Calloway’s & Cornelius Nurseries: Free Repotting Day & Clinic (1/15)


Calloway's and Cornelius Nurseries

If you live in Dallas/Fort Worth or Houston, head to Calloway’s Nurseries (DFW) or Cornelius Nurseries (Houston) on Saturday, January 15 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM for their first ever repotting day.

Take your own pots and plants, or purchase new plants at the nursery. They also have newly imported pots that will be available for purchase.

They will provide:

* the working space and tools (including bench space in the greenhouse),
* complimentary Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil,
* a starter application of either granular or water soluble fertilizer
* and complimentary decorative material to top off your container

Also, at 10:15 AM on the same day, they will hold a “Dressing Your Indoors Clinic”. Here’s the description:

“Improve the quality of your indoor air with houseplants as well as use them to brighten up a room. Plant leaves act as filters for many of the harmful toxins which are produced from carpet, paint, insulation and many other building materials found in our homes and offices.

To learn how to clean the air using indoor plants, come to Calloway’s or Cornelius Nursery for a free “Dressing Your Indoors” Clinic Saturday, January 15, 2011, at 10:15 a.m. ”

Print the flyer with all the details.


Thinking of composting? Free class and bin for Dallas residents


Free composting class and bin for Dallas residents

Did you know that some cities give out free composting bins to residents?

The last time I checked, I did not see anything mentioned about free composting bins on the City of Dallas Website, however I recently learned that they DO give free composting bins at the end of their free composting classes.

From what I understand, anyone can attend the composting classes, but the composting bins are only available to city residents.

Visit the City of Dallas Web site and scroll down to Free Composting Classes for the class schedule and calendar. If you don’t live in Dallas, check with your city’s Web site to see if they offer similar classes.


Tilapia deal (all stores) & Freebie Friday at Whole Foods Market (Richardson, TX location only)


Whole Foods Market - Richardson Store's Freebie Friday

If you live near a Whole Foods Market, all stores will have a special on responsibly farmed tilapia for $4.99 per pound today only (Friday, January 14). That is 50% off their regular price. There is a limit of 20 lbs. per person.
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Not only is the fish responsibly farmed, but it is free of antibiotics, preservatives and hormones.

And now on to the Richardson store’s Freebie of the Week:

365 Corn Flakes

Head to the Richardson Whole Foods Market store (SE corner of Coit/Beltline) today (1/14/11) between 8AM and 9AM, go to the Guest Services Desk and ask about “Freebie Friday” to get the 365 Corn Flakes for free!

This offer is while supplies last during the hours of 8 and 9 AM, and there will be no rain checks or substitutions.

Giveaway: Orient Automatic Watch (1/27)


Orient Watch

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED…

Orient Watch offers a variety of interesting styles of watches, including this racing watch – CFTAB002B and this urban watch – YFH02001S.

Want to win a watch?

Orient is giving away one lucky reader his or her choice of one of the following watches from their Standard Line (arv $135):

Women’s Options:

Red  Women's Orient Watch
Red
Green Women's  Orient Watch
Green
Blue Women's Orient Watch
Blue
Pink Women's Orient Watch
Pink

Men’s Option:

Khaki Men's Orient Watch
Khaki

How to Enter

Mandatory Entry: Please leave a comment below letting me know which watch (pictured above) you’d pick if you win.

Optional Entries:

1 – Like Craving the Savings on Facebook (+1)
2 – Follow @CravingSavings and/or @CravingGiveaway (+1 for each)
3 – Follow me on Google Friend Connect (right column) (+1)
4 – Follow me on Networked Blogs (+1)
5 – Be or become an email subscriber or RSS subscriber (+1 for each)

Rules:
- Ends at 11:59 PM Central on Thursday, January 27, 2011. I will use Random.org to select the winner.
- The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email, or I will select a new winner.
- Giveaway is limited to United States residents.

Disclosure: I did not receive anything in exchange for posting this giveaway other than the opportunity to give one of you an Orient Watch. Good luck!




What We’re Eating: SCD Almond Flour Pizza

A few weeks ago, we received the news that my daughter could try four nuts based on her latest blood tests: pecans, walnuts, almonds and pine nuts. She still tested very allergic to peanuts, pistachios, cashews and hazelnuts.

I was excited about this news, because our options are rather limited on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet without the ability to cook with nut flours.

I went to Whole Foods to buy nuts only to find out that all packaged and most bulk nuts have warnings about possible contamination with peanuts and other tree nuts. I did not want to risk my daughter ingesting any peanut or tree nut particles, so I found almonds and pecans that have not come in contact with other nuts.

I drove to Anna, TX to get pecans from Foster Crossing Pecans and I ordered almonds through JustAlmonds.com. A quick note: JustAlmonds.com‘s January special is 25% off natural almond flour, and you can get 10% off your first order if you subscribe to their newsletter.

Unfortunately my daughter had a series of allergic reactions to the pecans and a small reaction to the pine nuts, but she seems to be tolerating the almonds so far. I am so happy about this!

Since my daughter seemed okay with the almond test, I made this pizza for her:

SCD Almond Flour Pizza

It was so easy to make!

I put a handful of almonds into my Magic Bullet blender and was surprised how easily they converted to almond flour. When I did the same thing with pecans, the pecans became pecan butter quickly, but because the almonds are so hard, I could repeatedly grind them and never got butter.

Ingredients

CRUST

1/2 cup almond flour (I ended up using a full cup to get a dough-like ball)
1 egg
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt

TOPPINGS

Italian tomato paste – $1.99 at Dallas Whole Foods Market
Grated Parmesan cheese
Cooked hamburger
Dried basil
Dried oregano

How to Make

- Mix all of the crust ingredients together in a bowl. Start with 1/2 cup almond flour and add flour until you get a dough-like ball.
- Oil a pan with olive oil. I used a Williams Sonoma cake pan that I found on clearance last year. I love it for making pizza.
- Place the dough ball in the pan and flatten it with your hands into the shape of a small pizza.
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and immediately place the pizza dough in the oven. By the time the oven is pre-heated, the dough will be ready for the toppings.
- Once the oven reaches 350 degrees, remove the pan and place your toppings on the crust. I spread tomato paste, then added the dried oregano and basil, then grated the Parmesan on top and added the hamburger last. You can get creative with your toppings!
- Drizzle olive oil on top (it is the green-looking stuff in the photo above).
- Place the pan back in the oven and cook for 10 minutes. I took it out at around 9 minutes because it looked like it was done. You can gauge the timing based on what toppings you use.

My daughter loved this recipe. I loved it because it was easy to make. The crust tastes a bit like a wheat crust and it is very filling. The small pizza was more than enough for my daughter and me to share.

Recipe Credit: John Higgins, John’s Pizza – SCDRecipe.com. Visit the site to get the original recipe.



75% off toys at Target


Target

I have heard rumors for days that the Target toy sale started last week in some cities, but I checked a few stores in Dallas and toys were still marked at 30-50% off.

Then someone posted on a DFW coupon discussion group that her store had marked toys at 75% off today and the toys were going fast. That was followed by several posts from members saying their stores were still at 30-50%.

I have a feeling the markdowns will happen at most stores today (1/13). In the past, I noticed the employees start marking the new discounts between 9-10AM. So if you are looking for a good deal on toys, stop by by 10AM and see if there are many employees in the area. If so, you got there on the right day!



Freebie Friday at Whole Foods Market (Richardson, TX location only)


Whole Foods Market - Richardson Store's Freebie Friday

Today’s Freebie Friday product is the 365 Veggie Sticks!

Head to the Richardson Whole Foods Market store (SE corner of Coit/Beltline) today (1/7/11) between 8AM and 9AM, go to the Guest Services Desk and ask about “Freebie Friday” to get the Veggie Sticks for free!

This offer is while supplies last during the hours of 8 and 9 AM, and there will be no rain checks or substitutions.

Check back next Friday after midnight for the freebie that will be offered on January 14.


Studio Movie Grill Facebook Fan Promo


Studio Movie Grill Free Tickets

Studio Movie Grill Facebook fans can try every hour from now until February 24 for two free passes to any of their locations.

I saw the passes would be available at three minutes after the hour so I tried and got two free passes. It was actually 9:04 on my computer, so be sure to try a few times even if it says the passes have all been given out.

If you can’t access the link directly, click on the “Are You A Fan?” tab on their Facebook page.



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