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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Coconut Cream Pie & More Thanks to Dollar Store

I made a coconut cream pie with ingredients found at the 99 cent store (mostly from my most recent trip in November unless otherwise noted):

Besides the pie ingredients, I found other veg*n goodies, too:


  • Coconut flakes (made in USA or Vietnam)
  • Graham cracker crust (from previous trip here)
  • Coconut milk
  • Silk brand boxed non-dairy milk (in refrigerator section but refrigeration not required since it's a tetra pak that is shelf stable)
  • Veggie burger patties (made in India)
  • Veggie samosas (made in India)
  • Blueberries, fresh (~5 oz.)
  • Blueberries, frozen (from North America)
  • Portobello caps (2-3 per pack)
  • Lemons (4+ per bag)
  • Cremini mushrooms
  • Crushed tomatoes (32 oz. can)
  • Rice vinegar
  • Lentils
  • Dried garbanzo beans
  • Lasagna noodles

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Dollar Store Deals: Quinoa, Cauliflower, and Mushrooms, oh my!

Here are what veggie-licious goodies found in late Oct. 2016 at the 99 cent store:

  • Portobello caps
  • Cremini mushrooms
  • White mushrooms
  • Morningstar brand quinoa Thai curry bowls (frozen, vegan)
  • Bananas (49 cents a pound)
  • Bag of limes
  • Celery
  • Zucchini and yellow squash
  • Bag of snow peas
  • Cauliflower (huge ones!)
  • Bag of sweet mini peppers
  • Vegetarian spring rolls (frozen)
  • Baking white chocolate (not vegan)
  • Canned crushed tomatoes
  • ~40 oz. canned Sun Vista brand garbanzo beans
  • Rice vinegar
  • Heinz brand apple cider vinegar
  • Clabber girl brand baking powder
  • 5 lb. bag white potatoes
  • 3 lb. bag red potatoes
  • Dried split green peas

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Feel like baking?  How about some vegan tacos?  Check out these Oakland 99 Cent Store Veg*n Deals this week:

  • hummus
  • 28 oz. canned crushed tomatoes
  • cumin
  • red pepper flakes
  • fresh tomatoes
  • baking soda, baking powder
  • Ortega brand whole wheat taco shells
  • Kelloggs NutriGrain strawberry bars (contains milk)
  • Westsoy vanilla soy milk boxes
  • Tapatio hot sauce 10 oz.
  • Betty Crocker watermelon, candy corn, and mint chocolate flavored 16 oz. frosting (may contain milk ingredients)
  • almond extract (artificial)
  • graham cracker crumb crust
  • 16 oz. canned baby corn
  • Craisins dried cranberries
  • Dried lentils, black beans, split peas
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