Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Easy and Delicious Italian Dishes #MomsLoveColavita

I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy's Bloggers for Colavita. I received Colavita products to facilitate my review.
I never dreamed that I would see the Booper eat eggplant and enjoy it with a smile on his face. As a mom that's a huge win in my book. Anytime I cook one meal for our whole family and don't have to make adjustments for the little guy I'm pleased with myselfThe best part of making this delicious dish with eggplant and peppers was using the Colavita products. The recipe was so easy to prepare! 
The Booper too busy enjoying his pasta to look at the camera. 
We received the Colavita Simply Italian Gift Basket which included everything needed to make this Eggplant and Sweet Pepper Veggie Pasta. We topped the pasta dish with some fresh cheeses and had a salad on the side, but the meal would have been complete without the extras. The Simply Italian Gift Basket includes: 
  • Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita Balsamic Vinegar
  • Cirio Crushed Tomato with Basil
  • Colavita Eggplant & Sweet Peppers
  • Colavita Olive Bruschetta
  • Colavita Marinara Sauce
  • Colavita Tomato Basil Sauce
  • Colavita Penne Rigate
  • Dal Raccolto Capellini
  • Dal Raccolto Orchiette
  • Almond Cantuccini


To recreate the Colavita Eggplant and Sweet Pepper Veggie Pasta I used the Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Jar of Eggplant and Sweet Peppers, Marinara Sauce, and the Penne Rigate from the gift basket. Simply following the Colavita recipe from their Italian recipe library this dish turned out amazing. The sweet peppers were my favorite flavor from this recipe. I would definitely buy the jar of Eggplant and Sweet Peppers to cook this meal again. Such a unique pasta dish and I love that it was meatless and everything could come from the pantry.
After enjoying our filling meal we indulged in a sweet treat from the gift basket. The Almond Cantuccini is a crunchy cookie that goes great with coffee. Everything we've tried from our Colavita Simply Italian Gift Basket has been delicious. Colavita offers a variety of gift baskets ranging in prices that make for great holiday or hostess gifts.Whether you're shopping for your own family or as a gift I recommend sampling flavors from the Colavita specialty items such as the Eggplant and Sweet Peppers. 

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46 comments:

  1. I'd have to say their Balsamic Vinegars look delicious. I love using them on salads!

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  2. I like the Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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  3. I think the Patsy's Fra Diavlo sauce looks yummy

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  4. Love Colavita vinegars and olive oil. Very interested in trying their new line of wines!

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  5. I would like to try the Perugina Mini Panettone - it looks like it would be a great treat or snack.

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  6. I love panettone so I I would have to say send me about 10 of them lol.

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  7. The EVOO for salads among other things!

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  8. The Colavita Italian Garden Tomato Sauce looks delicious
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. I would like to try this the most from their site;
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    World Collection 4-Pack

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  10. I would like to try Colavita's Organic Spicy Marinara Sauce

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  11. I think the Gnocchi with Potato looks delicious, it is not typically a southern dish, but I tried it years ago and I would like to have it again.

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  12. The Roasted Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil looks delicious from Colavita. I would love using this with some wonderful bread as a dipping oil.

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  13. I'd like to try the smokey barbecue sauce.

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  14. I would like to try the Colavita Original White Truffle Balsamic Glace because ... truffles!
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  15. The Le Ife Truffle White Honey sounds awesome.

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  16. I would love to try the pasta nests.

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  17. The Porcini Steak Sauce sounds good!

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  18. Le Ife Black Truffle Olive Oil! looks so delish!

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  19. the red and blue plastic heart full of candy!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  20. I think the Roasted Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil would be delicious!

    cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. The Prato Belli Cantuccini (Biscotti) looks delicious. But EVERYTHING there looks delicious! Mama mia!

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  22. I would love to try their organic coffee!

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  23. I think their barbeque sauces look really yummy!

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  24. I like the virgin olive oil and pasta since I use those a lot.

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  25. I would love to try the Perugina Baci 15-pc Box.

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  26. The Perugina Baci White Chocolate looks delicious Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  27. Prato Belli Cantuccini (Biscotti) looks delicious!

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  28. I would love to try their gnocchi, it looks yummy!

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  29. Gorgonzola & Pear Pizza
    Definitely sounds interesting and yummy!

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  30. The Pear and Chestnut Ravioli recipe looks really good!

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  31. Colavita Minestrone sounds like something I would like to try.

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  32. world-cup-limited-edition-colavita-extra-virgin-olive-oil-3-4-l-glass love to try cooking with this great oil

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  33. I think the Colavita Italian Garden Tomato Sauce looks good.

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  34. THOSE CHOCOLATE BARS LOOK MORE THAN DELICIOUS

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  35. The Prato Belli Cantuccini (Biscotti) look good.

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  36. I think the Colavita Organic Marinara Sauce looks delicious!

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  37. I want the Asiago Vecchio cheese. Yummy.
    Thanks for the contest.
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  38. The Italian Sweets Selection looks delicious. I love almond cookies.

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  39. I visited the Colavita site and one item that looked delicious to me was all natural Patsy's Vodka Sauce. Paired with a bruschetta with the Colavita Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena would be wonderful.

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  40. I would like to try Colavita's Organic Spicy Marinara Sauce

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  41. The Colavita Minestrone looks so good and hearty, especially on cold winter days.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  42. I think the Perugina Panettone looks delicious.It would be great to have with a cup of coffee

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