Category Archives: Native Sun Natural Foods Market

A True Culinary Achievement: Our Balsamic Portobello with Arugula Salad Sandwich

Wednesday, (February 1st), we’ll be introducing our Balsamic Portobello with Arugula Salad Sandwich:

What other sandwiches wish they could be

A plump Portobello serves as the hearty base of this veggie filled sandwich that’s sure to satisfy a generous appetite. With a grilled marinated Portobello mushroom, arugula, roasted red pepper, feta cheese, artichoke hearts, and balsamic vinaigrette on fresh focaccia, you’ll savor every bite.

Try the Balsamic Portobello with Arugula Salad Sandwich for $5.99*

*Price includes side of Native Sun Macaroni Salad

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Meet Ahi Ah-mazement with our Seared Ahi Tuna Sandwich!

On Tuesday (January 31st), we’ll be introducing our Seared Ahi Tuna Sandwich:

Chef-inspired desire

Garlic-crusted seared ahi tuna, cucumber kimchi slaw, & wasabi aioli on a fresh ciabatta roll, make this a satisfying sandwich for the tuna-lover’s heart and the foodie’s soul. It’s a fresh new blend of all-natural ingredients from the land and sea that’ll have you thinking about this sandwich even when you’re apart.

Reel in the Seared Ahi Tuna Sandwich for $7.99*

*Price includes side of Native Sun Macaroni Salad

Upcoming Lecture with Lester Burke: “Buried Treasure Liquid Nutrients: Experience the Liquid Advantage”

Join us on Tuesday, January 10th at 8pm in our Mandarin store as Lester Burke of Buried Treasure discusses liquid supplements, Buried Treasure products, certified organics, and much more!

Founded in 1996, Buried Treasure specializes in the manufacture of liquid minerals, liquid vitamins, and liquid speciality nutrient formulas. As the manufacturer of high potency liquid complexes designed for efficient absorption and greater bioavailability, Buried Treasure produces optimum potency synergistic liquid formulas free of fillers, binders, or excipients.

Lester has over 30 years of knowledge and experience in the health food industry. He serves on the board of the SENPA and is a member of the NPA and AHPA.  He is a noted expert contributor to health food magazines, and talk-radio guest speaker for health and nutrition broadcasts.


Seating is limited & reservations are required. Sign up today at Customer Service!

$100 Question: What’s your Favorite Seasonal Recipe?

Each year, the Holidays usher in an assortment of classical flavors and festive dishes that capture the spirit of the season. With our own seasonal smoothies in store throughout the month of December, it’s the perfect time to ask, what’s your favorite seasonal recipe? Whether it’s a homemade apple pie, the perfect eggnog, entrée, or other holiday recipe, we’d love to hear about it!

Tell us your favorite seasonal recipe & you’ll be entered to win a $100 Native Sun Gift Card! To be eligible to win, you must first subscribe to the Native Sun blog by clicking here, then leave your answer to this month’s question in the comment section on our blog page. ONE winner will be picked at random on January 4th 2012. Good luck!

Look for our Seasonal Smoothies throughout December! Flavors include Pumpkin Spice, Autumn Apple Flax, Spiced Banana Walnut, and Jolly Green Ginger Pear.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS To Therese! CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR PRIZE DETAILS AND BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR NEXT MONTH’S $100 QUESTION! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SHARED THEIR delicious seasonal RECIPES!

ON SALE NOW! (December 7, 2011 – January 6, 2012)

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December 2011 Charity of the Month: Sulzbacher Center

The Sulzbacher Center seeks to “empower homeless and at-risk men, women and children to achieve a better life through a full range of services, both direct and in collaboration with community partners,” that allow them to successfully reintegrate into the community (1). As Northeast Florida’s “only provider of comprehensive services for homeless men, women, and children,” the Sulzbacher Center provides food and shelter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (1). Through job placement assistance and life skills programs, Sulzbacher provides those in need with the resources necessary to transform their lives.

The Sulzbacher Center relies on the strength and generosity of businesses, religious groups, civic organizations, and individual volunteers throughout the community for support in feeding and sheltering some of Jacksonville’s most needy residents. Want to get involved? Information regarding volunteer opportunities can be found on the Sulzbacher website.

Donations to support the Sulzbacher Center will be accepted at our registers throughout the month of December.

Reference:

“About Us.” Sulzbacher Center – The Way Home. 2011. Web. 01 Dec. 2011. <http://www.sulzbachercenter.org/index.html&gt;.

Photos courtesy of Sulzbacher Center

Fresh Turmeric Root Now Available at Native Sun Baymeadows!

The other day, our Baymeadows produce manager poked her head in the door to let me know that we had just received a shipment of turmeric root and she wanted to get the word out because we don’t get it in stock all that often. I wasn’t sure if I had eaten turmeric before, but I was positive that I had never seen it. In order to remedy this situation, we decided to grab some turmeric and set up a photo shoot. As you can see from the picture above, there are certainly more visually appealing foods, but since turmeric is a root, I’m going to forgive its gnarled appearance and focus on its health benefits.

So, what’s so great about turmeric? Well, curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric demonstrates anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that could be beneficial in the treatment of the following diseases and conditions*:

  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain and Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Depression, Dementia, and other Brain Disorders
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Obesity, Multiple Sclerosis, and Immune System Compromises

In the kitchen, turmeric typically makes itself at home in curries and other Indian style dishes, but works well with all kinds of flavors. If you’re interested in spicing up some of your favorite dishes or trying out some new recipes, swing by Native Sun Baymeadows and pick up some fresh turmeric!

Note: Fresh Turmeric subject to availability. Priced at $12.99/lb.   

*This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Please visit our Nutrition Department with any questions you might have about curcumin and its potential health benefits.