Monday, February 27, 2012

24 before turning 24 | semplice insalata di pasta italiana

Today is my fifth day as a temporary vegetarian {for more info click here or here}and I already ate some incredibly good stuff. Stuffed red onion, mushroom lasagna, pasta italiana, ... I'll try my best to put the adapted recipes on here asap.

vegetarian antipasto salad as a lunch on the train.

I could have called this salad: simple vegetarian antipastopasta salad. But seriously; why should you call it like that if you could easily use to spice this shit up?

Now on a completely different note! As I told you before I wrote a letter to myself to read one year from now, when I'll be turning 24. Old and shit. Life moves fast. One day you're crawling around with a diaper and the next second you're living alone doing grown-up stuff. Together with that letter I made a list with 24 things to do before I turn 24.

24 before 24

try one exotic meal I can't pronounce

spend two internet-less weekends

read three books recommended by friends {let me hear y'all}

do 4 cartwheels in a row {but first; learn how-to}

bake a five layer-cake that doesn't collapse

live six days completely vegan

host a fancy dinner for seven unknown people 

buy eight people a coffee, just because

visit 9 {european} countries

memorize ten poems to whisper in someone’s ear

host a movie marathon {eleven movies; fo real}

enjoy a 12 hour nap {there's no rule everything on this list should be hard}

drink 13 different kinds of beer {I'm sure mr. boyfriend will happily assist me on this one}

leave fourteen pennies for people to find {sharing the luck, sister}

give cookies to fifteen people

compliment sixteen complete strangers

be able to jog for 17 minutes without a pause {I know this is an easy task for most of you... my condition sucks balls. Deal with it }

fold 18 paper cranes; write a little message on them and leave them behind at random spots.

donate 19 euro {or more} to a good cause

survive a week {five days} with only twenty euro cash

share a glass{/bottle?} of wine with a 21-year old

host a party for 22 friends

listen to an album from every year since I was born {so 23 albums in total}

mail 24 handwritten letters

Watch out! Crazy year coming up! 

But now; seriously... Some 
semplice insalata di pasta italiana / vegetarian antipastosalad
yields: 2 persons 

250 g rotini pasta, cooked
about 100 g mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 handful of black/ mixed, pitted olives
100 g cherry tomatoes, halved
8 sun-dried tomatoes
1 handful rocket salad
1 small handful of basil leaves; shredded
1 TBSP pesto, store bought or home made

one: put a large, well salted pot of water on to boil. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente.
two: add the shredded mozzarella while the pasta is still lukewarm. This will allow the mozzarella to melt and form a nice gooey texture
three: pull fresh basil leaves from the stems. Cut them in long thin pieces.
five: in a medium bowl, toss together the mozzarella, tomatoes, olives and basil.
six: toss the completely cooled pasta together with the pesto until well coated. Fold in the other ingredients until well scattered. Taste and adjust seasonings to your preference. 

note: my favorite homemade pesto recipe can be found here. But most often I'm too lazy and just use store bought; good enough.
second note: don't you like the copyright watermarks? They're so retro... Honestly; I was trying out this new photoshop thing and didn't notice them until just now. 
final note: if you're not a vegetarian I would advise you to throw some prosquito into the bowl. You can't go wrong.


Peggy said...

I think that list is awesome and I know you'll get all of those things done and then some! This pasta salad sounds delicious, as well =)

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear that you can't do cartwheels. I thought I was alone...

Eva {not your mama's dinner} said...

@Peggy; thank you, you're major! I already drank one really strange beer, so one down; (1+2+3+...-1) a lot to go.
@Motiva: Always glad that I can make people feel better about themselves! :) One of my many gifts... Thanks for dropping by.

voicesoffcamera said...

I too like the list ;)


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