Dairy Comes Knocking Again

by HEAB on April 21, 2009

Hello my almond butter loving friends. If you're new to HEAB, you may like to subscribe to my RSS feed or receive my posts via email. Thanks for reading!

Note to self: Confirm all ingredients before agreeing to taste-test a product. For the second time, I was sent an item to review for my blog that contained dairy, and again, I ate it.  I’m going to be more careful about this in the future.  You live and you learn, right?

First off, thanks to the folks at Foodbuzz for allowing me to sample the new Riserva line by Buitoni.  For lunch yesterday, I ate half a serving of the Wild Mushroom Agnolotti over a bed of spinach and broccoli with Newman’s Own Sockarooni sauce. Yes, I thought about whipping up a batch of Marinutta Sauce but didn’t think mushrooms, cheese, and peanut butter sounded like the best combo. :)

Ravioli on Crack

Ravioli on Crack

Below is a description of the pasta from the Buitoni Website:

A blend of earthy mushrooms, including sweet, rustic portobellos and delicate criminis, creates an impeccable pairing with fresh-roasted garlic and imported grana padano and parmesan cheeses, wrapped inside thin layers of stone-ground semolina pasta.

Check out the filling:

Can you really go wrong with mushrooms and cheese?

Can you really go wrong with mushrooms and cheese?

Um, yes you can…when each serving contains 796 mg of sodium.  Rarely do I ever salt any of my meals, nor do I eat many packaged foods.  The mushroom cheese combo was tasty, but the salt content overwhelmed me.  That being said, I was impressed with how easy this was to prepare, just 4-6 minutes in boiling water. Even if that seems like too much work, apparently, the stuffed pasta shells make a good snack without any preparation.  Just ask my husband, who when left alone to make his dinner simply ate them straight from the package. :)  Thanks again to the folks at Foodbuzz and Buitoni!

Guess who paid me a visit yesterday?

The Motherload of Sexy Hotness has arrived!

The Motherload of Sexy Hotness has arrived!

Don’t miss tomorrow’s Battle of the Vanilla Rice Protein All-Stars.  Watch out Sun Warrior – I think you’ve got some competition in the taste department. :) There might even be a little giveaway action.  Stay tuned.

Some savings for you:


  • Save 20% off all Jay Robb online orders by using the promo code found here.
  • If you order 2 or more items from Barney Butter online, you can get free shipping through April 26 with the coupon code AprilShip. (Thanks Jacob!)

See y’all tomorrow!