Whole Grain Fast & Delicious
February, a time of paper cut-out hearts is also American Heart Month, a time to remember our tickers. One important way to keep our hearts healthy and enjoy overall well being is to eat plenty of whole grain. Unfortunately, most Americans don't come close to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendation of three whole grain servings a day. For the tired, hungry and stressed, cheap fast food is all too tempting.
So, what if a delicious whole grain meal could be just as easy as picking up the phone or hitting the drive through? With Eden Organic Pasta it is. Toss in whatever veggies you have on hand, maybe some Eden Beans, Olive Oil or a favorite sauce, and a delicious wholesome meal is yours in a jiff.
Family Farm Grain • Traditional Crafting
Eden Organic Pasta is traditionally crafted from six North American family farm organically grown grains • Golden Amber Durum Wheat • Kamut® • Spelt • Short Grain Brown Rice • Buckwheat • and Rye ... and high altitude Andean organic Quinoa. Organic vegetables and seasonings add colorful flavor and nourishment.
First, freshly ground flour is thoroughly kneaded with purified water. To make ribbons the dough is rolled out and folded over itself eight times, a traditional noodle making process called sheeting. The sheet is fed between stainless steel cutters to form the width, and cut to length by a rotating blade. To make shapes like spirals and spaghetti the dough is extruded through vintage brass dies and cut to length. An initial hot steam dryer reduces moisture slowly and dries from the inside out. Ribbons and shapes are dried on screen trays, and spaghetti is hung over racks in the spaghetti dryer. The pasta stays in a drying room for 16 to 48 hours and is packaged when perfectly finished.
EOPC • A Gem Since 1923
What a gem we have in the EDEN Organic Pasta Company. A Detroit landmark crafting pasta in small batches continuously since 1923, it still has the original fixtures like artisan brass dies, noodle rollers, and macaroni dryers. Best of all are its people who care: Bud • Cathy • Jeridine • Jim • Maryanne • Odess • Peter • Robert • Rosanne • Steve • Tasha and Terry. Visit our new website www.edenpasta.com to meet them all, read a history of the EOPC and get all of the recipes from our pasta boxes with pictures of each finished dish.
All 25 flavors of EDEN Organic Pasta are being transitioned from bags into new reclosable, recycled and recyclable boxes. Are your favorites in a box yet? Watch our progress during the upcoming weeks at www.edenfoods.com/store/
This Month's Special
As a valued customer, receive 20% OFF any Eden Organic Pasta Company pasta you order. Simply enter the coupon code "EOPC" when prompted during checkout. We encourage you to extend this offer to friends and family as well.
Offer expires March 15, 2007.
Spelt Ziti Rigati Bake
Serves: 8 | Prep Time: 0:15 | Cook Time: 1:15
• 1 TBSP Eden Selected Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 1 package Eden Organic Spelt Ziti Rigati
• 1 roasted red pepper, coarsely chopped
• 1 package (10oz) chopped spinach
• 1 1/2 cups organic tofu, pureed
• 4 basil leaves, torn
• 3/4 cup grated organic parmesan cheese
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
• 1 tsp Eden Sea Salt
• 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
• 2 TBSP freshly grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350°. Oil an 8-inch springform pan. Cook pasta per package directions, drain and rinse. In a large bowl, mix pasta, red pepper and spinach and set aside. In another bowl combine tofu, basil, parmesan, garlic and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper. Add to pasta bowl, gently stir until well combined. Transfer to prepared pan. Smooth top and sprinkle with parmesan. Bake until golden brown, 40 to 50 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before removing springform. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Nutritional Info (Per serving)
294 Calories, 10g Fat (30% calories from fat), 17g Protein, 35g Carbohydrate, 5g Fiber, 13mg Cholesterol, 655mg Sodium
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