Love the Oil Kings? Love Pasta Pantry? Looking for a great Christmas present for your family and friends? We may have exactly what you’re looking for!
Over the holiday season, we’re giving you five chances to win four tickets to an Oil Kings game of your choice and a pre-game dinner at Pasta Pantry. Your last chance to win will be on Christmas Eve, which is perfectly timed for a great Christmas present for you and a few friends or family.
Full Contest Details:
On November 28th, December 5th, 12, 19th, and the 24th, we will be posting a open ended question on both Facebook and Twitter at 9am in the morning. Everyone who replies to the question on either Facebook or Twitter will be entered to win. At 4pm that same day, we will announce the week’s winner of the four Oil Kings tickets to any game of your choosing and a pre-game dinner at Pasta Pantry.
So make sure to check either our Facebook HERE or our Twitter HERE next Friday!
There is a growing number of scientific studies proving that pasta and a pasta centric diet has some surprising health benefits! This is largely due to their low glycemic (blood sugar) index, which is made even lower when proteins, olive oil, or vegetables are added. Here are just a few of the surprising health benefits pasta offers:
1. Pasta can be beneficial for those with diabetes
A study published by Diabetes Care concluded grain-based foods (especially whole grain varieties) with a low glycemic index, such as pasta and oats, are beneficial for people with diabetes.
2. Pasta may reduce the risk of breast cancer.
A study from the Annals of Oncology reported that high glycemic index foods may increase the risk of breast cancer, while the intake of pasta, a low glycemic index food, seemed to have no influence.
3. Alzheimer’s and the Mediterranean diet.
Researchers concluded that following a mediterranean diet, in which pasta is one of the cornerstone foods, may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
4. Pasta meals with tomato-based sauces may reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
Lycopene, a potent antioxidant found in tomatoes, acts to repair damaged cells in the body. This positive effect of lycopene is thought to help prevent prostate cancer since the occurrence of the cancer is lower in men who frequently eat tomato products.
5. Pasta does not cause food cravings.
A study looking at the long-term changes in food cravings in a calorie-restricted research program suggested the cravings are actually for calories, not high carbonhydrate foods like pasta. What is commonly called “carbohydrate addiction” should rightly be relabeled calorie addiction.
For a few more health benefits, and for the scientific sources, read more HERE
At Pasta Pantry, we know everyone has a wide variety of tastes and preferences, which is why we let you choose exactly what type of pasta you prefer. We supply all the fixings, which are made fresh daily, and you get to have your choice of pasta cut, pasta sauce, and a protein.
With all these choices, it might be a little daunting, so to start you off, here’s what our owner, Nathan Satanove, is into this week:
First, he starts it off with the lumaconi cut, a staff favourite.
Next he smothers it all in the hot Italian sausage sauce.
Now, you could stop there, or you could act like a true veteran and add a splash of four cheese sauce.
Then add a few squirts of pesto:
Top it all off with our oven baked chicken breast, the chicken parmigianas.
if you’re still feeling hungry after all this, Nathan said he follows this up with our Italian salad, a fresh bun, and then a 20 minute power nap. A true Italian feast always ends in a 20 minute power nap.
Now he want to hear what your favourite pasta dish is!
There has been an all-too-silent contender for the much thought after title of #1 best dessert in Sherwood Park: the Chocolate Coconut Brownie!
They say that the brownie is half cookie, half cake, but the brownie has long surpassed its dessert parents. We say that ours is half chocolate, half coconut, all brownie.
Being based on years of improvements in brownie technology and human ingenuity, our brownie is the culmination of those efforts! A guilty pleasure, this brownie is first baked to a perfect, fluffy consistency, then smothered in chocolate and filled with flavourful coconut shavings.
The only thing left for you to decide is: which is the best dessert in Sherwood Park? Our Chocolate Coconut Brownie, Death By Chocolate, or Tiramisu?
You be the judge.
A Margaret Satanove original recipe, the Minestrone soup is an old Italian classic. The soup dates back to before the Roman Empire, and with such a long history, it has been improved over a few thousand years until it reached Pasta Pantry. Once it got to the Pasta Pantry, it was, of course, perfected. So if seasonal vegetables and pasta in a delicious broth is what you’re looking for, we highly suggest the minestrone.
We also serve the soup in a soup & salad combo for $11.95. It’s a filling, yet light and healthy lunch.
One last tip: This soup cures EVERYTHING!
The life of a parent can be hectic when you’re running between various sports practices, school events, your work, home life, and other extra-curricular activities. Sometimes you don’t have time to sit down and cook a healthy meal for your children. That is where the Pasta Pantry comes in. Dedicated to giving you “REAL FOOD, REAL FRESH, REAL FAST,” and trying to relieve some of that daily pressure, we offer any child 10 and under all you can eat pasta at $4.25 or $4.95 with a meatball.
We know how much family matters, because we’re a family too.