Crunchy Friday 8/22/14 — Organic, green, gluten free, natural deals

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Welcome back to Crunchy Friday for 8/22/14, rounding up the week’s best new organic, natural, green, gluten free, and allergy friendly coupons and online deals.

  • Note: You’ll find a mix here — not everything here is organic; not everything is gluten free. Pick the deals and coupons that are right for your own family.
  • Missed a Crunchy Friday? Read them all here.

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Crunchy Friday 8/17/14 — Organic, gluten free, natural deals

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Welcome back to Crunchy Friday for 8/17/14, rounding up the week’s best new organic, natural, green, gluten free, and allergy friendly coupons and online deals. Yes, I know it’s Sunday — I’ve been hit with this horrible cough/sinus thing for the past few days, and am behind on both blogging and life. :-/

  • Note: You’ll find a mix here — not everything here is organic; not everything is gluten free. Pick the deals and coupons that are right for your own family.
  • Missed a Crunchy Friday? Read them all here.

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Amazon

Prices on Amazon often change quickly. You need to be logged in to see and clip coupons, which are limit one per account and will come off just the first shipment. You can cancel subscribe & save or skip a shipment at any time. You get 5% off and free shipping with subscribe & save, which increases to 15% off if you have five subscriptions on the same day/month, or 20% off if you have five + Amazon Mom with Prime — in which case your price will be even lower than shown below!

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Crunchy Friday 8/8/14 — Organic, gluten free, green deals

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Welcome back to Crunchy Friday for 8/8/14, rounding up the week’s best new organic, natural, green, gluten free, and allergy friendly coupons and online deals.

  • Note: You’ll find a mix here — not everything here is organic; not everything is gluten free. Pick the deals and coupons that are right for your own family.
  • Missed a Crunchy Friday? Read them all here.

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Online deals

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Amazon

Prices on Amazon often change quickly. You need to be logged in to see and clip coupons, which are limit one per account and will come off just the first shipment. You can cancel subscribe & save or skip a shipment at any time. You get 5% off and free shipping with subscribe & save, which increases to 15% off if you have five subscriptions on the same day/month, or 20% off if you have five + Amazon Mom with Prime — in which case your price will be even lower than shown below!

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Perdue gluten free chicken tenders $3.21 at Target

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Here’s another Target deal I forgot — at Hillside this morning, I saw these Perdue Simply Smart gluten free chicken tenders (22 oz) on sale for $5.21 when I was looking for waffles. They were not tagged at Lombard this afternoon when I ran over with Mr. 7, but did scan $5.21 there too. Print $2.00/1 here (ZIP 77477 then reload). That gets you a bag of gluten free chicken tenders for just $3.21! I bought two and may go back for more. :)

Note: Perdue breaded chicken bags are also four for $19.99 on the Jewel “fav 4″ sale when you buy four this week, but my stores do not carry gluten free.

16-Ct. Box Gluten-Free Larabars $13.91 Shipped

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Amazon has a $4.00 instant coupon that can be combined with Subscribe & Save to get a 16 pack of Peanut Butter Cookie flavor Larabar gluten-free bars for $13.91 shipped.

Note: the coupon applies to the other flavors, but the Peanut Butter Cookie variety is also on sale.

Clip the $4 instant coupon found just below the price. Then checkout with Subscribe & Save to get them for $13.91 shipped to your door!

These are usually a good price on sale for $1.25 per bar. These are just $0.87 per bar!

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Prices on Amazon often change quickly. You need to be logged in to see and clip coupons, which are limit one per account and will come off just the first shipment. You can cancel subscribe & save or skip a shipment at any time. You get 5% off and free shipping with subscribe & save, which increases to 15% off if you have five subscriptions on the same day/month, or 20% off if you have five + Amazon Mom with Prime — in which case your price will be even lower than shown above!

(For more about combining coupons with subscribe & save, see the guide here.)

Easy Garlic Roasted Artichokes

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Welcome back to Sunday Scratchups, your source for recipes from scratch around weekly grocery store matchups. Earlier this week, Caputo’s had artichokes on sale three for $1.00. I rarely buy fresh artichokes, but certainly could not pass that up, right? On the rare occasions I do buy artichokes, I usually just steam them and then we dip the leaves in butter before scraping the artichoke “meat” off the leaves with our handy dandy teeth. This time I wanted to try something a little more flavorful, so found this recipe for roasting whole artichokes on Pinch My Salt and decided to give it a go.

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The verdict? Easy, gorgeous, and delicious! Next time I might try adding some fresh garden herbs for an extra pop of flavor, but these were fantastic as is, sans butter. Plus, this is a really affordable side when your local produce store puts artichokes on sale — the three artichokes cost me $1.00, the garlic was $.19 a while back, and the lemon was from a bag of 6-7 I’d picked up for $1.69 at ALDI, so well under $2.00 to roast all three artichokes. (I see them go on sale at least a couple of times during the summer, so will be keeping an eye out for the next one…)

Easy Garlic Roasted Artichokes

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Ingredients

3 small fresh artichokes
1 small head garlic
1 lemon
Olive oil
Kosher salt

Directions

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Using a large serrated knife, cut about 1/4-1/3 off the top of each artichoke, then flip them over and cut off the stems. Aren’t they just beautiful inside? You don’t see this when steaming a whole one!

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Without the stems, they sit flat nicely. Peel your garlic cloves, then use your fingers to spread out and separate the artichoke leaves slightly. Shove about four garlic cloves in between the leaves of each artichoke, cutting them in half to fit if you have small artichokes and large garlic.

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Now cut yourself three pieces of foil, each big enough to wrap around an artichoke. Drizzle a little olive oil in the center of each sheet, then place  an artichoke stem side down on each sheet. Drizzle each artichoke with fresh lemon juice (I used 1/4 of the lemon on each) and olive oil, then sprinkle with a little Kosher salt. Wrap the foil around each artichoke, place in a baking pan, and bake at 425 for one hour.

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Unwrap to reveal your roasted artichoke in all its glory! Eat the garlic first, because it is irresistible, and then enjoy your perfectly roasted artichoke — yes, you still have to scrape the meat off the leaves with your handy dandy teeth, but it’s SO good.

How easy was that?

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You’ll know it’s done if the leaves pull out easily and your artichokes are nicely browned. Easy Garlic Roasted Artichokes are almost as easy as steaming, and much more flavorful, not to mention pretty — I vow never to steam them again!

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(Although Easy Garlic Roasted Artichokes are naturally dairy and gluten free, Junior High Guy wanted nothing to do with them — nor did his brother. All the more for us grown-ups, then…)

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Easy Garlic Roasted Artichokes
 
Author:
Recipe type: side
Ingredients
  • 3 small fresh artichokes
  • 1 small head garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
Instructions
  1. Using a serrated knife, cut about ¼-1/3 off the top of each artichoke, then flip them over and cut off the stems.
  2. Peel your garlic cloves, then use your fingers to spread out and separate the artichoke leaves slightly.
  3. Shove about four garlic cloves in between the leaves of each artichoke, cutting them in half to fit if you have small artichokes and large garlic.
  4. Now cut yourself three pieces of foil, each big enough to wrap around an artichoke.
  5. Drizzle a little olive oil in the center of each sheet, then place  an artichoke stem side down on each sheet.
  6. Drizzle each artichoke with fresh lemon juice (I used ¼ of the lemon on each) and olive oil, then sprinkle with a little Kosher salt.
  7. Wrap the foil around each artichoke, place in a baking pan, and bake at 425 for one hour.
  8. Unwrap to reveal your roasted artichoke in all its glory!

Crunchy Friday 8/1/14 — Organic, gluten free, natural deals

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Welcome back to Crunchy Friday for 8/1/14, rounding up the week’s best new organic, natural, green, gluten free, and allergy friendly coupons and online deals.

  • Note: You’ll find a mix here — not everything here is organic; not everything is gluten free. Pick the deals and coupons that are right for your own family.
  • Missed a Crunchy Friday? Read them all here.

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  • Checkout 51 has $.25 back on tomatoes, $.25 back on prepackaged salad, and more.
  • Ibotta has a $.25 offer back on milk, Plum Organics, and more.

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Easy Dairy Free Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Here’s a bonus recipe for your week: If some of you stocked up during the unadvertised $1.00 strawberries sale at Meijer earlier this week and are looking for something to do with them, why not dessert? Easy Dairy Free Chocolate Covered Strawberries are super simple to make, and since there’s fruit involved you can even pretend that they’re healthy. :)

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We actually made ours a couple of weeks ago. I normally would pretend my counters were less messy but just had to include this photo, because: Do you think Dairy Free Junior High Guy is just a little bit pleased about the prospect of chocolate covered strawberries?! Oh, and yes, as an aside given the box in the back here, I did replace my broken food processor with this nice Cuisinart that was on sale when I bought it. It’s now out of the box and already been used several times — but not in this recipe, lol.

Easy Dairy Free Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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(Yes, I’m aware of the bizarre juxtaposition of organic strawberries and Shopper’s Value shortening, but life is just like that sometimes…)

Ingredients

1 tsp shortening
5 oz Enjoy Life dairy free mini chocolate chips (half a bag)
16 oz container strawberries

Directions

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Wash strawberries and pat dry. Add chocolate chips and shortening to microwave safe bowl and microwave on high until melted. (To avoid overheating: Heat for a minute, stir, then heat in 30 second intervals until nicely melted.) Stir until smooth. Holding strawberries near their leaves, dip each into melted chocolate and roll around to coat, briefly reheating the chocolate if necessary when it starts to thicken up. Place chocolate covered strawberries on parchment paper covered cookie sheet (or use a silicon baking mat like I did here).

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Refrigerate for at least an hour or until chocolate has hardened, and serve.

Mix it up

I used shortening because Mr. 7 flips at the mere mention of coconut, but you could probably substitute virgin coconut oil if shortening is something you prefer to avoid. The addition of a little fat, in whatever form, just helps the chocolate melt and coat more smoothly.

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Not dairy free? Substitute regular chocolate chips for the Enjoy Life I used here. So good, and so easy! You can’t really go wrong with chocolate and strawberries…

Easy print version

Easy Dairy Free Chocolate Covered Strawberries
 
Author:
Recipe type: dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp shortening
  • 5 oz Enjoy Life dairy free mini chocolate chips (half a bag)
  • 16 oz container strawberries
Instructions
  1. Wash strawberries and pat dry.
  2. Add chocolate chips and shortening to microwave safe bowl and microwave on high until melted. (To avoid overheating: Heat for a minute, stir, then heat in 30 second intervals until nicely melted.)
  3. Stir until smooth.
  4. Holding strawberries near their leaves, dip each into melted chocolate and roll around to coat, briefly reheating the chocolate if necessary when it starts to thicken up.
  5. Place chocolate covered strawberries on parchment paper covered cookie sheet (or use a
  6. silicon baking mat like I did here).
  7. Refrigerate for at least an hour or until chocolate has hardened, and serve.

Dairy Free Chocolate Avocado Pudding

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Welcome back to Sunday Scratchups, bringing you recipes from scratch around each week’s grocery store matchups. This week avocados were on unadvertised sale at many ALDIs for $.79, and $1.00 each at Ultra Foods and Tony’s. You need just one avocado (and a mere four ingredients) to make yourself two nice servings of Dairy Free Chocolate Avocado Pudding!

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At least it looked like two nice servings, not that the kids really left me any. Especially Dairy Free Junior High Guy, who was beyond delighted to be eating pudding. In the messy family room. Getting it on his messy shirt. You can’t say we’re not real world here on Mashup Mom…

Dairy Free Chocolate Avocado Pudding

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Ingredients

One medium or large ripe avocado
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp raw honey
3 Tbsp vanilla soy milk
Coarse sea salt (optional) for topping

Directions

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Add all ingredients to food processor. Blend until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary. Place in covered container and refrigerate at least one hour. Top with a bit of sea salt (optional) and serve.

Seriously. Good. Pudding.

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I don’t know why avocados go so nicely with chocolate — but trust me, they just do! Just like with Gluten Free Dairy Free Black Bean Avocado Brownies, though, you want to chill Dairy Free Chocolate Avocado Pudding before eating. It’s good right away, but it’s great after a bit of time in the fridge. This does not taste like avocado: It. Tastes. Like. Chocolate. Pudding! You won’t miss the dairy, and you won’t notice the avocado. So weird, you just have to try it for yourself.

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The kids pronounced this the best pudding ever, and are already working me to make it again. This was so super easy, I just might oblige — and so super good, it’ll be a double batch so I can have some too. If you use regular soy milk instead of vanilla soy, you might want to add about 1/4 tsp vanilla and a little extra honey; if you like your pudding less thick, just add a bit more soy milk; if you like your pudding sweeter, just add a bit more honey. I played with proportions until it tasted good to me, so keep tasting yours until it’s right for you. Hey, there are no eggs in here, so feel free to lick the spoon! We don’t judge here on Mashup Mom, mostly in the hope that you don’t judge my messy family room in return. :)

Easy print version

Dairy Free Chocolate Avocado Pudding
 
Author:
Recipe type: dessert
Ingredients
  • One medium or large ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp raw honey
  • 3 Tbsp vanilla soy milk
  • Coarse sea salt (optional) for topping
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary.
  3. Place in covered container and refrigerate at least one hour.
  4. Top with a bit of sea salt (optional) and serve.

Crunchy Friday 7/25/14 — Organic, gluten free, natural deals

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Welcome back to Crunchy Friday for 7/25/14, rounding up the week’s best new organic, natural, green, gluten free, and allergy friendly coupons and online deals.

  • Note: You’ll find a mix here — not everything here is organic; not everything is gluten free. Pick the deals and coupons that are right for your own family.
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  • Checkout 51 has $.25 back on Apples, $.25 back on Annie’s Mac & Cheese.
  • Ibotta has a bunch of Whole Foods specific deals, plus $.25 back on Milk, more.

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