Friday, November 18, 2011

Healthy Home Market Wants You to Have a Healthy and Affordable Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Healthy Home Market has everything you need to make the big meal a success. Whether you are having a large gathering or an intimate dinner for one or two, we have you covered. If you are preferring to take the easy route this year, our deli has prepared fresh, delicious sides available for pick up. You can call our South End or Davidson store to place an order. We have also taken the work out the meat preparation and are offering turkeys, smoked in-house, and pre-cooked ham and prime rib. Click here for all holiday meat prices. For vegetarians, we have the Quorn Turk'y Roast (it's soy-free), on sale for only $6.89! If you prefer to spend time in the kitchen, we have lots of easy-to-prepare items on sale this month to help you save money and still make a homemade spread, including Imagine Foods Organic Broths, Organic Sweet Potatoes, Near East Rice Pilaf, Edward & Sons Organic Homestyle Mashed Potatoes, Dorot Crushed Garlic, Beth's Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Flour, Horizon Horizon Organic Whipping Cream, Wholly Wholesome Pumpkin Pies, Truwhip 70% Organic Whipped Topping, Equal Exchange Organic Drip Coffee and you absolutely can't forget the KW Collards, on sale for only $8.99! Plus, we have some great bulk items on sale this month: New Crop Pecans, Organic Dried Cranberries, Pistachios Roasted & Salted, Golden Raisins, Turbinado Sugar and Rolled Oats. Click here to see the full list of this month's specials and prices. Stay tuned, next week we will offer many fantastic holiday recipes, including vegetarian and gluten-free options!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Crop Pecans Have Arrived!

Our new crop pecans have finally arrived, fresh from Georgia! We have halves and pieces for only $9.99 lb! 30 lb. cases are also available at a 10% discount. Pecans are great in many holiday recipes, sweet and savory. Also, leave them out for guests to munch on, just make sure you get enough because they're addictive! Pecans also make great gifts; stuff them in a stocking or in a decorative tin as a host/hostess gift. Not only are they really tasty, but also nutritionally abundant and cholesterol free. As a matter of fact, studies have shown that they may actually lower LDL cholesterol! Pecans are chock full of thiamine, copper, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, potassium, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, selenium, fiber and healthy fats, as well as antioxidants. Antioxidants which can help protect against cell damage and help fight diseases like heart disease, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and cancer. Plus, they're beneficial to your immune system, prostate health and weight loss. How can you go wrong!? Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Did You Miss Our Davidson Food Tasting? Have No Fear! We have Two More This Weekend!

We hope many of you were able to make it out to our Annual Food Tasting at the Davidson location this past Saturday, we had a great turn out and everyone really enjoyed themselves! You can click here to view all of the pictures from the event. If you were not able to make it out or you are ready for more good times, we are having two more tastings this Saturday, November 12, at our South End and Independence Blvd. locations! Both tastings will be held from 1pm-4pm. These are our most festive events of the year and will feature our usual tastings and gift basket drawings, plus samplings of delicious holiday fare prepared fresh by our deli department, including in-house smoked all natural, free range turkey, ham, vegan "turkey" (Field Roast's soy-free Celebration Roast), raw options and sides galore!

Dr. Kyle Loveless of Nation's Family Chiropractic will be on-hand offering free spinal screenings. Against the Grain will be sampling out Gluten Free pizzas and baguettes. Wine and beer samples will be provided by Millennium Beverage,  Kakheti Georgian Wines and 17th Street Distributing. Entertainment will provided by Sergio Agraz.

South End
We will have the following local vendors sampling out their goods: KW Collards, Roots Hummus, Villa Antonio, and Penny's Pimento Cheese. Wine and beer tasting will be provided by Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Grapevine of NC, Johnson Brothers, Dionysus, and Mutual. We will have product demonstrations and samples from Nordic Naturals, Amazing Grass, Barlean's and Garden of Life. Our certified Quantum Biofeedback technician, Joy Fanning will be offering QuickPeeks on our EPFX machine, Nutritional Microscopist, Jason Fowler of ProHealth Dynamics, will offering blood analyses and Dr. Brandan Lee of Family Healing Chiropractic will conduct free spinal screenings. Entertainment will be provided by Healthy Home Market's very own Haji Basim!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Meatless Monday: Creamy Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms


12 ounces whole-wheat fettuccine
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4 cups sliced mixed mushrooms, such as cremini oyster, and/or shiitake
4 cups thinly sliced Brussels sprouts
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 cup dry sherry or 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
2 cups low-fat milk
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 cup finely shredded Asiago cheese, plus more for garnish


1.Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, return to the pot and set aside.
2.Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and Brussels sprouts and cook, stirring often, until the mushrooms release their liquid, 8 to 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add sherry (or vinegar), scraping up any brown bits; bring to a boil and cook, stirring, until almost evaporated, 10 seconds (if using vinegar) or about 1 minute (if using sherry).
3.Whisk milk and flour in a bowl; add to the skillet with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until the sauce bubbles and thickens, about 2 minutes. Stir in Asiago until melted. Add the sauce to the pasta; gently toss. Serve with more cheese, if desired.