Last week I was invited to a Catelli cooking demonstration with Chef Lynn Crawford as our guide. You may know her from Food Network’s Pitchin In or Chopped Canada. If you don’t know her – get to know her, she’s hilarious. Whenever I meet a chef in real life it’s always a welcoming surprise that they are exactly like who they are on TV!

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Catelli has recently released aย new all-natural healthy harvest ancient grains pasta line. The pasta is made with 100% Canadian whole wheat with five different ancient grains: quinoa, teff, amaranth, millet and sorghum (which are all very rich in nutrients).ย The result is delicious pasta that doesn’t taste too starchy or bland like your typical whole wheat pastas.

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Rest assure that they are also all natural, with no preservatives and are GMO free certified and non-GMO products verified. It’s perfect because it’s low in fat and has no sodium or transfat. It also contains 75% of your daily recommended whole-grain servings.Right now, you can get these products as spaghetti, spaghettini and rotini.

Check out my Youtube video:

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During the event we watched Chef Lynn Crawford demonstrate how to make a delicious pasta salad. It was then our turn to try and make it ourselves in the kitchen of the Pacific Institute Culinary Arts. I had a lot of fun chopping up vegetables and kind of just eyeballing how to make the dressing for the salad. I plated mine and I’m really proud of my creation!

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And for all my lucky Gastrofork readers, I am teaming up with Catelli to offer an amazing giveaway opportunity! It might be the biggest prize I’ve had to date, you could win aย year-supplyย of Catelli Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains pasta!

Follow the details below to enter! I will be choosing a winner at random on April 7, 2015. UPDATE: Congratulations Jenn! Thank you all for entering and supporting Gastrofork, we will be running another contest soon!
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