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Homemade pasta sauce can be amazing - but for the times you are not in mood to cook or simply don't have the time - Dave's Gourmet Pasta sauces are the perfect solution. These award winning sauces will complement any pasta:
Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce: WINNER BEST PASTA SAUCE- NEW YORK FANCY FOOD SHOW 2009 The first of its kind, our all-natural butternut-squash pasta sauce is made with squash ripened in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Paired with fresh garlic, onions and roasted red pepper, the natural sweetness and delicate flavor of the butternut squash is enhanced to provide a delicious change of pace.
Organic Red Heirloom Pasta Sauce: A fresh tasting sauce featuring fresh garlic, fresh herbs and organic heirloom tomatoes that burst with flavor. Try it tossed with your favorite pasta and dusted with freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
Organic Spicy Heirloom Marinara Pasta Sauce: Winner 2009 Scovie, 2010 Golden Pepper. Made from organic red heirloom tomatoes that are vine ripened and picked in the height of the season. Pair that with spicy red peppers and you have a fantastic flavor with a little bite!
Wild Mushroom Pasta Sauce: This is not a tomato sauce with mushrooms, but a mouth watering mushroom sauce whose flavor is based upon wild Porcini and buttery Shitake mushrooms. The garlic, sherry, cream, sage and tomatoes are notes that round out the flavor and complement and support the mushrooms.
Organic Roasted Garlic & Sweet Basil Pasta Sauce: Try this delicious combination of aromatic sweet basil, tomatoes, carrots, onions, extra virgin olive oil and fire roasted garlic. It tastes just like an organic summer garden.
Nothing can bring people together like a simple wedge of cheese. A new arrival, but steeped in centuries of cheese making history – the 1655 Gruyere is a firm, natural rind raw milk cheese with remarkable flavor. With a melt in your mouth creamy texture, 1655 Gruyere lends subtle notes of warm toasted nuts and baked fruit. Enjoy the cheese on its own, drizzled with olive oil and paired with Creminelli charcuterie, or with a dollop of Amour Spreads blackberry jam. The name is a nod to the year 1655, when two brothers began producing this cheese commercially in the historic town of Gruyere, Switzerland.
Now many of you might say it never left, but Liberty Heights Fresh is proud to once again offer delicious local lamb from two of our favorite local purveyors. Morgan Valley Lamb, out of Delta, UT, halted production back in the spring, but again is providing their all natural, sustainably raised lamb. Run by three generation sheep ranchers, Morgan Valley Lamb was one of the original supporters of the Utah local food movement. Snowy Mountain Sheep Creamery in beautiful Eden, UT hand-crafts sublime sheep's milk cheeses. Liberty Heights Fresh was fortunate to acquire one of their lambs. In our fridge and freezer cases right now, enjoy local grass-fed, hormone and antibiotic free rack of lamb, delicious lamb chops, tender short ribs, or tasty ground lamb.
Coconut water is refreshing, full of potassium, and naturally lightly sweet. Made from tender young coconuts, Coconut Water and Coco Aloe are a delicious alternative to plain water and a healthy substitute for sugar-filled energy drinks.
Taste Nirvana is an eight year old company out of Thailand whose mission is to provide authentic food experiences and to educate their consumers on the history and culture of countries from where their products are produced. Taste Nirvana's beverages are made in an environmentally friendly steam powered facility.
Delicious, crunchy and healthy, Liberty Heights Fresh now offers 4 tasty all natural varieties of snacks from I Heart Keenwah - Chocolate Sea Salt, Almond, Cranberry Cashew, and Ginger Peanut.
Quinoa, also known as "Chisaya Mama" or the "mother of all grains," is a super food complete source of protein containing all 9 essential amino acids - the same kind of protein found in meat and dairy. It's also gluten-free, low-glycemic, high in fiber, and packed with vitamins and minerals.
Looking for a healthy yet satisfying way to start your morning? Muesli, which is a Northern European breakfast staple, is a delicious option. Morning Zen, from Muesli Fusion is a gluten-free blend of oats, raisins, cranberries, almonds, flax and pumpkin seeds. Morning Zen is produced in a dedicated gluten-free facility. Mix Morning Zen with milk or yogurt and top with fresh fruit, or cook and enjoy like you would oatmeal.
Muesli Fusion is an all natural food producer out of Rochester, New York. Their focus is providing raw, organic and all natural museli to the American market.
When one thinks of downtown Salt Lake, the image of magically bubbling copper pots filled with organic jams might not spring to mind. But John and Casee Francis are out to change that. Their sparkling little jars of love aka "Amour Spreads" are made a stone's throw from Liberty Park. Crafted primarily of locally grown Utah fruit, pure cane sugar, and fresh organic lemon juice, each batch is hand made with care in traditional copper jam pans.
After a serendipitous run-in with a wild berry patch on a hike one afternoon, John and Casee decided to turn their love of jams and marmalades into a full time venture. The integrity the couple brings to their art shines through in every drop; their seasonal fruit is never frozen, the jams are created only at their luscious peak of flavor, and each batch is made by hand. Their authentic methods let the pure fruit and herbs speak for themselves.
John and Casee's unique and powerful flavor combinations elevate these beauties beyond mere jam to coat your morning bagel. Use the Apricot Rose as a sumptuous glaze on pork chops or duck breast, the incomparable Blood Orange Rosemary Marmalade in dressing for Arugula Salad, or spread the Strawberry Rhubarb onto Ricotta Pancakes for brunch. Our favorite treat? A healthy dollop of Blackberry (made with berries right from LHF) swirled into Straus Family Creamery organic Vanilla Ice-Cream.
Craving that salty and crunchy late afternoon or midnight snack? Instead of reaching for the bag of chips, enjoy healthy and delicious, gluten-free Ketchum Kale Chips! A delicious alternative to high-fat, nutrition-absent snack foods, these kale chips are made with dehydrated organic kale and all high quality organic ingredients. The chips are dehydrated at a low temp to specifically retain kale's nutrients and enzymes. Made not far from Salt Lake in Hailey, Idaho, by It Takes a Village Foods, the kale chips come in four tasty varieties:
Organic Zen Nori: made with naturally detoxifying seaweed and toasted sesame oil.
Organic Lemon Parmesan: with fresh lemon juice and Parmesan cheese.
Organic Chipotle: just the right amount of spice, plus organic sunflower seeds and organic tomatoes.
Almost Naked: 'nuff said!
Old-world style gourmet popcorn from Amish Country!
Sold in 2 lb. bags, this "hullless" popcorn has a smaller kernel that is more tender when popped. Hulless popcorn also has the reputation of being digested easier, and is less likely to get stuck in your teeth. All of their varieties are non-GMO.
Blue- slightly sweet with small hulls and great flavor.
Medium White - an Amish Country favorite, the finest white popcorn available.
Red - great distinct flavor, with a meaty white yet fluffy pop.
Laloo's Goat's Milk Ice Cream in Vanilla Snowflake, Black Mission Fig, Deep Chocolate, Capraccino and Rumplemint - YUM!
With a decadent custard like texture, Laloo's 100% goat's milk ice-cream offers more protein and calcium, yet less than half the fat. Best yet, those with lactose sensitivity can indulge!
Laloo's is a "Certified B" Company: they use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
Traditionally made by draining whey from slightly salted yogurt, Labne is a thick & creamy yogurt cheese and a healthier alternative to regular cream cheese. Use in place of cream cheese on your bagel or as a substitute for sour cream in dips, on baked potatoes, or with fresh fruit. Rich, creamy and packed with active probiotics!
Delicious 100% Certified Organic Frozen Raw Coconut Meat:
Raw coconut meat naturally contains live enzymes, lauric acid, and is gluten free. Except for picking and opening the nut, there is little human handling in the process. There are absolutely no chemicals or preservatives used in this product. Lauric acid is used by the body to make disease fighting fatty acids.
A few interesting facts about Exotic Superfoods Fozen Organic Coconut Meat:
- The coconut meat has sn almost unlimited shelf life if the product is kept frozen.
- Coconut meat is recipe ready, just thaw.
- The coconut meat has not been pasteurized therefore still contains all the valuable nutrients and enzymes.
- This is the closest thing to a freshly harvested young coconut.
- It is certified organic, and as nature intended. There are no artificial colors, sugars, fats, preservatives, and chemicals of any kind.
- There is no brown skin on the coconut meat. The coconut meat is all white and recipe ready.
Read the full story behind Exotic Superfood's Young Thai Organic Coconut
Just in! All natural, organic firm tofu in the 14oz. package from Wildwood. Their firm tofu is made without any artificial colors or flavors, preservatives, GMO or irradiated ingredients.
Tofu is a wonderful way to add more protein to your table. It's mild flavor complements spicy dishes and is a perfect substitute for eggs in scrambles.
Founded in January 2004, the Lucky Layla Farm produces all natural, delicious drinkable yogurts. Made from only rBGH-free milk from Guernsey and Jersey cows on their farm in Plano, Texas, this creamy delight is made using real fruit pulp, no additives, no preservatives, active probiotic cultures LD. Bulgaricus and S.S. Thermophilus. Lucky Layla Farms drinkable yogurts are also low in sugar, sodium and cholesterol.
An easy quick meal on the go for anyone in the family - our current flavors:
Banana, Strawberry, Mango, Blueberry, Peach, and Blackberry
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE-CREAM! Especially ice cream as delicious as this...
To cool off on a hot day, nothing beats creamy, sweet ice-cream. Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with us and enjoy a decadent taste of Jeni's Splendid, Straus Family Creamery, Ciao Bella, Ruby Jewel Ice Cream Sandwiches, or Laloo's goat's milk ice-cream. Some of our fav's right now:
Jeni's Splendid: "The Buckeye State" rich and salty peanut butter yields to the crunch of exceptional dark chocolate for perfect balance. Hand crafted in Ohio and made with milk and cream from grass fed cows at the Snowville Dairy.
Straus Family Creamery: No funky green dye here! Their Organic Mint Chocolate Chip is made with organic peppermint extract, delightful bits of organic chocolate, and a hint of vanilla blended with the great flavors of Straus Organic Milk and Organic Cream.
Ruby Jewel: Remember fondly the hot summer days as a kid waiting for the tin clang of the ice-cream truck to come? And the slow savor as you strategically devoured your ice-cream sandwich? Ruby Jewel has captured that magical moment with their for-adults-and-kids-too ice cream sandwiches. The Lemon Cookie with Honey Lavender is especially sublime. Responsibly made "farm to cone."
Beans get all of the love – protein packed and full of fiber. But their tiny cousin, the lentil – packs its own one-two punch of iron, protein, fiber, and too-many-to-list essential nutrients, but without that pesky overnight soak. All that goodness, and lentils are on the dinner table in less than 30 minutes.
Our favorite lentils come direct from Idaho. Zürsun heirloom beans and lentils are grown on small farms in the Snake River Canyon region of Idaho, with the ideal growing conditions for beans and lentils. Their authentic heirloom products are from ancient seeds untouched by genetic science or modern technology. Their beans and lentils are rich and flavorful, delicate and nuanced, and of course, delicious.
Zürsun is owned and run by Jim Soran, a second-generation "bean guy" with 60 years of family roots in the Idaho bean industry. Jim is committed to discover, produce and distribute the world's finest heirloom lentils. Zürsun's original owner discovered several Idaho farmers growing unknown heirloom lentil varieties, and was instrumental in developing and cultivating new heirloom varieties, such as the Black Beluga and the Petite Crimson.
Beans and lentils are not only good for you – they are good for the planet. Both require less water and fertilizer than many grain crops, and as a source of protein, beans and lentils have a minimal environmental impact as compared to any animal protein source.
Some of our favorite lentils in stock right now:
Red Chief Lentils - Red Chief are lentils that have had their seed coats removed. The legumes hold their shape, if not overcooked, and are excellent in soups and purees.
French Green Lentils - Robust, earthy flavor and beautiful deep fall-green color make French green lentils - also known as lentilles du Puy - one of the world's finest legumes.
Black Beluga Lentils - Delicate in taste and size, Black Beluga lentils are named for their caviar-like appearance. Originally from the Middle East, Beluga lentils are now farmed in the western U.S.
Ivory Lentils - Ivory lentils are black lentils that have had their dark skin removed. Popular in India, white lentils have a mild, flavor and sturdy texture that blend well with savory vegetables and herbs.
Large Green Lentils - Enjoyed in North and South American cuisines, large green lentils are hearty, meaty and versatile.
Chicken Scratch Lentils - Chicken Scratch is a colorful rainbow heirloom mix of Zürsun lentils, ideal for soups and salads.
Desert Sage Lentils - Desert Sage is an earthy-colored heirloom lentil blend, perfect for sides and soups.
The 2012 Carneros Napa Valley Olive Oil from Talcott is the talk to the town. Most recently winner of the 2012 Gold Medal from the California Olive Oil Council, the 2012 Gold Medal in the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition, Talcott also silver medaled in the very prestigious SOFI "Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation" (formerly the NASFT Products Awards) awarded annually to only the highest quality specialty foods.
This is no ordinary olive oil! The Talcott 2012 Carneros Napa Valley Olive Oil is designed not for every-day sautéing – but to use as a delicate flavor enhancer in salad dressings, drizzle on soups as a subtle garnish, dip your favorite freshly baked bread as an afternoon treat, or drizzle just a touch on vanilla ice-cream for a sublime treat. Mildly flavored with nuanced fruit flavors, the oil offers a distinct and snappy peppery finish.
Perched on rolling hills overlooking the San Francisco Bay, the organically farmed Talcott olive groves in the Carneros region of Napa are cooled by the bay fog and refreshing breezes from the water. This idyllic climate tames the harshest oil qualities and coxes the most subtle and delicate flavors into its olives.
In 2004, Jim and Patricia Talcott planted the finest Tuscan olive varieties - Frantoio, Leccino, Coratina Taggiasca, Moraiolo, Casaliva, and Pendolino. Their passion, combined with abundant California sunshine, cooling breezes, plus luck and a tremendous amount of hard work, has produced one of California's finest olive oils.
Summer is here and we are thirsty! Lurisia, our favorite Italian high quality all natural sparkling spring water, just in time for the dog days of summer has released delicious new fruit flavored sodas.
Cedrata - smooht and light citrus flavor
Gazzosa - light lemon lime
Il Nostro Chinotto - smoky citrus and bitter Savona orange
Ginger - grapefruit flavor
Spuma Nera - cola flavor that begs for whiskey!
Liberty Heights Fresh is offering great deals on cases!
Lurisia sparkling waters are bottled at the source at the base of the Western Alps in Piedmonte. A very light style spring water, the source was first discovered in 1917 and analyzed by none other than Marie Curie, Nobel Prize winner for physics and chemistry. The water is completely pure, and never filtered or treated in any way.
Decadent, creamy, and yet complex, Fat Toad caramel sauces are the adult alternative to cloyingly sweet mass produced candy toppings. Made with artisanal care, each batch is a perfect blend of cane sugar, goat's milk directly from the family-run Fat Toad Vermont goat farm, and high quality whole vanilla bean, organic cinnamon, or Fair Trade organic whole coffee beans. Stirred by hand for six hours over a hot copper cauldrons, each pot of bubbly goodness creates a unique and silky textured sauce.
Known in Mexican cuisine as "cajeta," the sauces make charming and fun gifts. The full-flavored caramel sauces have limitless uses: drizzle a little in your coffee and on your granola in the morning, warmed on fresh berries or ice-cream on a sunny afternoon, or as a rich topping for apple or pumpkin pies. Or, enjoy a spoonful right out of the jar! (We won't tell...) Liberty Heights Fresh features 8oz. jars of the original, Cinnamon, Coffee, and Vanilla.
Canyon Meadows Ranch, a three generation family-run ranch 140 miles east of Salt Lake City in Altamont, UT, offers the finest all-natural grass-fed beef around. Liberty Heights Fresh proudly offers Canyon Meadows Ranch ground beef to make the perfect hamburger, delicious skirt steak, and dry aged ribeyes, plus other tasty options!
The Myrin family raises Red Angus cattle who graze in open pastures and green meadows. They practice sustainable land stewardship and their ranch is home to a large variety of wildlife including mule deer, beaver, elk, turkey and migratory birds.
Canyon Meadows Ranch produces only "Verified Natural Grass Fed" beef that meets the rigorous USDA's "NeverEver3" rules - never fed antibiotics, added hormones, or any animal-by-products.
Kallari Chocolates are high quality richly flavored bars made from rare, organic Cacao Nacional beans. We feature the 70% Cacao, a less intense bar made for milk chocolate lovers, with notes of caramel and light vanilla, the 75% Cacao, with nuanced tropical layers of flavor without bitterness, and the 85% Cacao, intense yet harmonious for lovers of deep, dark chocolate.
Kallari Chocolate is grown and harvested by a cooperative of 850 indigenous Kichwa farmers in the Ecuadorian Amazon. One hundred percent of the profits from sales of this award-winning single source chocolate bar return to the cooperative to support sustainable development, health and educational programs while helping to preserve one of Earth's most important climate-protective rain forest ecosystems.
Just in - Katz artisan vinegars made using the traditional French 500 year old "Orleans" method. The organic grapes are picked at their most intensely sweet (brix) level, then oak barrel aged with a starter to convert the wine to vinegar. This traditional slow-aging method (most vinegars are made in just an afternoon...) allows the flavors and nutrients to develop for a full-flavored, intense vinegar. Try the Gravenstien Apple Cider Vinegar in a pork marinade or to your favorite salad dressing, and the Late Harvest Zinfandel AgroDolce (sweet & sour) Vinegar in any recipe for red wine vinegar.