April 2014

Tue
01
Cheese Nights, Taste and Learn
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Cupertino-Culinary Center
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Cheese Nights, Taste and Learn
Tuesday, April 1st
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino-Culinary Center, FREE

Savor the complet flavors of raw-milk cheeses and learn what makes them unique. Experience the difference as you taste a selection of the world's best!

Sign up at https://cheesenights-april.eventbrite.com 

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.

Fri
04
Spring Produce Cooking Demo
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Demo Station
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Spring Produce Cooking Demo
Friday, April 4th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Demo Station, FREE

We’ve braved the cold of winter (well, sort of) and now it’s time to explore bounty of the spring!  Kathleen will be whipping up some delicious plant-based entrees and desserts featuring fresh, seasonal produce. On the menu: raw carrot cupcakes with cashew frosting, lemon quinoa with broccoli and English peas, and lemon asparagus orzo.

Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Location: Demo Station

Sign up here

Fri
04
Springtime Brunch and Cocktails Group Style Cooking Class
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Cupertino-Culinary Center
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Springtime Brunch and Cocktails Group Style Cooking Class
Friday, April 4th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino-Culinary Center, $15

Springtime Brunch and Cocktails Group Style Cooking Class  $15

Friday, April 4th  6pm-8pm

Turn Thursday night into Sunday Fun Day brunch with a bit of hipster flair. Learn how to make not-so-classic brunch dishes, each with a “morning beverage” cocktail pairing.

On the Menu:

Gluten Free Maple Bacon Waffles and Fried Chicken/Whiskey Spiked Sweet Tea

Fresh Chilaquiles with Goat Cheese and Fried Eggs/Chavela

Vegan Biscuits and Gravy/ Russian Coffee

Truffle Asparagus, Steak and Paleo Hollandaise/ Paleo Old Fashioned

Strawberry-Orange Shortcakes/ Hibiscus Mimosa

Location: Culinary Center  Instructor: Mariel, Culinary Center Director

 

We reserve the right to cancel/reschedule any classes 24 hours prior to the event if minimum registration has not been met. Registration will be credited. All registered participants will be notified via email/phone.

 

Sign Up at http://springbrunchandcocktails.eventbrite.com 

Sat
05
Yoga in Whole Foods Market
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Yoga in Whole Foods Market
Saturday, April 5th
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

Join us on the first Saturday of the month for a beginning/intermediate vinyasa yoga class taught by Angie Poon of Just Breathe Yoga Rivermark.  After the class we’ll enjoy a complimentary healthy breakfast!

Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Location: Healthy Eating Desk

Sign up here

Sat
05
E-Waste Event for Hope Services
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Stevens Creek on the Patio
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E-Waste Event for Hope Services
Saturday, April 5th
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Stevens Creek on the Patio, Free

E-Waste Event for HOPE

10 am to 3pm Free

Is your garage and storage filled with obsolete computers, old TVs, broken toasters, and other electronics?   Join us every first Saturday of the month and make space.  According to HOPE Services, “All materials donated will be safely recycled by State approved recycler ECS Recycling, nothing goes overseas, and will be used to create employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. Visit www.hopeservices.com for more information.

 

Here is a list of electronic waste that will be accepted:

  • computers
  • monitors
  • computer cables
  • mice
  • keyboards
  • VCRs
  • faxes
  • radios
  • printers
  • telephones
  • televisions
  • CPUs
  • stereos
  • speakers
  • DVD players
  • cell phones
  • recorders

 

Location: Patio

No registration required

Sat
05
“Family Fun” Cooking Party!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Cupertino-Culinary Center
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“Family Fun” Cooking Party!
Saturday, April 5th
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino-Culinary Center, $10 for the first 2 participants and $2 for each additional

“Family Fun” Cooking Party!  $10 for the first 2 participants and $2 for each additional

Saturday, April 5th 2pm-4pm

Make healthy eating a game for the whole family! Join us in a fun, family cooking event. Jennifer Tyler Lee, creator of “Crunch a Color” and author of "The 52 New Foods Challenge" (Penguin Random House / Avery 2014) is coming to our store to share her award-winning game. Each family will be making a set group of recipes with special additions to gain points and to make the dish even healthier! We will have prizes and gift bags sponsored by Edible Silicon Valley Magazine and Whole Foods Market with a surprise gift from “Crunch a Color”!

Location: Culinary Center  Instructors: Mariel, Culinary Center Director, Jennifer Tyler Lee, “Crunch a Color” and Jane Munro, Edible Silicon Valley Magazine

   We reserve the right to cancel/reschedule any classes 24 hours prior to the event if minimum registration has not been met. Registration will be credited. All registered participants will be notified via email/phone.

Sign Up at https://ediblesv-familycooking.eventbrite.com

        

Thu
10
Cooking Skills Series Class #7: Baking and Pastry Hands-On Cooking Class
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Cupertino-Culinary Center
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Cooking Skills Series Class #7: Baking and Pastry Hands-On Cooking Class
Thursday, April 10th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino-Culinary Center, $15

Cooking Skills Series Class #7: Baking and Pastry Hands-On Cooking Class $15

Thursday, April 10thth ● 6pm-8pm

This monthly cooking skills series will make even the most nervous kitchen-phobe confident in preparing easy and delicious dishes. This month will close the series with the fundamentals of cake, cookies, dough and creams .

On the Menu:

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Eclairs with Vanilla Pastry Cream Filling

Chocolate, Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Sea Salt

Honey Goat Cheese Panna Cotta with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Location: Culinary Center Instructor: Mariel, Culinary Center Director

 

Sign-up at https://cookingskills7-baking.eventbrite.com  

We reserve the right to cancel/reschedule any classes 24 hours prior to the event if minimum registration has not been met. Registration will be credited. All registered participants will be notified via email/phone.

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.

Sat
12
How to Start Your Vegetable Garden RIGHT! ● Free
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Cupertino-Healthy Eating Area
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How to Start Your Vegetable Garden RIGHT! ● Free
Saturday, April 12th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino-Healthy Eating Area, FREE

How to Start Your Vegetable Garden RIGHT!   Free

Saturday, April 12th  11am-12pm
Are you a fan of fresh, truly organic produce?  Are you a supporter of the local food movement?  Join the Founders of StartOrganic, Troy and Josh, as they show you the ins and outs of starting your own home vegetable garden and prepare for success! StartOrganic has become the premier Vegetable Garden Service of the Bay Area with 3+ years of professional garden building, education and maintenance in the Silicon Valley.

What you will learn:
Basic garden layout
Best practices for setting up your backyard garden for easy maintenance
Container Gardening
Irrigation Recommendations
Beneficial flowers, plants and insects
Importance of proper soil composition
Which plants are best suited for our growing region
Easy Pest Control Options
& Seed Giveaway!

Location: Healthy Eating Area  Instructor: Troy and Josh, StartOrganic

Sign-up at https://startorganic-wfmcupertino.eventbrite.com

 

We reserve the right to cancel/reschedule any classes 24 hours prior to the event if minimum registration has not been met. Registration will be credited. All registered participants will be notified via email/phone.

Sat
12
Autism Awareness Event
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Autism Awareness Event
Saturday, April 12th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

Suspect food is affecting your child’s behavior? Join us as pediatrician, Dr. David Traver, and Coach Kim Rice discuss how certain foods can affect brain function and behavior in both children and adults. After the presentation Kathleen will lead a gluten-free store tour highlighting the kid-friendly options we carry.  We will also be sampling out a myriad of delicious gluten-free products throughout the store.

1:00pm-2:00pm: Lecture by Dr. Traver and Kim Rice

2:00pm-3:00pm: Gluten-free store tour by Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Gluten-free vendor sampling throughout the store during the event!

Sign up here

Mon
14
Recipe Contest!
3:45 PM - 12:00 AM @ Submit entries to mariel.balderas@wholefoods.com
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Recipe Contest!
Monday, April 14th
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

---

---

 

Dried Spices

---

---

 

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!

Tue
15
Gluten-Free Hands-on Cooking Class
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Gluten-Free Hands-on Cooking Class
Tuesday, April 15th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Culinary Center, $15

Take back your favorite foods!  Pizza and pancakes are no longer off limits for those with gluten sensitivity!  Mariel and Kathleen will show you how to make delicious gluten-free versions of classic American comfort foods.  On the menu: Buckwheat pancakes, popcorn shrimp and gluten-free pizza

Instructors: Mariel, Culinary Director and Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Location: Culinary Center

Register here

Thu
17
Gluten-Free Store Tour
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Gluten-Free Store Tour
Thursday, April 17th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

Whether you’re new to a gluten-free lifestyle or just looking to mix it up, Kathleen will open your eyes to the myriad of delicious gluten-free snacks, cereals, grains and even frozen foods (for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking) offer at Whole Foods Market! You’ll also have the opportunity to try some of Kathleen’s favorite treats and take home a gluten-free pantry staple!

Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Location: Healthy Eating Desk

Sign up here

Thu
17
Cooking Skills: Lamb and Pork
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Cupertino-Culinary Center
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Cooking Skills: Lamb and Pork
Thursday, April 17th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino-Culinary Center, $15

Cooking Skills: Lamb and Pork  $15

Thursday, April 17th  6pm-8pm

We are bringing back our Meat Department team members to show you how to prepare tender and juicy lamb and pork just in time to prepare you for Easter dinner.

Location: Culinary Center  Instructor: Mariel, Culinary Center Director and Special Guest Instructors

Sign-up at  https://cookingskills-lambandpork.eventbrite.com 

 

We reserve the right to cancel/reschedule any classes 24 hours prior to the event if minimum registration has not been met. Registration will be credited. All registered participants will be notified via email/phone.

 

 

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.

Fri
18
Healthy Brunch Recipes Cooking Demo
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Demo Station
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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

Mon
21
Bookmobile and Story Time in the Culinary Center
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Cupertino-Culinary Center
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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.

Mon
21
Recipe Contest!
3:45 PM - 12:00 AM @ Submit entries to mariel.balderas@wholefoods.com
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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

---

---

 

Dried Spices

---

---

 

Olive Oil

---

---

 

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!

Tue
22
Cooking for Fun Kid's Cooking Class Series
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Culinary Center
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Cooking for Fun Kid's Cooking Class Series
Tuesday, April 22nd
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Culinary Center, $40 for the series (4 classes)

Is your child a picky eater? Or do they have a hard time chosing healthy foods? Join Mariel and Kathleen in the Whole Foods Market Cupertino Culinary Center to learn how to prepare your own healthy meals! You'll learn how to make healthier versions of your favorite meals and snacks!

Week 1 (4/22): Healthy Snacks

Week 2 (4/29): Healthy Breakfasts

Week 3 (5/6): Healthy Lunches

Week 4 (5/13): Healthy Dinners

 

This hands-on cooking class series is specifically designed for children 7-14 years old. Your child must be at least 7 years old in order to participate.

 

If your child has any food allergies or sensitivites, please email Kathleen.Frasco@wholefoods.com at least 2 days prior to the start of the series

These classes can only be taken as a series--you cannot register for individual classes.

 

Register here

*Minimum registration of at least 8 participants must be met by 4/15 in order to host the class. If minimum registration is not met, the class will be cancelled and you will be notified via email and/or phone

Thu
24
Date Night: Mediterranean Classics Group-Style Cooking Class
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Cupertino-Culinary Center
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Date Night: Mediterranean Classics Group-Style Cooking Class
Thursday, April 24th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino-Culinary Center, $30 Per Pair

Date Night: Mediterranean Classics Group-Style Cooking Class  $30 Per Pair

Thursday, April 24th  6pm-8pm

Take a culinary vacation in just 2 hours! Complete with wine pairings, this cooking class is sure to be a way to relieve some stress from the week. Come for a delicious date night or make it a fun friend’s night out!

On the Menu:

Chicken Saltimbocca

Goat Cheese Phyllo Pastries with Olives

Panzanella Salad

Pecorino Romano with Honey and Pistachios

Greek Doughnuts with Orange Blossom Honey and Thyme Syrup

Location: Culinary Center  Instructor: Mariel, Culinary Center Director

Sign-up at http://wfmdatenight-mediterranean.eventbrite.com

 

We reserve the right to cancel/reschedule any classes 24 hours prior to the event if minimum registration has not been met. Registration will be credited. All registered participants will be notified via email/phone.

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.

Thu
24
"Your Hormones are Holding You Back" Lecture by Sunita Kumar, Functional Nutritionist
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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"Your Hormones are Holding You Back" Lecture by Sunita Kumar, Functional Nutritionist
Thursday, April 24th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

How Your Hormones are Holding You Back

Most of us know that our hormones have a lot to do with how we feel. What we we may not realize is how important they really are, or how many areas of our health they affect. Hormones literally control the way our bodies function. 

Join Us for a Free Seminar on Thursday April 24th at 7pm to learn:

  • How your hormones affect your weight and cravings
  • Which foods to incorporate and remove from your diet to maximize key hormone health
  • Quick tips on how to use this information to boost energy, metabolism, and mood 

 

About Sunita:

Sunita Kumar is a Functional Nutritionist and Wellness Coach at Nourish Nutrition, Inc. Her specific expertise and passion lies in managing hormonal imbalance and adrenal fatigue using food and lifestyle changes, and in showing women with PCOS, thyroid conditions, and other hormone based issues how to find answers, eat for their specific needs, and feel more in control of their bodies – all while reducing dependence on medication.  Sunita’s focus is on nourishing the body through food, herbs and mind/body wellness.  www.nourishnutrition.com

 

Sign up here: https://sunitalecture.eventbrite.com

Fri
25
Produce Perfection with Slow Food South Bay: Spring
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Produce Perfection with Slow Food South Bay: Spring
Friday, April 25th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Culinary Center, $20

Have you ever wondered how to select the perfect artichoke?  Or the most tender asparagus?  We will begin this hands-on cooking class in the produce department where our knowledgeable produce team members will help you select the perfect springtime produce, and then we’ll head back to the Culinary Center to prepare our fresh spring dishes.  We will also be sampling out local wines paired perfectly to the dishes you’re preparing.  Half of the proceeds will benefit the Slow Food South Bay organization, which focuses on the importance of local, organic and sustainable foods: http://slowfoodsouthbay.org/

On the menu: Lemon Asparagus Pasta with Salmon, Raw Strawberry Pie and Roasted Artichokes with a Tangy Dipping Sauce.

Instructors: Mariel, Culinary Director and Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Location: Culinary Center

Sign up here: https://springproduce.eventbrite.com

Mon
28
Recipe Contest!
3:45 PM - 12:00 AM @ Submit entries to mariel.balderas@wholefoods.com
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Recipe Contest!
Monday, April 28th
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

---

---

 

Dried Spices

---

---

 

Olive Oil

---

---

 

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!

Events At Nearby Stores

Celebrate Earth Day!
Tuesday, April 22nd
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free!

Let's celebrate the planet! Join us for the following:

- Free Allegro drip coffee when you bring your own reusable mug. All day!

- Decorate your own reusable bag from 2 to 3 p.m. First 50 customers only.

 

For every like we receive on Facebook at facebook.com/WFMFremont, we will donate a packet of seeds to our local school garden partner.

Let's celebrate the planet! Join us for the following:

- Free Allegro drip coffee when you bring your own reusable mug. All day!

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.

ONE Day Sale on Select Italian Wines!
Friday, April 25th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo Specialty Department,

Special orders may be placed with our Wine Specialist, Juan by calling 650.358.6900 or email him at juan.hurtado@wholefoods.com

...while supplies last!

Special orders may be placed with our Wine Specialist, Juan by calling 650.358.6900 or email him at