August 2013

Thu
01
Twitter Chat: Late Summer Grilling
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Late Summer Grilling
Thursday, August 1st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The calendar may indicate that summer's coming to a close, but the weather sure isn't! Join us for a fun online discussion where we share our best tips and tricks for the grill, as well as favorite foods to cook over live fire! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Wed
07
Superfoods and Vitality with Chef Ava Malazian
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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Superfoods and Vitality with Chef Ava Malazian
Wednesday, August 7th
6:00 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 enhance your vitality and stamina using Superfoods!! Her class will share techniques for utilizing Superfoods to enhance your natural energy to carry you throughout the day with increased energy and clarity! Recipes to get you through the day without the need to reach for stimulants to increase your energy!! As a working mom in her forties, she is regularly asked how-to tips and lessons for managing all tasks in a calm and productive manner. The benefits of a Superfoods enhance and stabilize your body's natural wellspring of vitality.

Contact Ava for more information at:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raw-Beauty-in-Action/200363216701138?fref=ts

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

 

Thu
08
Superfoods Chef, Andie Leon
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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Superfoods Chef, Andie Leon
Thursday, August 8th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Change your life, one bite at a time with Superfoods Chef, Andie Leon. Join Andie as she creates mouthwatering and healthy meals that keep you lean, youthful
and energized with a glowing complexion and optimal health without compromising on taste!

 

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
08
Twitter Chat: Summer 2013 Scrapbook
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer 2013 Scrapbook
Thursday, August 8th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As summer vacation comes to an end, let's take a moment to remember the last three months. Join us to swap our very best memories, stories and photos of summer 2013! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Mon
12
Get Naked Fast with Diana Stobo
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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Get Naked Fast with Diana Stobo
Monday, August 12th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Make your own nutritious Nut and Seed Milks and dairy free milkshakes with Diana Stobo. Some boxed almond milks contain unnecessary additives and emulsifiers. Learn how to make your own with a step by step tutorial on what nuts and seeds to use, how to store them, and how to create rich and decadent milkshakes with them.
Diana Stobo is a speaker, culinary artist, raw foods advocate and author of award winning “Get Naked Fast! A Guide to Stripping Away Foods that Weigh You Down” and “Naked Bliss: Naughty and Nutritious Dairy Free Milkshakes”. Diana once weighed 247 pounds and has dedicated over 10 years studying nutrition to educate and empower others on the advantages of a raw food lifestyle through the lens of food medicine.
Diana speaks in visual language about the effects of food in the body, presenting information in an easily digestible form with a firm underlying understanding of nutrition. The transitional style of her teaching meets people wherever they are in their eating lifestyle to greatly enhance their success. Her message is not about weight loss: rather it is about feeling healthy, strong and energetic and enjoying beauty and youthfulness with simple additions to one’s diet. Weight loss is a side effect. Diana regularly conducts instructional sessions as a wellness coach to individuals, at major corporations, local natural markets, wellness festivals, spas, medical and health facilities.

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Thu
15
Indian Independence Day with Un-Curry's Kaumudi Marathe
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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Indian Independence Day with Un-Curry's Kaumudi Marathe
Thursday, August 15th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Celebrate Indian Independence Day with Un-Curry's Kaumudi Marathe. She'll be making some classic dishes and some picnicky ones, since it is summer time:

On the menu:

Masala Chai (Spiced Tea) with Dairy Milk & Soya/Almond Milk

Puri (Airy, fried Bread) with Spiced Potatoes

Shira: Sweet Semolina with Saffron, Almonds & Raisins

Thu
15
Twitter Chat: Tiny Victories (Small steps... Big change)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Tiny Victories (Small steps... Big change)
Thursday, August 15th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Getting kids to think differently about their food choices can be a challenge. Join us for an online discussion to share tips and best practices for inspiring small changes that will ultimately have a big impact on better nutrition! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Wed
21
Spice Up Your Cookin’ with Essential Oils, hosted by Nina Curtis
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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Spice Up Your Cookin’ with Essential Oils, hosted by Nina Curtis
Wednesday, August 21st
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Many of us are familiar with using essential oils (aromatherapy) through skin care, body massage, in baths or through aromatic inhalations, but have you considered their use in cooking?

‘Cooking’ with organic, food grade essential oils such as; basil, cinnamon, grapefruit, lemongrass, oregano and more, is a largely undiscovered way of creating rich tasting, aromatic dishes that tantalize and delight the senses!

Join Nina Curtis as she shares how to add organic, food grade essential oils to your food to create vibrant and fresh flavored dishes for health, well-being and beauty.

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

 

Thu
22
An Evening with Spork Foods: Weeknight Meals in a Flash (Vegan and Gluten-Free)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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An Evening with Spork Foods: Weeknight Meals in a Flash (Vegan and Gluten-Free)
Thursday, August 22nd
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

We're all busy these days and we know that dinner can feel like a burden if you aren't well equipped.  In this class, we will show you how to make easy, fast, and delicious dishes you can whip up any night of the week!

 

Spork Foods is a Los Angeles-based gourmet vegan food company owned and operated by sisters Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg. They offer live cooking classes in Los Angeles at Spork Foods (www.sporkfoods.com), online vegan cooking classes at www.sporkonline.com, one-on-one in-home healthy pantry makeovers, and recipe development/trainings for chefs, food companies and colleges. Their cookbook, Spork-Fed, is currently in stores, with a foreword by fellow fans and sisters, Emily and Zooey Deschanel.

Thu
22
Twitter Chat: Heading Back to School
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Heading Back to School
Thursday, August 22nd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Summer vacation is officially over and the kids have gone back to school. Join us for an online discussion to share ideas for simple and nutritious breakfasts, sack lunches worth keeping and delicious suppers that are managable on a tight weekday schedule! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Wed
28
Done with Dairy, Giving up Gluten with Dr. Meg Haworth
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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Done with Dairy, Giving up Gluten with Dr. Meg Haworth
Wednesday, August 28th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Join Dr. Meg Haworth, private chef and author of "Done with Dairy, Giving up Gluten" for an evening of delicious fun and easy recipes for back to school and cool fall nights. She will be cooking up vegan, gluten, dairy, and casein free grilled cheese sandwiches and butternut squash soup that are sure to please both your palate and your tummies.

For more information about Dr. Meg, visit deliciousandhealthy.com

 

Thu
29
Do the Cabbage Patch w/ Charles Chen Founder of RawYouth.org
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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Do the Cabbage Patch w/ Charles Chen Founder of RawYouth.org
Thursday, August 29th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Charles will be sharing an amazing vegan coleslaw salad, great for skin, energy and weight loss! ( No Mayo!) 

Since it's watermelon season we'll also be making Charles' infamous watermelon cooler juice.

For dessert Charles is whipping up some home made chocolate pudding made with avocados ( gluten-free, vegan, and scrumptious!) Come have a blast, taste some delicious recipes, and feel the LOVE!

Thu
29
Twitter Chat: Summer's Last Hurrah
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer's Last Hurrah
Thursday, August 29th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Labor Day is just a few days away, so let's make sure summer goes out with a BANG! Join us for an online discussion to share party ideas, recipes and general merriment during the final days of outdoor celebrating! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Events At Nearby Stores

Kid's Club: Pumpkin Painting Party
Sunday, October 26th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Wilshire & 5th, $5 donation

Bring your little goblins in to paint and decorate their own pumpkin! Costumes welcomed. $5 donation to Upward Bound House. RSVP only. RSVP at sp.wlb.marketing@wholefoods.com

 

Bring your little goblins in to paint and decorate their own pumpkin! Costumes welcomed. $5 donation to Upward Bound House. RSVP only.

Taco Tuesday!
Tuesday, October 28th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Prepared Foods Taqueria, $1 Tacos

How about Mexican for lunch or dinner on Tuesdays? Our prepared foods Taqueria has $1 street-style tacos from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Add a side of rice or beans for also just $1!

How about Mexican for lunch or dinner on Tuesdays? Our prepared foods Taqueria has $1 street-style tacos from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Health Starts Here Lunch
Tuesday, October 28th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Prepared Foods, $5.00