February 2013

Thu
07
Twitter Chat: Romancing the Food
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Romancing the Food
Thursday, February 7th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Food and love just seem to go hand-in-hand. Join us from 6pm to 7pm CST as we talk about food that inspires love, showing your love through food, and all things Valentine's Day. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to share your ideas and inspirations.

Thu
14
Twitter Chat: Things We Love
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Things We Love
Thursday, February 14th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Sunsets, butterfly kisses from a child, a perfectly sweet strawberry. There are so many things love in life. Join us on Twitter from 6pm to 7pm CST as we explore all of the things we love. Follow #wfmdish to share your thoughts. 

Thu
21
Twitter Chat: Food and Film
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Food and Film
Thursday, February 21st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Join us for a virtual dinner as we talk about the movies. We'll chat about our favorite food moments in film and share recipes inspired by films. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to join the conversation.

Events At Nearby Stores

Healthy Brunch Recipes Cooking Demo
Friday, April 18th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Demo Station, FREE

Spring is the time to brunch! But that doesn’t have to be a reason to forgo your plant-based lifestyle.  Kathleen will show you how to make wholesome, hearty brunch recipes that your guests won’t even suspect to be healthy! On the menu:  Whole Grain Banana Pancakes, Avocado and Hearts of Palm Salad and Asparagus “Quiche.”

Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Location: Demo Station

Sign up here

Spring is the time to brunch!

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!