July 2013

Wed
03
30 DAYS TO FEELING FIT & GUIDED SHOPPING NIGHT
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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30 DAYS TO FEELING FIT & GUIDED SHOPPING NIGHT
Wednesday, July 3rd
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Culinary Center, Free

Inspirational overview, tasting & guided shopping night with Tiffany Anzelc, Executive Regional Vice President with Arbonne.

Join us for an informative class to help you on a wellness path of eating right with 30 Days to Feeling Fit.  Tiffany will educate and coach you on what foods to keep in your refrigerator, freezer, pantry and what to have fresh along with the "how to" shopping guide, a simple and safe way to detoxification through food and supplementation.  Have access to tons of recipes for your meals and certified vegan protein shakes that are formulated without gluten and taste great.  We will focus on 5 key areas that help create a path for wellness for the rest of your life.   

10 seats available for each class, please sign up today to reserve your spot!

Contact Tiffany Anzelc at  916 995.7446 or tiffany@ahealthyliving.net

 

Fri
05
Conquering Food Cravings by Eating More Not Less! with Kirk Hamilton PA-C
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Conquering Food Cravings by Eating More Not Less! with Kirk Hamilton PA-C
Friday, July 5th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Culinary Center, $5.00

Register for this class!

Many times it seems like the goal is to deprive yourself of certain foods to “get over” food cravings. The exact opposite is really the case. The goal is to eat freely, but to eat whole unprocessed plants foods that are micronutrient dense and that have a low glycemic index. That could be berries or apples; or lentils, beans and peas; or foods like yams, sweet potatoes or squash; or simply beans and greens. Actually just about any colorful plant food in its whole unprocessed state will provide a stable blood sugar and lots of disease fighting and “Detox” enhancing phytochemicals that will help quelch cravings. Once you get through the first 2‐3 days of this kind of diet shift where you are eating these nutrients dense plant foods as the norm you will experience true hunger, not eating because you want to get rid of stressful Detoxing symptoms. Kirk will whip together and sweet potato white bean dip; a berry rich fruit & nut salad; and a tofu, black bean and greens stir fry. You will also receive a copy of Kirk’s book “Staying Healthy in the Fast Lane” whose theme is the prevention and reversal of age‐related (chronic) diseases, such as diabetes, by the use of a low allergy, anti‐inflammatory, unprocessed plant‐based diets.

Sat
06
Healthy Eating Store Tour Morning Session
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Healthy Eating Store Tour Morning Session
Saturday, July 6th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Culinary Center, Free

Register for this class!

Open to all ages, Class size is limited to 10

We all strive to eat healthy and sometimes it can be overwhelming with all the choices we have to make when we go shopping. Join Chef Chris as he leads you on a tour of the store focusing on healthy eating choices.

Chris will show you:

How to shop each department to choose the healthiest options

How to choose the freshest produce

Options for quick, easy and healthy meals

And how to prepare a Health Starts Here meal

Sat
06
Healthy Eating Store Tour Afternoon Session
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Healthy Eating Store Tour Afternoon Session
Saturday, July 6th
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
The Culinary Center, Free

Register for this class!

Open to all ages, Class size is limited to 10.

We all strive to eat healthy and sometimes it can be overwhelming with all the choices we have to make when we go shopping. Join Chef Chris as he leads you on a tour of the store focusing on healthy eating choices.

Chris will show you:

How to shop each department to choose the healthiest options

How to choose the freshest produce

Options for quick, easy and healthy meals

And how to prepare a Health Starts Here meal

Tue
09
Raw Foods Made Simple - Asian Cuisine With Pamela Spencer
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Raw Foods Made Simple - Asian Cuisine With Pamela Spencer
Tuesday, July 9th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Culinary Center, $20.00

Register for this class!

Demonstration Class Open to all ages

Everyone loves to eat with their hands and take food "to go"--which explains the popularity of finger foods like sandwiches. But the typical sandwich is high in carbs and can leave you feeling weighed down. Asian wraps (i.e. spring rolls and nori rolls) are the solution to energizing food on the go. Pair these wraps with other delicious entrées, sides, and dessert for an over-the-top pan-Asian feast!

For more information call: Pamela Spencer, Nutritionist 916-996-6098 www.sacnutritionist.com

On the menu:

“Roasted Tofu” with Satay Sauce

Chow Mein

Coconut Curry Soup

Faux Salmon (or Mock Tuna) Wrap

Sesame Seed Dipping Sauce

Thu
11
Twitter Chat: Local Favorites
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Local Favorites
Thursday, July 11th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Local produce, local bread, local cheese - come and share your stories of the local artisans and products you most enjoy. We'll chat about how you find great local products and how to support those that produce them. Follow #wfmdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
19
Summer Entertaining: Appetizers with Chef Chris Chisholm
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Summer Entertaining: Appetizers with Chef Chris Chisholm
Friday, July 19th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Culinary Center, $30.00

Register for this class!

Hands-on Class: Must be 18 or older to attend

Summer is right around the corner and the time is right to learn some new appetizers to bring out at your next gathering. In this hands-on class you will learn how to prepare quick, easy and delicious appetizers that will have everyone asking for your secret. In addition Chefs Chris will share ideas on how to host the perfect summer cocktail party.

On the menu:

Garlic Roasted Shrimp with a spicy cocktail sauce

Smoked Salmon on Belgian Endive

Grilled 3 cheese Quesadillas

Grecian Chicken Kebabs

Summer Roll Bar with Nuoc Cham

Lavender Lemonade

Sat
20
Value Tour and Value Meals Morning Session
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Value Tour and Value Meals Morning Session
Saturday, July 20th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Culinary Center, Free

Register for this class!

Open to all ages, Class size is limited to 15 and can be taken only once per year.

Whole Foods Market Value Tour

At Whole Foods we believe everyone should be able to afford to eat quality food. Some think higher quality means higher price, but think again! We have secrets to share! The first step toward eating better on a budget is spending your money on actual food so you get the most nutrition for your buck. Cheap food is usually made from cheap ingredients, often including synthetic preservatives and dyes. We offer real food, free of artificial ingredients and hydrogenated fats at the best price possible, especially when you know where to look. Join us for our “value” tour. You'll discover you can afford to shop Whole Foods on a budget.

Value Meals

Immediately following the Value Tour Chef Chris Chisholm will be demonstrating recipes that you can use to create delicious, healthy and inexpensive meals at home. Using these shopping methods and recipes Chris fed his family for only $200 a month. Samples will be served.

Sat
20
Value Tour and Value Meals Afternoon Session
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Value Tour and Value Meals Afternoon Session
Saturday, July 20th
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
The Culinary Center, Free

Register for this class!

Open to all ages, Class size is limited to 15 and can be taken only once per year.

Whole Foods Market Value Tour

At Whole Foods we believe everyone should be able to afford to eat quality food. Some think higher quality means higher price, but think again! We have secrets to share! The first step toward eating better on a budget is spending your money on actual food so you get the most nutrition for your buck. Cheap food is usually made from cheap ingredients, often including synthetic preservatives and dyes. We offer real food, free of artificial ingredients and hydrogenated fats at the best price possible, especially when you know where to look. Join us for our “value” tour. You'll discover you can afford to shop Whole Foods on a budget.

Value Meals

Immediately following the Value Tour Chef Chris Chisholm will be demonstrating recipes that you can use to create delicious, healthy and inexpensive meals at home. Using these shopping methods and recipes Chris fed his family for only $200 a month. Samples will be served

Sun
21
Summer Farmer’s Market with Chef Kelly Fong
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Summer Farmer’s Market with Chef Kelly Fong
Sunday, July 21st
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
The Culinary Center, 35.00

Register for this class!

Hands-on Class: Must be 18 years old to attend.

Summer is here.  The farmer’s market or your garden has a bounty of fruits and vegetables.  Fresh ideas, fresh recipes and fresh taste.  Join Chef Kelly in a quick and tasty menu.  This will be a hands-on class where you will be learning a variety of cooking techniques, ideas and recipes. On the menu:

La Tur Cheese Truffled Mushroom Medley Tapenade Bruschetta

Grilled Lemongrass Ginger Pork Chop with a Serrano Peach Salsa

Spicy heirloom Tomato Burrata Pasta

Grilled Tex Mex Chile Corn

Mixed Berry with a Wine Mascarpone Mousse

Sun
21
Only on the West Coast with Chef Kelly Fong
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Only on the West Coast with Chef Kelly Fong
Sunday, July 21st
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Culinary Center, $35.00

Register for this class!

Hands-on Class: Must be 18 or older to attend

Being on the west coast, we have a multi-cultural approach to evolving cuisines, world fusion.  The inspiration for this class is to take a blend of cuisines. And keep the ingredients fresh and tasty.  You will learn preparation, cooking and planning ideas.

Menu:

Roasted Summer Vegetable Medley with Pinenuts

Money Hustard Herbed Chicken with a Nectarine/Peach Salsa

SoCali Roasted Potatoes

Thai Braised Corn on the Cob

Caramel Laced Peaches

Mon
22
Garden Fresh Backyard BBQ with Emily Webber
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Garden Fresh Backyard BBQ with Emily Webber
Monday, July 22nd
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Culinary Center, $35.00

Register for this class!

Lecture and Knowledge Class: Open to all ages

A plant-based diet doesn’t mean you have to give up the grill.  Savory, meaty and delicious can mean firing up the BBQ and enjoying a delicious smoky feast, only this time, produce fresh from the market is front and center.

Menu is vegan.

Menu

Grilled Cesar Chavez Salad

Grilled Portabella Mushrooms with Herbed Red Bell Pepper Stuffing

Farmer’s Market Farro Salad

Grilled Peaches with Cashew Cream and Blueberry Zinfandel Gastrique

Tue
23
Food Truck Night with the Food Mob
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Side Parking Lot
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Food Truck Night with the Food Mob
Tuesday, July 23rd
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Side Parking Lot, Varies

We're inviting out favorite area food trucks to set up in our side parking lot! Come out and enjoy the local flavors and stop by the California Food Literacy Center booth for a free hands-on kid's project. 5% of total truck sales will be donated to the California Food Literacy Center, a nonprofit that works to promote a food literate population in California through education in our schools. More at californiafoodliteracy.org

Tue
23
Wellness Class: How To Eat a Balance Plant Based Diet with Pamela Spencer
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Wellness Class: How To Eat a Balance Plant Based Diet with Pamela Spencer
Tuesday, July 23rd
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Culinary Center, $10.00

Register for this class!

Lecture and Knowledge Class; Open to all ages.

Have you wondered how much protein we need? Is plant protein as good as animal protein? Have you wondered how or if you can get enough protein from eating plants.  What about combining or complementing protein? Can you get all the necessary nutrients for repair and growth with plant foods? Learn the answers to these common questions as well as many more in this workshop. The information provided is for meat eaters, flexitarians, vegetarians, vegans, raw fooders, all diet types -  that would like to get more of their protein and nutrient needs met through plant based foods.

With questions please call:  Pamela Spencer, Nutritionist 916-996-6098 www.sacnutritionist.com

Wed
24
Knife Skills 101
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Knife Skills 101
Wednesday, July 24th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Culinary Center, $9.00

Register for this class!

Hand’s on class; must be 18 to attend.

Cut, chop, mince and more; learn how to properly hold and cut with a knife, knife care and knife safety in the kitchen.  Knives will be provided

Thu
25
Twitter Chat: Summer Parties
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer Parties
Thursday, July 25th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Before summer fades into fall, be sure to make time for one last summer hurrah - or maybe even two or three. Let's chat about your favorite dishes, entertaining tips, and libations for sending summer off just right. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
26
Meet and Greet Fabio
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Store Wide
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Meet and Greet Fabio
Friday, July 26th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Store Wide, Free
Chat and take a photo op with international fitness icon Fabio! He will be educating the crowd on his Healthy Planet Nutrition Whey Protein Powder and we'll have a photographer on hand to take and instantly print your picture with Fabio (which he will be happy to autograph just for you)!!

 

Fri
26
Couples Cooking: Summer’s evening delight
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Couples Cooking: Summer’s evening delight
Friday, July 26th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Culinary Center, $25.00

Register for this class!

Hands-on Class: 18 years or older

Join your loved one for a delightful evening of delicious food and delectable company. This easy and tasty menu is perfect for a hot summer’s evening. Join Chef Chris as he shares with you these light and cool recipes. On the menu:

Watermelon Tomato gazpacho

Steamed Halibut Packets

Mango Quinoa Salad

Cinnamon Roasted Pineapple with macadamia nut cream

Sat
27
Ice Cream Social
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Store Wide
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Ice Cream Social
Saturday, July 27th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Store Wide, Free

Chill out with us and taste free samples of our frozen treats! We have an amazing selection of traditional, dairy-free, low fat and even vegan ice creams to share. During the event, purchase a Three Twins or So Delicious frozen item and they will donate $1 to the Non-GMO Project.

Events At Nearby Stores

FARMER'S MARKET
Tuesday, July 22nd
8:30 AM
In the front parking lot ,

EVERY TUESDAY

8:30AM-1PM

Sponsored by Whole Foods Market

EVERY TUESDAY

8:30AM-1PM

Sponsored by Whole Foods Market

SPCA Pet Mobile
Tuesday, July 22nd
10:00 AM
Outside of our bakery entrance ,

Looking for a loving companion? Come adopt from SPCA!

Every Tuesday 10AM-2PM

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Looking for a loving companion? Come adopt from SPCA!

Every Tuesday 10AM-2PM

  • placerspca.org
Happy Hour in the Tap Room
Tuesday, July 22nd
4:00 PM
Tap Room,

 

Our Tap Room is Open 7 days a week from 11am to 9pm.

We aim to provide guests with local beers that taste great!

Join us from 5pm to 7pm for Happy Hour

Enjoy $1.00 OFF all Pints and Flights

Check our store calendar for the Special Events Happening in the Tap Room.

Cheers!