Simple Homemade Crusty Bread

Hello everyone,

My partner has been trying out different bread recipes for sometime now. I’m excited to say, he thinks he finally found “the one.” Cory stumbled on this Youtube video from Tasty and decided to give it a try. He ended up making a few changes, including proofing the dough twice instead of once and using a little more water. The result was an amazing—a simple homemade crusty bread with a soft center! I think the result is partially due to the new Lodge Cast Iron Double Dutch Oven 5-Qt that we picked up last month.

Side note: I did not want this dutch oven as my kitchen is quite small and it takes up some space, BUT it is so versatile and makes everything taste great—really, anything from sauteed peppers and onions to this bread recipe!

This recipe + Lodge dutch oven made the tastiest homemade bread with just the right outer shell crunch and soft, fluffy center. This bread is perfect for soups, sandwiches or even bread pudding! It’s visually pleasing with a nice golden color and the taste is perfectly yeasty! Watch the video and give our adapted version of the recipe a try!

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Cheers and happy eating!

Jocelyn

PS —Like this recipe? Check out my post on homemade pita bread, too!

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November Savings: Go Veggie, Follow Your Heart, & Tips on Swagbucks/ Ebates.

Hello everyone,

Are you feeling refreshed after getting an extra hour of sleep last night? Say what you want about Daylight Savings Time, but I think everyone enjoys getting an extra hour of sleep once in awhile! I’m not sure it makes up for the super early evenings though… So I’m spending this rainy, gray day planning for my week and reviewing finances. What fun! I also spent some time checking on current promotions for my favorite rebate apps and savings websites. Check out the fall perks and full November Savings below!

Right now Swagbucks has a great fall promotion for new members. Simply sign up with my referral link and earn 300 points (essentially $3.00) that you can turn into a variety of gift cards, even for Amazon!

Join Swagbucks!
Why not get paid to shop, answer questions, and watch videos?

Not to be outdone, Ebates is offering $10 cash back for new sign ups! Plus, Groupon just doubled their cash back on the site from 3% to 6%!

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

And, I am sooooooo excited that Hampton Creek’s Just Mayo is now being sold online via. Amazon.com. I was distraught when Target pulled these products earlier this year. I just orderly an embarrassing large amount of Just Mayo Light – it’s my favorite!

Alright, go get ready for holiday meals and gift giving while saving a buck or two! Cheers and happy savings!

Jocelyn

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

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Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream

Hello everyone,

Looking for a place to grab an iced soy latte, vegan-friendly lunch, or perhaps a sweet treat? Check out my updated list of my favorite vegan-friendly places around Northeast Ohio under Vegan Cleveland. Just added—Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream.

Mitchell's Homemade Ice CreamAh, summer. A time to relax, spend time with friends, and enjoy ice cream on a hot day. Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream serves up summer treats using only the best locally sourced organic ingredients. Plus, they generally have two vegan flavors, currently vegan salted caramel pecan and chocolate. Looking for a fruiter option? Mitchell’s also makes sorbet (lemon, mango, and raspberry) without dairy and it’s fat free!

I highly recommend getting a single scoop of the vegan salted caramel pecan on a sugar cone! The rich coconut milk flavored with homemade toasted pecan butter, caramelized brown sugar and sea salt is delicious! You’ll fool all your dairy loving friends with this sweet treat! Next time you’re in Northeast Ohio be sure to give this local ice cream parlor a try!

Cheers,

Jocelyn

*Disclaimer – I received these products free for testing. All opinions are my own. I only work with companies and brands I personally support.

June Savings: Vegan Coupons from Go Veggie, Skinny Pop, Field Roast, Light Life & more!

Hello everyone,

I’ve been so busy the last week my refrigerator and pantry are begging for a grocery store run. I scoured the internet and compiled a June savings round up with vegan coupons from Go Veggie, Skinny Pop, Field Roast, Light Life & more!

Additionally, CartWheel by Target has some great offers this week including Gardein, SkinnyPop, Earth Balance, and Vega products. Join me, and head out before these offers expire!

Cheers & happy shopping!

Jocelyn

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

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San Diego: Moncai Vegan

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Sorry for the lapse in new entries. I’m in always 70 and sunny San Diego for a long weekend! I thought I’d share a review of my favorite meal I’ve had since visiting.

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