Take a minute to step back from your work and from the monotonous tasks of the day and enjoy a moment for yourself. In the Mediterranean lunchtime is a near-sacred part of the day, a window of time that has been set aside to enjoy good food and to take a break, it is not, as we often treat it, an extra hour to spend sitting at your desk.
We understand that there are limited hours in the day and taking a whole 60 minutes for lunch may not be possible for everyone. However, if you can treat yourself to even just 15 minutes where you switch off from your work entirely, we promise you’ll feel better for it.
Whether this time is spent cooking something delicious to enjoy for lunch or simply sitting in your garden, soaking up the sun and breathing in the fresh air of spring, it’s bound to make you feel refreshed and invigorated.
Often we get hung up on certain tasks, especially when we’re working to tight deadlines and there’s a lot to get done. In this instance, it may feel counterproductive to take time out of your day to relax, but in fact, it’s more important than ever. Often in taking a step back you actually get a fresh perspective and a brighter, more productive outlook.
We encourage you to use your lunch break to eat something delicious. A tasty, nutritious meal is bound to make you feel good and will help to fuel your afternoon. Some of our favourite recipes for a quick fix that will elevate your lunch include our Orecchiette with a Super Green Sauce and our Radicchio Rosa & Blood Orange Salad with Italian Sheep’s Cheese, prepared in a matter of moments these dishes have the potential to lift your spirits to new levels.
We’re inviting you to pause, take a moment and let your mind wander to distant shores. Amble through the brightly coloured streets of Campania, where the afternoon sun is deliciously warm, or take a figurative stroll through the verdant green hills of Tuscany. Cook something that you’re excited to eat and enjoy a special interlude of mindful tranquility.
At Pasta Evangelists, we bring a taste of Italy to your kitchen. Prepared using the freshest ingredients, our gourmet pasta dishes are perfect for those looking to enjoy restaurant-quality meals, delivered to your door, and ready in under five minutes. Order from our weekly menu today, and we’ll offer you 25% off your first delivery - simply enter the code BLOG25 at checkout.