Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New at Wheatsville This Week!

We work hard to seek out exciting new products and flavors we think our members will love.
Here’s what’s new at Wheatsville this week.

Concern about the potential effects of artificial colors and flavors in food is increasing, and we were delighted to finally get our hands on some natural food coloring and decorations!

India Tree Natural Decorating Colors present a luscious palette created using highly concentrated natural colorants derived only from edible plants, so you can go all natural this Easter. Add a drop at a time to color simple sugar glazes, royal icings, and creamed frostings in rich jewel tones or soft pastels. Each pack consists of three individual bottles of each of the primary colors-- red, yellow, and blue-- for a full spectrum of color possibilities. India Tree’s Decorating Sugars are available in Periwinkle Blue, Sunflower Yellow, and Strawberry Pink, and add a crystalline sparkle to cookies, cakes, and other desserts. Carnival Sprinkles consist of a pastel array of naturally colored bits perfect for topping cupcakes and ice cream. The India Tree Nature’s Colors line contains no corn syrup or synthetic dyes, and is free of all major allergens.
Colors Reg. $16.99 2.25oz.
Sugars Reg. $4.99 3.3oz.
Sprinkles Reg. $4.29 2.7oz.


South Austin People Natural Laundry Soap
Since 2004, South Austin People (So.A.P.) has been hand producing high quality natural soaps and lotions from their South 1st Street facility. Wheatsville has stocked their body care products years, and now we're happy to be able to offer their Natural Laundry Soap. So.A.P.'s Laundry Soap is made from a base of 100% organic vegetable oil (as are all of their soaps) and essential oils, and does not contain petroleum based detergents, sulfates, or phosphates of any kind. Dye, enzyme, and peroxide free, it will not make clothes artificially brighter and may not remove every stain; however, it will do a great job washing your clothes, and will leave them soft and clean! Works with traditional and high efficiency washers; available in Lavender or Unscented.
Reg. $7.99 32oz. 

This dreamy blend of tropical coconut oil and natural roasted peanuts is about to stake out a permanent place at your table. Add to Asian stir-fries, morning toast, and steaming pancakes for a creamier taste and even lighter no-stir spread. Earth Balance Creamy Coconut Peanut Butter is gluten free and non-GMO.  Reg. $5.69 16 oz.

SeaVegi is a nutrient-packed seaweed salad mix, vegan and gluten free, containing five different sea vegetables: Wakame, Agar, Suginori, Tsunomata and Maufunori. This delightful combination will delight your eyes and nourish your body with essential vitamins and minerals. Just rehydrate (soak) SeaVegi in cold water for seven minutes and watch the variety of sea vegetables bloom into their colorful forms. Drain well, add thin slices of apple or other fruit, and serve with your favorite healthy salad dressing (or follow the classic sesame-based recipe on the back of the package). This is the best seaweed salad mix we've come across!
Reg. $7.29 9 oz.

Filmjólk is the name for traditional drinkable yogurt in Sweden; it is slow fermented using lactococcus and leuconostoc culture strains, which give it a soft buttery flavor. Siggi's makes their filmjölk with milk from family farms in New York State; they use real fruit and sweeten it only very slightly using agave nectar. As with all Siggi’s products, no artificial sweeteners, flavorings or colorings are used. Enjoy filmjölk straight from the bottle or pour it over your favorite granola. Siggi's Filmjólk is available in Plain, Strawberry, and Pomegranate & Passionfruit.
Reg. $2.59 11.2oz.
Reg. $5.79 4/3.7oz. 

Goodseed Burgers are gourmet veggie burgers hand crafted with pure ingredients in Austin, Texas. Each burger is properly prepared using soaked and sprouted grains and lentils; the patties are nutrient dense and mineral rich, made with superfoods, seeds, veggies, and grains. Goodseed is vegan, GMO free, soy free, wheat free, and nut free.

The Original Hemp veggie patty combines the ancient grain millet, superfood hemp and chia seeds, fresh veggies, herbs, and sprouted and dehydrated seeds. Great in patty melts or the classic burger, this patty is packed with flavor, alkalizing ingredients, protein, and essential vitamins and minerals.
Reg. $6.99 3/4oz burgers

The Breakfast patty adds a kick of chipotle, toasted fennel, and italian seasoning. A slider size, it's great served as an appetizer, breakfast sandwich, or alone as a snack. It can also add robust flavor to any vegan dish.
Reg. $5.99 4/2.25oz patties 

Jeremiah Cunningham’s “World’s Best Eggs” is not a brag; it is more of a classification. Born of chickens raised exclusively on organic pastures treated with compost tea four times a year, Jeremiah Cunningham's eggs are very nutrient-dense, higher in Omega-3 fatty acids, and lower in cholesterol than eggs produced in confined conditions. The soy-free hens consume a diet of 100% Organic Soy-Free Feed freshly milled by Coyote Creek Organic Feed Mill. With 80% of all grocery items now containing soy and soy by-products, Jeremiah Cunningham’s is producing an egg that allows consumers to avoid the over-consumption of soy. Coyote Creek Farms is located in Elgin, Texas.
Reg. $5.99 12pk. 

Central Texas Olive Ranch is currently the second largest olive ranch in the State of Texas, producing olive oil on land that has been in the Mickan family since the 1870s. The 23,000-tree, high-density orchard consists of 17,000 Arbequina, 4,500 Koroneiki and 1,500 Arbosana trees, varieties carefully selected to create a high quality extra virgin olive oil with a buttery taste and a lightly peppered finish. Central Texas Olive Ranch is a member of GO TEXAN and the Texas Olive Oil Council. Reg. $10.29 8.5oz.

Fresh in the Deli

Have you seen our new Dinners For Two? On the bottom shelf of our self service case are large portion meals-to-go: choose from Vegan Mac & “Cheese” with Broccoli, Turkey Florentine Meatballs with Spaghetti Sauce, vegan Tomato Braised Tofu over Brown Rice, Broccoli Cheddar Rice Casserole and Braised Greens with White Beans. These heat’n’eat meals-to-go will help you get a solid dinner on the table in a hurry – just boil some pasta to go with your Meatballs and stretch that dinner to feed four! Tomato Braised Tofu is fine on its own, but if you grab the Greens with Beans as a side to either item, you’ve got a well rounded meal ready in minutes. Also in self-serve you’ll see large portions of Popcorn Tofu, Buffalo Popcorn Tofu, Cashew Linguine, Green Beans Amandine, and our favorite Rosie Jane’s Spaghetti Sauce, so the options continue to grow – just mix and match for a number of great, easy, quick dinners!


Our brand new, delicious, seasonal drinks are available now from our Deli Counter to get you in the springtime spirit! Looking for a caffeinated pick-me-up? Sidle up to our organic, fair-trade espresso bar for an Irish Cream Latte, subtly flavored with a shot of alcohol-free Irish Cream syrup and blended to perfection with your choice of milk – cow, soy, rice, coconut or almond! Or maybe you’d prefer our Honey Nut Latte! This sweet treat blends our espresso with hazelnut syrup, local Goodflow honey, cinnamon and your choice of milk to make one fantastic cuppa Joe – get it hot or iced! Our Vanilla Iced Coffee Toddy puts a spin on our cold-brewed best-seller, adding a touch of warm vanilla syrup to this caffeinated classic! Looking to lose the caffeine? Try a cup of our fantastic Hibiscus Lemonade, a pretty and delightful split of our Hibiscus Mint Tea and Agave Lemonade! Bottoms up!

As Spring beckons, our Grab’n’Go Icebox has made its seasonal return in front of the Deli Counter. This icy box o’goodness is filled with our tasty, cold drinks for you to grab-n-gulp with no wait! In there, you’ll likely find our infamous 24-hour cold-brewed Iced Coffee Toddy, delightfully pink and refreshing Hibiscus Mint Iced Tea, sweet-tart Agave Lemonade, and sweet and fruity Gingerade, which is now on sale for owners, a 16oz cup for just 99¢, reg. $1.69. This house-brewed, staff favorite is made with fresh ginger, spices and a blend of three fruit juices, and can be served iced or hot! It’s an allergy-destroyer and tummy-tenderizer all in one, and boy does it taste good, too – stir in some local honey and cayenne for an extra immunity booster!

Our famed Fresh Veggie Sandwich is on sale for owners right now, $2.99, reg $3.49! Choose from an abundance of local and organic breads, the spread of your choice, plus a plethora of veggies – have ‘em all or keep it simple – like lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, pickles, jalapenos, sprouts, cucumbers, and carrots! Eat light, or, if you’d like to bulk it up, add extras like cheese, avocado, bacon and pay just a bit more!

We are featuring a new menu of six hot and toasty sandwiches for you! Try our classic BLT on toasted local sourdough, or our cheesy Caprese with melted mozzarella, house-made pesto, fresh veggies and oil and vinegar on local ciabatta! The Italian will fill you up, piled high with two kinds of salami and honey maple ham on local ciabatta. Our Smoked Ham & Swiss comes with stone ground mustard, lettuce and tomatoes on local rye bread. Try my favorite, the Tuna Melt, which melts sharp white cheddar over our house-made tuna salad. Or have a WV Turkey Club, featuring oven-roasted turkey, crispy bacon and ripe avocado with veggies on organic wheat bread. C’mon in and try one!

Our Featured Salsa, Poblano Salsa, is spicy, tangy and delicious! This is a real favorite with great flavor and is fabulous with just a bowlful of staff-favorite El Milagro corn chips for dippin’. Try some of this emerald delight on your taco or order of $1.99 Brown Rice and Black Beans today!

Cool off with our Featured Smoothie, the seasonally silly Soylent Green Is… Leprechauns! Mangoes and bananas are blended with organic apple juice and a spoonful of spirulina, making an icy, sweet drink that’s good for you and lucky green, too!

Also on sale at the Deli Counter through March are tasty cold cuts, sliced to order: Boar’s Head Honey Maple Ham at $8.49/lb, reg. $8.99 and Pepperjack Cheese, $6.19/lb, reg. $7.19! C’mon in and stock up on your lunchbox staples!

And for those of you looking to limit the gluten in your diet, c’mon in for our Bakery’s Wheat-Free Wednesdays and choose from a scrumptious selection of gluten-free baked goods, like muffins, bars and cakes, like the fabulous Espresso Swirl Brownies! Also, be sure to check out our new Bakery table every day in front of the Deli Counter, where you’ll find an assortment of wrapped, sweet treats! And don’t forget to try a loaf of our yummy, fresh-baked LaBrea artisan breads – have you tried our flavorful Wheat Baguette

From 7:30 til 11:00 am every day, the Deli is running a breakfast bar of grab’n’go goodness to start your morning right! Come on over to our hot bar, where you’ll find a variety of freshly made Breakfast Tacos wrapped and ready for you! Now, even when you’re running late, you can stop in for a super-quick and super-tasty breakfast with no wait! Grab a vegan Black Bean, Potato & Sausage Taco, a vegetarian Egg, Potato & Cheese Taco, or a meat-lovers mainstay Bacon, Egg & Cheese Taco on a wheat tortilla with a side of Salsa to start your morning right! Or, come up to the Counter and order a custom-made taco! Also, for just $1.99 a cup, our organic, vegan Steel-Cut Oatmeal offers a hearty, nutty bite, and an abundance of toppings are available to make it just how you like it: organic butter, maple syrup, agave nectar, local honey, coconut milk, cow’s milk, brown sugar, raisins, sliced almonds, cinnamon and more! So come in and have a delicious breakfast in a flash at the Wheatsville Deli!

We are delighted to introduce a wonderful line of local, organic Zhi Teas at the Wheatsville Deli! We are now carrying seven of Zhi’s best-selling, most indulgent, aromatic, colorful, fresh and flavorful teas – hand-crafted in small batches and sold in individual, biodegradable (non-GMO) corn silk sachets. The folks at Zhi use many of the finest organic and fair-trade ingredients in creating their tea blends, like red rooibos, coconut, cacao, anise, stevia leaf, peppermint, vanilla, pineapple, papaya, rose petals, orange peel and lavender. Choose from Austin Breakfast, Jasmine Green, Restful Blend, Sweet Desert Delight, Tropical Green, Turkish Spice Mint and Custom Earl Grey, and get a steamy cup at the Deli counter for just $1.39! We hope you’ll love our local Zhi Teas as much as we do!