Free Nutritional Consultation with Jane Wilson!

Jane is a Registered Dietician and Registered Nurse, specializing in Diabetic issues and Board Certified in Renal Nutrition. She has a passion for helping people eat for a healthier and better life & works with all age groups.  If you would like to meet with Jane she will be in the store today.  Please call (804) 359-7525 to schedule your free 30 min consultation!

This just in — Organic Blueberries!

We just got in some delicious organic blueberries! In one serving, you can get 14 mg of Vitamin C – almost 25 percent of your daily requirement. Vitamin C aids the formation of collagen and helps maintain healthy gums and capillaries. It also promotes iron absorption and a healthy immune system.  Blueberries deliver a potent antioxidant punch — in fact they have the highest antioxidant capacity per serving, compared with more than 20 other fruits. They are an awesome healthy snack! We have them on sale for $2.19 a pint

Tuesday's Hot Bar! 1/31/2012

SOUPS: Broccoli & Cheddar soup, Chicken ‘Noodle’ Soup, Tomato Bisque

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

VEGAN FOOS: Mujadara, Lentils with Kale, Toasted Farro, Black Beans, Whole Grain Five Blend, Misir Wat, Tikel Gomen, Jalapeno Pimento Corn, English Peas, Bedlijan, Steamed Broccoli, Marinated Sesame Tofu,

VEGETARIAN: Rosemary Garlic Mashers, Spoonbread

MEAT: Jambalya, Coriander Chicken Shiitake, Coffee and Cocoa Rubbed St. Louis Ribs, Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo, Coq Au Vin Blanc, Coriander Roasted Pork

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

Egg Fruit is here!

Attention lovers of exotic fruits, veggies, and plants in general. Somehow, we’ve just gotten our hands on some USA-grown egg fruit. It’s mildly sweet with a texture reminiscent of thoroughly cooked buttercup squash or pumpkin pie. It is native to Mexico, El Slavador and most common in the Bahamas, Jamaica and Cuba. Egg fruit is rich in niacin and provitamin A and have a fair level of ascorbic acid. Some enjoy the fruit with salt, pepper and lime or lemon juice!

Monday's Hot Bar 01/30/12

SOUPS: broccoli & cheddar soup, chicken vegetable soup, tomato bisque, vegan soups

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

VEGAN FOOS: black beans, basmati rice, 5 grain whole blend, ginger squash, gomen, pimento jalapeno corn, tikel gomen, bedelijan, ater kik alicha, misir wat, english peas with caramelized onions, local Hunan BBQ tofu, vegan lentils with kale, mujadara, roasted farro with white beans and garlic

VEGETARIAN: rosemary and garlic mashed potatoes, roasted yellow tomato and blue cheese pasta

MEAT: roasted cod with Manhattan clam chowder broth, 5 spice local roasted chicken, cajun pork loin, cider braised chicken

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

Saturday Hot Bar 1/28/12

MEATS: Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Ranchero Casserole, Cider-Braised Chicken, Salami Ziti, Trout w/ Lemon Asparagus Cream Sauce, Pork Loin, w/ Spicy Cajun Sauce, Green Curry Chicken, Roasted Corn & Poblano Chicken

VEGAN: Mixed Steamed Vegetables, Roasted Cauliflower w/ Tomatoes, Steamed Broccoli, Black Beans, Whole Five Grain Blend, Ancho Lime Pinto Beans, Yucatan Roasted Veggies, Toasted Farro w/ White Beans Kale & Roasted Garlic, Local Coconut Curry Tofu, Local Tofu Asian Stir Fry, Sausage Seitan w/ Peppers & Onions

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

VEGETARIAN: Chipotle & Cheddar Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Almodine

SOUPS: Chickpea Stew (vegan), Chicken “Noodle” Soup, Beer & Cheese Soup (vegetarian)

SALAD BAR PREPARED SELECTIONS: Grilled Marinated Chicken, Homestyle Tuna Salad, Homestyle Chicken Salad, Chickpea Salad (vegan), Yedinich Salata (vegan), Homestyle Dilled Potato Salad (vegan), Forbidden Rice Salad (vegan), Greek Wheatberry Salad (vegetarian), Artichoke Salad (vegan), Nappa Coleslaw (vegan), Citrus Cous Cous (vegan), Azifa Salad (vegan), Organic Mushrooms (vegan), Oven Fried Tofu (vegan)

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

Ellwood's Local Love Valentines Day Giveaway!

This Valentines Day, we’ve gotten together with some of our favorite local vendors from our Nourish Department to give you the chance to win a truly unique and locally-made prize bag, filled with all things local that we love.

To be eligible for the prize you must answer the following question and email your answer to lpinckney@ellwoodthompsons.com before Tuesday, February 7,2012. The question is: Where did the phrase “Virginia is for Lovers” come from?

A winner will be selected via a random drawing on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 and be announced via email and on our Facebook page.

This unique, local prize pack includes the following:

An iPod/iPhone pouch from The Revolution. Bath fizzles from BCakes, Valentines Soap from Richmond Soap Studio. An 8oz tin candle from Naked Soy, and some Frankenrose love refresher oil from House of Lukaya!

Infant Formula and USDA unapproved additives

The Cornucopia Institute, one of the nation’s leading organic industry watchdogs, condemned the position of the United States Department of Agriculture for its position allowing products containing unapproved synthetic additives to be labeled “organic” for an indefinite grace period.

The Cornucopia Institute had filed legal complaints against infant formula manufacturers and Dean Foods, manufacturer of Horizon dairy products, for adding unapproved additives: Martek Biosciences Corporation’s omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (DHA/ARA), derived chemically from fermented algae and fungus, to foods with the organic label.  These additives have been linked to serious gastrointestinal symptoms in infants according to reports submitted to the FDA’s MedWatch program.

A list of products that are using these synthetic additives has been issued.  Ellwood Thompson’s will not sell any products from this list while they contain these additives. Click here to read more about this issue.

Friday's Hot Bar 01/27/12

SOUPS: chickpea stew, brunswick stew, turkey chili

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

VEGAN FOODS: taco shells, wheat tortillas, vegan TVP, Spanish rice, refried beans, black beans, guacamole, pico del gallo, vegan cheese, green leaf lettuce, vegan sour cream, fajita veggies, ancho lime pinto beans, Yucatan veggies, steamed broccoli, gluten-free veggie lasagna, toasted farro with white beans and kale, tamarind rice, buffalo vegan bites

MEAT: shredded chicken, seasoned ground turkey, sarsaparilla braised pork, farm-raised blackened talapia, Jamaican jerk chicken, ranchero casserole, roasted corn and poblano polenta

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

Bell's Hopslam is Here

If this picture means anything to you, then a big smile should be on your face and your taste buds starting to tingle. It’s that time of year again, an even almost bigger than Christmas and the Daytona 500. The day that Bell’s Hopslam arrives in the store.

Once again, we have a very limited amount of this one of a kind ale. Bell’s starts off with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell’s Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell’s repertoire. Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style.

Come get it by request only.