Pepper's Foods http://www.peppers-foods.com We have a passion for food and are committed to offering locally and ethically sourced products. Pepper's Newsletter March 21, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-march-21-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!</p><p>Happy Tuesday! Here&#39;s hoping that you had a Happy St. Patrick&#39;s Day and a lucky weekend to boot! As always, our latest advertised specials are out today and continue right up until closing next Monday evening.&nbsp;</p><p>Today we have&nbsp;new and exciting dairy products to tell you about!</p><p>Oikos makes incredibly thick and delicious greek yogurts and now Pepper&#39;s offers <strong>Oikos 4%</strong> <strong>milk fat plain</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Greek</strong> as well as a<strong> 2% plain Greek yogurt</strong> in a 750g tub! Now you don&#39;t have to settle for the 500g containers that we previously only carried. Whether you&#39;re making a dip, dessert or just eating right out of the tub, this greek yogurt is so satisfying. Give it a try!</p><p>Everyone knows how rich and delectable Haagen-Dazs ice cream is. It&#39;s synonymous with heavenly flavour. Now they&#39;ve added some new kinds to their arsenal! Pepper&#39;s now carries <strong>Haagen-Dazs Spirits: ice cream infused with Irish cream, coffee and biscotti and whiskey chocolate truffle</strong>, respectively. When you&#39;re in the mood for a special dessert, try one or both of these unique and delicious gourmet ice creams!</p><p><strong>Riviera</strong> now offers their <strong>set-style yogurt</strong> in <strong>lemon </strong>flavour! This is a subler, gentler lemon yogurt that compliments this already stellar lineup. Pepper&#39;s also carries&nbsp;vanilla, coffee and plain.&nbsp;</p><p>We are also happy to offer the new <strong>IOGO Proteine</strong> (not a typo!) <strong>Greek yogurts</strong> in Cherry and Vanilla. This 4x150g yogurt is a larger size than many other multipack yogurts. It packs 10g of protein per serving which is great for curbing serious snacking cravings but it also contains 0% milk fat and no gelatin so you don&#39;t have to feel bad about making this your breakfast or snack of&nbsp;choice!</p><p>Finally, for all of you chocolate milk drinkers out there, <strong>Dairyland Old Fashioned 3.25%</strong> milk fat <strong>chocolate milk</strong> is here! That&#39;s right: homo milk in chocolate form! And it&#39;s super rich and creamy! You&#39;re going to love this product. It&#39;s been selling extremely well since it hit our shelves so if you didn&#39;t already know about it, add it to your shopping list and make your kids love you even more!</p><p>That&#39;s all for now. And as always, we look forward to seeing you in the aisles. But don&#39;t forget, we deliver Monday-Friday (except holidays). Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter March 14, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-march-14-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!</p><p>Hopefully you&#39;re not too groggy from the springing forward of the clocks this past weekend. If so, make sure to pick up some <strong>Starbucks Keurig K-Cup Coffee Pods</strong> that also happen to be in our ad this week for $8.96. Check out all of our featured items in the attached weekly specials which always start on Tuesday and run until closing the following Monday.</p><p>Speaking of our ad, we have two new items that have just hit the shelf!&nbsp;<strong>Kellogg&#39;s Special K Nourish&nbsp;popped granolas with quinoa</strong> are available in Mixed Berry and Dark&nbsp;Chocolate Coconut and are a steal this week for just $3.56! Start off your day with a crunchy bowl of goodness. We also have a brand new&nbsp;<strong>Kellogg&#39;s All Bran Multigrain Crunch</strong>&nbsp;for you to try.</p><p>For all you meat lovers, Pepper&#39;s&nbsp;full-service&nbsp;meat department is now offering&nbsp;<strong>Vintage&nbsp;67 Alberta dry-aged beef</strong>! What is dry-aged beef? It&#39;s a process which allows beef to slowly self-tenderize with its natural enzymes. When beef enzymes are at work, some of the protein and fat are broken down into amino acids, fatty acids and sugars, all of which enhance the flavour and tenderness of the meat. The longer the beef dry-ages, the more intense and complex the flavours become. Vintage 67 beef is dry-aged for a minimum of 35 days.</p><p>If you have a sweet tooth then Pepper&#39;s has the ultimate delectable treat for you! Victoria&#39;s own Paul and Kelly DeRocco created&nbsp;<strong>Fudge In A Round</strong>&nbsp;in 2012 and offers dozens of incredibly unique and delicious fudge flavours, all in a perfectly portable round container. They&#39;re now based in Sooke but what&#39;s really cool is that last year, this husband and wife team was invited to Hollywood to be part of the pre-Emmy awards swag bag party! And this year, they were invited back, except that it was for the pre-Oscar award ceremony! So if you want to taste the same&nbsp;incredible fudge that many of the planet&#39;s biggest movie stars tried then make sure you put some in your basket or buggy or have it delivered with the rest of your groceries! Check out the website here:&nbsp;<strong>http://www.fudgeinaround.ca</strong></p><p>And last but not least,&nbsp;<strong>Pure Leaf</strong>&nbsp;now offers new&nbsp;<strong>Tea House Collection real brewed, organic iced teas</strong>. You can find them in the chilled beverage cooler near the tills.</p><p>That&#39;s all for now. Have a great week and we look forward to seeing you soon!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Deli Staff Wanted - Full and Part Time http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/deli-staff-wanted-full-and-part-time/ Peppers Foods Wed, 08 Mar 2017 08:43:00 GMT <p>Peppers Foods is looking for experienced clerks for our deli department.&nbsp;<br /><br />Applicants must be able to work independently in a fast paced environment. We are a smaller, family owned business with an emphasis on customer service. We are looking for an individual with excellent customer service and organizational skills with self-starting ability.<br /><br />Hours of work would include weekends and evenings. Weekend shifts could be early morning. We are looking to fill this position on a permanent, long term basis. There are benefits available for full time staff. Food Safe is not required but would be an asset.&nbsp;<br /><br />We prefer&nbsp;applicants with experience but are open to the right person.&nbsp;<br /><br />Job duties include but are not limited to:&nbsp;<br />-food preparation&nbsp;<br />- rotation&nbsp;<br />- cleaning&nbsp;<br />- customer service&nbsp;<br /><br />Please reply to this email attention Dora Spencer &amp; Cameron Dean&nbsp;<br />or in person with current resume to 3829 Cadboro Bay Road between the hours of 8 am and 3 pm&nbsp;<br /><br />* We will only be contacting those short listed for an interview *</p> Pepper's Newsletter March 7, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-march-7-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 07 Mar 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!</p><p>It&#39;s Tuesday already and as usual, our advertised specials pricing takes effect today. And as usual, we have terrific deals from every department!&nbsp;We love passing on the savings to you every week so take advantage and stock up!</p><p>The clocks spring forward this Sunday at 2 am so we&#39;ll all be even more tired than usual the following morning. But in addition to the start of Daylight Savings, it&#39;s also the start of new spring hours for the store! Starting on the 13th, we will be opening at 7 am instead of 8 am seven days a week. We hope this is more convenient for our customers. So we&#39;ll see you all bright eyed and bushy tailed then!</p><p>We have several new products to tell you about this week:</p><p><em><strong>Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese Snacks</strong></em> are rich and creamy, made with real dairy, fruit and chocolate with no artificial flavours or dyes.&nbsp;</p><p>Taste this offering&nbsp;from the <em><strong>Riviera Collection: European-inspired Parfait desserts</strong></em>. Hidden beneath a layer of creamy&nbsp;fresh vanilla cheese, with a hint of vanilla, lies a generous serving of chocolate fondant. Low in fat and made with fresh milk, if you love their line-up of yogurts then this is a must try!&nbsp;</p><p><em><strong>Smucker&#39;s</strong></em> has a new line of<em><strong> Double Fruit spreads</strong></em> that contain&nbsp;twice the fruit of a jam with pectin but half the sugar as other jams. PB&amp;J just got real. Yum!</p><p>If you like hotdogs then you&#39;re going to LOVE putting <em><strong>Kuhne&#39;s</strong></em>&nbsp;<em><strong>fine relish with crunchy gherkins</strong></em> on them. It&#39;s&nbsp;gluten free, lactose free, vegan and made with zero preservatives.</p><p>And finally, check out&nbsp;<em><strong>Gold Rush organic shredded hash browns</strong></em>.&nbsp;Gold Rush brings good old fashioned natural ingredients to your table like mom intended. Gold Rush products are not previously fried (contain no cooking oil), providing you with a healthier alternative for your meals. With potatoes grown and selected specifically for Gold Rush, you can be sure you won&rsquo;t find cast-ois (low quality pieces) that you may see in other products. And in addition to being delicious, they contain zero transfats or saturated fats.</p><p>That&#39;s all for now. Have a great week and we look forward to seeing you in the store!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter February 28, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-february-28-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning,</p><p>Happy Tuesday! You have reason to be extra happy today because, as you already know, it&#39;s the start of another week of exciting Pepper&#39;s advertised specials!</p><p>New in our frozen food aisle is Sambazon Acai Berry Puree in a package with four individual pouches. Organic and fair trade, you can use it in your smoothie or add it to yogurt. Actually, the possibilities are unlimited as to how you can use it!&nbsp;Acai has become popular in recent years, but in case you need a refresher as to why this really is a &quot;super&quot; food, here is a description from the company website:</p><p>Your food should be more than just filling, it should have a purpose. A&ccedil;a&iacute; has been part of the indigenous Brazilian diet for centuries because it&rsquo;s versatile and powerful. This little berry is one of the only fruits on the planet to be naturally sugar free, packed with antioxidants, and full of healthy omegas &ndash; giving it a one of a kind mouth feel that&rsquo;s rich, refreshing, and totally unique.</p><p>The benefits of A&ccedil;a&iacute; are all found in the pulp&nbsp;which is naturally packed with antioxidants, polyphenols and flavonoids (like those in red wine).&nbsp;Unlike any other fruit, the real magic of A&ccedil;a&iacute; is that it has a perfect combination of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, giving it a creamy mouth feel and loads of trace minerals and essential nutrients.</p><p>www.sambazon.com</p><p>Picture this: it&#39;s 5 o&#39;clock and you&#39;re ready for a cocktail. If you&#39;re a fan of the Caesar then we&#39;ve got two new ways for you to create your favourite libation. Mott&#39;s has added Pickled Bean as well as Lime to it&#39;s already&nbsp;potent arsenal of clamato juices. Look for them in Aisle 2 next time you&#39;re in the store shopping or add some to your delivery order!</p><p>And for our more athletic shoppers, we have two more exciting products from Vega Sport: Pre-Workout Energizer and Recovery Accelerator.&nbsp;Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer is a unique blend of 12 synergistic, plant-based, performance-driven ingredients that help increase endurance,&nbsp;aerobic and anaerobic capacity and enhance mental focus during long and high-intensity workouts.</p><p>The unique formula of Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator features 23 plant-based ingredients, including glucosamine, maca, devil&rsquo;s claw, L-arginine and American ginseng. This innovative blend is specifically selected to help restore energy, support electrolyte replenishment, and support carbohydrate recovery post-workout.</p><p>Look for these Vega products at the first till.</p><p>That&#39;s all for now. Have yourselves a great week and we look forward to seeing many of you in the store!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter February 21, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-february-21-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Good morning!</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;It&#39;s Tuesday already (where does the time go?) and that means the start of another week of savings for our shoppers. As always, our advertised prices run until closing next Monday so have a look to see what specials we have for you.</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;New to Pepper&#39;s, and also in this week&#39;s flyer, is Barilla Gluten Free Pasta. This is certified gluten free pasta and made on a dedicated gluten free line. And it has the classic taste and texture of traditional pasta. Give it a try this week at a great price!</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Another great new line of products can that can&nbsp;be found in the frozen food aisle is Gobind Farms frozen berries in a 1.36kg box. Gobind Farms is a local berry farm (Saanichton) that has been making our customers very happy by providing seasonal, fresh berries such as strawberries, blackberries, loganberries and&nbsp;blueberries. Up until now, the only time to enjoy these delicious fruits was in the summer. But now&nbsp;you can buy them frozen for use in your smoothies or for whatever tickles your fancy!&nbsp;Buy local, reduce your carbon footprint and eat healthy, nutritious food all at the same time.</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Bentonite Clay. No, it&#39;s not Cassius&#39; older, wiser brother. It&#39;s a healing clay that has been used for centuries as a detoxifing agent. It appeals to many because it is all-natural and contains no chemicals and needs to modern processing. And now Pepper&#39;s has two products containing this indespensible and super versatile product.</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;From Redmond Clay, we offer a first aid hydrated clay cream which is great for burns, rashes, stings, bites and many other things that ail you.&nbsp;And we have a natural toothpaste as well, for those of you that dislike flouride, foaming agents, whiteners, titanium dioxide and whatever else is mixed in there to create traditional toothpaste.</p><p>Well, that&#39;s what&#39;s news this week. Look to your inbox next week for more deals and more info on new and exciting products that you can find on our shelves.</p><p>Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter February 14, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-february-14-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!</p><p>It&#39;s Tuesday and it&#39;s Valentine&#39;s Day! And it also means that&nbsp;our new ad is in full swing. Make sure to have a look at the flyer to see what great deals we&#39;re offering in every department. We&#39;re sure you&#39;ll love saving some money today and all this week!</p><p>We pride ourselves on sourcing and offering new and innovative products for our customers. This week we have four new ones to tell you about!</p><p>Luvo Power Bowls - Wholesome food in a convenient paperboard&nbsp;bowl made of 50% post-consumer waste. Appropriate levels of sodium and sugar. At least two full servings of produce in every bowl and an emphasis on whole grains. Nothing artificial. Non-GMO and gluten free. Packaging printed with soy and waterless inks. Oh and they&#39;re super yummy, too! Check out the website:&nbsp;http://luvoinc.com</p><p>Spiffy Gluten Free Breads - Headquartered in Quebec City, this bakeshop has been &quot;baking it like they mean it&quot; for over 10 years. Taken from their website:&nbsp;Far from the basic sandwich bread, Spiffy Bakeshop provides creative&nbsp;gluten free bakery products&nbsp;that represent the fun and enjoyment of healthy eating. Distinguished by our unique flour blends, quality ingredients and infamous recipes, Spiffy Bakeshop is a trend-setter in the gluten-free world!</p><p>Go check out their website here:&nbsp;http://www.spiffybakeshop.com/</p><p>Liberte Limited Edition Mediterranee Yogurt - This is a brand that prides itself on creating thick, rich, gourmet artisinal yogurt. The newest flavour added to the line is Chai Spice. The last LE flavour was an Orange Ginger offering. Soon there will be another new flavour so make sure you buy this up before it&#39;s gone! Liberte Mediterranee, the art of yogurt!</p><p>Gem Gem Ginger Candy - This ginger candy is a treat that you can enjoy with a clean conscience. It&#39;s all natural and available in three delicious flavours: original, orange and mango.&nbsp;Gem Gem?s ginger candy is made from fresh ground ginger puree, pure cane sugar and tapioca starch. They only use the freshest Indonesian ginger grown at Mt. Bromo, near the East Java?s volcanic belt and the&nbsp;ginger candies are kettle cooked for 3 hours, bringing out its phenomenal ginger taste.</p><p>http://www.gemgemsweet.com/</p><p>Happy Valentine&#39;s Day everybody. Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter February 7, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-february-7-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 07 Feb 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!</p><p>As always, we&#39;ve sent along our newest&nbsp;advertised specials for your convenience. For our new customers, the advertised deals run Tuesdays through until closing the following Monday. Don&#39;t forget...Pepper&#39;s has TWO Senior&#39;s Days every week where they can save 10% off their order: Tuesday and Wednesday. And students who show a valid student ID card get 10% off any day of the week (some restrictions apply to the discount)!</p><p>This week we are featuring local, artisanal&nbsp;crackers by Jenny Marie. These are wildly popular crackers made in small batches and made with simple ingredients. Less is more with these crackers and at $4.96 per package, you&#39;ll pay a lot less than regular price! So make sure that you try these delightfully savoury crackers while this deal is on!&nbsp;</p><p>New to Pepper&#39;s is gourmet chocolate by LisaLou&#39;s Chocolate of Vancouver. These incredible chocolate bars are fun and each variety takes a nostalgic chocolate pairing and adds a fresh twist!</p><p>Rain City Soups. We have carried them in our store (frozen food aisle) for quite awhile now and they&#39;re very popular. And the reason for that is simple: these Vancouver-made soups are also hand-made in small batches by a chef with a passion for soup making. Well now that passion is lovingly being transferred into another line of products by Rain City - salad dressings/sauces!&nbsp;These amazing dressings are&nbsp;created with all-natural ingredients and can also be used as marinades. Buy locally,&nbsp;eat healthy and go to bed feeling good knowing that you made some smart choices today!</p><p>Collagen.&nbsp;What exactly is it, anyway? Well, it&#39;s the most abundant protein in your body. It is mostly found in connective tissues such as ligaments and tendons, as well as the skin, nails, bones, cartiledge, corneas and blood vessels. It also supports your vital internal organs.&nbsp;Ok, great. But why should I care about this, you may be asking yourself?&nbsp;</p><p>As you age, your collagen starts to degenerate. This can be exacerbated by sun exposure. And that can lead to sagging skin. Collagen deficiency in the muscles and joints can lead to soreness and aches. Some people choose to have collagen injections in order to remedy this. But if you&#39;d rather take a supplement orally, then we have Tru Marine Collagen by withinUs.&nbsp;This is an ultra pure marine collagen derived from fish scales. That&#39;s because the Type I collagen derived from fishscales is the most abundant&nbsp;form found in our bodies. Hey, we&#39;re not doctors so it&#39;s up to you to do your own research and/or consult your doctor before you start a supplement program but if you&#39;re looking for the best collagen supplement, then pick some up next time you&#39;re in the store.</p><p>That&#39;s it for this week. Have a great one and look for another email in your Inbox next Tuesday!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter February 1, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-february-1-2017/ Peppers Foods Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:37:00 GMT <p>Good morning!</p><p>Have you gone dairy-free? If so, then we have something that&#39;s sure to be of interest: Daiya Cheezy Mac! We have it in cheddar or alfredo style. No more clumpy, powdered cheese blobs to mess around with. The cheesy sauce for these pastas comes in a squeeze pouch and is velvety smooth! And at only 300 calories per serving, you get the comfort minus the guilt!</p><p>Continuing along the same lines we have Chickapea Pasta for you to enjoy!</p><p>This taken from the website: Chickapea Pasta is made of only two ingredients:&nbsp;Organic Chickpeas and Organic Red Lentils.&nbsp;That&#39;s it.</p><p>It&#39;s gluten free, vegan, organic, kosher and comes packed with&nbsp;23 grams of protein&nbsp;and&nbsp;11 grams of fibre&nbsp;per serving. No added sugars, salt, or ingredients you can&#39;t pronounce. Plus, it tastes like pasta!</p><p>Chickapea is the pasta you can&nbsp;feel good about.</p><p>And last but certainly not least, our produce department now offers Mann&#39;s Nourish Bowls. Have as a flavourful meal or as a tasty side dish, these convenient, warm meals contain fresh veggies, grains and sauce and are ready in 3-4 minutes. You can purchase at the store, heat in the microwave and have it to go, or take it home and eat it there. Or anywhere for that matter! And with great shelf dates, you can have it when you want it. Available in an assortment of flavours.</p><p>There you have it. More weekly deals and innovative, new items for your enjoyment. Thank you for making Pepper&#39;s Foods your store to shop at. We always look forward to seeing you&nbsp;but more importantly, we look forward to serving you.</p><p>Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter January 24, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-january-24-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:44:00 GMT <p>Peppers Newsletter - Jan 24th, 2017</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Good morning!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Attached, please find the latest advertised specials page which starts today and runs until closing next Monday. Because of Chinese New Year, much of the specials for the week are related to Chinese cuisine. We have also dedicated an aisle end display entirely to Chinese food. You can find it directly across from the third till!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>First, we have to tell you about several small changes of product placement in the store. The non-dairy alternative section has moved from the end of the first aisle to the beginning of the dairy section. This allows for deeper shelving and that means we can put more product out for you to enjoy! In it&#39;s place are&nbsp;the tofu and meat alternative products. And now the Happy Planet smoothies that used to be in the cold beverage cooler behind the tills are placed together with the other smoothies and cold juices in the produce section inside left of the entrance to the store. The potatoes can now be found in the outside produce section. We hope that you like these changes to the store!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>As usual, we have some new additions to tell you about...</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>PB2 is not your average peanut butter. In fact, it&#39;s not peanut butter but peanut butter in powdered form! You might be asking yourself, &quot;Why would I want powdered peanut butter?&quot; And that would be a good thing to ask yourself. Well, there are a couple of reasons: one is that the calorie count and fat content is about half that of regular peanut butter. The peanuts are first pressed to squeeze out a lot of their oil before being transformed into a powder. And two, a lot of people love to add peanut butter to their smoothies. So you can easily add the powder and still get the protein and flavour, but with less fat and do so without binding up the blender blades. You can also add it to pancakes and a whole lot of other dishes. So if you&#39;re looking for something different, give it a try!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Have you tried Tree Island yogurt yet? It&#39;s been on the shelves for quite some time, it&#39;s local and it&#39;s delicious! If you haven&#39;t had it, please do so immediately!&nbsp;The yogurt is rich and smooth with 9 grams of protein per serving and 6.5% milk fat. It&#39;s artisan-made from 100% grass-fed milk. It contains no antibiotics or growth hormones and absolutely no skim milk powder, thickeners or gelatin. It really is an excellent product. And it just got even better. Tree Island has added a new flavour to it&#39;s line of Greek yogurt: Haskap Berry!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>What is Haskap? It&#39;s a berry (Obviously. Think blueberry with a tang). It&#39;s delicious and it&#39;s really good for you. Haskaps contain more antioxidants that blueberries, tea, coffee and red wine. So try this exciting new flavour next time you&#39;re in the dairy aisle.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>And for those of you who enjoy truly authentic Japanese cooking, we have added Eden Mirin to our line of cooking condiments. What is Mirin? According to Wikipedia, it&#39;s an essential condiment of Japanese cooking. It is a type of&nbsp;rice wine&nbsp;similar to&nbsp;sake, but with a lower&nbsp;alcohol&nbsp;content and higher sugar content.&nbsp;The sugar content is a complex carbohydrate that forms naturally during the fermentation process; no sugars are added.</p><p>As an aside, Shoyu and mirin are the two &quot;must-have&quot; ingredients in Japanese cuisine.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>That&#39;s all for now. Have a great week!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter January 17, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-january-17-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:14:00 GMT <p>Good morning!</p><p>We have numerous new items on our shelves to tell you about! Pepper&#39;s Foods is now offering its own brand of pretzels! These ranch flavoured snacks are seasoned in-store and have been a HUGE hit after only one week. The Super Bowl is coming up and you and your guests will be loving these tasty treats. But don&#39;t take our word for it; pick up a tub and see for yourself.</p><p>And if all those pretzels are making you thirsty, we have the perfect solution: Babe&#39;s Jun Elixer Honey Kombucha. This is the kombucha you&#39;ve been waiting for! And it&#39;s local. Look for it in the cold beverage cooler near the tills.</p><p>We have had a lot of requests for these next items so look no further than the dairy aisle for Kraft Philadelphia Whipped Cream Cheese. It speads waaaaay easier than in its traditional format so you won&#39;t destroy your toast any longer! Available in three delicious flavours. Yum!</p><p>Finally, we have added taco shells made by Fresh Is Best of Kamloops. The package contains three different flavoured shells: jalapeno, yellow corn and mild chili. Spice up Taco Tuesdays with these tasty taco shells and prepare for some hugs from the fam.</p><p>That&#39;s all for now. Have a great week!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter, Jan. 3rd/17 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-jan-3rd17/ Peppers Foods Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:43:00 GMT <p>Welcome to the first newsletter of 2017!&nbsp; And now that the holidays are officially over, our store hours have returned to normal. So just a refresher for you, and for our new customers, we are open weekdays from 8 am until 9 pm and weekends from 8 am until 7:30 pm.</p><p>Let&#39;s switch gears from turkey and stuffing to something a little more exotic. New to Pepper&#39;s is Red Boat Fish Sauce, a premium and authentic Vietnamese fish sauce that will elevate your asian culinary endeavours to the next level. Taken from their website (www.redboatfishsauce.com) :</p><p>In Vietnamese,&nbsp;nu?c m?m&nbsp;means literally &ldquo;salted fish water.&rdquo; Red Boat &quot;nu?c m?m nhi&quot; is the secret ingredient in South East Asian cooking. The savory, sweet, and umami-laden sauce gives dishes a unique, rich and satisfying dimension.</p><p>Red Boat is an all-natural, first press, &ldquo;extra virgin&rdquo; Vietnamese fish sauce. It does not contain added water, preservatives or MSG. Made from a two hundred year-old, chemical free, artisanal process, Red Boat uses only the freshest c&aacute; com (black anchovy), salted minutes after leaving the sea then slow aged for over a year in traditional wooden barrels. Red Boat anchovies are sourced exclusively from the crystal clear waters off the Phu Quoc Island archipelago.</p><p>In the past, this top grade fish sauce was reserved for our family table in Vietnam but we are very excited to share our family secret with you.</p><p>Whether you are a master chef or enthusiastic home cook, we guarantee you the highest quality product and the best results.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Look for it in aisle 2 with the rest of our asian cooking sauces.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>That&#39;s all for now. Have a great week!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Grocery Giveaway! http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/grocery-giveaway/ Peppers Foods Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:10:00 GMT <p>Saanich News has teamed with us for a $500 grocery giveaway. Follow the link below and get entered to win!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>http://saanichnews.secondstreetapp.com/Grocery-Giveaway/</p> Thanksgiving Hours http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/thanksgiving-hours/ Peppers Foods Tue, 04 Oct 2016 10:02:00 GMT <p>We have shortened our hours for the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend so our staff can spend time wiht their friends and loved ones. May your weekend be full of laughter and love.&nbsp;</p> Grocery Department is NOW HIRING! http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/grocery-department-is-now-hiring/ Peppers Foods Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:47:00 GMT <h3>Position:&nbsp; Grocery Clerk<br />Details:&nbsp; Full-time, 40hrs/week, Mon-Fri.<br />Wage:&nbsp; Based upon experience (Partial benefits &amp; staff discount also available)</h3><p>Description:</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods is currently accepting resumes for a full-time grocery position in a fast paced store with a friendly work environment.<br />Applicant will be requested to manage a specific aisle, and is to be available primarily&nbsp;to work weekdays/nights, preferably with a flexible schedule.</p><p>Looking for mature applicants who work well unsupervised and well with others. We prefer they are not in high school or university/college - as available hours are mostly during the day.</p><p>Position includes customer service, ordering &amp; stocking shelves, facing, inventory control, handling cash, etc...</p><p>Drivers license preferred.<br />Experience is highly requested, but not a must.</p><p>Please email resume &quot;Attention Scott&quot;.<br />Attach resume and email to:&nbsp; diary@peppers-foods.com<br />Or see in person Mon-Fri (before 4pm)</p><p>We will only be contacting those shortlisted for an interview. Thank you for your interest.</p> Nuez Organic NutMilk http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/nuez-nutmilk/ Peppers Foods Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:14:00 GMT <p>We&#39;re excited to be carrying Nuez fresh Organic Nutmilks! Raw, Fair-Trade, Cold-Pressed&mdash;Starting with Only the Highest Quality Real Whole Food Ingredients.</p><p>This is NOTHING like Boxed Nutmilk. This Means No Additives, No Fillers, No Stabilizers, No Dairy, No Soy, No Carrageenan, No Xanthan Gum. Just More Real Nuts, More Good Fats, More Bio-Available Nutrients, and More True Flavour.</p><p>Most of the organic boxed almond nutmilks have only 2% almonds, with a long list of filler (non-food) ingredients. Nuez Fresh Organic Almond Nutmilk contains up-to 30% almonds, with only 3 or 4 other real food ingredients.</p><p>Nuez Nutmilks are&nbsp;produced&nbsp;for the nutritionally conscious consumer seeking a delicious &amp; nutritious creamy alternative milk&mdash;whether for your coffee, cereal, smoothie, or your own creation.</p><p>It&rsquo;s&nbsp;So Easy, Simply Blend In Water &amp; Enjoy!</p><p>Nuez Fresh-Frozen is a flash-frozen, a&nbsp;double creamy recipe of&nbsp;fresh nutmilk&nbsp;immediately after pressing, locking in the freshness, and increasing the shelf-life without the use of preservatives. With&nbsp;this innovative fresh-frozen product&mdash;the first of its kind in the world&mdash;you can now enjoy Nuez Fresh Nutmilk easily &amp; conveniently whenever you want!</p><p>Flavors we have available:</p><p>- Date Almond</p><p>- Pure Almond</p><p>- Super Cacao</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Read more about this amazing new product!</p><p><a href="http://nuezmilk.ca/">http://nuezmilk.ca/</a></p> Turkey Poblano Chili With Stuffed Mini Cornbread http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/turkey-poblano-chili-with-stuffed-mini-cornbread1/ Peppers Foods Sun, 27 Mar 2016 13:59:00 GMT <h1><strong>Turkey Poblano Chili</strong></h1><h3>A great recipe for a busy night. This chili keeps great in the freezer, and tastes even better the next day for lunch! If you are not a fan of some heat, replace poblanos with 2 sweet green bell peppers. Yields 6 servings.</h3><p><strong>Ingredients:</strong></p><ul> <li> <p>1 medium onion, diced</p> </li> <li> <p>2 stalks celery, diced</p> </li> <li> <p>3 medium poblano peppers (with seeds), finely diced</p> </li> <li> <p>2 garlic clove, minced</p> </li> <li> <p>1 pound ground organic turkey</p> </li> <li> <p>1 can kidney beans</p> </li> <li> <p>1 can garbanzo beans</p> </li> <li> <p>1 cup frozen corn, thawed</p> </li> <li> <p>1 can diced tomatoes, undrained</p> </li> <li> <p>1 cup low sodium chicken broth</p> </li> <li> <p>1 tablespoon chili powder</p> </li> <li> <p>1/2 teaspoon dried oregano</p> </li> <li> <p>1/2 teaspoon ground cumin</p> </li> <li> <p>2 teaspoons olive oil</p> </li> <li> <p>salt and pepper to taste</p> </li> <li> <p>1/4 cup reduced fat sour crean for garnish</p> </li> <li> <p>chopped green onion for garnish</p> </li> <li> <p>2 tablespoons flour</p> </li></ul><p><strong>Instructions:</strong></p><ol> <li> <p>Heat a large pot on medium-high heat. Add oil and swirl to coat. Add onion and garlic; saut&eacute; 4 minutes or until browned.</p> </li> <li> <p>Add ground turkey. Stir in chili powder, oregano, cumin,&nbsp; and poblanos. Cook until turkey is cooked through and slightly browned. Approx. 5 minutes.</p> </li> <li> <p>&nbsp;Add&nbsp;chicken stock, tomatoes, corn,&nbsp;and beans. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes or until slightly thickened.</p> </li> <li> <p>Combine flour and 2 tablespoons of chicken&nbsp;stock in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk to form a slurry. Add slurry to chili, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat.</p> </li> <li> <p>Top with dollop of sour cream and sprinkle with green onions.</p> </li></ol><p>&nbsp;</p><h1><strong>Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Muffins</strong></h1><p><strong>Yields 9 muffins.</strong></p><p><strong>Ingredients:</strong></p><ul> <li>1 large jalape&ntilde;o, sliced and seeded</li> <li>1 cup corn meal</li> <li>1 cup all-purpose flour</li> <li>1/4 cup sugar</li> <li>2 teaspoons baking powder</li> <li>1/2 teaspoon salt</li> <li>1 cup buttermilk</li> <li>1 large egg</li> <li>1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted</li> <li>9 1cm cubes of sharp cheddar cheese</li></ul><p><strong>Instructions:</strong></p><ol> <li>Preheat the oven to 400&deg;F. Lightly butter a muffin tin.. Cut jalape&ntilde;o in half and scrape out seeds. Then thinly slice the pepper into half-round slivers.</li> <li>In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the milk, egg, and melted butter. Add peppers to mix and stir until well combined.</li> <li>Place one scoop of batter into muffin tins, filling them about halfway. Place cubes of cheese in the middle and then fill completely. Sprinkle some&nbsp;cheddar and a few extra jalapenos on top for garnish.</li> <li>Bake the muffins until golden brown, about&nbsp;20 to 25 minutes. A tester should come out clean from one of the center muffins.&nbsp;</li> <li>Let muffins cool for 5 minutes. Serve alongside the chili and enjoy!</li></ol><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/slow-cooker-coconut-curry-chicken/ Peppers Foods Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:32:00 GMT <p>This was such an easy recipe to make. I mixed everything together the night before, and threw the crock pot on when I left for work in the morning. There is nothing better than coming home to a house that smells of delicious curry! Cut this recipe in half if you&#39;re cooking for 1-2 people as it makes quite a bit. Enjoy!</p><p><strong>Tip:&nbsp;</strong>This recipe originaly called for the peppers and cauliflower to be added at the begining of the cooking time. I found waiting to add them near the end gave this dish kept the veggies nice and crisp.</p><h1><em><strong>Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken</strong></em></h1><p><strong>Ingredients:</strong></p><ul> <li>2lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, chopped into bite sized pieces</li> <li>3 large carrots, peeled and chopped</li> <li>2 bell peppers, sliced and seeded (I used one red and one orange)</li> <li>1/2 cauliflower head, cut into small florets</li> <li>1 can bamboo shoots</li> <li>1 medium onion, peeled and quartered</li> <li>2 cloves garlic, peeled</li> <li>1tbs fresh ginger (about the same amount as the garlic)</li> <li>1 red fresno pepper, seeded and halved</li> <li>1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste</li> <li>3/4 tbs garam masala</li> <li>1tsp curry powder</li> <li>1tsp turmeric</li> <li>2tsp salt</li> <li>2tsp cayenne pepper (optional. Leave out if you don&#39;t want it spicy!)</li> <li>2 cups canned unsweetened coconut milk</li> <li>1.5 tbs cornstarch</li> <li>2 tbs water</li> <li>0% fat plain greek yogurt&nbsp;and cilantro for garnish</li></ul><p><strong>Directions:</strong></p><ol> <li>Combine onion, garlic, ginger, fresno pepper, tomato paste, coconut milk, salt, turmeric, curry powder, and garam masala in a blender (or food processor). Pulse until mostly smooth. Poor sauce mixture into slow cooker.</li> <li>Add chicken thighs and carrots and stir to coat everything.</li> <li>Cook on low for 5.5 hours</li> <li>Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Pour mixture into the slow cooker and stir to combine.&nbsp;</li> <li>Add veggies and cook for one more hour.</li> <li>Serve over Jasmine rice and garnish with yogurt and dill.</li></ol><p><strong>And don&#39;t forget the Naan Bread!!!!!</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Chicken Lettuce Wraps http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/chicken-lettuce-wraps/ Peppers Foods Tue, 19 Jan 2016 20:10:00 GMT <p><strong><em>This recipe yeilds 8 wraps. Holds well in the fridge for lunchtime leftovers! Feel free to replace chicken with turkey, tofu, or beef. </em></strong></p><p><strong><em>Enjoy!</em></strong></p><p><strong><em>Ingredients:</em></strong></p><ul> <li>1lb organic lean ground chicken</li> <li>1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce</li> <li>2 tbs smooth peanut butter</li> <li>2 tbs rice vinegar</li> <li>1/4 cup hoisin sauce</li> <li>1 clove garlic, chopped</li> <li>1 tsp ginger, grated</li> <li>1 fresno pepper, chopped (replace with red sweet pepper if you&#39;re not a fan of heat!)</li> <li>1 head butter lettuce</li> <li>1/2&nbsp;medium onion, chopped</li> <li>1 cup shredded red cabbage</li> <li>1 cup matchstick carrots</li> <li>1 cup cucumber, seeded and cut into matchsticks.</li> <li>salt and pepper to taste</li> <li>1 green onion, chopped</li> <li>Cilantro, crushed cashews, and lime wedges to finish</li></ul><p><strong><em>Directions:</em></strong></p><ol> <li>Mix together the sauce: Combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, peanut butter, vinegar, fresno pepper, and ginger. Mix&nbsp;until smooth and set aside.</li> <li>Cook the ground chicken: Heat a teaspoon of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the yellow onion, garlic, and ground chicken and cook until no longer pink, 7 to 8 minutes. Break up the chicken into small crumbles as you cook.</li> <li>Pour the sauce over the top of the chicken mixture and stir to coat. Cook just until you hear bubbling and the sauce is warmed through, 30 to 60 seconds. Taste a spoonful of the mixture and add more peanut butter if you&#39;d like a thicker sauce. The thicker it is, the less messy it is to eat!</li> <li>Break off all the lettuce leaves and pile them on a plate in the center of the table, along with small dishes with&nbsp;your freshly chopped veggies.&nbsp;Transfer the hot chicken mixture to a serving dish, or serve straight from the skillet. Give everyone a spoon and let them dig in &mdash; top with cilantro, crushed cashew, green onion and a fresh squirt of lime.</li></ol> Weekly Specials http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/weekly-specials/ Peppers Foods Tue, 29 Dec 2015 08:47:00 GMT <p>We won&#39;t be having official advertisied specials this week but we do have lots of great instore deals for you! Watch for our first ad of the New Year on January 5th, Happy New Year!</p>