10-min Tuna Pasta

I ran the Jinqiao 8k race last Saturday here in Shanghai! It was such an amazing experience.

Thousands of people gathered together to run and get some exercise. I ran my 8k in about 38 min and got 20th in the female group, which is a result I’m very proud of!

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This is me with my mom before the run

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and after the run…quite a difference…

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After the race my mom and I went back home for a quick shower before heading to the fabric market to pick up a few items and since it was lunch time and we were hungry I whipped up this quick pasta dish.

This is a great idea for a healthy yet tasty meal if you don’t have lots of time to spend in the kitchen. Here is how you make it!

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 1 whole lemon (juice and zest)
  • 200 g bow-tie pasta
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 180 g canned tuna
  • 1 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 4- 5 fresh sage leaves

In a bowl combine tuna, lemon zest and chopped parsley


cook pasta according to package instructions, drain it


and add it to the bowl. Squeeze in the juice of a lemon and pout 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil.


Sprinkle the top with the grated Parmesan cheese and decorate with a few leaves of fresh sage. Serve immediately!



– LittleDani


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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.