November 2013

Thu
07
Twitter Chat: Thanksgiving Success Demystified
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Thanksgiving Success Demystified
Thursday, November 7th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The season for holiday cooking is here! Do you have a plan for Thanksgiving success? We'll be talking about how to plan and prep to ensure your time in the kitchen is simple and stress-free. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
14
Twitter Chat: Your Best Meal Ever
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Your Best Meal Ever
Thursday, November 14th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Have you planned your Thanksgiving menu? Bring your favorite recipes for main dishes, sides and desserts... We'll be sharing ours, too! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
21
Twitter Chat: Top Ten Wines for the Holiday Season
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Top Ten Wines for the Holiday Season
Thursday, November 21st
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

No holiday celebration is complete without a few bottles of wine, so join in on the chat to discover our recommendations for the season! Buy a few ahead of time and taste and tweet with us through our favorites. See the list here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/wine Follow #WFMwine to join the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST. 

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.