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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Brag-About-It: My sweet coconut rice with Red and Black Beans

So somehow i came across this recipe. 
Mango Sticky Rice -

Wether it was Pinterest or just plain google i can't remember. What i did was attempt to make it. First time making something it is usually my worst attempt. By following the directions intently i usually end up missing something or over looking something else. Actually this time i had it all prepped n made minus the mangos. I did exactly what i had read, even went to buy a bamboo steamer even though i totally forgot I already have a humungus double decker stainless steel steamer for banh boas. Anyways long story short, its probably not short, but I did everything and eventually it all went into the trash with just a few sample bites. Don't get me wrong, the food was good but how the rice and coconut was made with all that sugar just didn't do it for me. Maybe if I had that same rotten sweet tooth again i would of enjoyed it at least. Ever since i had my little son 22 months ago and my daughter a year ago I've been eating healthier. Sure its dessert U might say but honestly my taste buds didnt care for it much. So to the point, i remade it just yesterday and finished it today with half the sugar required. It turned out much better to my tasting. Since i had cut half the sugar in the coconut milk i did the same w the salt. I usually try to balance it right when i cut ingredients. This time though, no mangos still. Nothing against mangos. They're just not in season so you cant get the full flavor this dessert intended it to be. Instead, i made red and black beans slightly sweetened; about 7 grams of sugar to 1/4 cup of red beans and 1/4 cup of black beans. I had just bought some beans because I've  been wanting to make some vietnamese bean desserts. Another somehow (subscribed email), i got a how-to video on how to prep dried beans so i can use immediately without having the 2 day wait window?!  Unbelievable, the wait time that people endure for just a meal. I'm not a cook so i won't get it until i become one. Well everything turned out well. Even my hubby liked it. I had all the random ingredients needed besides the sweet rice which actaully took me forever to find because i was looking for "glutenious rice" when in asian stores its just labeled sweet rice which my mom also mentioned when i asked her once before. Here's the snap shot. 

What i did differently was i didn't drain or soak the rice in the coconut. One teaspoon at a time i dresses the rice with the coconut milk. Then i layered it with shredded coconuts (the one i had on hand was to make macaroons which i never got to do.). Then i layered it w the beans on top of that and another layer of coconut shreds. Lastly i topped the whole thing with another few teaspoons of coconut milk. It was divine!  Heavenly, maybe. I do love coconuts, wether it be drinking coconut water, desserting w coconut milk, eating the coconut chips along with my FruNuts, or eating it straight out of the shell itself, meat and all! I love my coconuts!  If you haven't tried Chobani's Flip Greek Yogurt Coconut flavor with the dark chocolate and pistacios or was it roasted almonds and dark chocolate (i can't remember anything!) its really good. When i had my son i was eating so much yogurt i bought every flavor instead of the weird ones. But since my daughter i haven't had any up until a few weeks ago when i saw that Chobani had 'Flips' which got me to nosily browse in which the dark chocolate, almonds and pistacios made the decision for me. Anyways. Lets save that for another post which turns out may or may not exist if i dont start remembering. This mama's brain syndrome is effecting me, for reals!

So there's my brag-about-it moment. 

Hope you've  enjoyed the post n give that dessert a try. 

P.s. I cannot have a phone without the screen shot option, best thing that can happen for a mini photographer. 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Target's C9 by Champion

Ever tried this brand? I like the fit but i can't attest to their quality yet sonce i just  bought 3 pieces recently this week. But if you're a fan then you're in luck. They have a sale! 

Do this.. (text part)

Then you get these.. 

If you're shopping online then the code is already in the photo. 

Happy Fitness Shopping!

Target's Email Bonus Coupon

So I was checking my email which I can't  claim I do often because somehow I don't notice 'deals' until it's almost the end of the week/sale. Sad, I know, but I was looking through it n found this: 

.. in which turns out to be .. 


Awesome right? Normally I'd depend on IG (Instagram) or the next text from Target mobile or their weekly ad but this came in an email form. I guess it would depend if you've signed up for their email newsletter or have signed up for their Red Card (Target credit card) or registered for their bridal or baby events. Who knows. But for the ones who either don't have mobile connections or haven't received the deal by email, I did find it on Target's website on the coupons page. (  ⬅️ under the 'baby' and 'food' section. 

Happy savings!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Target's White Sale fm Email

This week (1.18 - 1.24) the White sale looks really nice! Great discount for a new look for the new year!


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Kroger's Weekly Ad 5 for 5

Great news! Kroger decided to run their 5 for 5 again this week. I've  chosen items that qualify for the sale and I've even included their buddy coupons to stack along with the sale. Awesone rt?! Let's get started. (Excuse my abreviations if any.)

Now these are 10 qualifying items I usually get. 

Bounty and Charmin are usually on sale together so their descriptions is mixed into one photo with only one item shown so it gets confusing. I added the photo of Bounty to show that it's included. 
And here are their buddy coupons that can be loaded onto the Kroger card to save even more. As with all coupons, they expire and most can only be used once. Every coupon has their exceptions and so does the sale. Don't  forget to read. 

So some of us take advantage of sales like these and stock up, like 5 Dawns! You just dont know, I wash dishes 3 times a day, even more depending. And since each coupon can be used only once, you'll need multiples and what better than to do your homework and research for some clippings. I've found a few but these are just a collage of coupon pictures so go directly to the website and print it out. 

Happy savings! 


(now that's a deal before coupons!)

Target Weekly Ad Find

Laundering? Yes! Almost double/triple the discount. Why not?!

Here's this week's find..

To me, Tide is a good deal when the 50oz liquid detergent is $5 n/or the 100oz is $10. Anymore is too much. That's the lowest I've found in the past year. What beats it are the coupons on top of the sale. Yes, 50oz to be $5 n 100oz to be $10 is a sale, never a norm, no matter where I look. I could be a little biased on my research because I only shop at Target, HEB and Kroger. Time is my limit and the interent and mobile deals are my sources. 
 Take for instance my last shop at Kroger was a major deal, in some part, if I did more work, I would of saved more. But when you send your husband to the store  and on top of that it's his trip right after an hour drive home from work, it's  the best it's gonna get. 
It was a weekly sale called 5 for 5.  Pretty much you buy 5 items from the list of items to choose from and you save $5!  Not bad considering its a mix of food and  household products, etc. I always aim for Dawn dishwasher soap, Charmin toilet papet, Bounty paper towels and Tide laundry detergent. I can stock on them, they don't  expire and I use them regularly. This trip was mainly for Dawn and Tide. 
Dawn is usually $2.63 for around 24oz n 
Tide was $5.99 (I think that's an already sale price). 
I loaded two Dawn coupons, one for .50 off and one for .25 off, n also a $2 off coupon for Tide on my Kroger card. 
I sent my hubby five .75 off manufacturers coupon for Tide to print out at work. 
He chose 5 Dawns and 5 Tides bottles totalling $43.10 (all math no tax).
5 for 5 saved $10, down to $33.10. 
2 Dawn coupons saved .75, down to $32.35. 
6 Tide coupons saved $5.75, down totalling $26.60. 
That's $16.50 in sales n coupons!

p.s. Since I'm set on all my laundering essentials I thought I'd share the Target deal just because it's a good deal!  At least I remembered to share before the week ended! 😉 Happy Savings! 

P.p.s.  You gotta love the online store ads and mobile coupons. They save you alot/alittle depending and it only takes a little time out of a busy schedule. 

P.p.p.s. I'm not an agressive couponer or will I 'pay' to buy coupons just to save. It's  ridiculous in my opinion but I'm no die-hard couponer to say otherwise.