Nugget Market Articles http://www.nuggetmarket.com/ Nugget Market news, tips and products. 2015-09-03 14:00:00 en <![CDATA[Round Up: The Best Veggie Burgers]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1477/round-up-the-best-veggie-burgers/ Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1477/round-up-the-best-veggie-burgers/ Labor Day is upon us, and many of us will be celebrating the unofficial end of summer with one last big cookout. We love summer grilling, and we want to make sure everyone has something delicious to cook over the coals this Labor Day, including non-meat-eaters! We put together this round up of our favorite veggie burgers from our frozen section — dig in, vegetarians!

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<![CDATA[Party Down Poolside]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1476/party-down-poolside/ Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1476/party-down-poolside/ Using glass stemware near the pool is usually a no-go, but isn’t a chilled glass of white wine enjoyed poolside on a summer evening one of life’s little luxuries? Enter Govino wine glasses, which are indeed not glass but instead an ultra-thin, flexible BPA-free polymer. 

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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Pinkies Down, Please]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1458/pinkies-down-please/ Tue, 01 Sep 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1458/pinkies-down-please/ Have you heard about the “Pinkies Down” campaign? The ultra-cool winemakers at Oregon’s Union Wine Co. started this trend, which encourages wine drinkers to focus more on the craft of winemaking, and less on the stuffiness and pretension that sometimes accompanies wine connoisseurship. In that spirit, they’ve released two of their most popular wines, Underwood Pinot Noir and Pinor Gris, packaged in aluminum cans.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Check Out these Late Summer Gems]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1475/check-out-these-late-summer-gems/ Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1475/check-out-these-late-summer-gems/ We might be well into late summer, but the bounty of the season just keeps on coming in Northern California. Now is the perfect time to check out the local summer squash available in our produce department: we have yellow crookneck, zucchini and eightball varieties on hand that are super-delicious this time of year. 

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Keep Your Child's Immune Strong]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/282/keep-your-kids-immune-strong/ Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/282/keep-your-kids-immune-strong/ What parent hasn’t struggled with their child being “sick again” and missing another day of school? Every year, children suffer from more colds than adults and have a myriad of other illness from flu to skin infections that make for numerous trips to the physician’s office.

You can enhance your child’s ability to ward of colds, flu and more by including immune boosting foods along with some lifestyle changes. Here are the top four must-do’s to boost your child’s immune health...

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Don’t Miss the Most Important Meal of the Day]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1474/dont-miss-the-most-important-meal-of-the-day/ Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:30:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1474/dont-miss-the-most-important-meal-of-the-day/ Back to school time might mean slightly more hectic mornings, but it shouldn’t mean skipping breakfast altogether in your rush to get out the door. Try some of our favorite quick-and-easy breakfast options from our frozen foods section to help keep your morning on track... 

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:30:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Reduce Waste with Reusable Bags]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1466/fluff-lunch-bags/ Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:30:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1466/fluff-lunch-bags/  Instead of sending your little ones to school with their afternoon meal in a paper bag or plastic baggie, try reducing waste this year with reusable options from Fluf. They make big lunch bags and snack packs using 100 percent certified organic cotton, which is pre-shrunk and machine washable. These bags are wipeable, rinseable and have a tested food-safe lining — and they’re also printed with low-impact, AZO-free dyes, meeting the highest safety standards. 

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:30:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Three Must Have Eats for Kids’ Breakfasts and Lunches]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/738/for-kids-breakfasts-and-lunches/ Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/738/for-kids-breakfasts-and-lunches/ As summertime bliss winds down, families are getting back into their Fall routines. As you bring structure back into your lives, don’t forget that fueling your children with the right foods is crucial. Here are must-have eats for your children to supply three crucial nutrients that most kids fall short on in their diets: fiber, protein and calcium. 

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Guilt-Free Frozen Treat]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1465/guilt-free-treat/ Sat, 22 Aug 2015 20:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1465/guilt-free-treat/ Indulge your sweet tooth without the guilt of eating dessert! Arctic Zero Creamy Fit Frozen Desserts average just 150 calories and offer a whopping 12 grams of protein per PINT.  And the Arctic Zero Chunky Fit Frozen Desserts average just 300 calories per pint. Every flavor is made with simple and pure ingredients including purified water, whey protein, organic cane sugar and chicory root. You’ll feel like a kid again eating this shaved ice like treat!

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 20:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Mastering the Art of the Salt]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1459/mastering-the-art-of-the-salt/ Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1459/mastering-the-art-of-the-salt/ Have you ever tried cooking on a Himalayan Salt Block? It might seem intimidating, but once you master the technique, you’ll love the depth of flavor you can create — everything from thin cuts of meat to fish, vegetables and even desserts can be infused with a subtle saltiness using the block. If you’re new to salt block cooking, here’s a rundown of what you need to know.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Sustainability at Nugget Markets]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1464/sustainability-at-nugget-markets/ Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1464/sustainability-at-nugget-markets/ At Nugget Markets, sustainability matters! During 2014 we diverted 4.8 million pounds of recyclables and reduced water consumption by more than 75%. This year we’re upping the ante. Our sustainability coordinator tells all in this video. 

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Reducing our Use]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1461/reducing-our-use/ Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1461/reducing-our-use/ While we’re all hoping that a strong “El Niño” winter will help end the current drought situation, in the heat of the summer it’s more important than ever that we all do our part to reduce our water use. We thought we should share with our guests some of the ways Nugget Markets has taken on the challenge of reducing our water consumption to conserve this precious resource.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Seasonal Salad]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1462/seasonal-salad/ Sat, 15 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1462/seasonal-salad/ Fresh grilled corn, sweet cherry tomatoes, a light and refreshing salad … perfect ingredients for a lovely summer meal. Enjoy the flavors of the season in our Quinoa Salad with Corn and Cherry Tomatoes, prepared fresh in our deli department by our in-house chefs. They start with organic quinoa cooked to perfection, then add sweet grilled corn and juicy cherry tomatoes to create a fresh salad, ripe with summer goodness.

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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Belly Full of Tomatoes]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1460/belly-full-of-tomatoes/ Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1460/belly-full-of-tomatoes/ Hot summer days, cooler air at night … the climate in the Capay Valley creates the perfect growing conditions for tomatoes, and now that we’re well into late summer, we’re reaping all the rewards. Our produce department is packed full of delicious gems from Full Belly Farms, from gorgeous heirloom tomato varieties, to crisp, juicy cherry tomatoes just waiting to jump into your salad bowl. Take home this great tomato tip we learned from our friends at Full Belly Farms: tomatoes don’t like to get too cold, so don’t stick them in the refrigerator unless they’re getting over-ripe.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Spice up your Cookout]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1463/spice-up-your-cookout/ Thu, 13 Aug 2015 11:30:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1463/spice-up-your-cookout/ The classics never go out of style, but if you’re looking to switch things up for your next cookout, try swapping out some of your standard side dishes for something spicy from our deli department. We recommend our Chipotle Chicken Salad: chef-prepared Fresh to Market Free Range Rotisserie Chicken, mixed with fresh-grilled and shaved corn, scallions and torn cilantro. 

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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 11:30:00 -0700
<![CDATA[DIY Sports Massage Oils]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1456/diy-sports-massage-oils/ Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:20:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1456/diy-sports-massage-oils/ Create the perfect customized blend of essential oils to help your tired, sore muscles and body relax. All you have to do is choose your favorite carrier oil (either light, like grapeseed or almond; medium, like jojoba; or heavy, such as apricot or olive) or an unscented lotion. Then select the essential oil(s) to include in massage oil. Since essential oils all have unique properties, our healthy living specialists have made note of a few favorites to consider when creating massage oils.

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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:20:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Health Notes from Dr. Liz — Hydrating Produce ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1457/health-notes-from-dr-liz---hydrating-produce-/ Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:25:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1457/health-notes-from-dr-liz---hydrating-produce-/ Summertime calls for cooling off and hydrating!

Eating a healthy dose of fruits and veggies is an easy and delicious way to boost hydration during the summer months! Fresh fruit and veggies can supply about one-fifth of your daily fluid needs. Some fruits and veggies are particularly hydrating given their high water content and rich supply of potassium, which plays a big role in body fluid balance.

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Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:25:00 -0700
<![CDATA[It's Tomato Time!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1471/its-tomato-time/ Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1471/its-tomato-time/ Tomato Time is coming to Woodland!  Mark you calendars for August 8th and cruise on over to Main St. in downtown Woodland to enjoy one tomato-y celebration!  Nugget Markets is delighted to sponsor The Woodland Tomato Festival, benefiting the Woodland Farmers Market.  Check out tomato tastings, tomato salsa competition, crafters, artisans, and entertainment for all ages!  woodlandtomatofestival.com 

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Experience Washed-Rind Decadence]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1452/experience-washed-rind-decadence/ Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1452/experience-washed-rind-decadence/ We’re happy to announce that the maker of the delectable d’Affinois, Fromagerie Guilloteau, has now released a new cheese, Campagnier. With a distinctive orange washed rind, this double crème cheese features a lush, buttery texture and subtle fruity flavors. This cheese really shines when paired with fresh fruits — try it with figs, cranberries or sun-dried tomatoes for a delicious appetizer.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[BOHO Style Candles]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1440/boho-style-deco-/ Sun, 02 Aug 2015 20:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1440/boho-style-deco-/ Beautify your space with Paddywax artisanal candles! These hand-poured, fragrance-infused, soy wax blended candles fill an adorable hand-painted ceramic bowl. Their Boheme Collection offers a pattern to match almost every personality and color scheme. Once the candle scent is gone, the bowl can be re-used to store change, jewelry or even another candle. Enjoy a touch of southern hospitality with Paddywax candles, which hail from Nashville, TN.

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Sun, 02 Aug 2015 20:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[New to our Specialty Cheese Department: Nicasio Valley Cheese Company]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1451/new-to-our-specialty-cheese-department-nicasio-valley-cheese-company/ Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1451/new-to-our-specialty-cheese-department-nicasio-valley-cheese-company/ We’ve always proudly featured local cheese producers in our Specialty Cheese Department — after all, some of the best cheeses in the world are made right here in Northern California. We recently had the exciting opportunity to add another local cheese producer to our mix: Nicasio Valley Cheese Company. Located in Marin County, they are the only organic farmstead cheese producer in California, meaning that their cheese is made exclusively from the organic milk produced by their own heard of pasture-grazed dairy cows. We love their Foggy Morning cheese, an American Cheese Society award-winning fresh cheese with a soft, pillowy texture and a subtle tang that makes it perfect for summer.

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Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Better Fruit. Better Juice.]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1439/better-fruit-better-juice/ Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1439/better-fruit-better-juice/ Known as Florida’s “legendary juice”, Indian River Select juice is produced with premium hand picked fruit from the world-renowned Indian River Citrus district. Grown, picked, squeezed and bottled in Florida, Indian River Select juice is delicious! Try their Valencia Orange juice or Ruby Red Grapefruit for premium taste. This juice is so good, we’re sure you’ll want to drink it all day long! 

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[The Power of Plant-Base Proteins]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1455/the-power-of-plant-base-proteins/ Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:12:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1455/the-power-of-plant-base-proteins/ In today’s fast paced era eating protein is easy, thanks to protein powders! When made from real foods like eggs and milk (casein and whey), protein powders are convenient options to ensure your body gets what it needs. Lucky for us, the new focus on plant-based diet has brought many new plant protein sources to market. Simply blend a scoop into smoothies, hot cereals or soups. Most varieties of protein powders supply about 10 to 20 grams per scoop (about 20 to 40% of your Daily Value), perfect for counting as a “meal’s” worth of protein. 

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:12:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Fancy Little Summer Cake]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1448/fancy-little-summer-cake/ Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1448/fancy-little-summer-cake/ Ettore’s European Bakery celebrates summer with the Raspberry Lemon Cake Cup! Enjoy a delectable vanilla sponge cake filled with lemon curd, topped with raspberry mousse, a fresh raspberry and a white chocolate curl! This sweet cake cup along with Ettore's other cake cups, all of which are available in our bakery, make a wonderful alternative to traditional full-size cakes. Split one with a friend, or indulge in your own personal cake!  

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Fresh Side for the Season]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1449/fresh-side-for-the-season/ Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1449/fresh-side-for-the-season/ When it comes to sides for summertime, we like dishes that are cool, refreshing, and packed full of the best produce of the season. That’s why the Chef-prepared Orzo Pasta Salad from our Deli department makes the perfect accompaniment to your summertime meal. We cook our organic orzo to a perfect al dente, and then we toss it with blanched asparagus, oven-roasted tomatoes, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, mint and olive oil. All you need is a simply grilled protein source (we like a nice grilled chicken breast with lemon), and you have a complete summertime meal.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[White Meat Wonder]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1450/white-meat-wonder/ Sat, 25 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1450/white-meat-wonder/ Flavored with cilantro and lime, the slow-roasted pork from our Deli department is cooked for 24 hours, resulting in fall-off-the-bone tenderness. This pork also comes packed with nutrients: a three-ounce serving supplies more than 20 percent of your daily need for protein, along with 30 percent of your daily need for the vitamin thiamin (B1).

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Clean, Plant-Based Nutrition]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1453/clean-plant-based-nutrition/ Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1453/clean-plant-based-nutrition/ Transitioning to a plant-based diet isn’t always easy, especially on a busy schedule — it can be hard to eat healthy when you’re always on the go. Vega plant-based nutritional supplements (powders and bars) help ease that burden with highly portable foods that fuel a healthy, active lifestyle (without the compromise that typically comes with “fast food”). Vega’s bars and nutritional shakes are vegan, free from dairy, soy and gluten, and contain no artificial flavors, sweeteners or colors.

Get the dish on a few of our favorite Vega powders...

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Q & A: Trinity Glecker, The Natural Athlete]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1454/q-and-a-trinity-glecker-the-natural-athlete/ Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1454/q-and-a-trinity-glecker-the-natural-athlete/ Meet Trinity Glecker, Nugget Markets’ Vega representative and all-around awesome “natural athlete!” As an avid athlete, cyclist and roller-derby powerhouse, Trinity is committed to an exclusively plant-based diet, which makes her the perfect rep for Vega’s plant-based nutritional supplements. We picked Trinity’s brain to find out what it means to be a natural athlete and to learn how we can all incorporate more plant products and supplements into our diets to potentially improve athletic performance.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Happy National Ice Cream Day! ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1447/happy-national-ice-cream-day-/ Sun, 19 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1447/happy-national-ice-cream-day-/ No need to scream, we have 6 delicious varieties of Fresh To Market Ice Cream that will make celebrating #NationalIceCreamDay worth it! Can't decide which flavor? Make the ultimate ice cream cone using a scoop of each Fresh To Market flavor!

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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Health Notes from Dr. Liz: Micro Greens]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1446/micro-greens/ Sat, 18 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1446/micro-greens/ These tiny seedlings are BIG on health-boosting nutrition. Compared to the mature versions of kale, basil, cilantro and other greens, micro greens boast anywhere from twice to five times the levels of phytonutrients, which are believed to ward off age-related ailments such as cancer and Alzheimer's disease, and they’ve also been shown to protect heart and eye health. Use micro greens in salads, stuff them into sandwiches and wraps, or use them to top tacos — then sit back and enjoy the huge health benefits!

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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Oh La La!! French Cheese!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1445/oh-la-la-french-cheese/ Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:55:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1445/oh-la-la-french-cheese/ There’s no doubt that French cheeses are lusciously delicious! But how can we rationalize their calories and fat?? According to researchers, eating French cheeses may help explain the “French Paradox,” which is the phenomenon in which the French experience lower cardiovascular rates than those of us in the US, despite their higher intake of saturated fats.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:55:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Summer Drinks at The Bar!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1441/summer-drinks-are-at-the-bar/ Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1441/summer-drinks-are-at-the-bar/ When warm summer heat hits, cruise into our coffee bar for our delicious and refreshing seasonal drinks, coolers, and shakes, made just for you!

  • Watermelon Cooler
  • Nutty Colada
  • Lava Flow
  • Mango Madness
  • Tropical Milkshake

 Escape the heat and head to our coffee bar for luscious and delicious ways to keep your cool!

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<![CDATA[Hip Chick Hooray!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1404/hip-chick-hooray/ Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1404/hip-chick-hooray/ Frozen dinners just got healthier with Hip Chick Farms! The hip chicks who co-founded, and co-own and -operate Hip Chick Farms out of Sebastopol, CA, believe food should be all-natural, sustainable and fresh. They always use Mary’s Free Range Chicken, which has no added hormones, artificial preservatives or fillers. Every product they produce is made in small batches and immediately flash-frozen to preserve texture and taste. Whether you’re craving chicken fingers, nuggets (coming soon) or meatballs, Hip Chick Farms has you covered! 

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Celebrate a National Treasure]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1438/celebrate-a-national-treasure/ Mon, 13 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1438/celebrate-a-national-treasure/ When you think “kiwi,” you probably think “green and fuzzy,” right? But did you know that some varieties of kiwi actually have smooth skin and yellow fruit? One delicious example is the Zespri Sungold Kiwi, which, unlike its traditional green cousins, features a smooth-skinned exterior and a surprising golden center. These kiwis feature a tropical-sweet flavor that we love — they’re super refreshing on a hot summer day. 

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Summertime Shrimp]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1437/summertime-shrimp/ Sun, 12 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1437/summertime-shrimp/ There’s no doubt that ceviche is a fabulous summer food — it’s cold, it’s fresh and it combines some of our favorite flavors of the season. For a hassle-free take on this summer classic, try the Shrimp Ceviche from our deli. Prepared fresh daily by Nugget Markets chefs, this ceviche combines shrimp with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, cilantro, herbs and spices. For serving, we like ceviche paired with our Fresh to Market corn tortilla chips.

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Wholesome, Delicious and Gluten-free Treats]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1436/wholesome-delicious-and-gluten-free-treats/ Sat, 11 Jul 2015 20:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1436/wholesome-delicious-and-gluten-free-treats/ It all started with a chocolate chip cookie. Pushkins Bakery co-owner Olga Turner originally set out to create a wheat-free treat for a friend’s birthday, and she ended up owning the only gluten- and dairy-free bakery in the Sacramento area. Nugget carries a wide variety of Pushkins items, including gluten- and dairy-free cookies, muffins, cupcakes and breads — and their treats are so delicious, we encourage all our guests to try them, regardless of gluten sensitivity.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 20:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Vive la France! Vive Formage!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1444/bastille-day-cheese/ Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:45:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1444/bastille-day-cheese/ July 14 marks Bastille Day, a French national holiday commemorating the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution. Francophiles can celebrate by sampling some of our favorite French cheeses, available in our Specialty Cheese Department.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:45:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Cheese, Booze and Gold Medals]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1442/cheese-booze-and-gold-medals/ Fri, 10 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1442/cheese-booze-and-gold-medals/ The winners have been chosen in this year’s State Fair competitions for California’s best beers, wines and cheeses, and Nugget Markets is happy to stock many of the top finishers! We’ve put together this handy guide to pairing these award-winning cheeses, beers and wines to create true gold-medal taste!

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[DIY State Fair Treats with Nugget Markets Recipes]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1443/diy-gourmet-fair-food/ Thu, 09 Jul 2015 16:30:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1443/diy-gourmet-fair-food/ The California State Fair starts July 10, kicking off 17 days of livestock shows, midway rides, and, of course, fair food! Decadent, deep-fried treats are a time-honored State Fair tradition — after all, what could be better than a corn dog and a snow cone on a hot summer night? This year, why not try your hand at creating some of your fair favorites at home? Check out our recipes for fair food with a gourmet twist!

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Thu, 09 Jul 2015 16:30:00 -0700
<![CDATA[The Future of Baking]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1435/the-future-of-baking/ Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:40:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1435/the-future-of-baking/ It’s official: The future has arrived. And it’s brought to you by Seattle-based artisan bakery The Essential Baking Co. and their shelf-stable, ready-to-bake bread. These bakery loaves are ready for you to take home and bake in your own oven, filling your home with that delicious, fresh-baked-bread smell. Organic, preservative-free and non-GMO, this bread comes in five varieties: sourdough, rosemary, French, Italian and French baguette — ready to turn your kitchen into your own personal bakery, anytime you want!

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Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:40:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Pickled Perfection]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1434/pickled-perfection/ Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1434/pickled-perfection/ Love a good Bloody Mary in the morning? So do we — especially one made with Bloody Mary Mix from local company Preservation & co. Created from fresh, seasonal ingredients including crushed capers, green bean brine, balsamic reduction and Dijon mustard, Preservation & co.’s Mary was awarded the Silver Medal at the 2012 National Bloody Mary Contest. All of Preservation & co.’s products are hand-crafted and hand-packed from start to finish in Midtown Sacramento, and they never contain any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. 

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<![CDATA[Bastille Day Feast]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1472/bastille-day-feast/ Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:18:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1472/bastille-day-feast/ The Winters Farm to School program provides local kids with fresh fruits and vegetables and healthier food choices every day at school.  The Bastille Day Feast (at the historic Wolfskill Ranch) on July 11th, celebrates Yolo County agriculture while raising funds to support the well-being of our kids.  We're proud to support the feast and Winters Farm to School.  www.wintersfarmtoschoolprogram.com .

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:18:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Sweet Sweet Orbs from the Northwest]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1428/sweet-sweet-orbs-from-the-northwest/ Sun, 05 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1428/sweet-sweet-orbs-from-the-northwest/ Picked only once per year, Northwest Cherries are something many of us await! Don’t know the difference between Bing and Rainier Cherries?

  • Bing Cherries are large and have a deep, mahogany color. When ripe, they are firm, juicy and exceptionally sweet. Available mid June – early August.
  • Rainier Cherries are exceptionally large and have a glowing yellow flesh that is accented with a luscious red blush. This premium cherry variety has a delicate flavor and is remarkable sweet with low acidity. Available late June – early August.
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<![CDATA[Lend me an Ear (of Corn)]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1432/lend-me-an-ear/ Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1432/lend-me-an-ear/ When it comes to items from our produce department, corn might just hold the title for “Most Summery Vegetable.” There’s nothing quite like biting into a juicy ear of fresh summer corn-on-the-cob (and we definitely won’t judge if that corn just happens to be dripping in butter!). Some of our very favorite corn comes from local producer Vierra Farms in West Sacramento. 

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Laugh Your Glass Off]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1433/laugh-your-glass-off/ Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1433/laugh-your-glass-off/ Wouldn’t it be great to throw a party and actually have time to talk to your guests? Take a step in the right direction: try serving up a batch of Laughing Glass Margaritas. Delicious, all-natural and made with Super Premium Blanco tequila and organic agave nectar, these premixed margaritas are Nugget’s best-selling premixed drink. 

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Black Seedless Watermelon]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/727/l-black-seedless-watermelon/ Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/727/l-black-seedless-watermelon/ What we call a Seedless Black Watermelon (because of its extremely dark green skin) is actually properly known as an Imagination Melon. Whatever its name, we love this melon for its great consistency and flavor. And we really love the fact that they are locally grown, just down the street from our West Sacramento store. At the start of spring, Dave Vierra begins planting his Imagination Melons in preparation for the summer season. Dave’s love of farming was evident when, at 13 years old, he planted his first pumpkin patch, and by the time he was 18, Vierra farms was born. Fast–forward to today and Vierra now farms over 800 acres of rich local soil, right in our own backyard.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[A favorite childhood cookie made into a personal cake?]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1407/dont-be-a-square-eat-an-oreo-square/ Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:20:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1407/dont-be-a-square-eat-an-oreo-square/ A favorite childhood cookie made into a personal cake? Why, yes please! Stop by your Nugget Markets Bakery to pick up your own personal Oreo Cake Square. This personal piece of chocolate cake is filled with vanilla butter cream and topped with Oreo whip topping and an Oreo cookie. Made right in our bakery, guests of any age are sure to love this cake square!

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:20:00 -0700
<![CDATA[4oJ Red, White & Blue Nails]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1431/4oj-red-white-and-blue-nails/ Sat, 27 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1431/4oj-red-white-and-blue-nails/ Follow our simple tutorial to give yourself a patriotic manicure!

  1. Apply two thin coats of Zoya's America (red) on all fingers except the ring fingers.
  2. Apply two thin coats of Zoya's Dream (sparkly blue) on ring fingers.
  3. Dip end of a toothpick into Zoya’s Snowhite (white) and draw three horizontal stripes across your pinky fingers.
  4.  Allow all fingers to dry then apply Zoya’s Armor Top Coat.
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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[We’re Corn to be Wild!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1422/corn-to-be-wild/ Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1422/corn-to-be-wild/ At Nugget Markets we’re celebrating the Mighty Maize in our kitchens with our chef-made fresh corn salads and corn-on-the cob two ways!

  • Sonoran Corn Salad
  • Corn Succotash Salad
  • Cilantro Lime Corn
  • Grilled Corn
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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Patriotic Fruit Basket Cake]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1429/patriotic-fruit-basket-cake/ Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1429/patriotic-fruit-basket-cake/ Ettore’s popular Fruit Cake has gone patriotic! Three heavenly layers of their vanilla sponge cake, filled with alternating layers of strawberries and sweet pineapple are atop their smooth white mousse. Finished with fresh fruit and fluffy whipped cream in the shape of the American Flag, this cake is a must have for your Indepencence Day shin-dig!

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[How to Carve Watermelon Keg]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1427/watermelon-keg/ Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1427/watermelon-keg/ Our Watermelon Keg is a refreshing and wildly fun means to cool off this summer. Guests and hosts alike will love this watermelony creation with a spigot, perfect for any outdoor cookout or pool party!

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Hoppy Father's Day! ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1408/hoppy-fathers-day/ Sun, 21 Jun 2015 06:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1408/hoppy-fathers-day/ Happy Father's Day!

Celebrate Dad this Father's Day with a hoppier happy hour and a big bowl of Clover Hoppy Hour ice cream! Bear Republic’s artisan ale is blended with Clover’s organic cream and milk, from humane-certified cows, to make this game changer ice cream. We at Nugget Markets just can’t get enough of this Hoppy Hour, and will surely be sharing a bowl of it with Pops this Father’s Day!

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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 06:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[ah-sah-EE Bowls!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1430/ah-sah-ee-bowls/ Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1430/ah-sah-ee-bowls/ Looking for a nutritious breakfast or a power snack? Grab an acai (ah-sah-EE) bowl! These antioxidant-rich bowls are made of pureed organic and non-GMO acai that's blended with potassium rich banana and other fruits, and topped with naturally sweet goodies. Acai is a delicious superfood that supplies a dose of healthy omegas and guarana for natural energy!

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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Figs are in! ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1413/mission-fids/ Sat, 20 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1413/mission-fids/ California grown Black Mission Figs are lusciously sweet with a texture that combines the chewiness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin and the crunchiness of their seeds. They're a great source of potassium and dietary fiber. Black Mission Figs are only in season late spring through early winter so eat ‘em while you can!

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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Don’t Hobb the Bacon!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1405/dont-hobb-the-bacon/ Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1405/dont-hobb-the-bacon/ Bacon lovers will most definitely appreciate Hobbs’ Applewood Smoked Bacon! Cured with cane and brown sugars, and sweetly smoked to enhance its natural pork flavors, Hobbs’ bacon has an unforgettable flavor! Fry it up for breakfast, or add a few pieces to your BLT! 

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Twist & Stout]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1412/twist-&-stout/ Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1412/twist-&-stout/ We're excited to share a new signature recipe that's hot off the grill! Twist and stout with Dad this Father's Day to the remarkable taste of beer-iyaki steaks. A truly unique play on the traditional teriyaki marinade, this sauce offers a sweet and savory flavor, with a malty twist.

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[A Southern Classic with a Nugget Twist]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1403/grilled-corn-succotash/ Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1403/grilled-corn-succotash/ The Grilled Corn Succotash, offered in our delis, is our signature version of a southern classic! We use grilled corn and edamame and combine it with cilantro, red onions and a light rice wine vinaigrette. With just a half cup serving of this delicious side salad, you’ll receive about 15% of your daily protein needs and approximately 20% of your daily fiber needs. Don’t forget this dish also provides a good dose of vitamin c and potassium for healthy blood pressure.

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Live From The Cheese Bar]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1411/coming-to-you-live-reed-paterson/ Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:50:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1411/coming-to-you-live-reed-paterson/ If you love cheese tips from our cheese mongers, don’t miss out on the cheese tips Reed Pattison, specialty cheese manager at our El Dorado Hills Nugget Markets, shared with Good Day Sacramento earlier this week! Reed shared tips from our cheese bar that will help you make the perfect gourmet burger for Dad this Father’s Day!

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:50:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Drink Local]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1401/drink-local/ Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:27:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1401/drink-local/ Looking for a way to transport your local brew? Support local breweries and be sustainable with True Fabrication’s Drink Local Stainless Steel Growler, available at select Nugget Markets locations. This sustainable and long lasting growler can help all brew lovers fill, transport, and enjoy a fresh brew anywhere. Just tip and fill at a 45-degree angle and you’ll be on your way to enjoying your favorite local brew!

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:27:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Knee-High by the Fourth of July ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1402/knee-high-by-the-fourth-of-july-/ Sat, 13 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1402/knee-high-by-the-fourth-of-july-/ Looking for a homemade side for your next BBQ or tailgate but don’t have the time to make it? Try our made in house Cilantro Lime Grilled Corn. You’ll surprise your friends and family with this alternative flavor to the staple summer side! Fresh and locally grown corn is delivered straight to our kitchen where our chefs grill the sweet corn to bring out the natural flavors. After the cobs come of the grill, Nugget Markets’ chefs finish the corn with our own recipe of cilantro lime compound butter. Give a twist to your next corn on the cob and check it out!

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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Brews and Bites For Dad!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1416/brews-and-bites-for-dad/ Sat, 13 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1416/brews-and-bites-for-dad/ Our specialty cheese mongers have put together cheese and beer pairings to help you treat Dad like a king this Father’s Day! Grill up a juicy burger, top it with your cheese of choice, add your favorite garnishes such as avocado, bacon, or spicy mustard, and pair with a local brew that will complement your juicy creation!

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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Apricot Royalty ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1425/apricot-royalty-/ Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:10:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1425/apricot-royalty-/ Locally grown organic Royal Blenheim Apricots from Capay Organic Farm are in stores for a short time only! The Blenheim is an old school apricot, tasty to eat and great to use when making jams!

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:10:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Father’s Day Cocktails on Fox 40]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1409/live-from-fox-40-don-ashton/ Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:20:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1409/live-from-fox-40-don-ashton/ Our very own Don Ashton, wine steward and corporate mixologist, joined Fox 40 this morning to share simple and refreshing cocktails that we can suprise Dad with this Father's Day. Our favorite is his rendition of the classic Mai Tai, the Quasi Mai Tai!

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:20:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Coming to You Live From The Cheese & Beer Bar ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1419/coming-to-you-live-from-the-cheese-and-beer-bar/ Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:10:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1419/coming-to-you-live-from-the-cheese-and-beer-bar/ Our specialty cheese mongers have put together cheese and beer pairings to help you treat Dad like a king this Father’s Day! Grill up a juicy burger, top it with your cheese of choice, add your favorite garnishes such as avocado, bacon, or spicy mustard, and pair with a local brew that will complement your juicy creation! 

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<![CDATA[They're Light & Loaded]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1418/theyre-light-and-loaded/ Fri, 12 Jun 2015 07:04:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1418/theyre-light-and-loaded/ Sriracha & Lime Pretzel Crisps. These bold and spicy flat-baked pretzel crackers offer the zesty flavor of sriracha and the refreshing taste of lime! They are exceptionally thin and crisp, but also packed with flavor and crunch. We love to pair them with sliced deli meats, but they are also very dippable and, of course, delicious on their own.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 07:04:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Celebrate with Cheese & Local Beer Pairings! ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1417/celebrate-with-cheese-&-local-beer-pairings-/ Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:15:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1417/celebrate-with-cheese-&-local-beer-pairings-/ Our region is home to a vast number of local breweries, all producing unique thirst-quenching suds. In the name of easy entertaining and great food and drink, we've paired a few of our favorite local brews with cheeses that make for an extraordinary snacking experience. Whether you’re celebrating the graduating class of 2015, a bride-to-be or the father you love and appreciate, making an appetizer that will impress your guests’ palates is simple when working with these cheese and beer pairings!

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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:15:00 -0700
<![CDATA[You Only Live Once. Just BREW.]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1410/you-only-live-once-just-brew/ Wed, 10 Jun 2015 19:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1410/you-only-live-once-just-brew/ Yolo Brewing, a West Sacramento based company, is dedicated to crafting some of the finest local brews in the valley! Every beer they make is handcrafted in small-batches and busting with fresh flavor. Yolo Brewing believes that craft beer is more than a beverage. Craft beer is a lifestyle and tastes better when you know where it comes from.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 19:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Melon Mania]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1400/melon-mania/ Wed, 10 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1400/melon-mania/ According to Dr. Liz Applegate, Ph.D., melons supply a scant 60 calories per cup, are packed with a wealth of nutrients and are loaded with water for hydration. The popular cantaloupe supplies over 100% of vitamin C needs in just one cup, and offers a healthy dose of beta-carotene. The tuscan, crenshaw and canary melons are packed with potassium, which is helpful in controlling high blood pressure, and the honeydew melon comes packed with vitamin C! Finally the crowd favorite, watermelon, is loaded with water, potassium and lycopene, a potent cancer fighter.

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<![CDATA[Bring Back the Buffalo!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1397/bring-back-the-buffalo/ Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1397/bring-back-the-buffalo/ At New Helvetia, brewing is a mix of art, science, love and hops. Their beers reflect the diverse and eclectic team that creates the brew, drawing on both old traditions and new techniques. They create classic German lagers, Belgian ales, British beers and many innovative hybrids. New Helvetia views their beers as a part of an ongoing experiment in pursuit of perfection!

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<![CDATA[Please Serve Me Sonoran! ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1396/please-serve-me-sonoran/ Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1396/please-serve-me-sonoran/ Prepared in-house by Nugget Market chefs, the Sonoran Corn salad is a hearty dish that our guests love! After grilling fresh corn, roasting red bell peppers and throwing cilantro, red onions and kidney beans into the mix, our chefs add our own chili-cumin blend. With a hearty helping of vitamin C, protein and fiber, this signature Nugget offering is an irresistible dish that packs a mean punch!

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Beaut Pears From Down Under]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1395/beaut-pears-from-down-under/ Mon, 08 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1395/beaut-pears-from-down-under/ A favorite pear of ours is here and ready for taste testing! From our neighbors down under, the Taylor’s Gold Pear was first discovered in New Zealand in 1986. It is a natural mutation of the Comice pear, making it even sweeter and juicier than the average pear! Its golden cinnamon, rose-blushed colored skin distinguishes the Taylor’s Gold pear. The fruit tends to be large and plump with a creamy white flesh and smooth texture.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[All Aboard on Track 7!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1393/all-aboard-on-track-7/ Sun, 07 Jun 2015 15:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1393/all-aboard-on-track-7/ Track 7 Brewing Company brews and hand-crafts their ales and lagers seven barrels at a time. Brewing in small batches allows this Sacramento brewery to create dynamic beers that taste fresh. They experiment with all varieties of beer and draw inspiration from American, Belgian, English and German style beers.

Track 7 was established as an outlet for creative expression through unique and artisanal beers. The Graham and Scott families named the company after the brewery’s close proximity to the old Western Pacific railroad tracks, commemorating the integral role the railroad has played in Sacramento’s rich history. Join us in celebrating Sacramento’s history with Track 7 Brewing Company!

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Sun, 07 Jun 2015 15:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Oats From Those Who Think Thin]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1394/oats-from-those-who-think-thin/ Sun, 07 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1394/oats-from-those-who-think-thin/ Think Thin’s philosophy of “eating well should taste great” is fully encompassed by their breakfast products. Think Thin’s protein rich oatmeal options, now available at Nugget Markets, are able to fuel those living an active lifestyle. The Madagascar Vanilla and Original Sprouted Grains oatmeals provide a delicious combo of thick and rich texture, and offer a delicious mix of rolled oats, steel cut oats and tred quinoa!

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<![CDATA[Artichoke Super Food Facts from Dr. Liz]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1392/artichoke-super-food-facts-from-drliz/ Sat, 06 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1392/artichoke-super-food-facts-from-drliz/ It's artichoke season and this “super” spring produce is here to provide you and your family with an abundant amount of nutrients! According to Dr. Liz Applegate, Ph.D., this flower bud from the thistle family supplies a wealth of magnesium and potassium that help fight that high blood pressure. The “meaty” part of the artichoke supplies inulin, a prebiotic that helps fuel the healthy bacteria living in our intestines. And if that isn’t enough, one artichoke supplies over 25% of the Daily Value for fiber and vitamin C!

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Sat, 06 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[For the Love of Bikes, Dogs & Brews]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1390/for-the-love-of-bikes-dogs-brews/ Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1390/for-the-love-of-bikes-dogs-brews/ Bike Dog Brewery was co-founded by four Sacramento locals who all share a love for bikes, dogs and craft beer. The cofounders love the endless flavor and hop profiles available through brewing fresh beer, and their mission is to share these profiles with all fellow beer drinkers!

Bike Dog is the very first brewery and tasting room in West Sacramento and operates as a three barrel brewhouse. We love supporting this local brewer, and proudly offer a variety of their fresh brews at our stores.

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<![CDATA[Chock Full 'o Chalk!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1398/chock-full-o-chalk/ Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:21:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1398/chock-full-o-chalk/ Chalk it Up! Our own Woodland Nugget Markets bakery associate Erin Pennington put chalk to pavement at the Chalk on the Block event, benefiting the Woodland Farmer's Market.

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<![CDATA[New Brie on the Block! ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1391/new-brie-on-the-block/ Fri, 05 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1391/new-brie-on-the-block/ Hand-crafted in Sonoma county and recognized as the “pioneer” of American goat cheese production, Laura Chenel introduces a new milky and mild goat brie. Locally sourced and carefully produced using the highest quality milk, Laura Chenel’s new brie has a bright clean taste with a lush, velvety texture. Visit our specialty cheese department and try this delicious new brie from Laura Chenel!

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<![CDATA[What’s The Raw Dealio?]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1399/whats-the-raw-dealio/ Fri, 05 Jun 2015 07:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1399/whats-the-raw-dealio/ The premise of raw cuisine is simple: eat whole fresh unheated foods, primarily nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables. The flavor possibilities are limitless when incorporating fresh herbs, nut oils and sea salt along with special food preparation techniques to bring out the wonderful flavors of the uncooked foods. And the potential health benefits are many: a daily faire loaded with key nutrients particularly fiber, vitamin C, potassium and water.

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<![CDATA[Copper River, Where Quality Comes First!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1389/copper-river-where-quality-comes-first/ Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:15:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1389/copper-river-where-quality-comes-first/ Just like Nugget Markets, Copper River believes quality comes first! Copper River is known to support healthy salmon runs and is carefully managed to support the long-term sustainability of salmon and their habitat. Copper River has made a commitment to premium quality, family fisherman and long term sustainability, which makes the salmon they bring to market that much better!

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<![CDATA[Rare & Delicious Barrels]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1388/rare-and-delicious-barrels/ Wed, 03 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1388/rare-and-delicious-barrels/ At Nugget Markets for a limited time only is Orphan Barrel Forged Oak Bourbon! This Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has spent 15 years in charred American white oak barrels, and features aromas of cedar, maple and vanilla bean. A whiskey connoisseur will recognize tasting notes of seasoned wood, cocoa and berries, as well as a long, dry and peppery finish. 

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<![CDATA[Just Throw it in The Skillet! ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1385/just-throw-it-in-the-skillet/ Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1385/just-throw-it-in-the-skillet/ Make dinner easy by cooking up SunFed’s Skillet Meals. Made from 100% grass-fed beef, farm-fresh vegetables and gluten-free sauces, SunFed offers a delicious meal that’s quick and easy to prepare. Located in Woodland California, SunFed Ranch is committed to humanely raising their cattle and producing superior quality beef. With delicious skillet varieties like Teriyaki, Tangerine, and Thai, Sun Fed Skillet meals deliver a hearty meal that your taste buds will enjoy!

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Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[An Oil for All Occasions]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1387/an-oil-for-all-occasions/ Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1387/an-oil-for-all-occasions/ With so many oil options available on grocery shelves, it can be daunting to make the correct decision on which oil to use. Should you use olive oil or grapeseed oil? How about avocado oil? The good news is that many oils are very versatile and can be used for a variety of cooking uses. Dr. Liz Applegate, Ph.D. shares a few noteworthy facts about the essential fats and health boosting compounds that some of our favorite oils offer, as well as best uses to help make selecting the correct oil as smooth as possible!

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Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Staybowlize your Mixing! ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1384/staybowlize-your-mixing/ Mon, 01 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1384/staybowlize-your-mixing/ Now Designs newest addition, the Staybowlizer is known for being a helping hand in the kitchen. This 2014 Innovation Award winner makes mixing, whipping and stirring easy. Just cradle any size bowl into the Staybowlizer and avoid slipping and sliding! In addition to keeping bowls in place, the Staybowlizer is great for double boiling. With a heat resistance of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, this creative cooking device can take the heat! 

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<![CDATA[Something Better]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1386/something-better/ Sat, 30 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1386/something-better/ San Francisco based Hampton Creek is out to change the world so that we can all ‘grow up with something better’.  Firm believers in producing clean, quality foods that are affordable and easily attainable, Hampton Creek is making a difference, starting with their very own mayo! Just Mayo is egg free, soy free, dairy free, lactose free, gluten free and cholesterol free, but with it’s undeniably outrageous flavor, you’d never know it was so clean.

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Sat, 30 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Chalk it Up!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1355/chalk-it-up/ Fri, 29 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1355/chalk-it-up/ We're proud sponsors of Woodland's first annual Chalk on the Block, in support of the Woodland Farmer's Market.  Chalk on the Block combines art and healthy living to teach our kids about healthy options while having fun and seeing art in action. Come out on May 30th, 8am - 12pm, and check out the Nugget Markets Doodle Zone!

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Fri, 29 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[The Cheddar Champ is here! ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1383/the-cheddar-champ-is-here-/ Thu, 28 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1383/the-cheddar-champ-is-here-/ Mull of Kintyre is an award winning cheddar with a distinct honey-like sweetness and rich savory sharpness. Produced in an old whiskey distillery, Mull of Kintyre is slowly aged, and then hand selected for the perfect texture and flavor. Available for a short time only, stop by and try before it’s gone!

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Thu, 28 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Peaches and Nectarines and apricots, oh my!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1382/peaches-and-nectarines-and-apricots-oh-my/ Wed, 27 May 2015 17:50:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1382/peaches-and-nectarines-and-apricots-oh-my/ Stone fruit season is upon us and we can’t get enough of these sweet, ripe, juicy fruits, because they’re not only mouthwateringly delicious, they're healthy too. According to Dr. Liz Applegate, Director of Sports Nutrition at UC Davis, nectarines are loaded with potassium, vitamin C and carotenes, and their fuzzy relatives, peaches, supply a wealth of potassium and fiber. Dr. Liz Applegate also says that three lusciously sweet apricots supply almost 80% of the Daily Value for vitamin A as beta carotene, which helps to promote both eye and heart health. Don’t feel guilty enjoying these sweet sweet stone fruits this spring!

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Wed, 27 May 2015 17:50:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Go out of bounds with Unbound Pickling!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1381/go-out-of-bounds-with-unbound-pickling/ Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1381/go-out-of-bounds-with-unbound-pickling/ Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Unbound Pickling brings to market high-quality, pickled, seasonal vegetables and herbs combined with natural ingredients, made in small artisan batches and hand packed.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Watermelon & Mint Salad]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1380/watermelon-and-mint-salad/ Mon, 25 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1380/watermelon-and-mint-salad/ Made fresh in our chef led kitchens, juicy watermelon, fresh mint and sharp shaved onions are lightly dressed in a sweet balsamic reduction to create our Watermelon and Mint salad.

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Mon, 25 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Citrus Brews]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1366/citrus-brews/ Sun, 24 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1366/citrus-brews/ The latest smokin’ hot style of beer right now is known as “shandy” or “radler.” Usually a 50/50 blend of citrus juices, like lemonade or grapefruit juice, this beer packs a wonderful sweet/sour component along with lower alcohol levels. The result is a refreshing beer that’s perfect for the warm weather months and your favorite barbeque. Keep an eye out for Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin 6-packs, The Traveler Illusion Grapefruit 6-packs, Schofferhofer Grapefruit 16-ounce can, and the Leinenkugels Summer Shandy 12-packs.

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Sun, 24 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Glasses for Life]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1379/glasses-for-life/ Sat, 23 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1379/glasses-for-life/ Motivated to prevent exposure of harmful chemicals and plastics to infants, Lifefactory launched health-conscious and safe baby bottles in 2007. Since then, Lifefactory has expanded its product line to include a variety of bottles and glassware.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Spring Superfood Series: Cherries]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1378/spring-superfood-series-cherries/ Fri, 22 May 2015 09:59:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1378/spring-superfood-series-cherries/ 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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Fri, 22 May 2015 09:59:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Fresh to Market Sausage for the Season]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/542/fresh-to-market-sausage-for-the-season/ Thu, 21 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/542/fresh-to-market-sausage-for-the-season/ 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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Thu, 21 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Eat Veggies with your Yogurt]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1371/eat-veggies-with-your-yogurt/ Wed, 20 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1371/eat-veggies-with-your-yogurt/ 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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Wed, 20 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[The Better Choice is The Better Chip]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1372/the-better-choice-is-the-better-chip/ Tue, 19 May 2015 13:50:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1372/the-better-choice-is-the-better-chip/ 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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Tue, 19 May 2015 13:50:00 -0700
<![CDATA[There’s Something in the Coconut Water]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1360/theres-something-in-the-coconut-water/ Mon, 18 May 2015 15:20:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1360/theres-something-in-the-coconut-water/ 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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Mon, 18 May 2015 15:20:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Mozzarella Pioneers]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1369/mozzarella-pioneers/ Sat, 16 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1369/mozzarella-pioneers/ 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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Sat, 16 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Singin’ the Beets]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1368/singing-the-beets/ Fri, 15 May 2015 17:50:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1368/singing-the-beets/ 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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Fri, 15 May 2015 17:50:00 -0700
<![CDATA[A World of Rosé]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1367/a-world-of-rose/ Fri, 15 May 2015 16:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1367/a-world-of-rose/ 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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