Nugget Markets Daily Dish https://www.nuggetmarket.com/ Nugget Market news, tips and products. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:00:00 -0700 en <![CDATA[Ice Cream, Gelato & Sorbet, Oh My!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1765/ice-cream-gelato-sorbet-oh-my/ Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1765/ice-cream-gelato-sorbet-oh-my/ Get the scoop on your favorite frozen desserts with this handy rundown of all the sweetest things in our freezer aisle!

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<![CDATA[Sundae Fun Day!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1766/sundae-fun-day/ Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1766/sundae-fun-day/ Ice cream cones and popsicles are tasty treats for sure, but there’s nothing quite like an over-the-top sundae piled high with all your favorite toppings. From the frozen dessert base to the cherry on top, get the scoop on what it takes to build the perfect sundae!

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<![CDATA[Guilt-Free Frozen Treats]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1764/guilt-free-frozen-treats/ Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:44:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1764/guilt-free-frozen-treats/ You don’t have to blow your diet to enjoy a sweet treat this summer. While many frozen desserts aren’t exactly health foods, we’ve gathered up a few non-dairy frozen treats you can be glad to eat when the heat is on. Visit our frozen foods section to explore even more ways to splurge without the guilt!

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<![CDATA[Cold Cup o’ Joe]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1761/cold-cup-o-joe/ Tue, 19 Jul 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1761/cold-cup-o-joe/ When the weather is warm from morning ‘til night, you may want to start enjoying your coffee cold—cold brew that is! Make your own cold brew coffee at home with CoffeeSock reusable coffee filters and cold brew kits. Handmade in the USA from 100% organic cotton, these reusable filters are an easy and economical way to enjoy rich, smooth cold brew coffee any time.

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<![CDATA[Brunch is Served!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1760/brunch-is-served/ Sun, 17 Jul 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1760/brunch-is-served/ Want to make the perfect parfait? There is nothing like a healthy, nourishing breakfast to get you through the day, and Nana Joes Granolas take that to heart.

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<![CDATA[Eating Healthy on Vacation]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1762/eating-healthy-on-vacation/ Thu, 14 Jul 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1762/eating-healthy-on-vacation/ Whether you’re heading to the beach, escaping to the mountains or enjoying an amusement park, vacationing often means throwing out any thought of healthy eating. Between fast food on the road and airport eating traps, many people feel lethargic on trips and come home with unwanted pounds. Make this summer’s vacation a fun and energetic one (not to mention healthy) with these simple strategies for on-the-road eating.

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<![CDATA[How to Trail Mix]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1753/how-to-trail-mix/ Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1753/how-to-trail-mix/ There’s a lot more to trail mix than just plain GORP (Good Ol’ Raisins and Peanuts)! Blaze a new trail with a wide variety of healthy, tasty and convenient options from our bulk section. From dried fruit and nuts to a bit of chocolaty goodness, build your next batch with some of these winning ingredients. The possibilities are endless

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<![CDATA[Reed’s Roquefort Adventures – Part 1]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1763/reeds-roquefort-adventures-part-1/ Tue, 12 Jul 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1763/reeds-roquefort-adventures-part-1/ Just recently, I had the pleasure of visiting Société in France, and we at Nugget Markets wanted to share both the joys of the adventure and the exploration into a legendary cheese. This is Part 1 of a series that will explain why Roquefort, France's famous raw, sheep's milk blue cheese, and specifically that from Société, is such a unique and important part of gastronomy.

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<![CDATA[Bocadillo Besties]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1755/bacadillo-besties/ Mon, 11 Jul 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1755/bacadillo-besties/ Made fresh in-house with crusty bread, mouthwatering meat and more, these Spanish-style sandwiches are your newest mealtime amigos!

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<![CDATA[CA State Fair Winner’s Circle: Beer]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1757/ca-state-fair-winners-circle-beer/ Fri, 08 Jul 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1757/ca-state-fair-winners-circle-beer/ From American ales to European lagers, there’s one thing all these beers have in common—gold! Find these 1st place picks from the California State Fair and more in our adult beverage department!

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<![CDATA[CA State Fair Winner's Circle: Wine & Cheese]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1758/ca-state-fair-winners-circle-wine-cheese/ Fri, 08 Jul 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1758/ca-state-fair-winners-circle-wine-cheese/ Celebrate the golden state in style with these California State Fair winners! Our pros matched up this year’s award-winning wines and cheeses for some gold medal pairings you’re sure to love.

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<![CDATA[CA State Fair Winner’s Circle: Olive Oil]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1759/ca-state-fair-winners-circle-olive-oil/ Fri, 08 Jul 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1759/ca-state-fair-winners-circle-olive-oil/ If you’re a fan of fresh, California olive oil, get ready to taste some liquid gold! These California State Fair gold medal winners represent a variety of topnotch California producers and extra virgin olive oils. Even better? You can find them right here at Nugget Markets!

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<![CDATA[Sausage Season]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1750/sausage-season/ Thu, 07 Jul 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1750/sausage-season/ Get along, little hot doggies, and make way for the real deal. Made fresh in-store with the very best ingredients, our Fresh to Market Sausage is the link you’ve been waiting for.

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<![CDATA[Ready-to-Drink Hamona Coconuts]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1756/ready-to-drink-hamona-coconuts/ Wed, 06 Jul 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1756/ready-to-drink-hamona-coconuts/ Guess what, coconut lovers! A new item is hitting our shelves this week that you’ll go (coco)nuts for! If you want the freshest coconut water around, drop by our cold drink aisle to find real Hamona Coconuts, packed with a straw and ready to drink from the shell.

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<![CDATA[Pro Picks for Summer Spirits]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1751/pro-picks-for-summer-spirits/ Mon, 04 Jul 2016 07:30:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1751/pro-picks-for-summer-spirits/ Looking for just the right libations to make your summer spectacular? Get in the summer spirit with these top picks from our pros!

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<![CDATA[Best of Summer Wine & Beer]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1752/best-of-summer-wine-beer/ Mon, 04 Jul 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1752/best-of-summer-wine-beer/ Summer’s here, so drink it in! From picnics to barbecues and everything in between, our pro wine stewards have rounded up some of the best brews and varietals for all your summer shindigs. Cheers to summer!

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<![CDATA[The Big Dippers]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1731/the-big-dippers/ Sat, 02 Jul 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1731/the-big-dippers/ Fast and easy finger foods are a favorite at any party, especially when all the work is already done. Need the perfect chip dip? 

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<![CDATA[4th of July Fixin’s]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1754/4th-of-july-fixins/ Fri, 01 Jul 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1754/4th-of-july-fixins/ Celebrate your independence from the kitchen this holiday weekend with a little help from our chefs! Drop by our deli for a full spread of delicious, ready-to-go fixin’s perfect for any size shindig. 

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<![CDATA[Great Cuts for Grilling]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1743/angus-cuts-for-grilling/ Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1743/angus-cuts-for-grilling/ When it comes to grilling, not all cuts of meat are created equal. Certain cuts take better to the barbecue than others, but even the tougher types can turn out well if treated right. So which cuts make the cut?

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<![CDATA[Going Green & Gold!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1740/cool-davis/ Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1740/cool-davis/ At Nugget Markets, we’re committed to working towards a greener, more sustainable future every day, in every store. That said, we’ve got some cool news to share!

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<![CDATA[Corn to Be Wild]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1739/corn-deli-items/ Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1739/corn-deli-items/ We’re celebrating mighty maize in our kitchens with four fantastically fresh, chef-made dishes featuring corn in all its tasty glory. Whether you like it in a salad or right off the cob, we’ve got all your corn cravings covered!

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<![CDATA[Rye for 4th of July]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1736/rye-for-4th-of-july/ Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1736/rye-for-4th-of-july/ When you raise a glass to the founding fathers this Independence Day, why not go the extra mile and fill the glass like they did? Rye whiskey has a great tradition in early American history that continues on today.

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<![CDATA[Thrill of the Chill]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1742/thrill-of-the-chill/ Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1742/thrill-of-the-chill/ From cookies and cream to tropical treats, we’ve got all sorts of delightfully refreshing options hitting our coffee bars just in time for summer! Want a taste of our cool new menu?

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<![CDATA[Finger-Lickin’ Rib Recipes]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1733/finger-lickin-rib-recipes/ Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:23:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1733/finger-lickin-rib-recipes/ Nothing says summer quite like finger-lickin’, lip-smackin’, fall-off-the-bone ribs! Whether you like your ribs a little sweet, a little spicy or straight up savory, we’ve got an array of recipes that are sure to keep you coming back for more.

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<![CDATA[Camping Cocktails]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1747/camping-cocktails/ Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1747/camping-cocktails/ Sleeping bags? Check. S’mores? Check. Cocktails? You know it! These cocktail recipes are easy enough to mix at your campsite and tasty enough to make it worth the effort.

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<![CDATA[Keep it Green with Biodegradable Bags]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1749/keep-it-green-with-biodegradable-bags/ Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1749/keep-it-green-with-biodegradable-bags/ Around here, we like to keep it green. Whether it’s through our companywide sustainability program, partnering eco-friendly companies or offering green products like compostable bin liners, we take pride in doing everything we can to make being green just a little bit easier.

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<![CDATA[Easy as Pie]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1735/tips-on-summer-pies/ Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1735/tips-on-summer-pies/ With all the fresh fruit ripe for the picking (or for the purchasing), it’s the perfect time get your pie on! Whether you’re a seasoned pie-making pro or a pastry rookie, here are some expert tips to help make your summer fruit pies easy and delicious!

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<![CDATA[Summer Bakery Items ]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1744/summer-bakery-items/ Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:44:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1744/summer-bakery-items/ Life gave us lemons and we couldn’t be happier! Try our bakery’s latest summer sweets, each one bursting with the bright, tangy flavors of our favorite sunshine fruit.

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<![CDATA[S'mores Galore!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1745/smores/ Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:22:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1745/smores/ Toasted marshmallows and rich, melted chocolate sandwiched between a couple of crunchy graham crackers… there’s a simple (if not messy) beauty to s’mores, we wouldn’t trade for the world. But that’s not the only way to enjoy this classic campfire dessert.

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<![CDATA[Red, White & Blue Planet]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1734/blue-planet-eyewear/ Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1734/blue-planet-eyewear/ Looking for some eco-awesome eyewear to sport this summer? We’ve got just the pair! 

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<![CDATA[On the Go Bars & Bites]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1724/on-the-go-bars-bites/ Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1724/on-the-go-bars-bites/ If you’re going out and about this summer, you’ll need convenient, good-for-you snacks to fuel you and your adventures. Luckily, there are plenty of healthy bars and bites you can enjoy anytime, anywhere. Throw some of these great options in your backpack, pocket or beach bag for nutritious and delicious energy on the go!

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<![CDATA[Fun in the Sunscreen]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1746/fun-in-the-sunscreen/ Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:27:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1746/fun-in-the-sunscreen/ If you’re going to have fun in the sun this summer, make sure you’ve got plenty of sunscreen to keep your skin from feeling the burn! Not a fan of the greasy, chemical-based options of the past? Don’t worry— nowadays it’s easy go all natural without going au naturel. Here are a few natural sun care options that will keep UVA/UVB rays at bay without exposing your skin to lots of chemicals.

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<![CDATA[#NuggetVacation Instagram Contest]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1730/nuggetvacation-instagram-contest/ Mon, 20 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1730/nuggetvacation-instagram-contest/ Summer is officially here and that means vacation time! Whether you’re packing up for a beach day, cross-country road trip or other exciting adventure, don’t forget to take us with you—or at least one of our reusable shopping bags!

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<![CDATA[Everyday We’re Cycling]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1728/everyday-were-cycling/ Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:08:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1728/everyday-were-cycling/ The miles are officially tallied from our companywide May is Bike Month cycling challenge, and we have some exciting numbers to report.

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<![CDATA[Get Saucy!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1719/get-saucy/ Fri, 17 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1719/get-saucy/ From veggies to chicken, steaks and more, the easiest way to raise your grilling game is with the right sauce. Sweet, savory, smoky or spicy, find all your favorite flavor combos just in time for summer!

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<![CDATA[Gone Fishin’]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1729/gone-fishin/ Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:23:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1729/gone-fishin/ Who doesn’t love fresh fish? Two of our favorites, fresh Northern Halibut and Copper River Salmon, are in season and in our seafood cases now! From flavor profiles to sourcing info, learn more about these tasty fish and how to make the most of them in your kitchen.

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<![CDATA[Store to Farm with California Safe Soil]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1726/store-to-farm-with-california-safe-soil/ Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:56:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1726/store-to-farm-with-california-safe-soil/ CSS began collecting food scraps from our West Sacramento store as a trial program in 2013. Soon after, our stores in Woodland and Davis joined in the program and started providing food scraps later that year. In early 2014, our Sacramento and Elk Grove stores started participating in the program, too.

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<![CDATA[That’s a Wrap!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1711/thats-a-wrap/ Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1711/thats-a-wrap/ From dads and grads to birthdays, weddings and random acts of love and kindness, it’s easy to celebrate all of life’s special moments with Papyrus Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap. Express just how you feel with artful, eloquent greeting cards, and add that personal touch with stylish wrapping paper in a variety of patterns.

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<![CDATA[Time for a Coffee (Cake) Break]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1713/time-for-a-coffee-cake-break/ Sun, 12 Jun 2016 19:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1713/time-for-a-coffee-cake-break/ Fresh, moist cake and buttery, crumbly streusel topping come together in one of our all time favorite breakfast desserts: classic coffee cake. This sweet treat is hard enough to resist as is, but wait until you try our bakery’s new and improved version, sure to make mouths water everywhere!

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<![CDATA[How to…Cut a Mango ]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1715/how-tocut-a-mango/ Sat, 11 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1715/how-tocut-a-mango/ Interested in mastering the art of mango slicing? Take a peek at this quick video to see how it’s done!

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<![CDATA[Great Gifts for Dad]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1717/fathers-day-gift-guide/ Sat, 11 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1717/fathers-day-gift-guide/ Not sure what to get the dad in your life for Father’s Day? Our handy gift guide will help you find just the right thing for all your favorite father figures!

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<![CDATA[Healthy Frozen Treats Contest]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1725/healthy-frozen-treats-contest/ Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:34:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1725/healthy-frozen-treats-contest/ Hot summer days are the perfect time to enjoy a refreshingly healthy frozen treat, especially one that’s homemade! Do you have a go-to recipe you enjoy when the temperature hits triple digits? Share your favorite summertime Healthy Frozen Treat for a chance to win a $50 Nugget Markets Gift Card and a Zoku popsicle mold (retail value $16.99)!

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<![CDATA[Tea Time on Ice]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1721/tea-time-on-ice/ Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1721/tea-time-on-ice/ In our opinion, any day over 80°F is a good day for iced tea. Whether you like to brew your own or enjoy a sip straight from the bottle, cool down today and any day with all sorts of refreshing iced tea options!

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<![CDATA[Much Ado About Mango]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1723/much-ado-about-mango/ Thu, 09 Jun 2016 16:27:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1723/much-ado-about-mango/ Mad about mangos? So are we! Luckily, since mangos have two growing seasons that overlap in various parts of the world, we have practically a year-round supply of this fabulous fruit!

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<![CDATA[SacPride Recap]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1722/sacpride-recap/ Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:45:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1722/sacpride-recap/ Wow, what a weekend! Nearly 30 Nugget Markets associates and friends took part in the Sacramento Pride Parade and Festival Saturday on the Capitol Mall, representing our stores all the way from Marin County up to El Dorado Hills!

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<![CDATA[Iced Tea at the Coffee Bar]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1720/iced-tea-at-the-coffee-bar/ Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:49:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1720/iced-tea-at-the-coffee-bar/ When the weather outside is frightfully hot, drop by our coffee bar for a refreshing cup of iced tea! From our classic iced black tea to the floral and fruity flavors of hibiscus, we’ve got cool, unsweetened and organic flavors for every palate!

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<![CDATA[Mozzarella Rundown]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1708/mozzarella-run-down/ Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1708/mozzarella-run-down/ What’s the difference between fresh mozzarella and buffalo mozzarella? What about ciligine and bocconcini? Is “caprese” pronounced kuh-preese or kuh-pray-zay? Is your head spinning yet? Don’t worry, we’re here to help—for all your pressing mozzarella questions, we’ve got the answers!

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<![CDATA[SchoolsRule-Marin Gala Ticket Giveaway!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1714/schools-rule/ Mon, 06 Jun 2016 12:43:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1714/schools-rule/ Step right up! It’s time to celebrate and support local education at SchoolsRule-Marin, a spectacular benefit under the big top, and we want you to join us! To enter for your chance to win two tickets to this fantastic event, visit our Contest Page!

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<![CDATA[Go for the Gold]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1712/go-for-the-gold/ Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:36:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1712/go-for-the-gold/ Large, plump, juicy and sweet, Taylor’s Gold Pears are the perfect addition to a springtime brunch. Their creamy white flesh and smooth texture makes them ideal for enjoying in salads, desserts or baking.

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<![CDATA[Father's Day Giveaway]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1707/fathers-day-giveaway/ Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1707/fathers-day-giveaway/ This Father’s Day, treat your dad to a stylish gift he’ll love on us! In honor of all the great dads out there, we’re giving away six sets of Viski Crystal Tumblers and Glacier Rocks just in time for dad’s special day.

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<![CDATA[Summer Cheese Pairings]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1705/summer-cheese-pairings/ Sat, 04 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1705/summer-cheese-pairings/ Summer lovin’, had me some... cheese? You bet! After all that fun in the sun, there’s nothing quite like chilling out with good friends and good food on a cool summer night. While it may be too hot to cook in the kitchen, it’s the perfect weather for an evening wine and cheese party! Try a few of these cool summer combos to get the party started.

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<![CDATA[Fruit Beers Ripe for the Picking]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1704/fruit-beers-ripe-for-the-picking/ Fri, 03 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1704/fruit-beers-ripe-for-the-picking/ Thirsty for something a little different this summer? How does a refreshing Radler or Shandy-style fruit beer sound? Give it a go and raise a glass with one of these fruity favorites!

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<![CDATA[The “Rad” History of Fruit Beer ]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1709/the-rad-history-of-fruit-beer-/ Fri, 03 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1709/the-rad-history-of-fruit-beer-/ Have you tried fruit beer yet? Despite what you may think, this isn’t just that latest trend. Mixing fruit juice with beer has a long history dating back to the early 1900s in the Munich region of Germany.

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<![CDATA[Acai What You Did There]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1703/acai-what-you-did-there/ Tue, 31 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1703/acai-what-you-did-there/ Nutritious and delicious acai bowls are all the rage right now, and with good reason! These sweet, smoothie-style bowls pack a punch with the superfood benefits of acai (ah-sigh-ee) and make a great breakfast, dessert or power snack.

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<![CDATA[The Thrill of the Grill]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1699/thrill-of-the-grill/ Thu, 26 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1699/thrill-of-the-grill/ Are you ready to get your grill on? You will be soon with these great grilling tips! Just in time for summer, our chefs and meat pros shared their best tips and tricks for making the most of your next barbecue. Let’s get grillin’!

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<![CDATA[Angus 101]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1700/angus-education/ Thu, 26 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1700/angus-education/ Our mouthwatering Fresh to Market USDA Choice Premium Angus Beef serves up a grilling experience that is exceptionally flavorful, naturally juicy and incredibly tender. Wanna know why?

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<![CDATA[Best of the Best – El Dorado Hills]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1698/edh-best-of-the-best/ Wed, 25 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1698/edh-best-of-the-best/ Our guests are the best. Thanks to your incredible support, our El Dorado Hills store has been voted #1 in not one, but FOUR different categories in the El Dorado Hills Telegraph’s Best of the Best readers’ choice competition!

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<![CDATA[How to… Cut a Pineapple]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1701/how-to-cut-a-pineapple/ Wed, 25 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1701/how-to-cut-a-pineapple/ Learn how to slice a pineapple like a pro with this quick vid from our own Chef Stazi!

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<![CDATA[Cheese-Based Steak Butters ]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1697/steak-butters/ Tue, 24 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1697/steak-butters/ Raise the steaks this summer with a slather of one of these amazing cheese-based compound butters. The richness of the creamy butter pairs with the complex flavors of each unique cheese and other complementary flavors for a mouthwatering final product sure to take your steak to a whole new level.

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<![CDATA[Adventure Series Wines]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1696/adventure-wines-ii/ Mon, 23 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1696/adventure-wines-ii/ Ready to sip something a little different? Step off the beaten path and explore some of the unique wines Nugget Markets has to offer as part of our Adventure Series. These palate-pleasing libations include uncommon varietals that hail from lesser-known growing regions of the world. Explore some curious kinds and unusual finds with these wonderfully unique wines. 

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<![CDATA[Tray Magnifique!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1695/deli-tray-options/ Fri, 20 May 2016 09:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1695/deli-tray-options/ Planning a party? From invitations to scheduling, you’ve got enough on your plate, so let us help with the cooking! Delicious deli trays made fresh in our deli are the perfect option for group entertaining, providing plenty of easy, tasty food everyone can enjoy. 

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<![CDATA[Let Them Eat Cheese]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1694/cheese-cake-wheels/ Fri, 20 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1694/cheese-cake-wheels/ For a simple yet show-stopping dessert, layered cheese “cake” is the way to go. Along with this delicious combination, you can also try using different fillings or decorations like dried fruit, Marcona almonds or chocolate.

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<![CDATA[Whey Cool Combos]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1689/whey-cool-combos/ Thu, 19 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1689/whey-cool-combos/ Specialty cheese, great wine and artisan chocolate… what more do you really need? How about a handy guide to some fab fromage formulas? Take a page out of our talented cheese specialists’ book and try a taste of these unique and flavorful pairings, perfect for a picnic, barbecue or casual night in with friends.

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<![CDATA[Rallying for Relay for Life ]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1693/rallying-for-relay-for-life-/ Wed, 18 May 2016 11:40:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1693/rallying-for-relay-for-life-/ For 24 hours from April 30 to May 1, Nugget Markets team members and other excited supporters participated in this year’s Relay for Life at UC Davis. Overcoming gale-force winds all day, everyone had an absolute blast supporting a fantastic cause!

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<![CDATA[Spring & Summer Field Guide Fun]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1692/spring-and-summer-field-guide-fun/ Wed, 18 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1692/spring-and-summer-field-guide-fun/ It’s official—the latest Nugget Markets Field Guide to all things sizzling for spring and summer has arrived! Along with a ton of great recipes for grilling, brunch and everything in between, our seasonal guide is bursting with insider tips on healthy living, sustainable products, kitchen hacks, entertaining inspiration and more. 

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<![CDATA[Bellwether of the Ball]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1688/bellwether-of-the-ball/ Wed, 18 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1688/bellwether-of-the-ball/ Fresh, decadent and creamy Bellwether Farms Ricotta makes a beautiful addition to any sweet or savory dish. Locally made with 100% Jersey cow's milk, this ricotta has a delicate texture and a rich, buttery flavor. 

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<![CDATA[Fresh to Market, Fresh to You!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1691/fresh-to-market-fresh-to-you/ Tue, 17 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1691/fresh-to-market-fresh-to-you/ At Nugget Markets, we’re committed to bringing you the best products at the best prices. To do that, we partner with local producers that share our same values and standards to offer our Fresh to Market line of unique, high-quality items produced with care and integrity. 

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<![CDATA[Bite-Sized Bliss ]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1690/bite-sized-bliss-/ Mon, 16 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1690/bite-sized-bliss-/ What’s better than a single slice of cheesecake? A bunch of mini cheesecake bites drenched in chocolate! Satiate any sweet tooth with Chuckanut Cheesecake Bites.

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<![CDATA[Sweet as a Sugar Plum]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1687/sweet-as-a-sugar-plum/ Sun, 15 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1687/sweet-as-a-sugar-plum/ Since 2009, Sugar Plum Vegan has been providing the Sacramento region with wonderful, cruelty-free baked goods that taste as good as they sound. Local, vegan and non-GMO, Sugar Plum goodies are a sweet treat indeed.

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<![CDATA[Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet – Part 3]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1685/benefits-of-the-mediterranean-diet--part-3/ Fri, 13 May 2016 08:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1685/benefits-of-the-mediterranean-diet--part-3/ Want to maintain a heart-healthy diet, but have a weakness for the sweeter things? You’re in luck! You don’t have to nix all your decadent favorites to keep a heart-healthy diet. The traditional Mediterranean diet includes a balance of many foods including some sweet, rich and indulgent options like these. Just remember, everything in moderation!

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<![CDATA[Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet – Part 2]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1684/benefits-of-the-mediterranean-diet--part-2/ Fri, 13 May 2016 07:30:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1684/benefits-of-the-mediterranean-diet--part-2/ If you’re aiming to eat more heart-healthy foods, you may want to look to the traditional Mediterranean diet for inspiration. Scientists note that lowering risk for heart disease is less about eating a particular food and more about eating a balanced collection of foods that work together to take care of your heart. Some of these foods include options like whole grains and vegetables, long known for their nutritional value.

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<![CDATA[Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet – Part 1]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1683/benefits-of-the-mediterranean-diet--part-1/ Fri, 13 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1683/benefits-of-the-mediterranean-diet--part-1/ Of course you take care of yourself, but are you eating what’s best for your heart? For decades, researchers have noted that people living in Mediterranean regions tend to have lower risk for heart disease thanks a diet full of unprocessed foods that supply an array of heart-healthy nutrients and compounds. Delicious staples like salmon, olive oil and nuts supply both a wealth of great nutrition and flavor. Check out how some of these foods typical of the Mediterranean diet can help.

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<![CDATA[Mediterranean-Style Wines]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1681/mediterranean-style-wines/ Thu, 12 May 2016 12:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1681/mediterranean-style-wines/ Planning a Mediterranean-style meal? Don’t forget the wine! With a wide variety of domestic and imported libations available in our adult beverage department, you’re sure to find the perfect wine for pairing with your inspired spread.

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<![CDATA[Make it Mediterranean]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1682/make-it-mediterranean/ Thu, 12 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1682/make-it-mediterranean/ You don’t have to go far to enjoy the pleasures of a Mediterranean getaway. With an elegant spread of food and wine, good company and a beautiful outdoor setting, what more do you need? Create your own Mediterranean-style masterpiece with local and imported cuisine perfect for a picnic! 

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<![CDATA[Especially España]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1686/especially-espana/ Wed, 11 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1686/especially-espana/ Spain is home to many wonderful culinary traditions, including flavorful dishes like Spanish Paella. Whether you want to give this dish a go or sample other festive favorites, the best way to cook authentic Spanish food is to start with authentic Spanish ingredients like these.

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<![CDATA[All About Asparagus]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1680/all-about-asparagus/ Mon, 09 May 2016 10:15:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1680/all-about-asparagus/ Tender, tasty and nutritious, fresh asparagus is in season and the chefs in our kitchen are making the most of it. Come visit our deli for some delicious seasonal dishes starring this springtime superfood! 

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<![CDATA[King of Cheese]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1679/king-of-cheese/ Mon, 09 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1679/king-of-cheese/ Often referred to as the “King of Cheese,” Parmigiano Reggiano is a standout cheese with an unmistakable aroma and taste that make it worthy of the name. Produced from the milk of grass and hay-fed cows, this cheese is made in copper vats using traditional methods and is aged two years before being brought to market.

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<![CDATA[Saffron Savvy]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1678/saffron-savvy/ Sat, 07 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1678/saffron-savvy/ Sure, saffron is known for its vivid crimson threads and precious price tag, but that’s not all there is to this super spice! For instanced, did you know saffron threads actually come from the crocus flower? Among the world's most expensive spices by weight, saffron has also been used to dye fabric and at one point, has even been used as currency!

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<![CDATA[Springtime Sweets]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1677/springtime-sweets/ Fri, 06 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1677/springtime-sweets/ Sweet on sweets? Our talented bakers make an array of luscious little treats fresh in-house and ready to enjoy, including a few new springtime favorites! 

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<![CDATA[Stepping It Up]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1675/feelgoodz/ Thu, 05 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1675/feelgoodz/ You can walk tall (and comfortably) in all-natural, sustainable Feelgoodz Footwear. Inspired by a pair of flip-flops he bought on a backpacking trip in Thailand, founder Kyle Berner started FeelGoodz Inc. in 2008 to share the idea of sustainably comfortable footwear.

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<![CDATA[Grab & Go Picnic Picks]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1674/grab-and-go-picnic-picks/ Wed, 04 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1674/grab-and-go-picnic-picks/ Sunshine, fresh air and all of nature’s beauty—what’s not to love? This summer, take some time to enjoy the great outdoors, and take lunch with you! Whether you prefer to pack a picnic, take a hike or embark on a great adventure, it’s easy to eat well on the go with convenient food, drink and container options like these. Don’t forget the sunscreen! 

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<![CDATA[Brunch of Champions]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1673/brunch-of-champions/ Tue, 03 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1673/brunch-of-champions/ How do you make baked goods even better? Just add cheese! Make brunch (or any meal) beautiful with luscious, local cheeses and fresh baked delights from our bakery.

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<![CDATA[Sonoma to a Tea]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1668/sonoma-to-a-tea/ Sat, 30 Apr 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1668/sonoma-to-a-tea/ Enjoy a new concept in herbal tea with a pitcher of The Republic of Tea Sonoma Iced Tea. The Sonoma Tea collection replaces traditional tea leaves with fine wine grape skins from Sonoma’s renowned vineyards.

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<![CDATA[BIG Day of Giving 2016!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1669/big-day-of-giving-2016/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1669/big-day-of-giving-2016/ On your marks, get set… give! On May 3, the Sacramento region will come together once again for one BIG Day of Giving. This 24-hour giving challenge is designed to lift up lives, support local nonprofits and let you put your money where your heart is. Join us and many others starting at midnight May 3 for a celebration of philanthropy in our local community!

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<![CDATA[Waxing Poetic]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1667/waxing-poetic/ Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1667/waxing-poetic/ Romantic dinner for two, designer home décor, great gift idea… What do they all have in common? Candles, of course! As lovely unlit, as they are aglow, light up your life, home or party with some of these unique and lovely candles.

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<![CDATA[The Mother of All Cakes]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1672/the-mother-of-all-cakes/ Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:03:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1672/the-mother-of-all-cakes/ This Mother’s Day, celebrate mom and all she does with a delicious dessert as beautiful and elegant as she is. In stores for a limited time only, Ettore’s newly designed Mother’s Day Cake is sure to make her smile.

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<![CDATA[To the Moon & Back]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1671/to-the-moon-and-back/ Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:20:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1671/to-the-moon-and-back/ Flowers? Check. Greeting card? Check. Chocolate? You know it! Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if your mother figure is a fan of chocolate (who isn’t?), she’ll be over the moon with a thoughtful gift of exquisite chocolates.

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<![CDATA[How to… Peel a Kiwi]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1663/how-to-kiwi/ Sun, 24 Apr 2016 19:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1663/how-to-kiwi/ Have you ever wondered how to perfectly peel a kiwi? Wonder no more! Watch and learn as our executive chef shows just how it’s done.

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<![CDATA[Powder Power!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1651/powdered-vitamins/ Sat, 23 Apr 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1651/powdered-vitamins/ Having trouble getting your recommended daily dose of fruits, veggies, vitamins and minerals? Powdered vitamin supplements are an easy way to incorporate necessary nutrients into your diet! Most options mix well in water or other liquids like coconut water, milk, fruit juice or a smoothie.

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<![CDATA[Fish for a King]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1670/fish-for-a-king/ Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:20:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1670/fish-for-a-king/ This just in—New Zealand Fresh King Salmon Fillets are coming to a Nugget Markets near you! Sustainably farmed-raised in the beautiful, clean waters of the Marlborough Sounds north of New Zealand, this amazing fish is a true Pacific King salmon with ancestry that can be traced back to the McCloud River in California.

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<![CDATA[And the Green Guru is...]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1666/and-the-green-guru-is/ Fri, 22 Apr 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1666/and-the-green-guru-is/ In honor of Earth Day, we’re excited to announce the winner of our “Who’s Your Green Guru?” contest. Congratulations Kaysey E. from Davis, for winning the hearts of the public and our Green Guru team, and the contest itself!

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<![CDATA[Get Psyched for Cycling!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1662/may-is-bike-month/ Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1662/may-is-bike-month/ Do you love to bike? Now’s your chance to join the greater Sacramento region in celebrating May is Bike Month! This annual campaign encourages people to get cycling and replace car miles with bike miles throughout the month of May. Whether you’re running errands, cycling to work or riding recreationally, May is the perfect opportunity to bust out the bicycle and join the fun.

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<![CDATA[How Sweet It Is]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1665/how-sweet-it-is/ Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1665/how-sweet-it-is/ In an effort to cut back on added sugar in soft drinks and other treats, people often turn to non-nutritive sweeteners, a.k.a. “artificial” sweeteners, to get their sweet fix. Intensely sweet, these compounds are anywhere from 200 to 600 times sweeter than regular table sugar, so just a speck can be used in beverages or baked goods for essentially zero calories.

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<![CDATA[Lots o’ Matzo!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1664/lots-o-matzo/ Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:33:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1664/lots-o-matzo/ Looking for Matzo? We’ve got lots! Along with a variety of other brands and flavors, we also carry some specifically kosher for Passover options like these.  

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<![CDATA[Passover Wines]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1658/wines-for-passover/ Sun, 17 Apr 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1658/wines-for-passover/ When it comes time to raise a glass at your Passover celebration, we’ve got the right wines to fill your cup. Along with our wide selection of everyday, local and imported wines, we also have kosher for Passover options perfect for this special occasion. 

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<![CDATA[Composting Made Easy]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1660/composting-tips-from-our-green-gurus/ Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1660/composting-tips-from-our-green-gurus/ Do you want a healthier and more productive garden? Do you want to reduce the need for fertilizers and store-bought soil amendments? Do you want to reduce the amount of waste that goes to the landfill every week? If you answered yes to any or all of these, you should consider composting!

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<![CDATA[Meet our Green Gurus!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1659/introducing-the-green-guru-team/ Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:56:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1659/introducing-the-green-guru-team/ At Nugget Markets, we are in the business of constant improvement, and that includes taking care of our environment with a cutting edge sustainability program. How do we make it happen? With the help of our wonderful green guru team! 

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<![CDATA[B the Change]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1661/b-the-change/ Wed, 13 Apr 2016 07:30:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1661/b-the-change/ We love food, but that’s not all we love—we also adore the planet and those who do their part to take care of it! Many of our vendors share these same values, and some are even Certified B Corporations. What does that mean? Read on to find out.

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<![CDATA[Bee’s Wrap Sustainable Food Storage]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1653/bees-wrap/ Tue, 12 Apr 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1653/bees-wrap/ Decrease your dependence on disposable food storage with a natural alternative! Made from beeswax, organic cotton, jojoba oil and tree resin, Bee's Wrap is 100% natural and compostable.

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