Monday’s Hot Bar 2/28/2011

RAW FOODS: Raw “Spaghetti” with Marinara and Mushroom Sauce, Raw Kale Salad, Living Cole Slaw

VEGAN FOODS: Black Beans, Brown Basmati Rice, The Nile’s Kelal Shiro, The Nile’s Gomen, The Nile’s Tikel Gomen, The Nile’s Misir Wat, The Nile’s Dinich Wat, The Nile’s Ater Kik Alicha, Pimento Jalapeno Buttered Corn, Smoked Pepper Red Beans, Caponata, Bok Choy, Steamed Broccoli, Kung Pao Organic Tofu, Seitan with Onions and Peppers, Local Coconut Curried Tofu, Vegan Sheperd’s Pie

VEGETARIAN FOODS: Homestyle Mashed Potatoes, Fire Roasted Tomato and Pepper Pasta, Roasted Butternut Squash

MEAT: Garlic Citrus Chicken, Jambalya

SOUPS: Chicken and Rice Soup, Truffle Cauliflower Soup, Tomato Bisque

*Hot bar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

The Wonderful World of Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a hot pick right now in the Produce Department. With so many types to pick from, how could they not be?!

This got us to talking about mushrooms and all of the different kinds that are out there…when we stumbled upon this video. Who knew mushrooms were so calculated? Check out the above BBC video on Cordyceps: Attack of the Killer Fungi.

And be sure to check out the produce department and all of the NON poisonous Mushrooms we have in stock!

Friday’s Hot Bar 2/25/2011

RAW FOODS: Italian Pickled Zucchini Salad, Raw Kale Salad, Living Cole Slaw

VEGAN FOODS: Texas Two Bean Chili, Vegan Chili Cheese Cornbread, Malabar’s Tamarind Rice, Vegan Buffalo Bites, Kung Pao Organic Tofu, Roasted Garlic Mushroom Quinoa, Taco Shells, Soft Flour Tortillas, Spanish Rice, Black Beans, Brown Basmati Rice, Tofutti Sour Cream, Vegan Cheese, Fire Roasted Salsa, Homemade Pico De Gallo, Guacamole, Shredded Lettuce, Ancho Lime Beans, Yucatan Veggies, Steamed Broccoli

VEGETARIAN FOODS: Sour Cream, Shredded Cheese

MEAT: Blackened Tilapia, Shredded Chicken, Seasoned Ground Turkey, Pork Carnitas, Carne Asada, Ranchero Casserole, Tequilla Lime Chicken, Roasted Corn and Poblano Polenta

SOUPS: Miso Soup, Tomato Bisque, White Bean and Grilled Flank Steak Chili, Rojo Pozole

*Hot bar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Thursday’s Hot Bar 2/24/2011

RAW FOODS: Italian Pickled Zucchini Salad, Raw Kale Salad, Living Cole Slaw

VEGAN FOODS: Texas Two Bean Chili, Vegan Chili Cheese Cornbread, Black Beans, Brown Basmati Rice, Malabar’s Tamarind Rice, Mixed Steamed Veggies, Gobhi Matar, English Peas with Caramelized Pearl Onions, Steamed Broccoli, Gluten Free Lasagna, Malabar’s Curried Cabbage, Vegan Buffalo Bites, Malabar’s Lemon Rice

VEGETARIAN FOODS: Tandoori Naan, Mac N’ Cheese, Homestyle Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Butternut Squash

MEAT: Chicken Vindaloo, Coconut Curry Chicken, Rainbow Trout with Pesto Asparagus and Tomato Sauce, Cider Braised Chicken, Chicken Pot Pie, Sour Cabbage with Bacon, Collard Greens

SOUPS: Chili Con Carne, Turkey Chili, Truffle Cauliflower Soup, Miso Soup

*Hot bar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Wednesday’s Hot Bar 2/23/2011

RAW FOODS: Raw Carrot and Fennel Salad, Raw Kale Salad, Living Cole Slaw

VEGAN FOODS: Local Coconut Curried Tofu, Medjis Cous Cous, Kung Pao Organic Tofu, Roasted Garlic Mushroom Quinoa, Vegan Chili Cheese Cornbread, Black Beans, Brown Basmati Rice, Malabar’s Lemon Rice, Malabar’s Veggie Korma, Malabar’s Aloo Mutter, Gobhi Matar, Curried Cabbage, Malabar’s Chole Saag, Malabar’s Aloo Tikkis, Caponata, Steamed Broccoli

VEGETARIAN FOODS: Tandoori Naan

MEAT: Chicken Vindaloo, Chicken Tikka Masala, Curry Chicken, Chicken Samosa, Jambalya

SOUPS: Tomato Bisque, Turkey Chili, Truffle Cauliflower Soup

*Hot bar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Tuesday’s Hot Bar 2/22/2011

RAW FOODS: Raw Carrot and Fennel Salad, Raw Kale Salad, Living Cole Slaw

VEGAN FOODS: Sausage Seitan w/ Onions and Peppers, Roasted Garlic Mushroom Quinoa, Vegan Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Kung Pao Organic Tofu, Black Beans, Brown Basmati Rice, Pimento-Jalapeno Buttered Corn, Caponata, Mised Steamed Veggies, Steamed Broccoli

VEGETARIAN FOODS: Mashed Cauliflower, Pasta w/ Vodka Sauce , Homestyle Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Almondine, Hoppin’ Johns Green Chile and Cheddar Homestyle Grits, Strawberry Cheesecake

MEAT: Wild Caught Tuna Salad, Lemon Rosemary Chicken w/ Artichoke, Cider Braised Chicken, Pork Loin w/ Spicy Cajun Sauce, Chicken Pot Pie, Braised Red Cabbage w/ Pork

SOUPS: Tomato Bisque, Turkey Chili, Truffle Cauliflower Soup

*Hot bar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Candy Valley Cake Company: Cake Pops

You haven’t experienced cake pops until you’ve tried the Candy Valley Cake Company Cake Pops. These tasty, moist, balls of cake are literally one of the most delicious things we have ever tried…which is why we are excited that we are carrying them!

Just in today we’ve got flavors:

The Frou Frou – chocolate brownie cheesecake

Mint to Be – chocolate cake with minty vanilla candy shells adorned with chocolate mints

Fifty Fifty – its half chocolate, half vanilla, in a chocolate candy shell

The People’s Pop – carrot cake dipped in white chocolate

Need we say more!?

FREE 30 Minute Dietician Sessions Tomorrow!

Registered Dietician/Nurse, Jane Wilson who specializes in Diabetic issues will be in the store TOMORROW, February 22nd from 4-7pm offering FREE 30 minute consultations. Sign up through customer service now! Walk-ins will be accepted depending on availability.

Monday’s Hot Bar 02/21/11

RAW FOODS: Raw Fennel Salad, Raw Kale Salad, Living Cole Slaw

VEGAN FOODS: Broccoli Cranberry Salad, Seven Grain Salad, Yedinich Salata (Ethiopian Potato Salad), Azifa Lentils, Forbidden Rice Salad, Chickpea Salad, Dilled Local Tofu Salad, Tabouli, Black Beans, Brown Basmati Rice, Vegetable Curried Rice, Misir Wat, Ater Kik Alicha, Nile’s Gomen, Dinich Wat, Bedelijan, Tikel Gomen, Steamed Broccoli, Piment-Jalapeno Buttered Corn, Medji’s Cous Cous, Local Tofu Cacciatore, Loca Kung Pao Tofu, Vegan Soysage Seitan with Peppers and Onioins

VEGETARIAN FOODS: Greek Wheatberry Salad, Homestyle Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Almondine, Rudi’s Organic Buns, Strawberry Cheesecake

MEAT: Wild Caught Tuna Salad, Rainbow Trout with Pesto Veggies, Garlic Citrus Chicken, Braised Chicken with Olives and Mushrooms, Niman Ranch Pulled Pork BBQ

SOUPS: Tomato Bisque, Miso Soup, Truffled Cauliflower Soup, Spicy Sweet Potato Soup, Lentil Soup

*Hot bar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

TODD’S BEER & BLUES ADVENTURES: Ellwood Thompson’s Fresh Farmhouse Ale

We follow store manager & beer conisiuer, Todd Taylor, once again. This weeks mission = Ellwood Thompson’s Fresh Farmhouse Ale. Check out his notes on the beer below…

Features a nice orange/golden color with a thin white head. Head fades quickly. Beautiful citrus aroma with a faint scent of Belgian yeast, somewhat peppery. First tastes are pepper and cloves. Nice crispness. Very nice paired with a local ET baguette and some local Meadow Creek Grayson cheese. Cheers!

Saturday Hotbar 2/19/11

MEATS: Curry Chicken, Braised Chicken w/ Olives & Mushrooms, Tequilla Lime Chicken, Ranchero Caserole, Rainbow Trout w/ Pesto Veggies & Tomato Sauce, Pork Loin In Spicy Cajun Sauce, Roasted Corn & Poblano Polenta (contains chicken stock)

VEGAN: Yucatan Veggies, Steamed Broccoli, Brown Basmati Rice, Black Beans, Spanish Rice, Ancho-Lime Pinto Beans

VEGAN BAR (served at 1:00): Vegan Buffalo Bites, Medji’s Cous Cous, Tofu Cacciatori, Coconut Curry Tofu

RAW (vegan): Living Kale Salad, Living Coleslaw, Living Carrot & Fennel Salad

VEGETARIAN: Mac N Cheese, Mashed Cauliflower, Roasted Butternut Squash, Strawberry Cheesecake

SALAD BAR PREPARED SELECTIONS: Homestyle Tuna Salad, Broccoli & Cranberry Salad (vegan), Homestyle Dilled Potato Salad (vegan), Citrus Cous Cous w/ Garden Veggies (vegan), Yedinich Salata (vegan), 7 Grain Salad (vegan), Forbidden Rice Salad (vegan), Chickpea Salad (vegan), Roasted Mushrooms (vegan), Greek Wheatberry Salad (vegetarian), Azifa (vegan)

BREAKFAST (served until 1:00): Chicken & Apple Sausage, Ellwood’s Breakfast Burrito (vegan), Banana Bread French Toast (vegetarian), Breakfast Potatoes (vegan), Vegan Tofu Scramble, Cheesy Eggs (vegetarian), Pork Bacon, Vegan Yellow Grits, Vegan Sausage Gravy

Friday’s Hot Bar 02/18/11

RAW FOODS: Raw Fennel Salad, Raw Kale Salad, Living Cole Slaw

VEGAN FOODS: Tamarind Rice, Local Tofu Cacciatore, Local Coconut Curried Tofu, Broccoli Cranberry Salad, Yedinich Salata, Tofu Croutons, Chickpea Salad, Citrus Cous Cous, Greek Wheatberry Salad, Roasted Mushrooms, Hard & Soft Taco Shells, Refried Beans, Spanish Rice, Seasoned TVP, Black Beans, Basmati Rice, Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Vegan Cheese, Fajita Veggies, Ancho-Lime Pinto Beans, Yucatan Veggies, Steamed Broccoli

MEAT DISHES: Wild Caught Tuna Salad, Classic Chicken Salad, Shredded Chicken, Blackened Talapia, Pork Carnitas, Carne Asada, Ranchero Casserole, Tequila Lime Chicken, Roasted Corn and Poblano Polenta

SOUPS: Truffled Cauliflower Soup, Maryland Vegetable Crab Soup, Pozole Verde, Hearty Tomato Vegetable Soup, Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

*Hot bar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Thursday’s Hot Bar Menu 02/17/11

RAW FOODS: Raw Fennel & Carrot Salad, Living Kale Salad, Living Cole Slaw

VEGAN FOODS: Mujadara, Local Tofu Cacciatore, Local Coconut Curried Tofu, Broccoli Cranberry Salad, Dilled Potato Salad, Yedinich Salata, 7 Grain Whole Blend, Tabouli, Chickpea Salad, Citrus Cous Cous with Veggies, Greek Wheatberry Salad, Roasted Mushrooms, Black Beans, 5 Grain Rice Blend, Tomato Rice, Mixed Steamed Veggies, Gobhi Matar, Curried Cabbage, Chicken Vindaloo, Sugar Snap Peas, Steamed Broccoli

VEGETARIAN FOODS: Roasted Butternut Squash, Tandoori Naan, Homestyle mashed Potatoes, Homestyle Mac N Cheese

MEAT DISHES: Wild Caught Tuna Salad, Classic Chicken Salad, Rainbow Trout with Pesto Veggies, Curried Chicken, Chicken Marsala, Niman Ranch Pork Loin, Braised Chicken with Olives and Mushrroms

SOUPS: Turkey Chili, Maryland Vegetable Crab Soup, Tomato Bisque, Vegetable Lentil Soup, Hearty Tomato and Vegetable Soup

*Hot bar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Wednesday’s Hot Bar 02/16/11

RAW FOODS: Raw Kale Salad, Living Cole Slaw, Raw Spaghetti

VEGAN FOODS: Tamarind Rice, Local Coconut Curried Tofu, Gluten-Free Lasagna, Local BBQ Tofu, Broccoli-Cranberry Salad, Dilled Potato Salad, Yedinich Salata Potato Salad, 7 Grain Salad, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Chickpea Salad, Citrus Cous Cous with Garden Veggies, Greek Wheatberry Salad, Local Tofu Croutons, Basmati Rice, Black Beans, Aloo Gobhi, Chole Saag, Vegetable Korma, Curried Cabbage, Sugar Snap Peas, Steamed Broccoli

VEGETARIAN FOODS: Tandoori Naan, Homestyle Mashed Potatoes

MEAT DISHES: Wild Caught Tuna Salad, Classic Chicken Salad, Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Vindaloo, Chicken Samosa, Niman Ranch Pork Loin, Braised Chicken with Olives and Mushrooms

SOUPS: Turkey Chili, Maryland Vegetable Crab Soup, Tomato Bisque

*Hot bar is subject to chance throughout the day without notice.

Mushroom Hash with Black Rice

Even though here in Virginia we’ve been teased with exceptionally warm weather for the month of February, the cold is still dwindling around. Hearty foods not only are fun to make but satisfying to eat. The warmth and fulfillment of of seasoned black rice blended with the meatiness of mushroom hash makes this vegetarian comfort dish the perfect meal before spring comes around. Click here for the recipe.