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An Evening With Chef Lynn Crawford & MMV Giveaway for a Year’s Worth of Catelli Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains Pasta

Known for her role as the host of the Food Network Canada’s Pitchin’ In and a judge on Chopped Canada, Celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford has been making her way across Canada to demonstrate her recipes and cooking techniques with the new Catelli Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains Pasta.

With the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts as the venue for the event in Vancouver, our evening began with an animated cooking demonstration from Chef Lynn.  Celebrating the launch of Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains Pasta, Chef Lynn has created a series of easy recipes made with this nutrient rich pasta.

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We learned that Catelli’s Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains pasta is made with a blend of five ancient grains: quinoa, amaranth, teff, sorghum and millet.  Which are known to be high in fibre and rich in mineral content.

The Five Ancient Grains in Catelli's Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains Pasta

The Five Ancient Grains in Catelli’s Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains Pasta

The health benefits of eating 100 per cent whole grain wheat have been touted for years, but what makes the other grains so healthy? Here’s the ancient secret:

Quinoa: Dating back to the 13th century South American Inca Empire, quinoa is high in fibre, protein and minerals –including magnesium, potassium, zinc and iron – and low on the glycemic index.

Amaranth: Native to the Americas and prized by Aztec civilization, amaranth is rich in protein, containing all the essential amino acids, key vitamins, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and iron.

Teff:  Originating in Ethiopia and Eritrea between 4,000 BCE and 1,000 BCE, this poppy seed-sized grain is high in protein, fibre, calcium, thiamin and iron.

Sorghum: Domesticated in Northeastern Africa more than 5,000 years ago, sorghum – a good source of vitamin B6, riboflavin, thiamin and magnesium – is known to support digestive health, help fight cardiovascular disease and help control blood sugar levels.

Millet: Cultivated 4,000 years ago from wild West African grass, this nutty-flavoured grain is known to be heart healthy, containing a high level of protein, magnesium and niacin. Alkalizing to the body, millet is considered one of the most digestible and non-allergenic grains available.

The second half of the event was a hands-on cooking class in the kitchens of the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, where we re-created Chef Lynn’s recipe for a Chilled Noodle Salad with Ginger Wasabi Dressing.

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My dietician cooking buddy Lindsay Jang and I in deep concentration.

Can you spot the ingredients in our salad from the photo below?  My cooking buddy Lindsay Jang and I combined snow peas, edamame, cucumber, cabbage, red pepper, green onions and avocado with Catelli Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains Spaghettini and topped with sesame seeds.

The dressing was super easy to make from scratch: rice vinegar, canola oil, soy sauce, lemon juice and zest, brown sugar to sweeten things up, a nutty sesame oil, and fresh ginger and wasabi to give it a spicy kick.  We didn’t even use measuring spoons and went by taste!

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Lindsay and I with our finished chilled noodle salad.

Want to try Catelli’s new pasta for yourself?  Modern Mix Vancouver is giving away a year’s supply…scroll down for more details!

Modern Mix Vancouver Giveaway: Win a year’s supply of Catelli Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains Pasta

MMV is giving away a 1 year supply of Catelli Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains Pasta. You can enter between now and Sunday April 5. Open to Canada.

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  1. Bekki
    March 21, 2015 at 9:21 pm — Reply

    I’ll make Greek Pasta Salad using rotini noodles

  2. Jonnie
    March 22, 2015 at 5:11 pm — Reply

    I would make some penne pasta with chicken and bacon

  3. jan
    March 22, 2015 at 6:10 pm — Reply

    a great grilled veggie lasagne

  4. Glogirl
    March 22, 2015 at 6:39 pm — Reply

    I would make a Creamy Garlic Bacon Penne dish with this pasta.

  5. Tina L.
    March 22, 2015 at 7:04 pm — Reply

    chicken penne

  6. Bundori
    March 22, 2015 at 7:59 pm — Reply

    Pesto and penne

  7. Amy C
    March 22, 2015 at 9:35 pm — Reply

    I would make lasagna.

  8. Heidi c.
    March 23, 2015 at 1:16 am — Reply

    I would make Spaghetti Bolognese.

  9. andrea amy
    March 23, 2015 at 11:00 am — Reply

    I would make pasta carbonara 🙂 It my families favourite.

  10. Belinda McNabb
    March 23, 2015 at 2:04 pm — Reply

    I would make some spaghetti and meatballs

  11. maria
    March 23, 2015 at 3:47 pm — Reply

    I would make fetuccinni alfredo

  12. Karla Sceviour
    March 23, 2015 at 4:47 pm — Reply

    spaghetti ,with meat sauce,,yum!

  13. Gene D
    March 23, 2015 at 4:55 pm — Reply

    spaghetti with spicy meat sauce

  14. Chris B
    March 23, 2015 at 4:59 pm — Reply

    I would make fettucine alfredo

  15. March 23, 2015 at 5:09 pm — Reply

    I’d try and make spaghetti and meatballs

  16. Jolie
    March 23, 2015 at 5:30 pm — Reply

    I would make fettucini alfredo.

  17. Robyn Bellefleur
    March 23, 2015 at 6:42 pm — Reply

    Bacon carbonara.

  18. Mae
    March 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm — Reply

    Mushroom sauce and spaghetti!!

  19. Kay
    March 23, 2015 at 8:29 pm — Reply

    love chef Crawford! so articulate and such a class act

  20. Josh S
    March 23, 2015 at 9:18 pm — Reply

    I would make Spaghetti With Feta and Broccoli.

  21. lori butler
    March 23, 2015 at 10:54 pm — Reply

    i would make a delish veggie sauce mmm

  22. Maggie K.
    March 24, 2015 at 5:44 am — Reply

    I will be making lasagna.

  23. March 24, 2015 at 12:07 pm — Reply

    I might have to make some spaghetti bolognaise…or carbonara! Then again pasta salad works for me too 🙂

  24. wendy
    March 24, 2015 at 1:32 pm — Reply

    our favorite pasta dish is any type of noodles with grilled chopped chicken breasts, chopped mushrooms and spinach with a cream sauce made of cream of mushroom soup, sour cream and ranch dressing and we spice it up with Mr Dash garlic blend

  25. Lisa
    March 24, 2015 at 2:46 pm — Reply

    Pesto pasta with chicken

  26. Rebby
    March 24, 2015 at 3:18 pm — Reply

    Spaghetti Bolognese sauce!

  27. nicolthepickle
    March 24, 2015 at 3:36 pm — Reply

    I would make spagetti with tomatoes and onions. And maybe some grilled red peppers. MMMMh.

  28. Judy Cowan
    March 24, 2015 at 4:51 pm — Reply

    I would make spaghetti and meatballs, a family favourite.

  29. Tammy
    March 24, 2015 at 5:07 pm — Reply

    I would make Spaghetti

  30. Jenn
    March 24, 2015 at 11:24 pm — Reply

    chicken carbonara!

  31. Deborah
    March 25, 2015 at 9:15 am — Reply

    I would make rotini with scallops and shrimp in a lemon garlic butter

  32. Sanaz
    March 25, 2015 at 2:28 pm — Reply

    Pasta salad

  33. March 25, 2015 at 3:03 pm — Reply

    I would be making lasagna…. chicken parm….spagetti and meatballs..etc etc…we love pasta!

  34. Maggie C
    March 25, 2015 at 4:07 pm — Reply

    I would make a pesto sauce made with toasted pinenuts and spinach! MmMmm!

  35. March 25, 2015 at 7:02 pm — Reply

    Pesto chicken penne

  36. Linda
    March 25, 2015 at 7:29 pm — Reply

    Vegetarian spaghetti

  37. Margaret Imecs
    March 26, 2015 at 11:50 am — Reply

    Chicken carbonara.

  38. Florence C
    March 26, 2015 at 12:21 pm — Reply

    I would make up a Spaghetti sauce.

  39. Emilia
    March 26, 2015 at 12:31 pm — Reply

    I would make Amaranth Curried Patties

  40. Kristine
    March 26, 2015 at 1:46 pm — Reply

    PASTA salad 🙂

  41. tanyab79
    March 26, 2015 at 3:38 pm — Reply

    so many options like a turkey veggie casserole but I would go with a chicken, bacon and veggie mix I like to make

  42. Angie
    March 26, 2015 at 8:11 pm — Reply

    I would make lasagna. I haven’t made it for a long time but LOVE eating it!

  43. Jeannie
    March 27, 2015 at 1:06 pm — Reply

    I would make a shrimp scampi pasta dish.

  44. Harjit
    March 27, 2015 at 7:14 pm — Reply

    I will make chicken, mixed vegetables and am Alfredo sauce with the pasta.

  45. Pam
    March 28, 2015 at 1:47 am — Reply

    I will start with a seafood linguini or a penne with blush sauce.

  46. George Urban
    March 28, 2015 at 7:37 am — Reply

    Gents version of Homemade Polish Goulash with a kick of *Chilis* *HOT*

  47. Cheryl
    March 28, 2015 at 9:46 am — Reply

    I would make Mac and cheese

  48. Nate Fuller
    March 28, 2015 at 4:01 pm — Reply

    I would use any of those fine pastas with my famous red sauce!

  49. Gordon
    March 28, 2015 at 4:22 pm — Reply

    I would make spaghetti and meatballs!

  50. Andrea
    March 28, 2015 at 4:40 pm — Reply

    If I won the pasta, I would definitely whip up some fresh pesto and toss pasta in it!

  51. kandi h
    March 28, 2015 at 7:11 pm — Reply

    Lemon herb pasta

  52. Lori Bazan
    March 29, 2015 at 9:05 am — Reply

    I would make a vegetable lasagna.

  53. ivy
    March 29, 2015 at 2:04 pm — Reply

    i would make spaghetti

  54. Juliee
    March 29, 2015 at 2:11 pm — Reply

    I would make spaghetti and meatballs.

  55. Mark V.
    March 30, 2015 at 7:50 am — Reply

    Id like to try to make a canalonni

  56. ginette4
    March 30, 2015 at 8:25 am — Reply

    I would make my homemade sauce to go with it

  57. summer plewes
    March 30, 2015 at 5:05 pm — Reply

    I would make spaghetti with meatballs and mushrooms!

  58. Amy
    March 31, 2015 at 2:35 am — Reply

    I would make a tuna pasta salad!

  59. Anna W
    March 31, 2015 at 2:11 pm — Reply

    I would make rotini with seafood!

  60. Leanne
    March 31, 2015 at 8:54 pm — Reply

    I’d like to make a vegetarian mushroom pasta.

  61. Rhonda W G.
    April 1, 2015 at 9:52 am — Reply

    I make a pasta tuna curry salad that is awesome!

  62. Wanda Bergman
    April 1, 2015 at 11:49 am — Reply

    I’d make spaghetti and meatballs.

  63. Angela Mitchell
    April 1, 2015 at 4:19 pm — Reply

    Yes, I’d love to make garlic artichoke spaghettini.

  64. Elizabeth Vlug
    April 2, 2015 at 6:09 am — Reply

    I would be making Pasta Primavera 🙂

  65. D G
    April 2, 2015 at 10:42 am — Reply

    Seafood linguine

  66. Nicole B
    April 3, 2015 at 7:39 am — Reply

    Linguine with cauliflower alfredo sauce

  67. Yuen C
    April 3, 2015 at 8:35 am — Reply

    Spaghetti and meatballs

  68. Wendy
    April 3, 2015 at 12:07 pm — Reply

    The pasta dish that I will be making with Catelli’s Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains, if I won this giveaway, would be a cold macaroni and salmon salad.

  69. Bailey Dexter
    April 3, 2015 at 12:07 pm — Reply

    Our family always make fresh sauce for pasta, it our Sunday meal! With all of the families & grandkids together around our table.

  70. Eldon
    April 3, 2015 at 4:37 pm — Reply

    Seafood linguine

  71. Valerie Mallette
    April 3, 2015 at 8:04 pm — Reply

    I would make spaghetti with pesto and parmesan cheese.

  72. Courtney
    April 4, 2015 at 3:53 am — Reply

    Spaghetti and Meatballs. It’s my all time favourite meal!

  73. Anne
    April 4, 2015 at 7:59 am — Reply

    Spaghettini with pesto, grape tomatoes, prawns, asparagus, mushrooms and pine nuts!

  74. Carol M (Lushka S)
    April 4, 2015 at 9:39 am — Reply

    Spaghetti with meatballs

  75. Bons
    April 4, 2015 at 9:58 am — Reply

    Spaghetti and meatballs. It’s my favourite.

  76. Nicole Jubleew
    April 4, 2015 at 6:55 pm — Reply

    I would make rotini in a rose sauce with grilled chicken.

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