In the West, we live such busy lives that sometimes we forget the importance of eating. Yes, we regard eating (you know, that act that keeps us alive and kicking) as a waste of time or something that can be skipped or done at our desks, or in front of the computer and TV. Maybe I am just old school, but I grew up in a house and a culture where meals, and having them together as a family, were the most important parts of the day, all of them.
I confess that I am guilty of eating in front of my computer or TV a lot, but that is something I have been trying to change. But I am proud to say that I haven’t been skipping meals for several months now. Breakfast is always the most important of my meals followed by lunch. Dinners for me are always small and usually not as complicated as my other meals, not that I make very complicated meals, anyway. Making simple, yet nutritious and delicious meals has helped me improve my eating habits.
And this pasta dish is just an example. I mixed leftover whole-wheat rotini with turkey sausage, olive oil, garlic and roated poblano peppers and tomatoes and some crumbled queso fresco on top. It turned out to be a very simple and delicious lunch that didn’t take more than 15 minutes to prepare. A light and healthy lunch to face the second half the workday is the best part of my day. A quick nap after your lunch would be perfect, unfortunately this is not a perfect world, hehe.