South of the James, With No Power?

If you still don’t have power and are looking for some healthy options (besides ET’s, of course) – check out the ”Souther of The James” market from 3pm – 8pm TODAY.  Learn more by visiting http://sojmarket.com/

Wednesday’s Hot Bar 08/31/11

SOUPS: gazpacho, lentil stew, chicken and rice soup, cream of cauliflower, beer and cheese soup

RAW: Italian pickled + zucchini salad, raw cole slaw, raw kale salad

VEGAN FOODS: ater kik alicha, Nile’s gomen, piment0-jalapeno corn, roasted cauliflower with tomatoes, brown basmati rice, black beans, tamarind rice, curried cabbage, aloo gobhi, vegetable korma, chole saag, sugar snap peas with fennel, mixed steamed veggies, steamed broccoli

VEGETARIAN FOODS: five cheese macaroni, roasted butternut squash

MEATS: curried chicken, chicken tikka masala, chicken samosas, kung pao chicken, pineapple jerk pork loin

*Hotbar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Power restoration updates from Dominion for Aug. 31st

Here is the latest on Dominion Virginia Power’s progress on getting electricity restored to our homes in Virginia. Click here for today’s list of locations in Richmond.

Saving Money & Packaging with Sistema

We’re excited to now offer Sistema’s KLIP-IT lunch and bulk storage containers in our store. In continuing efforts to offer more reusable containers and cut back on packaging, Sistema’s containers are meant to be used over and over again. You’ll find them on aisle 4 with other containers as well as featured on the top of our hot bar.

What’s the benefit to using Sistema containers? Well, first off all, we’re offering a 25-cent discount when you use the containers for your hot bar or salad bar purchase. Not only do you save 25-cents, but you eliminate the waste of a to-go container. Sistema containers are also BPA-free, made from 100% virgin plastic so there’s never any chemical taste to your food.

For more information on Sistema containers, ask our customer service desk.

Tuesday’s Hot Bar 08/30/11

SOUPS: gazpacho, lentil stew, spicy vegetable chicken soup, turkey chili, miso soup

RAW FOODS: summer citrus slaw, living cole slaw, raw kale salad

VEGAN FOODS: brown basmati rice, black beans, English peas with caramelized onions, gingered squash, roasted corn and black bean compote, mixed steamed veggies, citrus slaw salad, homestyle dilled potato salad, three bean salad, artichoke salad, nappa slaw, vegan pasta salad

VEGETARIAN: pimento-jalapeno corn, homestyle mashed potatoes, squash & sprout orzo salad, Greek wheat berry salad

MEAT: homestyle chicken salad, homestyle tuna salad

*Hotbar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Dominion Virginia Power location repair list for today

While our power is on here at Ellwood Thompson’s, there are quite a few people still out of power.  Here is a list of locations Dominion Virginia Power is working on today in mobile friendly format.  Hang in there everyone. Click here for list

Caramelized Summer Tomato Tarte Tatin

With summer coming to an end (believe it or not) most of Virginia still has a an abundance of tomatoes at your fingertips. Take those orange, red and yellow cherries and grapes and invite them over for a delicious tomato tarte tatin. A dish so full of flavor and texture that you might just want to save it for dessert.

Click here for the recipe.

Caramelized Summer Tomato Tarte Tatin

With summer coming to an end (believe it or not) most of Virginia still has a an abundance of tomatoes at your fingertips. Take those orange, red and yellow cherries and grapes and invite them over for a delicious tomato tarte tatin. A dish so full of flavor and texture that you might just want to save it for dessert.

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Saturday Hot Bar 8/27/11

MEATS: Rainbow Trout Stuffed w/ Pesto & Asparagus, Ranchero Casserole, Pineapple Jerk Pork, Coq Au Vin Blanc, Tequilla Lime Chicken, Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo, Braised Red Cabbage w/ Pork

VEGAN: Pimento-Jalapeno Corn, Ratatouille, Steamed Broccoli, Brown Basmati Rice, Black Beans, Spanish Rice, Ancho Lime Pinot Beans, Yucatan Veggies, Curried Cabbage

VEGAN BAR (served at 1:00): Vegan Mashed Potatoes, Tofu Cacciatore, Vegan Buffalo Bites, Cous Cous Paella

RAW BAR (vegan): Italian Pickled Zucchini Salad, Living Coleslaw, Raw Kale Salad

VEGETARIAN: Homestyle Mashed Potatoes

SOUPS: Spicy Chicken Vegetable Soup, Turkey Chili, Miso Soup (vegan)

BREAKFAST (served until 1:00): Huevos Rancheros Wrap (vegetarian), Pork Sausage Patties, Blueberry Spice Panackes (vegan), Vegan Biscuitsm Vegan Breakfast Potatoes, Pork Bacon, Cheesy Eggs (vegetarian), Vegan Sausage Gravy, Yellow Grits (vegetarian)

SALAD BAR PREPARED SELECTIONS: Fiesta Chicken, Homestyle Chicken Salad, Homestyle Tuna Salad, Greek Wheatberry Salad (vegetarian), Basil Parmesan Pasta Salad (vegetarian), Three Bean Salad (vegan), Citrus Cous Cous (vegan), Broccoli & Cranberry Salad (vegan), Chived Potato Salad (vegan), Vegan Nappa Coleslaw, Thai Rice Salad (vegan), Yedinich Salata (vegan), Azifa (vegan)

* Hot Bar items subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Friday’s Hot Bar 08/26/11

SOUPS: spicy onion soup, spicy chicken and veggie soup, turkey chili, potato & leek soup

RAW FOODS: Italian pickled zucchini salad, summer citrus salad, raw kale salad

VEGAN FOODS: vegan loaded mashed potatoes, blackened tofu with veggies, coconut curried tofu, taco shells, wheat tortillas, spanish rice, tvp, refried beans, brown basmati rice, black beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, fajita veggies, ancho lime pinto beans, Yucatan veggies, steamed broccoli

MEAT: blackened talapia, shredded seasoned chicken, seasoned ground turkey, pork carnitas, carne asada, rancher casserole, tequila lime chicken

*Hotbar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Thursday’s Hot Bar 08/25/11

SOUPS: gazpacho, miso soup, roasted chorizo and banana pepper soup, potato & leek soup

RAW FOODS: raw kale salad, raw cole slaw, fennel and carrot salad

VEGAN FOODS: black beans, five grain salad, ratatouille, curried cabbage, gobhi matar, roasted cauliflower with tomatoes, gingered squash, steamed broccoli, cous cous paella, mujadara, asian stir fry, loca coconut curried tofu

VEGETARIAN: homestyle mashed potatoes

MEAT: turkey salisbury steak, chicken pot pie, collard greens with bacon, rainbow trout with pesto veggies, chicken with leeks, lemon and lavender, niman ranch cajun pork loin, pork bbq

*Hotbar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Lifespan shortened by TV watching

A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine said TV watching can shorten one’s lifespan by 22 minutes for each hour watched. It also said individuals who watch TV for 6 hours on average, live 5 years less than people who don’t watch it at all. Click here for full story

10 things that make a great green city

As we continue to make our city a better place to live,  here are 10 things that can encourage sustainable living in our community.  Click here for story

Wednesday’s Hot Bar 08/24/11

SOUPS: spicy onion soup, gazpacho, potato leek soup, turkey chili

RAW: summer citrus claw, fennel & tomato salad, raw apple and fennel salad

VEGAN: mujadara, local tofu asian stir fry, local coconut curried tofu, local tofu cacciatore, black beans, brown basmati rice, tamarind rice, vegetable curried rice, aloo gobhi, chole saag, vegetable korma, gobhi matar, curried cabbage, roasted cauliflower with stewed tomatoes, roasted brussel sprouts, mixed steamed veggies, steamed broccoli

MEAT: chicken samosa, coconut curried chicken, cajun pork loin, collard green with ham

*Hotbar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

You should recycle your old electronic devices

If your are anything like us at Ellwood Thompson’s you have no clue what to do with your old office equipment that may either be broken or got pushed aside for the new upgrade.  Samsung has a cool new program that will recycle your old office products as well as any old samsung phones you may own for free.  Click here for more information.