# 1 Reason why I need to cook more? To pack my lunches for work! And not because there aren't 2,000 delicious (and healthy) options at Whole Foods, but because it saves a TON of money. Money I can use to cook new, awesome recipes with not-so-cheap ingredients!
This is where basic staple items, random veggies, and a rice cooker come in. Throw together some short brown rice, a can of kidney beans, diced red peppers, cilantro (tons), cumin, and garlic... 30 minutes later you have lunch for days for less than a couple bucks.