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 put them in my cart, knowing I could certainly come up with a way to use them. Like Angharad’s authentic Pad Thai (seen above).

The main difference between the white and brown – besides one version being whole grain and one not -  is really the 4 grams of fiber. The white rice noodles don’t contain any fiber and almost everyone could use a little more fiber in life, so it’s an easy, natural swap. :) Even the pickiest of eaters won’t detect that it’s “healthy!”

The two varieties are Pad Thai (Fettucine) Brown Rice Noodles and Maifun (Angel Hair) Brown Rice Noodles and they are without a doubt, the newest pantry staple of mine!

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in my cupboard: Ranch Yogurt Dressing

Sometimes the only dressing that will work  (for things like salads, veggies, fries, pizza, etc.) is the dreaded ranch. We all know that ranch is typically not very good for us and should be saved for special occasions. (like chicken wings!) But the light ranches just will not work in my opinion. I always find myself wanting

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in my cupboard: trader joe’s punjab eggplant

As much as I adore cooking, sometimes I just can’t take the time to prepare an entire meal. Since cooking is such a stress reliever for me, I never want it to actually cause stress.  Enter in these pouches of Indian food.  A little odd, yes, to make dinner out of a pouch, but this

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in my cupboard: jalfreezi sauce

As much as I love spending time in the kitchen, sometimes it just isn’t feasible. We all have the nights when spending an hour to make dinner is just not an option. One of my favorite “after soccer, before next activity meals”  growing up was tortellini with pesto. My Mom always makes batches of pesto

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in my cupboard: tj’s nuts about chocolate & raspberries mix

When I think about family hikes as a child, one thing comes to mind: Picture us, much like the Von Trapp family happily singing through the mountains of Austria. Except that it was probably just my mother and I singing “The Hills are Alive” and we were hiking in The Smoky Mountains… We had gorp

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in my cupboard: holiday tea

The Holiday decorations are up and I’m ready to celebrate! (My decorations are pretty sad – no tree, nothing over-the-top but enough to get me in the spirit!) Celestial Seasonings Holiday Teas are the perfect way to celebrate the season without endless candy, cookies and treats! I love Candy Cane Lane – I bought so

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in my cupboard: ines rosales tortas

These Rosemary & Thyme Savory Olive Oil Tortas are  like a cross between foccacia and a cracker and may just be the best cracker-concoction I have ever had. Really. And after my two fails at making my own foccacia…I’m happy to buy these instead. They are imported from Seville, Spain and if this is any

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