Nugget Markets Daily Dish https://www.nuggetmarket.com/ Nugget Market news, tips and products. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:24:00 -0800 en <![CDATA[That’s a Wrap!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1910/thats-a-wrap/ Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:24:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1910/thats-a-wrap/ Wondering how you should present your presents this year? Follow our festive flowchart to see how best to give your gifts the holiday treatment!

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<![CDATA[Panettone Perfection]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1909/panettone-perfection/ Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:32:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1909/panettone-perfection/ Not a fan of fruitcake? Not to worry—the holiday fruit bread known as panettone is so much more. Originally a delicious Italian custom around the holidays, panettone has made its way into American homes, hearts and bellies. Studded with bits of dried or candied fruit, this festive bread is delicious fresh on its own, or lightly toasted with just a dab of butter.

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<![CDATA[DIY Aromatherapy Gifts]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1908/diy-aromatherapy-gifts/ Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:33:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1908/diy-aromatherapy-gifts/ Get crafty this holiday season with a few DIY aromatherapy gifts! You can make your own delightful spa-style presents with essential oils, some simple ingredients found in our store and these easy recipes!

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<![CDATA[Fresh to Market Essential Oils]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1907/fresh-to-market-essential-oils/ Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:30:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1907/fresh-to-market-essential-oils/ Whether you’re new to aromatherapy or an expert in all things essential oils, you may know these botanical oils and blends can have a host of benefits. Even better, you can now find our very own Fresh to Market line of essential oils in our healthy living department! Just like the rest of our Fresh to Market line, quality is key with our essential oils. These highly concentrated botanical oils are 100% pure, sustainably harvested and sourced by quality, not price.

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<![CDATA[Gourmet Gift Baskets]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1906/gourmet-gift-baskets/ Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:16:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1906/gourmet-gift-baskets/ Not sure what to get the person who already has everything? Give the gift of an epicurean experience with one of Nugget Markets’ gourmet gift baskets! If your special someone’s sweet on sweets, treat them to the Chocolate & Caramel Basket. For the cocktail connoisseur? Say cheers with the Bloody Mary Basket. Or wine and dine your loved one with the Pasta and Wine Basket. Between the three, there’s something for all the foodies on your list!

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<![CDATA[Oh, the Pastabilities]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1905/oh-the-pastabilities/ Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:10:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1905/oh-the-pastabilities/ It’s a pasta party and you’re invited! Enjoy all your favorite classic pasta shapes (and a few new ones!) with Marella Organic Pasta. Handcrafted in southern Italy and imported by Italian Harvest, this award-winning artisanal pasta is made with traditional methods and high-quality, local grain.

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<![CDATA[The Meat of the Matter]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1903/the-meat-of-the-matter/ Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1903/the-meat-of-the-matter/ If you’re cooking your own holiday meal this year, make sure to reserve your protein in advance with our meat department to guarantee you get just the cut and size you’re looking for. Choose from traditional turkey, premium roasts, savory porchetta and more!  

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<![CDATA[Platters Aplenty!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1904/platters-aplenty/ Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:56:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1904/platters-aplenty/ If you’re planning on entertaining this holiday season, you’re going to need good food and lots of it! Whether it’s an office party, family gathering or last-minute get-together, it’s easy to feed the masses with delicious platters of tasty nibbles pre-arranged by our talented team. All you have to do is place the order and pick it up!

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<![CDATA[Decadent Holiday Desserts]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1902/decadent-holiday-desserts/ Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1902/decadent-holiday-desserts/ Visions of sugar plums dancing in your head? How about peppermint brownies, Champagne cakes and Nutella bars? Drop by our bakery to get all sorts of sweet treats for the season! (Sugar plums not included.)

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<![CDATA[Spirit Elves Reporting for Duty]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1901/elves-reporting-for-duty/ Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:15:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1901/elves-reporting-for-duty/ Just in time for the holidays, we’ve got 14 unique and fabulous Spirit Elves reporting for duty! Each Nugget Markets store has its very own Spirit Elf wandering the aisles, making mischief and spreading holiday cheer. Even if you can’t visit them all in person, you can still get to know our awesome elves here, and vote for your favorite on our Facebook poll!

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<![CDATA[Elfie Selfie Instagram Sweepstakes]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1899/elf-on-the-shelf-contest/ Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1899/elf-on-the-shelf-contest/ Along with great groceries and holiday essentials, you may have noticed there are also elves on our shelves this month! Each Nugget Markets location has its own personalized Spirit Elf, and they’re on the move spreading holiday cheer throughout the store!

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<![CDATA[Winter Warmers]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1897/coffee-bar-winter-menu/ Fri, 25 Nov 2016 07:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1897/coffee-bar-winter-menu/ The holidays are here and you know what that means… our coffee bar holiday menu is back! Cozy up with these sweet, seasonal sips for a limited time only!

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<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Day-After Recipes]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1900/thanksgiving-day-after-recipes/ Thu, 24 Nov 2016 19:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1900/thanksgiving-day-after-recipes/ When the feast is finished, the dishes are done and the guests have gone their way, you may think you won’t need to eat (or cook) for a week. But, sure enough, the day after Thanksgiving comes and we’re ready to eat! If you have lots of leftovers, but don’t want a mirror image of yesterday’s meal, here are a few easy ideas on how to liven up your leftover turkey and sides!

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<![CDATA[Build Your Own Gingerbread House!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1898/gingerbread-house/ Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1898/gingerbread-house/ You don’t have to work in Santa’s workshop to build a beautiful Christmas creation! Bust out your baking skills and this handy printable template to make your own gingerbread house from scratch!

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<![CDATA[Specialty Baking Products]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1896/specialty-baking-products/ Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1896/specialty-baking-products/ ‘Tis the season for bountiful baking! From quality ingredients to sweet decorations, we’ve got everything you need to get in the holiday spirit. Before you make a batch of your favorite festive cookies, be sure to stock up on the basics, like all-natural sugar, gluten-free flour and, of course, chocolate!

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<![CDATA[Peppermint Party]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1895/peppermint-delight/ Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1895/peppermint-delight/ Can you possibly have too much peppermint? Not this time of the year! Procure the finest peppermint treats this season for a minty-themed gift basket, a fresh take on stocking stuffers or simply some personal peppermint pleasure. From candy to cocoa, ice cream to coffee, we have a plethora of tasty peppermint picks for every person on your list!

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<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Cheers]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1892/thanksgiving-cheers/ Fri, 18 Nov 2016 07:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1892/thanksgiving-cheers/ What better way to wind down after the Thanksgiving feast than with a toast to all we’re grateful for? If you’re looking for just the right sip to fill your glass this fall, check out our veritable cornucopia of autumn cocktails!

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<![CDATA[Heavenly Hostess Gifts]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1894/heavely-hostess-gifts/ Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1894/heavely-hostess-gifts/ If you’re attending a festive dinner party this holiday season, don’t forget to thank the host! From gourmet goodies to clever kitchen accoutrements, we have a host of heavenly hostess gifts to choose from.

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<![CDATA[Holiday Meal Wine Pairings]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1891/holiday-meal-wine-pairings/ Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:14:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1891/holiday-meal-wine-pairings/ When it comes time to raise a glass at your holiday celebration, make sure you have the right wine to complement the feast! Whether you’d rather sip a red, white or rosé, these three wines are each perfect for pairing with your traditional holiday feast. 

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<![CDATA[Festive Holiday Fixin’s]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1890/festive-holiday-fixins/ Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1890/festive-holiday-fixins/ So you’ve got the Centerpiece for your Feast what about the rest of the spread? From traditional stuffing to mashed potatoes and gravy, our chefs are whipping up some of the finest holiday fixin’s perfect for fleshing out your holiday feast!

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<![CDATA[Vibrant Holiday Veggies]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1889/vibrant-holiday-veggies/ Tue, 15 Nov 2016 07:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1889/vibrant-holiday-veggies/ A holiday feast just isn’t complete without the vegetables. From green beans to Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes to squash, our deli’s spread of gourmet, chef-prepared sides is so delicious even self-proclaimed veggie-haters will go for a second helping!

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<![CDATA[Food for Thought: Thanksgiving Menu Ideas]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1887/food-for-thought-thanksgiving-menu-ideas/ Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:48:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1887/food-for-thought-thanksgiving-menu-ideas/ Whether you’re planning to celebrate Thanksgiving with casual turkey for two, a fun, foodie Friendsgiving or a full-blown family feast, there’s one thing they all have in common—great food! Make holiday planning a breeze with these festive Thanksgiving menus designed to fit any size or style of celebration. As an added bonus, each delicious dish listed is available fresh from Nugget Markets’ kitchens!

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<![CDATA[Enticing Holiday Entrées]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1888/enticing-holiday-entrees/ Sat, 12 Nov 2016 12:33:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1888/enticing-holiday-entrees/ Not feeling up to cooking a turkey this holiday season? No problem! Our kitchen’s à la carte entrée options are perfect for complementing your homemade holiday feast. Along with Traditional Turkey, we also offer a variety of other magnificent main dishes prepared by our chefs just for you!

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<![CDATA[Cooking with Wine ]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1885/cooking-wine/ Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1885/cooking-wine/ Can you really only cook with wine you would drink? Why does it matter if a wine is “dry”? Check out the answers to these and all your other pressing questions about cooking with wine!

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<![CDATA[Pumpkin Spice on Ice]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1884/pumpkin-spice-on-ice/ Thu, 10 Nov 2016 17:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1884/pumpkin-spice-on-ice/ Made with pumpkin, spice and everything nice, there’s nothing like seasonal sweets from our freezer aisle to top off dessert! Sweeten the deal this holiday season with a scoop or two of these extra festive frozen treats.

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<![CDATA[High Time for Pie]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1883/high-time-for-pie/ Wed, 09 Nov 2016 07:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1883/high-time-for-pie/ Even if you don’t feel like baking something from scratch this holiday season, a delicious dessert is as easy as pie! Drop by our bakery or freezer aisle for an assortment of festive, handcrafted pies ready to take, bake and enjoy!

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<![CDATA[Fine Brines]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1881/fine-brines/ Fri, 04 Nov 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1881/fine-brines/ Brining your bird this holiday season? Turkey-riffic! If this isn’t your first time brining, you might want to mix it up this year. Along with our classic Signature Brine recipe, there are a number of ways you can customize your own brine to change the final flavor profile.

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<![CDATA[Artisan Cheese Trays]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1882/artisan-cheese-trays/ Thu, 03 Nov 2016 19:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1882/artisan-cheese-trays/ From elegant soirees to casual shindigs, there’s nothing like a picturesque platter of specialty cheese to please your party guests. Make entertaining easy with one or more of our pre-arranged artisan cheese trays, available in styles and sizes suited for any occasion!

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<![CDATA[Cold & Flu Supplements]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1878/cold-flu-supplements/ Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1878/cold-flu-supplements/ Fight off the cold and flu this season with a little help from our healthy living department! Along with washing your hands and other common sense measures to stave off sickness, you can boost your immune system with a variety of vitamins, herbal supplements and homeopathic remedies from trusted brands like these.

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<![CDATA[Turkey Day Haiku Contest]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1879/turkey-day-haiku-contest/ Thu, 03 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1879/turkey-day-haiku-contest/ Here’s some foodie fun—channel your Thanksgiving spirit and write an original Turkey Day Haiku for your chance to win the centerpiece for your feast!

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<![CDATA[It’s Turkey Time!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1877/its-turkey-time/ Thu, 03 Nov 2016 10:04:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1877/its-turkey-time/ Fresh, frozen, whole, rolled, local and organic... There are so many options for your Thanksgiving turkey! Check out a few favorites from our meat department that your guests are sure to gobble up!

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<![CDATA[Willie Bird Fresh “Free Range” Turkey]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1876/willie-bird-fresh-free-range-turkey/ Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:45:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1876/willie-bird-fresh-free-range-turkey/ Willie Bird free-range turkeys are raised in Northern California on an all-natural diet. These broad-breasted turkeys are nationally known for their superior quality, tenderness and taste.

Follow these simple instructions for a perfectly cooked Willie Bird Fresh "Free Range" Turkey.

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<![CDATA[Roli Roti Turketta]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1875/roli-roti-turketta/ Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:44:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1875/roli-roti-turketta/ This tasty twist on the traditional porchetta features Mary’s Free Range Non-GMO Turkey seasoned with garlic and fresh herbs and rolled in the traditional porchetta technique. Follow these simple cooking instructions for a truly tantalizing turketta!

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<![CDATA[The Third Wave of Coffee]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1868/third-wave/ Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1868/third-wave/ Similar to the wine movement of the past decade, crafting quality coffee has become something of an art for many producers, creating what is often known as “third wave” coffee. Instead of vineyards, fermentation and barrel aging, these craft coffee producers have coffee farms, roast styles and brewing.

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<![CDATA[The Perfect Brew]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1867/perfect-brew/ Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1867/perfect-brew/ Do you start every day with a cup (or four) of freshly brewed coffee? Are you still looking for that elusive perfect home brew? If so, we’ve got great news for you! Our friends at Equator Coffees & Teas shared some pro tips to help even casual coffee drinkers become café connoisseurs. Simply follow these brewing best practices to get the best home brew every time.

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<![CDATA[Roli Roti Porchetta]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1874/roli-roti-porchetta/ Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:04:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1874/roli-roti-porchetta/ This traditional, oven-ready roast is made with Heritage Berkshire Pork rolled with garlic and fresh herbs, and comes with a sweet onion marmalade. Follow these easy cooking instructions for a delicious feast!

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<![CDATA[Certified Piedmontese Beef Tomahawk Roast]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1873/certified-piedmontese-beef-tomahawk-roast/ Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:45:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1873/certified-piedmontese-beef-tomahawk-roast/ Ceritified Piedmontese is gourmet beef at its finest and most tender. This steak certainly has a wow factor with its bone-in presentation that looks like the tomahawk axe. Here are some cooking instructions to make sure you have a wow factor in the flavor, too!

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<![CDATA[Stocks & Broths]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1871/stock-vs-broth/ Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1871/stock-vs-broth/ With soup season in full swing, it’s the perfect time to brush up on the basics of broth, stock and bone broth! While many use the terms “stock” and “broth” interchangeably, the words technically do have different meanings.

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<![CDATA[Breakdown of Beer Styles]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1861/breakdown-of-beer-styles/ Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1861/breakdown-of-beer-styles/ With more than 300 new and time-honored beers from around the world and fresh brews arriving weekly, there’s always something new to try in our adult beverage department! Not sure which style of brew is right for you? Our handy breakdown of basic beer styles can help!

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<![CDATA[Cooking with Beer]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1869/cooking-with-beer/ Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1869/cooking-with-beer/ When it comes to cooking with alcohol, wine’s all well and good, but why not stick a cork in it and grab a bottle of beer instead? Beer makes an excellent choice in the kitchen due to the extremely wide range of styles and flavors available. Follow these simple guidelines to create endless recipes using your favorite brews!

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<![CDATA[Hops 101]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1859/hops-101/ Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1859/hops-101/ Beer is made with four main ingredients: barley, hops, yeast and water. And yet, all the conversation lately is centered on the hops. The hop plant is a vine that produces a flower (called a hop cone) that is prized for the oils inside. It provides beer with aromas, flavor and bitterness. It also acts as a preservative, which was its original use in beer.

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<![CDATA[Hop to It!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1860/hop-to-it/ Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1860/hop-to-it/ As we discussed in Hops 101, hops are one of the four main ingredients used to make beer. But it is also important to note that the point at which hops are added to the beer during the brewing process has a profound effect on the final flavor and aroma of the brew.

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<![CDATA[90th Anniversary Flash Mob Fun]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1872/90th-anniversary-flash-mob-fun/ Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1872/90th-anniversary-flash-mob-fun/ Are you a fan of flash mob fun? We are! If you haven’t already heard, this year marks Nugget Markets’ 90th anniversary and we like to celebrate big time. Along with great contests, fun events, delicious food and more, each store choreographed and performed its very own Flash Mob Dance Party!

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<![CDATA[Spooktacular Sweets]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1866/spooktacular-sweets/ Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1866/spooktacular-sweets/ Need a sweet treat for your Halloween bash? Visit our bakery to pick up some of Ettore’s latest festive goodies! From sugar cookies and cakecups to petit fours and more, these adorable Halloween-themed treats are positively spooktacular! 

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<![CDATA[Freaky Fromage]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1862/freaky-fromage/ Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1862/freaky-fromage/ Hosting a Halloween bash? Don’t forget the snacks! Scare up a deliciously themed Halloween cheese board with tasty thrillers like these from our cheese department.

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<![CDATA[Wicked Wine & Spooky Brews]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1864/wicked-wine-spooky-brews/ Sun, 16 Oct 2016 16:32:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1864/wicked-wine-spooky-brews/ Make the most of your Halloween celebration with wicked wine, spooky brews and other freaky favorites from our adult beverage department. Even ghouls and goblins need a drink once in a while, so serve up some of these spine-chilling sips!

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<![CDATA[Creepy Cocktails ]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1858/creepy-cocktails/ Sat, 15 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1858/creepy-cocktails/ Halloween’s almost here, and it’s time to break out the boos! Mix your own perfect potions with these creepy cocktail recipes.

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<![CDATA[Fabulous Fuyus & Heavenly Hachiyas]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1863/fabulous-fuyus-heavenly-hachiyas/ Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:45:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1863/fabulous-fuyus-heavenly-hachiyas/ Unlike some of their more recognizable neighbors in our produce department, persimmons remain a bit of a mystery amongst the fall fruits. Here’s a quick primer to get you up to speed on these versatile delicacies.

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<![CDATA[The Caramel Apple of our Eye]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1857/apple-from-bakery-coffee-bar/ Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1857/apple-from-bakery-coffee-bar/ How do you make apple season even sweeter? Just add caramel! Between our team of talented bakers and baristas, we’re serving up caramel apple creations in three wonderful ways.

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<![CDATA[As American as…]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1856/as-american-as/ Thu, 13 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1856/as-american-as/ With autumn upon us and apple season in full swing, it’s high time for pie time! If you’re planning to bake up a storm this apple season, don’t be daunted by this delicious dessert. Baking a homemade pie can be as easy as pie with the right equipment.

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<![CDATA[Apples Aplenty]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1855/apples-aplenty/ Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:12:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1855/apples-aplenty/ All about apples? From sodas to sweeteners, we’ve got an array of fruity favorites to whet your apple appetite!

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<![CDATA[Apple Rundown ]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1854/apple-run-down/ Sun, 09 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1854/apple-run-down/ It’s officially apple season and we have harvests aplenty, ripe for the picking! With all the different apples available, do you know which ones are right for you? Whether it’s the best choice for baking, freezing or eating out of hand, don’t worry—there’s an apple for that. Get to the core of the matter with our handy fall apple guide!

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<![CDATA[Spectacular Squash]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1853/spectacular-squash/ Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1853/spectacular-squash/ There’s something about cooking (and decorating!) with squash that can really make your home feel like fall. We all know about using pumpkins to make a delicious pie or festive jack-o’-lantern, but what about those other types of squash you can find in abundance in our produce aisles? Check out our fall guide to squash to see what you can do with the many varieties we offer.

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<![CDATA[Comfort Foods from our Deli]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1852/comfort-foods-from-our-deli/ Thu, 06 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1852/comfort-foods-from-our-deli/ As the cooler weather begins to roll in, our kitchen is rolling out a few classic fall comfort foods just for you. Cozy up with a variety of delicious chef-prepared dishes that will warm you up from the inside out!

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<![CDATA[Certified Piedmontese Beef]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1851/piedmontese-certified/ Wed, 05 Oct 2016 12:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1851/piedmontese-certified/ Naturally lean, tender and delicious, Certified Piedmontese is a one-of-a-kind gourmet beef now available in our meat department!

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<![CDATA[Find Your Pomegranate Personality Type]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1848/pomegranate-personality/ Wed, 05 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1848/pomegranate-personality/ The mysterious pomegranate… beautiful, strange and famously difficult to crack. Don’t get frustrated trying to get to the juicy heart of these seeded fruits—instead, use our guide to match your personality type to your best method of breaking into these beauties.

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<![CDATA[Pomegranate Picks]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1849/pomegranate-picks/ Tue, 04 Oct 2016 12:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1849/pomegranate-picks/ Want all the flavor and benefits of pomegranate without all the mess? Pick up some of these clever and tasty pomegranate products available in our stores!

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<![CDATA[DIY Pumpkin Face Mask]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1850/pumpkin-face-scrub/ Tue, 04 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1850/pumpkin-face-scrub/ Are you that person who waits all year for pumpkin lattes? Well, your guilty pleasure isn't all that guilty! Pumpkin is high in vitamin A and enzymes, as well as being a good source of vitamin C. And it's not just for leisurely sipping on a Saturday morning—pumpkin makes a great mask for all skin types.

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<![CDATA[Pumpkin Bakery Treats]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1847/pumpkin-bakery/ Mon, 03 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1847/pumpkin-bakery/ Autumn is officially here, so it’s time to pumpkin-spice everything, people! Drop by our bakery to get your pumpkin fix with some of these seasonal treats.

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<![CDATA[Pump up the Pumpkin!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1843/pumpkin-grocery/ Sun, 02 Oct 2016 12:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1843/pumpkin-grocery/ Can’t get enough pumpkin spice? Neither can we! Along with LattesSconesBeer and Cheese, check out these seasonal pumpkin picks you can find in our grocery aisles!

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<![CDATA[Mashing Pumpkins]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1844/pumpkin-adult-bev/ Sun, 02 Oct 2016 10:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1844/pumpkin-adult-bev/ Pumpkin spice lattes aren’t the only way to sip your favorite seasonal squash. Drop by our adult beverage department to discover a plethora of pumpkin beers ripe for the picking!

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<![CDATA[Pumpkin Cheese: Trick or Treat?]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1840/pumpkin-specialty-cheese/ Sat, 01 Oct 2016 12:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1840/pumpkin-specialty-cheese/ No trick here, the pumpkin spice phenomenon has made it to our cheese department and these seasonal specialty cheeses are a real treat! Give your autumn cheese boards a pop of pumpkin with these festive favorites.

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<![CDATA[Buy, Buy American Cheese]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1839/american-cheese-highlights/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1839/american-cheese-highlights/ Celebrate North America’s delicious diversity of artisan cheeses during American Cheese Month! We are proud to carry some of the continent’s finest fromage, and will be featuring 30 different American cheeses throughout the month of October. Along with great deals on these delicious cheeses, drop by our stores for live, in-store demos from nine different cheese companies!

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<![CDATA[Local Alameda]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1841/local-alameda/ Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1841/local-alameda/ As a local, family-owned grocer, we’re all about supporting local businesses like these fine folks based in Alameda County! From fine spirits to authentic Indian cuisine, you don’t have to go far for world-class flavor!

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<![CDATA[Local Love: Yolo]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1842/local-yolo/ Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1842/local-yolo/ You only live once, so make the most of it by shopping local! Visit one of our stores to find kitchen essentials like artisan oils, California-grown nuts and award-winning wines from right here in Yolo County!

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<![CDATA[From the Family Farm]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1838/stuyt-creamery/ Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1838/stuyt-creamery/ Founded recently in 2015, Stuyt Dairy Farmstead Cheese Company is carrying on a tradition more than four generations in the making. Co-owners Ansally and Rick both come from dairy-farming families (hers from California, his from the Netherlands), and now their kids are in on the action as well, with daughters Michelle and Anastasia running their new cheese-making venture. 

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<![CDATA[Local Love: San Francisco]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1846/local-love-san-francisco/ Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1846/local-love-san-francisco/ From cable cars to clam chowder and everything in between, San Francisco County is home to all sorts of iconic sights and flavors. If you left your heart (or groceries) in San Francisco, don’t worry—you can find a few San Fran favorites right here in our stores!

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<![CDATA[5-Ingredient Feasts: Holy Mole!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1837/5-ingredient-feasts-holy-mole/ Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:21:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1837/5-ingredient-feasts-holy-mole/ Spice up your dinner in a snap with the smoky, spicy flavors of Bunches & Bunches Provisions Moles. Handcrafted with all-natural ingredients (and bunches and bunches of love), these artisan moles offer a truly authentic taste of Mexico. With all the rich flavors of chiles, tomatoes, spices and more already developed in the sauce, a spectacular meal (made with five or fewer ingredients) is just minutes away!

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<![CDATA[Pey it Forward]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1836/pey-it-forward/ Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:19:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1836/pey-it-forward/ With their sandy soil and cool temperatures, the rugged hills of west Marin County are definitely not the typical example of California wine country. But out of these scruffy conditions comes a handful of acres planted with vines that produce a classic dry Riesling, one that’s good enough to make even Napa fans stand up and take notice.

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<![CDATA[Farm to Fork 2016]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1821/farm-to-fork-2016/ Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1821/farm-to-fork-2016/ It’s that time of year again—Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Festival is this Saturday! Join us in celebrating our area’s bounty of local food and drink, and the growers and producers who make it possible. This exciting event will feature all things local, from vendors, food and drink, to entertainment, activities and music.

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<![CDATA[Local Love: Sacramento]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1835/local-love-sacramento/ Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:12:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1835/local-love-sacramento/ Known as America’s Farm-to-Fork capital, the Sacramento region is home to abundant farmland, food production and a vibrant culinary scene. As well celebrating our area’s bounty at events like Farm-to-Fork, we also love to celebrate our local growers and producers all year long! Check out a few who call Sacramento area home.

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<![CDATA[Kombucha? You betcha!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1833/kombucha-you-betcha/ Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1833/kombucha-you-betcha/ It all started in 2010, when Sean and Rebekah Lovett first shared their craft-brewed kombucha at a Sonoma County farmers market. Six years later, the masterminds behind Revive Kombucha are working harder than ever to create a product that’s just as beneficial for the environment as it is for the consumer.

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<![CDATA[River of Gold]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1834/river-of-gold/ Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:41:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1834/river-of-gold/ It took just over 80 years, but Sacramento finally has its own local maker of fine spirits. Gold River Distillery, founded by CEO Greg Baughman, is the first distiller to open in the capital city since the end of prohibition. Greg even crafted his own still as well as the unique and tasty spirits that come from it.

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<![CDATA[Local Love: Sonoma]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1832/local-love-sonoma/ Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:07:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1832/local-love-sonoma/ Love to shop local? So do we! Check out some of our favorite products from Sonoma County! From breakfast staples to savory sauces, nutritious snacks and more, you can find a host of Sonoma specialties right here in our stores.

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<![CDATA[Novato’s Navitas]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1831/novatos-navitas/ Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:57:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1831/novatos-navitas/ It’s a bird... It’s a plane... It’s... a superfood! Based locally in Novato, California, Navitas Naturals is a family-owned business that specializes in making the benefits of premium, organic superfoods from around the world available to anyone looking to enhance their health through their diet.

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<![CDATA[5-Ingredient Feasts: Instant Italian]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1830/5-ingredient-feasts-instant-italian/ Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:53:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1830/5-ingredient-feasts-instant-italian/ Five-ingredient feasts? Try two ingredients! Simple, hearty and delicious, pasta is the perfect one-pot meal. Enjoy authentic Italian pasta with a delicious twist as marinated goat cheese melts down into a delicious alfredo-esque sauce. Molto bene!

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<![CDATA[5-Ingredient Feasts: Starring Lineup]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1829/5-ingredient-feasts-starring-lineup/ Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:45:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1829/5-ingredient-feasts-starring-lineup/ Get out of your cooking rut with a few of our favorite meal-makers: Star Anise Simmer Sauces and Noodles. Plant-based, non-GMO and vegan with no MSG, preservatives or artificial flavors, these authentic Vietnamese noodles and sauces are good through and through!

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<![CDATA[Local Love: Marin]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1827/local-love-marin/ Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:30:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1827/local-love-marin/ It’s easy to shop local with the abundance of artisan producers in our area. Take for instance these fine folks from Marin County! From artisan cheese to perfect pairings and even something to set the mood, Marin County is a major contributor to our local offerings.

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<![CDATA[Challah!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1822/rosh-hashanah/ Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1822/rosh-hashanah/ Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is just around the corner and our bakeries are ready to help you celebrate! Challah, a traditional braided egg bread, is often enjoyed during Rosh Hashanah with apples dipped in honey to symbolize the hope for a sweet year to come.

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<![CDATA[90 Years of Extraordinary]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1824/company-timeline/ Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1824/company-timeline/ Can you believe it? September 28 marks Nugget Markets’ 90th Anniversary! Time flies when you’re having fun, and we’ve certainly been doing that. See how it all started back in 1926, how we got to where we are now and some of our major milestones along the way!

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<![CDATA[The New Fondue]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1819/washed-rind-cheese/ Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1819/washed-rind-cheese/ Feeling cheesy? The latest and arguably greatest new thing in the wonderful world of comfort food is the ooey, gooey goodness known simply as raclette.

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<![CDATA[Probiotics Spotlight: Kefir]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1818/kiefers-dairy/ Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1818/kiefers-dairy/ Kee-fur or kuh-feer, whichever way you say it, kefir can be a great and tasty way to get your daily dose of probiotics! Another term for cultured milk, kefir typically contains a great variety of healthy bacteria strains and more total live bacteria than yogurt. Give it a try with a few of these quality kefirs!

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<![CDATA[California Fresh]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1826/california-fresh/ Thu, 15 Sep 2016 22:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1826/california-fresh/ At Nugget Markets, when we say “Farm to Fork,” we mean it. Located in the heart of California, we make the most of our state’s great bounty to bring you the freshest fruits and veggies from local farms and orchards. Whatever county you call home, you can count on us to bring the best local produce straight to you.

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<![CDATA[The Wonderful World of Pinot Noir]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1816/pinot-noir-run-down/ Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1816/pinot-noir-run-down/ Originally from the Burgundy region of France, pinot noir is becoming ever more popular all around the world. Whether your palate prefers domestic or international styles, you can take your pick of pinot noir!

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<![CDATA[Rotisserie Chicken 101]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1814/rotisserie-chicken/ Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1814/rotisserie-chicken/ An easy and delicious dinner is just a rotisserie chicken away. Whether you roast it yourself or grab a rotisserie chicken fresh from our deli, follow this simple guide to breaking the bird down into the classic 8-piece combo.

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<![CDATA[Let them Eat Cake!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1825/let-them-eat-cake/ Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1825/let-them-eat-cake/ Family-owned Ettore’s European Bakery has been crafting decadent desserts in the Sacramento region since 1985. Their enchanting cakes and other sweet treats have long been community favorites, and we’re excited to bring these delightful desserts to our guests in Marin County and Sonoma Valley!

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<![CDATA[Powerful Probiotics Delivered]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1817/probiotics-healthy-living/ Wed, 14 Sep 2016 19:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1817/probiotics-healthy-living/ In addition to boosting your healthy-bacteria count by eating foods rich in probiotics, you can also take supplements packed with probiotic power. You can find several different delivery methods for this in our healthy living department!

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<![CDATA[Curry Power!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1815/curry-spice-rundown/ Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1815/curry-spice-rundown/ The word “curry” may come from the Indian word “kari” (meaning “spiced sauce”), but the basic idea has been enjoyed the world over with many different variations.  Along with curry powder, here are a few common spices you might find in your favorite curry concoction:

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<![CDATA[Say Käse!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1809/say-kase/ Fri, 09 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1809/say-kase/ While German beers may take center stage in Oktoberfest celebrations, a party just isn’t a party without delicious cheeses to pair with them! Keep in theme with the German delicacies with artisan cheeses from Käserei Champignon of Bavaria. For more than 100 years, they’ve been making fine cheeses using locally sourced milk from Brown Swiss cows that feed on alpine grass. Here are a few of our favorites.

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<![CDATA[Trinken Wir Deutsches Bier!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1810/trinken-wir-deutsches-bier/ Fri, 09 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1810/trinken-wir-deutsches-bier/ The Oktoberfest tradition started in 1810 in Munich, Germany when the town celebrated the Crown Prince’s wedding with a special beer and a 2-week party. Some 200 years later, the tradition of celebration continues in Germany and around the world. Bring the fest to your home with some of these Oktoberfest brews!

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<![CDATA[Food for Thought & Our Communities]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1813/food-for-thought-our-communities/ Thu, 08 Sep 2016 19:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1813/food-for-thought-our-communities/ At Nugget Markets, we not only love food, but also helping feed those in need in our community. As longstanding partners and supporters of various local food banks, Nugget Markets helps provide relief to those in need through donations of food and funds, event sponsorships and various donation drives we host in partnership with our guests and associates.

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<![CDATA[U.S.A. Wild-Caught Shrimp]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1812/usa-wild-caught-shrimp/ Thu, 08 Sep 2016 18:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1812/usa-wild-caught-shrimp/ Now’s the time to snap up premium quality, wild-caught gulf shrimp from the USA! These premium quality shrimp are peeled and deveined and ideal for cooking up your favorite fine cuisine. Not only that, they’re also naturally preserved and rated GREEN by FishWise—what a catch!

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<![CDATA[Tailgating Triumphs]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1811/tailgating-triumphs/ Thu, 08 Sep 2016 17:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1811/tailgating-triumphs/ It’s game time, and the fine folks in our meat department are here to help you make the most of your game day spread. Whether you’re planning to cheer your team on from the comfort of your couch or a full-on tailgating barbecue, our meat department is stocked with delicious options to feed your fans in style.

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<![CDATA[Sweet on Melons]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1808/sweet-on-melons/ Thu, 08 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1808/sweet-on-melons/ Get your melon baller ready—we’ve got three delicious varieties of California-grown melons sweet enough to smooch!

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<![CDATA[No Stress, Big Nutrition]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1807/no-stress-big-nutrition/ Wed, 07 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1807/no-stress-big-nutrition/ No time to cook, but still want to eat smart and healthy? We can help with that. Fresh and wholesome, our Chef–Prepared Healthy Dinners supply you and your family with delicious nutritional goodness. Each meal is designed to supply quality protein, healthy fats, fiber and key vitamins and minerals your body needs from real whole foods, all in 400–550 calories per serving.*

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<![CDATA[Fall in Love]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1806/fall-in-love/ Wed, 07 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1806/fall-in-love/ When the leaves are falling and sweater weather is just around the corner, it’s time to cozy up with all the fall favorites from our coffee bar!

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<![CDATA[Pro Tips on Probiotics]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1803/pro-tips-on-probiotics/ Sat, 03 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1803/pro-tips-on-probiotics/ You’ve most likely heard that bacteria live in and on you. In fact, you have 10 times more bacteria cells than human cells residing in your body (which, you could say, makes you only 10% human!). You may also know that having and maintaining a healthy population of bacteria inside and outside your body helps support good digestive tract health and may also play a significant role in avoiding obesity, certain immune-related diseases and even cancer. And according to microbiome specialists (folks who study human body–based bacteria), we all should be paying closer attention to consuming foods with live bacteria.

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<![CDATA[Thinking Green in 2016]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1805/thinking-green-in-2016/ Fri, 02 Sep 2016 08:56:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1805/thinking-green-in-2016/ It’s not always easy being green, but it sure is worth it! Just like last year, Nugget Markets has been making a big push to reduce, reuse and recycle even more in 2016. Want to see how we’re doing so far? Check it out!

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<![CDATA[Land That We Love]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1804/land-that-we-love/ Fri, 02 Sep 2016 08:37:00 -0700 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1804/land-that-we-love/ Where would we be without the land on which we live and grow our food? That’s the question The Center for Land-Based Learning is helping people answer, especially local youth and our next generation of farmers.

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