Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Eating Well Does it again!

I have never been so impressed with a magazine as I am with Eating Well.
Here is the recipe for Creamy Pasta Salad that is in their June/July 2005 issue.

Garden Salad Pasta

2 cups whole-wheat rotini (6 ounces)
1 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt
2 T. olive oil (extra-virgin...cold pressed...yada yada)
1 T. red-wine vinegar or lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 t. salt
Pepper to taste
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 cup diced yellow or red bell pepper (one small)
1 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1/2 cup chopped pitted Kalamata olives
1/3 cup slivered basil

Boil and drain pasta. Whisk mayonnaise, yogurt, oil, vinegar( or lemon juice), garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl until smooth.
Add tomatoes, bell pepper, carrots, scallions, olives, and basil; toss.

The original version of a salad like this has 393 calories per cup, this salad has only 205 calories per cup.

Doesn't that sound wonderful!

A very sweet lady who comments here regularly has started a blog of her own.
She goes by Sandy C. Why not go over there and say hello and give her a little encouragement for starting her own blog!
Her blog is called Maple Grove

And for the one or two of you who watch television out there...
There is a summer reality show called The Scholar on Monday nights.

Why am I telling you this?

Well...it's pretty good AND a homeschool boy is in the running to win a full scholarship at a college.

Last night the homeschool boy, Scot, made his way into the final challenge of the night and won $50,000. He said this was more than his father made in two years.

He now has a spot in the finale.

A very interesting part of the show is that three guidance counselors choose who should get to be in the final challenge and hearing the things that impressed them was insightful.

Although, one of the counselors made a dumb comment about Scot. "Gee...duh...he is fitting in so well with the other kids...ya know, the ones who went to public school...I thought he would have a social problem...er..."

You show 'em Scot.

Let me know it you try the salad!

Encourage one another,

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