One a day like today,when there seems to be some respite from the heat,the mood sets in, to linger a while longer in the kitchen. While I deliciously indulge myself in stray thoughts of what to experiment with…I found myself thinking of the un opened roll of salami in the freezer ! Because I was too lazy to open a cookbook but at the same time I did want to ‘cook’,I decided to forage and find out what existed in my larder that sounded good with salami. Having located the box of fusilli ,of which, half remained…I decided that my kids would quite like the idea of a simple pasta for lunch. If you ask me, most often,pasta tastes good with simple pairings and least fuss.
The salty flavours of the salami and the tangy bite of the sun dried tomatoes were perfect for a quick lunch at home. The pink and red hues of the pasta were complimented by a crunchy green broccoli salad.( http://pinklemontreerecipes.com/recipe-items/christmas-salad/ )The freshness of the steamed broccoli was like a balm on my guilty thoughts for indulging in some salami….of course I did eat more of the broccoli !!!! What a question ?!! 😉
I always find that balance is the key to a good meal and a healthy way of life ! Now,if I had cooked more than this quantity of pasta with more meat etc…it would’ve gone beyond satiating and crossed over to greed…this way we are all finger licking happy and at the same time don’t feel stuffed to the gills ! That’s the best way…to have your cake and eat it too,don’t you agree ?!