Did you know that October is National Pasta Month? Well it is, which is why I have partnered with Dreamfields and some other very talented blogger to bring you 31 magical days of delicious pasta recipes and also a giveaway to win some of your own pasta to try out these fantastic dishes.
To find all of the delicious Dreamfields pasta recipes be sure to follow the hastag, #IHeartDreamfields via social media for each weeks theme which features a variety if Dreamfields pasta.
October 1-7: Casual Entertaining
October 8-14: Vegetarian Entrees
October 15-21: Table for Two
October 22-31: Stovetop Saviors/Quick and Easy Recipes
A few fun facts about Dreamfields Pasta to want to choose them for your pasta dish:
- It's made with premium durum wheat semolina from North Dakota.
- It has 5 grams of fiber and 7 grams of plant protein per serving (2 ounces dry / 1 cup cooked).
- It tastes great with your favorite pasta dishes and can be included in your healthy meal plan.
- It's prebiotic fiber helps promote healthy digestion.
- It has the taste and texture of traditional pasta from a blend of fiber and plant proteins (which also help you feel full).
Dreamfields has offered to send one of my readers a $25 gift card AND box of each of their seven cuts of pasta: Spaghetti, Angel Hair, Linguine, Elbows, Penne Rigate, Rotini, and Lasagna. To enter, simply answer this question in the comment section below (mandatory entry):
All you need to do is tell me what is your favorite cut of pasta?
This giveaway is open to residents of the USA only. Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 pm ET on Sunday, October 26, 2014. One winner will be chosen via random draw and contacted within 48 hours of the close of this contest, and given 24 hours in which to respond. If no response is received within that time frame, a new winner will be chosen.
Since my theme was Table for Two, I decided since we are moving slowly into Fall I wanted to combine the flavors of pumpkin and a creamy soup. I hope you give it a try!!
Dreamfields Creamy Pumpkin Pasta with Scallops
Created by Finding Inspiration in Food
4 ounces Dreamfields Angel Hair pasta, uncooked
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups pumpkin puree
2 cups chicken stock, reduced sodium, fat-free
1/2 cup lite coconut milk
dash of kosher or sea salt
dash of freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, divided
6 large scallops
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
Shredded Gouda cheese (optional)
2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts
Bring a medium size pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta to the pot and cook until al dente, or according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
While the pasta is cooking, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil; reduce the heat to medium low and add the onion and garlic to the pan.
Cook, stirring frequently, until the onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
Increase the heat to medium and add the pumpkin, chicken stock, coconut milk, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon of the thyme to the skillet. Whisk until well-combined and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Combine with cooked pasta.
Meanwhile, sprinkle scallops on both sides with desired amount of Cajun seasoning. You can choose to grill the scallops or heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet and cook about 1 minute on each side or until scallops are opaque.
Divide between 2 bowls and garnish with the remaining thyme and Gouda cheese, if using. Top with scallops and hazelnuts; serve immediately.
Disclaimer: Dreamfields pasta and giveaway pack have been provided by Dreamfields for this Review & Giveaway. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”