Seasonal fruits and veggies, fresh herbs, and whole grains play a big role in recipes from The Vegan Menu, a website that publishes weekly vegan meal plans. The plant- and whole foods-based meals, which don’t include unhealthy additives like oils, processed flours, sugars, or dirt, are inexpensive and easy to make. In fact, many are one-pot dinners, tested and approved by vegans.
Every Friday, subscribers get a new meal plan for five weeknight meals with a grocery list broken down by aisle. Each dinner feeds two with enough leftovers for lunch the next day. In addition, free recipes for snacks, desserts, and breakfasts are available on The Vegan Menu's website.
The culmination of three generations of enthusiastic outdoorsmen, Flint Creek Outfitters prepares the everyday adventurer for encounters with natural glory with a quality selection of camping gear, hiking boots, fishing rods, and outdoor apparel. Whether planning a weekend hunt, an Appalachian jaunt, or humanity’s most extreme game of hide-and-seek, novice naturalists and intrepid explorers can swathe themselves in premium outdoor apparel such as Solarflex shirts ($49.95), Patagonia pique fleece ($56), and Nomad convertible pants ($65). Shelter a sleeping-bag collection in the MSR Gear Shed tent ($149.95) and stay fortified with water purifiers (starting at $89.95) and professional-grade s’mores sticks. Boasting one of the largest fly-fishing departments in central Florida, Flint Creek carries premium Orvis rods and reels as well as a selection of bone-dry boots and waders (starting at $69), and their experienced staff can teach even the most hydrophobic fisherperson to tie flies and cast their line with fish-charming pizzazz.
Running-gear emporium Hit the Trails stocks its shelves with top brands and its sales floor with dedicated runners, including owner Stephen Dunn, who has 18 marathons notched into the soles of his track shoes. For men, the Brooks Glycerin shoe ($129) cossets feet in enough stabilizing cushion to sprint comfortably down a path of giant Lego bricks, while the Brooks Ghost 4 ($99) offers Omega flex grooves for extra flexibility. Ladies can gain competitive edge in a pair of Asics Rocketgirl track shoes ($45) or take to the trails in the innovative Saucony Kinvara 2's ($90). To make sure you go home with the perfect kicks for your stride, a camera-equipped treadmill gives a tech-assisted test-drive to prospective new hoof holsters, analyzing details not visible to the naked eye, such as precise fit at crucial impact points and whether or not shoes are on the right foot. Hit the Trails frequently sponsors local races, ensuring that runners never have to run alongside Vespa rallies to find the competitive challenge they seek.
TigerDirect.com's vast virtual warehouse distributes computer parts, software, and gadgetry around the world, backed by their brick-and-mortar stores around the nation. Home to PC and computing experts, the stores dole out repair and advice in equal sums, answering questions about virus issues such as pop-ups or nasty computer-sneezing fits. Founded on the principles of putting the consumer first, TigerDirect offers same-day shipping and business-to-business sales, and they boast a spyware-tight website security guarantee that will cover customer liability up to $50.
Games and accessories are all verified to be in working order before being put up for adoption. Play N Trade's 30-day return policy applies to any defective items. The store carries brand-new games at standard pricing—such as Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360 ($60 new)—and most used games run around $50. Kick back in the laid-back shop and take a trial run of potential purchases via one of the store's eight LCD televisions. Most used accessories are less than $30, and Monday shoppers will receive an additional $5 to spend with their Groupons. Get this deal for non-edible Easter-basket accessories or an affordable gaming outlet.
Precision Time’s mall kiosks brim with trained watch repair technicians and display cases stocked with timepieces from manufacturers such as Casio, Invicta, Fossil, and Sottomarino Italia. Use today's deal toward men's or women's watches from Fossil ($65+) or peruse an extensive collection of clearance timepieces. Festoon wrists with durable plastic Rave watches ($29.99+) aglow in vibrant shades of blue, green, and pink that match with outfits or display solidarity with a feuding crayon box faction. Long-delayed exercise plans are jump-started with Timex’s sporty Ironman Basic 10 Lap Digital watch ($39.95), and the dressy stainless steel T2H281 ($39.95), marked by a genuine leather strap and classic white dial background, guarantees entry to fast-food restaurants’ velvet-roped VIP rooms.