December 2013

Wed
04
Healthy Soups and Stews Cooking Demo
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Demo Station
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Healthy Soups and Stews Cooking Demo
Wednesday, December 4th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Demo Station, FREE

As the winter months approach, you’re going to be looking for hearty, warming dishes.  Kathleen will be preparing three wholesome soups perfect for a wintertime lunch or the first course of a plant strong dinner.  On the menu: Butternut Pear Soup, Potato Leek and a Sweet Potato Chili

Location: Demo Station • Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Thu
05
Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
Thursday, December 5th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

What delights you during the holiday season? Cookies? Candies? ...Gifts? Join us to share ideas and recipes that will keep all your loved ones happy! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sat
07
Yoga in Whole Foods
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Yoga in Whole Foods
Saturday, December 7th
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

Join us for a FREE vinyasa yoga class taught by an instructor from Just Breathe Yoga Rivermark.  After the class we’ll enjoy a complimentary healthy breakfast. 

Location: Healthy Eating Desk • Contact: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Sign up here

 

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.

Tue
10
I Yam What I Yam Cooking Demo-Canceled
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Demo Station
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I Yam What I Yam Cooking Demo-Canceled
Tuesday, December 10th
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Demo Station, FREE

Did you know we carry at least four different kinds of yams?  Most people only know how to prepare garnet yams (sweet potatoes), but there are tons of great recipes that use hannah, Japanese and jewel yams as well!  On the menu: Japanese Yam Muffins, Stuffed Jewel Yams and Vegan Shepherd’s Pie with hannah yams

Location: Demo Station • Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

 

This event has been canceled due to instructor illness. We are sorry for any inconvenience and we hope to see you at our next event!

Thu
12
Mason Jar Goodies
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Mason Jar Goodies
Thursday, December 12th
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE Samples

Everything looks better in a mason jar!  Kathleen will be sampling out healthy soups and then she’ll have the mixes ready to purchase in a mason jar with the cooking instructions attached!  These jars make great hostess gifts or a quick dinner!

Location: Healthy Eating Desk • Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

 

Pre-registration is required: Sign Up for Mason Jar Goodies

Fri
13
Label Reading 101 Store Tour
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Label Reading 101 Store Tour
Friday, December 13th
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

Food packaging can be deceiving!  You can’t always trust the health claims printed on your favorite packaged foods.  Learn about the tricks that producers use to trick consumers and how to select healthier packaged items. 

Location: Healthy Eating Desk • Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Sign up here: http://labelreading101.eventbrite.com

Tue
17
Comfort Foods Cooking Demo
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Demo Station
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Comfort Foods Cooking Demo
Tuesday, December 17th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Demo Station, FREE

During the winter months everyone is looking for comforting, wholesome meals.  These recipes will warm you to the core without adding to its diameter.  On the menu: Butternut Squash Macaroni and "Cheese" and Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled “Cheese”

Location: Demo Station • Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Wed
18
Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Holiday Group-Style Cooking Class
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Holiday Group-Style Cooking Class
Wednesday, December 18th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Culinary Center, $15

In place of the regularly scheduled GIG Support Group Meeting, Kim Rice and Kathleen are joining forces to bring you a group-style cooking class featuring delicious gluten-free and dairy-free holiday appetizers, entrees and desserts.  On the menu: Bacon wrapped dates, Cranberry Pecan Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Butternut Squash Lasagna and Pumpkin Pie

Location: Culinary Center • Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist and Kim Rice, Certified Gluten Practitioner

Sign up here: http://gfdfholiday.eventbrite.com

Fri
20
Winter Salads Cooking Demo
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Demo Station
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Winter Salads Cooking Demo
Friday, December 20th
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Demo Station, FREE

In December green leafy vegetables are at their peak of ripeness and quality so it’s the perfect time to assemble gorgeous, plant strong salads.  Did you know that you can make a delicious salad dressing using all whole foods?  No extracted oils!  On the menu: Kale pomegranate salad, Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pears, and a Beet and Orange Salad.

Location: Demo Station • Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Thu
26
Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
Thursday, December 26th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone. Join us to chat about ways to remember what's passed and ideas for celebrating what's to come! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
27
Healthy New Year's Finger Foods
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Demo Station
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Healthy New Year's Finger Foods
Friday, December 27th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Demo Station, FREE

Ring in a healthy New Year with these delicious, plant strong appetizers and desserts.  Kathleen will be demonstrating veggie sliders, pizza bites and chocolate truffles. 

Location: Demo Station • Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Events At Nearby Stores

National Espresso Day
Monday, November 24th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,
It’s National Espresso Day!
 
Luigi Bezzera invented the espresso coffee machine in Italy in 1901. His objective was to decrease his employees' coffee break time and increase their productivity! Bezzera's machine used steam pressure to force hot water through the finely ground coffee. This allowed coffee to be prepared quickly, on demand, and by the cup. The resulting brew of coffee was also stronger in flavor and body. Bezzera's patent was sold in 1903 to Desidero Pavoni who began commercially producing and distributing the espresso machine throughout Europe. 
 
Today, espresso is a popular drink in cafés all around the world. Celebrate National Espresso Day by purchasing a cup of espresso at your favorite coffee shop or make your own using an espresso coffee machine like the one Luigi Bezzera invented!
It’s National Espresso Day!
 
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY STORE HOURS
Tuesday, November 25th
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Blossom Hill Location,

We are here to serve your holiday shopping needs with extended store hours!

November 25th: Open 7am to 11pm

November 26th Thanksgiving Eve: Open 7am to 11pm

November 27th Thanksgiving Day: Open 7am to 3pm

We are here to serve your holiday shopping needs with extended store hours!

November 25th: Open 7am to 11pm

November 26 is National Cake Day
Wednesday, November 26th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,

Today's food holiday is the icing on the cake after a long holiday weekend - November 26 is National Cake Day!

Pie could very well be the poster child for desserts this time of year, but that doesn't mean there isn't room on the table (or in our bellies) for a few more sweet treats of the non-crusted variety.

Today's food holiday is th