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February 13, 2014

Volume 8, Issue 3

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Secret Savings February 14, 2014

All Gourmet Chocolate

30% Off

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This Valentine’s Day, say “I love you” with chocolate (there’s nothing wrong with saying it to yourself, either). All of our gourmet chocolates from our chocolate table displays are 30% off this Friday with our Secret Special coupon.

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One coupon per guest
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Yeah, yeah, yeah, we all know that Valentine’s Day celebrates love, but who is this Saint Valentine, anyway? He’s known to be a real person, however, in our research we’ve found many conflicting facts. One account from the 1400s describes Valentine as a temple priest who was beheaded near Rome by the emperor for helping Christian couples wed. Another account states that Valentine was the Bishop of Terni, also martyred by Claudius II on the outskirts of Rome. Whatever the story, we do know one thing: It seems to have all started in Rome. So as they say…

…when in Rome…

…eat like the Romans do, and for that matter, other Mediterranean countries like Greece and Spain. Research studies suggest Mediterranean–based diets improve heart health, lower risk of developing diabetes and even delay onset of dementia. Typical local fare includes simple staples such as olives, vegetables, fish, nuts, cheese and fruit from various Mediterranean regions. All of these foods supply crucial nutrients, a good balance of healthy fats and special phytonutrients that help bolster your body’s everyday living “armor.” Prepare Mediterranean–inspired meals using these simple foods and eat as they do in Rome.

— Dr. Liz

Say “Cheese” And Yogurt

Eating cultured dairy (as many Mediterranean cultures have done for hundreds of years) may offer many age–defying benefits such as helping to regulate healthy blood pressure and mitigating other heart–disease factors. According to researchers, regular infusion of healthy bacteria may have a wide array of benefits that includes a long life!

— Dr. Liz

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We Got Your Goat (cheese)

The Laura Chenel Cabecou is a delightful disc of soft, barely aged goat’s-milk cheese marinated in California extra–virgin olive oil, rosemary, thyme and black peppercorns. This award–winning California original is densely creamy and is an excellent cheese to keep on hand as it can elevate any dish. Delicious served with bread, over roasted veggies or with fresh tomatoes, use it as a base for many meals. Toss the whole jar in a salad; the flavorful olive oil acts as a dressing and the cheese crumbles nicely into a perfect topping. Locally made in Sonoma County, Laura Chenel has been producing some of the best goat cheese in America since 1980.

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The Greek Gods Greek Yogurt

Made in the traditional Greek style, Greek Gods yogurts are not only delicious, they’re gluten-free too!

  • The Greek Gods Greek Yogurt
    2/$5, save $4.98 on 2 (24 oz. tub)

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Make Fish a Weekly Catch

Eating fish such as salmon or tuna brings omega–3s into your system which in turn boosts immune strength and fights inflammation. Studies show fish eaters have lower risk for heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

— Dr. Liz

Cedar Wrap Salmon

Let our chefs do the work for you this Valentine’s Day. Our chefs start with a flavorful fillet of salmon and season it with kosher salt, pepper, and fresh tarragon. It’s placed on a cedar wrap and baked to perfection.

And, Of Course, Drink Wine:

Red wine contains resveratrol, which keeps platelets from clumping, reducing risk for heart disease. Keep consumption in moderation (no more than one 5oz.– glass for women and two for men daily, if you choose to drink).

— Dr. Liz

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Casamatta You?

A Florentine artist by training, Bibi Graetz creates the artwork for his wine labels in addition to producing fine wine. Meaning “Crazy House” in Italian, Casamatta is Graetz’s best selling wine from Tuscany and a super value. With great depth of flavors (actually more than you’d expect at this price), it has scored 90 points in Wine Spectator Magazine. Pairs beautifully with Mediterranean dishes with tomato based sauces and a Modigliani.

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Papal Approval

Easy drinking, fresh and crisp, La Carraia’s Orvieto Classico is an Italian light–bodied white wine with quite a history dating back to the Middle Ages, where it was a favorite wine of the Papacy. Pair with fresh shellfish and gremolata sauces for a match made in foodie heaven.

Put Greens, Onions and Beets on Your Plate

These and other veggies supply quercetin and folate that protect blood vessels and improve heart and brain health.

— Dr. Liz

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Cruise our Case

Here at Nugget Markets delis, we’ve got delicious Mediterranean specialties to get you back on track. In keeping with the Mediterranean diet’s emphasis on vegetables and whole grains, we invite you to taste our Tuscan Chickpea Salad, our Sicilian Bean Salad, our Farro Salad with Arugula and Peas, our Greek Salad, and of course, our Signature Orzo with Prosciutto. Sweet and Sour Mushrooms and Marinated Carrots really complete our selection of offerings, many of which are vegetarian or vegan as well.

Include Citrus, Berries and More

Research shows fruit eaters have a better intake of key antioxidants and a lower risk for heart disease. Aim for three different whole fruits daily.

Insist on Whole Grains

Eating brown over white or whole wheat over “un”whole white makes more than common sense, it’s a must–do step for better health. Whole grains offer prebiotic “food” for healthy bacteria that live inside of you while also supplying fiber that curbs your appetite and ultimately may help you control your weight. Aim for every grain food in your diet as a whole grain selection.

Go Nuts

Walnuts contain protective antioxidant phenols that have been shown to improve blood vessel function and eating nuts regularly lowers heart disease risk. Aim for a 1–oz. serving most days of the week.

Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Its potent antioxidants combat inflammation and prevent LDL (the bad carrier of cholesterol) from damaging artery walls. Drizzle on salads, breads and pasta and use to sauté veggies.

— Dr. Liz

Olives in Bowl

Olive Love

Be it pitted or stuffed, our wide selection of olives and antipasti will certainly whet your appetite. Visit our specialty cheese department, where we carry only the highest quality olives; Mezzeta and Orchard Maid provide the bulk of our olives and they are both local companies with the highest standards. Our olives come in all shades, shapes, sizes and flavors from our bright green Castelvetrano which have a mild buttery flavor to our dark purple Kalamata olives that are briny with a mild fruit flavor. Our olives come stuffed with Gilroy garlic, Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Pimento and Jalapeño to name but a few. Our antipasti items are sure to spice up any recipe or appetizer tray. Don’t forget our roasted garlic, peppadew peppers, and roasted red tomatoes!

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Phenomenal Pugliese

As if pugliese bread isn’t fabulous enough, we’ve upped the ante with Nugget Markets’ own Kalamata Olive Pugliese, baked from scratch in–house daily using local flour and local buttermilk. With its soft interior and loaded with plump kalamata olives, this Nugget Markets bakery specialty is perfect with a selection of hard cheeses, dipped in olive oil, or as an accompaniment to your charcuterie platter.

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Pick a Number Between 1 and 315

…and you can’t help but choose one of the 315 Best Ever Mediterranean Recipes. Beverley Jollands, an experienced writer and editor who’s traveled around the Mediterranean for years, brings together hundreds of best–loved recipes from Spain, Morocco, Turkey, Greece, France, and Italy, including the types of foodie photographs that we know and adore. Jolland’s love of the region and her great appreciation of the area’s heritage of great food comes to life on every page (and in every delicious recipe) from #1 through #315!

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The Language of Roses

Speak volumes with the gift of roses. Beauty. Friendship. Desire. Love. Roses speak from the heart and we’ve got a stunning selection of florist-quality beauties to give as a gorgeous bouquet or single, eloquent expression. Learn the language here…

  • One dozen roses $19.99
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Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Long-stemmed strawberries dipped in dark chocolate and finished with any of the following: drizzled chocolate, toasted coconut, pecans, chocolate chips, walnuts or toasted almonds.

  • Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
    $2.99 each

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A Heart for Art!

The masterpieces are in and the judging has commenced in the 2014 Children's Heart Art Challenge! We invited local 4th and 5th grade classes from schools near each of our stores to participate in our art contest, sponsored by Nugget Markets in partnership with The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign.

Upcoming Events

FEB 14 5-7 PM

Wine Tastings with Nugget Markets

This Valentine’s Day, treat the special one(s) in your life to a wine tasting event at one of the following Nugget Markets locations. Flights cost just $5 and attendees must be at least 21 years of age.

  • El Dorado Hills Valentine’s Day Favorites
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Getty Owl Run/Walk 2014

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is the #1 genetic killer of young children, and the Getty Owl Foundation is on the front lines in the battle to find a cure, spread awareness, and help families affected by SMA. We're proud to support the Getty Owl Run/Walk (at Crocker Park), with all proceeds benefiting the foundation and its mission. For more information and to sign up, visit gettyowl.org.

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