Wednesday, December 05, 2012

New at Wheatsville

Punk Rawk Labs Nut Milk Cheeses are made with organic nut milks and simple, pure ingredients to make for an incredible raw food product. The process used is an artisanal handcrafted method that is similar to that used for making dairy cheese, except of course, there’s no dairy whatsoever in these delicious vegan cheeses. These aren’t like other dairy-free cheeses– Punk Rawk Labs Nut Milk Cheeses are incredible gourmet varieties that are excellent when sliced or spread on crackers or pastries, and the firmer macadamia varieties are incredible with a drizzle of agave nectar on them for a true delight.Punk Rawk Labs Nut Cheeses; Plain Cashew, Smoked Cashew Macadamia, Herbed Macadamia
 Any of Punk Rawk Labs' Nut Milk Cheeses would be an incredibly unique addition to holiday entertaining plates this season, and Wheatsville is the only place in town to stock them!

Punk Rawk Labs cheeses are available in three varieties:

Cashew - Possessing the softest texture of the three (similar to goat cheese or cream cheese), this cheese features the earthiest flavor. It’s fairly soft and is quite spreadable as it comes to room temperature, making it excellent for crackers and appetizers alike.
6oz, Reg. $11.99

Herbed Cashew/Macadamia - A blend of both varieties; the best of both worlds! Not too soft, but not too firm, there’s an exquisite intermingling of textures and flavors of organic cashew and macadamia nut milks with an elegant herbed accent.
5.5oz, Reg. $14.99

Smoked Macadamia with Crushed Black Peppercorn Crust - With a more solid texture and refined flavor, the Macadamia cheese is ideal for slicing. Lighter and fluffier, this cheese is almost like a ricotta, but it can be cut into wedges. The premiere cheese of the Punk Rawk Labs line!
5oz, Reg. $16.99

For many years, Chef Renee Erickson of Seattle’s Boat Street Café has produced a variety of pickled fruits and vegetables as a way to preserve fresh, northwest produce at the height of ripeness and flavor. This 'healthy compulsion' to pickle nearly everything soon became an integral part of what makes the Provencal-inspired cuisine of the Boat Street Café so memorable. Over time, the pickles became an essential element of the Boat Street pantry, sought out by many of the café's patrons. Renee’s favorite pickles are now available for all to enjoy, anytime, anywhere.
9oz, Reg. $8.99

Pickled Figs – Black Mission figs soaked in a syrup of wine, cane sugar, balsamic vinegar, rosemary and sea salt. Pitch perfect with Bleu d’Auvergne or Selles Sur Cher cheese, and incredible drizzled over vanilla ice cream.

Pickled Plums – Plump, pitted prunes in a syrup of cider vinegar and cane sugar, accented with coriander, mustard seed, arbol chili, orange peel and bay leaf. Serve with roast chicken, duck or a hearty Venison Pate, or serve as desert with fresh Buratta or rich and custard-like Casatica di Bufala.

Pickled Golden Raisins – Sun-ripened raisins, cured in a sweet and tangy syrup of cider vinegar, mustard seed, thyme, arbol chili, and bay leaf. These are amazing mixed in with coucous pilaf or spooned over filet of sole. On a cheese plate, they work best paired with ripe Camembert and fresh, crusty bread.

Pickled Apricots - Tart apricots cured in a sour and flavorful syrup of apple cider vinegar, toasted curry and other spices. Compliments stronger cheeses well, such as Chatelain Brie and Roquefort Blue.

By combining elements of various culinary traditions, Tadah! Foods is giving traditional East Mediterranean food a fresh new look and taste. TaDah's Falafel Wraps are a premium handheld wrap perfect for eating on the go. Made from scratch, TaDah!'s wraps are filled with a delicious falafel patty topped with amazing signature spreads, all hand rolled in soft, non-GMO whole-wheat tortilla shells.

TaDah!'s founder, John Sorial, is committed to combining his love and knowledge of food with his passion to serve the less fortunate. TaDah! Foods donates 20% of all profits to non-profit organizations, a great model for social responsibility. 7oz, Reg. $4.59

Fresh in the Deli

On sale for owners at our Deli Counter is our house-brewed, staff favorite Gingerade, a 16 oz cup for just 99¢, reg. $1.69. This incredibly refreshing drink is made with fresh ginger, spices and a blend of three fruit juices, it’s an allergy-destroyer and tummy-tenderizer all in one, and boy does it taste good too! 

Our new Fresh in the Deli recipe this month is Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes. Co-ops chefs from around the country share their favorite seasonal recipe with your local co-op for this regular feature.An updated twist to traditional stuffed potatoes, this recipe features oven-roasted sweet potatoes blended with caramelized onions and goat cheese.

Our new Featured Salsa is the Roasted Tomato Salsa! Oven-roasting adds sweetness to vine-ripened tomatoes and onions, and smokiness to jalapenos – when hand-blended with some fresh cilantro and lemon juice, they create a very tasty salsa, for just $5.99/lb

Also this month, the Deli Counter will taunt your tastebuds with our creamy, sweet “Very Berry” Smoothie! Blending apple juice and soymilk with strawberries, raspberries and banana, this thick and tasty holiday special is just $4.99!

Also on sale at the Deli Counter through the end of December are tasty cold cuts: Boar’s Head Smoked Ham at $8.49/lb, reg. $8.99 and Provolone Cheese, $4.99/lb, reg. $5.99! C’mon in and stock up on fresh sliced provolone and ham, either for your lunchbox staples or a dinner of Grilled Cheese Sandwiches!

With December, comes our new line of seasonal beverages from the Deli Counter! Sidle up to our organic, fair-trade espresso bar for a Peppermint Mocha, where we combine the great tastes of chocolate and mint in one delicious beverage! Combining espresso with organic Dagoba chocolate syrup, this coffee drink is amazing! Or maybe you’d prefer the Eggnog – or Soynog! – Latte! This seasonal treat trades out the classic Latte’s milk base for delicious, creamy nog! Our Hot Chocolate, made with your choice of milk plus a few squeezes of our organic chocolate syrup, will warm your heart and soothe your soul! Wanna lose the caffeine? Try a hot Caramel Apple Steamer, made with organic apple juice, cinnamon and caramel syrup! Or, if you’re feeling more spicy than sweet, have a cup of our fantastic, caffeine-free Hot Gingerade, made with fresh ginger, spices and a blend of three fruit juices. 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!