Saturday, 27 April 2013

Why all the fuss about chia seeds?

Chia seeds come from salvia hispanica, a herb belonging to the mint family and indigenous to Mexico and Guatemala. The Mexican state of Chiapas where Arjuna's excellent Zapitista Coffee also originates:) derives it's name from the chia seed which has been cultivated since the Aztec period.

So why all the fuss?

Chia seeds are a superfood, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and containing more fibre than flax seed. A complete source of protein, just one ounce (or 28g) contains 18% of your recommended daily intake of calcium, 27% of phosphorus, and 30% manganese.  They are packed full of antioxidants, and have a slightly nutty flavour.

So how do you eat chia seeds?

Chia seeds can be mixed in with couscous, sprinkled over salad, added to a muffin mix, ground and stirred into youghurt, or sprinkled on your favourite Arjuna muesli! We also sell delicious flapjacks with chia seeds and coconut oil.

As the weather warms up, you could also try making a refreshing Agua fresca de chia! An energising drink made by stirring the milled seeds with water, lime juice and sugar.

Beetroot bread

As well as our ever popular kalamata olive we have beetroot bread!


Thursday, 25 April 2013

Arjuna's new partnership with Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre

Arjuna Wholefoods is very happy to be supporting Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre as our named charity for 2013.

A listening, support and information service for woman and girls who have experienced sexual violence, and friends, family or professionals supporting survivors, CRCC runs a confidential helpline  (01223 245888) Wednesdays from 7pm-9.30pm, Saturdays 3-5.30pm and Sundays 10am-12.30pm. 

Established in 1982 they also  run occasional training sessions for organisations and individuals on a wide range of issues surrounding sexual violence.

For more information on their work, including volunteering opportunities  visit

If you would like to make a donation to support their work, you can do so in the shop.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Eggless super seedy miracle quiche!

We're really proud of our latest creation which we've modestly named `The miracle quiche'!

The filling is packed with tofu, broccoli and chickpeas, topped with Arjuna's very own omega seed blend.

 Come in and let us know what you think!

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

An Aladdin's Cave

Arjuna Wholefoods is possibly the only place in Cambridge where you can buy a single bay leaf, or just one vanilla pod!

Famous on Mill Road, our herbs and spices are sold from the jar limiting excessive packaging and allowing you to buy only as much as you need.

So if your recipe calls for just a pinch of paprika, or a touch of thyme, you can measure out and buy exactly what you need. We find our customers really enjoy weighing out their own herbs, and we're very proud of our range, and value for money.

As well as herbs for culinary use, you'll also find a myriad of medicinal herbs such as Valerian helpful for treating Insomnia, or Meadowsweet believed to help with arthritis.

So why not come in with your empty jam jars, or help yourself to one of our recycled paper bags, and take home some colour for your kitchen cupboard!


Saturday, 13 April 2013

Zingy pearl couscous with lemon tofu

Perfect for the milder spring days which are getting longer and longer! 

Today's special is zingy pearl couscous salad with lemon tofu

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Single origin products from Crete

It all started with olive oil...

A few summers ago an enthusiastic man called Yannis wandered into the shop to introduce himself and his artisan food range Borakis importing single origin products from Crete. We agreed to take a few cases of extra virgin olive oil, and were amazed by the feedback we received from our customers.

Since then  we've added moreish koulouria savoury olive biscuits,  orino gold honey with a taste of wild herbs and thyme, and a deliciously authentic Spanacopita, a filo pastry spinach pie.

Soup du jour!

Today's offering from the Arjuna kitchen is our classic carrot and tomato soup with coriander. 

 Back from a 10 mile sponsored walk for Haven's Hospices, our chef Dan says

"The tangy sweetness of tomatoes is balanced with coriander for a warming soup"

Come in and try a cup whilst it lasts!

Our soups change weekly, so do come in to see what's cookin'!

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Full of beans

It's always great to have some staple foods in store in your cupboard, and we think Suma's organic beans and pulses are the best we've tasted! 
Proving the supermarkets are not always cheaper, at just 49p a can for chick peas, red kidney beans or mixed beans, or 55p for baked beans they're great value for money too!

(It was a a sunny afternoon in the Arjuna garden, so I attempted a little homage to Andy Warhol) 

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Mini Romanesco Cauliflowers

For the past week we've noticed people stopping outside the shop to admire the beautiful mini Romanesco Cauliflowers we currently have on display.

No bigger than an apple, these tiny organic cauliflowers taste as good as they look.  This last few need a good home.

The new Coco Mylk ombar

We're really excited about the new creation from our friends at ombar.. 

The new Coco Mylk tastes just like milk chocolate, but is 100% vegan and sweetened only with coconut sugar. 

Healthy probiotic chocolate. How do they do it?!