Friday, November 26, 2010

"Shovel Down Pasta" Carbo loading for athletes

Athletes are always on the lookout for great recipes. This pasta recipe is one of my favorites. It can be served at room temperature, and goes great with chicken or red meat. I prefer to use bowtie, fusilli, penne, or spaghetti cut in half. I grew up in a Greek family and learned to cook without recipes; I learned by taste! Experiment, use your senses, be a little loose, taste as you go. Have fun with this recipe... Most of my athletes shovel it down!


1 lb. Pasta-Prepare al dente -cool, put in bowl
8 to 12 oz. crumbled feta cheese
pkg. basil chopped (or to taste)
chopped green onions, at least 5 (to taste)
crushed garlic (use fresh, to taste)
dried Italian seasoning
chopped Italian parsley (to taste)
prepared julienned sun-dried tomatoes in oil (to taste)
cherry tomatoes (optional)

Toss ingredients, with large spoon or with your hands. The pasta must be cooled so the feta cheese won't melt. Serve at room temp.

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