Yes, it’s true even foodies can save some money as they shop to prepare their culinary delights!
Your first step is always to check out what’s on sale at the grocery store. I think there’s an assumption that buying for a foodie recipe means having to spend a fortune on ingredients. But that’s not always the case!
Oftentimes during the holidays you’ll find items that usually don’t go on sale marked down. Best of all, just by using coupons you can give back to kids in need!
By using coupons from Coupons.com, No Kid Hungry will give a meal to feed a child in need for every 3 coupons you use. Check out the available coupons and learn more about the No Kid Hungry campaign here!
Here are some more tips for some amazing savings on your favorite foodie recipes:
Check out Wholly Guacamole!
It’s perfect for everything from Mexican dishes calling out for guacamole, to Mediteraian plates where an avocado spread is needed. Right now you can save $1 on the purchase of any one Wholly Guacamole product.
Stock up on broth
Many dishes call for a broth to help create a sauce or simply add extra flavor when boiling rice and veggies. Many times you can cut the broth with water to make it last longer. Right now you can save 75 cents on one when you buy one any variety Progresso broth.
Look for deals on veggies & fruits
Right now there’s a great deal on one of my favorite foods as well as a favorite for foodies: Avocados! Fresh and delicious!
Here’s a tip: You can ripen an avocado by putting it in a paper bag with a banana. You can also make them last longer by simply putting them in the refrigerator. And you can even use a coupon to get 2 for the price of 1! Just clip this coupon, buy one Avocado from Mexico, and get the second one free (up to $1.49).
And nuts add a lot of flavor and crunch to plenty of foodie recipes. If you keep them in the refrigerator you may be able to make them last longer. Top off those recipes with healthy nuts and take advantage of coupons to save, like this one for $1 off any one Planters mixed nuts.
Another tip for foodies, is to consider using alternatives to more expensive ingredients. For example, truffles can be very pricey but truffle oil is usually much more affordable. Add in porcini mushrooms to give your recipe some texture. Or, if you need a cup of wine, consider using cooking wine, which is usually less expensive, and if the recipe calls for saffron try combining turmeric and paprika.
Here’s a tasty Tuna Tataki recipe from one of the No Kid Hungry chefs and a favorite of many foodies out there!
Tuna Tataki with Mandarin Orange Ponzu, Crispy Onions & Micro Basil
By Chef John Iatrellis
• 1 ounce ponzu sauce
• 3/4 ounce assorted chili peppers
• 1/4 ounce fresh garlic
• 1 4-ounce cup Dole Mandarin Oranges in juice — save 1 ounce of juice
• 2-ounce log of Yellowfin Tuna
• 3/4 ounce micro basil
• 1 ounce French’s Crispy Fried Onions
Note: If you prefer some spice substitute crispy fried Onions with French’s Crispy Jalapeños.
1. Season tuna with salt and pepper and sear on all sides. Set aside and let cool. Cut tuna in to 3×2 1/2-inch pieces.
2. In a blender add mandarin orange juice, ponzu, chili peppers, and garlic. Blend and set aside.
For the dish
1. Place 6 pieces of seared tuna on the plate with a slight fold on each piece to create height.
2. Drizzle mandarin orange and ponzu mixture directly on top of tuna and allow to cascade over the fish.
3. Layer mandarin oranges on top of tuna, making sure each piece gets one.
4. Sprinkle French’s Crispy Fried Onions down the center of each piece of tuna, and top onions with micro basil.