Nugget Markets Daily Dish https://www.nuggetmarket.com/ Nugget Market news, tips and products. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0800 en <![CDATA[Can You Do the Can Can?]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1937/can-you-do-the-can-can/ Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1937/can-you-do-the-can-can/ In a word, yes! Thanks to the innovative spirits of Can Can Cocktails, you can now enjoy expertly mixed cocktails straight from the can. Based locally in Sacramento, Can Can Cocktails was founded by artist and bartender Ryan Seng. These small batch cocktails are made with natural, locally sourced ingredients, plus premium spirits and just the right amount of fizz.

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<![CDATA[Soup of the Day]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1936/soup-of-the-day/ Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1936/soup-of-the-day/ When the weather’s a bit nippy out and you’re craving something cozy, it’s the perfect time to warm up your kitchen and get cooking! One of the best ways to warm your home and your belly is with a big, hot pot of soup. Whether made from scratch or poured straight from the carton, make the most of soup weather with hearty soups and ingredients like these.

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<![CDATA[Anatomy of a Healthy Lunch]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1934/anatomy-of-a-healthy-lunch/ Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1934/anatomy-of-a-healthy-lunch/ Your midday meal should fuel your busy day, not leave you falling flat by mid-afternoon. A well-constructed lunch supplies your body with much needed nutrients such as muscle-maintaining protein, healthy fats and energizing carbs, along with fiber for digestive tract health and key vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for optimal health.

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<![CDATA[Healthy Lunchbox Menus]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1935/healthy-lunchbox-menus/ Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1935/healthy-lunchbox-menus/ Break out of the boring lunchbox routine with healthy and flavorful menu ideas like these! Each one of these lunch menus meets the standards described in Healthy Lunchbox Basics, and is designed to supply approximately 400-600 calories, 15-25 grams of protein and 7 or more grams of fiber (30% of Daily Value). Many of the selected items might even be leftovers, or would be easy obtain from the deli. 

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<![CDATA[Soup’s On!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1933/soups-on/ Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1933/soups-on/ If you like the hot soups from our deli, you’ll love our new grab-and-go Fresh to Market Soups. These delicious, pre-packaged soups are the latest addition in Nugget Markets’ Fresh to Market line of products, and are perfect for picking up for a quick meal at work or home. Drop by our deli wall to pick up a pint or two of your favorite flavors.

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<![CDATA[Know Your Mandarins]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1932/know-your-mandarins/ Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1932/know-your-mandarins/ Mandarins are an easy-peel citrus fruit that make great take-along snacks. Plus, they’re packed with plenty of vitamin C—more than 100% of needs in only 40 calories. Studies show vitamin C from this citrus family may help protect the body’s DNA from damage caused by air pollution and everyday wear and tear.

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<![CDATA[Drink Clean in 2017]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1929/drink-clean-in-2017/ Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1929/drink-clean-in-2017/ Enjoy a fresh start to the new year with delicious and nutritious juice blends made fresh to order at our coffee and juice bars! Be sure to check out our new and featured favorites, too.

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<![CDATA[Very Vega Energy Balls]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1931/very-vega-energy-balls/ Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1931/very-vega-energy-balls/ How do you power up with protein powder? From smoothies and baking to quick and easy energy balls like these, the opportunities are endless! Keep going strong all day long with this great recipe for delicious and nutritious coconut protein bites created by Vega!

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<![CDATA[Healthy Frozen Foods]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1927/healthy-frozen-foods/ Fri, 06 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1927/healthy-frozen-foods/ Looking to eat healthy but no time to cook? We’ve all been there. Luckily, convenience and nutrition can go hand in hand, especially when you walk through the frozen aisles. Gluten-free, organic, kid-friendly and more, we offer a variety of healthy, frozen entrées fit for any lifestyle!

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<![CDATA[Plant-Based Protein Power]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1925/plant-based-protein-power/ Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1925/plant-based-protein-power/ Want to up your protein game? Try plant-based proteins! Animal sources aren’t the only place to get quality protein, and you’d be surprised at how much protein some of your favorite veggies and grains have. Two companies that are looking to up everyone’s protein game are MRM and Vega.

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<![CDATA[Here’s to a Healthy 2017!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1923/heres-to-a-healthy-2017/ Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:34:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1923/heres-to-a-healthy-2017/ With a New Year comes a new you… right? This year let’s focus on a few key areas for better health but without the grand plans of dropping “all” those extra pounds or exercising “every day.” These simple tips will get you going on the right track for a healthy year ahead.

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<![CDATA[Book Club Pairings – Contemporary]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1926/book-club-pairings-contemporary/ Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1926/book-club-pairings-contemporary/ Ah, the New Year! A fresh start full of new hope, new beginnings and, of course, New Year’s resolutions. If one of your resolutions is to read more (or you’re looking for new ideas to spice up your book club), you’ll love our new series of Book Club Pairings! Each month we’ll be sharing a new set of themed reading and sipping suggestions according to that month’s genre. Whether you like sci-fi or nonfiction, whiskey or wine, we’ve got the perfect book club pairings for you!

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<![CDATA[Healthy Wintertime Baking Tips]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1924/healthy-wintertime-baking-tips/ Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:49:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1924/healthy-wintertime-baking-tips/ With the holidays already over, you may not be ready to let go of cozy-feeling baked goods. But at the same time you know many goodies come loaded with fat and added sugar. Here are some simple add-ins that up the nutrition of muffins, breads, scones and more.

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<![CDATA[Good for You, Good on You]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1920/good-for-you-good-on-you/ Mon, 02 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1920/good-for-you-good-on-you/ “Clean eating” was a big trend in 2016, and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down any time soon! Many people have also started to realize that what they put on their bodies is just as important as what they put in their bodies (after all, skin is the largest organ of the human body!). If you’re looking to “clean” up, check out a few skincare options that can help.

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<![CDATA[Just Desserts]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1921/just-desserts/ Fri, 30 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1921/just-desserts/ Before all those New Year’s resolutions kick in, end the year on a sweet note with tantalizing treats, no cooking required! Find elegant Ettore’s desserts in our bakery and other petite sweet treats in our freezer aisles.

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<![CDATA[Time to Sparkle!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1922/time-to-sparkle/ Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1922/time-to-sparkle/ Sparkling wines are a favorite this time of year, but they’re not just reserved for special occasions. Thanks to the high acid and refreshing effervescence, a glass of bubbly can be the perfect choice for pairing with cheese or other food. From a light Italian Prosecco to a value Cava from Spain, or even the big, yeasty, full-bodied Champagne of France, there’s a sparkling wine for every budget and every occasion. Cheers!

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<![CDATA[For Starters]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1918/for-starters/ Mon, 26 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1918/for-starters/ If you need some nibbles to nosh on at your holiday party, drop by our deli for delicious, chef-prepared dishes you and your guests will love!

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<![CDATA[Specialty Hot Cocoas]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1919/specialty-hot-cocoas/ Fri, 23 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1919/specialty-hot-cocoas/ Have your chocolate and drink it, too, with deliciously unique hot cocoas that will warm you up from the inside out! From powder mixes to chocolate discs, a pop of peppermint to spicy cinnamon, there’s a little something for everyone.

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<![CDATA[Home-Baked Cookies in No Time Flat]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1917/home-baked-cookies-in-no-time-flat/ Fri, 23 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1917/home-baked-cookies-in-no-time-flat/ It’s not too late to make a batch of Christmas cookies, especially when all you have to do is bake them! Thanks to Carolyn's Cookie Company, it’s easy to fill your home with the aroma of freshly baked cookies without all the work.

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<![CDATA[Bakery-Fresh Breakfast]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1916/bakery-fresh-breakfast/ Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:57:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1916/bakery-fresh-breakfast/ Start your holiday morning off right with all sorts of tasty breakfast treats fresh from our bakery. From quiche to cronuts and everything in between, these festive favorites will help you and your guests enjoy a sweet (or savory) start to your day without spending tons of time in the kitchen.

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<![CDATA[Hearty Party Starters]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1913/hearty-party-starters/ Fri, 16 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1913/hearty-party-starters/ Standing room only at your holiday shindig? A scrumptious spread of appetizers is the perfect party solution! Try your hand at these tasty appetizers that are hearty enough to fill your guests, and simple enough to avoid spending hours in the kitchen beforehand.

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<![CDATA[Your Hanukkah Feast Made to Order]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1915/your-hanukkah-feast-made-to-order/ Fri, 16 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1915/your-hanukkah-feast-made-to-order/ Spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating with family and friends this Hanukkah with an array of chef-prepared delicacies fresh from our kitchen. Visit our deli or Holiday Meal Page to order your complete Hanukkah feast today!

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<![CDATA[Easy Apps from our Meat Department]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1914/easy-apps-from-our-meat-department/ Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1914/easy-apps-from-our-meat-department/ There’s more to our meat department than just great steaks, sausages and seafood! Along with fresh cuts of high-quality meat, you can also find a selection of hearty, ready-to-cook appetizers in our meat cases. These mini meaty masterpieces are great for holiday entertaining, sports parties or when you want a sensational snack without all the work. Just pop them in the oven and enjoy!

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<![CDATA[Cuddly, Cozy & Fun!]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1912/cuddly-cozy-fun/ Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1912/cuddly-cozy-fun/ Did you know you can find great gifts at our stores along with great groceries? That’s right! Get your Christmas shopping done all in one place with delightfully cozy and fun presents fit for kids from 1 to 92!

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<![CDATA[Sweet Stocking Stuffers]]> https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1911/sweet-stocking-stuffers/ Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:23:00 -0800 https://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1911/sweet-stocking-stuffers/ Peppermint lattes and gingerbread cookies are all well and good, but they might not work quite as well stuffed in a stocking. If you’re looking for petite, sweet treats to surprise your special someone, you can’t go wrong with chocolate and caramel! From full-sized bars to bite-sized nibbles, these delicious treats are just the right size for stuffing in a stocking, or as a sweet holiday treat for yourself!

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<![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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