PRESENTING: an ode to Whole Foods Market in Woodmere in my favorite literary form, a haiku:
Just off the highway,
food glory can be found nearby
my workplace, thank God.
Alright, so that was fairly lame. What isn’t lame though is the awesome Facebook promotion that Whole Foods Woodmere rocked a few weeks ago. In order to beef up their fan base, WFM Woodmere offered their fans a $5 gift card for every person they got to “fan” them on Facebook. If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m a sucker for a deal and a giveaway. I messaged a “few” of my closest buddies, who became fans of the store. Thanks to my awesome friends, I earned $40 in gift cards to Whole Foods!
Make sure to check out Whole Foods Market Woodmere on Facebook. They are located right off the I-271 exit on Chagrin Road. The staff there is wonderful!
So what did I spend it on you ask? The usual suspects:
Clif Bar Products, including Mojo and Luna Bars:
- c/o clifbar.com
The new White Chocolate Macadamia Luna Bar is uber tasty. It might be overtaking my love for the Mojo Mountain Mix Bar:
- c/o clifbar.com
- c/o celestialseasonings.com
The Sleepytime® Vanilla flavor is blended with “chamomile, spearmint, west indian lemongrass, natural french vanilla flavor, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves, hawthorn, orange blossoms and rosebuds”. Anything to get me to sleep at night!
365 Everyday Value Organic Whole Wheat Linguine: Our household’s pasta of choice. I know a lot of people don’t like whole wheat pastas because the difference in taste, but I don’t notice a difference in this one.
365 Everyday Value Organic Shells & Cheese made with White Cheddar Cheese: If mac and cheese is coming from a box, might as well be organic.
…as well as a jar of Cashew Butter (we have to get thru a container of Almond Butter & TJ’s Peanut Butter first), a few bottles of white wine, and a six pack of Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Conway’s Irish Ale as a St. Patrick’s Day present for Hans.
I also picked up my first couple bottles of GT’s Kombucha’s Synergy Tea in Superfoods and Devine Grape. What in the world is Kombucha you ask? From their website:
Kombucha is alternately known as a Chinese tea, a plant, or a mushroom. But it’s not really any of these. It’s a living culture of beneficial microorganisms, and in Kombucha’s case, the whole is infinitely greater than the sum of its parts! Our Kombucha is delicately cultured – some liken it to fermentation – for 30 days. During this period, essential nutrients form like active enzymes, viable probiotics, amino acids, antioxidants and polyphenols. All of these combine to create an elixir that immediately works with the body to restore balance and vitality.
Yeah. Sounds freaky. But I had seen it all over blogland, so I figured I’d give it a try. The drink definitely has a TANG to it. I actually put my entire 16oz. container in my Nalgene bottle and then filled the rest of it up with ice. I think it help cut the tanginess a bit, but I realized that’s one thing I enjoyed about the beverage. Both flavors were super yummy and the effervesce fuzz made it feel like there was a party in my mouth!
On my recent visit, I found a recipe for Gyro-Style Lamb with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce Over Quinoa:
Doesn’t that sound glorious?! I have never made lamb at home, but it looks like you have SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO!