Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Fresh in the Deli

Take & Bake Pizzas are Now In the Deli’s Grab’n’Go Case!
That’s right, not only are we now selling hot slices of fresh-baked pizza at the Deli Counter, in flavors like Bacon Jalapeno, Vegan Popcorn, and plain ol’ Cheese, but we now have whole, take’n’bake pizzas ready to go from our Deli’s grab’n’go case in those same flavors! Our fresh, homemade dough is par-baked, topped with organic Muir Glen pizza sauce and either Organic Valley or Vegan Daiya mozzarella, topped as needed, then wrapped up for you to take home and finish off in your oven for a delicious, hot and tasty meal in minutes flat! Don’t wanna turn on the oven? You can even cook it on your hot BBQ grill, just be sure to put the cover on! And right now, owners save $1.00 on any of our whole Take & Bake Pizzas! Try the Bacon Jalapeno for $8.99, reg. $9.99, the Popcorn Tofu & Vegan Cheese for $8.99, reg. $9.99, and classic Cheese for $7.99, reg. $8.99!

And if you’re the do-it-yourself type, our bakers are now making fresh pizza dough for you for you to make your own pie! Look for raw dough balls in our grab’n’go cooler, just $2.99 each! Our vegan dough is made with organic unbleached white and bread flours and will roll out to a beautiful 10 to 14 inch pie, depending on how thick you like your crust! Just roll or stretch the dough, add sauce, cheese and your favorite toppings, and pop it in a hot oven for an amazing meal in minutes! Speaking of toppings, an easy solution is to graze our salad and olive bars, gathering already-prepped peppers, onions, olives, pepperoncini, mushrooms and more, and allowing each of your dinner guests to top their pizza with their favorite items! Along with your dough and veggie toppings, grab a can of Muir Glen Organic Pizza Sauce from the grocery aisle (one can has enough sauce for four pizzas!), your favorite shredded cheeses, and some sausage or bacon from our meat department, and you’ve got a personalizable pizza party to be reckoned with!

Also on sale for owners are all varieties of our organic, fair-trade 16oz Mochas, made with organic Dagoba chocolate syrup, just $3.50 each, reg. $4.00! Combining espresso with chocolate syrup, this coffee drink is amazing! Try our Spicy Mocha, with a kick from cayenne, add one of our yummy syrups, or just get a plain, simple chocolate Mocha with your choice of organic cow, soy, almond or coconut milk!

Our first new Fresh in the Deli dish is our very own Wheatsville Bakery’s wonderful Oatmeal Cream Pies! Sweet tooth? This will satisfy it! Vegan? Absolutely! A filling of creamy, sweet vegan cream cheese frosting is sandwiched between two tender cookies made with organic rolled oats and brown sugar to create a most divine dessert. Come try one today!

Our second Fresh in the Deli dish this round is a delicious Mango Salsa from our friends at River Valley Market in Northampton, Massachusetts. Ripe, juicy mango, jalapeño pepper, fresh cilantro and a splash of lime juice make this Caribbean-inspired fruit salsa sing. Try it on grilled burgers, fish or poultry!

Our featured salsa is the beautiful, veggie-laden Tomatillo Fire, boasting a trio of roasted peppers blended with tomatillos, tomatoes, onions, garlic, cilantro and cumin! Try some on your taco or an order of $1.99 Brown Rice and Black Beans today!

Our all-fruit, no-filler featured smoothie right now is the beloved Blueberry Banana Dream, which is delightfully creamy and the most amazing shade of purple! Try adding peanut butter for a meal in a cup!

Also on sale at the Deli Counter through May are tasty cold cuts, sliced to order: Boar’s Head Oven Roasted Chicken at $8.99/lb, reg. $9.49 and spicy Pepperjack Cheese, $6.19/lb, reg. $7.19! C’mon in and stock up on your lunchbox staples – these two make great pizza toppings, too!

Wow, it’s getting hot out there! So come on in, cool off, and hydrate yourself with a cold Deli drink! Our Grab’n’Go Icebox in front of the Deli Counter is filled with our tasty, icy beverages for you to grab-n-gulp with no wait! You will likely find our infamously eye-opening Iced Coffee Toddy, our sweet and fruity Gingerade, our simply sweetened Agave Lemonade and our delightfully pink and refreshing Hibiscus Mint Iced Tea! Also making its seasonal return is our lean, green Cucumber Agua Fresca! The Cuke Fresca is deceptively simple – cucumber, water, fresh lime juice and organic raw agave syrup are blended together into a chilled masterpiece of thirst-quenching bliss, so c’mon in and try this delicious and good-for-you drink!

Our delicious, seasonal drinks are also available 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!

Have you seen our 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!

Just when you thought life couldn’t get any sweeter, our wonderful bakers have whipped up some beautiful new mini-loaves for your breakfast table! Our classic Pumpkin Apple Bread, vegan Banana Pecan Bread, and wheat-free Morning Glory Bread are now available in individual loaves, just right for two to four people as a brunchy treat or late-night snack! Slice ‘em in thick slabs or slender slivers – either way, you will be scooping up the last, tasty crumbs in no time because these irresistibly moist sweet breads will keep you coming back for more – and more! – and more! Grab one for the trip to Grandma’s and another for your picnic at the lake.

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 wholesome Wholegrain Loaf? 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, plus our fabulous Morning Glory Mini Loaves

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! Plus we have our homemade muffins, scones, sweet breads and more ready in the Bakery, so come in and have a delicious breakfast in a flash at the Wheatsville Deli!

New at Wheatsville

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. 

Black garlic is a super food and has been gaining popularity in the last few years. Black garlic is simply white garlic that has gone through a rigorous fermentation process that takes anywhere from 30 to 60 days to produce.  The finished garlic is jet black in color and has double the nutritional values (18 different amino acids) and double the antioxidant properties of white garlic. It is currently being studied as an element in cancer research because the fermentation produces S-Allycycsteine. Judd's All Natural uses black garlic as the key ingredient in two new dressings: a Truffle, Balsamic and Black Garlic Dressing and a Miso and Black Garlic Dressing. Both perform brilliantly with salads, vegetables, proteins, as marinades, or dipping sauces. The dressings are gluten-free with no trans fat, cholesterol, MSG or added preservatives. These are very healthful dressings, but even more important they are one of a kind and absolutely delicious! Chef Judd Servidio makes Judd’s All Natural in Austin, Texas. 12oz, Reg. $7.99

Desert Creek Honey raises their own honeybees, harvests the honey, packages it and sells it directly to customers in its most natural and raw form. More than 72 million honeybees in 1,200 hives are employed to bring you the most delicious, all-natural, raw Texas honey. Most honey has been heated to over 160 degrees and strained through sand filters, but all Desert Creek honey is raw, unheated, and unstrained, with the natural yeasts and enzymes present in the honey left intact. The Dark honey features heavy pollen content, gathered from Texas wildflowers. The Guajillo (primarily sourced from a wild desert bush of the same name) is light, mild, rich, smooth and sweet, with a hint of lavender. The Comb honey can be eaten straight, chewed on like candy, or spread across a warm piece of toast to melt smooth. Or, try adding the Bee Pollen to a number of foods for a high protein, complete amino acid, enzyme-rich nutrient boost. Desert Creek Honey is based in McKinney, TX and is family-owned and operated by Blake and Kathleen Shook. 8-16oz, Reg. $7.99-11.99

Artisana Bulk Organic Raw Coconut Butter

Artisana's organic raw coconut butter is freshly made from whole coconut flesh (not just the oil), which is pureed into a fibrous, densely nutritious spread. This butter melts in your mouth with full coconut taste and aroma, while giving you the whole coconut nutrition: oil, dietary fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. This is butter great for eating straight, and if you haven't tried it yet, Artisana is the one you should start with! Coconut oil separation may occur causing a white, solid top layer; simply warm and blend back together. For this reason refrigeration is not recommended. Per lb, Reg. $8.29

Bulk Organic Wild Rice

Wild rice, contrary to the name, is not actually a member of the rice family, although it is a grain producing grass. Wild rice towers over other grains when it comes to amounts of protein, minerals, B vitamins, folic acid, and carbohydrates. Cooked wild rice has a rich nutty flavor, sometimes described as a smoky, and a texture that is delightfully chewy. Wild rice pairs well with nuts and mushrooms, and shines in pilafs, soups, and even as a warm breakfast cereal. Per lb, Reg. $8.49

Clemmy’s ice cream bars are made with superior, all-natural ingredients only, making them one of the most satisfying ice cream snacks available anywhere. And, since Clemmy’s is the only ice cream that’s truly sugar-free (lightly sweetened with maltitol), gluten-free, and lactose-free, you can enjoy to your heart’s delight without the health restrictions that come with all the other ice cream products out there. 10oz, Reg. $4.69