Monday, March 30, 2020

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Bar Cookies with Chocolate (Recipe)

Cookies.
When you're more or less living in lockdown (as we're all doing right now due to the pandemic), sometimes you just need some cookies!

And personally, I can't get enough of these peanut butter and chocolate creations - and the recipe is super simple so ... well, let's just say I've been making them a little too often!

So, for those of you who've been asking as well as those of you who didn't know to ask, here is the recipe:

Peanut Butter Bar Cookies with Chocolate Topping



Cookie bars:
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup Demerara sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla

Stir everything together with a wooden spoon until well combined. Spread out in a large pan (9x13 or so). It will be relatively thin and that's all good.
Bake at 180 C for 20-22 minutes. Turn off oven.

Topping:
1 bar bittersweet chocolate. If you want it extra chocolate-y, use 2 bars. You could totally do this with milk chocolate if you prefer, but I like to keep my baking pareve (dairy allergy!)!

Break the bar up and put it on top of the baked cookie layer (uncut). Return the pan to your still-warm (but off) oven. Leave it in the warm oven for about 8-10 min. Remove from oven when the chocolate is warm and spreadable. Use a silicone spatula to spread the chocolate evenly on top of the cookie layer. Allow to cool slightly before cutting into cookie bars.

Cool further before you eat them.

Enjoy!
Please tag me on Instagram (@kosher_frugal) or FB (@kosherfrugalmenus) if you make them!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Stock up for great prices: Deals on personal care products

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Do you miss Amazon? I sure do!


Well, for now the days of Amazon free shipping to Israel are behind us, and while back then I advised buying deodorant and other personal care products from them, now it's time to acknowledge that we're back to where we used to be... buying locally.
But it's really not so bad. I found a whole bunch of deals for you - assuming you're willing to buy deo or whatever it is for the next few months all at once, these prices are not like regular store prices!



Here's what I found on Groo:

6 Dove for women deodorant spray bottles, for 59 NIS (plus 15.90 Boxit shipping) - choose which scent is your favorite!

6 Nivea roll-on for men, for 69 NIS (plus 15.90 Boxit shipping)

6 Dove roll-on for women, for 75 NIS, (plus 15.90 Boxit shipping) - choose which scent is your favorite!

6 bottles of Dove liquid moisturizing soap (we're all washing our hands so often, we definitely need the gentle stuff!) for just 49 NIS (plus 15.90 Boxit shipping)

10 tubes of Colgate Herbal White toothpaste, for 99 NIS (and free shipping!)

Oral-B Vitality Electric toothbrush, for 89 NIS (and free shipping!)

Find more personal care products on Groo - click here to see them all!


Important Note: I don't know what will happen with Boxit Shipping if there is a full lockdown. I imagine there will be ways to get out packages, but I just don't know for sure what will be. I'm still shopping online, and assuming it will get worked out. Hopefully Boxit will find a way to get our packages to us even if there's a lockdown!



Deal: Sanitizing Wipes!

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Sanitizing Wipes on your list?


Currently, we're all being told to use cleaners that can kill pathogens, especially on high touch surfaces. Here's a deal for sanitizing wipes - get 10 packages for 59.90 NIS, or 18 packages for 99.90 NIS! Boxit shipping costs 15.90, and delivery to your door is 25 NIS


Important Note: I don't know what will happen with Boxit Shipping if there is a full lockdown. I imagine there will be ways to get out packages, but I just don't know for sure what will be. I'm still shopping online, and assuming it will get worked out. Hopefully Boxit will find a way to get our packages to us even if there's a lockdown!



Shopping from home during quasi-lockdown

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Check out these deals you can buy from HOME!

These deals ship from Israel, and only ship within Israel!



Meshek Achiya deal - get 5 liters of their awesome olive oil PLUS a jar of Ethiopian Techina, for 199 NIS. Shipping is another 20 shekels. For the best deal, buy 2 and pay just one shipping fee (limit 2 per order, but you can make multiple orders!). This olive oil is consistently rated VERY highly, and this is a great price!

(Boxit shipping is an additional 15.90 NIS per order)
Not everyone currently needs masks, but you know, some people are using them - especially if only some members of a household have to go into quarantine, and not others.



Click here to go to GROO to buy this deal!

Stocking up on shelf stable emergency supplies? Here's a deal for 10 boxes of granola bars for 119 NIS! And free shipping!


Click here to go to Groo to buy this deal!

Important Note: I don't know what will happen with Boxit Shipping if there is a full lockdown. I imagine there will be ways to get out packages, but I just don't know for sure what will be. I'm still shopping online, and assuming it will get worked out. Hopefully Boxit will find a way to get our packages to us even if there's a lockdown!



Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Perfect timing for these deals!

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Check Out These Corona-relevant Deals!


This deal sold out - check out the latest deal instead at: https://www.kosherfrugal.com/2020/03/deal-sanitizing-wipes.html
Currently, we're all being told to use cleaners that can kill pathogens, especially on high touch surfaces. Here's a deal for sanitizing wipes, with free Boxit shipping - get 10 packages for 79 NIS! This may not be the cheapest deal out there, actually, but it's certainly convenient to shop from home without going out!

(Boxit shipping is an additional 15.90 NIS per order)
Not everyone currently needs masks, but you know, some people are using them - especially if only some members of a household have to go into quarantine, and not others.



Click here to go to GROO to buy this deal!

Important Note: I don't know what will happen with Boxit Shipping if there is a full lockdown. I imagine there will be ways to get out packages, but I just don't know for sure what will be. I'm still shopping online, and assuming it will get worked out. Hopefully Boxit will find a way to get our packages to us even if there's a lockdown!



Thursday, March 12, 2020

Discount: Online Grocery Shopping!

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Awesome Discount Deal!

Shopping online (who wants to go the store right now with Corona going around?) - Try out Quik!!
Right now you can get a voucher worth 60 NIS towards your 300 NIS purchase, for just 10 NIS (net savings = 50 NIS!) Buy it here!




Click here to go to GROO to buy this deal!




Sunday, March 8, 2020

Save: Discount Strawberry Picking!! Good on Purim and Pesach too!

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Awesome Discount Deal!

This is a super short term offer! Strawberry picking at Kadimah (Meshek Ariel) for just 9.90 NIS per person! If you want a basket of berries to take home with you, tickets are 21.90 per person!
Voucher is good until April 30, 2020 including Purim and Chol Hamoed.
Tickets are required for everyone age 1 and up.






Click here to go to GROO to buy this deal!




Savings: Discount deal for the Dinosaur Exhibit in Beer Sheva!

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Awesome Discount Deal!

Here's a discount for the Dinosaur exhibit at Park Karaso in Beer Sheva! Get your tickets for 49 NIS, or a family ticket (4 people) for 179 NIS!
Voucher is good until April 19, 2020





Click here to go to GROO to buy this deal!




SAVE with discount tix to the Israeli Children's Museum!

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Awesome Discount Deal!

Here's a discount for the Israeli Children's Museum in Holon! Get your tickets for 54 NIS! (Regular price is 68 NIS)
Voucher is good for 60 days from date of purchase, but you must pre-register your visit after you purchase the voucher.




Click here to go to GROO to buy this deal!




Saturday, February 29, 2020

Discount Admission DEALS!

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Here are some GREAT fun day/admission discounts!! It's amazing how a little click can save you SO much money! I've picked out my favorites, but if you're looking for something in particular, just drop me a note!


  • Action House in Usifiya - Archery activity! Get your 50% or better discount when you buy this deal! Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Reservations required! (Must be age 8 and up to participate) Click here to go to the deal!
  • MyJump Haifa has a discount available - get a 1 hr ticket for any day of the week for 38.90, or unlimited jumping on weekdays for 44.90, or a 2 hr ticket for Saturday jumping for 44.90! Good for 60 days from date of purchase. Parents who are not jumping need not purchase a ticket. For age 3 and up (separate area for 3-6 year olds)! Check out the deal here!
  • SKI DEAL! Hermon day pass for 389 NIS includes admission, cable car, ski equipment, and snowboard... (does not include a helmet or clothing). Printed voucher is REQUIRED for admission. Pick up your equipment in Neve Ativ before you proceed to parking. Pass is only valid for people arriving in private vehicles. Good thru March 31. Click here to go to the deal!

  • Hermon deal for a regular pass that doesn't include skiing - the best deal is the all inclusive family pass (admission for 4 including cable car ride and an "extrreme" ride, for 390 NIS). But you can also buy a one person admission for just 33 NIS (admission only, no extras). Printed vouchers are required. Good thru March 30. Click here to go to the deal!
  • Park Etgari in Akko for 88.90 NIS per person (reg admission is 130 NIS)! Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Valid weekdays (Sun - Thurs) - only with reservations, and Fridays (no reservations required for Friday). Click here to go to the deal!

Enjoy! If you like these deals, be sure to share them with your friends and family! Friends don't let friends pay full price, right?



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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Savings for hobbyists and more!

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More than 9 years after returning to live in Israel, sometimes I still get frustrated by everyday costs. So just like any good Israeli, I shop online. Sometimes this means ordering from China, but lately that hasn't been working out so well for me - items have arrived damaged or not at all... so one of my favorites is - you guessed it! AMAZON!

Today I'm going to show you some of the purchases I find myself making because my kids have expensive hobbies.

Biking. I had NO idea when my kid joined a biking team what this was going to mean. The expenses are astronomical, and as the coach told me a few months ago, you could spend any amount of money and there will always be more expenses!

So recently we decided to purchase some equipment from Amazon, at significant savings over local stores (Sorry, local stores. We'd love to support you but it's just not always possible!):

1. Shock pump - This is actually a product I didn't know existed! But it seems every mountain biker needs one!

2. Cycling gloves - found them with starting at $4.99 (found similar ones locally at 60 NIS and up)

Another one is MUSIC.
My kids like to make music. Piano ... Guitar ... and more.

3. Piano tuning kit - it's come in handy for those minor tune-ups and apparently there's a piano tuning app that you can use to be sure you're getting it right!

4. Guitar picks - I don't think these are actually expensive anywhere, but these were seriously cheap and if there's room in the order...

Another one is DANCE. I am constantly buying new dance gear.

I just discovered a US based dancewear company and I'm totally loving their pricing and am gearing up to trying out some of their offers! 

5. Split sole ballet shoes - my dancers dance so many hours a week that they end up replacing their class shoes often!

6. Pointe shoes for SOO cheap I can hardly believe it! Could be too good to be true, and the reviews, as always, are mixed, so... I think I'll give it a try and see how it goes.

And the list goes on... But I bet you get it! 
Are you looking for a less expensive way to buy your gear like the ones I mentioned? Let me know and I can try to find it for you!

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Those RED labels at the supermarket

About 3 years ago, I wrote about new food labels that would be coming soon. 

A year later, the Ministry of Health unveiled the plan to label foods that are high in saturated fat, salt, or sugar, and now, in 2020, we are starting to see the labels on products at the supermarket!

The red labels are designed to make it easier to see at a glance which foods are considered high in sugar, salt, or saturated fats.

Here's a quick guide to what having a label indicates to the consumer:


Substance
in 100g (solid food)
in 100ml (liquids)
Salt  
more than 400mg
more than 100mg
Sugar   
more than 10g   
more than 5g
Saturated Fat 
more than 4g
more than 3g

The new labels are the front of food packaging and look like this:



Hope this helps people - reading labels in Hebrew can be a challenge for some, so this should make the job a bit easier!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Car rental deal!!

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Need wheels this season?

It can be hard to get around with public transportation sometimes! Here's a deal for a car rental!





The deal is for your chose of an F-class rental for 90 NIS per day, a J-class rental for 105 NIS per day. Insurance is INCLUDED, and you'll have a maximum of 99 km travel per day included. Maximum rental period is 14 days for this price, with no option of extending further. 

Rental must be completed by March 15, 2020.

Driver must be at least 23 years old and have had a license for at least 2 yrs.

If you exceed 99 km per day, you'll be charged 1nis + VAT for every km over the limit.

Airport rentals are not included, and if renting for fewer than 6 days, there is an extra charge for Eilat pickup or dropoff.

You'll need a valid credit card in the driver's name available, with sufficient available credit to secure the rental.

There are other conditions, please read the Groo deal carefully, or call Budget at *2200 with questions!

Click here to go to GROO to buy this deal!




Restaurant Deals!

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Here are some GREAT Kosher restaurant deals for you!

So here are some hand-picked deals for you today! If you're going to splurge, you might as well do with a deal, right? 

To the best of my knowledge, all of these restaurants are kosher, but it can't hurt to call and verify with the establishment before you purchase.


  • Dinner for 2 at Punchline - the dinner experience with singing waiters! Just 159 NIS! Reservations required. Redeem your voucher thru March 28, 2020. Voucher valid Sun 0 Wed, Sat nights from 8pm till the last customer. Max 6 vouchers per table, one voucher per couple. Blackout dates apply. Click here to buy this deal!
  • Meal for 2 at Pichonka in Nes Harim! Choose the 199 NIS or 249 NIS "indulgent" deal! Keep in mind: Reservations are required. Voucher is good till Feb. 28, 2020. Valid Sun - Thurs 10:30am - 10:30pm, Fri 10am - 2 hrs before Shabbat. Blackout dates apply. Valid for sit down service only, and cannot be combined with other offers. Show your voucher before you order. Max 5 vouchers per table. Click here to buy the deal! 
  • All you can eat sushi dinner, for 2, at Nagisa in Tel Aviv! Buy the voucher for 199 NIS today! Keep in mind: Reservations are required. Voucher is good till Feb. 28, 2020. Valid Sun - Thurs 12 noon - 7pm, Fri 12 noon - 3:30pm. Valid for sit down service only, and cannot be used on specials, combination meals, platters, and other select menu items. Check with your server before ordering that your order works with the voucher. Click here to buy the deal! 

Enjoy! If you like these deals, be sure to share them with your friends and family! Friends don't let friends pay full price, right?



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Monday, February 3, 2020

More hand-picked Amazon deals!

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SAVE on everyday things you would buy by shopping online! Previously, I decided to take a look at some of my everyday cleaning supplies and see how the prices compare. Check out that post here! You can also find awesome deals on Personal Care Products (be sure to check out that post)!


1. Foldable travel yoga mat for $15 - and this product ships here free with a qualifying $49 purchase!





2. Men's pants and other Amazon Essentials clothing are a great bargain compared to what I've found locally! And many qualify for free shipping with your $49 order!




3. Simple Joys by Carter baby and toddler clothes are on sale right now and most of this collection ships here for free with your qualifying $49 order! These make great baby gifts, and are also great for your own kids!




4. Playmat/rug for your kids for under $15 and it qualifies for free shipping to Israel with a qualifying $49 purchase! I am so nostalgic just seeing this. My kids used to have one of these. I can't believe this ships here for free and is SOO inexpensive!





I've also found a lot of great shoes for kids that ship here with this deal! Totally worth looking! I also have found women's shoes for half the price my local store (check out the prices on Skechers - in some cases, they prices are just 25% of what I have found in local stores!)

I'll post more deals soon! There are so many products on Amazon!

Are you looking for other products? Drop me a note and I'll try to do a round up of products for you!


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