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Friday, January 31, 2014

Daily Deals 1/31!

Honest Fizz deal from Mambo Sprouts.

Natural and Organic Coupon deals from Money Saving Mom.

Bob’s Red Mill Rolled Oats, 32 oz Bags for $3.32 Each Shipped

Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil, $2.99 at Whole Foods.  Thanks The Krazy Coupon Lady!

Applegate Uncured Sopressata $2.69 at Whole Foods.  Thanks The Krazy Coupon Lady!

Zulily Up to 50% off Organic snacks, baking mixes and more from Organic Deals.

End of the month coupon print reminder from Organic Deals.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Daily Deals 1/30/2014

Barbaras Organic Snackanimals Cereal deal from Printable Coupons and Deals.

Eco-friendly children's activities delivered - deal from Mamasource.

50% off Nature Box subscription - deal from Mamasource.

Great deals on Aquasana for three more days only!!!

Pur pitcher deal from For The Mommas.

Organic Gardening subscription for $4.99/yr deal from For The Mommas.

Newman's Own Pizza coupon from Healthy Life Deals

Prevention magazine for $4.50/yr deal from Money Saving Mom.

Lodge Cast Iron skillets deal from Motherhood on a Dime.

Yoga Journal $4.99/yr deal from Koupon Karen.

Green Valley Organics coupon from Organic Deals.

Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds deal on Cha-Ching on a Shoestring.

Ecocentric Baby Box Review and coupon code from The Frugal Greenish Mama.

$5 and $10 off platters at Earth Fare Market.

Green and Black's coupon offer deal from Printable Coupons and Deals.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Spicy Asparagus Pasta

I make most of my recipes for one person - me!  Haven't gotten everyone on board with the "healthy at all times" eating schedule - LOL!  Just wanted to let everyone know so that you know to double, triple or make it as large as you want if you are cooking for additional people.  I also buy my dried spices from organic bulk bins.  I don't use enough to buy it prepackaged. Also, I save $$$$$$!  I also use pecorino to add after it is finished.  It tastes delicious!  Toss with olive oil ONLY ON LOW HEAT!  Olive oil loses nutrient content when heated to high - at least that's what I read.

There is a picture on my Instagram account.  I am still waiting for me Geek Squad employee in shining armor to aid me in overcoming my technological ignorance!


12 spears Asparagus (Aldi's frozen asparagus)
1 serving Organic Brown Rice Pasta (Trader Joes $1.99)
Slice of onion chopped
Garlic clove chopped
8 black pitted kalamato olives (Costco bulk - I use these A LOT!)
red pepper flakes to taste/spiciness (organic bulk bin)
2 tblspn grape seed oil (Trader Joes $3.99)
2 tblspn dried basil (organic bulk bin)
pinch of cayenne pepper (organic bulk bin)
2 tblspn balsamic vinegar (Costco has GREAT deal)
1 tbslpn olive oil (more if you like it slightly oily to add pecorino to - like I do!)
Pecorino parmesan is optional to add after meal is complete.

Boil water.
Add pasta.
Boil until desired tenderness - I like my pasta al dente.

Add onion, garlic and red pepper to grape seed oil in wok.
Once onion is clear, add frozen asparagus spears chopped - I crack them into smaller pieces.  My fingers are FREEZING  afterward - lol!!!!
Saute for one minute, then add balsamic vinegar.
Saute on high for thirty seconds.
Lower heat to low.
Add pasta, olives, basil, cayenne pepper and olive oil.
Toss well.


Daily Deals 1/28/14

Eating Well magazine $5/year from Moms By Heart.

Bob’s Red Mill Natural Raw Sunflower Seeds for $2.99/ea Shipped from Stretching a Buck.

Earthbound Farm Organic Carrots, as Low as $0.24 at Walmart from The Krazy Coupon Lady

Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal/Flour as low as $4.83 from For the Mommas.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Daily Deals 1/27/14!

Daily Deals 1/27/14!

Babyganics diapers deal at Target from Sweeties Freebies.

Organic appetizers 15% off on Organic Prairie.

Seventh Generation Thick and Strong Free and Clear baby wipes deal from Stretching a Buck.

Baking Soda uses!  Great ideas from Whole New Mom.  Save TONS!

All Natural Soy Candle with ring hidden inside from Plum District.

Gaiam: Eco-friendly Yoga and Fitness Wear, Equipment, and Home Goods

$9.99 Eating Well magazine 2 year subscription from The Frugal Girls.

Homemade Chicken Tenders

This is my first attempt at making homemade chicken tenders. I found a recipe three years ago from Shape magazine.  I rip out interesting pages from my magazine collection and file just in case I want to try it or need it for something else.  I am SOOOOOO glad I snatched this recipe!  The tenders were great.  My mom even liked them and she is NOT an advocate for going the healthy route on her fave fried foods. 

I adjusted the recipe slightly from the Shape one.  I will put in parenthesis what Shape suggests. I am on Instagram - organicssense.  Check out my picture - I don't know how to save the Instagram pictures to my phone.  What I wouldn't give to have a geek squad employee as my bestie! LOL!!!

Shape magazine February 2011

Chicken Fingers recipe

8 tenders
1 tblspn Dijon mustard
2 tblspn safflower mayo (light mayo)
1/4 tspn garlic powder
1 1/2 tspn grapeseed oil (canola oil)
1 cup whole wheat panko (1/2 cup panko)
1/4 cup almonds (walnuts)
2 tblspn almond meal (wheat germ)
2 tblspn pecorino (parmesan)
1/4 tspn sea salt (kosher salt)
1/4 tspn fresh ground pepper
**cooking spray is suggested by Shape but I did not use

Dipping Sauce recipe
3 tblspn safflower mayo (light mayo)
2 tblspn mustard (grainy mustard)
2 tblspn raw honey (honey)
1 tblspn Dijon mustard
1 tspn fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
***I added poppy seeds and a little apple cider vinegar

Preheat oven to 425F.
Combine mustard, mayo and garlic powder in shallow dish.
Add tenders and coat well. 
Set aside.
***I put in fridge to get cold.  Mixture stayed better and wasn't as messy to roll in "crunch" mixture.

Pour oil in skillet (I use iron skillet but Shape suggested nonstick skillet) and heat over medium.
Add panko and toast for 3-4 minutes, stirring often, until crumbs are golden.
Transfer to different shallow dish than mayo mixture.

Chop almonds (Shape suggested toasting walnuts and then chopping.  I didn't do this)
Add panko, almond meal, pecorino, salt and pepper.
Toss well.

Set wire rack over large baking sheet.
Spray lightly with cooking spray (I didn't use cooking spray)
Dredge chicken in crunch mixture and arrange on rack.
Spray chicken lightly with cooking spray (I didn't do this)
Bake for 12 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.
****After 12 minutes, I broiled on high for 1 minute on each side of tender to give it an extra crunch.

While chicken is baking, combine dipping sauce ingredients in bowl.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Daily Deals 1/24/14!

$0.75 coupon for Pacific Foods Organic Beans from Mambo Sprouts

Newman's Own organic coffee coupon from Organic Deals.

Stremick's Organic Milk coupon from Organic Deals.

Newman's Own Organic Tea $3.35/box from Organic Deals.

Organic Gardening magazine subscription for $4.99 from Organic Deals.

Pure Organic Raw Fruit and Nut Bars 12/$10.61 from For The Mommas.

Nutiva Organic Coconut Flour $1.78/lb shipped from Maven of Savin.

Seventh Generation Diapers and Wipes coupon on Amazon from Passionate Penny Pincher.

Six New Newman's Own Coupons from Printable Coupons and Deals.

Stonyfield Organic Yogurt coupon from Healthy Life Deals.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Parmesan Zucchini Noodles with Blackened Salmon

Wow!  It's been over 6 months since I've posted.  There is no excuse...I've been lazy.  Nothing major going on in my life but trying to enjoy life with friends and family.  Had to get my order of importance back in line - God, Myself, then Family.  Crazy how easy it is to get thrown off track. 

Well...I have made yet another resolution to eat better and to be debt free in 2014.  I know that I can do it through prayer and faith.  This year, I want to try new recipes at least once a week to bring a better variety into my eating regimen.  I am getting a little tired of the same old - same old.  Here is a recipe that I tried yesterday.  I don't use measurements so the ones below are an estimate.  And shout out to for putting me on to the great Paderno Spiralizer!!!!!

Parmesan Zucchini Noodles with Blackened Salmon

Wild Salmon fillet  (Aldi's Wild Salmon $4.49/bag for 4 fillets)
Blackened seasoning (Buy bulk and mix yourself - saves $$$$$)
Medium Zucchini (Hoover's Market $2.99/lb) *
2 Tblspns Pecorino Parmesan (Costco bulk because I use this A LOT!)
1 Tblspn Grape Seed Oil (Hoover's Market $9.99 on sale)
2 Tblspn Dried Basil (Bulk for best deal!)
Thick slice of Onion chopped (Fresh Market $1.69/lb)
2 Cloves of Garlic chopped (Aldi's bag of 3 $0.99)
Red Pepper Flakes to spice preference (Bulk for best deal)
6 Pitted Black Olives chopped (Costco Bulk because I eat a lot of these!)
1 Tblspn Olive Oil (Hoover's Market $9.99 on sale)
Ground pepper and salt to taste
* stands for organic

Put a few drops of grape seed oil in iron skillet.  Cover salmon in blackened season and place in iron skillet.  Bake on 425 until finished - about 10 minutes.

Spiralize Zucchini. has a tutorial for you first-timers!  I cut my noodles into long strips instead of using one long strip.  It makes it easier for me to toss and eat.

Put grape seed oil, onions, garlic and red pepper flakes in a wok.  Heat until onions are translucent.  Stir in Zucchini noodles until tenderness. Remove from heat.

Chop up Salmon. Add salmon, olives and Zucchini mixture in a large bowl and toss.  Add pecorino, olive oil, basil and toss.  Salt and pepper to taste.