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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Gluten Free Naan Bread, Bob's All Purpose Flour, and Saving Money on Meat

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A few posts ago I shared with you that my hubby has Celiac disease. His first food worry was naan bread, he would miss naan bread. I have learned that gluten free baking all comes down to the flour. My friend, Jackie, told me their favorite flour is Bob's All Purpose flour. I haven't had the easiest time finding it, when I did it was $8-$10 for 623 g! This week I found it at Target for $3.99! and they had the spend $50 get a $10 gift card deal!
Happy Dance!
The original recipe for this bread is here.
Naan Bread
3/4 cup warm water
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp yeast
Mix sugar and water and sprinkle yeast on top. Leave for 10 minutes.
2 1/4 cup- 2 1/2 cup Bob's All Purpose Flour
1 1/4 tsp xanathan gum
1/8 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
Mix all the dry together
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp yogurt
Mix the yeast and liquids together.
Add the liquids to the dry ingredients in the Kitchenaid mixer. Using the dough hook mix, scraping the sides. Mix just until it comes together.
Cover with a tea towel and place somewhere warm for 1-3 hours.
Sprinkle some flour on your working surface. Press the dough down, sprinkling the top of it with flour. Cut with a sharp knife into squares.
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Part of the secret to this bread's success is using a cast iron pan with a lid.
Heat it on high. Using a bowl of water sprinkle some water on the dough and add pieces to the cast iron pan. Put the timer on for 1 minute. Flip them and then cook the other side for one minute.
Brush them with melted butter. Serve hot.
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1 minute on each side. They should have a charred look to them.
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Chicken Thighs at Save On Foods. $5 for 1.326 kg making it $3.77/kg or $1.71/lb. Lower than the on sale price at Superstore, $1.88/lb.
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Buttered Chicken using fresh tomatoes from my mom and dad's garden! Thanks mom and dad!
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Save On Foods has had some great mark down meats!
The fish above was $1.41 for all three packages!
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 I got paid to take these shrimp home!Any time you are in Save On have a quick walk down the meat aisle to find mark downs like these! Superstore, Coopers and Safeway also do meat markdowns.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Thursday Deal for Money Making Shampoo!

Tomorrow you could go to Target and use the $3 off coupon for Clear or the  buy one shampoo get a free conditioner  coupon.Combine this with the $2 cash back tomorrow on Checkout 51 and make money! It's $3.64 at Target until tomorrow. Or, if you have the Target flyer you could price match at Superstore, Walmart or Extra Foods. Not your brand of shampoo? Why not donate it? The Target flyer ends tomorrow and the Checkout 51 deal starts tomorrow. You could always coupon stack at Save on and get a free conditioner or a free Degree product and the $3 off and the $2 cash back, I don't know how much it is at Save on. Looks like IGA will have it on for $3.99 starting Friday. Love free! :)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Gluten Free Pizza Dough in the Breadmaker

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I have been learning new things! Lots of new things!
This July my husband was diagnosed with celiac disease. He was quite sick for the last year. After the good news that he did not have cancer he found out no more gluten for him! So, I have been learning about gluten free cooking and baking! I thought of renaming my blog Spending Your Hard Earned Money, when I saw the price of gluten free things. If you are just starting this journey after being diagnosed, maybe I can save you some trouble?????
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This Gluten Free Pantry bread maker pizza mix I bought at Extra Foods on Family Appreciation Day. My sister in law spotted it in the clearance! It is regularly $5.99(I have since seen it in Safeway in their gluten free section, so it's still available.)After 50% off and 15% off I ended up paying $1.82. Here's what I learned.
This mix calls for lots of additions: 2 eggs, milk, butter, vinegar.....
So far my experience with gluten free dough is that it's nasty  sticky stuff! The bread maker has a hard time mixing it all properly so it's a good idea to give it a good stir with a spatula from time to time.
 The first time I tried another pizza dough mix I just proceeded like I would with normal dough....WRONG! It's very hard to manage! My incredibly smart husband was around as I took a fit  tried to figure out how to press it into a pan, and he suggested using wax paper to press it in!!! Works fabulously!
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Don't use your hands use wax or parchment paper to press your dough into the pans.
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They aren't perfect,as I don't believe in that.....
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Prebaking them to brown them before adding the toppings is important. I did 425 for about 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them as they brown quickly. I used Natural Selections gluten free pepperoni only because I had a coupon to get it for free. The bacon bits are from Costco and they are also gluten free. It was so yummy!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Turkey Time!

I love turkey! When it goes on sale like it is now I like to buy the small ones, then anytime I have a craving for turkey it's really the same as cooking a big chicken. Now's the time to stock up!

 This week's turkeys 
Save On/Cooper's Grade A .99/lb limit 1(or free with 10000 points) Safeway Grade A turkeys .99/lb(when you spend $50)I went through the self checkout and ended up being shy of $50, it still went through at .99/lb 
IGA Grade A .99/lb(must purchase $25 not including turkey)limit 1 Walmart Grade A .95/lb limit 2

Save On
Yams .49/lb
Cranberries fresh $1.49
Pineapple $1.99
Squashes .69/lb

No Tax day Saturday Oct 5
Price Match Target for the Clear shampoo $3.64 and the $3 coupon from insert and get it for .64 tax free! It would be even better if you could combine the buy the shampoo get the free conditioner coupon, but I was told it wasn't possible at Walmart, anyways.
Pineapple $1.96
Sweet potatoes .46/lb
Mushrooms 454g $1.98
Squash .66/lb
Pint grape tomatoes 2/$3
Romaine .86
NN Frozen Vegetables 2 Kg  $3.47(limit 4)
NN Sour Cream $1.47 each (limit 4)

Red Seedless $1.47/lb
Fresh Spinach and Broccoli .97 each
Dontalleo's Pizza $3
Energizer Battery $9.97

 Lakeview Market(till Sunday)
Avocados .68 each
Pears .78/lb
Red Onions .68/lb
Spartan apples .68/lb
Old Town(till Monday)
Peppers red .99/lb
Bananas .49/lb

There is the email direct coupon for Butter 2/$5 use coupon code 54156. Limit 2
Safeway 3 Day Sale
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Coupons in this weekends paper
Target has the small Ultra Clean for $2.99 combine with the target printable coupon and the healthy essentials coupon and Checkout 51 $2 and you make .65 for buying it.
Walmart has these batteries on for $9.97. Combine with the $5 printable from Smart Source and Checkout 51's $5 and you just pay the tax!
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Time to get some bananas and red peppers! There's a new recipe I am testing that needs bananas. How about you?