December 2014

Wed
03
Trilogy Beauty Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market St. Paul Cafe'
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Trilogy Beauty Night
Wednesday, December 3rd
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul Cafe', Free!

On Wednesday, December 3rd, Carol from Trilogy Advanced Natural Skincare is offering a class in our café on natural skincare! You care about what you put in your body, but what about what you put on it?


-Free beverages and snacks will be provided. 


-Please RSVP on Facebook or at our Customer Service Desk to receive a gift at the event, courtesy of Trilogy. Options may include:

 

Thu
04
Twitter Chat: Wines for the Holidays
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines for the Holidays
Thursday, December 4th
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. 

Sat
06
Gingerbread House Workshop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market St. Paul
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Gingerbread House Workshop
Saturday, December 6th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul, $19.99

While you're out and about for Grand Meander, jump into the tradition of creating a gingerbread house! We’ll provide the gingerbread house, icing and candy – you bring the creativity! All ages are welcome. 

Space and supplies are limited, so pre-registration at least 48 hours in advance at our Customer Service Desk is required to secure your spot. $19.99 per house is also required at the time of your RSVP. The payment is non-refundable, but can be applied to store credit if cancellation occurs at least 48 hours in advance.

Tue
09
Gingerbread House Workshop
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market St. Paul
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Gingerbread House Workshop
Tuesday, December 9th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul, $19.99

This Holiday season, jump into the tradition of creating a gingerbread house! We’ll provide the gingerbread house, icing and candy – you bring the creativity! All ages are welcome.

Also, tonight's event is 2-for-1! Combined with Cheese Night, you'll be able to enjoy our favorite Alpine cheeses and other Specialty snacks while building your Gingerbread House. Girls' Night Out, perhaps?

Space and supplies are limited, so pre-registration at least 24 hours in advance at our Customer Service Desk is required to secure your spot. $19.99 per house is also required at the time of your RSVP. The payment is non-refundable, but can be applied to store credit if cancellation occurs at least 48 hours in advance.

Tue
09
Cheese Night: Alpine Cheeses
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market St. Paul
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Cheese Night: Alpine Cheeses
Tuesday, December 9th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul, Free!

This month's Cheese Night focuses on traditional Alpine-style cheeses for your parties and fondue pots. Come taste a selection of cheeses and find out what makes them so special!

Make tonight a 2-for-1 and sign up for our Gingerbread Workshop as well! More information here.

Thu
11
Twitter Chat: Spectacular Entertaining
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Spectacular Entertaining
Thursday, December 11th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

From large celebrations to comforting dinners and small cocktail soirees, the holiday season is THE time for entertaining. Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to swap recipes, ideas, and more. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation.

Sat
13
Oyster Buck-a-Shuck
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ St. Paul Whole Foods Market
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Oyster Buck-a-Shuck
Saturday, December 13th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
St. Paul Whole Foods Market, $1 per oyster

Come try fresh Oysters in our Seafood Department while they're on sale for $1 each! Our fishmonger George will be on hand to shuck them for you. Stay up to date on our Facebook page!

*Varieties are available while they last.
**Unfortunately we cannot serve wine at our location.

Sun
14
Holiday Menu Tasting
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market St. Paul
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Holiday Menu Tasting
Sunday, December 14th
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul, Free!

Are you ready for your Holiday party? Make it easier by planning ahead with our Holiday menu! Take your event up a notch with delicious options from our Prepared Foods Department. 

Stop by on Sunday, December 14th to try some of your choices before you order! Our customer service and prepared foods staff will be on hand to answer your questions as well.

Thu
18
Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holidays
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holidays
Thursday, December 18th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's almost time for the second big feast of the holiday season! Whether you're looking for a main course, sumptious sides or delicious desserts you're sure to find it during our chat. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sat
20
Dungeness Crab Cracking
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market St. Paul
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Dungeness Crab Cracking
Saturday, December 20th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul

It's time to celebrate Dungeness Crab season! Stop by the cracking table in our Seafood department for this one-day-only event. After you purchase our fully cooked, never frozen, US wild-caught Dungeness Crab at just $9.99 per pound, we will crack, clean and wrap it just for you. Hurry in before it's all gone!

Fri
26
Engine 2 Healthy Eating Challenge Registration
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market St. Paul
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Engine 2 Healthy Eating Challenge Registration
Friday, December 26th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul, $25

Want to try something new and healthy for your body in 2015? If so, we have just the thing! We are beginning our next 28 day challenge based on The Engine 2 Diet book by Rip Esselstyn. Every Monday at 5:30 PM starting January 12th, Elena, Whole Body Team Member and Registered Dietician, will educate you on how to improve your health and increase your energy and longevity.  We will also have Certified Personal Trainer, Elysia Bires, on hand day one to discuss fitness, and will have other exciting opportunities throughout the challenge.

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS ENGINE 2?  Engine 2 is a plan of action for following — and sticking to — a heart-healthy, mind-healthy, body-healthy, taste-bud-tempting plant-strong® lifestyle, created by former firefighter, Rip Esselstyn. When you follow the Engine 2 Diet, you adopt a whole food, nutrient-dense, plant-strong way of eating. This means you eat a vast variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. 

Registration for the challenge starts on December 26th and ends on January 9th. Please register in advance by emailing Charissa at charissa.bires@wholefoods.com

*The cost of the class goes towards food samples, space rental, and some other surprise goodies along the way!

Events At Nearby Stores

Date Night: Healthier Indulgences
Friday, January 2nd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. If you and your sweetie are trying to eat more healthfully without sacrificing flavor, this is the class for you! A romantic meal with a loved one is a great way to spend an evening, but so often, those fancy meals can do a number on your wallet and waistline. In this class, we’ll focus on delicious dishes decadent enough for a special occasion, but secretly healthful enough that you could make every night date night if you wanted to. Working with fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats, we’ll whip up a feast, with lots of tricks and tips for healthier cooking along the way. This class has hands-on opportunities as desired and gluten-free and/or vegetarian options available upon request. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Grilled Zucchini Involtini with Hearts of Palm
  • Seasonal Salad with Pistachio and Pomegranate
  • Cauliflower Bisque with Roasted Garlic Gremolata
  • Winter Squash Carbonara with Wine Braised Mushrooms
  • Double Chocolate Torta

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. If you and your sweetie are trying to eat more healthfully without sacrificing flavor, this is the class for you!

Secrets of the Market: Free Tour and Meal Planning Workshop
Tuesday, January 6th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The tour will meet at the Customer Service Desk, Free!

This workshop will be taught by Chef Ani. There are so many great things to discover at Whole Foods Market- new healthy ingredients, great treats and thousands of items in between. Our quality standards for the items we produce and sell in our store are second to none, constantly evolving and changing to provide our community with great options and the stories behind how they got here, as well as the diverse knowledge of our most valuable in store asset- our team members! On the first Tuesday of each month, you can join Chef Ani for an in-depth market tour to discover the wide array of ingredients and products we sell, how to navigate our store to find the best values, and learn how to plan your meals to get in the habit of cooking delicious meals at home without stress or fuss. This workshop is free and includes a place on the market tour, a question and answer session with Chef Ani and a free weekly meal plan of unique recipes from Chef Ani and Whole Foods Market. Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required. Tours will be capped at 10 people per tour. For more information, please contact Chef Ani at ani.loizzo@wholefoods.com.

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

 

This workshop will be taught by Chef Ani.

Getting Started in the Kitchen: Introductions to Ingredients and Techniques
Wednesday, January 7th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. If you have decided that this is the year you learn to cook, this is where to start. The kitchen can be an overwhelming place, and in this class, we’ll start at the beginning: how to stock your kitchen for great meals, how to choose and read a recipe, basic knife skills and how to use fundamental ingredients like salt, different oils and spices. We’ll focus on key techniques such as building a ragout, cooking grains and beans, sauteing and roasting vegetables, braising, roasting and searing proteins, and how to flavor and season dishes to suit your palate. This class has lots of hands on opportunities as desired and ample time for all of your kitchen questions. This class will be geared towards beginners, but can be beneficial for all cooks who are looking for a kitchen refresher. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Warm Mediterranean Bean Salad
  • Quinoa and Apple Pilaf with Curry and Mint
  • Italian Tomato Ragout
  • Pan-Seared Salmon with Sauteed Vegetables and White Wine Pan Sauce
  • Roast Chicken and Root Vegetables

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. If you have decided that this is the year you learn to cook, this is where to start.