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Sunday, June 8, 2014

How about some Dollar Store Vegan Desserts?

Double crust fudge bars from Chloe's Vegan Desserts recipe.
Sugar and unsweetened baking squares from Oakland 99 cent store.

Lemon raspberry pie from Chloe's Vegan Desserts recipe.
Mrs. Smith's pie crush, lemons, cornstarch, soy milk, sugar all available at Oakland 99 cent store.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

What Can You Make from Dollar Store Vegan Deals?

Italian 'messy rice': Portobello mushrooms, baby bella mushrooms (both from 99c store); vegan 'chicken' strips (Trader Joe's) and rice; spices from 99c store

Artichoke and potato-stuffed portobello mushrooms; artichoke hearts from Trader Joe's; portobello mushroom caps, potatoes, and paprika from 99c store

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Dollar Store Deals 11/11/12

Visit the Oakland 99 cent store for these vegetarian deals:
  • Green Giant portobello mushroom caps 5 oz.
  • Green Giant sliced baby bella mushrooms 5 oz.
  • Yellow squash 2-3 in plastic wrap
  • Fingerling potatoes 1 lb.
  • Red potatoes 3 lb.
  • Russet potatoes 5 lb.
  • Pomegranate
  • Kiwis, ~8 per bag
  • Buttnernut squash
  • Baby spinach
  • Betty Crocker cupcake sprinkles "sea" themed
  • Canned pumpkin 15 oz.
  • Pasta sauce 28 oz.
  • Garbanzo beans 15 oz. SW brand
  • Carrots 2 lb. bag
  • Asparagus bundle
  • White wine vinegar
  • Graham cracker crust
  • Baking powder Clabber Girl brand
  • Lentils, split peas, brown rice, black beans, Great Northern beans $1/bag
Carrots and split peas


SF Civic Center Farmer's Market (http://www.hocfarmersmarket.org/)
  • Swiss and red chard $1/bunch
  • Arugula $1 small bunch
  • Dino kale $1 bunch
  • White squash $0.50/lb.
  • Butternut squash 80 cents/lb.
  • Sugar pumpkin 80 cent/lb.
  • Loose basil leaves $1.50 small bag
  • Potted basil $4
Orzo with basil and sun dried tomatoes
SF Trader Joe's
  • Puff pastry 2 sheets $3.99
  • Phyllo dough $2.99
  • Vegan meatballs $3.99
  • Chicken-less and beef-less strips $2.99 each
  • Crispy vegan chicken tenders $2.99
  • Vegan burgers 4 patties Morningstar brand $3.79
  • Tofurky sundried Italian vegan sausages $2.99
  • Sundried tomatoes canned in oil ~$3.30

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Vegan Taco Soup

Recipe from: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=27323.0
Dollar store ingredients:
  • kidney beans 15 oz. can (also at Foodsco for <$1)
  • pinto beans 15 oz. can (when on sale at Foodsco, 30 oz.+ for $1)
  • hominy 30+ oz. can
  • canned corn (when on sale at Foodsco, can get as low as 33-50 cents/can)
  • canned dice green chilis
  • 28 oz. canned diced tomatoes
  • taco mix
  • canned jalapenos
  • onion (I omitted)
  • garlic (I omitted)
  • oil
  • avocado
  • tortilla chips (Granny Goose brand @ 99c store)
Other ingredients:
  • vegan ground beef $2.99 at Trader Joe's
  • cilantro ~$0.33/bunch at markets near 16th/Mission St.
  • I omitted vegan sour cream

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Trader Joe Deals

Though not found at the dollar store and certainly not $1, I couldn't pass up on sharing these deals on new products spotted this weekend at Trader Joe's in Northern California:
  • $2.99 8 oz. chickenless crispy tenders- beats Gardein!
  • $2.99 8 oz.+ orange 'chicken' morsels
  • $5.99 16 oz. extra virgin coconut oil
Happy shopping!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Post-Thanksgiving Deals

Post TG deals from today's visit to the 99c store included:
  • pint of grape tomatoes
  • 5 oz. corn husks
  • baby spinach
  • bunch of green asparagus
  • 30 oz. crushed Hunts tomatoes with basil
  • Green Giant 5 oz. white mushrooms
  • huge jar of sauerkraut
  • Mori Nu silken aseptic tofu
  • dark soy sauce (great for Pad See Ew)
  • rice vinegar
  • frozen blackberries and mixed berries (strawberries and blackberries)
4th and Geary St. Market deals in SF:
  • butternut squash 79c/lb.
  • acorn squash ~50c/lb.
  • sweet potatoes and yams ~50c/lb.
  • small container of blackberries ~79 c
  • red seedless grapes 69c/lb.
  • oranges 49c/lb.
  • celery 3 for $1
  • spinach 89c/bunch
  • leeks $1.99/bunch
  • kiwis 6 for $1
Take advantage of these deals!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Vegan Thanksgiving

I haven't hit the dollar store recently for any good Thanksgiving finds, except for cute leaf-themed cupcake wrappers and toppers for a dollar.

However, I have found deals at Bay area grocery stores that I wanted to share in time for Thanksgiving:

Fresh & Easy (33rd/Clement in SF):
- raw cashews: $5.99 for 16 oz.  Trader Joe's price is about a dollar more.
- tofu always 99c per box
- their fried onion price ($1.49?) may be lower than TJ's ($2.99), too, per a comment on the Post Punk Kitchen site that I haven't yet verified
- graham crackers (no milk, but has honey, so not vegan) $1.99/box (vs. TJ $2.99/box also with honey)
- potatoes 99c for 10 lbs.

Trader Joe's
- Tofurky $9
- Amaretto $6.99
- Frangelico ~$17.99 for 750 mL

Grocery Outlet in Berkeley:
- walnuts 16 oz. for $4.99

4th and Geary Farmer's Market in SF:
- Imagine portobello vegan creamy mushroom soup $3.49 (vs. Rainbow Grocery $3.99)

Foodsco (15th/Folsom in SF):
- Green beans for 99c/lb.
- Sweet potatoes 2 lbs for $1

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