Food!!

Whole Foods Market Catering

 

Last month was my son’s birthday.  I can’t believe my little guy is 7!   Time sure does fly.  For his big day I wanted to entertain our guests with something other than pizza and chips.  My local Whole Foods market, which is located in Jenkintown, Pa, showed me that they have some amazing catering platters. 

I have done catering platters from other markets, but hands down Whole Foods market really brings it to the table.  The platters weren’t just delicious they were beautiful and colorful, and had the guests raving about how nice they were.  Below I will give you a description of the platters I ordered.
If you’re entertaining this summer and want a crowd pleasing platter you have to visit your local Whole Foods market and check the selections out. 
ANTIPASTO Platter
An array of prosciutto, sopressata, salami, provolone cheese, marinated fresh mozzarella, grilled vegetables, marinated artichokes and olives. Served with crusty bread, saffron aioli and green olive tapenade to spread. Small (Serves 8) Large (Serves 16)
 
CHEESE & MEATS Platter
A cheeses to delight the palate: cheddar, provolone and fresh turkey and roast beef served with baguette and aioli and saffron aioli. Small (Serves 8-10) Large (Serves 15-18)
Visit a Whole Foods market near you. http://m.wholefoodsmarket.com/
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Food!!

Back to School Healthy Lunches

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Classes are back in session. Now it’s time to get the lunch situation back on track. Packing healthy lunches is key. I want to make sure my kids are getting healthy options, but I also want to make lunch fun for them so they don’t get bored of the sandwich in the plastic baggie. I think this helps the kids eat their lunches at school.

I was excited to partner up with one of my favorite food stores WHOLE FOODS MARKET. They offer so many amazing back to school options. Some of you may not know but WHOLE FOODS has their own brand called 365 Everyday.

The 365 Everyday Value products can fill your pantry without emptying your wallet. With value prices every day of the year, the products are formulated to meet all of their quality standards, come in both natural and organic selections, and will change the way you shop at WHOLE FOODS MARKET. That’s because they have it all — from whole grain flours and shade-grown coffee to organic milk and frozen veggies. They make it easy to stock up on the best products for the best price.

My kids love lunch meat roll ups. I added a little pretzel stick to keep the roll up together. WHOLE FOODS lunch meats are now 25% off Sliced In-house Deli Meat Sale from 9/7 until 9/13.

365 Everyday Value® Organic Sliced Cheese has the benefits of organic including that it’s made from the milk of cows not given synthetic hormones (rBST) and Lunchmeat that doesn’t contain artificial colors, flavors or preservatives such as added synthetic nitrates or nitrites.

Below you will find 3 fun ideas to pack for the kids. I hope everyone has a fun and safe school year.

Here we have Peanut butter & Jelly rolls, pretzel stick, carrots and water 

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Quaker crackers, Ham & Cheese kabobs, water and some mandarin oranges 

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Peanut butter apple sandwiches, carrots, quacker crackers and water

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Check out the other great dishes from this week’s Food Network Blog #fallfest below:

Devour: Embrace Your Inner Kid with 5 Fun Flips on Pizza
The Lemon Bowl: Skillet Mexican Street Corn
Homemade Delish: Healthy Back-to-School Lunches
Creative Culinary: Peanut Butter and Apple Oatmeal Cookies
The Fed Up Foodie: Spiced Pumpkin Donuts
A Mind “Full” Mom: 2-Ingredient Homemade Gogurts
The Mom 100: Tomato-Orzo Dill Soup
Healthy Eats: 7 Back-to-School Dishes That Kids Can Help Make
Taste with the Eyes: Black Bean Spaghetti Caterpillar For Kids
In Jennie’s Kitchen: Kale Sushi Rice Bowls
Swing Eats: Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cookies (Gluten-Free & Flourless)
FN Dish: Our Favorite A+ Afterschool Snacks

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Harvest Dinner at Jenkintown Whole Foods Market

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One of my favorite places to shop and grab food on the go is Whole Foods Market in Jenkintown.  They came up with a great idea. This Thursday September 24th Whole Foods will be hosting a 4 course Harvest dinner. This is the perfect way to begin the fall season.   A fresh and delectable tasting menu, curated by our talented chefs and inspired by the flavors of the late summer and early fall. $25 a person will include 4 courses, and 1 raffle ticket towards great prizes. All proceeds benefit the Whole Kids Foundation and their work to get fresh food into schools.

I’ll be giving away 2 tickets to tomorrow nights event. Visit me on either Facebook, Instagram or twitter to find out how to win. Good Luck! 

 

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Homemade Delish Cookbook Signing/Demo

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After the exciting news comes all the fun.  It’s time for demos and book signings.  I have a list of upcoming events where I will be doing demos, book signings and panels.  I hope you can come out and say hello.

4/12/14  Demo/Book Signing-William Sonoma at the Bellevue ~ 200 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, from 1-3pm

4/13/14  Demo/Book Signing- Philly Farm and Food Fest ~ Pennsylvania Convention Center Annex, PA Convention Center Annex, Hall G, Broad Street Atrium Entrance, Philadelphia, PA 19107, from 2:30 – 3pm

4/19/14   Demo/Book Signing -Whole Foods South Street ~ 929 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147,  Noon – 2pm

5/17/14    #Foodporn (food photography) Panel/Book Signing – Mid Atlantic Wine and Food Festival  ~ DoubleTree Downtown Wilmington, 700 N. King Street, Wilmington, Delaware, First Panel 9am then again at 4pm.  Book Signings in between.

 

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Whole Foods Market Demo

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I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend.  If you live or will be in the Philadelphia, PA area tomorrow 6/10 from 5pm to 7pm, I will be whipping up a Strawberry Salad at Whole Foods Market on Callowhill 2001 Pennsylvania Ave  Philadelphia, PA 19130.  Stop by and say hello and sample some yummy food.  See you there.

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