the 2 kilometers (about 1 mile) went out the window. Of course I could have worn my rain coat and taken my umbrella, but I didn't. So by the time 4:30 rolled around and it was time to think of making dinner, I really had no idea. I was in the mood for pasta - I have some great multi-grain fusili that works well on South Beach Diet and I remembered some Donna Hay pasta recipes I've made - always delicious. Her recipes are great because so many of them are made with staples I usually have on hand. In fact I have most of her cookbooks and all of her magazines. Her dishes are both simple to make and simply delicious to eat. The hardest part was deciding on arugula with capers and parmigiano or spinach, chickpeas and ricotta. I chose the latter, but both are scrumptious.

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Nau-Dee said...

This looks WONDERFUL!

Ruth Daniels said...

Thanks Nau-dee. And it tasted great too.

Thanks for dropping by.

Anonymous said...

That must be very yummy. I bet it's healthy, too.

Too bad you didn't do the walking. If you did, I would have awarded you HEALTHY BLOGGER THIS WEEK!


Well, I'll keep on checking this lovely blog of yours for more recipes.

sher said...

I love pasta and chickpeas--they are perfect with each other.

Andreea said...

oh this sounds delicious. just for this recipe and it would be worth going on the south beach diet :)

Ruth Daniels said...

Nadine, thanks for considering me for Healthy Blogger - I do try!

Sher, before I found Donna Hay, I never did chickpeas with pasta. Now it's quite frequent. I really love the combination.

Andreea, funny thing...this was a fave in my house way before South Beach.

Thanks all for dropping by.

Sara said...

I have never tried chickpeas and pasta, but it does sound good. The weather has changed so quickly that I'm having trouble on a daily basis trying to decide what to cook.