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We’re Out to Demystify
the Wonders of Miso

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Copywriter Chris Allen

When someone says “miso,” many of us immediately think of miso soup. We might envision a steaming cup of miso soup served to us as an appetizer at our favorite sushi restaurant. But as our Asian Foods Manager Mitsuko Blanda told me recently: “Miso is about so much more than soup.” Indeed, this nutty, salty paste can add flavorful umami and a pleasing texture to so many of your busy weeknight meals. “It’s very, very basic to Japanese food culture and it’s now starting to be acknowledged and appreciated beyond the Japanese culture as well,” Mitsuko said. [caption …
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Going Beyond Meat
and Under the Sea

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Copywriter Chris Allen

Plant-based eating has been around forever, but it’s gaining increasing attention from the American food culture mainstream. Hence the meteoric rise of products like Beyond Meat with its 100% plant-based, non-GMO, protein-rich ingredients.   Beyond Meat products are renowned for their uncanny ability to mirror the flavor and texture of real ground beef, patties and sausages while offering the same amount of protein as real beef and pork — but with about one-third the fat (that caught my attention!). Beyond Meat and other alternative meat companies have even found their …
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GemWraps & Big Board
for a Lighter New Year

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Copywriter Chris Allen

Happy New Year! 2020 here we come, baby. This week our Big Board Buys selections are curated especially for those of us looking to get off to a lighter start. Both our lean ground beef sirloin and pork tenderloin are a rock-bottom $3.98 lb. and the perfect ingredients to help you prepare your favorite recipes with a healthier spin. …
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An Easy Christmas Day
with Food People Love

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Copywriter Chris Allen

If you REALLY waited to the last minute or your “giftee” is particularly hard to shop for, there’s the good ol’ gift card. Instead of coffee or Amazon cards, consider giving “The Gift of Food” this year. Especially for the foodie in your life. You can purchase them for as little as $10 or as much as $500. Who knows? They …
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More Savings on
Holiday Season Treats

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Copywriter Chris Allen

We talked last week about how hard it can be to come up with that perfect last-minute sweet treat for holiday parties, and I’ve got two more solutions for you: Our Champs Elysées Brie and Danish kringle from Larsen’s Bakery in Ballard. One of the great things about Brie is how beautifully simple and flexible it is. No matter what the food landscape you’re headed into, there’s always room on a …
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First-Rate, Last-Minute
Holiday Appetizers

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Copywriter Chris Allen

Turkey Madness is over! I hope your clothes still fit and you put all those leftovers to good use with some cleverly timed recipes. That means it’s officially holiday party season. One thing I’ve noticed since my little guy was born about two years ago is how the parties have changed. This time of year, my world used to be filled with slim flutes filled with something bubbly and bright, elegant appetizers made casually in my kitchen. Now I’m slated to attend my second Hot Cocoa Party already this year and the elegant appetizers have transformed into mangled apple sauce pouches …
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Cyber Monday Sale:
Our Thanks to You

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Copywriter Chris Allen

It’s the week for taking stock and appreciating what you have. And our annual Cyber Monday Gift Card Sale is a way for us to say thank you to you, our customers, for supporting us throughout the year and sharing our passion for Food, People and Love. The Monday following Thanksgiving, for the past six years, we offer gift cards for our markets at a great discount – $50 cards for $40, and $100 cards for $75. This discount is available online only, and only on Dec. 2, 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. (or until we run out of cards). All the info you need is …
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Pre-Turkey Week
Calls for Winter Squash

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Copywriter Chris Allen

I like to lighten up the menu a bit the week before Thanksgiving and winter squash season is the perfect time for great flavor with a lighter touch (low calorie counts, low glycemic index, sugar metabolism benefits, and lots of vitamin A and fiber). Now is the best time to experiment, too, because all our squash varieties are just $1.78 lb. this week, or $1.98 for organic. Whether it’s a light-but-filling soup and or a savory side, there’s a winter squash to suit your mood. The recipes below are just a few of my favs. Butternut: The Classic We Know and Love [caption …
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No-Can Cranberries,
our Favorite Turkey,
plus Gravy and Sides

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Copywriter Chris Allen

It’s back! Our absolute favorite turkey – Diestel – at the rock-bottom price of $3.99 lb. We believe in offering high-quality meal choices whenever possible, and if you want a great-tasting, juicy, organic turkey for your family and friends, this is the one. Not only is it delicious, but we’re huge fans of the Diestel family’s “value over volume” philosophy. For 70 years, Diestel has been slow-growing their birds on their family farms with a 100% vegetarian diet. …
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Classic Turkey Dinner:
Let Our Kitchens
Keep You Out of Yours

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Copywriter Chris Allen

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and I’m starting to get excited! I always get “big feelings” when I think about my favorite holiday. As my son gets older and other members of my extended family start having kids, the chaos of my favorite holiday only grows — I love it!  But the fantasy of cooking an entire holiday meal for the family sometimes loses its luster when you actually think about all the turkey prep, messy pots and last-minute desserts that are involved in pulling it off. If that sounds like you, then we’ve got a shortcut that doesn’t skimp on …
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