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Make 2015 The Year You Go Green!

 Real food

 Local, Community

 Reduce, Reuse, then Recycle

No matter the case, real, unprocessed food is better for you than food that’s been chemically modified. At our store, you won’t need to be convinced of what you’re buying. You’ll be buying real ingredients.  Learn more in.gredients is a collaborative effort between business, community, and consumers with the goal of eliminating food-related waste while supporting local businesses and farmers.  Learn more There’s no waste in nature. Waste is a human invention. As good stewards of our environment, our top priority is to reduce the amount of waste we produce and reuse what we have.  Learn More

Written by Christian Lane

November 8, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Oatmeal Chocolate Mousse with Strawberries

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Photo by: Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles and Bits

The United States is the world’s largest producer of strawberries, accounting for 29% of global production according to AgMRC, and while our state may have some competition, Texas is definitely not lacking in strawberry pride. Spring is the onset of Texas strawberry season and small towns like Poteet have been supporting and creating a strawberry fan club since 1948, the first Poteet Strawberry Festival. Today, many small towns in and around Poteet are responsible for producing some of the most flavorful and sweet strawberries around, selling locally in order to preserve a fresh and flavorful taste.

Since we’re committed to seasonal eating and local sourcing, you’ll pretty much only find strawberries in our produce section when Texas strawberries are available, so you can imagine how exciting this season is for us.  We’ve been known to carry Poteet strawberries, but right now we’re very excited to be sourcing some delicious berries from Fruitful Hill Farm in Bastrop, TX.  This small family operation prides themselves in harvesting their berries mere days before delivery, and also chooses not to wash their berries, as this decreases their shelf life and deteriorates flavor.  Fruitful Hill Farm practices sustainable agriculture, utilizing organically approved pest control methods only when necessary.

Aside from pies, jams, and salads, a common trick to draw out a strawberry’s natural juices is to macerate your strawberries by adding a touch of sugar and setting aside for 10-15 minutes. If your mouth is already watering, try this overnight breakfast mousse listed on Food 52 and provided by Lisa @ Healthy Nibs and Bits.

in.gredients

⅓ cup oatmeal

⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk

½ cup yogurt

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

½ tablespoon chia seeds

1 teaspoon agave nectar or honey

jar or airtight container

*3 large strawberries, sliced

in.structions

Except for your strawberries, mix together oatmeal, almond milk, yogurt, cocoa powder, chia seeds, and agave nectar or honey, adding more sweetener to your liking.

Place the mixture into ⅓ of your jar and top with sliced strawberries. Cover this layer with more of your oatmeal mixture and repeat with another layer until the jar is full.

Cover, refrigerate overnight and enjoy the next morning!

*For an additional burst of flavor, you can macerate your strawberries using brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, or balsamic reduction, setting aside before layering into your oatmeal, chocolate mousse.

Written by kmfrabon

May 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm

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Grilled Carrot Salad with Brown Vinaigrette

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Now here’s a recipe that you can’t miss! Incorporating both local flavors and seasonal produce, Austin’s chef and owner of Barley Swine and Odd Duck, Bryce Gilmore, recommends grilling baby carrots in order to concentrate their sweet flavors and pairing them with an odd (pun intended) but extremely satisfying brown butter vinaigrette (prepared from cooking butter until brown and pureeing it with almonds and vinegar). Bryce is becoming well known for his numerous awards and nominations, including the James Beard Foundation Award Nominee for Best Chef Southwest in 2013 and 2014. Bryce and his team proudly support local farms and are committed to understanding where all their ingredients are sourced. Food and Wine has featured his expertise with a Grilled Carrot Salad with Brown Vinaigrette, one in which we will gladly borrow! We’ve gone ahead and made a few adjustments based on what we have available in store.

 

 

in.gredients

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons smoked sweet paprika

1 tablespoon ground fennel

1 tablespoon ground coriander

2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

4 thyme sprigs

1 pound of carrots, halved lengthwise and tops trimmed to 1 inch

Salt and freshly ground pepper

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar mixed with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

1 tablespoon water

2 tablespoons marcona almonds, plus chopped almonds for garnish

5 ounces baby arugula or spinach

in.structions

Combine olive oil, paprika, fennel, coriander, garlic and thyme in a bowl, adding the carrots and let sit for two hours.

Preheat a grill pan and remove the carrots from the marinade, seasoning with salt and pepper.

Grill over medium heat for about 6 minutes or until a crispy tenderness. Set aside when completed.

Start your butter in a small skillet. Cook the butter over moderate heat until lightly browned for about 5 minutes. Move the butter and solids into a blender and add vinegar, water and 2 tablespoons of almonds, pureeing until the mixture is smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the vinaigrette and arugula/spinach to the carrots, toss to coat, sprinkle with chopped almonds and serve.

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April 30, 2015 at 10:09 am

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Square Dance and New Partner Announcement!

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Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer

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Thanks to all of you who’ve shared in the excitement of our first billboard, now up on Airport Boulevard just north of Manor Road (visible to those headed South on Airport).  We are grateful to the Go Texan program for making it possible, Reagan Billboards for the services, and of course, all of you who support our “unconventional” ways.  We hope to see all of you this Friday as we celebrate our new community partner with another in.gredients first: a square dance! See below for more details.  

Our New Community Partner!

Guide Dogs of Texas, Inc.


The in-store and online votes are in and the winner is Guide Dogs of Texas!  We’re excited to celebrate their mission and support their good work at this Friday’s Square Dance and Block Party.  Thanks to our other finalists – AZWA, Challenger Street Newspaper, and Mariposa Pathways – for their participation and hard work in the community.

Weekly Specials

Thousand Island Dressing, Dairy Free: $3.29 (Save $1)
Purple Daikon Radish: $2.59/lb (Save $.50)

Watermelon Radish: $2.79/lb (Save $.50)
Kickapoo Bleu Cheese: $4.20 (Save $1)
Apple Pie Pecans: $18.99/lb (New Lower Price!)

Weekly Recipe

Summer Salad With Thousand Island Dressing


in.gredients
Servings: 4

  • Broccoli Florets
  • Carrots
  • Red Onion
  • Radishes (Daikon or Watermelon)
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Roma or Heirloom Tomato
  • Thousand Island Dressing
  • Apple Pie Pecans
  • Kickapoo Bleu

in.structions

  1. In a large bowl, chop up all your veggies into bite-size pieces using a knife or salad chopper. Chill your veggies till ready to serve.
  2. Toss with apple pie pecans and bleu cheese and desired amount of dressing. 

Events


Geeks Who Drink Trivia

Thursday, April 30th at 7pm

Been meaning to make it out for Thursday night Trivia?  Grab a few friends and come on down this week!  The winners (and runners-up) walk away with prizes, and pretty much everyone has a good time.  Note that the content is not intended for young children.  



We’re excited to announce that May’s First Friday Block Party will include a community Square Dance! With Dusty Bull playing the tunes and Sharon Isaac doing the calling, it’s sure to be one of our best Block Parties yet. And it’ll be the First First Friday Party for our new community partner, Guide Dogs of Texas, Inc, to whom we’ll be donating 1% of the day’s sales.


Zumba With Rhonda

Saturday, May 2nd at 10:30am

Zumba returns to our lawn this Saturday morning! Join Rhonda for some “sassy dancing” and fun tunes to work up a sweat and get yourself a good work out.  Bring comfortable clothing, athletic shoes, and a towel, and get your weekend off to a good start!  The class is free and participants get $1 off kombucha afterward!


Saturday Night Porch Session

w/ Justif

Saturday, May 2nd at 7-9pm

The king and queen of south Lamar are joining us on the East side for some soulful porch playin’.  You’re bound to fall in love with Justif’s silky harmonies and folky stylings.  Don’t miss the first porch session of May!


Storytime at in.gredients

Monday, May 4th at 10:30am

Join Sukyi from Fifth Dimension Books – Austin’s Weird, Wandering Bookmobile – along with Octavia the puppet and her friends, as they bring the joy of reading to children (ages 0 to 5). Read, sing, play games, and dance while enjoying the in.gredients lawn and playground. This is a free weekly event

Upcoming Events
Sat, May 9th, 10:30-11:30am: Zumba with Rhonda Watson
Sun, May 10th, 11am-2pm: Moms and Mulberries
Every Monday, 10:30am: Storytime at in.gredients

Send us a message if you’d like to plan an event here – we’re a great spot to host your next happy hour, meeting, or birthday party.  

This Week’s Produce

All non-local items are Certified Organic.
Local items come from farms with a commitment to sustainable practices.
Happy Hour(s)
$1 off pints/cans of beer and glasses of wine
$2 off pitchers, bombers, and bottles of wine

Mon-Fri 4-7pm

Promotions and News

Wine of the Week: Llano Estacado 2013 Signature White

This year Sauvignon Blanc takes the lead in Llano’s line up. The blend maintains its appeal as an exceptional reception wine. The residual sugar balances with the crisp acidity ensuring the fruity aromas of this wine follow to the mouth. This sugar balance allows Signature White to complement hot, spicy dishes such as Southwest cuisine or Thai foods while its fruit and floral aromas go well with California cuisine and fresh Mediterranean dishes.


Llano Estacado Signature White has become so popular that this winery has outgrown their ability to provide enough Texas grapes. This year they sourced grapes from three different states (California, New Mexico and Texas) to produce a wine we know you will enjoy. When current and future vineyard plantings come into production, however, they intend to bring this blend back to Texas.

Get it this week by the glass or take a bottle home for 10% off!

Coffee of the Month: Equal Exchange Rabble Rouser


In honor of World Fair Trade day on May 9th, May’s Coffee of the Month is from our Fair Trade pioneering friends at Equal Exchange.  Since the mid-1980s, their worker-owned cooperative has been championing small producers and helping build a better, more just economy.  The “Rabble Rouser” is a feisty blend with dark brown spices and malt flavors rounded out by a heavy mouthfeel and a light, zesty aftertaste.  Make May a month for shaking things up and start your mornings with the Rabble Rouser.  On special all of May! 

Wunder Monday


#WunderMonday is changing the way you start your week. Through the summer months, get savings on the delicious Wunder-Pilz Kombucha every Monday. Stop in for $1 off a glass of fermented tea and feel good about all the “wunderful” things it does for your body and taste buds alike.  Hey, you might even start looking forward to Mondays!

Vendor Spotlight



Regular profiles of some of our favorite vendors
Pecan Shop Natives

Pecan Shop’s Texas native pecans are certified pesticide-free, which makes sense considering they’re wild-harvested!  That means they don’t require irrigation, fertilization, or spraying, and they promote and support mutually beneficial, soil-building grasses.  Once harvested, their pecans are “activated,” which means they’re soaked in filtered water with sea salt to release vitamins and enzymes and dissolve enzyme inhibitors.  Low-temperature drying preserves these delicate nutrients.  As a small family business, buying Pecan Shop Natives supports not only the environment and your health, but also a healthy local economy.  

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Store Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 9 am – 10 pm
Thursday – Saturday 9 am – 11 pm
Sunday 10 am – 10 pm

Happy Hour(s):
Monday-Friday 4-7pm

Contact Us:
2610 Manor Road, Austin TX 78722
512-275-6357

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April 28, 2015 at 6:05 pm

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Weekly Update 4/21/2015

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Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer

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We’d like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who signed up for our newsletter at Saturday’s wonderful Austin Earth Day Festival.  It was such a pleasure to interact with so many people passionate about our mission to improve the local food system and reduce waste.  We hope to see you at the store (on Manor Road between Airport Blvd. and IH-35) soon! Join us as we continue to celebrate Mother Earth with food, music and friends this Wednesday.

Weekly Specials

Celtic Seafare Smoked Salmon: $11.69 (Save $1.30)
Sway Water: $1.99 (Save $.50)
Mom & Pops: $2.00 (Save $.50)

Events


Austin Give 5% to Mother Earth

Wednesday, April 22nd 

We’re participating in this year’s “Give 5%” campaign, so come do your shopping here on Earth Day and support your local grocery store while also supporting some great environmental groups.  


Earth Day Benefit Concert w/ UT

Wednesday, April 22nd, 7:30pm-10:30pm

We’re excited to partner with two UT organizations for a great Earth Day event all about water.  Join Students for Clean Water and The Campus Environmental Center for a concert featuring four student bands and benefiting The Gazelle Foundation.  Hops and Grain will be providing a special keg of Greenhouse Peach IPA, and for every pint sold at the event, in.gredients and Hops and Grain will each donate $1 to the cause.  


Quiz for a Cause

Thursday, April 23rd at 7pm

Come play trivia this Thursday and help support a non-profit organization as Geeks Who Drink hosts their “Quiz for a Cause.”  Donations are not required to play but they do make you eligible for extra prizes (and extra good karma).  Catch you soon, quizmasters! 


Zumba With Rhonda

Saturday, April 25th at 10:30am

Zumba comes to our lawn this Saturday morning! Join Rhonda for some “sassy dancing” and fun tunes to work up a sweat and get yourself a good work out.  Bring comfortable clothing, athletic shoes, and a towel, and get your weekend off to a good start!  The class is free and participants get $1 off kombucha afterward!


Storytime at in.gredients

Monday, April 27th at 10:30am

Join Sukyi from Fifth Dimension Books – Austin’s Weird, Wandering Bookmobile – along with a Octavia the puppet and her friends, as they bring the joy of reading to children (ages 0 to 5). Read, sing, play games, and dance while enjoying the in.gredients lawn and playground. This is a free weekly event (April only). 

Upcoming Events
Sat, Apr 25th, 10:30-11:30am: Zumba with Rhonda Watson
Mon, Apr 27th, 10:30am: Weekly Storytime at in.gredients
Tue, Apr 28th, 5pm: STAR (TX Alliance for Recycling) Happy Hour
Fri, May 1st, 6-10pm: First Friday Block Party and Square Dance!
Sat, May 2nd, 7-9pm: Live Music on the Porch w/ Justif

Send us a message if you’d like to plan an event here – we’re a great spot to host your next happy hour, meeting, or birthday party.  

Promotions and News

Last Chance to Vote! 


Voting for our next community partner ends TONIGHT at 10PM!  Come by this evening and cast your vote in-store (worth more) or log in and vote online.  The winner will be announced next week!  Good luck to our four amazing finalists – we wish we could pick you all!
Happy Hour(s)
$1 off pints/cans of beer and glasses of wine
$2 off pitchers, bombers, and bottles of wine

Mon-Fri 4-7pm

Wine of the Week: Llano Winery 2012 Cabernet

The 2010 crop was a large vintage for Llano Estacado. As a result, a lot of the wine they made contained more floral and perfumed elements than some of their previous vintages. This Cabernet Sauvignon is one of those wines. Its bright fruit introduction is followed by fresh herbal notes and a hint of mint. The well balanced tannin to acidity ratio makes this a versatile food wine. This blend is composed of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Sangiovese. Get it this week by the glass or 10% off the bottle.

Coffee of the Month: Barrett’s Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Konga


This month’s coffee comes from a Woreda in the Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe located in central Ethiopia. These smaller religions are intentionally kept separate to preserve each regions specific taste. After being fair traded to the states they fall in the hands of Barrett’s Coffee Roasters who have added a chocolatey nose and berry flavor with a slight zing. A wonderful breakfast blend and on sale all this month.

Wunder Mondays


#WunderMonday is here to stay! Through the summer months, get savings on the delicious Wunder-Pilz Kombucha every Monday. Stop in for $1 off a glass of fermented tea and feel good about all the “wunderful” things it does for your body and taste buds alike.  Hey, you might even start looking forward to Mondays!

This Week’s Produce

All non-local items are Certified Organic.
Local items come from farms with a commitment to sustainable practices.

Weekly Recipe

Kale, Avocado & Ginger Smoothie

in.gredients

  • 3 handfuls kale
  • splash or two of almond milk
  • Two spoonfuls of White Mountain Organic Bulgarian Yogurt
  • Three tablespoons of Eden Organic Applesauce
  • ½ an avocado
  • 1-2 tablespoons of grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1-2 ice cubes

in.structions

Wash your kale and cut off the stems, leaving only the leafy greens for blending. Place in a blender with the grated ginger, almond milk, yogurt, lemon juice, avocado, honey, and ice cubes and blend on high until the kale is completely blended into the smoothie.

Vendor Spotlight



Monthly profiles of some of our favorite vendors
Sway Water

Water is essential for life and the fine people at Sway Water know that best. First, their water is purified to eliminate any chemicals and minerals that may affect taste. Then they find the freshest organic fruit available (supporting local growers whenever possible) and infuse the fruit in the purified water for just the right amount of time to get the essence of the fruit. No syrups, chemicals, or additives in this water. Their dedication to supporting organic agriculture and practicing zero waste (they accept bottle returns for reuse!) is just two of the reasons we love this young company. Don’t take it from us, though: come by and taste it for yourself! You’re guaranteed to be refreshed.

Click here for more information.

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Store Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 9 am – 10 pm
Thursday – Saturday 9 am – 11 pm
Sunday 10 am – 10 pm

Happy Hour(s):
Monday-Friday 4-7pm

Contact Us:
2610 Manor Road, Austin TX 78722
512-275-6357

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Written by BigOlQuinn

April 21, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Posted in Weekly Deals

Garden Day Recap and Kale Smoothie Recipe

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FullSizeRenderThank you to everyone who came out on Sunday for our workday in celebration of our garden’s third anniversary. We repaired a number of our raised beds and planted two varieties of sweet potatoes.  Shout out to our friends at Joe’s OrganicsThird Coast Coffee, and Yard to Market Coop for providing the compost, coffee grounds and chaff, and soil, respectively.  Those sweet potatoes are going to be really happy!  Thanks as well to Dripping Springs Ollas for providing an olla for one of our other boxes.

With an abundance of kale in our garden right now, Farmer Sue recommended taking advantage of the final days of harvest with one of her favorite snacks, the kale smoothie.  After experimenting with kale from our garden and a few other signature ingredients sold in store, we created the Kale, Avocado, Ginger Smoothie!  For those of you who weren’t able to taste it on our porch yesterday, here’s the recipe so you can create the magic in your own kitchen.  Cheers!

Kale, Avocado, Ginger Smoothie

in.gredients 

3 handfuls kaleIMG_0390

splash or two of almond milk

Two spoonfuls of White Mountain Organic Bulgarian Yogurt

Three tablespoons of Eden Organic Applesauce

½ an avocado

1-2 tablespoons of grated fresh ginger

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

1-2 tablespoons of honey

1-2 ice cubes

Wash your kale and cut off the stems, leaving only the leafy greens for blending. Place in a blender with the grated ginger, almond milk, yogurt, lemon juice, avocado, honey, and ice cubes and blend on high until the kale is completely blended into the smoothie.

Written by kmfrabon

April 20, 2015 at 10:59 am

Community Partner Vote & Earth Week Events

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Earth Week kicks off this Saturday with the annual Austin Earth Day Festival at the Mueller Hangar.  Come find us and say hello!  Then on Sunday we’ll be hosting a garden workshop and workday to celebrate the garden’s three year anniversary.  Monday we honor hops and cannabis with an IPA tap takeover, talk by TX NORML Deputy Director, Jaclyn Finkel, and screening of “Reefer Madness” (viewer discretion advised).  Finally, on Earth Day itself (4/22) we co-host a benefit concert with two UT environmental groups and featuring Hops and Grain Greenhouse on tap.  Join us for one or all of these events  and celebrate Earth Day all week. 

Weekly Specials

Thunderbird Bars: $2.44 (Save $.25)
Gather Bars: $2.54 (Save $.25)
Dog Collars: $16.20 (Save $1.75)
Cat Collars: $11.00 (Save $1.25)

Upcycled Purses: $14.75 (Save $1.75)
Head Bands: $8.50 (Save $1)
Compost: $10.00 (Save $2)

Events


Geeks Who Drink Trivia

Thursday, April 16th at 7pm

Been meaning to make it out for Thursday night Trivia?  Grab a few friends and come on down this week!  The winners (and runners-up) walk away withprizes, and pretty much everyone has a good time.  Note that the content is not intended for young children.  


Zumba With Rhonda

Saturday, April 18th at 10:30am

Zumba comes to our lawn this Saturday morning! Join Rhonda for some “sassy dancing” and fun tunes to work up a sweat and get yourself a good work out.  Bring comfortable clothing, athletic shoes, and a towel, and get your weekend off to a good start!  The class is free but donations are accepted. 

Garden Workshop + Workday

Sunday, April 19th at 10:30am

Help us celebrate the 3 year anniversary of our garden this Sunday by getting your hands dirty with some experts in gardening, compost, and drip irrigation as we make some improvements and do some planting.  Plus, we’ll be demoing fresh kale smoothies and Third Coast Coffee will be on-site with free cold brew coffee!


Storytime at in.gredients

Monday, April 20th at 10:30am

Join Sukyi from Fifth Dimension Books – Austin’s Weird, Wandering Bookmobile – along with Octavia the puppet and her friends, as they bring the joy of reading to children (ages 0 to 5). Read, sing, play games, and dance while enjoying our lawn and playground area. This is a free weekly event (April only).



Upcoming Events
Wed, Apr 22nd: Austin Give 5 
Wed, Apr 22nd, 7:30pm: UT Earth Day Fundraiser
Thurs, Apr 23rd, 7-9pm: 
Quiz For A Cause with Geeks Who Drink
Sat, Apr 25th, 10:30-11:30am: Zumba with Rhonda Watson
Mon, Apr 27th, 10:30am: Weekly Storytime at in.gredients
Fri, May 1st, 6-10pm: First Friday Block Party

Send us a message if you’d like to plan an event here – we’re a great spot to host your next happy hour, meeting, or birthday party.  

Promotions and News

VOTE For Our Next Community Partner!


The four finalists have been announced and voting is open for our next non-profit community partner!  You can vote online or in.store (where your vote is worth more) through April 21st.  Get in.volved and help us choose our next community partner.
Happy Hour(s)
$1 off pints/cans of beer and glasses of wine
$2 off pitchers, bombers, and bottles of wine

Mon-Fri 4-7pm

Wine of the Week: Messina Hof 2011 Merlot


A rich blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this full-bodied wine is aged in European and American oak. This wine embodies wonderfully integrated fruit and oak with rich cherry-vanilla and violet flavors. Made in a classic Bordeaux style it nicely complements grilled meats, game, and spicy sauces. These grapes were grown in Messina Hof’s High Plains (of Texas) vineyards.

Winning “Best of Show” at the New Orleans Wine & Food Extravaganza and gold medals at the Lone Star International Wine Competition, this is sure to please any palate.  10% off the bottle and available by the glass all week! 

Weekly Recipe

Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites

As a zero waste business, we’re mindful of what ends up in our trash can.  One consistent culprit is the energy bar wrapper (some but not all are compostable).  Here’s an easy way to go zero waste without giving up the healthy convenience of energy bars: make your own! 

in.gredients:

  • 8 ounces (about 1 packed cup) chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats (dry, not cooked)
  • 1 cup shelled pistachio nuts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips (optional)

in.structions:

Combine the dates, honey, chia seeds, flax seeds and salt in a food processor, and pulse until smooth and combined. You should be able to stir the mixture — if it is too thick, add in another tablespoon or two of honey.

Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, and stir in the oats, pistachios, dried cranberries, and white chocolate chips until evenly combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Once the mixture is cool (and easier to work with), use a spoon or cookie scoop to shape it into your desired size of energy balls. (1-inch diameter works well). Alternately, you can line a small baking pan with parchment paper, and press the mixture evenly into the pan, let it cool, and then cut into bars.

Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. (Storing them in the refrigerator especially helps the energy bites hold their shape.)

Recipe & Photo Credit: Greatist

This Week’s Produce

All non-local items are Certified Organic.
Local items come from farms with a commitment to sustainable practices.

Coffee of the Month: Barrett’s Yirgacheffe


This month’s coffee comes from a Woreda in the Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe located in central Ethiopia. These smaller religions are intentionally kept separate to preserve each regions specific taste. After being fairly traded to the states they fall in the hands of Barrett’s Coffee Roasters, who add a chocolatey nose and berry flavor with a slight zing. 

Wunder Monday


#WunderMonday is here to stay! Through the summer months, get savings on the delicious Wunder-Pilz Kombucha every Monday. Stop in for $1 off a glass of fermented tea and feel good about all the “wunderful” things it does for your body and taste buds alike.  Hey, you might even start looking forward to Mondays!

Vendor Spotlight

Profiles of some of our favorite vendors
Third Coast Coffee Roasting Company

Third Coast Coffee was one of our earliest, most enthusiastic partners on this journey of ours.  They wholly adopted and maintained (to this day) a zero waste delivery system that other vendors have since modeled theirs after.  And, most importantly, they’re coffees are consistently rich and delicious (not to mention fair trade and organic).  This week they’re in the vendor spotlight because they’re graciously providing 100 lbs of coffee grounds and 6 bags of coffee chaff (the skin that’s shed during roasting) for this Sunday’s garden workday.  Come learn how to utilize both of these in the garden while enjoying some complimentary Frios Mio cold brew coffee.  

Copyright 2015 in.gredients All rights reserved.

Store Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 9 am – 10 pm
Thursday – Saturday 9 am – 11 pm
Sunday 10 am – 10 pm

Happy Hour(s):
Monday-Friday 4-7pm

Contact Us:
2610 Manor Road, Austin TX 78722
512-275-6357

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Written by BigOlQuinn

April 14, 2015 at 5:41 pm

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Everything You Need To Finish Your Garden

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With the spectacular show of wildflowers in bloom on every green space in this city, spring is officially in full swing.  And for many of us, that means one thing: spring planting.  This week we’re discounting all of our gardening goodies, from YardFarm seedlings, to Joe’s Organics compost, to Baker Creek seeds and Dripping Springs ollas.  Oh, and be sure to get clean after getting dirty, with sales on all of our favorite S.o.A.P. bars.  

Weekly Specials

South Austin People Bar Soap: $3.49 (Save $.50)
Vegetable Seedlings: $1.49 each (Save $.50)
Herb Seedlings: $2.49 each (Save $.50)
Joe’s Organic Compost: $10.00 (Save $2)
Dripping Springs Ollas: $24.95 (Save $4)
All Seed Packets: 20% Off

This Week’s Produce

All non-local items are Certified Organic.
Local items come from farms with a commitment to sustainable practices.

Weekly Recipe

“Art”-ichoke with Salted Garlic Butter

With a few new additions to our produce section, there is plenty to keep you busy in the kitchen. If you are looking for another hearty snack, consider sharing an artichoke or two with friends and family, or preparing the hearts as a tasty addition to your favorite salad.

We know this little veggie can be daunting to prepare, but have no fear, for we have advice from one of Austin’s top bloggers, Elizabeth Van Huffel, who has made the process simple and easy with photos and instructions to lead you on your way. Elizabeth’s blog, Local Savour, strives to incorporate 80 – 100 % of her ingredients locally and is a great resource for seasonal creations.  If you are already familiar with the art of artichoke preparation, we’ve gone ahead and listed Elizabeth’s favorite recipe below. Happy Eating!


in.structions

Salted Garlic Butter

Mix:

  • 3 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp of sea salt
  • ⅛ tsp of garlic powder or mashed fresh garlic

in.structions for cooking artichoke:

Cut off the stem of the artichoke until there is about ¼ an inch left. Rinse and place in a double boiler, cooking about 20 minutes or until the base of the stem is fork-tender. If you do not have a double boiler handy, immerse your artichokes in a pot of water, making sure to cover the artichokes completely and boil using the same method above. Once fully cooked and tender, remove excess water and serve with salted garlic butter.

Events


Hopper Crunch Sampling

Thursday, April 9th, 6-7pm

You’ve got yet another chance to eat bugs for free!  Come chat entomophagy and sustainable protein with the friendly folks behind Hopper Crunch.  Taste all three of their delicious paleo granola varieties and leave feeling sated and inspired.  


Geeks Who Drink Trivia

Thursday, April 9th at 7pm

Been meaning to make it out for Thursday night Trivia?  Grab a few friends and come on down this week!  The winners (and runners-up) walk away with prizes, and pretty much everyone has a good time.  Note that the content is not intended for young childrent.  


in.gredients in Chicago!

Friday, April 10th 

We are honored and excited to be among the speakers at Northwestern University’s Summit on Sustainability (NUSOS) this coming Friday in Evanston, Illinois.  We’ll share the story of our formation, discuss the importance and challenges of zero waste, and hopefully in.spire some future leaders! 


Storytime at in.gredients

Monday, April 13th at 10:30am

Join Sukyi from Fifth Dimension Books – Austin’s Weird, Wandering Bookmobile – along with a Octavia the puppet and her friends, as they bring the joy of reading to children (ages 0 to 5).  Read, sing, play games, and dance while enjoying our playground and lawn. This is a free weekly event (in April).

Upcoming Events
Sat, Apr 18th, 10:30-11:30am: Zumba with Rhonda Watson
Sun, Apr 19th, 10am-1pm: Garden Anniversary Workday and Celebration
Mon, Apr 20th, 7pm: IPA Tap Takeover and TX NORML Talk

Tue, April 21st, 7pm: Earth Day Film Screening
Wed, Apr 22nd. 7:30-10:30pm: UT Earth Day Fundraiser at in.gredients
Fri. May 1st, 6-10pm: May First Friday Block Party

Send us a message if you’d like to plan an event here – we’re a great spot to host your next happy hour, meeting, or birthday party.  

Promotions and News

Thank You Eggstravanganza Volunteers and Attendees!

Earth Week Events Preview


We’re gearing up for 5 days straight of events to celebrate and honor Earth Day.  Check it out and get in.volved!

4/18Austin Earth Day @ Mueller
4/19 – 3 Yr Garden Anniversary Workday
4/20 – IPA Tap Takeover w/ TX NORML
4/21 – Community Partner Throwdown
4/22 – UT 
Benefit w/ Hops and Grain

Nonprofit Community Partner Selection


We’re just about ready to announce the four finalists for our next round of public voting.  This is where we turn to you, our caring and committed customers and supporters, to choose our next non-profit partner.  Stay tuned for the exciting announcement and get ready to show your support these ensuing weeks.  Want to know more? Click here!
Happy Hour(s)
$1 off pints/cans of beer and glasses of wine
$2 off pitchers, bombers, and bottles of wine

Mon-Fri 4-7pm

Wine of the Week: Duchman Winery Canto Felice

If you hear a joyful tune echoing through Duchman’s vineyard, chances are it is inspired by their very own Canto Felice. Meaning “Happy Song” in Italian, this proprietary blend brings together Texas grown Italian varietals in rapturous flavors of spice and a touch of sweetness.  Ask for a glass at the counter then take home a bottle at 10% off.  

Coffee of the Month: Barrett’s (African Coffee)


This month’s coffee comes from a Woreda in the Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe located in central Ethiopia. These smaller religions are intentionally kept separate to preserve each regions specific taste. After being fairly traded to the states they fall in the hands of Barrett’s Coffee Roasters who have added a chocolatey nose and berry flavor with a slight zing. 

Wunder Monday is back!


We missed it too, but it’s back! The ever popular #WunderMonday is here again and that means savings on the delicious Wunder-Pilz Kombucha. Stop in any Monday for $1 off a glass of fermented tea and feel good about all the “wunderful” things it does for your body and taste buds alike.  Hey, you might even start looking forward to Mondays!

Vendor Spotlight

Monthly profiles of some of our favorite vendors
Joe’s Organics

Joe’s Organics collects fruit and vegetable waste that would otherwise end up in the landfill and turns into compost, an amazing and nutrient-rich amendment for any and all gardens.  After selling it to local businesses like us (on sale this week!), he takes the rest to local farmers who use it for their own compost piles and livestock.  He also uses his Greener Pastures Compost to grow specialty produce like pea shoots and microgreens for local restaurants. It’s full cycle organics recycling that you can feel good about! 

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Written by BigOlQuinn

April 7, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Posted in Weekly Deals

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