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¡VIVA FIESTA! March/April 2012

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Celebrate National Nutrition

Great Recipes Inside! • Pesto Pecan Spread • Honey Berry Bread Pudding • Good Friday Vegetable Soup • Baked Quinoa Ratatouille

Cover Recipe — Pesto Pecan Lasagna with Shrimp (Page 2)

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A Season of Special Flavors Colavita Made from 100% durum wheat, this fundamental component of the Mediterranean diet is a must-have for all your favorite dishes. Spaghetti, Penne, Ziti, Orzo and more.


Mrs. Miller’s These Homemade Noodles are made in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country in the same traditional way Esther Miller began making them back almost 40 years ago. Try Old Fashioned Kluski Noodles or Vegetable Noodles in Spinach, Garlic-Parsley or Tomato-Basil. $2.59 – $2.99



Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Raw Blue Agave is now on-the-go with individual 7g packets. This rich, full flavored sweetener is low glycemic and a great substitute for table sugar – it is 25% sweeter, so you can use less for any of your sweetening needs. (35 ct.) Special pricing in March.


Moni’s Moni’s Famous House Dressings, served in restaurants across Texas, is now available for you to enjoy at your own dinner table. Created by Moni himself and hand-crafted in his restaurant, you can be assured of the quality and consistency. Try the Famous House Tomato & Oil Vinaigrette, Famous Light House Vinaigrette and Italian Country. (12 oz.) $3.79

March is SEAFOOD MONTH at Fiesta! Come see all the specials our seafood merchandising team have in store for you in Fiesta’s Seafood Department! The selection and prices are just right on Texas Fresh Wild Caught Shrimp and other Gulf Coast seafood. Come pick your own from our Live Catfish and Tilapia. The offerings are endless on your choice of fillets including Snapper, Pollock or Cod. And if you are fishing for Alaskan Salmon, Halibut or Crab Legs, this is the place to cast your line.

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1 Tbsp. butter 1 lb. medium sized shrimp, peeled and deveined 3 garlic cloves, minced Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup Pesto Pecan Spread (recipe below) 12 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 375°F. Melt butter in a pan, add shrimp, garlic and salt and pepper and toss until shrimp are light pink (do not overcook). Spread ¼ cup of pesto in a greased 13 x 9 inch glass baking dish. Top with three noodles, overlapping the edges. Spred a third of the shrimp and butter mixture and top with ¼ cup of the pesto. Repeat layering two more times and finish with remaining three noodles. Top lasagna with cheese and bake until bubbly around the edges and cheese is melted, about 20 to 25 minutes. Serves 6.



Pesto Pecan Lasagna with Shrimp


Liberté M This Greek yogurt is incredibly rich and creamy with 0% fat. It also contains twice the protein of any other regular yogurt. It’s an excellent source of energy and the perfect choice for a low-fat diet. Strawberry, Peach & Passion Fruit, Wild Blueberry and Date & Fig. (5 oz.) 5 for $5.00


Amazing and Easy to Make

Pesto Pecan Spread INGREDIENTS

14 – 18 cubes Dorot Chopped Basil 2 – 4 cubes Dorot Crushed Ginger  1 cup pecan nuts, chopped 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated ¼ cup olive oil  DIRECTIONS

Combine first 4 ingredients in food processor. Add olive oil and process until smooth. Tip: Pesto can be spread on crackers or added to pasta and different sauces. Makes 2 cups. Dorot Herbs brought to you so vitally fresh enable you to enjoy rich, tasty meals with less prep. These Dorot Herb Trays are perfectly portioned and available in Basil, Cilantro, Ginger, Garlic and NEW Chili. (20 ct.) $2.49

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Sun Cups Sun Cups are the modernday, allergen-free version of what candy should taste like, only better. They’re nut-free, gluten-free, organic, vegetarian, and Kosher (dairy). Enjoy Sunflower Butter Milk or Dark Chocolate Cups. (1.5 oz.) $1.99

Honey Berry Bread Pudding INGREDIENTS

1 Tbsp. unsalted butter

4 egg yolks

3 Tbsp. brown sugar

1½ tsp. pure vanilla extract

2 cups cream

16 mini croissants, cut in ½ inch cubes

2 cups whole milk

¾ loaf French baguette, cut in ½ inch cubes

²⁄³ cup Billy Bee Honey

2 cups fresh or frozen berries (such as blueberries, raspberries or strawberries)

4 large whole eggs DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with unsalted butter and sprinkle with brown sugar. Set aside. In large saucepan, combine cream, milk and Billy Bee Honey. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly and then immediately remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, egg yolks and vanilla until creamy. Whisking constantly, slowly add hot honey-cream mixture into egg mixture until well blended. Stir croissant and bread cubes into custard mixture until moistened. Gently fold in berries. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and cover tightly with foil wrap. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil wrap and continue baking for another 20 – 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Let stand 15 minutes. Cut into squares and serve. May be served hot, warm or cool. Serves 6.


Chocolove Discover Chocolove premium Belgian chocolate bars. Available in a variety of distinct cocoa flavors, each bar resembles a love letter, complete with a romantic poem inside the wrapper. Almonds & Cherries in Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Raspberries in Dark Chocolate and more. (1.3 oz.) $5 for $5.00


TE Billy Bee M Bring some sweetness into your life with our 100% pure and natural Billy Bee honey. This rich, delicately flavored honey will sweeten any Spring celebration. Organic and Blueberry (13 oz.) $5.99 Also available, Honey Mustard. (12 oz.) $2.69

Lundberg Family Farms These rice cakes are made with freshly milled brown rice to ensure freshness, great taste and whole grain goodness. With nearly twice-as-much rice as other brands, these cakes are packed with twice the flavor, value and nutrition. The whole family will enjoy this wheat-free and gluten-free healthy snack! Organic Brown Rice Cakes in Salt-Free and Lightly Salted (8.5 oz.), $3.19 Apple Cinnamon and NEW Honey Nut. (9.5 oz.) $2.59

Fruit and Nut Trail Mix INGREDIENTS

6 oz. dried apricots, quartered

1½ tsp. Chinese five-spice powder

2 cups Sage Valley Nutty Deluxe Trail Mix

½ tsp. salt

½ cup dried cranberries ¼ cup sugar

¼ tsp. ground cinnamon 2 egg white 2 tsp. water

Nature’s Path Why just eat these Organic Waffles for breakfast? Fans enjoy eating them like sandwiches as a healthy snack that tastes great. Buckwheat Wildberry, Flax Plus and NEW Pomegranate Plus. (7.5 oz.) Special pricing in March.




Preheat oven to 250°F. Coat a foil-lined 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. In a small bowl, beat the egg whites and water on high speed for 1 minute or until frothy. Fold into fruit and nut mixture. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Serves 4.

Sage Valley Buying in bulk is better! Sage Valley brings you affordable Pre-Packaged Bulk items including assorted seeds, nuts, dried fruits and vegetables, trail mixes and yogurt covered treats. The re-sealable containers allow you to use them as you need and save money. Look for special pricing.

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Spring Celebrations Fiesta’s Produce Department This is where you will find great ingredients for savory soups for your soul. Fresh root vegetables, leafy greens, snappy beans and fresh herbs and spices create a medley of flavor. Fiesta’s spring vegetable selections includes artichokes, asparagus and more provide great sides for your dinner table any day. Freshen your salads with fresh fruits including oranges, apples, berries and more. Garnish with some fresh mint and cilantro and enjoy the sweet taste of spring. Fiesta’s Meat Department Find the perfect Easter Ham – shank, butt or shoulder cuts – whole or spiral sliced – in the Fiesta Meat Department. You choose your style and bake it or smoke it to your taste. Lamb, another favorite, is available in chops, shanks and racks. Seasonings and sauces are also available to sweeten or spice it up as you like it. Fiesta’s Floral Department Bring your home to life with a Spring bouquet or centerpiece created with care. Lilies, daisies, tulips and daffodils are in full bloom at Fiesta and ready for you to take them home today for decoration or as a meaningful gift for those you love.

Keep it simple for your Good Friday meal at days end. Sustain the body and prepare for an Easter Feast in celebration of Spring. You will find everything you need at your neighborhood Fiesta!

Good Friday Vegetable Soup INGREDIENTS

3 Tbsp. canola oil

¼ tsp. salt

2 medium onions, sliced

4 cups vegetable broth

1 – 2 celery stalks, sliced

2 cups French-cut green beans, fresh or frozen

3 medium carrots, sliced 1 – 2 cups cabbage, shredded ¼ cup parsley, chopped

¼ – ½ tsp. caraway seed ¼ lb. lowfat cheese, diced or shredded


Heat oil in a large heavy pan or kettle. Add onions, celery, carrots, cabbage, parsley and salt. Cook over medium heat about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add broth, green beans and caraway seed. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Dice or shred cheese into bowls. Ladle hot soup directly onto cheese. Serve with bread or crackers. Serves 4.

Crustless Ham and Egg Tarts INGREDIENTS

2 tsp. olive oil 12 thin slices ham 12 large eggs 12 medium cherry tomatoes 2 Tbsp. chives, finely chopped

Fiesta’s Bakery Department Fiesta’s World Class Bakery brings you the fresh baked tastes of spring with an assortment of traditional and artisan breads and sweet rolls. Fiesta specializes in a favorite – Hot Cross Buns – a welcome treat on Good Friday and Easter. Sweeten your Easter dinner with creative candy covered Cupcakes and Bunny Cakes. The possibilities and selection for your Easter treats are endless.

3 Tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan cheese DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly oil all cups in a 12-cup muffin pan with olive oil (cooking spray also works well). Line each muffin cup with a slice of ham. Leave the ends of the ham sticking out over the top slightly. Break one egg into each ham-lined muffin cup. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with one cherry tomato, a sprinkle of Parmesan, and a sprinkle of chives. Bake 18 – 20 minutes until egg has set. Let cool 5 minutes before removing tarts from muffin tins. To remove, run a knife around each muffin cup to loosen. Makes 12 tarts. Note: Another way to do this easy brunch recipe is using scrambled egg in place of the whole egg. Simply mix eggs as normal and pour into ham cups. You might want to make half of each to please all your guests.


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Try a New Wine Continued Tradition Mionetto has been Italy’s foremost producer of Prosecco wines for more than 120 years. The Mionetto winemaking tradition continues today under master vintner Alessio del Savio, who studied as Sergio Mionetto’s protégé for 10 years and also under the esteemed Henkell Group, the most prestigious sparkling wine company in Europe. Any one of these sparkling wines would be perfect with brunch, lunch and dinner. Enjoy in all social occasions.

Featured Winery – Mionetto Mionetto Moscato Mionetto Prosecco Mionetto Lambrusco

Italy Italy Italy

Texas Wines Llano Sangria Llano Signature Red Llano Moscato The Show Cabernet Sauvignon Messina Hof Riesling Messina Hof Pinot Grigio Becker Iconoclast Cabernet Sauvignon Jacob’s Creek Moscato

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Clos Du Bois Sauvignon Blanc Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling Cavit Pinot Grigio Sterling Sauvignon Blanc Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc

California New Zealand Washington Italy California Italy

Easter/Spring Wines Trapiche Malbec Riunite Lambrusco Marqués de Cáceres Red Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio Smoking Loon Merlot Estancia Merlot Ménage à Trois Red Arbor Mist Mango Moscato

Argentina Italy Spain Italy California California California California

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Spring Into Good Eating This year for National Nutrition Month, Fiesta encourages you to eat right and “get your plate in shape” by making informed food

Baked Quinoa Ratatouille

choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.


EVERYDAY EATING Try to focus on balancing calories with physical activity. Create an overall healthy eating pattern and stick with it. This is your first step in achieving or maintaining a healthy weight and reducing the risk of developing diet-related chronic diseases. INCREASES IN DIET You should eat more: u Whole Grains – choose whole grain breads and cereals, brown rice and whole wheat pasta for at least half your grain servings. u Vegetables – variety is key, especially with dark-green, red and orange vegetables plus beans and peas. 2½ cups per day is recommended for most adults. u Fruits – get about 2 cups each day by adding to meals and snacks, be it fresh, frozen or canned. u Low-Fat and Fat-Free Dairy and Soy Beverages – this includes milk, yogurt and cheese. Get your calcium, vitamin D, protein and potassium with 3 cups per day. Lactose-free milk is also an option. u Vegetable Oils – use canola, corn, olive, peanut and soybean oils in moderation in place of solid fats. They are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. u Seafood – include a variety of seafood more often in place of meat and poultry. REDUCE You should eat less: u Foods with Added Sugars u Solid Fats, including trans fats – replace them with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Healthy fats can be found in plant-based foods like nuts, seeds, olives and avocados. u Refined Grains u Sodium – season instead with herbs, spice rubs and fruit juices and always check the sodium content on food labels, opting for products containing less sodium. GET PHYSICAL Pick activities that you like and start doing what you can, at least 10 minutes at a time. Every bit adds up and health benefits increase as you spend more time being active. Children and teens: Get 60 minutes or more a day. Adults: Get 2 hours and 30 minutes or more a week of activity that requires moderate effort such as brisk walking.


March Is National Nutrition Month

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1 Tbsp. olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 red onion, thinly sliced 14½ oz. can diced tomatoes with liquid (low-sodium recommended) 2 Tbsp. tomato paste 1 tsp. dried basil ½ tsp. dried oregano ½ tsp. dried thyme 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped 1 large eggplant (about 1 lb.), cubed 1 green pepper, thinly sliced 2 zucchini squash, sliced 1 yellow summer squash, sliced 1 cup cooked quinoa (cooked according to package instructions and rinsed, if necessary)* ¾ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and onion slices, and sauté for 5 minutes until softened. Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano, thyme and parsley. Continue to cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Layer half of the tomato and onion mixture in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Top with all of the uncooked sliced and cubed vegetables, then add the remaining tomato and onion mixture. Spread the cooked quinoa on top and sprinkle with the shredded cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Remove the foil for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Serves 4. *Tip: It’s helpful to buy pre-rinsed quinoa for convenience. If you don’t, you must rinse the quinoa several times before using it. Quinoa contains an outer coating of saponin that is very bitter. Use a fine colander and rinse the quinoa under cold water. Nutrition Facts per Serving Serving size: Approximately 1¼ cups Calories: 234 Fat: 8 g Cholesterol: 13.4 mg Sodium: 380 mg Carbohydrates: 31.4 g Fiber: 8.3 g Protein: 11 g

Be Good to Yourself Eternal Water Correct your acid and alkaline balance by choosing Eternal Water with a pH of 8.0. Balancing your body’s pH makes it easier for it to fight off viruses and bacteria on its own. This soft, smooth tasting water with its essential composition of minerals is processed naturally through layers of volcanic rock and sandstone ending at a vast, pristine aquifer. Stay happy, healthy and hydrated this season!

Himalaya Health Care LiverCare goes far beyond your need for daily detoxification – it also nourishes liver cells, provides key antioxidants, balances liver enzymes, supports the liver’s capacity for cellular regeneration, and supports other systems in the body that help the liver do its job. No other product on the market has been validated through clinical research like LiverCare. (90 ct.) Special pricing on select Himalaya Health Care items in March. Traditional Medicinals Focus on your well-being through natural balance with Herbal Teas that will sustain you this season. Try this Seasonal Herb Tea Sampler that includes 4 each of Organic Throat Coat, Organic Echinacea Plus, Breathe Easy and Gypsy Cold Care. (16 ct.) $4.29. Try our entire line of teas for whatever ails you.

(1.5 L) Special pricing in April. Also available in (20.2 oz.) and (33.8 oz.)


ITEEW M Guayakí Yerba Mate has the “strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate” all in one and is the most balanced organic stimulant of all, delivering both energy and nutrition. Guayaki brings you a variety of ways to enjoy with Energy Shots (2 oz.), Bottled Beverages (16 oz.), Tea Bags (25 ct.) and Loose-Leaf Tea. Special pricing in April.


Simpli Try these oat-standing ways to drink your oats! Naked Oat is a delicious alternative to dairy and soy – on its own, on cereal or in your favorite recipe. Naked Oats (25.35 oz.), Oat Shake is a creamy, delicious, silky smooth treat to help you oat-smart hunger in Chocolate or Tropical Fruits (8.45 oz.) Special pricing in April.


KIND If you are a real snacker, KIND bars are the right snack for you! The ingredients in these bars are all natural, gluten-free and quite simple – but the quality of the ingredients makes for BIG flavor! So be kind to yourself and your taste buds with KIND Fruit & Nut and KIND Plus in assorted varieties. Special pricing in April. Jamba Nothing gives your body a boost like Brazilian Superfruits. They’re delicious and healthful, and make nutrition quick and easy. Just one ounce a day of Jamba Daily Superfruit Shots will help you enjoy all kinds of functional health benefits. Available in three superflavors: Açai, Acerola + Caja and Cupuaçu + Mango. (16 oz.) $12.99


ITE Coconut Secret M Coconut Secret is the first to bring you an exciting new category of foods made from the nutrient-rich “sap” of coconut tree blossoms. These 100% organic, raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan choices make for healthier cooking and eating. Coconut Aminos Soy-Free Seasoning Sauce (8 oz.) $5.69, Coconut Vinegar (12 oz.) $5.19 and Coconut Nectar Low-Glycemic Sweetener (12 oz.) $7.99

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Fiesta Culinary School Explore the Art of Cooking

Join renowned cooking instructors as they teach you how to prepare exquisite specialties. They’ll also share their secrets for quick and easy preparation and flawless presentation. From down home cookin’ to upscale gourmet, you’ll find a culinary adventure for every lifestyle. •

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Join us at the Fiesta Culinary School in March to Celebrate National Nutrition Month! March 22 – Let Chef Tim Mehne show you how to serve your family a “Healthy & Tasty” menu featuring Ultimate Veggie Chili, Southwest Corn & Salsa Quinoa, Healthy Chile Relleno and Healthy Smothered Chicken Breast. His Lagnaippe (or small gift to you) will be recipes to try at home such as Sacred Heart Vegetable Soup, Tortellini Salad with Grilled Tomato Vinaigrette and Black Salsa. Register today for this class!




April 12 – Chef and Cookbook Author Terry Conlan returns to the Fiesta Culinary School with a “Tuscan Springtime Supper”. Join Chef Conlan as he starts the evening with Fresh Tomato and Fennel Soup with Poached Egg and Parmesan, sets the table with Taglialini Pasta with Fresh Sage, Mint, Marjoram, Garlic, Pecorino and Crispy Bread Crumbs, Tuscan Beef Tenderloin with Escarole, Fresh Mozzarella and Walnuts, and for dessert, serves Low Fat Tiramisu. May 3 – Culinary Educator Elizabeth Escobedo is back with a “Cinco de Mayo Celebration” as she shares her recipes and


French... And More!

prepares Baked Cumin Chips with Guacamole and Pico de Gallo, Grilled Steak Fajitas with Chile de Arborol Sauce, Sautéd Bell Peppers and Carmelized Onions, Homemade Corn Tortillas and Chocolate Flan Cake “ChocoFlan”. Reserve your seat at this party now! May 24 – Welcome back Cookbook Author and Instructor Dorothy Huang to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with tasty dishes from the western islands. Visit us at to see what (and who) else is cooking at the Fiesta Culinary School this Spring.

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