Crunchy Friday 4/24/15 — Organic, gluten free, green coupons and online deals

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Welcome back to Crunchy Friday 4/24/15, rounding up the week’s best new organic, natural, green, gluten free, and allergy friendly coupons and online deals.

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Banana Pancakes

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Welcome back to Sunday Scratchups, your weekly recipe from scratch around grocery store matchups, coupons, and sales. This week bananas are again on sale all over town: $.38/lb at Mariano’s, $.33/lb at Caputo’s, $.38/lb at Pete’s Market, $.29/lb at select Jewels, and we also have a $.25 offer back on Checkout 51.

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Last week Mr. 8 and I scratched up some delicious (yet not allergy friendly) Kid-Friendly Banana Bread. Luckily we had a couple of overripe bananas leftover to make these equally awesome Gluten Free Dairy Free Banana Pancakes for Junior High Guy, too!

banana-peelerIgnore the messy counter… these are not the droids you are looking for…

This easy-peasy single flour recipe is another great one to get the kids involved in cooking, with some fairly instant gratification as the pancakes come off the griddle. (Um, the pan — I don’t actually own a griddle, but doesn’t it sound better here?) I modified our favorite Brown Rice Flour Pancakes recipe to come up with the following.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Banana Pancakes

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Ingredients

1 cup brown rice flour
1 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp gluten free baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 overripe bananas
1/4 cup dairy free mini chocolate chips (optional — blueberries would also be great!)

Directions

Whisk together rice flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in large bowl. Add eggs, vanilla, and vanilla almond milk and whisk until blended. Peel and slice bananas, add to batter, and whisk until blended nicely. Stir in chocolate chips or blueberries, if using.

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Spray cast iron skillet generously with gluten free non-stick spray. Heat on medium, adding batter for your first pancake only when pan is completely hot. Cook on one side until bubbles form on the top, then flip and cook until browned on the other side. Note: Make your pancakes small — the bananas make the dough a bit goopier, so they are hard to flip and don’t cook through as well when they are large.

Enjoy!

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Y-U-M: These are like banana bread wrapped up in a pancake! The recipe made a lot of pancakes, but they kept well in the refrigerator overnight and reheated nicely — I’m sure they’d also freeze well. Junior High Guy just walked behind me and asked when we’re making these again, so I’d say they were a hit. 😉

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Banana Pancakes
 
Author:
Recipe type: breakfast
Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 overripe bananas
  • ¼ cup dairy free mini chocolate chips (optional — blueberries would also be great!)
Instructions
  1. Whisk together rice flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in large bowl.
  2. Add eggs, vanilla, and vanilla almond milk and whisk until blended.
  3. Peel and slice bananas, add to batter, and whisk until blended nicely.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips or blueberries, if using.
  5. Spray cast iron skillet generously with gluten free non-stick spray.
  6. Heat on medium, adding batter for your first pancake only when pan is completely hot.
  7. Cook on one side until bubbles begin to form on the top, then flip and cook until browned on the other side.
  8. Note: Make your pancakes small -- the bananas make the dough a bit goopier, so they are hard to flip and don't cook through as well when they are large.

Crunchy Friday 4/17/15 — Organic, green, and gluten free coupons + online deals

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Welcome back to Crunchy Friday 4/17/15, rounding up the week’s best new organic, natural, green, gluten free, and allergy friendly coupons and online deals.

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Crunchy Friday 4/10/15 — Organic, green, gluten free coupons and online deals

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Welcome back to Crunchy Friday 4/10/15, rounding up the week’s best new organic, natural, green, gluten free, and allergy friendly coupons and online deals.

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16 Larabars $8.70 or less shipped

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Get 16 peanut butter chocolate Larabars for just $8.70 shipped when you clip the 15% off coupon on the page and check out with subscribe & save, which works out to 54.4 cents a bar! These are gluten free, Kosher, and made with fair trade chocolate, so not a bad price for all that shipped to your door. :)

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Leftover Ham Soup

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Welcome back to Sunday Scratchups, your weekly recipe from scratch around grocery store matchups, coupons, and sales. You may not have noticed… 😉 but everyone and their brother had ham on sale this week for Easter! So now… you likely have some leftover ham lying around. (If you’re instead looking for a soup recipe that uses up the ham bone, check out Slow Cooker Ham Bone Vegetable Soup or Spicy Ham Bone Slow Cooker Soup.)

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If you just have some leftover ham slices handy, though, read on for this Leftover Ham Soup I scratched up earlier this week with what I had in the house + some cooked ham I pulled out of the freezer. This is one I’m definitely going to mess with more, but it was tasty as is — and a great base for whatever veggies and other leftovers you might need to use up from your fridge, too.

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While I was poking around looking for potential soup ingredients, I found my very last box of Safeway Kitchens chicken stock from the Dominick’s clearance sales over a year ago. This was amazingly less than a month out from its “best by” date, and I used it… So this particular batch of Leftover Ham Soup was flavored partially with nostalgia!

Leftover Ham Soup

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Ingredients

Olive oil
2 ribs celery, diced
1 medium onion, chopped
21 baby carrots (about 2 regular?), chopped
2 tsp minced garlic
6 oz sliced mushrooms
1 lb cooked ham, diced
32 oz unsalted chicken stock
2 cans cannellini beans
2 cups water
1 bay leaf
2 tsp thyme
black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne
1 cup cauliflower florets
sea salt
Garnish with optional green onions and bacon bits

Directions

In large pot, saute celery, onion, carrots, and 1 tsp garlic in olive oil over medium until onions are browned and veggies begin to soften. Add mushrooms and saute a few more minutes until mushrooms are browned. Reduce heat to low and add ham, chicken stock, one can of cannellini beans with liquid, water, thyme, cayenne, bay leaf, and pepper. Simmer on low for about an hour, stirring occasionally.

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When you’re 45 minutes into simmering, saute 1 tsp minced garlic in separate large pan for 30 seconds. Add one can of cannellini beans with liquid, the cauliflower florets, and a little sea salt. Stir, cover, and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until soft. Puree in food processor.

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Remove bay leaf from soup, stir in the cauliflower/bean puree, and heat through. Serve garnished with bacon bits and green onions.

Mmm, soupy

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Mission accomplished! This gluten free*, dairy free soup recipe has odd measurements like “6 oz mushrooms” and “21 baby carrots” and “one cup cauliflower florets” because I was using up stuff from the fridge upon our return from vacation earlier this week, but it all came together into a pretty tasty soup. Here’s what I plan to change up next time I experiment with Leftover Ham Soup:

  • Reduce the ham to about 12 oz instead of 16 oz, dice it smaller, and add more veggies.
  • Add another can of cannellini beans to the soup.
  • Add more cauliflower to the puree — you couldn’t taste it at all, and I’m going to try three cups to help make the soup creamier yet still dairy free.
  • Maybe some diced potato, too…

Don’t get me wrong — this was good as is and a great way to use up some leftovers — but I think it has the potential to be even better! What would you add?

* Just ensure you use gluten free chicken stock and ham to keep this entirely GF!

Easy print version

Leftover Ham Soup
 
Author:
Recipe type: soup
Ingredients
  • Olive oil
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 21 baby carrots (about 2 regular?), chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 6 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 lb cooked ham, diced
  • 32 oz unsalted chicken stock
  • 2 cans cannellini beans
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • black pepper
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • sea salt
  • Garnish with optional green onions and bacon bits
Instructions
  1. In large pot, saute celery, onion, carrots, and 1 tsp garlic in olive oil over medium until onions are browned and veggies begin to soften.
  2. Add mushrooms and saute a few more minutes until mushrooms are browned.
  3. Reduce heat to low and add ham, chicken stock, one can of cannellini beans with liquid, water, thyme, cayenne, bay leaf, and pepper.
  4. Simmer on low for about an hour, stirring occasionally.
  5. When you're 45 minutes into simmering, saute 1 tsp minced garlic in separate large pan for 30 seconds.
  6. Add one can of cannellini beans with liquid, the cauliflower florets, and a little sea salt.
  7. Stir, cover, and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until soft.
  8. Puree in food processor.
  9. Remove bay leaf from soup, stir in the cauliflower/bean puree, and heat through.
  10. Serve garnished with bacon bits and green onions.

Crunchy Friday 4/3/15 — Organic, green, gluten free deals and coupons

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Welcome back to Crunchy Friday 4/3/15, rounding up the week’s best new organic, natural, green, gluten free, and allergy friendly coupons and online deals.

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Dairy Free “Caramel” Popcorn

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Welcome back to Sunday Scratchups, your weekly recipe from scratch around grocery store matchups, coupons, and sales. This week, we’re actually doing a Costco recipe! I’ve been doing a little more shopping there lately, and one thing that’s always a good buy at Costco is this 27 oz Kirkland almond butter at $10.79. This is a staple in our house lately, simply because it is made of awesome. Um. Almonds. But it’s really good, guys! Recently I also impulse bought a very large bag of Skinny Pop — on sale (through yesterday?) for just $2.99, so how could I not?

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Well as I always say: When life gives you popcorn and almond butter, make dairy free caramel popcorn! OK, I never actually did say that before… but I’ll be saying it from now on… I originally ran across this recipe on The Gracious Pantry and thought it looked interesting but that it used an awful lot of honey. Here, I used less and also added in a bit of vanilla to enhance the caramel-like flavor.

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Oh. My. Goodness! This stuff is dangerous. My intention was to scratch some up to have handy for dairy free Junior High Guy, but Mr. 8 and I got into it too and the entire batch disappeared in record time. Oddly, it tastes much more like caramel than like almond butter — and with just four ingredients, Dairy Free “Caramel” Popcorn is super easy to throw together.

Dairy Free “Caramel” Popcorn

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Ingredients

8 cups popped popcorn*
1/4 cup unsweetened creamy almond butter
1/3 cup honey
1/2 tsp vanilla

* Note: The Skinny Pop I used here was lightly salted — if you’re using unsalted popcorn, you’ll want to add in a little sea salt as well.

Directions

Add popcorn to a large bowl, then bring the honey to a boil in a small pot over high heat. After it bubbles for about 30 seconds, turn off heat and quickly whisk in almond butter and vanilla until well blended. Pour your honey-almond butter mixture over the popcorn and stir with a large spoon until popcorn is coated. Let it cool, then enjoy!

SO GOOD

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Seriously — if you’re dairy free and have been missing caramel corn, give this a try!

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You could probably also make popcorn balls and have other fun with this recipe around the holidays, since it stuck together pretty well once it cooled. I just broke ours apart for easy snacking. :)

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Dairy Free "Caramel" Popcorn
 
Author:
Recipe type: dessert
Ingredients
  • 8 cups popped popcorn*
  • ¼ cup unsweetened creamy almond butter
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • * Note: The Skinny Pop I used here was lightly salted -- if you're using unsalted popcorn, you'll want to add in a little sea salt as well.
Instructions
  1. Add popcorn to a large bowl.
  2. Bring the honey to a boil in a small pot over high heat.
  3. After it bubbles for about 30 seconds, turn off heat and quickly whisk in almond butter and vanilla until well blended.
  4. Pour your honey-almond butter mixture over the popcorn and stir with a large spoon until popcorn is coated.
  5. Let it cool, then enjoy!