February 2014

Tue
04
Eating for Beauty with Ava Malazian
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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Eating for Beauty with Ava Malazian
Tuesday, February 4th
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 natural internal beauty with foods to support your internal GLOW !! Her class will share techniques for utilizing Raw Foods to enhance your natural Beauty Flow! Recipes to get you Radiating your natural light and allowing your true essence to Shine through!! As a working mom in her forties, she is regularly asked how-to tips and lessons for maintaining a Glow and youthful appearance. The benefits of a Raw Foods enhance and stabilize your body's natural Beauty of spirit, mind and body.

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/

 

Wed
05
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, February 5th
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
06
A Vegan Valentine's with Leslie Durso
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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A Vegan Valentine's with Leslie Durso
Thursday, February 6th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

How much will couples spend on Valentine's night for dinner at a well known steakhouse? $150? $200? $250? 
Los Angeles Vegan Chef Leslie Durso challenges your guests to stay at home, save money and win his heart over with a meat-free "Steakhouse" dinner. "With over 50 percent of the food dollar being spent outside the home, couples have an opportunity to save some money by opting to cook more whole food and vegetables, on Valentine's Day and every day," says Leslie Durso. "This is a meal he will love and that will love him right back!"

Leslie Durso's Heart-Healthy "Steakhouse" Valentine's Dinner

Grilled Portobello Filet with Shallot, Agave, Cabernet Reduction
Twice Baked Chipotle 'Sweet' Potatoes
Crimson Chard Sauteed with Garlic with Red Palm Oil

 

Mon
10
READY. SET. GLOW. with RAWYOUTH.ORG FOUNDER, CHARLES CHEN
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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READY. SET. GLOW. with RAWYOUTH.ORG FOUNDER, CHARLES CHEN
Monday, February 10th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Chef & Founder of RawYouth.org Charles is back with SUPER ENERGIZING delicious recipes for a Healthy GLOW! Fresh seasonal food never tasted so good, Charles will show you how being in the kitchen doesn't have to be a hassle. Learn tips and tricks for adopting a healthy lifestyle, even when your on the go! EAT GOOD. FEEL GOOD. DO GOOD.

 

LEARN:

  • Charles' TOP Favorite HEALTH FOODS! 
  • How to get the GLOW
  • Everday Ways to DETOX
  • Finding Your BALANCE
  • Eating for BEAUTY

 

This is a class you don't want to MISS OUT! Make Sure You RSVP Space is Limited!  More info on Chef Charles visit RawYouth.org   "

Tue
11
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, February 11th
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
12
Great Food Starts Fresh with Nathan Lyon
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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Great Food Starts Fresh with Nathan Lyon
Wednesday, February 12th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Join Emmy nominated and fresh foods expert Chef Nathan Lyon on Wednesday, February 12th from 6pm to 7:30pm as he shares how to prepare delicious, seasonal dishes that are not only easy to cook, but won’t keep you in the kitchen all day, leaving time for... romance! This class, just in time for Valentines Day, will teach you how to cook up delicious dishes for your special Valentine celebration. After class, Chef Nathan Lyon will be signing his acclaimed seasonal cookbook, Great Food Starts Fresh which makes a perfect Valentines Day gift as it includes his FIFTH season... chocolate!
About the Chef:

Emmy nominated Chef Nathan Lyon is known to television viewers across the country for his simple, innovative cuisine featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients. Host of Good Food America with Nathan Lyon (Veria Living), chef and co-host of Growing A Greener World (PBS), Nathan was the creator and host of A Lyon in the Kitchen (Discovery Health and Fit TV), among the final four on the second season of The Next Food Network Star. In addition to a receiving a degree in Health Science from James Madison University, Nathan earned a Culinary Arts degree from Le Cordon Bleu. He has worked in many restaurants, both in and out of the kitchen, and has also dedicated a decade of his life working with local growers in California farmers markets in the Los Angeles area. In 2012, Nathan came out with his very first cookbook, Great Food Starts Fresh, which made the Washington Post’s top cookbooks of 2012. Great Food Starts Fresh features 135 delicious recipes broken down into the 5 seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter, and... chocolate! Nathan’s book has received quotes of support from Alice Waters, Graham Kerr, Jamie Oliver, and Curtis Stone. Nathan is a Sustainable Seafood Ambassador with the Monterey Bay Aquarium and a culinary ambassador at City of Hope, working closely with their super foods and healthy eating programs. In 2013, Nathan was honored with an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Culinary Host” for his show Good Food America with Nathan Lyon.

Thu
13
Superfood Chef, Andie Leon
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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Superfood Chef, Andie Leon
Thursday, February 13th
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.

 

Tue
18
"RAW-king" Vegan Chef, Brother Echo
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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"RAW-king" Vegan Chef, Brother Echo
Tuesday, February 18th
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.

Wed
19
“Got MYLK?” with Living Foods Chef Nina Curtis
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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“Got MYLK?” with Living Foods Chef Nina Curtis
Wednesday, February 19th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Do you think that you have to give up milk, cheese and yogurt to go vegan? Think again!

Join Chef Nina as she shows you how to make delicious nut mylks, nut & seed cheeses, nut yogurts and more...Eating a whole plant based diet is fully satisfying, nutritious and delicious when you know what to do! 

Chef Nina will show you how to keep things simple, nutritious and above all tasty. Learn how to make these staple items to be used in other delicious dishes that you make.

Are you ready to take control of your well being?

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!

Thu
20
LEARN HOW TO COOK DELICIOUS, SIMPLE AND AUTHENTIC RECIPES FROM EL SALVADOR WITH ALICIA MAHER
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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LEARN HOW TO COOK DELICIOUS, SIMPLE AND AUTHENTIC RECIPES FROM EL SALVADOR WITH ALICIA MAHER
Thursday, February 20th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

On the menu:

Squash and Cheese filled Pupusas/Pupusas Rellenas con Ayote y Queso

The word “pupusa” derives from the Nahuat language and it has two possible meanings, either “stuffed” or “puffy,” perhaps in reference to the fillings and how pupusas puff up after cooked.

In 2005, the Salvadoran government issued legislation designating the Pupusa the national dish of El Salvador. They are simply delicious and showcase the artisan quality of our culinary traditions

Chicken with Pumpkin Seed Sauce/Pollo en Salsa de Alguashte

El Salvador’s cooking is very resourceful, as we try to use every part of plants and animals in the food we prepare. For instance, with pumpkins, from the flesh we make candied pumpkin but reserve the seeds for other uses like sauces for meats and vegetables. This recipe is perfect for the whole family or company

Torrejas

Easter is just around the corner, and in El Salvador, this is a holiday steeped in centuries-old traditions, and is celebrated in every corner of the country. It is also a time to prepare and share with family and friends traditional dishes like torrejas. This sweet and aromatic dish is not only delectable, but is also a favorite during the Easter season.

Torrejas are similar to American-style French toast but there are basic differences that make this dish unique. We always use egg bread, omit the vanilla from the batter, and always fry the torrejas in oil, not butter. But perhaps the biggest difference is the special sugar and cinnamon syrup which is vital to the dish, as the golden fried bread slices are plated and soaked in the syrup before serving. You will enjoy and savor each bite.

About the Author:

Alicia Maher was born in El Salvador and resides in Los Angeles CA since 1986. She learned to cook at a young age authentic Salvadoran food from her grandmother, great aunts, aunts and her Salvadoran friends. For almost thirty years Alicia has passionately carried and shared her country and ancestors’ culinary traditions with family and friends. In her cookbook Delicious El Salvador: 75 Authentic Recipes for Traditional Salvadoran Cooking, she sets out to preserve and teach El Salvador’s home cooking history, flavors and dishes to future generations.

Thu
20
Twitter Chat: Winter Comfort
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Comfort
Thursday, February 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The weather is still cold... How do you eat to keep warm? Join us to share recipes and stories around how and why food is so comforting during the winter months! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Mon
24
Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health. The Power of Food for Healthy Weight Management with Kathy Bingham
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health. The Power of Food for Healthy Weight Management with Kathy Bingham
Monday, February 24th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

POWER OF YOUR PLATE: Free Introductory class

It has been shown in population studies and clinical research that a low-fat, plant-based diet can be very effective in promoting weight loss, among many other health benefits. Based on the successful 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program, this program’s goal is to empower people to achieve a healthy weight and/or manage their weight with an abundance of grains, fruit, legumes, and vegetables. Attendees of the program obtain practical cooking skills and tips that make meals healthful and delicious.

More than one-third of adults in the U.S. are obese – a condition that can lead to many other health problems including diabetes, heart disease, and even increase one’s cancer risk. This introductory class will look at factors in foods for effective weight management. Discussion also includes how and why plant-based diets are beneficial for health in a multitude of ways. Suggestions and tips for plant-based breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snack foods are offered.

About the Food for Life Program

The Food for Life program is a direct service nutrition education program of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).

With over one million people being diagnosed with cancer and 25 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the United States each year –and many more cases in other countries across the globe—there is an urgent need for a new direction in battling diseases. The Food for Life program is an innovative approach to a medical challenge. It aims first to prevent disease. When a disease has been diagnosed, it works for improving survival.

Food for Life Curricula

Designed by physicians, nutrition experts, and registered dietitians, each of our curricula includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote health and fight disease. The classes work to translate complex scientific nutrition information into simple and easy meals. Each Food for Life nutrition and cooking class features a nutrition lecture and live cooking demonstration all within a supportive group setting.

 

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

Tue
25
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, February 25th
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
26
UnDiet Your Life with Meghan Telpner
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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UnDiet Your Life with Meghan Telpner
Wednesday, February 26th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

Join Meghan Telpner, author of the bestselling book UnDiet, recently named best health and nutrition book by Gourmand, as she shares her fun-loving, rule breaking, humor-filled UnDiet philosophy. Through sharing her inspiring journey to health, and how she cured herself of an incurable auto-immune disease, you will be inspired to start UnDieting you life!  Meghan will be kicking it in the kitchen creating some of her most popular plant-based, gluten-free recipes and answering your questions on how we can all eat our way to vibrant health.  This event is guaranteed to make you smile and inspire you to UnDiet your health in your own kitchen. For more on Meghan, visit www.meghantelpner.com

Meghan Telpner is a Toronto-based nutritionista and her humorous, engaging and real approach to healthy living has garnered her a world-wide following and extensive media attention. Her Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert Program and health programs are making this vibrant living lifestyle available across the globe. Meghan’s bestselling book UnDiet: Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health was recently named best health and nutrition book by Gourmand.  Join Meghan’s community on twitter @MeghanTelpner. For more visit MeghanTelpner.com.

 

Thu
27
Easy Entertaining with Karen Murphy of veggiesetgo.com
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax
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Easy Entertaining with Karen Murphy of veggiesetgo.com
Thursday, February 27th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 3rd & Fairfax, Free

It's that time of year, wrap up awards season with the perfect party.

About the class:

Karen Murphy aka Veggie Girl from Veggie Set Go will show you some great meat free options for your upcoming Awards Season Party. Feel confident when hosting your party that you will have snacks that everybody can enjoy. The class will show you how to make up a few great dishes, easily, so you can enjoy the day. The tips and dishes learned will be something you can use year round!

On the menu: TBD

 

About Veggie Set Go:

Veggiesetgo.com is a large online database listing Vegetarian Friendly restaurants around the globe. If you are looking for a restaurant where veggie lovers and omnivores can dine out together-Anywhere- Veggie Set Go is the website for you! Along with all the restaurant information, the unique artichoke rating system shows you how veggie friendly a restaurant is and the extra call outs for Vegan Friendly and Gluten Free friendly can help you quickly narrow down your search.

Thu
27
Twitter Chat: Food in Film
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Food in Film
Thursday, February 27th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The biggest awards show of the season is coming up! Join us to chat about this year's favorites as well as the culinary classics of the past. Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

 

 

Events At Nearby Stores

Summer Grillin'
Saturday, July 12th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Front Parking Lot,
Grillin' season has returned! Join us every Saturday from 12-3pm in our parking lot for some great BBQ dishes. Whole Foods Market Northridge is proud to help make summer delicious!

Like us on Facebook to find out what grilled item we will feature each week at www.facebook.com/WFMnorthridge

We love to hear what our customers want to see so leave us a comment with the grilled dish that you want to see and stay tuned...you never know the following week your dish might be featured!
Grillin' season has returned! Join us every Saturday from 12-3pm in our parking lot for some great BBQ dishes. Whole Foods Market Northridge is proud to help make summer delicious!

Cherry Fest 2014
Saturday, July 12th
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Venice,

Cherry Season is here! C’mon in and taste these sweet summer treats… each team will be featuring creations featuring cherries.

Cherry Season is here! C’mon in and taste these sweet summer treats… each team will be featuring creations featuring cherries.

Live Music Saturdays: The Lemon Kicks
Saturday, July 12th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Upstairs at the top of the escalator, Free

Enjoy free music every Saturday night from 5pm-7pm! Tonight's performance features music by the all girls rock band, The Lemon Kicks! To learn more about them, please visit their website & Facebook page at: www.lemonkicks.net  &  www.facebook.com/torrancemusic

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