Disclaimer: As a Chickapea Pasta Ambassador, I was provided compensation and given product. However, all thoughts and opinions are always completely my own.
Over the past couple of weeks, our family has been dealing with a series of head colds. Come to think of it, we may just be dealing with one never-ending cold. The good news is we seem to finally be coming out of it now. However, for a while there, I was feeling nothing like myself and wanted to do nothing more than sleep the congestion away.
Like most people, when I’m feeling under the weather, I crave comfort foods. Most often, I long for a thick and hearty chicken noodle soup. There is just something about it that warms me up and makes me feel cozy from the inside out.
4 cups of chicken broth
1/2 cup of butter
3 Tbsp. oil
3 cooked chicken breasts, diced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
2 stocks of celery, diced
1 onion, diced
3 tbsp parsley
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
3 cups Chickapea penne pasta
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot, heat oil and add carrots, celery and onions and saute until veggies are soft and onions are translucent.
Add garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes.
Add chicken broth, parsley, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper. Add in butter and stir until melted and well mixed.
Add diced chicken and parsley and simmer gently for 5-7 minutes.
Stir in pasta and simmer approximately 7 minutes, until pasta is cooked.
And just like that, you have a buttery, creamier version of a typical, everyday comfort food.
We’ve used dozens of gluten free pasta brands, but Chickapea Pasta has quickly become a favourite for our home. Made from organic chickpea and organic red lentil flour, this blend is packed with protein and fiber and full of essential nutrients: complex carbs, thiamine, folate, niacin, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, zinc and antioxidants. It truly takes the everyday staple of pasta and turns it into a superfood. It is also has no added sugar and is made in a nut-free facility.
We have been enjoying both the spirals and the penne, but now we have even more options with the addition of shells! Chickapea Pasta has changed their packaging to move into boxes and added a third shape to the product line.
Chickapea Pasta Giveaway!
To celebrate the launch of the new packaging and new shape, Chickapea is giving away and entire basket of delicious goodies. One lucky reader from each blog will receive a gift basket full of goodies, valued around $75. The contents of the gift basket are as follows:
- 1 box of Chickapea Spirals
- 1 box of Chickapea Penne
- 1 box of Chickapea Shells
- 1 bottle of Kiki Maple Sweet Water
- 1 container of Teatulia Chamomile Tea (30 bags)
- 1 bag (142g) of Neal Brothers Montreal Steak Spice Kettle Chips
- 1 jar of Neal Brothers Organic Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce
- 1 package (225g) of Budding Nutrition Gut Busters
- 1 package of (84g) Rawnata Vanilla Saskatoon Flax Crackers
In addition to Chickapea Pasta products, other items were kindly donated by Neal Brothers, Avid Gourmet and LCG Foods.