April 2014

Tue
01
Raw'kin Condiments with Living Foods Chef, Nina Curtis
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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Raw'kin Condiments with Living Foods Chef, Nina Curtis
Tuesday, April 1st
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

“Pass the ketchup, please”, takes on a whole new meaning during this ‘Raw’kin Condiments’ class.

Join Gourmet Raw/Live Foods Chef, Nina Curtis as she takes you on a tour of condiments and how to make them from scratch in the ‘raw’, to dress up any dish.

On the menu

  • ~Raw’kin Barbeque Sauce
  • ~Spicy Mustard
  • ~Fancy Mayonnaise

~Gluten and dairy free  

Nina Curtis, Founder and President of the Nile Institute and 'Beauty & the Beet' in West Hollywood,  Ca,  has over 25 years experience in the professional personal care and wellness industry.  She is a well respected Wholistic Esthetician, certified Natural Health Professional, certified Health and Wellness Coach, certified Iridologist, certified Health and Fitness Professional, and certified Living Light Institute Gourmet Raw Vegan Food & Pastry Chef.

Nina is passionate about your Health, Well-Being and Beauty!

https://www.styleseat.com/ninacurtis

To register for this class, please email spffx.marketing@wholefoods.com

Wed
02
Antioxidants For Body and Soul - Cooking with Tea hosted by Rachael Narins(Vegetarian)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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Antioxidants For Body and Soul - Cooking with Tea hosted by Rachael Narins(Vegetarian)
Wednesday, April 2nd
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Tea is a wonderful beverage, made from fermented leaves that are packed with antioxidants. Learn to make the most of these nutritional powerhouses by incorporating them in to more than just a cup of hot water.

  • Chilled Melon Soup with Matcha
  • Riboos Eggplant
  • Burmese Tea Leaf Salad with Tofu
  • Chai-Spiced Zucchini Bread

Chicks with Knives was founded in 2007 by Suzanne Griswold & Rachael Narins and is a collective of women chefs in Los Angeles, with a commitment to Sustainable, Organic, Local and Ethical Food. They create culinary events including underground dinners, a pop-up pickle shop, cooking classes, catering, culinary retreats and more.

They do this because they love food and care about where it comes from and how it is prepared. They do this because they think you think the same way and might enjoy what they do. They do this because it's fun. Come join the party. If you want to know more, please email info@chickswithknives.com

To register for this class, please email spffx.marketing@wholefoods.com

 

Thu
03
Delicious El Salvador with Alicia Maher
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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Delicious El Salvador with Alicia Maher
Thursday, April 3rd
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Spring has arrived! Learn how to cook delicious, simple and authentic recipes from El Salvador with Alicia Maher!

On the Menu:

Beet, potato and vegetable salad/Ensalada Rusa.

A delicious and refreshing salad that bursts with flavor and color, and can be made ahead of time. Perfect for any occasion!

Beef patties in light tomato gravy/Tortitas de carne en salsa de tomate.

These beef patties are full of flavor and juices. They are also kind on your wallet because ground beef can come from some of the least expensive cuts of meat. But these humble ingredients are transformed by this recipe into a delectable and delicious dish. It is also a perfect way to include vegetables into a young child’s diet because the bell pepper and tomato are combined in the beef patty.

Vanilla Custard/Leche Poleada

 Few things could be better than eating this delicate and smooth custard! The sprinkle of cinnamon takes the flavor all the way to the top.

 

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.

Mon
07
A Vegan, Gluten Free Pasta Party! with Leslie Durso
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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A Vegan, Gluten Free Pasta Party! with Leslie Durso
Monday, April 7th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Mangia mangia! Join vegan chef Leslie Durso as she cooks you through the regions of Italy to bring you her recipes for traditional marinara, creamy Alfredo, and Springtime pesto! Veganizing Italian regional specialties is one of Leslie’s favorite things. Come with an appetite to learn tips and tricks to turning your favorite recipes veg-friendly.

To register please email spffx.marketing@wholefoods.com

Tue
08
Bring on the Energy! Pure Energy Chef and Holistic Health Counselor, Steve Factor
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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Bring on the Energy! Pure Energy Chef and Holistic Health Counselor, Steve Factor
Tuesday, April 8th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Join healthy-eating meets holistic chef, Steve Factor as he creates a delicious and flavorful meal for the workweek. His goal is to help people find the boundless energy that is already inside of them by helping them to remove the obstructions that block them from their birthright: Pure Energy!

 

Wed
09
EnLITEned Eats with Allison Wells
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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EnLITEned Eats with Allison Wells
Wednesday, April 9th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Allison Wells is a Wellness Coach and lover of all things healthy. In her business, Allison Wellness, she teaches people to transform their bodies from the inside- out, through fitness, nutrition, and motivation.

 

From a young age, Allison has loved experimenting in the kitchen to make dishes healthier, but still tasty. The culinary aspect of her business, EnLITEned Eats, features videos, recipes, and nutrition tips emphasizing that a healthy vegetarian diet can be easy and delicious.

 

In her three-part Whole Foods series, Allison will demonstrate simple vegetarian recipes that can satisfy even the pickiest eaters, and share nutrition advice along the way.

 

Part 1: “DeLITEful Dips”, perfect for the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and the Oscars.

 

Part 2: “EnLITEned Green Goodness”, green dishes just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

 

Part 3: “A Day in the Life of a Wellness Expert”

Featuring:

* Tips explaining what, when, and why to eat throughout the day

* Tools and ingredients Allison cannot live without

* Tastes of some of Allison’s favorite go-to recipes  

Thu
10
Springtime Superfoods with Andie Leon
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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Springtime Superfoods with Andie Leon
Thursday, April 10th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Andrea's embarked on a life changing path, traveling to the jungles of South America and Asia to studying food and its healing proprieties. In her travels, Andrea learnt many ancient remedies and shamanic rituals that involved herbs, spices, fruits and grains.  Combining that with the life force (chi) that meat provides, if the animals live happy lives, Andrea healed and went on to co-write a book “The Superfood Heroes” how to, Change your life one bite at a time.

For the last three years, Andrea has immersed herself in Culinary Arts and developed over 200 unique recipes involving ingredients like acai powder, maca powder, camu camu, amaranth, pomegrate powder, cocoa nibs, locuma, mesquite, golden berries, etc to keep you lean, youthful, and energized, with a glowing complexion, and in optimal health. This Superfood concept contains all of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants found in a raw food diet without having to eliminate delicious and nutrient rich portions of lean meat, chicken and fish. Andrea is a food consultant to improve your health and wellbeing through the power of food and has a food delivery service in Los Angeles.

 

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.

Tue
15
"RAW-king" Conscious Lifestyle Expert, Brother Echo
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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"RAW-king" Conscious Lifestyle Expert, Brother Echo
Tuesday, April 15th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Join Brother Echo as he delves into the wonderful world of Vegan living. Combining the importance of seasonal cooking and buying in bulk, Echo shares his recipes in this ongoing series every third Tuesday.

 

To register for this class, please email spffx.marketing@wholefoods.com

 

Wed
16
"Eat Your Skincare!" with Living Foods Chef, Nina Curtis
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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"Eat Your Skincare!" with Living Foods Chef, Nina Curtis
Wednesday, April 16th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Join Chef Nina Curtis as she demonstrates how to prepare easy and delicious plant based 'Spa Cuisine', real food for your skin and body. These foods are refreshing, delicious and nutrient dense to keep your skin glowing, your energy high and your body in shape!

Enjoy radiant health and beauty...it's not a diet, it is a lifestyle!

Nina Curtis, Founder and President of the Nile Institute and 'Beauty & the Beet' in West Hollywood,  Ca,  has over 25 years experience in the professional personal care and wellness industry.  She is a well respected Wholistic Esthetician, certified Natural Health Professional, certified Health and Wellness Coach, certified Iridologist, certified Health and Fitness Professional, and certified Living Light Institute Gourmet Raw Vegan Food & Pastry Chef.

Nina is passionate about your Health, Well-Being and Beauty!

https://www.styleseat.com/ninacurtis

To register for this class, please email spffx.marketing@wholefoods.com

Thu
17
Sistah Modupe's Raw Vegan Soul Food!!! Nutritious and Delicious!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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Sistah Modupe's Raw Vegan Soul Food!!! Nutritious and Delicious!
Thursday, April 17th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Come join me and experience Raw Vegan Soul Food that is Good for Your Body and Finger licking good!  Full of Color and Flavor and Textures!  I'll show you how easy and budget friendly it is to transform everyday foods into LIVE fragrant gourmet dishes.  Do you ever wonder what to do with all that pulp leftover from juicing carrots, how to use capers, what to do with a parsnip or shallot?  I'll show you how to make SOUL food that supports health and

Sistah Modupe has been practicing holistic living and healing for over 30 years. She has two degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and utilizes her science background to support what she teaches regarding the nutritional effects of wholesome foods on the body.  As a Raw Vegan Soul Food Chef for the past 15 years she has catered events Holistic Health Retreats in Arizona and taught classes from West VA to Los Angeles, emphasizing the importance of including vibrant colorful meals that vary by the seasons. In addition, she incorporates the use of aromatherapy, yoga and meditation to assist those seeking to improve their lives on every level.

To register for this class, please email spffx.marketing@wholefoods.com

VEGAN

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.

Tue
22
Bring on the Energy! Pure Energy Chef and Holistic Health Counselor, Steve Factor
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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Bring on the Energy! Pure Energy Chef and Holistic Health Counselor, Steve Factor
Tuesday, April 22nd
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Join healthy-eating meets holistic chef, Steve Factor as he creates a delicious and flavorful meal for the workweek. His goal is to help people find the boundless energy that is already inside of them by helping them to remove the obstructions that block them from their birthright: Pure Energy!

 

Wed
23
Gluten Free but still Delicious!! with Julie Ward
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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Gluten Free but still Delicious!! with Julie Ward
Wednesday, April 23rd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Gluten-Free is Tasty, Quick and Fun!

Get the inside scoop on what is gluten, how it effects our bodies, and where it's hidden in our foods. Don't despair, food can still be fabulously delicious! Julie Ward will show you how to make a few fun sweet snacks, comfort foods turned gluten free and appetizers to wow your friends.

These recipes work for vegans, and we will show you how to make them sugar-free and still scrumptious.

  • Class one: Sweet snacks...almond butter cups, nut bars w/raw cacao topping
  • Class two: Comfort foods...mac and cheez, 
  • Class three: Appetizers...spreads, dips, crackers

Topics Covered:

  • Know what gluten is and how it affects you
  •  Know that a gluten-free lifestyle can be easy and taste good.
  • Know new ways to identify gluten in your diet
  • Learn how to navigate a gluten-free world
  • Remember that simple foods can taste Fabulous!!
  • What needs to change in your diet?
  • What happens if you don’t take gluten out of your diet?
  • How to maintain a gluten-free and tasty lifestyle.
  • What support is available?

 

To register for this class, please email spffx.marketing@wholefoods.com

 

Thu
24
The Trim Tart's Perfect Party with Stephanie Pacitto
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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The Trim Tart's Perfect Party with Stephanie Pacitto
Thursday, April 24th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Join The Trim Tart to get you prepped and ready for BBQ and outdoor party season!  Learn how to whip up vegan and gluten-free crowd pleasers: appetizers such as stuffed dates, a savory pizza, and a sweet pizza.  There's nothing more beautiful than delicious party dishes that can be enjoyed by everyone alike at your event...dietary needs or not!

The Trim Tart specializes in sweet and savory baked goods that are both vegan and gluten-free, as well as calorie conscious, organic, nonGMO and fair-trade.

 

To register for this class, please email spffx.marketing@wholefoods.com

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.

Tue
29
Conserving and Building Energy with Raw Food Chef Ava!
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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Conserving and Building Energy with Raw Food Chef Ava!
Tuesday, April 29th
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Chef Ava is a certified health counselor and a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Ava has also completed the Raw Certification Course from the Body Mind Institute and Russell James Raw Food Course. She works as a professional chef and teaches in home and group cooking classes. Ava focuses on healthy natural foods with a flavorful gourmet touch. Ava loves natural Whole Foods, Raw Foods, and blended Superfoods as her foods of choice for bringing the best wellbeing to both the body and the spirit. She has a health consulting practice called Raw Beauty in Action.

Ava will show you how to build internal energy through food choices and grow in stamina and vitality from the inside out!!! Her class will emphasize how to conserve and build energy! Recipes to get your energy upgraded to new levels!! As a woman in her forties, she is regulary asked how-to tips and lessons for being so energetic and balanced. The benefits of a healthy diet complement and enhance your body's natural healing and wellbeing.

Contact Ava for more information at:ava@malazian.com

http://ava-malazian.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com/

 

To register for this class, email spffx.marketing@wholefoods.com

Wed
30
'Slimming Spring (but Sensational) Salads with Katherine Nilbrink, MA, MCC
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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'Slimming Spring (but Sensational) Salads with Katherine Nilbrink, MA, MCC
Wednesday, April 30th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Just in time for beach weather - some salads to tantalize your taste buds but slim your waste.  Join Katherine Nilbrink, MA and Certified Holistic Health Counselor as she shows you how to make salads that are filling, salt, oil, and sugar (SOS!) Free but still packed with flavor.

Katherine is an instructor for the eCornell’s Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition based on Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s book and work ‘The China Study’.  She is also the former Regional Healthy Eating Coordinator for the Health Starts Here program for Whole Foods Market.  With over 25 yrs in the wellness industry, a background in research and academia, as well as a lifelong interest in creating optimal health and well being to fuel her athletic endeavors, as a Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Katherine endeavors to bring fun, information and nutrition together to create amazing tasting whole unprocessed sugar, oil, and salt free plant based dishes. 

To register for this class, please email spffx.marketing@wholefoods.com

Events At Nearby Stores

$10 Pizza Day!
Thursday, April 17th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Pasadena, $10

Pizza for Thursday it is! Enjoy any select variety WHOLE hot pizza for only $10 made right here in our Prepared Foods department - anytime all day long!

Pizza for Thursday it is! Enjoy any select variety WHOLE hot pizza for only $10 made right here in our Prepared Foods department - anytime all day long!

Health Starts Here Dinner
Thursday, April 17th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Torrance Prepared Foods Department , $5

$5 Health Starts Here Dinner Plate

Every Thursday, 5 to 7PM

$5 Health Starts Here Dinner Plate

Every Thursday, 5 to 7PM

Anderson Valley Brewing Company Tasting
Thursday, April 17th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bar Level II, $10 for a flight of 4 beers

Join us for a delicious tasting as Jorah Wexler of Anderson Valley Brewing Company talks about this california brewery! No RSVP necessary. 

Join us for a delicious tasting as Jorah Wexler of Anderson Valley Brewing Company talks about this california brewery! No RSVP necessary.