Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Del Monte Fruit Naturals $0.67

Del Monte Fruit Naturals are on sale at Safeway for $1.00.

Use this coupon to save $1.00/3 (print two coupons).

Final Price: $0.67 each

Wishbone Salad Dressing $0.24

Wishbone Salad Dressing is on sale at Safeway for $0.99.

Use this coupon to save $0.75/1 (you should be able to print 2).

Final Price: $0.24

Not all Wishbone Salad Dressings are vegan. Read the label and look out for cheese, dairy, and casein.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

6-year-old Vegetarian

6-year-old vegetarian from Brandon teaches her mom a thing or two here.

This is a really cute story and similar to the reason I became a vegetarian again and eventually vegan. I was vegetarian for a couple years and then for some unknown reason stopped. Two years ago my then four year old son came home and said he did not want to eat chicken nuggets anymore because they were made from baby chickens and he did not want to eat baby chickens. He had no influence that I am aware of to make this decision. In his little mind it just wasn't right.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

$1/1 Purely Decadent or So Delicious Item

The Purely Decadent Sandwiches are the best.

To get the $1.00 off one package coupon, click here.

Great Deals at Grocery Outlet

I stopped by my local Grocery Outlet yesterday and found some great deals:

$0.79 silken Tofu
$0.99 bag of 10 apricots (very ripe...great for baby food)
$1.99 watermelons
$0.75 mushrooms

TIP: Make sure you go through the frozen section and check out their discount bin. I have found Yves lunch meats and chorizo for $0.25 a package almost every time I go there.

Grocery Outlet is a west coast discount chain grocery store. Check their website for a location near you.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

$1/1 Coupon for Naked Juice

Naked Juice coupon available here. It's a PDF coupon available on the manufacturer's website so you should be able to print and use multiple coupons.

I read through their FAQ regarding vegan products and it states:

All of Naked Juice products are free of animal-derived ingredients except:

Protien Family:
Protien Zone
Banana Chocolate Protien Zone

Probiotic Family:
Tropical Mango
Very Berry

Black Eyed Pea Burgers Recipe


1 tablespoon olive oil (1/2 reserved)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 cup chopped red onion (yellow will work also)
1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
2 cups black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
1/2 cup Pico de Gallo (or fresh salsa)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup flax seed
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs


1. Heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in skillet on medium heat.
2. Add garlic, cumin, onion and corn. Sauté until onions are translucent and corn is thawed.
3. Place mixture in bowl with black eyed peas, cilantro, Pico de Gallo, salt and flax seed.
4. Mash together with fork or by hand until incorporated. Form into patties and then coat with bread crumbs.
5. Heat reserved 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in skillet and cook patties on medium heat until golden brown.

Serve with Salsa, guacamole, lettuce, sliced tomatoes, or sliced avocado. Whole wheat buns, English muffins or pita works great.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Weekly Meal Planning

Week of August 2nd:

Sunday: Cucumber, lettuce and fresh tomato sandwiches with hummus and french bread
Monday: Couscous with grilled vegetables
Tuesday: Homemade black eyed pea burgers with homemade chips
Wednesday: Leftovers
Thursday: Veggie Pizza with TJ pizza dough
Friday: Soup Day: Tortilla Soup (still using up those tortillas)
Saturday: Spinach salads with sesame ginger dressing and fresh vegetables