January 2013

Tue
15
BATH PETALS MOBILE TRUCK BATH AND BODY EVENT
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ BLOSSOM HILL STORE FRONT -OUTSIDE PATIO
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BATH PETALS MOBILE TRUCK BATH AND BODY EVENT
Tuesday, January 15th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
BLOSSOM HILL STORE FRONT -OUTSIDE PATIO, FREE

Join us! The Bath Petals' Aromatherapy Mobile Truck will be at our store on Tuesday, January 15th from 12pm to 4pm. Enjoy FREE SAMPLES, try testers, shop and scoop your own bath salts & scrubs from the Sea Salt Soufflé Bar. New to our shelves, this family owned company provides provides 100% natural bath & body products, free of parabens, sulfates and artificial fragrances. Bath Petals products are formulated without any coloring to provide the purest products possible, and are entirely Cruelty-Free!

Thu
17
Twitter Chat: Fuel Your Exercise
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Fuel Your Exercise
Thursday, January 17th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

How you eat can help elevate your exerise. We'll share ideas, favorite recipes, and more. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation from 6pm - 7pm CST.

Sat
19
RAW CHEESE IS WHERE IT'S AT!
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Center
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RAW CHEESE IS WHERE IT'S AT!
Saturday, January 19th
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Healthy Eating Center, FREE!

Cheese is one of America's favorite foods, so you will be overjoyed to know that raw cheeses actually carry nutritional benefits like beneficial enzymes, protein, calcium and other critical nutrients!  Join us for this fun and informative class taught by our own in house Certified Cheese Specialist while you learn all about the vast selection of raw cheeses available (did you know it’s available in cow, sheep & goat?) old world traditions of processing,  flavor profiles of raw cheeses, and of course,  lots of SAMPLING!  No sign up necessary, class held in Healthy Eating Center.
 

Thu
24
Twitter Chat: Super Foods
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Super Foods
Thursday, January 24th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

You've heard about "super foods" but what's behind all of the hype? Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to discuss just what super foods are, what they can do for you, and how to get more of them in your diet in tasy ways. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation.

Sat
26
FONDUE 101
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Center
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FONDUE 101
Saturday, January 26th
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Healthy Eating Center, FREE!

Join us while you learn all about fondue-the crowd pleasing super simple appetizer (or even an entrée!) perfect for every occasion. Our own in house Certified Cheese Specialist will teach you how to make mouth watering cheese & chocolate fondue, explain the best cheeses to use & why, as well as provide some useful tips! Start licking your lips now because sampling is included!  No sign up Necessary, class held in Healthy Eating Center.

Sat
26
ACTIVE ZONE FOCUS GROUP
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ blossom hill
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ACTIVE ZONE FOCUS GROUP
Saturday, January 26th
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
blossom hill, FREE!

Whole Foods Market is looking for your input in what you feel would make the best choice selection of products for people with active lifestyles ranging from serious athletes, to casual fitness enthusiasts who practice yoga, walking, hiking, cycling—you name it! The intention for this customer advisory panel is to create the best one-stop-shop experience for people to prepare for a workout or refuel after whether it is foods, beverages, supplements, gear, etc. 

 

If you live an active lifestyle and would like to be a part of our Active Zone Focus Group, please RSVP & sign up in person at our customer service booth or by calling 408-266-3700. You must provide a valid phone number to RSVP.  Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, a Gift Bag with products to take home and test, as well as a $15 Gift Card for your participation. Focus group is strictly limited to 10 participants (including couple/group sign ups) & runs approx one hour. Participants will complete a survey and class will involve open dialogue & feedback. Your commitment to our store is greatly appreciated!

Thu
31
Twitter Chat: Winter Entertaining
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Entertaining
Thursday, January 31st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

From big game parties to comforting dinners and healthy soirees, winter is a great time for entertaining. Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to swap recipes, ideas, and more. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation.

Events At Nearby Stores

Bookmobile and Story Time in the Culinary Center
Monday, April 21st
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino-Culinary Center, FREE

Bookmobile and Story Time in the Culinary Center

Monday, April 21st 3pm to 3:30pm

Free

Meet our community partners, the Santa Clara County Library, who will be joining us with the District's Bookmobile  to provide Bookmobile service as well as do an interactive family story time. Story time will be followed by light snacks and a take home craft project.

Location: Culinary Center. No Registration required.

Bookmobile and Story Time in the Culinary Center

Monday, April 21st 3pm to 3:30pm

Free

Recipe Contest!
Monday, April 21st
3:45 PM - 12:00 AM
Submit entries to mariel.balderas@wholefoods.com,

Whole Foods Market, Cupertino Recipe Contest!

Submit your favorite “value-based” dinner recipe for a chance to win a Whole Foods Market Gift Basket!

Here are the guidelines:

·         The original recipe must be focused on value, meaning the entrée must cost $20 or less to prepare and feed at least 4 people.

·         Use at least 2 “365 Everyday Value products or Health Starts Here products”. All other ingredients must be purchased at Whole Foods Market.

Judging will be based on creativity, ease of preparation, and value. There will be one grand prize winner, and 2 runner-up prizes awarded. All entries are due to mariel.balderas@wholefoods.com with the subject line reading “Recipe Contest Entry” by May 24th, 2014 and the winners will be announced by May 31st, 2014. Health Starts Here compliant recipes are welcome, but it is not a requirement. This contest is being offered by Whole Foods Market, Cupertino and all entries will be judged by Mariel, Culinary Center Director, and Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist.

Submissions are through email only. Homemade samples or handwritten recipes will not be accepted. Any recipes submitted after May 24th will not be eligible to win.

Recipe Writing Rules:

 

·         Include a title, number of servings, dollars spent on the entire recipe and 1-2 sentences describing the dish. You may submit a photo with your recipe but it is not required.

·         Ingredients should be listed in the order they are used in the recipe.

·         Use standard measurements, i.e. Cups, Teaspoons Tablespoons.

·         Preparation instructions should be numbered.

·         Salt, pepper and basic spices do not to be calculated into the cost of the recipe.

 

Recipe Costing Tips:

·         Be aware of the cost of each ingredient when you are writing out your recipe.

·         Add up the cost of all ingredients used. For example, if you spent $2.00 on a head of cabbage, but only used half of it, factor in $1 for the entire recipe calculation.

·         All of our grocery items have the cost per ounce of product listed on the price tag! So if an item costs $.10 per ounce, and you use 8oz. of it, or 1 cup, then factor in $.80 for the entire recipe calculation.

 

Example Recipe: Cabbage Rolls, Serves 6

Ingredient Name

Total Item Cost

Recipe Quantity

Ingredient Cost

Cabbage

$2.00 each

1 head

$2.00

“365”Vegetable Broth

$2.49each ($.16/oz.)

8oz

$1.25

Ground Turkey

$2.00/lb

1.5 lb

$3.00

“365”CanTomatoes

$1.49 each

1 can

$1.49

Salt, Pepper

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Dried Spices

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Olive Oil

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Total Recipe Cost

 

 

$7.44 ÷6 =$1.29 Per serving

Don’t forget to sign-up for all of our “Value” classes scheduled in May!

Whole Foods Market, Cupertino Recipe Contest!

Earth Day E-Cycle Event
Tuesday, April 22nd
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Los Altos, FREE

Not sure what to do with those old televisions and printers hanging around the house? Bring them by today and recycle them at our e-waste event. Our friends from Green Citizen will be here to collect and recycle your unwanted electronic items. We will also have some great events inside the store. Visit our planting station in produce and our craft event in customer service.

Not sure what to do with those old televisions and printers hanging around the house? Bring them by today and recycle them at our e-waste event.