Daily Dish the Nugget Markets blog

 
  1. Cherries in a metal bowl

    Spring Superfood Series: Cherries

    May 22, 2015

    Sweet, juicy cherries. These delicious orbs contain the same anthocyanidin compounds as blueberries which gives cherries their rich color and strong antioxidant capacity, helpful in fending off age-related diseases like cancer. Studies show that cherries’ antioxidant powers may also help runners recover more quickly from marathons and other endurance running efforts. Drinking fresh made cherry juice daily, several days prior to a marathon, and a few days post race helps prevent muscle damage and soreness.

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  2. Fresh to Market Sausage for the Season

    May 21, 2015

    Our Fresh to Market handmade sausage is the perfect entrée for summer grilling. Our Fresh to Market sausages are handmade in–house by our own meat department associates using our signature recipes. Our recipes use the finest ingredients and spices, hand–mixed with our quality ground pork shoulder or ground chicken thighs. We have more than 20 different varieties that we can make, and we generally have 8 to 12 different varieties to choose from in our fresh meat cases.

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  3. Eat Veggies with your Yogurt

    May 20, 2015

    Blue Hill Yogurt is a tasty and nutritious yogurt made with 100% grass-fed cow milk and naturally sweet vegetables. Known for being the first savory yogurt, Blue Hill yogurt is available in unique flavors such as beet, carrot, and butternut squash! With omega-3 fatty acids, anti-inflammatory properties, calcium and probiotics, Blue Hill yogurt provides a delicious yogurt with great nutritional value.

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  4. The Better Choice is The Better Chip

    May 19, 2015

    At the Better Chip, simple ingredients and bold flavor are important. Utilizing farm-fresh ingredients, The Better Chip delivers chip varieties that are great for snacking and pairing with your favorite dip. Produced with red-ripened jalapeno peppers smoked over wood chips, The Better Chip’s Chipotle and Sea Salt chip variety has a rich smoky flavor with warm lingering heat. The Better Chip has more delicious varieties in store, so stop by and give them a try!

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  5. There's Something in the Coconut Water

    May 18, 2015

    Naturally sweet, with amazing flavor and a soft mouthfeel, Harmless Harvest’s 100% Raw Coconut Water is real water from organic, fresh, young, coconuts.   Choose from flavors like cinnamon and clove, dark cacao, and raw.  Sustainably harvested and made from young, green, hand-picked coconuts from old-growth organic groves, these coconut waters are picked and bottled at the perfect moment for peak nutrient levels. 

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  6. Mozzarella Pioneers

    May 16, 2015

    Belfiore, a family-owned producer out of Berkeley CA, is a pioneer of producing fresh, traditional Italian mozzarella in America. Small, but mighty, Belfiore is pleasing palates with delicate, fresh and milky tasting organic mozzarella. We savor the Organic Fior di Latte 8 oz ball, as well as their Organic Fresh Pearls of mozzarella. For an instant hit of fresh, milky flavor, add Belfiore pearls to a pasta dish or salad. Grilling up a pizza? Top it with the Fior di Latte for a mozzarella good time!

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  7. Singin' the Beets

    May 15, 2015

    We can’t help but sing ‘beets, beets the magical root’ after being enlightened by Dr. Liz about the nutrition elements of this beauty of a root vegetable. Beets owe their bright colors to betalains, color compounds that studies show act as cancer fighters and antioxidants. According to Dr. Liz, studies also show that beet juice provides nitrates, compounds that indirectly improve blood flow and may significantly lower blood pressure as well as improve blood flow during exercise, thereby boosting performance! Steem ‘em, roast ‘em or juice ‘em, just make sure you enjoy ‘em!

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  8. A World of Rosé

    May 15, 2015

    Developing the hue of a rosé can be done in a few fashions. A common method used takes place at the beginning of the wine making process when the grapes, yes red grapes with white insides, are crushed and left to macerate with their skins for a short period of time, usually up to three days. The length of time that a grape macerates determines the hue of the wine, be it white, pink or red!  

    A popular European varietal, rosés are produced and enjoyed all around the world, from France to Korea, South America and of course the USA. Traditionally categorized as being a sweet varietal, similar to a white zinfandel, the rosé has blossomed in variety and is now being made from Pinot Noir, Grenache and Tempranillo. Typically dry and refreshing, rosés are perfect for pairing with grilled chicken, sausage or fish! 

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  9. To Your Health-Ade!

    May 12, 2015

    Follow your gut and check out Health-Aid Kombucha, a bubbly probiotic tea. Handcrafted in small batches, Health-Ade Kombucha contains only the freshest organic and raw ingredients and is made with seasonal, cold-pressed produce from local farmers. Enjoy kombucha any time of day, especially as a great start to your morning.

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  10. The King of Cheese!

    May 11, 2015

    Parmigiano Reggiano, referred to as the "King of Cheese", is an extraordinary cheese with an unmistakable aroma and uniquely delicious taste. Legendarily produced in the middle ages, Parmigiano Reggiano is made utilizing traditional methods in copper vats. Produced from grass and hay fed cows, this cheese is aged for two years before brought to market.

    At Nugget Markets we hand crack large wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano that weigh up to 85 pounds! The wheels are so heavy and large that we use the five traditional knives approach to break open the wheel. The initial steps of this process are closer to splitting a piece of wood than cutting a piece of cheese!

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