You are receiving this email because the email address [email address suppressed] was subscribed to our email list. Having trouble reading this email? View it on our website.
In this issue
Sweet Sugar Substitutes
If you’re into raw foods and looking for a sweet way to subtract sugar from your diet, try these three raw-friendly alternatives. Madhava Raw Agave brings the natural sweetness of agave nectar to foods and beverages, while Our Pantry Organics Raw Honey has a pure honey taste and is never heated above 118 degrees to preserve its natural enzymes. SweetLeaf Stevia is made from an all-natural herb, and — bonus! — it has zero calories.
Don’t Forget about our Bulk Bins
Nugget’s bulk food bins are a great place to find raw food ingredients. Check out the selection of dried fruits, as well as nuts including cashews, macadamia nuts and almonds.
Chat With Dr. Liz
Friday, October 17th 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Roseville Nugget Market
Saturday, October 25th 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., El Dorado Hills Nugget Market
Want more Dr. Liz? She will be coming to several of our stores to speak on Breast Cancer Prevention. She will repeat four 20-minute presentations on the Six Must-Eat-Foods For Breast Cancer Prevention. Following each presentation, she will break for a 10-minute question and answer period.
El Dorado Hills Community Halloween Festival
Now in its 11th year, Jackson Elementary School's fall festival celebrates the season with a pumpkin patch, carnival games, prizes, local culinary treats and live entertainment. Two new events have been added this year: a costume contest for kids, and one for pets. We’re happy to sponsor this free school fundraiser, taking place from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jackson Elementary School, 2561 Francisco Dr. in El Dorado Hills. For more information, please visit www.jacksonelementary.org.
Capitol Family Fun Day Sacramento, CA
Nugget is thrilled to be a major sponsor of the very first Capitol Family Fun Day (October 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), organized by the UC Davis Children's Hospital. This free event provides parents and children with terrific opportunities to learn about living safely and developing healthy habits for life. Join in the festivities and enjoy booths, workshops and interactive demonstrations, especially designed for pre-schoolers to pre-teens. For more information, please call (916) 734-9636.
To find out about other events in your community visit our events page.
Download this week’s ad here (1.3MB PDF).
Featured Recipes: Raw Food
Ok, I know its fall, but we are still getting the best Heirloom tomatoes from Capay Organics. This is a very simple raw recipe. It just requires a little bit of specialized equipment. The dehydrator creates an intensity of flavor in the patty pan squash, and also helps reduce the grassy quality inherent in raw summer squash. This is my selfish attempt to hold onto the last days of summer, so I hope it serves as a reminder of those warm, sunny days.
– Nugget Markets chef, Jeff Clark.
Want more raw food recipes? Check out our Portobello Mushroom & Eggplant Terrine with Rapini Puree, Beet “Capellini” with Arugula-Basil Emulsion, and Basil “Cannelloni” with Sun-dried Tomato Walnut Cheese & Yellow Bell Pepper Puree.
October is Fair Trade month, and Nugget is proud to offer a wide selection of Fair Trade products. These items are all produced sustainably, and the workers who produce them are guaranteed fair wages. Look for Fair Trade coffees and teas, grains and sugars, chocolates and sweets, body care products, and more — on display this month, and in our aisles all year long.
Get a jump-start on your holiday shopping and support Fair Trade at the same time. World of Good supplies us with a wealth of great gift items — handicrafts produced by artisans in developing communities around the world. We love World of Good’s mission to reduce poverty by paying fair wages to their artisans, and we adore the high-quality items they produce.
In addition to being Fair Trade month, October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month, so look for an invasion of pink products at Nugget. Proceeds from items on our Breast Cancer Awareness displays help fund research to find the cure — see our stores to find out more about how you can help support the cause.
Don’t worry, this “web” is edible. Our Halloween buttercream-iced cake is built in the image of a scary black widow spider, perched on her sweet buttercream web, complete with licorice legs and ready to pounce on unsuspecting cake eaters.
Halloween Spider Cakes, $14.99 each
A new form of vegetarianism is growing: the “Raw Food” diet. The idea behind this way of eating is simple: eat whole, fresh, unheated (to no more than 118 degrees) foods — primarily nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables. And the potential health benefits are many: a daily fare loaded with key nutrients, particularly fiber, vitamin C, potassium and water. Many of the raw food dietary staples, such as vegetables, are naturally low in calories and are very filling, which can help people control their weight. Some raw food proponents claim that eating uncooked foods facilitates digestion and boosts energy levels, due to the presence of food enzymes that are lost when food is cooked. While these claims remain unproven by science, raw foods do contain a wealth of phytonutrients that research clearly shows will help fend off a variety of chronic ailments including cancer and heart disease.
The world of raw food is filled with flavorful possibilities. Fresh herbs, nut oils and sea salt, along with special food preparation techniques, bring out the wonderful flavors of the uncooked foods. Also, an increasing number of raw food restaurants and cookbooks are now available, including Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen by Ani Phyo and Raw by Charlie Trotter and Roxanne Klein.