Wednesday’s Hot Bar 10/31/12

RAW FOODS: living cole slaw, pickled zucchini salad, summer squash, apple-fennel salad

SOUPS: tomato bisque, wild mushroom barley soup, cream of asparagus, miso soup, split pea soup

VEGAN FOODS: cous cous paella, veggie garden pasta, butternut squash and celery root gratin, misir wat, black beans, basmati rice, lemon rice, aloo mutter, vegetable curried rice, curried cabbage, chole saag, vegetable korma, gobhi matar, ratatouille, steamed broccoli

VEGETARIAN FOODS: kadhi pakora, tandoori naan, baked ziti with vodka sauce

MEAT & SEAFOOD: tilapia with pineapple salsa, tikka masala chicken, coq au vin blanc

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

Shake Off Stress

When

Tuesday, October 30th  /  6:00-6:45PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Ellwood’s Wellness & Relationship Coach Denise Dolan

Description

Shake-off Stress and Dip into Serenity
Take the Mystique Out of Meditation
Busy schedules, everyday challenges and anxiety can put a strain on our health and our relationships.  The daily grind can limit our expression of joy and even lead to depression.Discover how to slow down, chill, and renew yourself in this short meditation.  It’s easier than you think!   A direct student of Michael Bernard Beckwith, Denise will share three easy meditation practices that are proven to calm and refresh your spirit.Experience relaxation through a combination of 1) brief guidance, 2) silence, and 3) participant sharing for those who desire.  All levels are welcome to participate.

Cost

Donations are welcome and will go towards scholarships to make opportunities available for fee-based programs offered by Denise at Ellwood Thomspon’s Community Room.

Capacity

30

Register for Program

Walk-ins welcome.

More information about the program here.

Questions?

Want to know more about one of Denise’s programs?  Visit www.DeniseDolan.com; email Info@DeniseDolan.com or call 800-804-2176.

Just Label it – We need your support!

In September 2011, the Just Label It campaign submitted a petition to the FDA calling for the mandatory labeling of genetically-engineered food (GMO). ET has donated $1000 in support of the campaign. If you agree with having all GMO foods labeled, sign a petition to show your support by clicking this link:  http://www.cornucopia.org/prop37-petition/

Tuesday’s Hot Bar 10/30/12

RAW FOODS: living cole slaw, kale salad, pickled zucchini salad

SOUPS: tomato bisque, wild mushroom and barley soup, cream of asparagus soup, split pea soup, miso soup

VEGAN FOODS: local hunan bbq tofu, black beans, basmati rice, tempeh bourguigon, veggie garden pasta, sausage seitan with peppers and onions, bedelijan, ater kik alicha, fasolia, collard greens with stewed tomatoes, misir wat, dinich wat, ginger-garlic cabbage, steamed broccoli

VEGETARIAN: baked ziti pasta with vodka sauce, roasted butternut squash with 5-spice

MEAT: cider-braised chicken, Spanish chicken, chicken paprikash, dijon pork loin

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

Monday’s Hot Bar 10/29/12

RAW FOODS: living cole slaw, raw kale, salad, pickled zucchini salad

SOUPS: mushroom-barley soup, turkey chili, cream of asparagus

VEGAN FOODS: local Hunan BBQ tofu, tempeh bourguignon, sausage seitan with peppers and onions, vegan veggie pasta, black beans, red jasmine rice, bedelijan, ater kick alicha, gomen, misir war, vegetable curried rice, dinich wat, vegan collards, ginger-garlic cabbage, fasolia, steamed broccoli

VEGETARIAN FOODS: parsley’d potatoes

MEAT: Hunan BBQ Pork Loin, Spanish chicken, chicken paprikash, cider braised chicken

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

Voting with Food

When

Sunday, October 28th  /  12:30-1:30PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Douglas Dedrick

Description

Every dollar you spend is like making a vote, you are supporting the companies you buy from with every dollar you spend. It is so important that we spend money on quality companies who stand for good ideals and ideals we agree with.  In this class we will discuss why spending your money on food makes a difference, how to spend money on companies with positive ideals and what companies to avoid and why.   Whether we realize it or not we are part of the election process everyday and it is important that we are aware of it.

Cost

FREE!

Questions?

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

Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin!

Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin Beer is here…. AND IT IS AWESOME!! Brewed in the style of the farmhouse ales of Belgium’s southern countryside, this selection utilizes a blend of rye, wheat and barley with ripe, flame roasted Virginia sugar pumpkins and brown sugar. This 8.5% ABV beer has freshly ground cinnamon, whole Grenada nutmeg, whole Madagascar clove and whole allspice with pounds of freshly sliced organic ginger root!! Soo yea you better hurry before it is all gon

Holiday Health & Wellness Series (Class 2 of 3)

Do you find yourself indulging during the holiday season only to make empty resolutions when the New Year begins? Don’t miss this class series and learn how to enJOY this holiday season. So when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s, you are not dying for a detox, rather you are ready to start your best year yet! Read the rest of this post »

October = Fair Trade Month!

What is Fair Trade: A trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency, and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, disadvantaged producers and workers.

Fair Trade goods are just that. Fair. From far-away farms to your shopping cart, products that bear the fair trade logo come from farmers and workers who are justly compensated.  Fair Trade helps farmers in developing countries build sustainable businesses that positively influence their communities.  They are a nonprofit, but they don’t do charity. Instead, they teach disadvantaged communities how to use the free market to their advantage. With Fair Trade USA, the money you spend on day-to-day goods can improve an entire community’s day-to-day lives.

Take the Pledge:  Show your support of Fair Trade and Fair Trade products by making a pledge to do so on the Fair Trade website.  Click here to make the pledge.

VA Wine Month: Discover Your Local Crush!

Virginia is a wine destination unlike any other, with more than 200 wineries and dozens of wine trails surrounded by lavish scenery, breathtaking views, quaint small towns and monumental historic sites — it’s no wonder we love wine at ET!  This October, find out why Virginia was ranked as “one of the five-up and coming wine regions in the world” by Travel and Leisure Magazine.  Stop by ET and check out our front store display of VA wines which were all  hand picked by ET wine lovers in our Indulge department!

This is the month to switch up your normal bottle and try something new and from Virginia!  Be sure to check out our online Ellwood’s calendar for listings of Wine Tastings throughout the month in store.  Also be sure to check out what other VA wine lovers are doing through out the state at wineries and around our city by clicking here.

Nimbus Massage Workshop

When

Saturday, October 27th  /  12:00-2:30PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Kristina Page and fellow Nimbus Massage Therapists

Description

Kristina Page, Owner of Nimbus Massage, and her partner therapists, James Arbuckle and Robby Klonicke, will take over the community room for a showcase-style information session about three different types of massage.

Come and visit one or all of the therapists at their “station” and spend a couple of minutes one-on-one. You can ask specific questions and sample a little of the style of massage they are featuring.

Robby Klonicke will sample Reiki. Reiki is a type of energy work that promotes overall well-being and balancing of the mind, body, and spirit. Reiki practitioners use a series of static hand placements on or above the body in areas where the recipient’s energy needs balancing. Reiki works well for people who have emotional or spiritual blockages that they wish to work through.

James Arbuckle will sample Thai Yoga Massage.  Thai Yoga Massage is good for people who like to stretch and be stretched, who are athletic, and who are working to maintain or improve their Range of Motion. This style of massage is performed on a special mat on the floor with the recipient remaining clothed.

Kristina Page will sample Myofascial Techniques. Myofascial work targets the tissues encasing your muscle fibers which can become taut along with the muscles. It can help people with all over tissue tightness, postural imbalances, and looks very promising for people with Fibromyalgia.

Since we are working in a more one-on-one style please pre-register for a time slot on-line at www.nimbus-to-go.lattiss.com. We will allow a few people in at each 30-minute interval so that we may maximize the attention we can give you. Please feel free to leave a comment in the notes section if you have a specific question or need you would like for us to be aware of in advance.

Cost

FREE!

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

Friday’s Hot Bar 10/26/12

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

SOUPS: roasted red pepper bisque, chickpea stew, chicken tortilla, cream of mushroom soup, beer and cheese soup

VEGAN FOODS: balsamic local tofu with veggies, cous cous paella, local citrus tofu wtih veggies, stewed seitan with tomatoes, taco shells, refried beans, TVP vegan taco meat, whole wheat tortillas, corn tacos, basmati rice, black beans, vegan sour cream, vegan cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo, salsa picante, fajita veggies, ancho-lime pinto beans, Yucatan veggies, steamed broccoli

MEAT: Fiesta chicken, ground beef, sarsaparilla braised pork, dill encrusted trout, carne asada, ranchero casserole, garlic roasted chicken

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

Parmesan Pumpkin Wedges

A highlight for the month of October are all of the cool things we do with pumpkins! Between carving, baking, roasting seeds and friends bringing them over during fall celebrations, you may end up with one or two more pumpkins then you planned. Check out this cool recipe for pumpkin wedges to add to your book for the season — make good on the extras!

Click here for recipe

Shake Off Stress

When

Thursday, October 25th  /  6:00-6:30PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Ellwood’s Wellness & Relationship Coach Denise Dolan

Description

Shake-off Stress and Dip into Serenity
Take the Mystique Out of Meditation
Busy schedules, everyday challenges and anxiety can put a strain on our health and our relationships.  The daily grind can limit our expression of joy and even lead to depression.

Discover how to slow down, chill, and renew yourself in this short meditation.  It’s easier than you think!   A direct student of Michael Bernard Beckwith, Denise will share three easy meditation practices that are proven to calm and refresh your spirit.

Experience relaxation through a combination of 1) brief guidance, 2) silence, and 3) participant sharing for those who desire.  All levels are welcome to participate.

Cost

Donations are welcome and will go towards scholarships to make opportunities available for fee-based programs offered by Denise at Ellwood Thomspon’s Community Room.

Capacity

30

Register for Program

Walk-ins welcome.

More information about the program here.

Questions?

Want to know more about one of Denise’s programs?  Visit www.DeniseDolan.com; email Info@DeniseDolan.com or call 800-804-2176.

Thursday’s Hot Bar 10/25/12

RAW FOODS: raw kale salad, raw carrot and fennel salad, raw-organic sweet potato slaw

SOUPS: roasted red pepper bisque, chickpea stew, potato-bacon soup, cream of mushroom soup, chicken tortilla soup

VEGAN FOODS: citrus local tofu with veggies, cous cous paella, Thai-basil setian, balsamic local tofu with veggies, basmati rice, black beans, pimento-jalapeno corn, tomato rice, curried cabbage, mixed steamed veggies, gingered squash, lightly steamed broccoli

VEGETARIAN FOODS: roasted 5-spice butternut squash, cider glazed carrots and parsnips, baked ziti with vodka sauce

MEAT: dill encrusted trout, chicken-mushroom duxelle, curried chicken, frou frou pork loin, 5-spice roasted chicken, chicken BBQ

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