Molly Ringwald, Marcela Valladolid, Ragu And Me!NEWS | Nirasha Jaganath | March 10, 2010 at 10:35 pm
So with a hop, skip and jump (and a car and train) I got myself to New York for an event hosted by Ragu. I was psyched that Molly Ringwald was going to be there. Since I barely know any “stars” of today it was nice to hear a familiar name of “my” time. The event was short but pretty well put together.
We got to the the “loft” which was totally like a scene from a cooking show with even pasta covered walls. Molly Ringwald arrived and began to talk a little about her involvement with Ragu. Her passion for family and healthy eating was the main reason for her partnership. Since I have not seen her in years (I am so not a tabloid type) she just looked like before, only older (in a good way). The fact that the Ragu has a full serving of veggies in 1/2 cup of sauce is a good thing. Being a vegetarian (and having my kids grow up as vegetarians) I know just how important that is. Don’t forget to watch the video at the end!
There was also a launch of a new contest for a $5,000 scholarship for your healthy recipe and you can find more details at Recipe For A Good Start. We were then divided into 3 groups and attended different stations. I was thrilled to be on the red team because we started with lunch first. Ok, so I was hungry.
Lunch was made up of various totally yummy (and healthy) dishes made with Ragu, but more tasty than that was the fact that we were dining with Food Network star Marcela Valladolid (host of Mexican Made Easy). Did I mention that there were a few kids amongst us and they were clamoring for autographs? Do you think they actually watch Food Network?
Then we went on to get all the facts about nutrition and tips on sneaking in veggies at another station. Loads of ideas came into play and finally we headed to the last station to actually make the lasagna dish. What thrilled me the most, except for the fact that we used regular lasagna noodles and did not have to boil them, was that the dishes we prepared were going to a food kitchen for the homeless after.