Tamari Almonds Recipe

Tamari Almonds

A touch of Alter Eco Mascobado Cane Sugar added to KOYO Organic Tamari Sauce makes a rich, salty coating for whole almonds. These Tamari almonds are always a big hit at holiday parties. A hand-packed jar makes a tasteful hostess gift. Total preparation time:  75 minurtes. Makes 6 cups.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups (2 lbs.) whole almonds with skin
  • 1/2 cup KOYO Tamari Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Alter Eco Cane Sugar

Method

  1. Place oven racks on the upper and lower third rack slots.
  2. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  3. Divide almonds in half.
  4. Spread almond out in one layer on two large, shallow baking pans.
  5. Bake 15 minutes.
  6. Stir together Tamari and sugar in a large heatproof bowl until sugar is dissolved.
  7. Add hot almonds and stir until coated well.
  8. Let stand 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Return almonds to baking pans with a slotted spoon, spreading them evenly.
  10. Discard any liquid remaining in bowl.
  11. Bake almonds about 25 minutes, stirring and switching position of pans halfway through baking, until almonds are dark brown outside and golden inside—cut an almond in half to check color.
  12. Cool almonds completely in pans on racks about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  13. Transfer to an airtight container.

Cooled almonds can be placed in small gift bags or jars. Almonds kept in an airtight container at room temperature stay fresh up to 2 weeks.

Note:  The brand of certain ingredient are suggested based on current availability of printable grocery coupons on www.CommonKindness.com.

The Ginger People Coupons Help Nonprofits

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All-natural ginger in products from The Ginger People pack taste pizzazz and a host of health benefits that range from calming an upset stomach to boosting the immune system. Five new coupons from CommonKindness.com help ginger fans save money at the grocery checkout while funding their favorite nonprofit organizations.

The Ginger People is giving fans of the bright and zingy Asian spice more reasons to try their healthful ginger products, with five new money-saving coupons downloadable from the free online grocery coupon leader CommonKindness (www.commonkindness.com). Every coupon redeemed saves customers money on their coupon purchases, while generating funds for the nonprofit organizations of their choice.

“Ginger is widely used as a spice and as an ingredient in many food and medicinal items all around the world—including my own household,” said Sarah Schloemer, president of CommonKindness. “The Ginger People and their innovative products are perfect additions to the CommonKindness family of like-minded companies working to improve the world one coupon at a time.”

All-natural ginger-based products from The Ginger People are available in many surprising forms, including low-calorie ginger candies, ginger syrup, ginger spread, sweet chili sauce, and a liquid ginger soother—good in mixed adult beverages and as a hangover cure the next morning.

“We are very pleased to partner with CommonKindness, inviting people to try our inventive ginger products, rewarding our loyal customers with savings, and helping them support their favorite charities,” said The Ginger People spokesperson Melissa Cruz. “Everyone is a winner.”

The Ginger People are offering coupons for the following five products:

Gin Gins Original Chewy Ginger Candies (aka Original Ginger Chews) 
Surprisingly and satisfyingly spicy—and known as the only candy that bites back—Gin Gins are America’s best-selling ginger candy and the winner of the Fiery Food Association’s Scovie Award for “Best Candy.” With their queasy-quelling properties, Gin Gins are great for fending off nausea while flying, boating, or driving on a winding road trip.

Containing 10% fresh ginger – more than any other ginger candy = Gin Gins are also great as a healthy snack to help support losing weight or quitting smoking.

Ginger Soother Tonic

Ginger contains over 25 powerful antioxidants and is known to help relieve sore throat pain and headaches, warm internal organs, and ease nausea—including sea sickness. Many use The Ginger People Ginger Soother as a tonic to treat colds and flus, as a mixer for innovative drinks, and—ironically—as a remedy for hangovers.

Ginger Soother cocktail hour libations include:

Organic Ginger Syrup 

Something new to spice things up at the breakfast table, The Ginger People Organic Ginger Syrup is a kicky alternative to traditional pancake syrup or agave sweetener for coffee or tea. It also adds a unique twist to many recipes.

Suggested servings:

  •     Flavor sparkling water to create a tasty non-alcoholic beverage.
  •     Add it to warm water (and brandy if you please) as a soothing nightcap.
  •     Glaze roasted carrots, chicken, pumpkin, and yams.
  •     Top ice cream for an unusual and interesting dessert.

Ginger Spread 
Sweetened ginger served with aged Gouda has been a traditional hors d’oeuvre in Holland for centuries. The Ginger People now bring this flavor treat to America. Ginger Spread is made from young stem ginger that is steeped in cane sugar syrup and ground to a fine paste.

Suggested servings:

  •     Layer Ginger Spread onto thin slices of pear and aged Gouda, Manchego, or Cheddar cheese for an impressive yet simple appetizer.
  •     Swirl Ginger Spread through yogurt, crème fraîche, cream cheese, or whipped cream.
  •     Spread over toast, crumpets, or scones.
  •     Spoon into a warm bowl of oatmeal.
  •     Add to a fruit smoothie.
  •     Lace through a fresh fruit salad.

Sweet Chili Sauce 
Inspired by the spice markets of the Far East, The Ginger People’s Sweet Ginger Chili sauce combines the flavors of sweet red peppers with the heat of ginger and chilies.

Suggested servings:

  •     Drizzle over grilled jumbo prawns, crab cakes, burgers, or salmon.
  •     Glaze roasted chicken and pork chops.
  •     Serve as a dipping sauce with spring rolls and pot stickers.
  •     Blend with cream cheese to create a simple yet sensational topping.

To find and use coupons for The Ginger People snacks, go to CommonKindness.com, fill in the easy sign-up form, then designate your favorite nonprofit from the user-friendly directory. Then select printable grocery coupons for items you typically use or want to try, print them, and head to the store.

For each coupon shoppers redeem, CommonKindness will donate 20% of its distribution fee to nonprofit groups of the shoppers’ choice.

About CommonKindness
CommonKindness is the new online grocery coupon site that operates on the principle of kindness and aims to benefit consumers, nonprofit organizations, and brands. CommonKindness is revolutionizing the online coupon industry by eliminating coupon loading and change costs, charging brands only for coupons redeemed, and donating 20% of its revenue to nonprofit organizations chosen by CommonKindness shoppers.

To learn more, go to http://www.CommonKindness.com or call (415) 887-9537.

About The Ginger People 
As America’s foremost supplier of all natural ginger ingredients and home to the most award-winning ginger brand, The Ginger People is passionate about all things ginger and committed to its virtues. With state-of-the-art ginger factories in California and Fiji, The Ginger People take pride in being the most quality-oriented and environmentally-conscious ginger producer in the world.

To learn more, go to http://www.Gingerpeople.com or call (800) 551-5382 x225.

Why I Take the Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics New Jersey

by Peter Williams, grandfather of Special Olympics Young Athlete

You can help support the Special Olympics and thousands of other nonprofit organizations by using coupons from http://www.CommonKindness.com.

My life and my family’s lives were forever changed on April 20, 2009 when my daughter Kelli told us our beautiful grandson Colin was born with an extra chromosome and Down Syndrome.  Since then, my eyes have been opened to a world of love, caring, joy, accomplishments, disappointments and hope. Most importantly, I’ve learned how many friends and family members Kelli and Chris have that are there for them and Colin.

The CAT Crew (which stands for Colin Allan Tobin) was organized by Kelli and Chris’s friends, Jorie and Zach Gallagher. They had participated in the Polar Bear Plunge in prior years and thought it would be a great way to support the Tobin family, as well as raise money for Special Olympics New Jersey in honor of Colin.

The team soon took off after its creation in late 2009 for our first Polar Bear Plunge in 2010, and that number got bigger for the 2011 Plunge. Over 50 members joined our first team, with a larger number the next year. We are so proud of the fact that we have raised over $71,000 in two years for Special Olympics New Jersey. (Join or support the CAT Crew here)

My two years of fundraising has been an experience I will never forget. Everyone that responded to my request was unbelievably generous and had nothing but kind words to say about the plunge, Special Olympics, our team, and especially Colin. It was amazing how many people told me that they had either done the Polar Bear Plunge or had volunteered for Special Olympics at some time in their lives and how rewarding it had been for them.

My first plunge in 2010 was the most memorable, as it was on my birthday in March. It was the best birthday I ever had. Both years were a surreal experience, with the day full of warm sunshine, cold water, and just a mass of humanity on the beach. It brought tears to my eyes, standing there with my family supporting this great event for Special Olympics New Jersey, all for my grandson Colin.

When I was in the water, I was able to stand and face the beach. When I saw all the people in the water, on the beach and on the boardwalk, it was one of the greatest feelings I have ever felt in my life. I know that I will be doing this every year for the rest of my life with the CAT Crew, and each year will continue to get better as we share more and more experiences in preparing for that day.

From the early morning breakfast, to assembling on the beach, to the anticipation of the Plunge standing with our team and other teams, to the singing of the Star Spangled Banner, to the countdown, to the actual Plunge and finally the after-party for CAT Crew, are moments that make you feel that you are doing good for people.

Finally, I know that Colin being in my life has changed it forever, and by that I mean in such a positive way. I am more of a compassionate man in what I say and do, more understanding, more sensitive to people and their needs, and of having that feeling of wanting to do as much as I can for Colin, for the Polar Bear Plunge, for Special Olympics, and for any organization that supports Down Syndrome.

That is why I do the plunge and why it is now so important to me. I feel I am doing a part in helping people and society, and it is extra special that by raising funds for Special Olympics New Jersey, it will in fact benefit Colin in the years to come.

Take the Plunge
Want to take the Plunge? Go to http://www.njpolarplunge.org/ to join or create a team.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Seaside Heights Plunge, scheduled for February 23, 2013, has grown to more than 5,000 participants who travel from as far as California to be a part of the fun.

Radio station NJ 101.5’s Big Joe Henry, “the Voice of the Plunge” broadcasts live from the Aztec Ocean Resort, site of the Plunge, with interviews, updates and a countdown to Plunge you won’t want to miss.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the Plunge scheduled for 1 p.m.

The Wildwood Plunge will take place January 19, 2013 at The Wildwoods Convention Center. This Annual Plunge is catching on throughout southern Jersey and beyond. Complete with (warm) indoor facilities for registration and changing, the Wildwood Plunge has grown in popularity each year.

Registration opens at 10 a.m. with the Plunge scheduled for 1 p.m.

Hershey Milk Coupons on CommonKindness Help Kids Grow Stronger and Support Nonprofits

chocolate milk

Protective packaging allows Hershey milk, the original all-natural ‘power drink’ for children, to remain safe and nutritious without refrigeration, making it a perfect beverage to pack for school lunches, camping trips, or outdoor adventures. Online coupons at CommonKindness.com save families money on Hershey milk and help fund America’s favorite nonprofit organizations.

Crying over spoiled milk is a thing of the past with Hershey’s aseptic shelf-stable power milk Coupons for three packs of 8-ounce boxes of white, chocolate, and strawberry-flavored Hershey milk are available from printable grocery coupon site CommonKindness, which gives 20% of its revenues to a nonprofit group chosen by the coupon’s user.

“Milk is full of the nutrients all of us, especially our children, need to live and grow,” said Sarah Schloemer, president of CommonKindness. “We are thrilled to offer coupons for Hershey milk on our popular website.”

Hershey shelf-stable milk is preservative-free and naturally produced with grade ‘A’ milk from cows not treated with rbST. Each 8-oz. beverage includes a straw, making the drink the perfect healthy choice for those on the go. Simply chill before serving.

“Families can stock up on Hershey shelf-stable milk without worrying about refrigerator space,” said Christy Lama of Diversified Foods, marketer and distributor of Hershey Shelf Stable Milk. “It can be stored in your pantry for months before use, so you always have milk available—and the sealed packs are perfect for emergency preparedness kits.”

Diversified Foods puts on an auction every year to help benefit Triumph Over Kids Cancer and also partners with Feeding America, bringing nutrition to those who need it most. Offering product coupons on CommonKindness is another way Diversified Foods is working to make the world a healthier, safer place to live, said Lama.

To find and use Hershey milk coupons, shoppers go to CommonKindness.com, quickly register, and designate their favorite nonprofit from the user-friendly directory. They then clip printable grocery coupons for items they typically use or want to try, and head to the store.

For each coupon redeemed, CommonKindness provides 20% of the distribution fee it receives to the shopper’s designated nonprofit group.

To learn more, go to http://www.CommonKindness.com or call (415) 887-9537.

Pay-Per-Sale, Performance-Based Model the Future of Online Coupons

grocery store coupons

Outmoded coupon marketing schemes that require payment for impressions, clicks, and prints are giving way to the all-new pay-per-redemption model that ties every fee to a real sale, says printable grocery coupon site CommonKindness.

How many clicks does it take to sell a box of Cheerios? What percentage of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese coupons actually make it to a grocery store cash register after being printed from a website?

The answer to these frustrating questions, which impact a company’s marketing budget and return on investment, are now completely irrelevant thanks to new pay-per-sale, performance-based online coupon campaigns, says CommonKindness.com, the second-largest printable grocery coupon website.

“The pay-per-redemption and no setup or loading fee model, like the one we use at CommonKindness, makes each redeemed coupon a single, low, fixed cost of the sale of a product,” says Gregg Cevallos, director of sales at CommonKindness.

CommonKindness only charges 25 cents per redemption. Compared to the overall cost of competitors’ programs that charge 12 cents per print plus setup and loading fees, CommonKindness online coupon programs are a fraction of the cost.

Cevallos demonstrates how brands can save by adopting a pay-per-sale program in the following example:

Traditional Pay-Per-Print Coupon Model for 10,000 Items Sold 
100,000 prints creates 10% redemptions x 12 cents per print 
= $12,000 + setup and loading fees

Pay-Per-Sale, Performance-Based Model for 10,000 Items Sold 
10,000 redemptions x 25 cents per redemption 
= $2,500 + No setup or loading fees

“Pay-per-sale coupons are a virtual extension of your sale team,” said Cevallos. “Because each coupon represents a fixed cost, performance-based coupons are like invisible commission-only salespeople who present a great offer and only get paid when they bring in a sale.”

To use CommonKindness.com, shoppers go to the website, quickly register, and designate their favorite nonprofit from the user-friendly directory. They then clip printable grocery coupons for items they typically use or want to try, and head to the store.

For each coupon redeemed, CommonKindness gives 20% of the distribution fee it receives to the shopper’s designated nonprofit group.

To learn more, go to CommonKindness.com or call (415) 887-9537.