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

Sat
01
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, March 1st
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

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

Active Lifestylr Fair
Saturday, July 26th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Los Gatos Whole Foods Market Storewide , FREE

For those looking to start a more Active Lifestyle

We can help you set practical goals and how to achieve them.

  • Sampling of some life style products
  • Pick up some healthy eating tips
  • Vendors and Demos

For those looking to start a more Active Lifestyle

We can help you set practical goals and how to achieve them.

Summer Wine Tasting Night
Saturday, July 26th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, $10

Sample 12 wines - all perfect for summer bashes - local eats and enjoy live music with Louie Flores, Jr. and his latin jazz sounds. $10 per person. Pay at the event, or pre-purchae tickets at Customer Service.

Sample 12 wines - all perfect for summer bashes - local eats and enjoy live music with Louie Flores, Jr. and his latin jazz sounds. $10 per person.

National Creme Bruelee Day - July 27
Sunday, July 27th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo Bakery,

Get your spoon ready for some crack-a-lackin' - July 27 is National Crème Brûlée Day!

Although the English referred to this sweet little ramekin full of love as "burnt cream," the name crème brûlée just sounds so much better, no?

The origins of this dish are a bit hazy, but the name first appeared in Francois Massialot's cookbook in 1691. "Trinity Cream" or Cambridge Burnt Cream became a traditional dessert at Trinity College in Cambridge during 1879 when a version of crème brûlée was served with the college arms branded into the cream top. Now that's some serious college pride.

A five-ingredient French delicacy, rich vanilla custard is topped with a hard "burnt sugar" top. Check out our own wonderful crème brûlée tutorial with step-by-step photos.

But have a mind with that torch - you don't want to end up a crispy critter.

Get your spoon ready for some crack-a-lackin' - July 27 is National Crème Brûlée Day!