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We eat pasta at least once or twice a week. I know it sounds rather boring, but there are so many different ways to create a pasta dish that we never get tired of it (and my son just loves it!). And my husband, being the culinary expert that he is, is always looking for variations and twists on new dishes. Because my husband does much all of the cooking, his business travels usually result in a lot of eating out expenditures (on my part!). Fortunately, there are a few meals I can get together quickly (pasta being the easiest).
And now….with Al Dente Pasta…it’s even easier to get a quick and healthy meal on the table! Started by one woman with the desire to create the perfect pasta over 25 years ago, Al Dente Pasta is a brand that is now sold at fine stores all over the US. The company offers gourmet pastas and sauces in a myriad of flavors. Most impressive is the fact that her pastas can be prepared in 3 minutes. Their egg noodles are a combination of Durum and Semolina flour, fresh eggs, herbs and spices. I’ve not had the opportunity to try egg noodles in the past and Al Dente Pasta’s were surprisingly good. And true to their word, the noodles were perfectly cooked “al dente” in 3 minutes (I’m not fond of soggy, overcooked pasta noodles).
Since you can’t have pasta without sauce, the company also offers gourmet versions with interesting combinations like olives and capers or leeks and sundried tomatoes. My husband usually makes his own pasta sauce because he finds store-bought jars to be salty and over seasoned. We were both surprised at the rich flavor present in the Roasted Garlic sauce. My husband prepared fresh ground turkey and added the Roasted Garlic sauce to it and served it with the pasta. It was delicious, quick, and painless (I definitely could have done it!).
The site offers a generous variety of flavor options and combinations. With four sauces to choose from and fourteen Al Dente Pasta varieties, you’ll have fun mixing it up to create some unique dishes. I’m highly impressed with their organic, low-carb, and whole-wheat pasta options (which I haven’t tried…yet!).
The site offers a lovely array of nicely presented gifts at affordable prices. Most are in the $15-$20 range but I did see some in the $50 range. If you’re unable to locate Al Dente Pasta products in a store near you, be sure to check out their online store.
Win It! One of you will win a Retro Gift Box. Simply head on over to the site and take a look around. Come back here and leave me a comment with the pasta and sauce variety you would choose. Comments will close on December 8, 2009 at 10 PM PST. One comment per person, please (unless you do the extra credit). US residents only. Duplicates and comments not including the above information will be disqualified. Comments are moderated. If you don’t see your comment in a reasonable amount of time, send me an email. Bloggers and non-bloggers may enter. If you don’t want to leave your email address, please be sure to check back for my announcement on the winner. Please note that winners must respond within 48 hours of being announced/contacted or another winner will be drawn.
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