Some inventions are just plain smart.

Like fully seasoned rice and beans, that take just 90 seconds in the microwave. That are organic. And tasty.

Sure, I love homemade brown rice, but I don’t always have the 40 minutes it takes to make it. Part of my slowing down efforts are not spending so much time making lunches (it was getting a bit ridiculous) so I’m turning to quick meals like these to get me through the week.

This long grain brown rice is ready in minutes, and when paired with some chicken sausage and veggies I’ve got an easy meal that is perfect to take to work. The flavor is great, but this truly is all about convenience.

What are your thoughts on microwavable products like these? Love? Hate? Do you use them?

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in my cupboard: bionaturae egg pasta

It’s not often that I would feature a white flour pasta…I rarely even buy pasta made with white flour. I’m a whole wheat kind of girl. Not to mention a Nutritionist, remember?? But this bionaturae traditional egg pasta just looks special. I know I bought it with something in mind, but a few months passed

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in my cupboard: minced ginger

As much as I like to think that my kitchen is constantly stocked with the freshest of herbs, garlic and onions, vegetables and spices one thing I always find myself wishing for is fresh ginger. Now, I just need to remember that I’ve got minced ginger in the fridge. I used to think that jarred

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in my cupboard: wasa thin & crispy flatbread

I’ve been a fan of  Wasa crackers for a really long time, but it had been a while since I’d had them recently. When I saw that they had a new flatbread variety, I just had to return to my roots and give them a try! If it’s any indiation, they didn’t last long in

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in my cupboard: black bean pasta

Last week I shared a recipe with you for black bean pasta with chorizo & peppers. Turns out this black bean pasta gem that I picked up on a weekend when I was visiting my parents is pretty hard to track down, but a lot of you were interested in where you could find it.

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top foodie gifts of 2010

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, we can officially start thinking about Christmas. Are you excited or annoyed? I’m really excited and have already started my shopping! Since today is the day that the shopping frenzy typically begins on I thought I’d give you a shopping list for every foodie on your list. From Left

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in my cupboard: brown rice noodles

With my recent interest (ok, borderline obsession) with all things Asian, rice noodles keep showing up in my meals. Whether it’s in pho or a bed for curry, I’m loving all things rice noodles. Imagine my surprise when I recently found Brown Rice Noodles! I was beyond thrilled (as only a Nutritionist could be) and immediately

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