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.
  • Missed a Crunchy Friday? Read them all here.

Coupons

Kindle freebies

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Online deals

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Abe’s Market

Amazon

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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 below!

Apps

  • 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.

Gluten-Free Saver

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Puritan’s Pride

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Recyclebank

Sweat the small stuff with your summer energy bills and earn 25 Recyclebank points.

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Crunchy Friday 7/18/14 — Organic, gluten free, natural deals

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Welcome back to Crunchy Friday for 7/18/14, 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.

Coupons

Freebies

Kindle Freebies

Online deals

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!

Apps

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Recipes and DIY

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BerryCart cash back app for organic, gluten free, natural products

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Here’s a brand spanking new cash back grocery app for organic, natural, and gluten free foods, which is currently iOS only (sorry, Android folks!). BerryCart focuses entirely on healthy foods, and works kind of like Ibotta — but usable at all stores! BerryCart has confirmed: “You can redeem offers at any store selling the product.”

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So you browse through the BerryCart app to see the offers that are available — you can see they’re all on the healthier side, currently ranging from Sunbutter to Beanitos to Hilary’s Eat Well Veggie Burgers.

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Pick the offer you’re interested in and complete short activities to unlock the offer. For Sunbutter here, it took about 30 sections to take a one question quiz, read a testimonial, and share on Facebook.

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When you go to redeem an offer, BerryCart gives you a list of stores that carry it — but also says “others,” and you can redeem offers with a receipt from any store!

Get hooked up

Again, BerryCart is currently iOS only.

  1. Register here for BerryCart.
  2. Download the app (just search berrycart in the app store).
  3. Once you have your registration email, login to the app and get redeeming!

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Crunchy Friday 7/11/14 — Organic, gluten free, natural deals

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Welcome back to Crunchy Friday for 7/11/14, 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.

Coupons

Freebies

Kindle freebies

Misc.

Online deals

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Abe’s Market

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!

Apps

  • Get $.25 back on bananas and $.25 back on Earth Balance buttery spread this week on Checkout 51.
  • Get $.25 back on milk and more offers on Ibotta.

Gluten-Free Saver

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Recyclebank

Earn 10 Recyclebank points by learning about Philadelphia’s greenness.

Then, see how communities coast-to-coast are going green, for another 150 points.

Stila Cosmetics

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Easy Cashew Spinach Basil Pesto

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Welcome back to Sunday Scratchups, your weekly recipe source around store sales and/or garden abundance. I don’t know about your garden, but with all this rainy weather, mine is currently going nuts producing both basil and spinach. This easy and flavor-packed recipe makes liberal use of both, and substitutes cashews for pricy pine nuts. (I like it better with cashews, personally!)

If you have only ever had pesto out of a jar, you really have to try it fresh made; there’s a world of difference. Plus, the spinach sneaks in extra veggies and iron while kicking up the flavor a notch, while the cashews add a little protein to help make a meatless meal more filling.

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When I made Easy Cashew Spinach Basil Pesto the other day I didn’t have plain old cashews handy — but did have this can of mixed nuts. Mr. 7 was only too happy to help sort out the cashews, although I think half of them went straight into his mouth. Cashew tax! To make this a little easier on yourself you can instead pick up cashews on sale this week of 7/6/14:

  • CVS has Gold Emblem mixed nuts or cashews, $3.99, and Gold Emblem abound deluxe mixed nuts, cashews 17.5-18.25 oz, or almonds 23.5 oz, $8.99 through 7/12.
  • Fresh Thyme has bulk roasted salted cashews for $5.99/lb through 7/9.
  • Schnucks through 7/8 has Planters Cashews or Mixed Nuts at $2.50 each wyb 5 . Use the $1.00/2 coupon here or the $1.00/2 from the 6/29 SS to get them for $2.00.
  • On Amazon, this Planters Deluxe Whole Cashews Canister, Lightly Salted, 18.25 Ounce is $8.25 shipped with subscribe & save.

You only need 1/2 cup of nuts for this recipe, so the rest is yours for the snacking — or, make multiple batches to freeze. That’s my plan as soon as the new food processor I ordered on Amazon arrives Tuesday, since I finally destroyed my cheap little old one… while making this pesto. (Luckily I had some Amazon credit card points I’d been saving so was able to use those to remedy my food processor emergency with no out-of-pocket cost. It’s like a present to myself!)

Easy Cashew Spinach Basil Pesto

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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups torn up fresh spinach
3/4 cup torn up fresh basil
1/2 cup roasted salted cashews
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp minced garlic
Juice of 1/4 lemon
1/3-1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
sea salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
crushed red pepper, to taste

Directions

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OK, you ready for this? It’s a little tricky, so watch carefully…

  1. Add all ingredients to food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. BAM: Pesto!

I might cut down on the oil a little bit next time (and did drop it to 1/3 cup for a thicker pesto in the next batch), but otherwise this was fantastic. Go light on the sea salt, since the cheese is pretty salty in itself, as are the cashews. You might even leave it out and add a bit at the end if you find you need some.

We made ours into Pesto Portobello Pizza

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The fresh made pesto was just wonderful on Portobello Mushroom Pizza (using the basic recipe here sans cherry tomatoes, just marinate the mushrooms as usual and add pesto and toppings before baking). I highly recommend trying it! My portobello pizzas are the ones with just a little mozzarella cheese on top, but MashupDad and Mr. 7 insisted on pepperoni, too. (Pick up two little packs at Dollar Tree for $1.00 using the $1.00/2 coupon in the 5/11 SS — they put out coupons all the time in the paper or on Coupons.com, and one pack will do a whole pizza.)

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It’s so pretty, too — you’ve heard that you eat with your eyes? Well, go ahead and feast yours on some of this vibrant green. :)

Looking for the dairy free version?

dairy-free-spinach-cashew-pesto-2Dairy Free Version — With Kalamata Olives

I also scratched up a Dairy Free Cashew Spinach Basil Pesto for Dairy Free Junior High Guy. You can find that recipe variation here, as well as his Dairy Free Pesto Portobello Pizzas. Freeze up some either version to help preserve some of your summer garden bounty, if yours is producing as much basil and spinach right now as mine is! The easiest way to do this is to freeze your pesto in ice cube trays until solid, then pop out your pesto cubes and freeze them in freezer bags so that they’re easy to portion out for later use.

Easy print version

Easy Cashew Spinach Basil Pesto
 
Author:
Recipe type: sauce
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups torn up fresh spinach
  • ¾ cup torn up fresh basil
  • ½ cup roasted salted cashews
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • Juice of ¼ lemon
  • ⅓-1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • crushed red pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. BAM: Pesto!
  4. Go light on the sea salt, since the cheese is pretty salty in itself, as are the cashews.

Dairy Free Cashew Spinach Basil Pesto

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The other day I scratched up some Cashew Spinach Basil Pesto using fresh basil and spinach from the garden. As your double bonus Sunday Scratchup today, let me present the Dairy Free Cashew Spinach Basil Pesto variation for those of you with dairy allergies. This dairy free pesto substitutes Kalamata olives for the Parmesan cheese in the original version, providing the same kind of salty richness in a non-dairy pesto. You’ll want to cut down on your oil when using olives, though, because they’ll release their own when blended into the pesto — so the proportions here are also slightly different than in the original version.

Both versions are chock full of salty garlicky goodness, and both made excellent Pesto Portobello Pizzas.

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Dairy Free Junior High Guy chose to top his Pesto Portobello Pizza with pepperoni and jarred jalapeño slices, and the cashews and olives in the pesto added enough salty richness that you don’t really miss the cheese. (Pizzas were made using the basic recipe here sans the cherry tomatoes; just marinate the mushrooms as usual then add pesto and toppings before baking).

Dairy Free Cashew Spinach Basil Pesto

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Ingredients

1 cup torn up fresh spinach
1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp torn up fresh basil
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp roasted salted cashews
1/2 tsp minced garlic
6 pitted Kalamata olives
Juice from one slice of lemon
sea salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
crushed red pepper, to taste

Directions

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Add all ingredients to food processor and blend until smooth. That’s it — you now have dairy free pesto! (You might want to wait to add salt until the end, since both the olives and the cashews add saltiness to the recipe and it’s easy to overdo it.)

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Dairy Free Junior High Guy really enjoyed Dairy Free Pesto on his pizza and then went after the leftovers the next day with a spoon — so I think that this qualifies as a hit. There’s only a hint of spinach flavor in the finished version, so Dairy Free Cashew Spinach Basil Pesto can also be a great way to sneak some veggies into the pickier members of your family.

Looking for the original dairy filled version?

spinach-basil-pesto-2Dairy Version — With Parmesan Cheese

The Parmesan version of this pesto comes out a more vibrant green, but they’re equally tasty. Check out the original dairy filled Cashew Spinach Basil Pesto here. And, freeze some of either recipe up to help preserve some of your summer garden bounty, if yours is producing as much basil and spinach right now as mine is! The easiest way to do this is to freeze your pesto in ice cube trays until solid, then pop out your pesto cubes and freeze them in freezer bags so that they’re easy to portion out for later use.

Easy print version

Dairy Free Cashew Spinach Basil Pesto
 
Author:
Recipe type: sauce
Ingredients
  • 1 cup torn up fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tbsp torn up fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp roasted salted cashews
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • 6 pitted Kalamata olives
  • Juice from one slice of lemon
  • sea salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • crushed red pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. (You might want to wait to add salt until the end, since both the olives and the cashews add saltiness to the recipe and it's easy to overdo it.)

Abe’s Market — $2 full size samples + free shipping

Over at Abe’s Market, check out all the full size samples you can try for just $2.00 each — including shipping! Here are all the samples you have to choose from, and a bit more info:

Abe’s Market, the online marketplace of organic and natural goods, just launched a great new sampling program that lets consumers buy full-size product samples for just $2 each, with free shipping! The way it works is that every day, Abe’s Market cracks open cases of their favorite products such as Quinn Popcorn, KIND granola, even vegan smoked jerky. Consumers can pick up to three samples every day, and shipping is free!

“We are thrilled to provide a solution that will make natural simple,” says Richard Demb co-founder and CEO. “We have partnered with many of our favorite brands, big and small, to make it easier than ever to try their products. We all understand that trying something new is sometimes a risk — maybe it won’t taste good, maybe my kids never touch it — at its core we are removing that risk and opening up new, better, options.”

Once you receive and try the product, Abe’s Market will ask for feedback to help better improve their selections and see what people are looking for in natural, gluten free, and organic products. Check out your full-size $2.00 samples here!

Available samples:

  • Barnana — An organic non-GMO gluten free dehydrated banana snack, which comes in original, coconut, chocolate and peanut butter flavors.
  • Fruit.0 — A 100% organic crushed fruit pouch, which contains no additional ingredients or sugars and is vegan, non-GMO and free of nuts, fat, gluten, and artificial ingredients.
  • Birch Benders Micro Pancakery — Certified organic and non-GMO, and you just need to add water, shake and cook. Their line of products includes gluten-free options plus delicious flavors like cinnamon and banana buckwheat.
  • Hooray Puree — Pureed on-the-go gluten free organic veggie snack packs, with no preservatives, dyes or acids.
  • Primal Spirit Foods — Meatless, low fat, non-GMO jerky strips come in six flavors like mesquite lime, teriyaki, and Thai peanut, are made of soy seitan and shiitake mushrooms, and are certified Kosher.
  • Powbab — Antioxidants plus vitamins A, C and E in this fiber-packed, gluten free vegan superfood — which comes in tasty acai and pomegranate chews, moisturizing oil, or powder you can mix into a drink. Also dairy, soy, and nut free.
  • Health Warrior — Chia-packed, flavorful, non-GMO, gluten free vegan energy bars with Omega-3s. Flavors include chocolate peanut butter, coconut, coffee, and banana nut.
  • KIND– Gluten-free, dairy free, non-GMO, high fiber all natural snack bars, granola, healthy grains bars and more. (Note: The KIND clusters in this promo are GF)
  • Quinn Popcorn — Organic, non-GMO, vegan ingredients in a chemical-free microwave popcorn bag. Flavors inlclude Vermont maple and sea salt, hickory smoked cheddar, parmesan and rosemary, and just plain sea salt.
  • Rip Van Wafel — Unwrap, place over steaming coffee (or tea!), wait a few minutes, and enjoy an all-natural, high fructose corn syrup-free caramel- or cocoa-filled, crunchy Dutch treat!
  • Urban Accents — Urban Accents makes non-GMO, all natural, and gluten free dry glazes, rubs, flapjack mixes, seasonings, veggie roasters and more.
  • World Peas — This gluten free, dairy free  green pea snack comes in flavors like Sicilian tomato, Santa Barbara Ranch, Hungarian garlic, and Nagano wasabi contains no high fructose corn syrup.
  • I Heart Keenwah — Gluten-free, high-fiber crunchy quinoa clusters of almond, chocolate, peanut butter, and cranberry for an on-the-go snack.

Crunchy Friday 6/27/14 — Green, organic, gluten free deals

Welcome back to Crunchy Friday for 6/27/14, 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.

Coupons

Kindle freebies

Online deals

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Abe’s Market

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 6/20/14 — Organic, green, gluten free deals

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Welcome back to Crunchy Friday for 6/20/14, 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.

Coupons

Kindle freebies

Online deals

Amazon

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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 below!

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Apps

  • Get $.25 back on yogurt this week on Checkout 51.
  • Get a bunch of Whole Foods offers including Melt organic, Beyond Meat, and more, as well as several others available at all stores on Ibotta.

Perfectly Pure

$5 Off $25 Perfectly Pure Brand + Free Shipping .Combinable! Enter Code BEAUTY5 at checkout

Recyclebank

Minimize your energy as you spend time outside this summer, earn 25 points, redeem for coupons and more.

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Crunchy Friday the 13th 6/14/14 — Organic, natural, gluten free deals

$1.25 OFF any ONE (1) Buen Sabor Frozen Product

Welcome back to Crunchy Friday for 6/13/14, 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.

Coupons

Freebies

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Prices on Amazon often change quickly. These Kindle books are free as of the time and date of this post, but check to make sure the price is still $0.00.

Online deals

Amazon

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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 below!

Apps

  • Get $.25 back on eggs this week on Checkout 51.
  • Get $4.00 back on Buen Sabor and several other newer high value offers on Ibotta.

Gluten-Free Saver

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Recyclebank

10 new Recyclebank points to learn more about produce — add to your account and redeem for things like coupons and more.