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Archive for the ‘Pasta, Grains, Beans’ Category

nuPasta – Konjac Root Pasta

By amy • Jun 13th, 2015 • Category: Impulse Buy, Pasta, Grains, Beans

nuPasta Konjac Root Pasta: Spaghetti; Fettucine; Angel Hair 210 g, $ 3.99 Available in select grocery stores. for more information & to order in multiples of 8 visit nuPasta.com When Shelf Life encounters food ‘solutions’ like this item, we say hello to our l’il angel and l’il devil. The rose-coloured side of us wants to [...]

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President’s Choice – Recipe to Riches Products

By amy • Apr 26th, 2014 • Category: Cheese, Chocolate, Dessert, Frozen Dessert, Frozen Foods, Impulse Buy, Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Pasta, Grains, Beans, Prepared Foods, Snacks, Soups, Sweets

President’s Choice Recipe to Riches products; PC Italian Lollipops – 10 pieces, 210g, $9.99 PC Jammin’ Jamaican Lobster Bisque – 220ml, $3.99 PC Grandpa’s Acadian Meat Pie – 800g, $9.99 PC Mini Cheesecake Cups – 220g, 10 X 22g, $7.99 PC Mexi Mac ‘n’Cheese Bites – 12 pieces, 372g, $6.99 available at Loblaws stores and [...]

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Frozen Vegetable Lasagna

By amy • Apr 5th, 2014 • Category: Columns, Frozen Foods, Fruits And Vegetables, Pasta, Grains, Beans, Prepared Foods

Frozen vegetable lasagna: what could go wrong? In a logical world, things would work out perfectly well. In fact, things would work out very much like your average selection of frozen pizza, the quality of which ranges from dire to so-so to surprisingly gratifying. In theory, frozen lasagna should tell the same broad story. Granted, [...]

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Gnocchi

By amy • May 21st, 2011 • Category: Columns, Pasta, Grains, Beans

Meet the killer dumplings: in certain regions of Italy gnocchi with tomato sauce is known as strangolopetri or strangoloprevete, meaning priest stranglers. Legend has it that a long-ago cleric enjoyed his meal so much, and ate it so fast, that he choked on it. First off, Shelf Life would like to acknowledge that when it [...]

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12 Impulse Buys of the Season

By amy • Dec 23rd, 2010 • Category: Alcohol, Appetizers, Baked Goods, Supplies, Beverages, Candy, Canned Goods, Cocktail Garnishes, Columns, Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Mixes, Pasta, Grains, Beans, Prepared Foods, Seasonings, Spices, Snacks, Sweets, crackers, sauces, spreads

#1 Vosges Chocolate Mo’s Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix 454g, $17.95 (yields 2 batches) available at fine food stores for more information visit www.vosgeschocolate.com In Shelf Life’s household, Christmas Day will start with this luxe mash-up. Produced by upscale chocolatier Vosges, fabled for their signature chocolate bar with bacon, the star attraction in this mix [...]

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12 Impulse Buys of the Season

By amy • Dec 12th, 2010 • Category: Appetizers, Baked Goods, Supplies, Beverages, Candy, Canned Goods, Cocktail Garnishes, Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Fruits And Vegetables, Impulse Buy, Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Mixes, Pantry Items, Pasta, Grains, Beans, Prepared Foods, Seasonings, Spices, Snacks, Sweets, crackers, sauces, spreads

#1 Vosges Chocolate Mo’s Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix 454g, $17.95 (yields 2 batches) available at fine food stores for more information visit www.vosgeschocolate.com In Shelf Life’s household, Christmas Day will start with this luxe mash-up. Produced by upscale chocolatier Vosges, fabled for their signature chocolate bar with bacon, the star attraction in this mix [...]

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Canto – Beans in Sauce

By amy • Nov 15th, 2010 • Category: Impulse Buy, Pasta, Grains, Beans, Prepared Foods

Canton Beans In An Indian Style Sauce: Chickpeas With Onions and Ginger 330g, $2.99 widely available for more information visit: specialiteslassonde.com What’s the opposite of hype? So modest looking is Canton’s side-dish-in-a-pouch that we have no idea how long this product line has been available (there are at least five varieties), and at first glance [...]

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The 56th Summer Fancy Food Show

By amy • Jul 10th, 2010 • Category: Baked Goods, Supplies, Beverages, Canned Goods, Columns, Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Dairy, Frozen Foods, Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Mixes, Pantry Items, Pasta, Grains, Beans, Prepared Foods, Seasonings, Spices, Snacks, Sweets, sauces, spreads

This place is enormous, and packed to the gills: to use a term borrowed from the Oreo people, what we have here is a Double Stuf event. Picture a stadium–sized exhibition space in New York City, filled with booths displaying tempting-looking snacks, sweets, and savouries. Behind these irresistibly designed and invitingly lit items stand busy, [...]

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Tofu

By amy • Jun 26th, 2010 • Category: Columns, Fruits And Vegetables, Pasta, Grains, Beans

Long ago, when soybean products were a mere twinkle in a food retailer’s eye, the celebrated wit and author Dorothy Parker enjoyed, as they say, a moment. When told that the taciturn, notoriously dull former President Calvin Coolidge (known as ‘Silent Cal’) had died, Parker remarked ‘How can they tell?’ Fast forward to a present-day [...]

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Bean Cusine Soup Mix

By amy • Jan 15th, 2009 • Category: Impulse Buy, Pasta, Grains, Beans

Bean Cuisine Southwest Tortilla Bean Soup 397g, $6.99 Available at Whole Foods Market For Bean Cuisine company info visit luzianne.com This is an example of a packaged food that gets the balance right – it doesn’t ask consumers to add too much to it; nor does it shun our contributions entirely. It’s kinda-sorta homemade, and [...]

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