I Must Love Me Too

If you have neglected yourself,
make a sincere apology to thee.
Gather the "love-me-not-petals" of your life
and start counting "I-must-love-me-too".
In no time at all you have
a beautiful flower blossom within you. ~ Dodinsky Writings

Friday, May 20, 2011

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Total Time: 25 minutes Serves: 4


cups fusilli pasta (or 1/4 lbs of any other pasta)
1 large bunch asparagus cut into 1-inch lengths.
½ medium onion, minced
1 cup basket cherry tomatoes, quartered (squeeze to remove seeds)
5-6 medium cloves garlic, pressed
3 tbs chopped fresh basil (or 1 TBS dried basil)
1 tbs chopped fresh tarragon (or 1 tsp dried tarragon)
3 tbs fresh lemon juice
1 tbs balsamic vinegar
3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
* Salt and cracked black pepper to taste
* Optional 4 oz low fat goat or low fat feta cheese.


  1. Cook pasta according to instructions on package.
  2. While pasta is cooking prepare rest of the ingredients. Place everything but asparagus in a bowl and set aside except cheese.
  3. When pasta is about 3 minutes from being done, add asparagus to cooking pasta. (If asparagus is thick you may want to add 4 minutes before it’s done. Or if it is thin, add 2 minutes before it’s done.) Drain and rinse in cold water in colander when done. Make sure it drains well so it doesn’t dilute flavor.
  4. Toss with rest of ingredients, and season with salt and pepper. Crumble feta on top.

Nutritional Info

Calories:238.17 Sodium:9.23mg Protein: 7.29g Fat:11.30g Fiber: 5.02g

* High in Vitamin K & C