March 2014

Sat
01
Yoga in Whole Foods
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Yoga in Whole Foods
Saturday, March 1st
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

A healthy lifestyle not only consists of a plant strong diet, but also regular physical activity.  Jumpstart your healthy weekend by attending a beginning/intermediate vinyasa yoga class with local certified fitness partners and then enjoy a (much deserved) Rip’s Big Bowl breakfast. 

 

Pre-registration is require. Sign up here

Mon
03
28-Day Engine 2 Challenge Graduation Dinner
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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28-Day Engine 2 Challenge Graduation Dinner
Monday, March 3rd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Culinary Center, $10

You’ve made it! Now it’s time to celebrate! We’re serving up a delicious plant strong dinner (and dessert!) while you sit back and enjoy the company of your fellow challengers.  We’ll draw the names of the raffle winners, the grand prize being a Vitamix! You must be present to win.

 

Pre-registration is require. Sign up here

Tue
04
Veggies All Day! Cooking Demo
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Demo Station
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Veggies All Day! Cooking Demo
Tuesday, March 4th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Demo Station, FREE

It’s easy to include more vegetables during dinner time, but what about for breakfast?  Kathleen will share some great times and delicious recipes that will make eating more veggies easy and delicious! On the menu: Kale and Quinoa Breakfast Porridge, Portobello pizzas and Zucchini Lasagna

Location: Demo Station

Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Sign up here

Thu
06
Twitter Chat: Colors of Spring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Colors of Spring
Thursday, March 6th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Spring is fast approaching... Are you seeing the signs yet? Join us to share recipes and inspiration about the upcoming season! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
08
Heart Watch Health Screening
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Heart Watch Health Screening
Saturday, March 8th
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Healthy Eating Desk, Prices vary depending on test

Now is your chance to track your progress after participating in the Engine 2 Challenge!  You can measure your blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides and much more and then compare your results to your initial numbers.  Check on their website (westcoasthealthservices.com) for test requirements and fasting information. 

Mon
10
“Strategies for a Sluggish Thyroid” Lecture by Doctors Allen and Sharon Dubner, D.C
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM @ Culinary Center
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“Strategies for a Sluggish Thyroid” Lecture by Doctors Allen and Sharon Dubner, D.C
Monday, March 10th
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

Join Dr. Sharon Dubner, D.C. and Dr. Allen Dubner, D.C. to learn:

  • Common symptoms of a sluggish thyroid
  • The latest natural self-help breakthrough strategies for thyroid function
  • Specific helpful and harmful foods
  • Which substances block thyroid hormones and which promote healthy thyroid function

Location: Culinary Center

Preregistration is required.  Please sign up in the Whole Body department or on the signs posted throughot the store.

Tue
11
Healthy Kid’s Club Cooking Class
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Culinary Center
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Healthy Kid’s Club Cooking Class
Tuesday, March 11th
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Culinary Center, $15

Your child will quickly gain confidence in the kitchen with this hands-on cooking class with Chef Mariel and Kathleen.  We’ll be making healthier versions of traditional children’s favorites; Mac & Cheese, Pizza, Chocolate Pudding, and Banana Muffins.  Please email Kathleen.frasco@wholefoods.com if your child has any food allergies or dietary restrictions.

Location: Culinary Center

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

Register here

Thu
13
Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
Thursday, March 13th
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.

Fri
14
Healthy St. Patrick’s Day Cooking Demo
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Demo Station
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Healthy St. Patrick’s Day Cooking Demo
Friday, March 14th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Demo Station, FREE

This festive holiday is getting a plant-based makeover!  Trade the corned beef for some delicious plant strong Irish dishes; Vegan Shepherd’s pie, Irish Soda Bread and Colcannon Soup.

Location: Demo Station

Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Sign up here

Thu
20
Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
Thursday, March 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Giving can be hyper local or support for someone you've never met half way around the world. What matters is how we can all work together to create opportunity for ourselves and others to grow. Join us as we talk about ways we can all help to eradicate poverty. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Mon
24
RESCHEDULED to March 10th: "Natural Strategies for a Sluggish Thyroid"
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM @ Culinary Center
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RESCHEDULED to March 10th: "Natural Strategies for a Sluggish Thyroid"
Monday, March 24th
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

This event has been moved to an earliler date of March 10th.  For questions or concerns, please contact Kathleen.Frasco@wholefoods.com

Preregistration is required for the event on March 10th.  Sign up in-store at the Whole Body department (the vitamins and bodycare dept) or on the signs posted throughout the store.

Tue
25
Engine 2 Challenge Follow-up “Chopped” Competition
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Engine 2 Challenge Follow-up “Chopped” Competition
Tuesday, March 25th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Culinary Center, $15

Now that you’ve had the opportunity to practice your plant strong cooking techniques during February’s Engine 2 28-Day Challenge, you will have the chance to showcase your skills in Whole Foods Market Cupertino’s first “Chopped” cooking competition.  We’ll be providing a mystery bag of ingredients and you’ll have to work in teams to create a delicious plants strong entrée and dessert.  Mariel, Kathleen and one of our store team leaders will be judging the dishes and determining a winner.  The winning table group will receive Whole Foods Market gift cards (and bragging rights).  Additional rules and regulations will be explained upon arrival.

Location: Culinary Center

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

Sign up here: http://e2choppedcomp.eventbrite.com

Wed
26
Wrap it Up! Cooking Demo
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Demo Station
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Wrap it Up! Cooking Demo
Wednesday, March 26th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Demo Station, FREE

Wraps are a great snack, lunch or appetizer idea!  Kathleen will be using a variety of different foods as the “wrapping” in these colorful and delicious recipes; Thai Spring Rolls, Collard Green Wraps and Veggie Sushi.

Location: Demo Station

Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Sign up here

Thu
27
Label Reading 101 Store Tour
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Label Reading 101 Store Tour
Thursday, March 27th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

Food packaging can be confusing and deceptive.  Kathleen will divulge the tricks that producers use to make believe their products appear more “healthy” and help you find more nutritious packaged foods.

Location: Healthy Eating Desk

Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Location: Healthy Eating Area

Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Sign up here

Thu
27
Twitter Chat: Seafood For Spring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Seafood For Spring
Thursday, March 27th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As the weather begins to get warmer we often change our eating habits to the lighter side. Adding more seafood to your diet is a great way to do this! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Events At Nearby Stores

September 21 National Pecan Cookie Day
Sunday, September 21st
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,
September 21 National Pecan Cookie Day
Go a little nuts with your cookies - September 21 is National Pecan Cookie Day.
 
You can create your own pecan cookie adventure, or recipe, today! It's one of those lovely munchies that you can make a multitude of ways, and none of them are wrong.
 
We already celebrated pecan sandies, but you can also raise a toast to pecans by tossing them into cookie dough alongside chocolate chunks, raisins and oatmeal, caramel, orange or lots of butter. Pop 'em on top or chop them into pieces - no matter how you like them, pecans are a great addition to your favorite cookie recipe.
 
But beware - it's how you pronounce "pecan" that's nuttin' but trouble.
September 21 National Pecan Cookie Day
Go a little nuts with your cookies - September 21 is National Pecan Cookie Day.
 
Cooking with Chef Hollie for the Whole Kids Foundation
Wednesday, September 24th
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo, $7 per person donation to benefit The Whole Kids Foundation

We are thrilled to be partnering with Chef Hollie, the founder of Joyfoodly, on this amazing instrucional kids cooking demo...especially given they'll benefit the Whole Kids Foundation.

We'll help your family find incredible value with our Private Label 365 brand, load up your shopping carts with in season produce and real food, and we'll get them excited to cook simple meals at home with their kids. What could be better?

In the beginning of school, it's tough to cook every night. Here is a great and easy idea for a veggie focused meal with a theme of making one meal stretch.

This afternoon, we are preparing Chef Holllie's "Sweet Pear n Crazy Cool Celeriac Salad"--it has dried cranberries and toasted walnuts with a buttermilk tarragon dressing the kids can shake in a jar. It will be a hit!

Details: Adults with Kids ages 7-11 are welcome, Max is 20 people (5 per table), $7 donation per person will be collected checkin. Please provide the name and age of your child and advise us of any nut allergies. Deadline to sign up is at noon on the day of the event. And Waitlist will be set up as well.

Please meet us at the Customer Service Booth at 2:50pm sharp as we are starting at 3pm sharp!

Let's welcome Chef Hollie to San Mateo and let's get cooking to fundraise for The Whole Kids Foundation!

 

Signup via EventBrite here:  http://chefholliewfmsmt24sep14.eventbrite.com/?s=28466015

September 26 National Pancake Day
Friday, September 26th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,
September 26 National Pancake Day
 
Just in time for the end of National Breakfast Month, September 26 is National Pancake Day.
 
Stacked and soaking up butter and syrup, spread out and covered with a fruit compote, pancakes are the ultimate comfort food. It’s no surprise this breakfast staple has a long history, dating back to the ancient Greeks. But, depending on where you are, pancakes will look vastly different.
 
In Germany, they’re made out of potatoes; in France and Belgium, they’ll be thin and light; in South Africa, they’re filled with lemon juice and sugar; and in Mexico, you might find a hotcake (a pancake made with cornmeal instead of wheat flour).
 
Depending on your batter, you can either end up with a crêpe, a pancake, a crumpet or a flapjack. All use the same technique: A batter of flour, eggs, milk and, in some cases, a leavening agent is beaten, left to rest and then poured in batches onto a hot griddle or pan. Typically, when bubbles form on the uncooked side of the pancake, it’s ready to flip.
September 26 National Pancake Day
 
Just in time for the end of National Breakfast Month, September 26 is National Pancake Day.