Thursday’s Hot Bar 5/31/2012

RAW FOODS: Broccoli and Raisin Sunflower Seed Salad, Raw Kale Salad, Living Coleslaw

SOUPS: Miso Soup, Chickpea Stew, Watermelon Gazpacho, Creamy Tomato Basil Soup, Chicken Tortilla Soup

VEGAN FOODS: Vegetable Curried Rice, Green Wheat Freekeh Hash, Local Tofu Asian Stir Fry, Blackened Tofu with Veggies, Black Beans, Basmati Rice, Sugar Snap Peas with Caramelized Onions, Mixed Steamed Veggies, Aloo Mutter, English Peas, Green Bean Piperade, Steamed Broccoli

VEGETARIAN: Rosemary Garlic Mashers, Blue Ridge Potatoes and Mushrooms, Green Bean Almondine

MEAT: ”Hunterstyle” Braised Chicken, Smoked Tomato Mac and Cheese, Chicken Pot Pie, Braised Pork Cheeks, Kung Pao Chicken, Curry Crusted Pork Loin

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

Kudos To Locally Made KIMKIM Hot Sauce!

Back in April we started selling locally made KIMKIM Korean Hot Sauce.  Now other stores have begun to carry it and KIMKIM is on its way to becoming one of Richmond’s most beloved products. Congratulations KIMKIM hot sauce!! Check out a cool story  on this locally made product by clicking here!

Wednesdays Hot Bar 05/30/12

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

SOUPS: watermelon gazpacho, tomato bisque, chicken tortilla, miso soup, charred tomato soup

VEGAN FOODS: Asian stir fry with local tofu, vegan spaghetti, blackened local tofu with veggies, black beans, basmati rice, vegetable curried rice, lemon rice, bedelijan, vegetable korma, chole saag, aloo mutter, gobhi matar, steamed broccoli

VEGETARIAN: roasted butternut squash, mashed cauliflower, tandoori naan, kadhi pakora

MEAT: jambalaya, chicken tikka masala, chicken samosas, curried chicken

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

Tuesday’s Hot Bar 05/29/12

SOUPS: watermelon gazpacho, tomato bisque, chicken tortilla soup, split pea soup, miso soup

RAW FOODS: apple & fennel soup, raw cole slaw, raw kale salad

VEGAN FOODS: seitan “sausage” with peppers and onions, roasted garlic quinoa with mushrooms, vegetable curried rice, local tofu manicotti, basmati rice, black beans, stewed local bok choy, bedelijan, dinich wat, misir wat, gingered cabbage, ater kik alicha, gomen, fasolia, broccoli

MEAT: jambalaya, dill encrusted spicy trout, pulled pork bbq with house smoked tomato sauce, braised red cabbage with bacon

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

Monday’s Hot Bar 05/28/12

RAW FOODS: apple and fennel salad, raw kale salad, living broccoli & sunflower salad

SOUPS: watermelon gazpacho, andouille sausage and kale, miso soup, split pea soup

VEGAN FOODS: vegan spaghetti, seitan with peppers and onions, vegetable curried rice, mushroom and garlic quinoa, basmati rice, black beans, misir wat, bedelijan, ater kik alicha, gomen, cabbage, dinich wat, steamed broccoli

MEAT: braised red cabbage with bacon, cider braised chicken with shiitake and ginger broth, jambalaya, artichoke chicken, smoked tomato mac-n-cheese, rainbow trout with pesto veggies

VEGETARIAN: homestyle mashed potatoes

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

Easy Yoga Class

When

Sunday, May 27th / 12:30-1:30PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Christa Fish

Description

Easy yoga class for beginners or people looking for a gentle yoga class.

Please bring a mat, a blanket, and a pillow.

Cost

FREE!

Capacity

30

Register for class

There is limited seating/availability for all classes and events and you must register ahead of time.

Call Christa Fish at 804-986-1723

Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.

Saturday Hot Bar 5/26/12

MEATS:  Ranchero Casserole, Garlic Roasted Chicken w/ Charred Tomato Salsa, Artichoke Chicken, Cajun Pork Loin, Spicy Dill Encrusted Trout, Braised Red Cabbage w/ Applegate Farms Bacon, Roasted Corn & Poblano Polenta (contains chicken stock)

VEGAN:  Tofu Manicotti, Local Hunan BBQ Tofu, Vegan Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Sweet & Sour Tempeh, Basmati Rice, Black Beans, Ancho Lime Pinto Beans, Yucatan Roasted Veggies, Spanish Rice, Caponata, Stewed Tomatoes & Black Beans, Steamed Broccoli

RAW (vegan):  Living Coleslaw, Raw Kale Salad, Broccoli & Raisin Sunflower Seed Salad

VEGETARIAN:  Succatash, Homestyle Mashed Potatoes

SOUPS:  Curried Carrot & Coconut Milk Soup (vegetarian), Andouille Sausage & Kale Soup, Chicken Tortilla Soup

SALAD BAR:  Fiesta Chicken, Homestyle Chicken Salad, Dill Tuna Salad, Homestyle Dilled Potato Salad (vegan), Yedinich Salata (vegan), Curried Cous Cous Salad (vegan), Chickpea Salad (vegan), Bac’un & Ranch Pasta Salad (vegan), Forbidden Rice Salad (vegan), Greek Wheatberry Salad (vegetarian), Artichoke Salad (vegan), Garden Vegetable Quinoa Salad (vegan), Oven Fried Tofu (vegan)

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

Phoenix Rising Yoga: Yoga Therapy

When

Friday, May 25th  /  5:00-7:00PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Nora Pozzi & Beverly Johnson

Description

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy is a unique yoga-based body-mind healing practice that combines gentle, assisted yoga postures with dialog to facilitate self-discovery and exploration of the relationship between your body, your mind, and your life.  Check out Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy for more information.

Cost

FREE!

Capacity

20

Register for class

There is limited seating/availability for all classes and events and you must register ahead of time.

Register at Cultivate Harmony

Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.

Friday’s Hot Bar 5/25/12

SOUPS: curried coconut and carrot soup, andouille sausage and kale soup, tomato bisque, split pea soup, white bean soup

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

VEGAN FOODS: local Hunan bbq tofu, mujadara, sweet and sour tempeh, local tofu cacciatore, corn tacos, whole wheat tortillas, TVP taco meat, Spanish rice, caponata, refried beans, red jasmine rice, black beans, guacamole, vegan cheese, vegan sour cream, salsa picante, fajita roasted veggies, ancho lime pinto beans, yucatan veggies, steamed broccoli

VEGETARIAN: shredded taco cheese, sour cream

MEAT: seasoned ground turkey, Bell & Evan’s seasoned shredded chicken, talapia with black bean and corn salsa, carne asada steak, rancheros casserole, garlic roasted chicken

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

Intro to Yoga

When

Thursday, May 24th  /  5:30-7:00PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Robin Raver

Description

If you’ve been interested in trying a yoga class that is neither too gentle nor aggressive, this is the class for you! In this Intro to Yoga class, we will explore alignment fundamentals of basic yoga postures that cultivate strenght, stamina, and flexibility. Prop, such as blocks, straps, and chairs, allow people of all ages and levels to participate.

Cost

FREE!

Capacity

30

Register for class

Contact Robin Raver at 804-421-9624 or RobinRaver@verizon.net

Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.

Our Friends Need Your Help!

Our friends need your help! Do we have your ears? If so, here’s the low down: Pedal Power is a Richmond, VA based group that is committed to educating the community on the many alternatives available to consumers for our sustainability. Beyond events, Pedal Power seeks to demonstrate simple steps we can all take to reduce energy consumption and have a positive impact on the environment.

What they do: Pedal Power organizes and participates in events where people ride bikes on stationary trainers and help generate power for the event. Kind of like a wind turbine, but without the wind. Their goal is to get people to feel how much energy it takes to make electricity and make the connection to use less. Get the picture?

Your Mission: Not happy with their name, Pedal Power has decided that it’s time for a new one. And that’s where you come in. We need you to help develop a better name for this great organization so that everyone, not just cyclists, begin to understand how much energy is needed to create the electricity we all use.  We want the new name to better convey our core mission of raising awareness about energy conservation. Email your idea to contest@ellwoodthompsons.com.  All entries will be submitted to Pedal Power who will make the final decision. One winner will receive a custom jersey, CamelBak water bottle and the knowledge of knowing they’re helping to save the environment.

For more information on Pedal Power, just visit their website.

Style Weekly Best Of

Thanks to our friends over at STYLE Weekly for voting us the Best Green/Environmentally Friendly Business in Richmond. Being a green business isn’t easy. Businesses, both big and small, use a significant amount of energy and produce a large amount of waste. We take pride in every step that we take to combat this. To learn more about our environmental efforts, read our Environmental Pledge.

Thursday’s Hot Bar, 5/24/12

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

SOUPS: curried carrot and coconut milk soup, andouille sausage and kale soup, creamy tomato bisque, split pea soup, white bean soup

VEGAN FOODS: black beans, wild rice, vegetable curried rice, stewed tomatoes and black beans, aloo mutter, caponata, curried cabbage, mujadara, steamed broccoli

VEGETARIAN: roasted butternut squash, succotash

MEAT: cajun pork loin, braised chicken with olives and mushrooms, bbq beef brisket, talapia with black beans and corn, collard greens with bacon

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

Food Imposters: Don’t Be Fooled By Disguises!

When

Wednesday, May 23rd  /  5:30-6:30PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Ali Baedke

Description

Please join us for a presentation by Ali Baedke, Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. Registered Dietitian. Ali will discuss “fake” foods: how to spot them, why they are harmful to us, and how we can replace them with real foods. She will discuss eating patterns in the US compared to other indigenous cultures and how rates of chronic illness correlate with diet. Finally, Ali will provide ideas and tips for quick and easy whole foods to replace the food impostors.

Cost

FREE!

Capacity

30

Register for class

There is limited seating/availability for all classes and events and you must register ahead of time.

Register online for the class now.

Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.

Lunchtime Slow Flow Yoga with Project Yoga Richmond

When

Wednesday, May 23rd / 12:30-1:30PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

J.Miles / Dana Walters / Liz Susan

Description

Join this fun, light hearted class designed to de-stress, energize, and balance the body and mind. Seated breathing, slow flow, and standing and floor poses included. All levels welcome; please arrive 10 minutes prior to start time to sign in and meet the instructor. After class, visit Ellwood’s brand new juice bar and chat with fellow yogis!

Please bring your own mat; a few will be able to borrow. Each class offered at a suggested donation of $10 or pay what you can. Cash and check only to PYR. Benefits Project Yoga Richmond, a locally based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to expanding, connecting and unifying the local yoga and movement arts community. Visit Project Yoga Richmond or more information.

Wednesdays for six weeks!

May 2nd through June 6, Drop ins welcome.

Cost

Donation

Capacity

30

Register for class

There is limited seating/availability for all classes and events and you must register ahead of time.

Register online for the class now.

Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.