Sunday Savings: Kite Hill, Newman’s Own, Carr’s Crackers and more!

Hello everyone,

I’ve been busy preparing my vegetable seedlings for summer. I’m so excited to garden this year—albeit slightly intimidated by the seemingly never-ending steps in the process. My basement officially looks like I’m a doomsdayTasty Bite Channa Masala, Set of 6 by World Market prepper, complete with 3 hanging shop lights and over 100 plants. I’m hoping that even in my first year I’ll ‘break even’ by producing my own vegetables, but I’ll admit it’s not the cheapest hobby to start.

I took a break from separating my seedlings to round up the freshest savings for the week. There are many new rebates and coupons right now, including one for $1.00 off Kite Hill vegan cheese! If you haven’t tried Kitehill, I urge you to pick some up on your next grocery run! The cheese has a light, rich texture that doesn’t disappoint!

Additionally, I know I’m probably late in the game, but I recently started going to Aldi’s for limited canned goods and produce. This week they even had three packs of tri-color peppers for $1.89. That’s way better than other grocery stores, including Trader Joes. I’m also pleasantly surprised by the quality. They were fresh and lasted over a week! Check out all the latest coupons and deals below!

Happy shopping & eating!

Jocelyn

PS – As always, in case you missed them, check out my top ways to save and other recent savings posts.

* Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. As always, all opinions are my own!

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Recipe: Homestyle Green Bean Casserole

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Hello everyone,

 It’s 6:30pm on a weeknight. You got stuck at work, and then in traffic. You’re tired, you’re hungry, but not to worry—dinner is already done! Casserole is a perfect goto meal for busy weeknights. You can make it in advance and simply reheat and serve on the spot.

Growing up, I know that green bean casserole was a popular staple at family get together and holiday events. However, I just couldn’t get excited about the dish. It’s soggy. I don’t like mushrooms. The list goes on.

I finally decided to give traditional green bean casserole a vegan twist, using vegetable broth and nutritional yeast instead of cream of mushroom soup! Check out the step by step pictures below.

What’s your favorite weeknight recipe?

Cheers!

Jocelyn

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Recipe: Potato Gnocchi

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Hello everyone!

I’ve always loved Italian food. The smell of sauce cooking, the warm, filling qualities of the meals. ahhh… Pasta! Plus, I’m Italian, and I grew up eating pasta in all its forms. Since the fall, I’ve been trying to make various pastas from scratch, but one I was avoiding was gnocchi.

Why avoid gnocchi? Well, it’s hand down my favorite pasta and always has been. And I simply did not want to mess it up, or let myself down. Luckily, gnocchi is—dare I say—easy to make! And easy to make vegan!

Making gnocchi for the first time took me less than two hours, and it was absolutely scrumptious. It was probably the best gnocchi I’ve ever had. It was that good! The dough was pillowy, yet still dense enough to be chewy. The fork ‘rolling’ technique did the trick, and the pasta sauce stuck on the gnocchi in the best way.

I know spending a few hours making pasta isn’t feasible most nights of the week, but for that special occasion or on the weekend it’s well worth the effort! Give this simple three ingredient gnocchi recipe a try!

Mangia! Mangia!

Jocelyn

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Garlic Compound Butter

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dsc_0474I have a confession. My partner and I eat pasta more often than we should. However, we very seldom make garlic bread to go on the side. Being vegan, I can’t just goto the store to pick up Texas Toast so our meal is usually missing a hearty bread helping. BUT no more!

Cory recently made quick & easy—and even more so tasty—compound butter for garlic bread. It used just three ingredients and was done in a pinch! A spoonful of this classic compound butter really takes bread to another level. It’s worth the small amount of prep time! Check it out below and treat yourself to some indulgent garlic bread this week!

Mangia! Mangia!

Jocelyn

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February Savings: Earth Balance, Califia, & more!

Hello everyone,

Happy superb-owl day. 🙂 Do you have a party planned? Need ideas for appetizer inspirations? How about making avocado jalapeño wontons or broccoli cheddar potato skins? I’m going low key this year and making nachos with vegan cheese.

If you’re like me – you waited until the very last minute to go grocery shopping. Luckily, I scoured the internet to find the best coupons and rebates to help you save during your ‘down to the wire’ shopping trip.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Happy shopping (& eating)!

Jocelyn

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