10.10.2010

roasted garlic and veggie pasta and yet another giveaway

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I recently had an opportunity to sample a terrific whole grain pasta from a company called Jovial. Jovial pasta is made from the most ancient variety of wheat called Einkorn. Einkorn is packed with fiber, protein, minerals, B vitamins, the powerful antioxidant Lutein and Thiamin. This pasta is masterly crafted in Italy by expert pasta artisans. It is also sustainably packaged in cartons made from eighty percent recycled cardboard. All of these facts are very impressive but, I have to say, what impressed me most was the wonderful flavor and texture of this pasta.


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I've tried other varieties of whole grain pasta and I have found the texture to be a bit gritty and unappealing. I was so impressed with Jovial's whole grain pasta. In addition to spaghetti, they also make a nice Penne Rigate, Fusilli, and Rigatoni. If gluten is an issue, you are also in luck because they have a fantastic gluten-free brown rice pasta as well.

I came up with this terrific Roasted Garlic and Veggie Pasta Toss. No specific recipe here. First I drizzled a bit of olive oil over a few cloves of smashed garlic and some fresh cut veggies. I seasoned the garlic veggie mix with kosher salt and roasted in a 400 degree oven for about twenty minutes. Then I tossed the garlic and veggie mix a with a nice helping of Jovial Einkorn Whole Grain Spaghetti and garnished with feta, cracked pepper and fresh basil. It was a healthy and delicious meal.

Look for Jovial pastas at Whole Foods and some Market of Choice locations. The company plans to add new locations weekly so keep an eye out.

Jovial sent me an extra box of pasta for one of my lucky readers. I would love it if I could afford to ship worldwide. Unfortunately, I'm on a tight budget at the moment so I have to stick with U.S. shipping only. Simply leave me a comment letting me know you'd like to be a part of this giveaway. Oh, and don't forget to leave me a way to reach you! I'll leave this giveaway open through Sunday night. Best of luck to you all!




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40 comments:

Soul Writer said...

Kim, that sounds delicious!

Pamela

Libby said...

I've never heard of einkorn before. It sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing the pasta wealth!

♥peachkins♥ said...

That is a beautiful pasta dish!

Elizabeth @ Miss Wisabus said...

I love finding things that are not only tasty, but healthy!

Throwing my name in the hat. (lizATmisswisabus.com)

bellini valli said...

Maybe I will find some of this pasta in stores when I head to the States next weekend. Your pasta dish sounds "scrummy". Is that a word:D

jacqueline said...

This sounds really yummie kim! I love roasted garlic and pasta! Have alovely merry happy day and love to you!

Annette said...

we have switched over to whole wheat everything(flour,pasta, crackers, etc). would love to try this pasta. aburkman@hotmail.com

Ambika said...

I want that!!! I'm totally a part of this one!

http://ambikaskitchen.com

Sarah said...

I also have a hard time finding wheat pasta that doesn't have that gritty taste. How exciting!

Mimi said...

I would love to try real Italian pasta!

hoerauf at comcast dot net

Joanne said...

You know a pasta is good when it still shines even when paired with such simple (and yet delicious!) ingredients. I've never heard of this whole grain before but I'll certainly be on the lookout for it!

Jhonny walker said...

Hey...

I often do this kind. Not the exact version. But thematically similar and its always always good!

The image is stunning as is the dish!

Angie's Recipes said...

The pasta looks so tasty! Beautiful colours and flavours combination!

Erin said...

You pasta dish looks amazing! Feta makes everything wonderful =o) crazybulldogs@comcast.net

katklaw777 said...

Want to eat more whole grain pasta...your pic makes me hungry. katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
Thanks for the giveaway!

Connie @ Rookie Foodie said...

I want to try it!!

Julie said...

My ears (eyes?) perked up at the mention of roasted garlic. Would love to give that pasta a try!
sporadiccook@gmail.com

Debbie said...

I'd love to try it because like you, I've been disappointed at those pastas in the past.

Jenn said...

I've said it once and I'll say it again. Pasta makes the world go round. hahaha...

Count me in!

Stella said...

Hey Kim! This pasta looks so wonderful right now. I'm starving and pasta is my favorite...
Ooh, and what a nice giveaway. That organic pasta looks nice!
p.s. Glad you liked the video. I thought it was too funny, since people always make fun of me for liking Micheal McDonald;)

Katherine said...

Sign me up for the giveaway!

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Mimi said...

A healthy and delicious pasta. I would be great to find an eatable whole wheat pasta.
Mimi

simpledaisy said...

Yum!!! I love pasta and it sure loves me:)a

Reeni said...

Your pasta is so vibrant and delicious looking! And the pasta sounds great!

Monet said...

Such a beautiful dish of pasta! I love just throwing together a meal...recipes are great, but it is so much fun to make something out of what you already have in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing that brand of pasta...I'm going to try to find it!

BarbaraJean said...

I am a pasta lover from way back. I would love sign up for the giveaway! I think you know how to reach me.

koralee said...

Oh this sounds great...will have to see if it is on my grocery shelves. xoxo

Cathy said...

Wow, does this ever look good! Love the photo, Kim.

Faith said...

What a wonderful pasta! Gorgeous photo, Kim. I'll definitely be on the lookout for that!

pigpigscorner said...

I tried whole grain pasta once and didn't really like it but this sounds great!

UrMomCooks said...

Also not a fan of whole grain pasta, so encouraged by your positive experience! Also luv ur style -- the best meals are often a few fresh ingredients put together in a combination that you know works! Lovely!

Foodessa said...

I certainly can agree with you about being disappointed in most makes of whole grain pasta. This one sounds like a keeper. Looking forward to hopefully seeing this brand in our Montreal Stores.

Buon appetito Kim and thanks for sharing.

Ciao for now,
Claudia

Beth said...

That looks fantastic! Totally my kind of meal. Wish I could be in the giveaway but I live in Canada. Good luck to everyone else!

Emily Z said...

I'd love to try for the giveaway! This pasta looks awesome. Definitely right up my alley!

sweetlife said...

thanks for featuring this great product, you pasta dish look superb..love the side pic, yummy
sweetlife

Barbara Bakes said...

I almost always use whole wheat pasta now. I'll have to look for this brand. It sounds wonderful, as does your meal.

Jeannie said...

That plate of pasta certainly looks incredibly good from here! Love the colours!

Heavenly Housewife said...

I've never tried whole grain pasta, always found it a bit to healthy sounding for my taste, but I love this pasta dish you put together.
*kisses* HH

LimeCake said...

never mind that i'm not in the US (darn it). this dish looks delicious! roasted garlic definitely gives it a kick!

Magic of Spice said...

We frequently use whole grain pastas...This is a beautiful pasta dish :)

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