April 2014

Thu
03
Twitter Chat: Springtime Favorites
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Springtime Favorites
Thursday, April 3rd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Spring is finally here, which means a hoard of new flavors and in-season items. We'll share recipes and cooking techniques to help you celebrate with food! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
03
30 DAYS TO FEELING FIT & GUIDED SHOPPING NIGHT
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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30 DAYS TO FEELING FIT & GUIDED SHOPPING NIGHT
Thursday, April 3rd
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Culinary Center, Free

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

Learn about our amazing program, 30 Days to Feeling Fit, while eating whole foods gets the results people want, to look and FEEL good. Tiffany will educate and coach you what foods to keep in your refrigerator, freezer, pantry and what to have fresh along with supplying a self-guided program in detail with the "how to", shopping lists, a simple and safe way to detoxification and get tons of recipes for your meals and certified vegan protein shakes that are formulated without gluten.  The program will help you identify how nutrition affects your physical, mental and emotional health; Use food as fuel; Identify food allergies and intolerances; Identify and correct imbalances that contribute to a lack of energy, inability to lose weight, and missing competitive edge; Identify and eliminate compulsive eating habits; 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
04
Wine Tasting
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Wine Tasting
Friday, April 4th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free

Stop by the Specialty Department to local and regional wines and meet the suppliers. Must be 21+ to attend.

Fri
04
“Latin ‘Plant Fusion’ With Kirk Hamilton PA-C
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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“Latin ‘Plant Fusion’ With Kirk Hamilton PA-C
Friday, April 4th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Culinary Center, $10.00

Register for this class!

Demonstration Class: Open to all ages

Kirk will demonstrate how to make a 5 minute unique tasting coconut guacamole; crunchy blue corn and bean tacos that you can’t just eat one of ; towering protein packed tofu tostadas with veggies and sprouts; and a delicious cilantro beans and rice dish that anyone can make in 10 minutes. All dishes are plant-based and packed with colorful and protective phytonutrients to help protect you from disease and keep your blood sugar stable.

 

Kirk is a practicing physician assistant of 30 years and will intertwine real patient experiences where he uses food to help the body heal common complaints and his recipes. Aside from sampling these tasty dishes you will receive the recipes and a free copy of Kirk’s book “Staying Healthy in the Fast Lane” whose theme is the prevention and reversal of age-related (chronic) diseases and improved vitality by following Kirk’s “9 Simple Steps to Optimal Health” outlined in his book.

 

Coconut Guacamole with Crunchy Blue Tacos,

Sprouted Tofu Tostadas

Simple Cilantro Beans and Rice

Tue
08
Wellness Class: Balancing Blood Sugar For Better Health and Weight Loss! With Pamela Spencer, Nutritionist
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Wellness Class: Balancing Blood Sugar For Better Health and Weight Loss! With Pamela Spencer, Nutritionist
Tuesday, April 8th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Culinary Center, $10.00

Register for this class!

Lecture and Knowledge Class; Open to all ages.

Do you suffer from high or low blood sugar? Are you Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, or Metabolic Syndrome? Does your energy fluctuate during the day? Are you weight loss resistant? Does hunger come on suddenly leaving you making poor food choices? Does brain fog sound familiar? 

Participants will have a better understanding of how improper blood sugar metabolism and insulin levels can lead to many of our health imbalances and will learn how to prepare well-balanced meals that are healthy, taste great, and will help you balance blood sugar, lose abdominal fat, and leave you with lots of energy!

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

Thu
10
Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part II
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part II
Thursday, April 10th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Deliciously diverse, the wines of Italy are perfect for every occasion. Pick up one of the four bottles we'll be tasting and tweeting about tonight (Find the wines here: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/wine) and contribute to the fun! Follow #WFMwine to join in on the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

Fri
11
Wine Tasting
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Wine Tasting
Friday, April 11th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free

Stop by the Specialty Department to local and regional wines and meet the suppliers. Must be 21+ to attend.

Sat
12
Cakes and Pies with The Culinary Dude ages 4 - 11
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Cakes and Pies with The Culinary Dude ages 4 - 11
Saturday, April 12th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Culinary Center, $35.00

Register for this class!

These are not just desserts, but can be actual meals made out of ingredients that you could not imagine. We'll be making both sweet and savory cakes and pies, utilizing fruits, vegetables, meats of all kinds and a ton of other stuff. Let's learn that cakes and pies and not just for those of us who have sweet tooth's...This hands-on cooking class that will enable kids to find their inner chef. The Culinary Dude, Scott Davis has worked to create a wonderful collection of menus that the kids will cook themselves. Using the freshest ingredients, fun and interactive cooking techniques, the kids will prepare the food from scratch each day as they learn kitchen and food safety, professional kitchen behavior, measuring and prep skills, and table etiquette. In addition to a wide variety of hands-on, tactile recipes, kids will participate in additional food-related activities.

On the menu:

Crab Cakes,

Hoosier Pie,

Summer Vegetable Pie

Polenta Cakes

Sat
12
Cakes and Pies with The Culinary Dude ages 12 - 18
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Cakes and Pies with The Culinary Dude ages 12 - 18
Saturday, April 12th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Culinary Center, $35.00

Register for this class!

These are not just desserts, but can be actual meals made out of ingredients that you could not imagine. We'll be making both sweet and savory cakes and pies, utilizing fruits, vegetables, meats of all kinds and a ton of other stuff. Let's learn that cakes and pies and not just for those of us who have sweet tooth's...This hands-on cooking class that will enable kids to find their inner chef. The Culinary Dude, Scott Davis has worked to create a wonderful collection of menus that the kids will cook themselves. Using the freshest ingredients, fun and interactive cooking techniques, the kids will prepare the food from scratch each day as they learn kitchen and food safety, professional kitchen behavior, measuring and prep skills, and table etiquette. In addition to a wide variety of hands-on, tactile recipes, kids will participate in additional food-related activities.

On the menu:

Crab Cakes,

Hoosier Pie,

Summer Vegetable Pie

Polenta Cakes

Sun
13
Under the Mediterranean
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Under the Mediterranean
Sunday, April 13th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Culinary Center, $35.00

Register for this class!

Hands-on Class: Ages 21 and up.

With the sun of the Mediterranean shining on the land, fruits, vegetables and animals have the time to grow, ripen and yield wonderful flavors.  With this hands-on cooking class with chef Kelly, you will be taking a trip to the Mediterranean for the evening.

Shrimp and Vegetable Soup - Garidosoupa

Seafood Olive, Lemon Orzo Salad

Greek Baked Eggplant - Kapakati

Lamb Meatballs with a Prune and Almond Sauce

Pears with Sweet Wine

Wed
16
Juicing For Health! With Pamela Spencer, Nutritionist
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Juicing For Health! With Pamela Spencer, Nutritionist
Wednesday, April 16th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Culinary Center, $25.00

Register for this class!

Knowledge, Demonstration and Taste Testing Class – Open to All Ages

Juicing is powerful for detoxifying and energizing! You may want to consider adding a vitamin/mineral cocktail to your day or week. I'll show you all the tricks and tips needed to make juice quickly and make the clean up easy too. 

Are you wondering if you should juice? What kind of juicer to buy? Have you wondered how to get started? I will answer these questions and more. Learn how to use a juicer, get recipes and the health benefits gained from juicing. Learn techniques and recipes that keep it simple.

Go home with copies of the recipes demonstrated in class.

Samples are provided. Questions please call: Pamela Spencer, Nutritionist 916-996-6098

Thu
17
Twitter Chat: Easter Feast
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Easter Feast
Thursday, April 17th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Springtime's biggest food holiday is coming up! Share stories and find recipes, menus and other great ideas for Easter celebrating. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
17
Knife Skills 101
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Knife Skills 101
Thursday, April 17th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Culinary Center, $9.00

Register for this class!

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

Jump start your cooking skills in this relaxed, fun-filled class. Learn how to use knives skillfully, safely and efficiently. Plus learn the proper way to sharpen and care for your knives. Students are requested to bring their own knives from home but knives are available at the time of the class.

Fri
18
Wine Tasting
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Wine Tasting
Friday, April 18th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free

Stop by the Specialty Department to local and regional wines and meet the suppliers. Must be 21+ to attend.

Fri
18
Couples Cooking: Spring Time Celebration
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Couples Cooking: Spring Time Celebration
Friday, April 18th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Culinary Center, $30.00 per student

Register for this class!

Hands-on class: must be 21 years or older to attend

Spring is here and it is a perfect time to celebrate the change of seasons with the one you love. In this class Chef Chris will teach you how to make a fancy, yet easy appetizer, a delicious refreshing entrée and a classic dessert that will impress your friends.  So grab some friends and sign up for couples cooking Class size limited to 10

On the menu:

Wine Pairings

Spinach goat cheese cups

Pan Fried Pork Chops with Succotash

Bananas Foster

Tue
22
Detox diet, weight-loss jumpstart program with Pamela Spencer, Nutritionist
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Detox diet, weight-loss jumpstart program with Pamela Spencer, Nutritionist
Tuesday, April 22nd
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Culinary Center, $10.00

Register for this class

Lecture and Knowledge Class: Open to All Ages

Spring has sprung! And, it has a wonderful way of breathing new motivation into our lives and we typically respond by diving into house cleaning and yard work. This is the perfect time to spring clean your bodies detox pathways which support increased energy and weight loss.  Pamela Spencer, Nutritionist Lecture, recipe demo, and sampling. (all recipes are gluten-free, and dairy-free)

 

Wed
23
"Should You Go Gluten Free?" with Dr. Tony Baratta
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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"Should You Go Gluten Free?" with Dr. Tony Baratta
Wednesday, April 23rd
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Culinary Center, Free

Register for this class!

Lecture and Knowledge Class: Open to All Ages

Whether you live a Gluten Free life or considering making the change, then you definitely want to attend this class.

Learn about the pros and cons of a GF lifestyle, common misconceptions, the association between wheat/gluten and chronic illness, proper testing for sensitivity/intolerance or Celiac's disease, why some GF foods are actually UNHEALTHY, a GF diet and losing weight and kids on a GF diet.

Thu
24
Twitter Chat: Celebrate The Earth
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Celebrate The Earth
Thursday, April 24th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

What are you doing to help our planet? We're celebrating Mother Earth all week long, and want to share and learn new ways to contibute to a better world! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
25
Wine Tasting
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Wine Tasting
Friday, April 25th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free

Stop by the Specialty Department to local and regional wines and meet the suppliers. Must be 21+ to attend.

Fri
25
Spring Canning with Mayumi Tavalero
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Spring Canning with Mayumi Tavalero
Friday, April 25th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Culinary Center, $35.00

Eventbrite - Spring Canning with Mayumi Tavalero

Hands-on Class: Open to all ages.

Class size limited to 12 students

If you're new to canning, then this is the class for you!  Learn the basic techniques you will need for successful canning throughout the seasons.  Each participant will take home a jar of the following:

 

Classic Strawberry Jam

Lemon-Honey Jelly

Spicy Pickled Carrots

 

Mon
28
Springtime Vegetable Celebration with Emily Webber
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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Springtime Vegetable Celebration with Emily Webber
Monday, April 28th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Culinary Center, $35.00

Register for this class!

Demonstration Class: Open to all ages.

Spring is here and it’s time to celebrate the abundance of fresh seasonal produce.  We all know we need to enjoy more fresh fruits and vegetables, but sometimes we can get stuck in a rut.  With this creative low-fat, whole foods, purely-plant-based menu, you’re sure to be inspired.

Menu is vegan.

Menu

Herbed Farmer’s Market Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Savory Vegetable Pancakes

Minted Pea Puree

Roasted Carrot & Parsnip Bundles

Vanilla Bean Cake with Fresh Berry Compote

Tue
29
PLANT POWER: SUPERFOOD SALADS! WITH PAMELA SPENCER, NUTRITIONIST
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ The Culinary Center
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PLANT POWER: SUPERFOOD SALADS! WITH PAMELA SPENCER, NUTRITIONIST
Tuesday, April 29th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Culinary Center, $25.00

Register for this class!

Demonstration Class: Open to all ages

Come eat and learn! Superfoods are nutrient dense foods that heal the body, bring the body back into balance, lower inflammation, and aid is fat loss

All recipes are dairy and gluten-free

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

Delicious Detox Salad With Lemon-Tahini Dressing
Everyday Superfood Salad
Build Your Blood Burdock Root Salad 
High Antioxidant Superfoods Salad 

Events At Nearby Stores

Happy Hour in the Tap Room
Wednesday, October 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 4pm to 6pm 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!

 

 

Happy Hour in the Tap Room
Thursday, October 23rd
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 4pm to 6pm 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!

 

 

Happy Hour in the Tap Room
Friday, October 24th
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 4pm to 6pm 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!