Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Healthy eats and Racconto Review

A simple dish of chicken and broccoli served with brown jasmine rice, along with a side of Constitutional Law in the background...

Ingredients

Chicken breast ( boneless skinless, washed and diced)
Fresh broccoli spears
1/2 cup sliced scallions
1/8 cup Trader Joes Soyaki
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth


Simply spray a sautee pan with Pam, add some red chili flakes and the washed and diced chicken breast. Let the chicken slightly brown on all sides, then add the chicken broth and soyaki. Cover the pan, bring it to a rapid simmer and let it stay this way for about 10 minutes or until liquid dissipates.  Lastly, toss in the fresh scallions and soy sauce, warm through for one minute. Ready to serve :)

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Sometimes last week I finally got around to trying some of the Racconto products. I chose to make the Organic 8 whole grain pasta with sprouted wheat grass, and serve it with a vegetable Ragu i made from the San Marzano tomatoes, onion, fresh basil and bell peppers.

I have to admit, the tomatoes tasted slightly acidic to me, but I think that is only because I was anticipating a very sweet tomato ( like the kind you get in Maggianos gnocchi entree). Nevertheless, i balanced out the situation with a pinch of sugar, a dash of white wine, and a handful of sweet bell peppers.

Along with the sauteed onions, salt/pepper,  5-6 fresh cloves of garlic, and 1/2 cup of sliced basil the sauce came together beautifully.



Best of all, the pasta itself was AMAZING. Personally, I have had my share of whole wheat pastas, and generally they are fine, but you have to admit, regular pasta has something special. Well, ladies and gentlemen, this one surpassed all whole wheat pasta varieties I have tried thus far!  Not only was the texture perfect, but the flavor was unassuming -- it was just right, not too bland and not overpowering. 
I am SUPER excited about trying the rest of the organic whole grain pastas, especially if they are just as impressing as this one.

Speaking of Racconto-- today is the last day for the giveaway. If you havn't entered yet, please do so you can have a chance at winning a basket of these inspiring products.

4 comments:

  1. SOunds like you enjoyed the products!

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  2. LOL I did! It was refreshing after my previous sample experience :)

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  3. wow great eats...love the book in the background...

    sweetlife

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