Eden Organic Food Company [Review and Recipe] : Kamut & Quinoa Twisted Pair pasta


I was delighted when I found out Eden Organic Food Company was sending me a box of their Kamut & Quinoa Twisted Pair pasta. They even included a bunch of recipes to try. I went with the Twisted Pair Gemelli with Spinach & Tomatoes because my son, Jackson, loves spinach and because I already had a can of their Eden Organic Diced Tomatoes.

 My country table (a.k.a. my pantry) is filled with Eden Organic Pastas. It is the number one pasta I serve to my family and am always recommending their products to my clients.



 


Twisted Pair Gemelli with Spinach & Tomatoes
Ingredients
12 ounces Eden Organic Kamut & Quinoa Twisted Pair® Gemelli, 1 package
2 Tablespoons
Eden Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, sliced thin
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon
Eden Sea Salt, or to taste
2 cups spinach, packed and chopped
1/2 cup
any Eden Organic Diced Tomatoes, drained, reserving 1 cup tomato cooking liquid

Directions
Cook pasta as package directs. While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large skillet and sauté the garlic and onion for 4 to 5 minutes. 

Add the crushed red pepper, salt, spinach and tomatoes. Sauté 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tomato cooking liquid. 


Drain the pasta and add to the skillet. Season with black pepper and add extra salt if desired.
Toss the pasta and vegetables until heated through.



Serve and enjoy!

Why I liked the Kamut & Quinoa Twisted Pair pasta:
1) Packed with Whole Grain goodness
Whole grains are excellent foods which are rich in complex carbohydrates, protein, fiber and essential nutrients. Here are some of the many benefits of whole grains.
1)    Weight Loss – Whole grains are Complex Carbohydrates; Complex Carbohydrates keep you satisfied for a longer period of time than simple carbohydrates thus making you eat less. Complex Carbohydrates also don’t have the same insulin effect as simple carbs do. Simple carbs release excess insulin which your body stores as fat.
2)    Beautiful skin and beautiful mood– Whole grains are high in B Vitamins. B Vitamins are known to help kick depression and give you glowing skin.
3)    Elimination – Whole grains contain a large amount of fiber. Your body needs fiber to move waste out of the intestines and into the toilet where it belongs.
4) Improve Bodily Functions – Whole grains help your body metabolize protein, release energy from muscles, protect your cells, keep your bowel movements regular, provide heart health and help relax your nervous system.


2) Kid friendly As you can see from the picture below my son really enjoyed his bowl of pasta. Only a few twisted gemelli's made it on the kitchen floor.

3) Kamut and Quinoa are two of my very favourite ancient grains
Kamut -   High energy grain, allergy-friendly grain and easily digested. 
Quinoa -   Known as “the mother of all grains”, quinoa is gluten-free (therefore easily digested) is a natural complete protein (this means that it has 8 essential amino acids). It is rich in magnesium, iron, calcium potassium, phosphorous and copper. Quinoa helps prevent cataracts, heart disease, gallstones, type 2 diabetes and childhood asthma.
 4) It's Wholesome, Organic and gentle to the Environment! As you know I am very conscious of what I put on my plate and especially on Jackson's plate. His developing system does not need to be overloaded with refined flour, sugar, sodium, preservatives, GMOs, pesticides and other nasty toxins.  Eden Organic Food Company delivers organic, non-GMO, GEO free, BPA-free, environmentally friendly, nutrient-dense, high-quality and delicious food for the whole family. Their products will continue to be a staple in my home for years to come.
To learn more about Eden Foods visit their website and subscribe to their eNewsletter to stay up to date on special offers . Don't forget to try one of their 981 recipes!
 

4 comments:

Masquerade said...

Looks delish! I've tried organic Kamut lasagna (can't remember the brand)...and it was so GOOD! It has more flavour than the regular white lasagna and it's so much healthier! :-)

Barb said...

Alternative foods are so good for us to maintain good health. I am suffering froom food sensitivieis that are organic based and also emotionally based. That makes eating quite a challenge from day to day not knowing what is not going to agree with my digestive system that partifular day, These foods provide me with some alterntives to try as I try to plan out my daily and weekly menus. thanks for the informaiton.

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jenny paul said...

Great blog! The information you provide is quiet helpful. Organic food companies. Get one to two free bars with every fresh direct order!

Kamut pasta said...

A healthy and delicious recipe, congrats. Worth trying!

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