Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
With tomorrow's possible rain/snow mix, we'll retreat indoors and warm up with a spin on smoky shrimp and halibut stew from Bon Appetit. Both Sprouts and Sunflower have great prices on the shrimp, and I'd substitute the sale cod at Sprouts for pricey halibut, which would be underappreciated in this dish anyway. For the side salad, Alfalfa's has organic spring mix at a stunning $1.99 a pound (and I saw the Pearl Street Whole Foods was matching that a couple of days ago, yay for the competition), plus organic on-the-vine tomatoes for $2.49 a pound, and organic green onions 50 cents a bunch. I'll grab a loaf of bread from either Alfalfa's bakery or from Whole Foods, where their own olive bread is on sale for $2.79 a loaf.
For Sunday, we need to start thinking spring again, even though it will be on the chilly side, so we'll go with pasta with peas, asparagus, butter lettuce, and prosciutto from Bon Appetit, possibly trying the organic greens mix mentioned above instead of the butter lettuce, plus more of the sale asparagus from Whole Foods (where they also usually sell cooking prosciutto at a much better price than the version thinly sliced for you). The green onions are just 50 cents a bunch at Alfalfa's, or if tomorrow's weather doesn't discourage a Farmer's Market trip, the market should be brimming with them. Another salad done as mentioned above, or with spring greens from the Farmer's Market, will go on the side.
And that will at least get us through the weekend, with more planning to do.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Raw shrimp wars: $3.88 a pound at Sprouts, $3.77 a pound at Sunflower, both for 41/50 count size through May 4th.
Baby back ribs wars: $3.99 a pound at both Sprouts and Sunflower through May 4th.
At Sprouts through May 4th, other deals looking good include a Vitamin Extravaganza, with 25% off all health and beauty, vitamin and supplement products. Alaskan cod is $7.99 a pound and sockeye salmon is $10.99 a pound, while chicken sausage or pork loin roast or chops all look good at $2.99 a pound. In organic produce, Braeburn or Pink Lady apples are 99 cents a pound, loose yellow onions are just 69 cents a pound (or pay more per pound at $2.50 a three pound bag), baby carrots are very good at $1.50 a one pound bag, Valencia oranges are $2.99 for a four pound bag, and cucumbers are $1.50 a pound. I'd also check out their own line of organic spices all at $3.49 each, 20% off the entire line of Annie's products, and three types of Ezekiel breads for $2.99 a loaf.
Through May 4th at Sunflower, new deals I'm liking include jumbo sea scallops for $10.99 a pound and six types of ground beef, chicken, or turkey all at 40% off. Avocado lovers are rejoicing to see conventional Hass avocados at three for $1 (happy Cinco de Mayo). In organic produce, Fuji or Braeburn apples and three kinds of melons are 99 cents a pound, and chard or leaf lettuce look good at $1.50 a bunch (Alfalfa's has the same sale on the chard, where I got a beautiful bunch yesterday). Garden of Eatin' mini tortilla chips are just 99 cents for a 7.5 ounce bag, Amy's lasagna is $2.99 for select packages, and hot pepper cheese is just $2.99 a pound ($3.99 a pound at Sprouts).
In Whole Foods' new sale that runs through May 10th, I like knowing I'll be able to get conventional asparagus for $1.99 a pound for two whole weeks. Their fantastic Market Made Maryland crab cakes are $10.99 a pound, and tequila lime salmon burgers are $7.99 a pound (don't forget today's fantastic one-day sale on their entire line of salmon burgers for $6.99 a pound). Their own olive bread is nearly half off at $2.79 a loaf, Laughing Cow Babybel cheese is half off at $2.50 a 4.5 ounce package, Market Made large cinque formaggio pizzas look great at $7.99 each, and I'd grab select Oikos Greek yogurt cups at $1 each.
Check here for highlights of sales continuing at Alfalfa's, and here for the very long lasting ones at Vitamin Cottage.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
For tomorrow, since tonight's feast will be heavier than usual, we'll counter with a vegetarian dish, celebrating spring with a risotto of spring veggies. It can be easily improvised, starting with a base of sauteed shallots, leeks, or onions (too bad there was no green garlic at yesterday's Farmer's Market!), rice added on top of that and cooked with broth, then veggies of choice added when they'll just barely get cooked, topped with a bit of grated parmesan. For a more structured approach, you could do something like risotto alla primavera from Bon Appetit.
Our Easter ham will make for an easy reprise on Tuesday, with slices heated on the grill pan or saute pan. For variety, we'll bake yams in lieu of russets on the side (organic yams are 99 cents a pound at Sunflower), with some other green veggie also going on the side (organic chard is $1.50 a bunch at Alfalfa's). While the grill pan is out, we might give a quick heating to some pineapple slices to go with the ham (conventional pineapples are $1.25 each at Sunflower).
For Wednesday (the last day of the current sales at Sprouts and Sunflower), we'll divert to Asian cuisine. Looking to finish off my giant bag of spinach from the Farmer's Market (only about half will fit in tomorrow's spring risotto), I'll turn to a recipe in the current issue of Cooking Light, stir-fried rice noodles with beef and spinach. It calls for a hefty amount of green onions, which were all over yesterday's Farmer's Market and are also on sale for just 50 cents a bunch (organic of course) at Alfalfa's. You can slice the top sirloin as instructed (top sirloin $5.99 a pound at Sprouts) or take a speedier and cheaper approach, using pre-cut stew beef instead ($3.99 a pound at Sunflower).
To finish off the planning through Thursday, I expect the remainder of tonight's wonderful ham will still be haunting me, and a good way to finally finish it off will be a spin on Mark Bittman's more vegetable than egg frittata from the New York Times, adding in diced ham along with the veggies. If you're looking to minimize the cholesterol impact of this, although it only calls for a couple of eggs, a product like Nulaid's cage free ReddiEgg makes a fine substitute. I've found it every time I've looked for it in a natural grocery store in town.
And that will get us through to next Friday's planning. Enjoy the day and hope for more rain tonight!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Alfalfa's (seen today on opening day, yeay!):
Beeler's uncured boneless half or whole hams, $6.99 a pound.
Beeler's uncured bone-in spiral sliced ham, $5.99 a pound.
Fresh hams (big, in the 18 pound range), $3.99 a pound.
Sprouts (from their sales flyer through 4/27):
Heartland spiral sliced ham, $2.49 a pound.
Sunflower (from their sales flyer through 4/27):
spiral cut ham, $1.77 a pound.
Whole Foods (seen at the Pearl Street store today):
Niman Ranch applewood smoked uncured spiral ham or Wellshire all natural spiral semi-boneless cooked seasoned uncured ham, both $4.99 a pound.
Niman Ranch applewood smoked uncured petite ham (a half ham), $8.99 a pound.
Wellshire Farms Black Forest ham nugget, $10.99 a pound.
The store itself is pleasant, with a bit of a flashback in placement of certain departments like produce, meat, frozen, and the restrooms. I'd agree with a comment I heard from one shopper, that it's much more open, with wider aisles, than the old store. I was also happy to see many familiar faces at work, with many returning managers, and also the staff, including the nicest produce stocker I know. Seems like a statement there, with so many former employees wanting to return.
As for prices, that will take a little while to judge. My initial gut reaction is that they might edge closer to Whole Foods than to something like Sprouts or Sunflower, but the experience and selection also headed in that direction too. I did get a beautiful bunch of organic rainbow chard for $1.50 (sale pointed out by my favorite produce guy), and I saw Meyer Angus ribeyes on sale for the very good price of $9.99 a pound. The fish counter was too tempting though, so I sprang for a gorgeous piece of fresh swordfish at a pretty reasonable price instead. Their printed sale flyer (good through May 3rd) had just arrived as I was leaving, and I see deals definitely worth returning for. Organic spring mix is stunning at $1.99 a pound, as are organic on-the-vine tomatoes for $2.49 a pound, and organic green onions 50 cents a bunch (there's tomorrow's salad right there!). The aforementioned chard and ribeye deals are in the flyer, as is previously frozen Bristol Bay wild caught sockeye salmon for $7.99 a pound, plus some other good looking deals. They supposedly have their own wine, beer, and spirits section, with deals advertised in the flyer, but I wasn't able to locate it in the store. Perhaps a separate entrance is required for such a thing, or it has a secret door, or maybe I just missed it.
They're doing sampling and drawings for gift baskets and the like, but no special bag giveaway today, which is probably appropriate. We have to remember that this isn't the opening of the umpteenth store of a chain stretching across the country; this is the opening of our one and only Alfalfa's. And it's a good one.
Moving on to more solid plans for tomorrow, I'm doing a preemptive strike against a potentially heavy Easter dinner Sunday by going vegetarian with Cooking Light's much lightened, yet very delicious version of fettuccine Alfredo. With a quick side salad, you have a wonderful dinner.
For Sunday, we're thinking of going with a classic ham, although where it's coming from I haven't decided yet. (I'd love to do a price smackdown across stores on hams, but that might not happen, between time constraints and the number of choices each store will offer. Just remember to check the labels for potential preservatives, if that's a concern for you, as they can be found in some of our natural stores.) Cooking the ham should require no further guidance than checking the label or consulting a basic cookbook like Bittman's How To Cook Everything or even my antique Joy of Cooking. For the sides, I'm planning on golden potatoes with caper brown-butter crumbs from Gourmet magazine. This is equally fabulous with organic russets instead of the Yukon Golds called for, and you can find russets on sale at both Sunflower and Whole Foods this week (cheaper by the five pound bag at Sunflower this week, details here). I'd never (sigh) make it with the stick of butter called for either, substituting Earth Balance as a great no-cholesterol alternative to lighten it up. I'm also considering asparagus with balsamic tomatoes from the current issue of Cooking Light, and radish, arugula, and red onion salad with tangerines from the current issue of Bon Appetit. Arugula will certainly be available at tomorrow's Farmer's Market, and maybe radishes will have made their appearance as well (failing that, the stores will serve just fine for them). Since dessert doesn't figure much into our plans (see this post for help in that direction), that will get us through the weekend.
More to come soon for weekday ideas.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
"Free bike tunes? Yeah, we got that at our Superior store until 4pm today. Come on by and get your bike ready for summer!"
Aprill 22nd update: thoughts on the new Alfalfa's, now open, are here.
"Friday, April 22nd
Earth Day Celebration
Join us on our favorite day of the year; Earth Day! -We will be giving away fabulous reusable shopping bags and more! -Join us for live music and a cool recycled kid's activty! -Our friends from Boulder B-Cycle will also be on hand for the fun.
Saturday, April 23rd - Sunday, April 24th
Bring your family together for a fun Easter Weekend at the Pearl Street Whole Foods Market. On Saturday, April 23rd we will have live music throughout the day and the Easter Bunny will be roving around 10-6 giving away Easter treats! Join us for a fabulous Easter Brunch 7:30-1pm from our Hot Bar venue. We will be featuring Eggs Benedict, Crab and Spinach Quiche, Banana French Toast and many more of your Easter favorites! The Easter Bunny will be on hand 10-2 giving away treats!"
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
At Sprouts through April 27th, chicken tenders are low at $1.99 a pound, and fresh ground chicken breast is also good at $2.99 a pound. Waiting for the start of the fresh wild salmon season, you can get farmed for $8.99 a pound, and flash frozen wild caught haddock looks good at $5.99 a pound. If you're short on time for your grilling, they have a variety of prepared items like chicken kabobs, pollo asado, or burgers already set to hit the grill for $3.99 a pound. I don't usually buy conventional produce, but a whole seedless watermelon for $1.50 sounds like a whopper. In organic produce, Fuji or Gala apples are 99 cents a pound, and green onions are great at 69 cents a bunch. Organic red or jewel yams are $1.29 a pound (better at Sunflower, 99 cents a pound), yellow onions are $2.50 a three pound bag (same as Sunflower's sale), and cherry tomatoes are $2.99 a dry pint. The entire Horizon Organic line looks great at 25% off, and my fave Crunchmaster gluten free crackers are $2 a box, yahoo.
Deals looking good at Sunflower through the 27th include a 50% off chicken sale focusing on the lean cuts like boneless skinless or ground breast, tenders, and cutlets, boneless pork loin chops or roast at $2.99 a pound, and beef stew meat for $3.99 a pound. They're matching Sprouts' price on fresh salmon, $8.99 a pound. Conventional pineapple might be irresistible for that Easter ham at $1.25 a pineapple, while in organic produce, they beat Sprouts on yams at 99 cents a pound, and match them on three pound yellow onion bags for $2.50 each, and two kinds of apples (Braeburn and red delicious) for 99 cents a pound. Also looking good in organic produce, five pound bags of russets are $2.50 each, grape tomatoes are $2.50 for 10 ounces, and red or green Bartlett pears are 99 cents a pound. Other good deals include Nut-Thin crackers at $2 a box, 20% off the entire Bob's Red Mill line, select Annie's Naturals dressings at $2.50 each, Mozzarella Fresca 8 ounce fresh mozz cups for $3.99, and my favorite Cascade Fresh yogurts are great at 50 cents each.
Highlights of the sale at Vitamin Cottage, which lasts all the way through May 28th, are available here.
Whole Foods continues last week's sale through the 26th, where one pound packages of organic strawberries look great at $3.99 each (compare Sprouts' sale of $2.99 for just 8.8 ounces). Other good deals to me include organic yellow onions or their handsome organic russet potatoes for 99 cents/lb (although if a 5 pound bag of potatoes works for you, it's better at $2.50 at Sunflower) and organic lemons at $2.99 for a 2 pound bag. Organic zucchini is also pretty good at $1.99 a pound. Whole Foods' own yummy havarti and dill wild salmon burgers are $7.99/lb, certified sustainable Alaskan coho salmon is $12.99/lb, and you can get Ford Farm Seaside cheddar for $8.99/lb, $4 off. Also looking good are three kinds of Alba Botanica sunblock for $6.99 each and select Sigg water bottles at 30% off (but a whopping 50% off for today's one-day only sale at Whole Foods, and Sunflower is also doing a 25% off sale).
Lucky's Market (sometimes updates later in the day)
Sprouts (click on the basket that says "Weekly Ads)
Vitamin Cottage (aka Natural Grocers)
Whole Foods Pearl Street
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Tuesday, April 19th
Health Starts Here- Cooking Class
Join Cheryl in our Café as we kick off Earth Week! Come and learn how to make a healthy pizza. Cheryl will be preparing three different sauces including pesto, sun dried tomato and cashew cream sauce. Since it is Earth Week and as always, we will be using as many local ingredients as possible. You will also learn how to make a whole grain, no oil, no sugar pizza crust. Using Local reduces carbon footprints- support our Local Farmers! Please sign up at our Customer Service Desk to reserve your space today!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
For tomorrow, with Sunflower's 50% off pork extravaganza, I'm thinking about trying another new recipe from the current issue of Cooking Light, chipotle pork tacos. Frequent readers know I love all things chipotle, and you can always have it ready to use by following the tip in this previous post. The magazine recommends accompanying this with a quick, delicious-sounding radish and fennel salad (sliced radishes and fennel combined with some chopped celery and olives, tossed with a lemon-olive oil dressing).
For Tuesday, we always have something available from the weekend's cooking for an easy midweek reheat, and this week, it's the potato and root vegetable chowder with bacon. A side salad, maybe some bakehouse bread, and you're done.
For Wednesday, since rice hasn't appeared in our menus yet this week, we'll go with shrimp risotto with baby spinach and basil from Bon Appetit. The spinach will be the remainder of the big organic bag from the farmers' market, and the shrimp will be from the sales at either Sprouts or Sunflower.
To get us through Thursday, I'm thinking about a quick saute of pork chops finished with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, no recipe needed. The chops will be bought by the end of the current sales Wednesday, coming from either the Sunflower 50% off sale, or the boneless center cut chops that are $3.99 a pound at Lucky's. Baked yams make a great side, and organic ones are 99 cents a pound through Wednesday at Sprouts.
And that will get us through this week's planning, with it all starting over again on Friday.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
"Friday, April 15th - Saturday, April 16th
4pm-7pm ONLY FREE
Your Pearl Street Whole Foods Market wants to help you responsibly dispose of your old electronics (computers, cell phones etc).
In partnership with Techno Rescue http://www.technorescue.com/ we will be collecting electronics between 4-7pm only.
Please note we cannot collect items before or after 4-7 pm on April, 15th and 16th."
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Raw EZ peel shrimp wars: $4.99/lb at Sprouts, Sunflower wins with $3.99/lb, both for 41/50 count through 4/20.
Ground turkey wars: $3.99 for 20 ounce Zacky Farms 93% lean ground turkey at Sprouts, $2.99/lb for all natural ground turkey at Sunflower (get out your calculator to compare that one), both through 4/20.
Fresh chicken sausage wars: $2.99/lb at Sprouts (apple or basil) and Sunflower (hot or mild Italian) through 4/20.
Organic strawberry wars: $1.99 a half pound at Sunflower through 4/20, $3.99 for one pound at Whole Foods through 4/26 (effectively same price, just depends on how much you want)
At Sprouts through 4/20, other deals that look appealing to me include boneless skinless chicken breasts at $1.99/lb for the value pack and USDA Prime (not just Choice) boneless ribeyes for $12.99/lb. They're also doing a Choice roast round-up with four roasts at $3.99/lb. In organic produce, Braeburn or Pink Lady apples and red or jewel yams are all 99 cents/lb, Italian squash is $1.29/lb, yellow onions are $1.99 for a three pound bag, romaine hearts are $2.50 for a three pack, and sugar snap peas are $2.99 for 8 ounces (you might find better than $6/lb buying from bulk elsewhere). The Greek Gods Greek yogurt looks good at 99 cents each (6 ounce size, also 24 ounces for $3), bulk muenster cheese is $2.99/lb, and all Sprouts brand eggs are 20% off.
At Sunflower through 4/20, in addition to the warring deals above, I'm liking their pork extravaganza with all sorts of cuts 50% off, New York style sirloin steak at $6.99/lb,, and top sirloin at $5.99/lb. In organic produce, you'll find the strawberries mentioned above, and I also like leaf or romaine for $2 a head (very good for romaine), baby carrots at $1.50 for a one pound bag, and Valencia oranges at $3.49 for a 4 pound bag. Organic russets are also $3.49 for a 5 pound bag, a good price, but we've seen lower. Twelve packs of Seventh Generation bath tissue are stunning at $4.99 each (compare around $10), as is the 50 ounce jug of their laundry detergent, and their three packs of paper towels are $2.99 (happy Earth Day!). Select Earth Balance spreads look good at $3.49 (even better if you have the Mambo Sprouts hard copy coupon (not online) for $1 off), select Barbara's Bakery shredded cereals are very good at $2.99 a box, and select Frontier spices are 20% off.
At Whole Foods all the way through the 26th, in addition to the organic strawberries above, good deals to me include organic yellow onions or their handsome organic russet potatoes for 99 cents/lb (although if a 5 pound bag of potatoes works for you, it's better at $3.49 at Sunflower through 4/20) and organic lemons at $2.99 for a 2 pound bag. Organic zucchini is pretty good at $1.99/lb, but organic Italian squash is better at Sprouts through 4/20 at $1.29 a pound. Whole Foods' own yummy havarti and dill wild salmon burgers are $7.99/lb, certified sustainable Alaskan coho salmon is $12.99/lb, and you can get Ford Farm Seaside cheddar for $8.99/lb, $4 off. Also looking good are three kinds of Alba Botanica sunblock for $6.99 each and select Sigg water bottles at 30% off.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
For Tuesday, we of course make a pot of something big over the weekend that serves as an easy midweek reheat, and this week it's the smoky shrimp and halibut stew from Bon Appetit. A green salad on the side, perhaps some fresh bread, and you're done.
For Wednesday, we'll turn to the terrific sale Sprouts has on center-cut pork loin chops ($1.99 a pound) and do them simply sauteed with some baked organic yams (back to the Sunflower sale) on the side. The organic chard also on sale at Sunflower makes a great side, sauteed in olive oil with a bit of garlic and a pinch of crushed red pepper.
To finish up with Thursday, we have yet to do a rice dish, and I'm inclined towards shrimp risotto with peas from the New York Times. It seems like we always have raw shrimp on sale somewhere, and maybe Wednesday's new sales will bring something besides the jumbo shrimp currently on sale at Sprouts. For the frozen peas, if not already stocked in your freezer, I'd hope they're among the "select varieties" of excellent Cascadian Farm frozen veggies that Sunflower has on sale through Wednesday. This recipe would be great with a little green garlic from the Farmers' Market added in, and maybe some spinach from there as well. Needless to say, for a weekday meal, I'd skip the step of making the shellfish broth, substituting boxed organic broth instead (Sprouts has Imagine's excellent broth at $2.50 per box through Wednesday, if they can keep it on the shelves with the demand).
And that will get us through to Friday's planning.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
"Tuesday, April 12th
Cooking Class: Health Starts Here
Come join our Healthy Eating Specialist, Cheryl, and learn to create Easter Sides using no oils, sugars or salt. Menu will feature:
Kale Waldorf Salad
Spinach Strawberry salad with avocado/orange dressing
Green Beans with pecans and orange dressing
Mashed potato cauliflower"
Friday, April 8, 2011
For tomorrow, we'll get out the real grill, Boulder wind permitting. Not sure yet which meat sale at Sunflower I'll succumb to: the country style ribs (bone-in $1.99 a pound, boneless $2.99 a pound) or the Harris Ranch boneless ribeyes for $4.99 a pound. The organic yams also on sale at Sunflower (99 cents a pound) make a great side, sliced into chunky spears and grilled as well.
For Sunday, we'll lighten back up with fish, this time doing a spin on smoky shrimp and halibut stew from Bon Appetit. The fresh halibut season is just beginning, but if you'd rather not spend in the twenty dollar a pound range, you can always substitute something like the fresh tilapia currently on sale at Sprouts. I also recently saw nice looking cod there at a good price. I'd also never make this with the half pound of bacon called for; either cut it back significantly or substitute a veggie-based bacon.
And that get's us through the weekend's planning.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
"Thursday, April 7th
Sustainable Seafood Presentation and Demonstration
Whole Foods Market works diligently sourcing only sustainable seafood from around the globe. Learn more about our Seafood Ranking program and taste some delicious fish in our newly renovated department.
Saturday, April 9th
Want to learn how to break-down a whole chicken? Ever wonder what different cooking techniques are best for different cuts of chicken. Get tips from Boulder's best meat artisans!"
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
In Sprouts' new sales, lasting through April 13th, I'm liking boneless center-cut pork loin chops at $1.99 a pound, chicken sausage for $2.99 a pound, fresh tilapia at $6.99 a pound, and colossal sea scallops (U-10 count) for $10.99 a pound. Conventional asparagus is $1.99 a pound, and the organic produce specials look good: red or gold delicious apples for 99 cents a pound, Bartlett pears for $1.29 a pound, baby carrots at $1.50 for a one pound bag, green onions 69 cents a bunch, Valencia oranges at $2.50 for a four pound bag, and russet potatoes $2.99 for a five pound bag. Also looking good are roasted almonds for $3.99 a pound, bulk Jarlsberg cheese for $5.99 a pound, Imagine organic broths at $2.50 a box, and three types of Ezekiel breads for $2.99 a loaf. They also have flash frozen Alaskan sockeye salmon for just $6.99 a pound, but I'm inclined to wait at this point for the start of this year's fresh season in a few more weeks.
At Sunflower through April 13th, they're testing my meat-reduction resolutions with bone-in country style ribs at $1.99 a pound ($2.99 a pound for boneless) and Harris Ranch boneless rib eye steaks for $4.99 a pound. In non-organic produce, with tomato prices generally running high at this time of year, I'm very interested in the Eurofresh Farms on the vine cluster tomatoes at $1.77 a pound, since their website proclaims their tomatoes to be certified pesticide-free. In organic produce, I like jewel and garnet yams, red and yellow onions, or gala apples all at 99 cents a pound, and chard for $1.50 a bunch. Also looking good are Imagine cooking stock for $2.99 a box (the broth is $2.50 at Sprouts), Cascadian Farm organic frozen veggies at $2 a bag, WholeSoy yogurts for 79 cents, Brown Cow Greek yogurts for 99 cents, and select Annie's mac & cheese at $1.25 for the 6 ounce box.
Check here for the longer lasting sale at Whole Foods, and here for the even longer one at Vitamin Cottage.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
"Wednesday, April 6th
5% Day for Colorado Chautauqua
This April all Whole Foods Markets of Boulder are hosting a 5% Day for the Colorado Chautauqua. The Colorado Chautauqua has been an integral part of the Boulder Community since July 4th 1898. With a mission of enhancing its community and values through cultural, educational and recreational experiences, the Colorado Chautauqua is a true community partner. On April 6th, shop at any Boulder Area Whole Foods Market and 5% of our net sales will be donated to the Colorado Chautauqua."
Sunday, April 3, 2011
It will be time for a rice dish by Tuesday, and I may be jumping the seasonal gun here, but I'm going to go for sausage risotto with spring greens from Bon Appetit. We'll have more options for the greens a little later in the season, but anything will do in the meantime, including the braising mix that's usually available in the produce department at the Pearl Street Whole Foods. Both Sprouts (parmesan) and Sunflower (basil) have a type of chicken sausage on sale that would be fine for this recipe.
Looking for something super quick for the middle of the week, we'll turn to the chicken breast sale at Sprouts to do an easy saute of boneless, skinless chicken breasts dressed up with a breadcrumb and herb coating. The organic yams also on sale at Sprouts will get roasted on the side, either whole as a type of baked potato, or cut into spears like fries.
To finish off this round of planning, we'll want a pasta dish by Thursday, and I'm thinking of a fun adaptation that will straddle the winter/spring sensibilities. We'll start with a recipe from the New York Times, pasta with winter squash and tomatoes, planting us firmly in the winter camp (Sunflower has organic hothouse tomatoes for $2.99 a pound through Wednesday, and their organic romas are sometimes cheaper). Then we'll spin it towards spring by adding some asparagus pieces to the squash and tomatoes as they cook (asparagus being a $1.77 a pound at Sunflower through Wednesday, but somebody always seems to have a good price these days).
And that will get us through to next Friday's planning.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
Speaking of earth-friendly concepts, Sunflower will host "earth friendly cleaning suggestions" tomorrow from noon to 2.