This week at Brookhaven Marketplace, we are featuring several items at deep discounts courtesy of our 3 Day Summer Sale. As part of the promotion, we wanted to tell you a little about some of these items, as well as offer a delicious recipe idea or two in the hopes you will find an excuse to sample every product on this list. Expect affordability and quality this week at Brookhaven Marketplace!
Perdue Cornish Hens – 24 oz. pkg. - $1.99 ea.
Cornish hens are a cross between White Rock and Cornish chickens. The main difference between a Cornish hen and a chicken is size, with chickens (as we Americans know them) weighing twice to 2.5 times as much. Cornish hens also mature faster than chickens, reaching their adult size at around 28 days (a roasting chicken can take up to 50 days to mature). In addition, unlike chickens, there are a limited number of options for cooking Cornish hens due to their tiny size; roasting or grilling are your main options.
Ripe Avocados – $0.89 ea.
One of the most popular fruits on the market today, you don't want to miss out on this deal for avocados... You'll notice that we referred to the avocado as a fruit, not vegetable, which is a fact many people are unaware of as the avocado occupies a traditionally vegetable-like role in many recipes. They are frequently and most often served as part of a savory dish, such as guacamole, in pasta, or on sandwiches along with tomatoes and cheese. The buttery texture and mild flavor is delicious in a variety of ways – it's really up to you!
Fage Greek Yogurt – 17.6 oz. - $2.99 ea.
The main difference between regular yogurt and Greek yogurt is in the processing time. All yogurt is made the same way initially, but Greek yogurt is extensively strained to remove the liquid whey and lactose, producing a thicker-textured product. Greek yogurt is also higher in protein (almost twice as much per serving) than standard yogurt, and contains half the sodium and carbohydrates. Due to its thick texture and similar flavor, Greek yogurt can be used as a healthier substitute for sour cream in recipes.
Sabra Hummus, assorted varieties – 10 oz. - 2/$3
Hummus is a creamy dip that originated from regions in the Middle East, and is comprised primarily of chickpeas, sesame paste or tahini, garlic and olive oil. This delicious dip is rich in fiber and healthy fats, and contains a surprising amount of protein. This makes hummus a wonderful go-to for anyone who wants to eat healthier, as it is the perfect replacement for many cream-based dips which are substantially higher in fat, cholesterol and carbohydrates. Hummus provides a number of essential vitamins and minerals as well, but are an especially good sources of folate and iron.
For those who aren't interested in consuming hummus as a dip, please note that it makes for a wonderful sandwich spread, as part of a pasta or salad dressing/sauce, or even as a component in soups.
Ace Bakery White Baguette – 12.5 oz. - $0.99 ea.
Baguettes are long, thin loaves of bread popularized in France and other French-speaking countries, but purportedly originated in Vienna. They are typically about two feet long with a crispy crust and softer white center. Some people will serve baguettes thinly sliced -- toasted or un-toasted -- with butter, jam, or olive oil as condiments. Baguettes are often served alongside a main course, such as pasta or roasted chicken, but they can also be used as an ingredient in more elaborate recipes. It's quite popular as a sandwich bread, sliced lengthwise and layered with a variety of toppings.