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Recap: Cooking Catelli with Chef Lynn Crawford + Giveaway: Win a Year’s Supply of Catelli Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains Pasta!

On Wednesday night I was so excited to be invited to the Catelli Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains Pasta cooking event with Chef Lynn Crawford! Read my recap of the fun below, and also scroll to the bottom to enter my giveaway to win a year’s supply of Catelli Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains Pasta!

The night was put on to celebrate the launch of the new pasta line, which hit store shelves in late January 2015. Chef Lynn has been travelling around western Canada hosting these food events to talk about the product and demo recipes she’s developed using Catelli pasta.

Cooking Catelli with Chef Lynn Crawford
Cooking Catelli with Chef Lynn Crawford

Catelli Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains Pasta is the only 100% whole grain pasta of its kind, made with 100% Canadian wheat and five ancient grains – teff, quinoa, amaranth, sorghum, and millet! 

As Chef Lynn prepared some whole grain rotini marinara and pesto spaghettini, she talked about how the new ancient grains pasta is all natural, with no preservatives – low in fat, with no sodium or trans fat. It’s meant to be a super healthy pasta pick for people increasingly paying attention to healthy eating and knowing what’s in their food.

Chef Lynn was an awesome host! As usual. She’s been to Alberta so many times in the past year now – first as NAIT’s 2014 Chef in Residence and next as a presenter at the 2014 Christmas in November. I can’t think of a better person for Catelli to pick to get people aware and excited about their new pasta.

Cooking Catelli with Chef Lynn Crawford
The five ancient grains used in Catelli Heathy Harvest pasta: millet, sorghum, amaranth, quinoa, and teff!

We had a few snacks from the Get Cooking Edmonton team, and bites of Chef Lynn’s pasta, and then we moved onto a demo of Chef’s Chilled Noodle Salad with Ginger Wasabi Dressing. (Click here for the recipe!)

Cooking Catelli with Chef Lynn Crawford
Cooking Catelli with Chef Lynn Crawford

Chef Lynn got some food bloggers to come up to help with her salad demo and then we all split up into different tables to create the salad ourselves!

Cooking Catelli with Chef Lynn Crawford
Action shot!

Overall, it was a really fun night and I’m really excited to try some of these recipes using Catelli’s new, healthy pasta!

Here are a few more recipes using Catelli Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains Pasta you can try at home!

Cooking Catelli with Chef Lynn Crawford
Chilled Noodle Salad with Ginger Wasabi Dressing.

And here are a few Tips for Cooking Whole Grain Pasta from Chef Lynn!

  • Skip the oil

    No need to add it to the cooking water – this takes away from the pasta’s final texture

  • Think salty sea

    Add a generous amount of sea salt to the boiling water to ensure your pasta is well-seasoned.

  • Avoid rinsing

    For hot pasta dishes, never rinse the pasta after cooking in order to retain starch and enable warm sauces to adhere to the pasta

  • Watch your cooking time

    Cook pasta according to the cook time guide on the package but for a professional twist, cut one to two minutes off the suggested cooking time and finish off cooking the pasta in the sauce!

  • Create the perfect pair

    Delicate pasta shapes go well with delicate sauces and heartier, ridged shapes pair well with richer sauces and ragus. Examples: Long thin pasta should go with classic marinara whereas penne, ziti, or rigatoni, can handle thicker sauces with more texture like a ragu Bolognese.

Cooking with Chef Lynn!
Delicious Catelli Ancient Grains Pasta!

Cooking Catelli with Chef Lynn Crawford
Lillian, Sharon, Phil and I and our salad creation!

There were professional photos taken throughout the night too so when I get a hold of those I’ll swap out some of my not-the-greatest iPhone photos on this blog! Meanwhile, keep scrolling down for Catelli’s awesome giveaway! A year’s supply of Catelli Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains Pasta! 

Cooking Catelli with Chef Lynn Crawford
Always great hanging out with Chef Lynn!!
Cooking Catelli with Chef Lynn Crawford
Enter to win a year’s supply of Catelli Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains pasta!

** GIVEAWAY **

ENTER TO WIN A YEAR’S SUPPLY OF CATELLI HEALTHY HARVEST ANCIENT GRAINS PASTA

(60 BOXES, VALUED AT $200)

I’m so excited Catelli is letting me give one of my readers/followers a year’s supply of pasta!

To enter, you must leave a comment on this blog post, answering the question: What pasta dish would you make with your ancient grains pasta? (gets you 5 entries)

You can get additional entries by doing the following:

I will randomly draw a winning entry from all entries after the contest closes on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at noon.

Please note comments need to be moderated so if you don’t see your comment appear right away, don’t worry!

Thanks again for this fun night and great giveaway opportunity, Catelli + Gail Bergman PR!

UPDATE (April 5, 2015)

Congratulations to Laurel (@habanerogal) – randomly chosen out of all entries to win the year’s supply of Catelli Health Harvest Ancient Grains Pasta!

Thank you to everyone who entered and stay tuned for more giveaways!

Linda


Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She's also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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