2.28.2011

Fine Ingredients + 15 Minutes = Worth Spending Extra $5


It's really easy to forgot how simple and awesome dinner can be if you splurge for some finer ingredients. I was reminded of this last night. I found this post about canned tomatoes from New Jersey and my curiosity was poked.

So, I checked out the site that it referred to and started my new love affair with Primizie. I may not have placed an order if it wasn't for the coupon code in the post as well. How can you pass up a $25 coupon that can be used on any $50 order? And, the best part, when you spend $50, you get free shipping. I ordered six cans of these tomatoes, a bottle of 30 year aged balsamic vinegar, and some fresh cavatelli. All for under $30. And I used it all last night. Well, not all of it, but I incorporated everything into a meal that took 15 minutes and was amazing. Fine ingredients can make life so much easier, because they're so flavorful you just don't have to do as much to them and they take much less time to cook.

The canned tomatoes were crazy awesome and they came with a recipe for 5 Minute Tomato Marinara Sauce from Primizie. Couldn't have been easier: olive oil, garlic, sea salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, fresh basil leaves, and a can of these bad boys. The cavatelli cooked in seven minutes and then I just tossed some lettuce with the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, sea salt, pepper, and onion powder. Easy as can be. And, in the end, the entire meal might have cost me $5 more than I would have spent on grocery chain friendly labels. And I was done in under 15 minutes. And the left overs were delicious for lunch.

So, this is a really long-winded way of sharing this awesome site and coupon code with you. The coupon code is: SOCIAL25.

I was not compensated in any way for this post. I just really want to share this with site and their coupon code with you.

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