When grocery shopping I opt for natural, locally grown, organic food whenever possible. I always think it’s worth the extra money, but it does add up. When I heard that Grocery Outlet has a program called NOSH – Natural, Organic, Specialty, Health, that was developed by Dr. Kai Herman, a Naturopathic Doctor, in Portland, Oregon, I couldn’t wait to partner with them to check it out! Who can pass up natural, organic groceries at those prices? I created a video of my experience. Scroll to the bottom to check it out!
Heading into Grocery Outlet, it is super easy to find their NOSH products all over the store. They have big colorful signs pointing the way!
I was surprised at the extensive wine options & I couldn’t get over the prices!
One of my absolute favorite wineries in Sonoma, even had their bottles at Grocery Outlet…on sale!!! Check out these perfectly sized Cline bottles!
Check out this great haul from Grocery Outlet! How fun is that bright orange cauliflower!?! Maybe I’m just a child at heart, but food is so much more fun to eat when it’s brightly colored!
I snagged a nice bag of California pistachios lightly salted with sea salt. They’re shelled & even though when cooking pistachios, you then have the added task of shelling them, but they taste so much better when they are fresh shelled rather than when they’ve been sitting around unshelled. Plus, then you can put a little dish of pistachios out as an appetizer while your dish is cooking!
Can I mention these dates? So yummy! I snacked on a few as I was making the dish. They add a nice sweetness without having to add a sugar laden sauce. Pasta made with ancient grains: brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, & corn! What a great find for only $3. I am always looking for good ways to get whole grains into my diet.
What goes better with a nice pasta dish than a bottle of white wine? Only a bottle of white wine on sale!
To whip up my dish, I set the pasta to boil, then chopped up my orange cauliflower & dates, drizzled them with some avocado oil (that you can also get at Grocery Outlet), and popped them in the oven for 20 minutes.
When the cauliflower came out all roasted, I tossed it into the ancient grains pasta with some tahini sauce & served it up with some white wine!
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1 cup shelled pistachios
- 8 dates
- 1/2 cup tahini sauce
- 2 tablespoons avocado or olive oil
- Chop off the tops of the dates & squeeze the stone out of each one.
- Dice dates into quarters.
- Chop cauliflower into bite sized pieces.
- Spread on a foil covered cooking sheet.
- Sprinkle with dates & pistachios.
- Drizzle with some avocado (or olive) oil.
- Roast for 20 minutes.
- Toss with tahini sauce.
- Roast for another 5 minutes.
- Optional: Toss with whole grain pasta & a little more tahini sauce for a complete meal.
- Garnish: Dill & mint really complement this dish as garnish, if you'd like.
Visit Grocery Outlet this week to see for yourself!