All Natural, Gluten Free Sauces Available at Lorenz Food

all natural gluten free sauces OntarioWelcome 2015! New Year’s Resolutions are in full effect! On the top of the list has to be that oath to superior health. This usually inspires the mad rush to buy gym memberships, gym equipment, fitness clothing and yes anything and everything which can turn our flab into slabs! The best transition starts with a healthy diet and the makers of One Source Foods have created their Award Winning, all natural, gluten free Villa’s Sauces – available here at Lorenz Food.

Villa's Pesto Sauce - Lorenz Food MississaugaThey come in variety of flavours such as:

  • The famous basil and arugula Pesto,
  • Sun-dried tomato,
  • Roasted red pepper and chive, and,
  • A wonderful lemon herb garlic sauce.

These delicious sauces can be used on your Pasta, as a marinade on Chicken, Beef, Pork, Fish, or as a spread or dip with veggies. The best part of all? These tantalizing, authentic sauces are made using real, local, fresh ingredients!

Pesto has become a North American favourite. But do you know where it originated? We can trace pesto to its roots in Genoa in the Liguria region of Northern Italy. Traditionally its main ingredients consisted of crushed garlic, basil leaves, European pine nuts, x-virgin olive oil and parmesan – Reggiano and fiore Sardo (sheeps cheese).

Pesto, which means ‘to pound or crush‘ involves using a wooden pestle and marble mortar. Traditionally-made pesto is ground with a circular motion in the mortar recipient using the wooden pestle.

The ancient Romans ate a paste called moretorum which can be made by crushing cheese, garlic and herbs together. Basil (ocimum basilicum) the main ingredient originated in India and was first domesticated there. Basil then took a strong hold in the regions of Liguria, Italy and Provence, France. The Ligurians around Genoa masterfully adapted dishes using a combination of Basil, crushed garlic and grated hard cheese. They added pine nuts with olive oil to form the famous pesto. Each family created its own pesto recipe with slight differences to the traditional “pesto alla Genovese.” This is why we see so many variations today.

This beloved ‘raw’ sauce of the world is very versatile and is used in the following ways:

  • Great with pasta such as penne, fettucine, and gnocchi
  • Marinate with meats and seafood
  • As a pizza topping
  • Use as a dip or enhance your veggies and roast potatoes
  • Add to your bruschetta

In today’s fast paced world where time is of the essence, it’s easy to enjoy this Villa pesto sauce. Don’t forget to try their others as well. They are sold at fine food stores in your community. The taste of this fragrant green treasure will be a great addition to your new healthy lifestyle!

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Until next time,

The Team at Lorenz Food

3 New Cheeses from Pine River Available at Lorenz Food

Pine River CheeseCheesemongers beware! There are three new cheddars in town and their names are Carmelized Onion, Thai Curry, and Ranch Cheddar! Pine River cheesemakers have built a reputation for their unique brand of high quality aged cheddar originating back to 1885 and we are pleased to carry this brand here at Lorenz Food!

Located near the shores of Lake Huron, on the banks of the Pine River, this manufacturer has invested years of creating the finest cheeses like Mozzarella, Monterrey jack, Havarti, and Colby, not to mention their signature three, five, seven, eight and 9 year old cheddar that can only be found in specialty cheese shops across Ontario. Maybe you are one of those shops! Continue reading

Grey Cup & Holiday Foods – All Natural Salsa

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Fall is here and that means Grey Cup parties are just around the corner. Are you looking for delicious, all natural products to add to your shelves?  We’re sure your customers will love adding this salsa to their party tables and entertaining their guests with these healthy choices. This salsa is also an excellent appetizer or starter especially during the holiday season. But salsa is more than just a snack – it has significant positive health effects too!

Did you know a tomato a day can help keep the doctor away? And why wouldn’t it – considering tomatoes are rich in vitamins C, A and folic acid? They provide 40 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, 20 percent of vitamin A, 2 percent of iron and 1 percent of calcium. The more tomatoes you eat, helps lower your risk of certain cancers such as lung, stomach and prostate. Continue reading

Prosciutto – a Necessary Staple for Every Deli

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Prosciutto is an exceptional and truly necessary staple in every Deli.  Prosciutto is a natural and succulent ham with a silky and sweet, lush flavour.

Prosciutto is more delicate than other hams or items in your deli because it contains no preservatives and no colouring, therefore, it has to be handled with greater care.  Please take a few minutes to view this video. For those of you receiving this blog post via email, please click here. This video provides the history, processing methods, and most importantly, keys tips for your deli, such as: Continue reading

Welcome to Lorenz Food – Specializing in Your Deli & Grocery Needs

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The Team at Lorenz Food is excited and would like to welcome everyone to our new website! We continue to specialize in Deli, however over the last few years we have expanded our grocery offerings to truly become your ONE STOP SHOP!

We encourage you to read about us and visit our product pages by clicking on the links below:

You will see we now cover all four corners of a grocery store!

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