Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Fresh in the Deli

Our new Fresh in the Deli recipe this month is Black-Eyed Peas with Butternut Squash. Co-ops chefs from around the country share their favorite seasonal recipe with your local co-op for this regular feature. Featuring tender black-eyed peas, corn, jalapeƱo pepper, tomatoes and chunks of butternut squash, gently seasoned with cumin, coriander and chili powder. Delicious warm or cold!

Have you tried our Deli’s Raw Deal Salad? We are really excited about it! This good-for-you vegan and raw shredded salad is chockfull of powerhouse ingredients like kale, spinach, carrots, walnuts and pumpkin seeds tossed in a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, mint, oregano, garlic and jalapenos! This Raw Deal will do your body right!

And be sure to check to check out our bakery’s Community Action Cookies! This month our buttery, hand-decorated sugar cookies are cut-out into an apple shape and decorated to raise awareness for our October Community Action Wednesday donation recipients, Capital Area Food Bank. Now, for each apple cookie you buy, 25¢ goes straight to Capital Area Food Bank!

Owners can now save a dollar on a Garden Bagel! Your favorite RockStar bagel is toasted, spread with cream cheese & topped with sliced cucumbers, tomatoes & red onions by our Deli staff, just $2.99, reg. $3.99! The Garden Bagel is perfect for a light but filling breakfast or lunch!

Try one of our newest smoothies, Mocha Madness, for just $4.99 each! This month’s smoothie special blends fair-trade organic espresso with organic Dagoba Chocolate syrup, banana, and your choice of milk to create a fabulous frozen drink that starts your morning off right!

Our current featured salsa, Guajillo con Miel combines smoky ancho and guajillo peppers with sundried tomatoes, lemon juice, honey and more, at just $4.99/lb. Perfect with chips, or on enchiladas – ask for a sample at the Deli Counter!

Also on sale at the Deli Counter are tasty cold cuts, sliced to order: Boar’s Head Ovengold Turkey at $9.49/lb, reg. $9.99 and Provolone Cheese, $4.99/lb, reg. $5.99! C’mon in and stock up on your lunchbox staples!

With the official start of Fall on its way we are celebrating the change of seasons with our new line of seasonal beverages from the Deli Counter! Pumpkin Pie Latte, ToffeeNut Latte, Peanut Butter Cup Latte and Hot Caramel Macchiato are our new coffee drinks for fall, all made to order with organic, fair-trade espresso! Get one of these delicious beverages with your choice of milk, hot and steamy, to start your morning off right!

New at Wheatsville

Just in time for the fall baking season, we’ve got you covered with a full line of alternative sweeteners from NOW Foods, from Fructose to Date sugar. Read on to learn more about NOW Foods, and everything else new at Wheatsville this week.

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Oh, Baby Foods is a new line of Certified Organic strained baby foods in lightweight, portable BPA-free pouches. Ingredients are sourced regionally where possible, with approximately 90% being sourced from within 200 miles of Oh Baby's kitchen; all Oh Baby foods are 100% U.S. grown. Six varieties of fruit and vegetable blends consist of unique flavors accented with soothing herbs such as lavender, basil, ginger, sage and spearmint. The line is split into two grades of purees-- Level 1 and Level 2-- suitable for either brand new or more experienced eaters. Oh, Baby Foods has been verified GMO-free by the Non-GMO Project. 3.5oz, Reg. $1.99


Just in time for the fall baking season, we’ve got you covered with a full line of alternative sweeteners from NOW Foods:

Beet Sugar is derived from the refining of sugar beets. It contains 99.9% pure sucrose and is a suitable substitute for cane sugar in all recipes. Some people who are allergic to table sugar may be able to use beet sugar. 3lbs, Reg. $5.99

Pleasant tasting Date Sugar is derived from dates and can be used as a natural sweetener in place of refined sugar. Add to baked goods, breakfast cereals, toast, or beverages. 1lb, Reg. $7.99

Dextrose (also known as glucose) is a monosaccharide or simple sugar that is about 25% less sweet compared to cane sugar. Derived entirely from corn, dextrose is low-cost and contains no fructose or lactose. 2lbs, Reg. $4.89

Erythritol is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol derived from a corn source and found in small amounts in various plants, fruits and fungi, including mushrooms. It contains virtually no calories (95% less calories than table sugar), has a low glycemic impact, and doesn’t contribute to tooth decay. All of the detriments of sugar are absent in Erythritol, yet it tastes just like sugar and is about 70% as sweet. Erythritol has a clean, sweet taste and is the perfect natural substitute for sugar in many applications.16oz, Reg. $8.99

Fructose is commonly called "fruit sugar" because it is the main sugar in many fruits. However, fructose is now produced from corn syrup, which is derived from corn. Fructose is almost 50% sweeter than sucrose and requires about 2/3 the amount to get the same sweetness. This means fructose provides nearly 33% fewer calories per serving.1.5lbs, Reg. $3.29

Qi’a (pronounced Kee-ah) is a new Nature's Path Superfood Cereal made with Chia, Hemp and Buckwheat. This power trio of seeds and grains is chock full of plant-based protein, fiber and Omega-3’s. Qi’a is available in a blend of vanilla-dusted cranberries and almonds, a blend of cinnamon raisins and green apples, or an original blend with no added sugar. 

A little Qi’a goes a long way: boost your nutrition with only 2 tablespoons of cereal in any of the following ways:

- Enjoy as a breakfast cereal by mixing with your favorite milk (dairy, almond, soy or rice)
- Mix into your favorite yogurt or fruit smoothie for the ultimate protein snack

- Stir into hot oatmeal or soup for a nutritious energy boost

- Sprinkle on top of your salad for that extra crunch

- Bake into your favorite muffin, bread, or cake recipe

Nature's Path Q'ia Cereals are gluten free Non-GMO Project Verified.  7.94oz, Reg. $8.99